I walked into the large body filled cafeteria, my skin crawling just
with the sound of all the ridiculous banter of teenage angst and prom.
I pulled my hood over my head and walked to my small corner of
bliss, my brunette hair forming a sort of barrier around my face. The
light above my table was dim and I preferred it just that way. Being
invisible was something I was fabulous at and I scooted into the seat
closest to the wall my back leaning up against it, fiddling with the
flames licking at my fingertips. That how I calmed myself. Grasping
the oxygen from the air and letting it settle into my toxic veins of just
the right oils to create a spark that shot through my fingertips
creating the most beautiful illumination.
I am an element handler.
It sounds a lot fancier then it actually is. I control Wind. Fire. Water.
and Earth. I am able to, with a stable mind, lift thousands of pounds
of pure rock without the slightest touch. I am able to create ice with a
simple breath, and my body temperature is 345 degrees due to the
pure oil running through my veins. I am one of the very few in Hollow
Hill that are very different from the rest. And as different as this place
is, sitting right in the middle of the sunny state of Florida, I am still
considered a freak in a town of freaks. Very few are like me. Different
in ways beyond your wildest dreams. People with mutations to
themselves by no choice of their own. Some can read thoughts. My
best friend can manipulate emotions. Others can enter dreams, or
disappear completely. Most of our "mutations" as the locals would
like to call it, are mind bred. They've given us explanations. They say
that these advances in our bodies have to do with chemical properties
from our parents; a slight change in our DNA has altered our abilities
to look at people or control a force.
I believe we're all just different.
They say the change is more prominent in males and that the 'power'
we have is by no choice of our own. Some of us feel we're better than
others. Most of us just want to be normal. I just want everyone to go
away so I can have some peace. I want to be like everyone else. I don't
want to have to be cut off in my own neighborhood. A gate
surrounding all our mutant houses so no one else gets 'contaminated'
by as the Jehovah witnesses call it, bad blood. I don't want to go to
this stupid school and have people stare, or whisper, or call me a
freak. I'm still a person. I have feelings just like everyone else. And
One day Hollow Hill will be the mutant territory. One day we'll all get
so sick of it we'll rise up against these pitiful humans and take back
what was ours thousands of years ago. I don't believe in fighting
unless I have too. But I fight for what's mine.
I scanned the cafeteria quickly seeing the familiar flicker of the dim
cafeteria light in the back and the flicker of a flame as I practically ran
to my spot across from one of the few other people who truly
Tayler was thinking about the rebellion again.
Her emotion ran through me as I felt the anger and tension build into
her gut as it did with mine.
I sought a cool emotion, of ocean breezes.
The wind on my face.
The picture of a humans head with a long wooden stake through it.
As I transferred the feeling of bliss to my friend.
I am a welling.
At least that's what the elders call my kind. I can control human and
mutant emotions. If I think it, it will be transferred through the
process of 'thought transplant' and your happy mood can suddenly
turn into a very dark depressing abyss of hatred and nightmare. I
screw with an emotion of a human and am able to make them
contemplate suicide. It's harder on a mutant. Our minds are much
more advanced. But it is possible. Tayler gives me free rain on her
emotions at times. To keep her anger in check and stop her from
starting a rebellion alone. The things she thinks of though are pure
bliss to me. An emotionally unstable best friend like her is someone to
contemplate mass murder with. To strike up and emotionally destroy
every human that dares look at me. I am a person of fine grace. My
family is wealthy due to play of emotions my mother has on others.
Even though I'm the only mutant in my family. She prefers seduction
of man in their late 90's to die quickly with no problem of an actual
marriage. Or even meaningless sex.
However I am a person all my own none the less. I still have feelings
though not as much as most.
I plan on ruling as an all-high king of this pitiful excuse for a town
one day. It takes time to plan an uprising though.
However my patience is a virtue.
It will pay off.
And I will get my day.
"We need to keep these.... FREAKS from hurting us, and containing
them in this area will cut them off"
The mayor stood up in the large auditorium behind the wood podium
as the rest of the crowd chanted in agreement.
A girl with long hair and glasses dressed in her best stood up in
"THIS IS NOT THE ANSWER!" she yelled.
The crowd calmed down as she spoke.
"Theses mutants are still people, and they will rebel."
"Then we'll destroy them. Each and everyone. Burn the area to the
ground. We won't give them the chance to rebel!" replied the Mayor.
"You think that's going to stop them?! If you start to contain and fight
them for no reason, they can and WILL fight back."
"We won't give them that chance"
"And what are you going to do to stop them?! They out number us in
strength and power a thousand to one, and they know that. Don't give
them a chance or a reason to use that against us. Treat them like what
they are. People. With emotions, and values, and thoughts. People
like them can help make a difference in Hollow Hill."
The Mayor stopped and walked off the stage, up to the girl as she
stood her ground, short, but tall with pride.
"What is your name?"
"Ms. Castover. These. Monsters have overrun our schools, our
neighborhoods, mothers can't let their children play in the front yard,
in fear that they'll get hurt from these mutants reckless behavior. You
call those emotions? Values? You think that they want anything to do
with Hollow Hill? Besides the chance to destroy it? And make it their
"If you think that's true, then why would you give them more of a
reason. Mr. Mayor"
"That can't if they're not alive"
"You are sentencing this whole town to death"
"I'm saving this town"
"Your narrow minded ideas are going to start a rebellion. Mothers
won't have to worry about their kids, if they're both dead."
Julianna grabbed her things off the table and stormed out, she turned
quickly at the door.
"If this was your mother, you sister, your brother, you daughter, you
aunt or uncle. Would you want this kind of injustice done to them?
Would you want them to be slaughtered because someone is afraid of
She looked out at the crowd as people's thought patterns started to
"Your "mayor's" plan has sentenced each and every one of you to
death. If you fight these people they WILL fight back. Is that what you
want your children to go through? A war between mutants and
humans that could last centuries because one man has decided that
he has to do something with his place of power, or for the risk of
being pushed out of office. Because he has nothing better to do?
Ladies and gentlemen. You grandparents were forced into it. Don't let
this man, force history to repeat itself."
And with that she was gone.
She walked out of the building, and into the night.
Back to her small home in the contained area of Hollow Hill were her
kind had been forced.
Back to the mutant side of the town.
"What the hell do you mean they're going to burn us to the ground?!"
my brother stood up suddenly as Julianna explained the town
meeting that had occurred the night before. We sat in the tunnels
underneath our portion of Hollow Hill. The tunnels underneath were
a very large secret of ours. No human knew about them. Nor had one
ever stepped into to one. They held the only communication we had
with other mutants outside our own town and the infirmary and
technology kept us all healthy, sane, and safe.
"Mayor Washwell proposed this whole idea of cutting off
communication then killing us all at once."
"He's going to murder us?!" cried out Louis in the back.
"In a sense" she replied.
"Then that's it. We HAVE to fight back." he stood up.
"Fighting isn't going to help the situation at the moment" said Jordan
finally chiming in. She walked over to the group.
"Even thinking about it is going to give them hell of a more reason to
go through with the plan. As of now we know nothing is for certain.
We leave it the way it is. Don't stir the pot if no one has turned on the
"She's right" I replied.
"If we attack now, they'll find out about everything. Including the
tunnels. Julianna said that it wasn't certain and from the way she
talked about us after it seemed like there were more on her side than
Louis's face got red. He was upset.
"You're telling me that you want me and my troops to sit and wait
while they plan some elaborate plan to get rid of us?!"
"LOU THE CHAIR!" yelled Toni. We looked down at the fully metal
chair that had been bended and frayed at all angles underneath
Louis's hands of anger.
"I'm saying to not jump ahead. Wait for the next meeting. See if they
go forward with this plan. And go easy on the chairs. That's the
seventh one this week Lou."
I walked out of the room, holding in every inch of anger I had built up
inside me from the moment Julianna had started to tell us about the
plan. We're still people.
We still have feelings.
They were conspiring to start a genocide.
And they called us monsters.(
"Julianna is taking a trip to the Mayor's office today to try and reason
with him one more time." said Liam.
Louis, Liam, Toni, and I sat in our round table as the final late bell for
Liam was playing with Toni's fingers intertwined with his.
I feel like it should be awkward for me that my best friend and
brother were together, but somehow when Toni had moved into
Hollow Hill it seemed fitting that they ended up together, with the
fact that at the beginning they were at each others throats.
"Did you hear about the New kid transferring here?" asked Louis
suddenly fully involved in the conversation.
Toni looked up.
"Lou. Are you. Gossiping?!" I giggled.
He slapped the back of my head I looked up at my other brother and
smiled as I stuck my tongue out at him.
"But seriously, I heard he was a mutant. Like the rest of us."
I felt Toni look around uncomfortably and crooked my head.
"Toni is something wrong?"
He shook his head but no words came out of his mouth.
I shrugged and listened to the rest of the conversation drifting in and
out of the conversation, wondering about the new boy.
"Why does everyone need to know that I'm a mutant? Why can't i just
be Harry?" I asked the principal. The golden plaque on his desk read
out "BRANDON WRIGHT" and I shifted in my seat.
"It's not my law Mr. Styles. Personally I see all my students as equals,
and if it was my choice I wouldn't care one bit, but unfortunately our
lunatic of a Mayor requires all students with enhanced powers to
"SO I have to stand up in front of a class of people I don't know and
have them all hate me without even getting to know me?"
"Ill walk with you if you'd like. I really am sorry about this."
"No. It's fine. Thank you."
My stomach lurched as I got up and Mr. Wright handed me my
schedule for the semester.
Mrs. Hazen was my 1st period and I took the first steps to the walk of
shame alone because everyone was already in class.
I searched and quickly found room 408, standing at the door for a
minute staring at the knob and debating whether or not I should just
walk back to my car and drive home.
My sister would kill me if I did.
