We flew on the surface, bouncing up and down as we went, Coco tugged on me until she managed to pull me back from the side facing the guys trying to kill us. They were bullet holes all over me, and I was almost gushing blood. I was on the edge of passing out, but I knew I had to do something about the direction first, or God knows where we would end up. I reached into my pocket and grabbed my pen. Then I stabbed it into the ground behind me, tilting the door and changing our direction to the forest.
I smiled. I was starting to pass out from the loss of blood, the last thing I saw was the faint hit of a forest far in the distance. The makeshift transport flew right by the people trying to kill us, leaving only a few more bullets in me and outrunning them in no time. The next problem was we didn’t have any control or way of stopping the engines, so we would go straight forward until we hit something or ran out of power. I remained unconscious all the way to the forest, where we bounced from one tree to the next until Coco got the wires that were tying us to the door off. Then she pushed both of us off of it, she then managed to land on me safely somewhere in the forest.
I awoke a few hours later in pain, my body cold, and my mind drifting from place to place. With my Nannies undergoing upgrades, my body no longer healed instantly. Instead, it healed at the same rate you would expect someone who is over 2000 years old to heal. Which just so happens to be, not at all. I tried to get up, but I realized that the shots that I had taken to my back damaged my nerves to the point where the bottom half of my body was no longer working correctly. I moved my head from side to side to see where I was. I was a bit surprised by what I saw, but at the same time, I knew we had made it to safety into the forest.
I was someplace in a forest with trees high above my head, I checked to see where the piece of the transport we were riding was, but it was nowhere in sight. “Are you awake mister lazy, or are you actually hurt. Cause they told me you wouldn’t get hurt no matter what.” A voice said from above me, I looked up at her sitting on a branch behind my head leaning over to look down at me. I couldn’t help but be annoyed at 24 for sending me here. “Well little one, I can get hurt just like everyone else. I just don’t die.” I said slowly, trying my best to get my pain under control. “How long ago did we get here?” I asked her, moving my hands and fingers to see what I still had control of. “I don’t know, it was a while ago. Shouldn’t you know how long you were asleep, you’re bigger than me, you know.” She replied to me with an innocent smile, I pulled myself up on the tree and looked down at my legs and stomach to see if I was still bleeding.
“You’re ok now mister, I put leaves on the cuts to stop the bleeding. But we do have to move they will be finding this place in about an hour.” She said while I was checking the cuts on my body. Yet again surprising me by what she knew and confusing me even more. How was it she could know how long it would take them to find us, but not how long I was asleep.
I looked around at the huge leaves that were on the trees and then pulled one down that was just above my head. It was well over ten feet long and almost four feet wide. I rolled over onto it, laying on my stomach. “So, tell me how high up do you think we are right now?” I asked her, she just smiled then hopped onto the leaf pushing it off the branch we were on.
And off we went down the side of the tree and onto the forest floor. We slid on the floor for a few hundred feet before we stopped completely. I pulled myself up and looked around to see which way we should go next to hide. “We need to go that way, or they will find us.” Coco said, pointing to the right of us. I just smiled. “Well, little one, can you be a big girl and help me? My legs aren’t working very well at the moment.” I said to her, pulling myself up onto one of the trees that were close by. Then break off a branch so I can lean on to support my weight. She pushed up to me to help keep me standing up so I could walk, we headed through the thick forest like this.
Before long, there was no light at all left in the forest. “I think it’s time we stop here to rest, there is no light at all, and we don’t want to end up falling into a trap or being eaten by anything.” I said to her. Then I pulled myself up to a large piece of the ground that was lumped up like a rock, then I pushed myself into it to form an impression.
I looked around to get a feel for where we were, but I couldn’t get much of one, it all seemed so much alike. However, that might not be why I was having trouble, my body was now feeling as if it was on fire, everything burnt, and it hurt more than I thought possible. I tried to get my mind off the pain by watching her. She was looking around as if she knew something I didn’t, then she sat down across from me and just looked at me. After about twenty minutes of her, just staring at me, I had to say something. “I have a question for you little one.” I said to her, she just nodded her head to me not saying anything. “Who are you really? And why am I protecting you instead of your own people?” I asked, hoping she had an answer.
It was something I had been pondering since I first saw her. “I am the leader of my people. I’m a princess. That’s what they told me, and they said my people were the ones I’m being protected from cause I’m b..b..b.. betraying them, I don’t know what it means, but that’s what they said.” That explained some of what was going on, but I was still confused about what she was, and how she knew about what was going to happen the way she did. “Oh, my mommy said I was a special girl too, she said I had the power of the ages. But I don’t feel old, so I don’t think she was telling me the right thing.” Her answer shocked me completely to the core. I had heard of the power of the ages from my travels, but I had never seen anyone with it before, and I didn’t think there was anyone with it that was so young. “Why don’t you try and get some rest little one, no one will be coming after us when it’s this dark.” I said to her, thinking about what she had just said.