I stared at her, confused and the image became clear to me.
She’s definitely the one.
But…why’s she looking so different?? What happened to her hair that was so scattered and dirty? What happened to the shirt she was repeatedly putting on?
Why does she look like a city girl when she’s not?
“Welcome….Xa….Xavier” she stuttered my name, like she was finding it so difficult.
“Yeah….” I muttered, my eyes still fixed on her.
I could hardly believe it.
and what’s she doing with the drink?
“Um…you’re back from school, right?” She asked and started coming towards me and I scoffed.
*No.I’m back from the market* I jibed in my thoughts and almost blurted it out.
“I….actually thought of giving this to you” she said and stretched out the glass to me and for God knows how…..the f**king glass left her hand and broke on the floor.
“Hah!!” She gasped.
“I’m…..I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to….”
She dropped to a crouch immediately and tried packing up the liquid.
“You’re unbelievable” I shook my head and walked away, ignoring the glum look on her face.
Oh! Delaney; what have I done?
Seriously, I had no idea what was wrong with me. Why did the glass just slip from my hand, huh?
Hmph. All these strange earthly objects. Why would they use a glass in drinking liquids?
Xavier shook his head and walked away and it was obvious he was angry.
Oh my! I made him angry! I ruined the first plan.
I felt a sharp pain in my chest as I bent towards the glass. It actually hurt to know he was angry and ignored me.
Why wasn’t I careful, huh?
Just then, the door opened again and someone else walked in – someone familiar.
He stopped at the door and shot me a cranky stare.
“Are you…..Delaney?” He asked with a scoff and I just nodded.
“Woahhh! Are you kidding me?? You’re the alien?” He chuckled and came closer.
“Why’re you looking so different?”
I didn’t say a word but concentrated on picking the glass, but he squatted in front of me and held my hand.
“Hey, hey; stop that,okay? You might hurt yourself. Don’t worry, the maids will take care of it” he cooed and helped me from the floor.
“T…..Thank you” I said for no reason and he smiled.
“So….you’re going out? You look so different and dressed up” he said.
“No..it’s…it’s actually a plan”.
Hold on; I shouldn’t tell him about it, right? It should only be between the woman and I.
“What plan?” He asked and I itched my head.
“Uh…..its nothing” I stuttered and quickly turned around to leave.
“Hey”, he called back my attention and I looked at him.
“Could you….keep up with this look? Because…you look really pretty and matured now” he said and for no reason, I felt my cheeks become hot.
“T….Thank you” I replied and scuttled away.
I returned to the woman’s room and found her in front of the mirror.
“Geez! Delaney, you Scared the life outta me. Why didn’t you knock??” She asked in a frightened manner.
“I’m…I’m sorry” I just said to wave it aside cause I didn’t know what she was talking about.
“So…..how was it? Did it work out?” She asked with beaming eyes and I shook my head pathetically.
“I’m….I’m sorry, ma’am. I broke the glass” I said sadly and she gasped.
“Jesus, you spilled the drink??” She asked and I nodded affirmatively.
“Holy Mary” she mumbled and took a nearby seat.
“Why weren’t you careful, Delaney?” She asked, but I couldn’t give a reply and she rubbed her hand on her forehead.
“Don’t worry” she suddenly smiled.
“I have another plan”.
I was taking off my jacket when the door opened and Rio walked in.
“I was thinking you got stuck in traffic” I teased and he laughed.
“Seriously, dude. Did you see the alien – Delaney? Did you see her?” He asked as he sat on the bed and I rolled my eyes.
“Yep. What about her?” I asked sarcastically.
“Seriously??? Didn’t you see how crazily hurt she looked?? Mehn….she was damn beautiful and gorgeous!!”
“Hm. Beautiful and clumsy. She almost spilled her drink on me, dude” I scoffed.
“Whatever! She was damn se”xy man. I think I’m kinda having interest in her”.
With a strange force, I turned to look at him.
“What’re you saying??” I found myself asking almost in a shirk.
“Finding interest in her? For what reason?? Because she looked beautiful today?”
“Hey…..chill man. Why do you wanna eat me up? I don’t understand. Are you….”
“Whatever” I cut him off and walked into the bathroom for a shower.
I panicked a bit as I stood with mother and the guards in front of the border.
“Hera, are you sure about this? Don’t you think we should wait for the priestess to assign the guards?” Mother asked with that worried look on her face.
“Don’t worry, mother. I’ll be fine. This is my mistake and I need to fix it. Besides, there’s a high possibility of me not losing my powers when I get to earth. So, I need to do this” I answered her, hoping it’d work.
“But are you sure of it? Are you sure you’ll be safe? How….How will you cope? Who will you stay with?” She panicked
“Don’t worry about that. I’ll surely find a way”.
The light from the border had increased.
“It’s time, mother. I need to go now. I’ll find Delaney and the treasure and come home with it” I assured her.
“Okay dear. Hurry. We don’t have much time”.
We hugged each other one last time and after pecking my hair, I finally ran into the portal of light from the border, which would take me to earth.