I sighed and opened the door as the teacher stopped talking for only a
minute then continued as I walked up and handed her my 'mutant
The class was small. 12 kids at the most.
"Ah. Harry. I was expecting you" smiled Mrs. Hazen.
"Everyone this is Harry Styles. This is the new mutant like the rest of
you. Make him feel welcome" she smiled.
I shot a look at her.
She smiled warmly.
"I don't ever force one of my students to have to share something like
that by themselves. Besides you're lucky this is your first class of all
"So what's your power Styles?” shouts someone in the back of the
"I'm an element handler" I stuttered.
"Ha. You and my sister should get along fine!" he laughed.
He nodded over to a girl-sitting diagonal from him and my voice
caught in my throat.
Her green eyes pierced me as she looked me up and down with little
expression on her face. Even with the look of disgust on her face, she
was beautiful. She looked like her older brother. Skin a light tan with
dark brown hair that framed her face in all the right ways.
"Hey. Take a picture. It'll last longer."
said another boy blocking view of the girl.
"Oh come off it Liam. He's not gonna do anything to her. Are ya
Harry? Just gawking." he smirked.
"Alright that's enough." smiled Mrs. Hazen.
I sat in the only empty seat in the room in front of the boy who had
defended me. Or whatever it was he had done.
"I'm Louis by the way" he whispered from behind as Mrs. Hazen
started her lesson.
"That's Liam my brother. And that girl you were staring at. That's
Tayler. That's my sister"
"And that guy sitting next to Liam, That's his boyfriend Toni."
I looked up.
Why was that name so familiar?
And then it hit me.
That was Anthony.
Toni looked over and me. He seemed uncomfortable.
"We've met,” I whispered.
"Oh good." smiled Louis, obviously unaware of the fact that it wasn't
something I was happy about.
"Lou shut up, I'm trying to listen" whispered Liam.
Louis stuck his tongue out and leaned back.
I sat back and looked around.
There was a girl with cat ears. And a tail.
A boy sticking his tongue out. Like a dog.
Another boy with eyes as red as fire.
And they were all sitting there like it was nothing.
Other then that everyone else seemed normal.
I looked back at Tayler.
I had never met another element handler before.
I looked at Toni.
I never thought I would see him again.
"You have a lot of nerve showing your face here" I clenched my fists
looking up at Harry.
"A hell of a lot"
"I know you're upset with m-"
"Upset? You humiliated me. You ran me out of town. You abused me.
You made me feel like a piece of trash, because of the person that I
was. You called me a monster. When YOU were the one degrading
me. Upset. Doesn't even begin to cover it."
"I didn't know who I was back then"
My anger boiled over.
"AND YOU THINK THAT BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT
YOU WERE THAT I'M SUPPOSED TO FORGIVE YOU?! YOU
THINK THAT I KNEW WHO I WAS?! YOU THINK IT WAS ANY
EASIER FOR ME?!"
I looked down at the ground.
Now that I look back. I'm not sure what I was looking for. Maybe the
answer. Maybe something to strangle him with. Maybe my piece of
mind. I've never been one to loose my temper. Seeing as what I am
you'd think I'd be able to control my emotions.
"Toni. I know what I did was wrong. That it's my fault you left. And I
regret every second of i-"
"You know what makes it worse?" I stuttered.
"You're my older brother."
I choked on my own feelings.
"You were my best friend. And you turned against me. Just like the
rest of them in MoonCrest did. Out of everyone. YOU. My own
brother. You looked at me like you didn't even know who I was."
"Now it's my turn to turn my back on you. As far as I'm concerned you
mean nothing to me. You are pathetic and meaningless. And you can
go were you belong. In the back of mind with the rest of the pathetic
pitiful memories of MoonCrest I have."
I turned and walked out. With nothing else to say. Because there was
nothing left to say. I wasn't going to let him come back and act as if
nothing had happened.
Not this time.
"Mayor Washwell will see you now"
Julianna stood up and ran her hands over her suit, sighing and
walking to the door.
"Ah, Ms. Castover. It's nice to see you again. Come to sign the
"I wouldn't sign that, if you paid me"
"I just might"
"Ms. Castover. Your 'peace treaty' is mucking up my plans to go
forward with this procedure. And I am willing to pay you to get you to
sign this and let the press know you're on my side."
"I'm not 'on your side' and I never will be. You in my opinion are a
pathetic excuse for a mayor, and I plan on doing everything in my
power to make it so you're run completely out of Office."
Mayor Washwell stood up.
"No matter. Your opinion means nothing to me and my people."
"Obviously it does or I wouldn't be here. Now would I?"
He looked away and sighed.
"Mr. Washwell. You don't understand what you're doing these are
"Normal?! You call freaks of nature normal?!"
"They still have emotions. They're peo-"
"THEY ARE A LAB EXPERIMENT GONE WRONG! WHAT MAKES
YOU SAY THEY WON'T GO AFTER THE WHOLE TOWN?!"
"THEN WHY ARE YOU GIVING THEM A REASON TO?!"
I looked around at the small apartment. It was exactly as you would
imagine. Dingy. Black. Lifeless. All of the happiness had been ripped
out of this room. I sighed and put down my bags.
"Mum? Where are you?"
"I'm in the kitchen love"
I stepped into the kitchen, just as lifeless as the living room was.
"Well. It's not perfect. But once we clean up all the dust, and make it a
little homier, I should feel just like our home in MoonCrest."
I looked down at the ground and kicked at a dust bunny, holding back
My mom looked at me and walked over pulling me into a hug.
"I know it's not home love. But you'll make new friends."
I wrapped my arms around her waist glad to have her. I kept thinking
about Anthony. Should I tell her? Should I tell my mother that the
son that I pushed away is here?
"Mum?" I whispered. My voice cracking and looking up at her.
I looked around then back at her face.
"I have to tell you something."
"What is it boo? Did something happen in school?"
I sighed and put my head back on her chest.
"I just love you that's all"
"You've got to be joking. You and him look nothing alike?!"
"He's my half brother, we have different fathers. "
I looked at my best friends face. Trying to comprehend what he was
telling me. "This is the Harry you've been cursing about. The one that
ran you out of town because you were a gay mutant? So I have to kill
"Tayler. MURDER IS NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER!" he laughed.
I looked at him and smiled.
"So what are you going to do?" I asked the smile fading from my face.
"I don't know. I mean. He's in town. He's here. I can't avoid this
"If Harry's here. Do you think? Maybe. Your mum is here?"
He looked up at me that small amount of hope filling his eyes.
"Maybe. She still loves me"
"Toni don't day that you're her son she alwa-"
"Harry told me that she hated me. That when she knew what I was
she didn't agree with it. And she wanted me out. He lied about so
much. Maybe he lied about that too."
I saw my brother sitting on the couch across from my other brother
Louis. He was looking through the paper and Louis was surfing
through the channels. I sat in between them looking at them and
Louis looked down at me smiling.
"What's wrong lovebug?"
"I love you guys"
Liam looked down from his paper and smiled.
"We love you too"
I sighed as I tried not to think about loosing both of them from the
plan that the mayor had put into action. Julianna had come to the
tunnels earlier and explained to us what happened at his office and I
had walked out again. I couldn't listen to it. Tears threatened my eyes
and I walked out to my bedroom letting the tears fall as I walked
I closed my door and laid down putting my blanket over my head and
trying to make my voice lighter so my brother's didn't hear me.
I quickly sat up and wiped my eyes.
"tell us what's wrong darling" smiled Louis sitting on the bed. I
looked down and tried to hold in my tears long enough to explain my
"I don't want to loose you guys."
" Love why do you ever think you would loose us?” replied Liam
sitting on my other side.
"This plan from the Mayor." I looked up at them.
" They took mum and dad from us. I don't want them to take you guys
too." The knot in my stomach came back and I bit my lip and wiped at
"Tayler. We will never. Ever. Leave you. You are stuck with us until
you die." smiled Louis. I smiled back putting my head on Liam's
shoulder as Louis put his head on mine.
"Come on, let's go watch The Grinch who Stole Christmas" smiled
Liam getting up and throwing me on his back.
I smiled feeling like I did back when I was 8 and my dad used to do
the same thing to all of us.
I didn't know what was going to happen. I didn't know if I was going
to loose anything or anyone else that I loved. I didn't know what was
going to happen with Toni and Harry. I didn't know if we were going
to be alive tomorrow. All I knew at that moment was that the little
family I had was next to me, tickling my feet and making me feel like
a little girl. And as Liam sat back down, and Lou and him cuddled up
close to me, I knew even just for now.
I was gonna be okay.
I walked through the alley with Jordan at my side. It was 12 at night
and chills ran down my spine as we walked in silence.
"Looks like we got some late night lovers walking around" the voice of
a man mocked behind us turning us around. I rolled my eyes.
"Get a life" I stuffed turning back around. I felt a hand on my
shoulder and pain ripped through my side as I was slammed up
against the wall.
"What did you say to me pretty boy?!"
I gritted my teeth then smiled.
"It's good to know you find me attractive but you're not really my
type" I smirked.
I heard Jordan gasp as one of the thugs friends grabbed a hold of her.
"LET ME GO!” she yelled in protest.
My anger started to build as I started to picture death in my own
mind. Sending the thoughts to my captor and his friends. He didn't
budge though. Pushing me tighter against the wall as I felt Jordan's
fear well inside her stomach. I saw a quick flicker of light come from
Jordan's hands as the man who had a hold of her quickly fell to the
"THEY'RE MUTANTS!" yelled a voice.
The man who had a hold of me quickly turned and I finally got a good
look at his face. It was Johnny Demico the quarterback for our
football team at our school. I heard a quick click and I knew he had a
knife as I felt the cold metal press up against my neck.
"I got me a kill" he stated in his slurrish redneck twang. The smell of
alcohol on his breathe.
