You were supposed to be back home by 2:00 pm. It is now 3:00. This is unacceptable. I don't care that you followed a butterfly into the forest. What if something happened to you. I don’t care if nothing bad can happen here. Look honey, I’m sorry. I was just worried about you.
Hey mom... I was just in the forest. I saw a pretty pink butterfly and you know me, I chased it into the forest until I caught it.
No mom, I’m sorry. I understand that you are always just looking out for me.
Somebody Grabs Me
Shush. Just watch
Kano is the one in charge. He controls the whole kingdom in a sense. He is the most powerful and everyone always listens to him no matter what even if it might be wrong. Kano has the power of everything.
My mom was so mad. I tried to come up with some kind of excuse for where I was, smiling nervously, hoping she would believe me. She bought it but was really upset with me. I hugged my mom goodbye. I watched her leave and then ran back into the forest to find Hunter.
That’s not important.
Okay well I’m going back home. I don’t know if you want to stay or go back home, but please be back before sundown at 6:00 for dinner.
How did you get into Rivertown Heights if you don’t have any powers?
Actually it is. How do I know that you aren’t here to kill me. How do I know that all the things you said are actually true?
Okay mom, I love you.
I reached the cave but I didn't see Hunter anywhere. "Hunter"! I yelled. He didn't answer. I got scared that something happened to him. I yelled again but there was no answer. All of a sudden someone put their hand over my mouth. They pulled me behind a big rock and laid me down. It was Hunter! I was so confused until I peaked up.
I followed you. I know you must be mad out of your mind, but I just felt like I had to.
I honestly wasn’t mad at him. Who knew if he wasn’t here to help me, what could have happened to me.
I saw someone there. They were wearing all black but had brown hair. They had a bag. They knew about the cave. The person turned around. It was Kanos! I was so confused. How did he know about this place? He went inside. It's been 30 minutes and nothing happened until Kanos came out of the cave. He didn’t use his powers but instead he ran away making sure no one was following him. We waited there for 10 minutes to fully make sure that he was gone.
'It All Makes Sense'
I think I know why Kanos was in the cave. I once read my dad's journal and it said ‘Somewhere hidden in the forest, there is a way out’. Summer, it’s the cave! There must be something in the cave that can get you out of here. Kanos probably knows about it and is trying to keep it a secret from everyone not wanting them to leave. He wants you all here. I bet he is planning something big and bad.
My full name is Hunter Cavinov. I am 19-years-old and am a “normal” one. I come from SpringFields. I am an only child. I got in here by hacking the system. I somehow made the systems believe that I had powers and they let me in. I followed all the steps my dad told me. No one was ever notified because I was never on the list of newcomers. I was never expected here. I know it’s all weird and all, but you are in great danger. The mom you know is not your mom-.
When he left, we got up and stretched. The cave looked even more spookier and weirder than it did before. I wanted to go in to the cave so bad, but I didn't fully trust this guy. He still gave me the creeps. I wasn't going to do anything until he answered my question. When he was telling me what was going, I didn't want to believe it. I got up and just started to run. I ran and ran. Deeper and deeper into the forest crying. All of a sudden, I tripped on a large stick.
Summer please just believe me.
You're lying. Stop putting this nonsense into my head. MY MOM IS MY MOM. I don't know where you are coming at me with all these words.
Well I don’t. I don't know you Hunter and never will. People are right. The “normal ones” are mad and just want to kill us.
I woke up dazed and confused. I cut myself when I fell. I was surrounded in a flower bed. I stood up and looked around. I had no idea where I was. The sun was still out. “Thank god”. That meant it has not been sundown yet. Suddenly I heard walking. My heart began to race. I grabbed a sharp stick on the ground. I yelled “Who’s there!”. No reply. That’s when from the corner of my eye I saw Hunter! I threw the stick down.
Look I know it’s a lot, but that's why I’m here. I’m here to save you. Just please listen to me.
I’m not mad at you. I just want to know the truth and process this all. I want to know what this all means.
Hunter? How did you find me?
Hunter and I talked. What he was saying was starting to make sense. It all made sense. It all did. We are never allowed to leave and no one knows why. What if I am actually in danger. The sky was getting dark. The sun was about to set. I said my goodbyes to Hunter and ran home.
I have to go. I have to be home by sundown. Please be safe Hunter. I’ll meet you at the cave tomorrow at 1:00 pm. See ya there.