Fate or Hope Chapter 3
I'm sorry it's a bit short. xD I did edit it a lot from what it originally was since I wanted to try going into more detail. I hope you like it.
Link to chapter 1: Chapter 1
Link to chapter 2: Chapter 2
Fate or Hope
The masked man disappeared ,and she somehow managed to crawl into the hospital. She was so confused by that man. What was he after? Why did he think she would try to stop him? As long as it didn't involve her he could do whatever he wanted.
“Mavi. Your ankle isn't broken, so you don't need a cast. However, we think you should use a wheelchair for a bit,” the nurse said calmly.
“Why do I need a wheelchair if it's not broken? What about crutches?” she asked.
“You need the wheelchair because if your ankle gets worse then it could end up breaking. And with your arm that badly burned I don't think using crutches would help,” the nurse explained. “We did find cream that you could use on your arm too. We recommend you use it until it disappears.”
That was one of the days she absolutely hated. Why did she have to use a wheelchair? She didn't have to go to school, so it's not like she needed it for transportation. Her life was already cursed to be awful, so what was the point of going to school anyway? A life she didn't deserve. The world was a cruel thing. 'I miss you, Kenji.' The world seemed more alive when he was around. It seemed like nothing bad happened in the world. It seemed like everything was actually alive and peaceful, and then he died. After his death it seemed like everything died. She couldn't see any life anywhere. She only saw shells of those who once lived. She wanted to get rid of that feeling, but it wouldn't go away. That's how she made her promise.
“We got your wheelchair ready. Can you get home on your own?” the nurse asked.
She only nodded as she slowly hopped over into the wheelchair. Using one leg was difficult. She almost fell a million times, and she did end up falling twice. Crawling to the wheelchair was probably easier than hopping when she thought about it.
She slowly started to wheel out of the room. It was hard for her to use her hand because of the burn. It felt like it would just break off if she used it. She attempted using one hand, but she wasn't getting anywhere with one hand. She had to force herself to use the burned hand, and had to tell herself to ignore the cry of pain from her hand.
Whenever she finally managed to get out of the hospital the first thing she saw was the masked man. What did he want that time? He had no reason to be there.
“Did you consider what I told you? I don't want you to get hurt,” he said. “You're too beautiful to get involved. That straight blonde hair of yours that barely reaches your waist, those blank green eyes, and that white dress with the pink bow. All those color blend perfectly with each other in harmony. There's no way someone like you would want to get involved.”
What a creeper. Who examines people like that!? It made her feel like he was looking through her instead of at her. Who knew what went through that mind of his. “As long as it doesn't involve me then I won't be involved,” she answered.
“Good answer. Then you wouldn't get involved after I destroy the government building. Bye,” he said as he disappeared.
He was planning on attacking the government building!? She couldn't let that happen! How did he disappear like that anyway? Was he already at the government building? No, that wasn't possible. It was about a thirty minute walk from the hospital. She had to get to the government building, but it would take longer because of the wheelchair! She wouldn't make it in time if she used the wheelchair. She really needed Kenji's advice. He always knew what to say when she was in trouble. She still remembered the starry night when she felt so useless. He cheered her up back then.
“Kenji! I tried everything, but he still left!” she cried.
He wrapped his arms around her, and started to pat her back. “It's okay, Mavi. We're not grown up yet, so we can't do everything,” he said softly as he looked at the sky. “There's a legend out there though. One that I believe in so strongly that I think it might be real.”
She stared at him as he looked at the sky. She never paid attention to any legends or any of that stuff. She didn't find it interesting, but Kenji loved it. He loved telling her legends, which some of them she actually enjoyed.
“The legend states how everyone was born with a natural power. The natural power was different for everyone, sometimes it was the same, and other times there could be more than one. I'm not exactly sure what the natural power part means, but it doesn't have to be anything fancy. It could be a power like being able to convince someone out of anything. Wouldn't it be nice if it were real, Mavi?”
If only that legend were true. She could have used a natural power, especially a convincing one. If she could convince someone out of anything she would convince the masked man not to destroy the government building. Her Mom was in that building, she couldn't just leave him alone. If the government building got destroyed, then her Mom would be... “I can't lose her too. I don't see her often, but I can't lose her!” she cried. She had to save her. She had to get to the building. 'I'll get there. I will force myself to walk if I have to. That legend has to be real. That man disappeared right in front of me. If that's not a natural power then I don't know what it was!'
She closed her eyes, just like how she did when Menji was taking her away. That pillar of flame had to be a sign. A sign of a natural power. She didn't know how it appeared, but she had to try something! 'Wait for me, Mom. I'm coming to save you now!'
When she opened her eyes she was no longer in the wheelchair, which was weird because she didn't feel movement at all. She was in the sky above the hospital. How was she in the sky!? She was only trying to think of the quickest way to the government building! Wasn't teleporting the quickest way? 'Do I not have teleporting as a natural power? Is flying the quickest way?' The breeze did feel nice in her hair; it was warm, not cold. She wished she could enjoy it forever, but she had to get to the government building.
She started heading toward the government building as fast as possible. That was when she started having trouble. The wind stung against her skin, especially where it was burned and injured at. She actually ended up slowing down, since she could not handle the pain that the wind gave. Even though she was in a hurry she couldn't force herself to endure the pain. She had to make it to the government building before it was too late. She couldn't afford to slow down, but she couldn't afford to go faster. Then she saw the masked man in the sky.
“I thought you wouldn't get involved,” he said.
“I had to get involved,” she replied. “My Mom is in there!”
He looked at her, and then looked away. “Sacrifices are essential, especially in this case. You're too late.”