I tried to wiggle my way free from his grip and fear washed over me as
I realized he Could very well kill me right there. I yelled trying to find
help as someone else grabbed a hold of Jordan and Johnny's grip got
tighter on my neck. Rage and terror washed over me as my first
defense kicked in. Adrenaline ran through to my fingertips and I
started to feel a force in my body straight down to my toes that I had
never felt before. I lifted my hands to Johnny's arms with nothing in
my head but the vision of him on the ground writhing in pain.
And then it happened. He released his grip on me and screamed in
agonizing pain dropping down to the cold hard cement. By now the
other boys had left. I wave of drowsiness flew over me and I slid to the
ground trying to catch my breathe.
What just happened?
What had I just done?
Why was I so tired?
Was Johnny dead?
I heard Jordan rush to my side.
"How the hell did you do that?!"
"He's developing" I sat in the bed in the infirmary sitting up right
with wires pointing out at all directions on me.
Zayn looked up at the screen as my file filled up the first half.
"You have in all purposes taken emotion and turned it into a physical
state of matter. Causing your attacker great deals of pain with a single
touch." stated Zayn looking at my hands.
Tayler, Jordan, Louis, Julianna, and Liam all stood around me after
Jordan had explained what had happened and brought me here.
"But how did I do it? And what about Johnny did I kill him? Is this
"Very" replied Zayn.
"It seems when your emotions get to a certain level of height you are
able to push the emotion through your body creating a force that
becomes a protective sort of shield for you. It seems to be your body's
defense when it feels it's in real danger."
"Why did the just now show up though? I've been put in situations
like that before?"
"Your powers were never developed the last time something similar to
this happened to you. You've never been put into any real danger
while you've been in Hollow Hill. So the power had no use to show
Julianna quickly chimed in.
"As for Johnny” she stated.
"He'll be fine. This isn't good news for us though. The press and
Washwell are going to have a field day when they see the injuries on
I looked down at the ground.
"I didn't do this on purpose. What was I supposed to do? He was
gonna kill me. And Jordan."
" You didn't do anything wrong love" smiled Liam. All that matters is
that you’re safe."
"Be extremely careful though” warned Zayn. This power isn' t
something to take lightly. You can do some serious damage."
I looked around, then back at my hands.
I laid down on my small twin bed, shutting my eyes, and wrapping
myself in my sheets. It was late, and I was tired and I shifted over
trying to find a spot that would keep me comfortable, but I wouldn't
be without Liam laying down next to me. And as if on cue I felt
someone slip into the bed, and I scooted back to feel Liam pressed up
against my back.
"Hello love" he whispered in my ear. I smiled and turned facing him
as the light from the small television emanated off of his porcelain
"Hello" I whispered breathing in and smelling the familiar cologne.
"How are you feeling?" he asked bringing his hand up to my face and
stroking my cheek.
"Tired" I replied trying to keep my eyes open.
"Sleep my love"
He kissed my forehead and wrapped his arm around my waist pulling
me closer to him.
I nudged my face into the crook of his neck laying on his arm as he
played with my pulled down hair.
My eyes started to drift with my thoughts and I fell asleep lying in the
arms of the boy I fell in love with.
I walked down the street. It was dark and I used my hand to light the
way, fire flicking from my hand.
I felt a sudden jolt of cold rush through me as my fire burned itself
"I. Didn't mean to do that." I heard a small voice whisper.
I lit back up looking for the face behind the voice.
It was Tayler. Her green eyes flickered back and forth from red to
blue back to green as she used the elements around her.
Just like mine.
"It's terrifying finding someone like me." She whispered.
She held her right index finger up to my flame it dulling slightly as
she brought it closer, smalls icicles shooting from her tip. Burning it
"Scary isn't it?"
I didn't know what to say.
"How someone can completely destroy you? Without even trying?"
Her blue eyes changed to red as I felt the heat suddenly emanate off
her curves. She pressed her hand up against mine and flames sparked
and grew between our hands. I'd never seen a fire used as light burn
that strong before.
"But be able to make you grow stronger, with the slightest touch?"
I intertwined her fingers into mine giving off more heat as our fire
turned into a blaze, the light it gave off highlighting off of her tan
porcelain skin, her eyes and lips standing out as red as blood against
"Your curls fall in the funniest way around you face when you get
nervous" she whispered.
I chuckled softly trying to keep my right mind about me.
"Do you do this to all the guys?"
She looked up.
"And what's that?"
"Say something meaningful to get them to fall for you" I smirked.
"SO you are falling for me" she smirked.
She let go of my hand.
"Has anyone informed you of the tunnels?"
My eyebrow rose in confusion.
"You'll learn about them soon enough" she smiled. She lifted herself
to her tiptoes, kissing my cheek her lips leaving a hotspot.
And with that she was gone.
I had no idea what had just happened.
She left as quickly as she came.
Leaving me confused.
And my heart thumping in my chest.
I walked around the corner to Toni's golden eyes flashing to my face.
"Well?" He whispered.
"Your brother falls much to easily"(
"GUYSSS! HURRY THE HELL UP!" Jordan laughed.
I put on my happy face, and turned to Toni.
"You really want me to invite him?" I asked shifting my jacket on.
"I want to see if my mum is still around. And I want to know why he's
here" he sprayed more hairspray in his hair, running his fingers
through his hair, pushing up his quiff.
"Why don't you just ask him?" I asked fiddling with my bracelets.
He turned from the mirror and glared at me.
I put my hands up.
"What if he says no?"
"Tayler. Love. Your tits are the most seducing things on you. If he
looks at your chest and says no. He's gayer then your brother and I"
I looked down at my chest and pulled my shirt up so my chest was
covered, and fixed my mini skirt. It was way to tight, but Toni insisted
I wear it, to match his elaborate plan of seducing Harry into giving me
any information about his mother or what landed him in Hollow Hill.
Jordan, Louis, Zayn, Cassandra, Liam, Julianna, Toni and I were all
planning on seeing old friends of ours Alexandra and Niall then
heading out for drinks. Niall
and Alex had met some years ago when Niall had come to Hollow Hill
to take the position of Head Titan, and they had fallen in love. After
the Battle of Warsaw 5 years ago between the mutants and the
humans they eloped together moving to Italy and picking up a life
there. Niall being a Titan was immortal, and there for, did not age.
Alexandra though, the younger sister of Jordan, was only 13 when
they had run away. She was now 18. Niall was 378. In a way, all of us
in Hollow Hill envied them. They had been the only ones of us to ever
escape this hellhole.
Toni and I bounded down the stairs of our flat seeing Jordan holding
Louis and Jordan always seemed like a match that would never work.
Jordan beingthe conservative, mature individual person she was, and
Louis being the only 23 year old I knew that ALWAYS seemed to have
enough energy to power a small Swahili village. With a temper that
was terrifying. But they balanced each other out and had been
together for almost four years, so I never questioned it.
"So what's the plan?" asked Toni looking around and finding Liam
walking into the hallway.
"Well I think we should stop at Harry's first so you can ask him
Taylor, then we'll go pick up Alex and Niall, and everyone else is
meeting us at Visions.
Liam looked at me, a confused expression running across his face.
"Why are we stopping at Harry's house?"
"Because Tayler fancies him, and wants him to come with us" smirked
"I don't fancy him. I'm just tired of being the fricken 40th wheel to
Besides he's new here, and we've got to get to know him eventually" I
Toni, as he smiled, only the two of us, knowing my real intentions.
I knocked on the beat up wooden door lightly, terrified if I did it any
that it might fall.
"I got it mum!" yelled a voice from the other side.
So she was here.
The door opened quickly and I saw Harry standing in front of me in
sweatpants and no shirt.
I'd never really taken a step back to see how he really looked, but
when I did and
I saw the faint six-pack peaking from his torso, and his tattoo on his
left hip that said 'might as well' I started thinking this was a bad
"Hi" he smiled leaning on the door.
"Hi." I replied, trying not to choke on my own saliva as I swallowed
hard and tried to compose my body, which seemed to start becoming
all hot and bothered. I silently cursed at myself for not being able to
pull myself together in front of someone attractive.
"I was wondering what you were doing tonight?" I stuttered tugging
on my shirt.
I could feel his eyes staring at me coursing up and down, and I started
to feel extremely self-conscious.
"I'm doin it" he smirked pointing to his half dressed body. I sifted
uncomfortably to my other foot.
"Well me and some of the other... mutants, were going to Visions
down on Acklo Drive, and I was wondering if you get dressed fast,
maybe you wanted to come with?"
His face lit up suddenly at the offer.
"Give me five minutes" he smiled.
378 ( BODY OF A 19 YEAR OLD.)
"Come on love"
I grabbed Alexandra's hand and grabbed the last piece of luggage
from the turnstile walking out to the open area of the Tampa
I turned to her, as her eyes roamed around finally landing on our old
"JORDAN!" yelled Alexandra, letting go of her luggage and running to
her older sister.
Jordan looked so different. She had gotten taller, and... She was
holding Lou's hand?
If they're together then I'm a flying fricken monkey.
I walked over to everyone else with the bags.
"Niall!" smiled Louis grabbing me in a bone-crushing hug.
Louis and I always had a bit of a competition of strength, and with
little effort I had him laughing in pain from my return hug.
"How've you been mate?" smiled Liam.
Toni's smile was the widest as I lightly hugged him, not wanting to be
as rough as I was on Lou.
Alex, Jordan, and Tayler were all chatting away hugging each other
There was a boy, by Tayler. He was standing awkwardly.
I walked over grabbing Tayler and pulling her into a hug.
"NI!" she shouted hugging me back.
"Hello love" I replied.
She let go and I looked up at the boy standing next to her.
"And who's this?" I asked.
"This is Harry" she replied, smiling.
