“A land creature?” I ask an amused tone obvious in my voice, even though my face remained pretty neutral. I tilt my head to one side as I look at him, he appeared uneasy, but I wasn’t the type of person who knew how to offer a great deal of comfort to well, anyone…it just wasn’t my way, especially not with so many people around.I nod and glance around for a moment, my brow furrowing as I peer up at the buildings and the sky, was this really it? We’d come all this way for…this? “Grey is definitely one word for it.” I agree.
The bang hadn’t exactly unnerved me, just made me feel a little uncertain, a little…
Listening I move over closer to Brady when she calls us over, folding my arms I raise my eyebrow when Jace divides us in to groups, so I was being left behind? Why didn’t that shock me in the slightest? I knew I shouldn’t be offended, but well if I was honest I was offended, more so than I probably should be. Casting a sideways glance at Aiden when I hear his comment I shake my head “Preferable?” I say biting my tongue to stop myself commenting further, although I had a feeling Aiden had spent enough time around me to know I wasn’t exactly thrilled that we’d been left behind with the ‘children’ I wanted adventure, not babysitting duties.
Watching as everyone starts to move behind Jace I glance at Bray and Lily when they speak, rolling my eyes before I can stop myself when I hear Bray refer to Brady as fearless. Shaking my head I return my attention to Aiden “Lets go shall we, before I say the wrong thing.” I say quietly so only he will hear, starting to walk without another word I don’t even bother looking back to make sure they’re all with me.
I glance at Kaya when I hear her comment “Well of course, that’s if they’re even still running.” I point out, we’d all been told how quickly the evacuation from the city had happened, my dad was smart and I knew not many people would be able to figure out his system if it had been disabled already when our parents had all left the city. I did understand the logic behind me joining Jace and the others though, it was better I was here just in case.
Walking I watch as Kaya picks up a piece of wood, I really wasn’t sure I liked this at all. Sure we’d all been ‘taught’ to defend ourselves just in case, but that didn’t mean I wanted to, didn’t mean I liked being out here like this, still I knew that the sooner we found the Mall and got to safety, the sooner I’d be able to just hide away if I chose to do so. Looking around I shake my head “I guess for our parents though, this was home. It was all they knew before they were forced away from it.” I point out as I walk, I wasn’t impressed by any of it, but there would be things to see, the things my dad had done here. I knew it was something I at least wanted to witness with my own eyes before we went home.
Listening to Jace I peer around as we all walk, it looked quiet, too quiet…like a ghost town, but that couldn’t be the case, could it? Maybe he was correct and people were hiding, watching us from the shadows.