“What? What’s going on?” I say.
“Um, this is, um, uh, my, um, security system, you might say. They’re not very good. I hired them to attack anyone on command, but now if I am with anybody, they come. I can’t control them and I don’t know how to stop them from killing you,” Icy said. I want to trust her, but I see a smile playing on the corners of her lips; one that she wants to hide.
“That’s fine. I know a way,” I say in a tone slightly colder than I intended.
‘I wish I could go to a different island. One in idea mode. And I wish I wouldn’t be found by this Icy Comet sitting beside me,” I think.
I disappear and reappear with all my belongings. Then I realize that I am alone. I quickly wish for my sisters and their stuff and we set off to explore. After a while, we stop and set up camp. The island looks deserted. I flip through my diary. The diary that I am currently writing in.
“What’s that?” Mighty asks. She has never noticed it before because she is mainly in her own little world.
“It’s my diary. I write every personal thing in here that I like, hate, or things I want to vent about,” I say very quietly.
“May I look at it?” she asks.
“Sure,” I say.
She opens it to the first page.
I am walking. Yes, just walking. No special reason. Why am I writing in this diary? I don’t know. I guess I just feel it.
Then she flips to the end. There is something I had never noticed. It’s a little envelope. She opens it and takes out pages that matches the ones in the diary.
If you are reading this, that means I am gone. I have gone to do what I want and I hope I am in a wonderful place. Don’t worry about me. I am happy. I know what I want and I am doing what I want. I hope you can cope. I feel terrible for leaving you alone, but by now, you are probably old enough to take care of yourself. I want you to know that we will see each other again, and I am counting down the days until that day comes. I hope you are happy, and I love you very, very much.
~ Big Hero
“This was Mom’s journal?” Red Rock asks and I jump.
“Um, I guess it is. I found it hidden in our room. I guess she did used to tell us that she slept in that room before you and I were born,” I say.
We hear a rustling in the bushes and it’s Red’s turn to jump.
“What was that?!?!?” Mighty squeals and dives into the tent.
“Go inside, Red. I’ll check it out,” I say, pushing my sisters to safety. Or as close to safety as they can get. I slowly creep toward the bushes. I peek inside and see……