"He's new to Hollow Hill"
"Are you a mutant?"
"Nice to meet you" I said holding my hand out.
He had a firm hand shake.
"Well. I'm starving and sober!" laughed Alexandra grabbing her bags.
I looked at Toni.
Then at Harry.
They looked similar.
And he was familiar.
I can't be going crazy.
Not this early into vacation.
Something's not right.
in a sense.
Seeing my best friend flirting with my older brother.
I asked her to.
Harry smiled at her as she shifted and smiled back, talking about
something Louis had done earlier in school.
He was looking at her with sparkles in his eyes, and for a moment
guilt washed over me.
He was starting to fall for her. As much as I hated him, he was still my
brother, I knew when he was starting to like a girl, and my eyes
slipped away from them as I thought about how I had felt, walking
away from everything.
"Baby, is something wrong?" Liam whispered into my ear. I had
almost forgotten he was there.
"No, I'm fine" I smiled stirring my drink with my straw.
He wrapped his arms around me, pulling me closer and kissing my
Everyone seemed to take a liking to him.
If they all knew who he really was.
What he had done.
They'd turn on him so quickly his curly little head would spin
I leaned my head against his chest, as I heard Harry laugh again.
Now that was a sound I hadn't heard in 7 years.
And it made my blood boil.
"Thanks for inviting me Tayler. I had fun" smiled Harry.
Liam had already walked into the flat with Toni. I never heard it, but I
knew what they did every other night. I sighed; knowing that I would
have to sleep on the couch because upstairs would be preoccupied.
"I did too" I smiled, shaking my brother doing my best friend from
His smile got wider; it crossed his face from cheek to cheek, as his
I had been doing that all night.
Seeing his features poke out.
How he would shake his hair, and his curls always falling in the right
His huge hands fiddling with each other as he talked.
His eyes changing from green, to blue when he talked about his past.
How he'd bite his lip when he concentrated, or thought really hard.
How he stared at people's lips when they would talk.
How the color from the lights at the bar would dance off his skin.
The information I had gotten out of him wasn't much.
It wasn't because he wouldn't talk, but because it was very rare I
would pay attention to anything but his face, or thinking about his
lips pressed again.
And then I'd silently curse myself and try to compose myself and
bring my hearing back to his voice.
But then it would happen again.
"You never finished that story" he cut in suddenly.
"The one about your parents"
I swallowed hard.
"What did you do, when they turned to you and your brothers?"
I looked up, the tightness in my chest I hadn't felt in years coming
"What do you do, when you're eight and you’re staring down the
barrel of a gun?" I choked out.
His eyes got wide.
"I'm sorry. I-I shouldn't of asked."
"It's fine. I have to talk about it sometime."
He looked up.
"I'm glad, I'm the one you can talk to"
I smiled, feeling butterflies in my stomach.
"I'll see you Monday"
He bent down and kissed my cheek stinging it slightly with the
warmth of his fire.
Just like I had.
I intertwined my fingers in Liam's, in nothing but my boxers next to
The TV flickered against his skin, it changing colors with each
movement and frame change.
His breathing was steady and I looked up at his face, he'd drifted off,
and I smiled at his sudden lack of energy.
When I had first met Liam, I hadn't liked him.
It was so odd looking at him now, being so completely in love with
He wriggled his nose and turned over a bit.
I giggled at how adorable he looked when he slept.
We had met when he was 19.
Louis was 17.
Tayler was 14.
He had been taken in by one of the elders. Uncle Wright.
I was 14.
He was, 19 and straight.
Once he was 19, he had stopped aging.
I had always come over to hang out with Tayler.
Liam had always seemed more mature.
When he had told everyone he was gay, I hated him more.
That was my thing.
It wasn't until one day, when I had walked over to their house to see
Tayler, I found him crying in his room.
I had always seen him as a stone cold person, he never cried, never
loved, never showed emotion.
But when I saw those tears escape his eyes.
"Toni. Why are you here? Tayler's at dance practice."
"I always come over ten minutes early."
I looked down at my feet, not sure what to say to him.
"Are you crying because you're gay? Because if you think no
one likes you. I do. I think you're an amazing person"
He smirked and wiped his eyes.
"No. Don't worry about me." he whispered.
"Why won't you let people care?" I blurted out.
He looked up and swallowed.
"Because caring only brings pain."
He looked back down.
"You wouldn't understand Toni, you're only 16."
I stepped forward towering over him as he sat down.
"I was run out of the only town I've ever lived in. My life was
destroyed. I was almost killed because I was a gay mutant.
My brother hates me. So does my mother. My father is
I could feel the pain on my face.
He stood up suddenly, making me feel small, as my nose
bumped his chest.
"Then you'll understand this" he whispered, his hand
grabbing the nape of my neck, and crashing his lips to mine.
I fiddled with his fingers, his eyes fluttering open slowly, and smiling
down at me. He grasped my hand, kissing my forehead.
"Yes love?" he grumbled.
"Will you love me, when I grow old?" I asked.
"Anthony. I will love you until the day I die."
I looked up.
"But you can't die"
He smiled to himself. Then looked back down at me.
I smiled weakly and snuggled closer, feeling his warmth cover me.
My past. His past never mattered.
It was the future I was worried about.
His thoughts drifted into mine, as his emotions of a dream dweller
filled my mind, and his physical strength of a Titan held me close.
"Forever" he whispered in my ear, his breathing becoming steady
I smiled, as my eyelids got heavy.
"You have ten seconds" I yelled holding up the stopwatch to the boys.
Zayn, Liam, and Louis bounded the trees, as Harry stood on the
ground, watching them closely for a sudden attack.
I saw his eyes shift, as water escaped his hands cooling itself to ice as
Louis froze where he had pounced. Long whip like strands of fire
crawled from Harry's skin as Zayn was whipped to the ground then
back to a tree, falling to the ground in defeat.
Liam pounced onto Harry's back the blade of his sword held closely to
Harry's throat. Harry started falling forward before Zayn caught him
as his neck slipped on the blade, blood oozing quickly from his new
"Dammit Liam!" he yelled.
"That really hurt!"
His skin healing itself quickly as the wound closed itself.
We had found that out recently about Harry and Taylor. That they
could heal themselves.
We also found out Zayn was not only a very skilled titan, but a shield
as well. He had made himself able to create a barrier around himself
leaving him completely untouched.
It seemed as the days went by, as the threat from the plan of the
mayor had become all to real our bodies had awoken new powers.
I'm just happy I didn't live here anymore.
I would always be here for my friends, but I wouldn't ask Alex to fight
by my side. And not against someone as strong as the Mayor.
"You'll get over it" scuffed Liam, putting his sword back in its sheath
I scowled at Liam pointing him to go the other way.
"I'm gonna go get a shower before dinner" mumbled Liam, stomping
I don't know what that was about.
But I'm too afraid to find out.
"The nerve of the fucking kid!" yelled Liam, stomping into the flat and
dropping his equipment.
I shot up from my spot on the couch.
"Babe, what's wrong?"
I asked, concern in my eyes.
"I don't like that fucking Harry bastard. He's cooing at my sister, and
he got me in the gut several times with that damn wind force of his.
AND I JUST DON'T LIKE HIM!" he freaked.
I swallowed hard. I'd never seen Liam this upset before, and he had
no idea about what had happened with Harry and I, or what he really
was to me.
"Baby, calm down." I smiled, grabbing his face.
"He's not worth you getting upset over. Trust me."
He sighed as his fists came undone under my touch.
I loved the control I had over him at times.
"I'm gonna get in the shower" he sighed, kissing me on the forehead.
"SHAAAAMMMPPPPOOOOOOOOO! IN MY SHORT HAIRRRRR!
AND SOAPPPP ALLLL OOVVVEEERRR MMMMYYY
BBBOOODDDEEEEEHHHH!" sang Liam from the bathroom.
I closed my eyes and rubbed my forehead laughing at how ridiculous
he was sometimes.
"I'M A DIRTY BIRDY! AND THAT SOUNDED NAUGHTY! BUT I'M
CLEANING UP ALL THIS GROSSSSS!"
The shower turned off, and I heard him pull the curtain back.
I walked up to the bathroom door, and leaned against the frame, as he
opened the door wrapped in nothing but a towel. Still wet.
"Dirty Birdy?" I smirked.
"DON'T JUDGE ME" He smiled, walking towards me.
I stopped him from moving out of the bathroom.
"I need to get dressed love" he smiled.
I lifted my eyebrow.
"No you don't" I smirked biting at my lip.
I pushed him back into the bathroom, and closed the door with my
I walked into the flat putting down the groceries, when my phone
buzzed in my pocket.
You left your jacket in Zayn's car, do you mind if I drop it off real
Sure, just come in, I'll be cooking(:
Be over in 5 (: Xx
I smiled and pulled out the food turning on the stove and grabbing a
pan from the bottom cupboard.
The door opened and I looked up as I saw Harry at the door of the
kitchen with my jacket in his, smirking.
"You cook too" he smirked.
"I've been known to make a mean bowl of mac and cheese" I smiled.
He smiled back, biting at his lip.
I looked away, sighing and trying to keep my focus on the food.
I heard him step up behind me, and I turned to see his chest.
"You've made me melt in your hands this whole time" he whispered.
"The danger you make me feel is one of the biggest turn ons I've ever
encountered." His lips started moving closer to mine.
"Now let me make you feel the way I do. Every time I see you" his lips
grazed mine, as my hands pressed up against the stove.
It didn't hurt, I was as hot as it was at the moment.
He hands cupped my face.
His eyes closed.
And his lips pressed up against mine.
And my whole head went spinning.(
"Cassandra, doesn't like using her powers" I smiled at Niall.
"She came the day before Harry did. And everyone just really loves
her. She’s a shield though, like Zayn is."
