“Allie? Are you okay up there?” My loving mother questioned.
“Uh-Oh yeah, I’m alright.”
“Are you sure you don’t want to talk about what happened today?” That was my father.
“Well... yes. I’d like to keep it to myself if you don’t mind.” I replied courteously. I said a quick good-bye to my adoptive parents and then sat on my bed for a few minutes. Yesterday had been so.... weird.
When I had said goodbye to Ember after school yesterday, she had looked perfectly normal and happy. But when Phoenix had found out that Ember had collapsed on the floor for some reason and we had rushed to the hospital to meet her, her face had been so pale and sickly looking. Just thinking about it made me shiver.
The weird thing was, Ember had refused to tell anyone what had happened. At first, we had just assumed that it was because she was so light headed. By the time she went home, however, she had been almost in her right mind and looking much healthier. It was too... mysterious to think about.
I sighed once more and then sat up to do my math homework. Today was a free Saturday, so I had planned on finishing up most of my homework and then writing one of my many stories or reading a book the rest of the day. Ember was supposed to be recovering, and it felt too weird to just hang out with Phoenix after all that had happened.
Speaking of Phoenix, another mystery was why she was so hungry looking and refused to tell any grown-ups about the fact that she was an orphan. Instead of signing this time, however, I stood up and trotted over to my chrome book and opened it. As I was about to start my math assignment, something greenish yellowish in the corner of the screen caught my eye.
“What in the world...” I breathed slowly. All at once, I heard a rustling sound behind mem and turned around to see a giant tree-like thing climbing out of the walls. I started to scream, but something-I’m not sure what- stopped me. It seemed as if a soothing voice was calling out to me... beckoning me. It wanted me to touch the vine. Without any hesitation, I obeyed.