Niall smiled, talking to me about everyone else, as Cassandra shifted
in her seat uncomfortably. I saw it out of the corner of my eye. I knew
why she had done it. But I couldn't say.
Because she would be killed.
Everyone sat in the living room of our flat, dressed in pj's or boxers,
or in Niall's case, some sort of man panties.
It was about 12:30 and we were all too tired to make anything more
then occasional chatter with each other. Liam and Toni had gone up
to the bedroom, and I snuggled into Harry as he talked to Cassie
about the assignment the Ms.Hazen had given us two days ago.
We had all decided the tension of the passed few days had given us a
good excuse to get together and have a night of our own.
I looked up at Harry as he laughed at what Cassie had said, and he
looked back down at me, smiling. I leaned up giving him a kiss, loving
the feeling of his lips against mine.
Ever since that kiss two days ago, we'd sat and talked about
everything. Including Cassandra's passed. They knew each other.
And he knew everything about me. We had promised to keep each
I wasn't supposed to start to fall in love with him.
But I was.
And it was dangerous.
I laid down next to Liam, thinking about the past, as he read a book.
The sinking feeling of knowing that all of this could end was killing.
"Are you sure, you're never gonna love anyone else after me?"
I asked suddenly.
"Of course" he replied not looking up from his book.
I looked down, annoyed at his nonchalant response.
"You sure?" I asked again
"Why do you think that I'm not gonna love you?"
"Because. a hundred years from now, I'm gonna be gone. And you're
gonna find someone like me, and you're gonna fall in love with them!"
He stood up, suddenly yelling.
"YOU'RE THE ONLY PERSON I'VE EVER BEEN IN LOVE WITH
"Bullshit! Washwell is gonna kill us off, and you're gonna live! And
I'm gonna be up there! ALONE!"
Tears escaped my eyes one by one.
"It's not heaven if you're not there" I whimpered.
"Anthony. I'm not going anywhere. None of us are. We're all gonna be
MY anger boiled over.
"SAFE?! YOU CALL THIS SAFE?! WE'RE SITTING DUCKS LIAM!"
"Calm down everything is gonna be fine. We are sa-"
" YOUR SISTER IS DOWN THERE FEELING UP MY OLDER
BROTHER?! YOU CALL THAT SAFE!"
Liam stopped in his tracks, as my hands flew to my mouth.
I didn't mean to say it.
"What?" whispered Liam.
He jumped over the bed grabbing his sword, and trotting down the
He jumped the last few steps to the living room.
"I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU! YOU SON OF A BITCH!" He leaped over
Louis on the floor, swinging his sword, almost cutting Harry's head
"LIAM YOU'RE GONNA KILL SOMEONE!" I yelled, terrified.
This wasn't like Liam, and I was terrified of him, but I had to get him
I used every strength of energy I had to push calming thoughts to
Liam, but his mind pushed them back, making me fall over.
"LIAM WHAT THE HELL?!" yelled Louis running over and grabbing
"LOUIS STOP IT! THAT'S HIM! THAT'S THE SON OF A BITCH!
THAT RAN TONI OUT OF MOONCREST! HE'S TONI'S BROTHER!"
Everyone looked around at each other.
Cassandra looked up.
"And. He's my brother too" she whispered.
"We came here together"
"This explains so much" whispered Julianna.
"The constant denial of power usage. The 'I'm to tired"
She stepped up to her.
"Cassandra. You're human. Aren't you?"
I looked around at all the information set loose.
Liam looked down at me, as my stomach tied in a knot.
"You knew didn't you?" he stuttered.
He looked at Toni, then back at me.
"Both of you knew. And you let her walk into the tunnels. And you let
her into this group."
"You knew all of this."
I didn't know what to say to him.
"Neither of you are welcome here anymore." Zayn chimed in.
"No Zayn don't, it's not thei-"
"And as for you" he glared.
"Good luck trying to get anyone's trust back."
My lower lip quivered as tears stung my cheeks.
He looked back up at Cass and Harry.
"I'd advise both of you to leave. Now"
"Please let us explai-" begged Cass.
"None of us want to hear it. You both lied to us. That's worse then
anything you could've done"
"None of you are the people I thought you were" whispered Harry.
"Come on Cass"
She was trying not to cry, as I saw them walk out.
"WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU!" I yelled.
I turned to Liam.
"Especially you. Of all people"
"If we all worried about each others pasts, Toni wouldn't be our
friend, and you, Lou, and I would be wrecks! You're going to judge
him because of who he was before he got here, then you're all
"You're not allowed to see him again, end of discussion."
"Because he's dangerous!"
"SO ARE YOU! SO IS LOU! EVERYONE HERE IS DANGEROUS!"
"I will not argue with you about this!"
"You can't tell me who I'm allowed to fall in love with Liam!"
"YOU WANNA BET?!"
"YOU ARE NOT MY FATHER!AND YOU NEVER WILL BE!"
His eyes got wide, and his jaw clenched.
"No. I'm not. But I'm damn close to it. And I will die before I let you
anywhere around that son of a bitc-"
"Why won't you just give him a chance?!"
"HE HAD HIS CHANCE TEN YEARS AGO! WHEN HE RAN TONI
OUT OF MOONCREST!"
"IT'S BEEN TEN YEARS LIAM! HE'S DIFFERENT NOW! WHY
CAN'T YOU SEE THAT?!"
'WHY ARE YOU LETTING HIM CLOUD YOUR JUDGMENT?! THIS
IS NOTHING LIKE YOU! You would never let someone like him in
your life. What happened to the girl that always said she would never
let a boy trick her?!"
"SHE GREW UP! And she fell in love with someone, that she wasn't
supposed to fall in love with. JUST LIKE HER BIG BROTHER DID.
And out of everyone here, she thought, just this once, he would
"But she was wrong. "
I looked out at everyone else.
"NONE OF YOU. Are who I thought you were. If all of us judged each
other by who we were before we got here, or even if we were mutant
or not, this pact wouldn't have ever stayed this strong. Cassie lied
about who she was, because no one would accept her because of her
brother. Why can we accept parents and not brothers and sisters for
being human? You want them to be more tolerant of us, but when
we're given the chance we push them away. This isn't what I was
taught. By any of you."
I walked out of them room. Slamming the door behind me.
I walked down to Uncle Wright's Flat, afraid of seeing Harry in a state
of anger I couldn't control.
I knocked loudly hearing him with his daughter yelling and laughing.
The door opened and there stood Uncle Wright, with his little
daughter Sophie. She smiled wrapped around his leg.
"TAYTAY!" she yelled running and wrapping around my waist.
"Hello pumpkin" I smiled leaning down to her, and giving her a hug.
"Tayler. Darling is something wrong?"
"Everything is wrong right now Uncle Wright" I stuttered.
"Come in love. Tell me everything."
"You know you didn't have to be so harsh on her." I said to Zayn as he
worked on the computer down in the tunnel, that had been glitching
for two weeks now.
"Tayler. And Harry. And Cassie."
He pushed himself from underneath the computer and looked up at
"And why not?"
"Because she's right Zayn. We're asking humans to be tolerant of us,
but when it comes to us being tolerant of them, we can't lend a
"I know you're right. I just hate when you are."
I smiled lightly.
"I'm your wife, it's my job to always be right"
I stated giving him a quick peck on the lips.
At Least that's what it started out as.
He grabbed me by my waist, pulling him to his chest, as I wrapped my
arms around his neck, my cowboy boots skidding the floor.
"I love you" he whispered.
"I love you too"
My phone began to buzz in my pocket, as he kissed me again.
"Babe. I need to get that"
"Let it ring"
"Babe. What if it's someone important?" I giggled.
He sighed and pulled my phone from my back pocket.
"It's the mayor's office. Nothing of importance"
"BABE!" I laughed grabbing the phone from him.
I pressed the talk button.
"Yes this is her"
"Umm. Alright. yes. Alright. That's great. Fabulous. Of course. I'll be
there tomorrow. Thank you. Have a nice day. bye"
"What was that about?"
asked Zayn letting me up.
"That was Washwell. He's called the whole plan off."
"He just found his son. Said he's been looking for him for years."
"Zayn. His son is a mutant"
I stood in the small living room of Harry's flat, shifting
uncomfortably, biting at my fingernails. Tayler was standing next to
me rubbing my back and telling me everything was gonna go fine.
"What if she hates me Tayler?" I asked turning to her.
"What if she doesn't like who I am now?"
"Toni, babe, she's gonna love you"
"No. T-this was a bad idea. We shouldn't have done this"
After the blow up at the get together we had, Tayler had gone over to
Uncle Wright's house and told him everything. He had consulted the
other elders, and they had agreed to let Cass and Harry stay in our
part of Hollow Hill on the condition that Harry tell his mother
My mother everything.
I sucked in sharply as Uncle Wright stepped out of the kitchen with
Harry, smiling at each other.
"Anthony" whispered Uncle Wright.
"Are you ready to see your mother?"
I nodded quickly.
I held my breath as she stepped from the kitchen and stood there.
She was much paler then I remembered, her long hair flowing down
to her chest.
Still just as beautiful.
Her hands shot to her mouth as I saw tears form in her eyes, and my
"Mum?" I whispered, my stomach twisting and turning.
"Anthony." she whimpered.
"My little TonTon"
My lip quivered at the old nickname.
The space that separated us was just mere feet, but it felt like miles as
I finally wrapped my arms around my mother.
"I thought, I would never see you again" she whispered, her tears
striking her shirt.
"I missed you so much, after you ran away. I'm so sorry I let all those
things happen to you. I'm so sorry you had to go through all of that.
I'm so so sorry TonTon. I'm so sorry." she cried.
I didn't forgive her. I didn't say it was alright.
I just kept whispering that I loved her.
Because that's all I could say.
I stepped into Liam's bedroom, seeing him standing at the balcony.
His hair moved slightly with the wind, and his eyes were squinted as
the sun beamed off his face.
"I met her" I announced, interrupting Liam's thoughts.
He turned and stared at me. Pain coursing through him.
I could feel it.
He was upset.
"My mother" I continued.
"She's beautiful. And she never hated me. Harry Never hated me.
They were afraid of what I was. Because they didn't understand."
I didn't move. Didn't feel the need to. Hoping he would come to me.
And he did.
Walking over, as tears escaped his eyes.
"I almost killed your brother, because I didn't hear the whole story. I
became everything I said I hated."
I put my finger over his lips, kissing him softly.
"You made a mistake. Just like everyone else does, love."
"I seem to be doing that a lot lately."
"It's the only thing that reminds me that you're not some angel I'm
not meant to have."
He smiled pulling me closer to him. I embraced his hug, missing his
"I love you" he whispered.
"I love you too" I replied, leaning my head against his chest.
He kissed my forehead parting his lips only once to say the word I
never believed before that moment.
I stood looking around at everyone in the tunnels, then back at Zayn,
as everyone stared at me waiting for my news.
"Two days ago, The Mayor called me to see him, and discuss the
I sighed and continued.
"Mayor Washwell earlier today, ripped the proposal for the attack on
mutants in front of my face. He's let out a public apology and asked if
we would be so kind as to host an apology dinner here in the elder's
grand palace as a treat from him."
"And I accepted."
Everyone looked around, not sure what to say.
"How do we know he's being serious?" yelled Louis in the back, next
"We don't" I replied.
"But do you wanna be known as the one's that didn't show up to a
He shook his head and crossed his arms over his chest.
"But why now? Why all of a sudden?" chimed in Tayler.
"Because of your boyfriend" I replied.
Harry looked up, and so did Toni and Cassie.
"What do you mean?" asked Harry confusion filling his face.
I sighed one last time.
I bit my lip, and looked at Zayn.
"Is your father."
"What about this one?" I asked coming out in a long orange dress
with accents that made my chest push itself up in the most
uncomfortable, yet flattering way.
"Beautiful" smiled Harry.
I sighed and put my arms to my side.
"I'm not gonna be able to pick a dress, if you keep saying I look
beautiful in all of them." I smirked.
He stood up from his small chair in the dressing room grabbing me by
my waist, and pulling me to him.
"Stop looking beautiful, and this won't be a problem"
I rolled my eyes at how corny this kid was.
"I need a gay guys opinion. Where's your brother?" I smirked.
"I'm right here Tayler, and orange is never okay" laughed Toni
"That's better" I smiled, give Harry a quick peck on the lips.
He smiled as he let me go change.
"Here try this one" smiled Toni picking out a light blue dress with
crystals all down the chest and torso.
I walked into the dressing room, shimmying out of the dress, and
slipping on the one Toni had picked out.
I poked my head out of the dressing room, as I saw Toni tying a
yellow tie around Liam's neck.
"Liam I love you, but if you fidget again, we're not having sex for a
Liam straightened up quickly shifting his feet as Toni finished the tie.
I cleared my throat and crossed my arms over my chest as I walked
out with the strapless dress.
I had always been self conscious going strapless but this dress made
me feel beautiful.
"God bumblebee" whispered Liam.
"You look beautiful" he smiled.
Toni smiled up at him, as I saw Harry look over, smiling as his eyes
softened eying me up and down.
"I think I want this one" I smiled, putting my hands to the side.
"If you didn't, I'd have to kill you" smirked Toni.
"WHY AM I NOT DOING THIS FOR A LIVING?!" he yelled throwing
his hands up in the air.
Harry wrapped his hands around my waist.
"You're stunning,” he whispered into my ear.
"You're not to shabby yourself,” I giggled, pulling on the matching tie
Toni had already seemed to pick out for him.
He kissed my forehead, and I walked back to the dressing room.
It was perfect.
Just like tomorrow night was going to be.
Toni clipped my necklace in the back, and turned me around to fix my
"Tay. You're beautiful"
I smiled at him.
"I love you Toni"
"I love you too"
He smiled and started to walk out.
"Toni" I said suddenly.
He turned and looked at me.
"You're my best friend. and I love you. You. You've been there
through so much, and I wouldn't be the person I am without you
today. And no matter what happens tonight. Whether this is really
over or not. Know that I don't ever regret meeting you, and that, if
anyone, I'm glad Liam chose you"
My lower lip started to quiver, and I treaded lightly as I wiped at my
He didn't say anything. Just walked over and hugged me tighter then
he had since we met.
Liam walked in and smiled.
"Give us a minute love?" he smiled at Toni.
Toni gave him a quick kiss and walked out.
"Tayler. You're not allowed to go tonight"
My eyes got wide.
"You look to good, everyone will be all over you. I'll have to fight
someone, and I'm not going to jail" he smirked.
I rolled my eyes, and hugged him.
"I love you bumblebee" he smiled holding me close.
"I know I haven't always shown it," he whispered. "But I do. And
mum and dad would be so proud of you right now"
I choked and wiped at my eyes again.
"I miss them,” I whispered.
"I do too."
"We all do" chimed in Louis, walking into the room.
Liam and I smiled at him.
"But we're a family" replied Liam.
"And big or small, we're gonna be together, no matter what."
"I love you guys" I stuttered.
They both smiled.
"We love you too."
T a y l o r t (e r r o r ( F a n f i c s ( I n ( A s s o c i a t i o n ( W i t h ( T o n i t a s t i c ( F a n f i c s ( (
The palace was large. Standing in the center of the cut off half of
Hollow Hill. Chandeliers poked from the ceiling, leaving sun drops
over the floor, and the paintings of some of the greatest mutants lined
the walls. On the right were pictures of passed elders line neatly from
early 1600s to the line of elders of today, including our grand elder,
Jonathan Demico, or elder Demico. Brother of Johnny Demico. The
grand ballroom was lined with tables. Three foot tall flowers
centering them. It was all beautiful, and the room was filled with
mutants. Along with the senator, Julianna and the elders were
standing on the stage.
"Where's Washwell?" I whispered to Liam, sitting down at the head
"Julianna said he wasn't able to make it so the senator is here instead.
Better for us anyways. The Senator was always an equality for
I shrugged as Elder Demico tapped his glass and stood up with a
microphone in his hand. The room went quiet.
"Today is a day of history and great honor for mutants, and humans.
A small change in a person's life can. Bring everyone together. For
that I thank you all. For the sacrifices of loved ones."
He looked at Liam, and Liam smiled in return.
"To new friends, and to colleagues. We stand here today, as a
connected, and stronger town. One only hopes that one day, the world
can be like this. Humans and mutants living in harmony. I'd like to
thank Mayor Washwell, who unfortunately do to matter of business in
state, was not able to be here tonight. I'd also like to thank Senator
McCain. Who was there, since day one. And was the voice of the
mutants, when we weren't given a voice."
The room erupted in applause.
"And thank you to everyone who was there. Through all the
hardships. All of the-"
Demico was cut off, by a large boom that shook the building.
"What the hell was that?"
We all ran outside opening the doors, walking around, trying to find
the source of the horrifying sound.
"GUYS!" yelled Cassie, who had already run ahead of us.
We ran towards her force, as we saw a sight that made us all stop
dead in our tracks.
A giant iron door.
At least 15 yards high.
Covered our only exit to the rest of Hollow Hill.
"We're trapped" whispered Jordan.
Then we heard the footsteps.
The soldiers were marching, as gun shots were fired into the crowd
and we all scattered. Deafening screams as mutants were ripped apart
filled the air, and I felt myself being pulled away.
Then I heard Niall cry out.
The Genocide had started.
My heart fell from my chest, as I watched the only person I'd ever
loved fall to the ground, blood spilling from her head.
Everything went blurry after that.
I imagined my life without her.
But I couldn't.
And I ran.
I felt the strain of someone pulling me back, but I kept on running.
I fell to her side.
Tears stained my cheeks.
I don't know why I couldn't stop crying.
"Alex. Wake up!" I yelled.
My chest got tight as I shook her.
I knew she wouldn't wake up.
But my heart wouldn't let her die.
"I'm sorry" I whispered, as people ran all around me.
"I'm so sorry"
I held onto her, blood covered my hands, and my suit.
She was gone.
And everything went black.
More booms erupted, pounding on my ears as I looked around for
Liam, or anyone I knew.
I felt an arm grab mine.
"Anthony come on! They're dropping bombs!" yelled Julianna pulling
My head rushed around, and I saw Liam being grabbed by 3 soldiers.
"no! NO! LIAM!" I begged.
"We'll help him!" yelled Jordan.
Tears streamed down my face, as I saw them rush up to help Liam.
I couldn't do anything to help, so I ran.
I didn't know where I was going, just that I couldn't see, and I didn't
know what happened to the person I loved, I ran to a familiar back
alley and slid down the wall trying to catch my breathe. All I heard
was screaming. And I felt pain. So much pain.
It was all coming to me at once, and my eyes wouldn't focus from the
tears. I put my hands to my head trying to block out the sounds.
But nothing helped.
I felt that power again.
'It's very dangerous'
The feeling that came from toes.
'You seem to put a shield around you'
the complete fear welling inside me.
'Your body's defense, when it's in real danger'
A light shot through me as my eyes rolled to the back of my head, and
I felt weightless, as I suddenly felt tired.
My eyes closed.
And everything went black.
I was pushed to the ground, as I shifted to the only thing I knew that
My hands became paws, and fur covered my body, as my teeth
became deadly, and I ripped into any solider I could find.
"JULIANNA! HELP LOUIS!" yelled Jordan, being suddenly struck in
My teeth ripped through a solider as I trotted, growling at the men
that surrounded me.
I was struck in the side, then the face.
I whimpered as the pain shot through me.
My eyes wouldn't stay open. As another stripe of pain licked up my
And everything went black.
I threw flames at anything I could find, shielding Tayler to the best of
my ability. I wasn't going to loose her.
My hair was pulled, and I fell backward.
"HARRY!" I heard her scream.
My eyes fluttered, open and closed, as my body went numb.
I saw Zayn cut across the face. And fall.
I saw Toni throw a shield, and fall.
I saw Jordan stagger to the ground her energy finally being put out by
someone else, and fall.
I saw Tayler grab her side, and fall.
I saw Julianna shapeshift, and fall.
I saw blood poor from Alex's head, and fall.
I saw Niall get upset, throwing his swords, and fall.
I saw Cassie. Helpless get struck, and fall.
I saw Louis get pulled back, and fall.
I saw Liam being dragged off. Fallen.
Everyone was down.
We had fallen.
And everything went black.
My eyes had glazed over as I pulled myself up.
It felt like I'd been down for hours.
Yet it was mere minutes.
Tears filled my eyes and my stomach twisted into knots as I saw the
horror unravel into view.
It was gone.
It was all gone.
Soot and pieces of building scattered the cement. Fires licked at the
rubble trying to find anything to stay alive.
I tried to stand and keep my focus but pain ripped through my torso
as my ankles buckled and I collapsed. I pulled my hand to my chest
and felt the warm tingle of blood run down my fingers.
I had been shot.
"Tayler?!" I heard Harry scream as his footsteps became louder.
He pulled me up slowly.
"Its. Gone." I whispered using all my strength just to stand.
"We're gonna be alright." he whispered holding me up.
"No. Harry no WE'RE NOT! IT'S GONE! IT'S ALL GONE!"
Tears stained my cheeks.
This was to far.
I looked around looking for any sign of life.
Louis was running up his face nearly black from soot, and his body
covered in small scrapes and blood.
He grabbed ahold of me, tight enough so I would never let go.
"Good god, I thought I'd lost you" he whispered.
I'd never seen Louis cry before. And I had hoped I never would. But
this time, it would've scared me if he hadn't.
"Louis where's Liam?" I asked.
He shook his head.
"Louis WHERE'S OUR BROTHER?!"
"LOUIS, TAYLOR!" we heard Toni scream.
He ran up, tears in his eyes.
"It's Liam! God Taylor! They tried to kill him!"
Pain was coursing through every inch of my body but it didn't matter
I followed Toni to the back lot as my eyes shifted.
And there he was.
Helpless and tied up on a wooden pole. Blood stained every inch of
him, and burn marks trailed his body. His clothing was ripped and
mangled and I had to do everything I could not to fall to the ground.
' GET HIM DOWN!" I croaked, but Louis was already up cutting the
ropes as Liam dropped with no ability to catch himself.
"God Liam Wake up, please" I begged running to him and throwing
myself to the ground.
His eyes opened slowly, dazed.
"Bumblebee?" he whispered. I smiled weakly as he smiled back.
"I'm gonna be alright. Please don't cry." he asked wiping away my
"No. You're not okay Liam. You're not okay"
Louis walked over and sat next to him.
"Listen to me. Both of you. You know what this means. You know
what to do. And you know how to do it. The plans are in the tunnels
underneath the desk."
He looked at us, determination in his eyes.
"Fight back" he whispered.
I stood as Louis picked up our once indestructible brother.
Now cripple and broken.
Everyone had gathered around us now. The only ones left.
"The elders are dead." I started, looking up.
"The tunnels haven't been discovered. Round up everyone you can
find. Take them there. Zayn find the other titans prepare them for
"War?" chimed in Cassie, between tears.
"But I thought you said you didn't want us to fi-"
"I KNOW WHAT I SAID!" Fire flaming from my hands in frustration.
I closed my eyes and sighed.
"Listen to what I'm saying now."
My lower lip quivered.
"This isn't over."
"NOT BY A LONG SHOT!"
"We're not going down."
"NOT THIS TIME!"
I saw terror fill everyone's eyes.
"Not without a fight."
The next 5 hours were some of the longest.
Cassandra was afraid to fight.
Niall was determined.
Everything was set into motion.
We gathered everyone. Healed them.
Liam wasn't able to fight. But he wanted to.
The plans had been found in the safe underneath the desk.
The titans had been prepared for battle.
The room of armor had been raided by the remaining mutants.
I tied the last of the armor down, to my waist as Harry walked in,
standing behind me and looking at me through the mirror.
"We're really going to fight, aren't we" he whispered.
"I wouldn't fight unless we had to"
"I know" he whispered.
I turned to him looking up.
"No matter what happens Harry. I love you."
"I love you too. Thank you. For bringing my family back together. And
giving me a chance."
I smiled weakly, as I walked out to the main floor of the tunnels
seeing Louis dress in the little amount of armor given to the titans.
Titans were never easily wounded. Which is why it was such a big deal
that they had almost killed Liam.
Which is why we needed to fight.
"Good, you're ready" said Louis.
He pointed his finger down at the plan and the map Liam had drawn
up some years ago.
"The map is a little old, but we know where we're going. We stomp the
ground at dusk."
"Your brother wants to see you" chimed in Cassie at the door.
"Both of you"
I sighed and looked at Louis as we nodded and started heading down
the corridor to the infirmary.
Louis stopped me at the door of the room.
"You can do this" he whispered, before pulling me close.
My stomach tied into knots as he opened the door.
I saw Toni standing next to Liam holding his hand, and looking up as
we walked in.
"I love you" mouthed Liam to Toni, as Toni let go of his hand and
started to walk out.
"Bumblebee" he smiled.
I tried to hold back any sort of tears that were forming in my eyes.
He was so pale, and weak.
Like a gust of wind would blow him over.
I shifted, and sat on the bed with him as he grabbed my hand.
"I'm so proud of you" he whispered.
Louis walked over, and put his hands on my shoulders.
"How're you feeling?" I asked.
"Don't worry about me. I'm gonna be alright" he replied.
"You're both dressed and ready, good"
I smiled weakly.
"Listen. I'm not going to be able to fight. Not in the condition I'm in.
Which means it's up to you two. I know you can both do this. Mum
and dad, didn't fight a fifty years war, to die in vain."
Lou and I looked at each other.
"You know, who Hollow Hill rightfully belongs to"
His face became determined as he squeezed at my hand.
"Take back what's ours."
The crowd stood silent as Louis and I stepped up in the tunnels
"We have two choices."
I looked around, scanning the room.
"Or we fight."
Hope filled my mutant's eyes.
"If we die. "
"We die together."
I lifted my chin.
BUT IF WE FIGHT."
I looked out at the crowd of faces.
Of scorned lovers.
Of bruised children.
Of heartbroken parents.
"WE FIGHT AS ONE!"
Other towns of mutants had come for the battle. Elders of other titan
tribes came to pay their respects, and fight along side.
I remembered the things Elder Wright had told me the day he had
met my mother.
'We do not stand alone in this fight Harry. For every one of us killed
their are a thousand more ready to avenge us. Do not ever think that
you are alone.'
Niall had his head titan title stripped after he had left, and Liam had
taken his place. Now that Liam was down. Zayn had taken over;
leading our troops in a battle neither side would truly win.
I stood by the girl I had fallen in love with, as she stood by my
brother. Who stood by a stripped head titan who lost the only one he
loved. That stood by a mutant that had to hide herself. That stood
next to a titan with the power to control shields. That stood next to
the rest of his tribe as the new head titan of Hollow Hill.
Elder Wright was dead.
Head elder Demicio and his wife elder Hazen were dead.
We had no guidance of the ones before us.
We had no way of knowing who would win this war, Washwell had
But we knew we were going to fight until there was no more fight left
The iron door that had trapped us before was blown by the bombs,
and had been cut into weapons.
Our greatest weakness had become powerful allies.
There were no more words.
We stepped onto the hill that divided us off from the rest of the town.
A group of thousands strong.
The titans bellowing their battle cry.
Tayler led us as she stared out into the dark, cold town that had
shunned us. The wind blew at her hair, as the skies threatened rain.
"STOMP THE GROUND."
She yelled to the crowd.
"No human lives."
Our group went first.
We did not fight.
That was the titans job.
They were to pillage.
Set fire to houses.
Leave no human alive.
Tayler stood next to me, anger reached to her eyes.
Cassandra hadn't gotten any armor, so Tayler had given hers up, in
replace for a simple slip dress, choosing to look her best as we took
over the town.
We let the mutant children have their fun, jumping and dancing
through the fire, destroying mailboxes, as the titans ran their course
through the town.
"It's a straight shot to city hall" said Tayler, turning to Niall and
"Grab Washwell. I want him alive"
"MR.WASHWELL!" yelled the secretary running into the mayor's
"What is it Linda?!" He asked, fear washing over his face.
"It's the mutants sir. They're attacking"
His face went pale.
"CALL THE ARMY CALL THE NAVY GET THE POLICE THE SWAT
TEAM! I DON'T WANT THEM TO GET TO CITY HALL! STOP
THEM AT ALL COSTS!" he yelled back.
It wasn't soon enough, the mayor caught onto what was going on, for
soon the swat team was face to face with us, as bullets went off, things
"ZAYN!" yelled Tayler, with no amount of fear in her face.
"Now" she stated as Zayn came to the front.
Zayn lifted his hands and a purple shield surrounded every mutant.
We kept walking as tanks and officers were hit by the shield being
thrown over houses and dying one by one.
Julianna shifted herself into a wolf, fighting off any remaining officers
who had made it past the shield and were still shooting.
The threat was quickly diminished as we finished our way to City
We stood in front of the building, columns holding up the front, the
stairs pure white.
Tayler looked at me and smirked, as a fire emitted from hand, and I
threw it at the building, setting the columns and hanging drapes of
the outside on fire.
She smirked and looked back at Julianna and Niall.
They ran up and disappeared into City Hall.
"They're in the building sir" sobbed Linda.
Washwell looked around.
"Close the door. Lock it"
Washwell hid under his desk, hearing Linda get frantic. He covered
her mouth with his hand, Trying to get her from screaming out his
name again. 'Not again Linda, you little shit' he thought.
He put his finger over his lip trying to calm her down.
But it was no use.
He knew what was about to happen.
I looked around, smirking.
"Niall this is such a beautiful building"
He turned to me.
"Pity it has to go"
he replied jumping up his fist falling to the ground, making the floor
rumble and crumble.
We walked to Washwell's office. A walk I had made many times
I swung the door off its hinges as it tumbled to the ground.
I put my finger to my lips signaling Niall to stay quiet as we walked
slowly to the desk.
I giggled my hand grabbing at Washwell's hair from underneath the
Niall grabbed at the lady that was underneath the desk with him,
sliding his blade across her throat.
"Julianna?" he stuttered.
"I told you not start anything. But you didn't listen to me did you?" I
He swallowed hard.
"You’re… You're one of them"
"Look who's finally on the same page," I giggled.
I threw him to Niall, as he grabbed a hold of him by his hair.
"Tayler would like a word" I giggled, as Niall jumped from the
window down to the street, Washwell at his grasp.
I turned about to follow, when something caught my eye.
A vile sitting on Washwell’s desk, filled with a golden liquid.
I walked over, grabbing it and reading the strip on the side.
"Liam?" I smiled as my boyfriend walked around to me, as we waited
for Julianna and Niall, to return.
"Brianna said I could come and help. I'm feeling better" he smiled.
Niall and Julianna appeared, Washwell gnawing at them, trying to get
"Look who decided to join the party" smirked Tayler walking up.
Washwell moved his hands.
And everything happened so quickly.
A 9mm appeared in his hands.
It fired off, and time slowed down, as watched the bullet pull into
Liam's way. I moved as fast as I could in front of him, as my body fell.
I grasped my side falling to the ground.
"Anthony!" I heard Liam yell.
"God. Why did you do that?" he stuttered, holding me up by my back.
"That was meant for me, why did you do that?! I can take a hit!
Why?!" he sobbed.
I put my hand up to his face.
"I'd rather die, then watch you hurt again,” I whispered, as air refused
to fill my lungs.
He bent down his lips clashing with mine as I used the little amount
of strength I had left to kiss him back.
For the second time.
"But will it work?" asked Liam grabbing Toni's hand.
"I have no idea. We can never be certain about these things.,” replied
Zayn holding up the needle filled with x-59.
"Becoming immortal isn't something I thought you could stick in a
bottle. He had to have been working on this for years. He wanted to
be one of us."
Liam looked down at Toni.
Zayn grabbed Toni's arm, as he prepped it for the needle.
He slipped it in slowly as the liquid emptied into his blood stream.
We waited for the longest five minutes of my life, as I clutched at
I couldn't loose my best friend.
Not at the peak of our plan.
We saw Toni squirm slightly on the operating table.
And then his eyes opened.(
"This is ridiculous" said Liam, crossing his arms over his chest.
"Are you sure this is the ONLY way we can find out if it works?"
"Liam the only way to see if one is immortal is to put them in a
situation that would kill them" replied Zayn, handing me the machine
I swallowed hard and stared down at it.
"What if it didn't work, and he's not immortal?" I asked, looking up.
Zayn peered over his glasses.
"Well. We'll cross that bridge if we get to it" he said, swallowing and
I shivered and looked up at Liam, who sighed and stepped out of my
way, to the door of the simulation room in the tunnels.
Toni was at the other end of the room smiling.
"It's alright Niall. I can do this" he smiled.
"Niall are you ready?" I heard Zayn shout from behind the bulletproof
glass that separated Liam, him, and the others from Toni and I.
"I can't watch" I heard Cassandra say.
"Anthony. Are you ready?"
I sighed one last time as I lifted up the gun.
Toni braced himself.
I closed my eyes.
I pulled at the trigger as I was continually hit in the stomach from the
backlash of the gun, as smoked filled the room.
The last round left the gun and I opened my eyes as the smoke
And he was on the ground.
His eyes closed.
My heart dropped from my chest as I rushed over to him.
"TONI! TONI! ANSWER ME! OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE!"
His eyes fluttered open quickly as a smile spread across his face, and
he started to laugh uncontrollably.
"I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU FELL FOR THAT!" he yelled.
My mouth hung open.
"YOU BASTARD! YOU SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME! I
THOUGHT I KILLED YOU!" I replied punching his arm, as hard as I
He kept on laughing, as I looked around at all the bullets spread on
The simulation room door opened and Zayn walked out smiling and
Liam yelling about how pretending to die wasn't funny.
"How do you feel?" asked Zayn after Liam was finished.
"I'll have a couple of bruises in the morning, but I should be fine" he
"Well you should get used to that feeling after a little more time and
practice. It always hurts a little at first."
Liam smiled, grabbing Toni's hand.
"You're as powerful as us now Anthony. Don't take it for granted."
"Meet me in the cages, at 5:30 Niall?" said Tayler suddenly looking up
I nodded and walked away.
It had been about a week, since the take over of Hollow Hill.
The remaining humans, feared us and instead of killing them, we
spared their lives, escorting them to the outskirts of town with just
enough provisions to get to the closest town they could find.
The high Council in Aurora, Canada had been notified. They had sent
down titans to help with the clean up and rebuild, along with their
congratulations of the first Town to be built for mutants, from the
They would be coming to see the town in a matter of 5 years.
"So what're you gonna do now?" I asked looking up at Niall as he read
a book sitting on the sofa by the fire down in the tunnels.
"I think I'm going to stay. At least until the rebuilding is done. I don't
think going home to an empty mansion would be a smart idea."
I smiled at him.
"She would be proud of you, you know that right?"
He smiled weakly.
"And you will find love again. Because that's what she would've
He sighed and looked up at me smiling.
"I might not be able to love like I loved her, but I know I'll find
someone else. She would want me to be happy, and I'm going to be.
I smiled at him standing up.
"I'm gonna go find Liam"
he nodded and looked back down at his book.
I opened the door of the steel cell as Washwell squinted from the
"You're not very tough all tied up. Are you?"
"I wanna see my son" he rasped.
"What. You mean your mutant son? The one you made up to lure us
into a false sense of security?"
I threw the papers at his feet.
"Zayn Javaad Malik is not your son."
I squatted to his level, lifting his face.
"And now we no longer have any sort of use for you,"
I stood up as he lifted his head.
"So just kill me,” he stated.
"Oh nononononono. That's not my job love."
Jordan, Niall, and Julianna walked in.
Julianna shifted into a wolf, growling at Washwell's feet.
"You see. You've. Upset. Some very close friends of mine. And they
would like a word with you."
"You killed Niall's wife, and Jordan's younger sister. Julianna is just
here for the fun."
I walked to the door.
"But you shouldn't worry Mr. Mayor. They're against you, not with
I smiled and slammed the door shut.
And that was the end of Julius Washwell, Mayor of Hollow Hill.
Liam was sitting at the computer, his glasses on staring at the screen
with picture of x-59 on it.
"Hello love" I whispered, standing at the door.
He smiled and took off his glasses, leaning back.
"How're you feeling?" he asked, standing up at walking towards me.
"I'm fine" I smiled.
"Are you sure?" he replied concern filling his eyes.
"I'm a big immortal boy now Liam. I'm sure" I smirked.
He smiled and bent down, kissing me softly.
I laid my head on his chest, breathing in his familiar cologne.
I had been so afraid of never being able to smell it again.
"You now, now you really are stuck with me forever."
I smiled looking up at him.
"I think I can handle it" he replied, smiling from ear to ear.
"Sure you won't get bored of me?" I joked.
"Remember when I promised you it would be forever?"
"I told you I keep my promises."(
"So" I started.
"So" smiled Harry.
"I guess you're gonna go on this big search to find your real father
"Yes. And. No."
I turned to him in confusion.
"Ya see. My mother seems to have taking a liking to this place. And I
can't force her to leave her other son. She just got him back. So I'll
look for him. But I'll be sticking around" he smiled grabbing me by
my waist and pulling me close, as I smiled at fact that Toni, Cassie
and his mother was still alive. After the attacks had started she had
slipped down to the basement. We found her three days later she was
sleep deprived but was happy her family was all right.
"You know what this means right?" I smirked.
"And what's that?"
"That you're stuck here now. You've become friends with all these
freaks and they've taken a liking to you. So you can never leave!"
"I can live with that" he laughed.
I put my hands around his neck as he leaned into me.
"Besides, I can't leave."
"Now that I've fallen in love"
He lifted my chin and kissed me softly, his lips fitting perfectly with
He always seemed to kiss me in a way that would make me melt.
"I love you," he whispered.
I smiled biting my lip.
"I love you too."
We heard someone clear their throat and we turned to see Toni
standing in the doorway.
"Can I talk to you for a minute Harry?"
I nodded as Tayler started walking out of the room, giving Toni a hug
"You really make her happy.,” he said walking up to me.
"I haven't seen her smile that wide in years."
I didn't expect to hear that from Toni. The hard, emotionless Toni
that had shunned me since we first reunited just months before.
"Anthony" I sighed.
"I'm sorry. For everything. I know I can't change the past, and I'll
never forgive myself for what I did to you. But I've changed, I'm a
different person now."
I looked down at him.
"When did you find out you were a mutant?" he asked, not
acknowledging what I had just said.
"I punched a kid in the face, at MoonCrest High, used air accidentally,
and threw him across the school. He landed on the roof."
He smirked trying to hold in a laugh.
"They relocated you."
I nodded, as he sighed.
"Harry. The past is the past, and I can't change it. I feel like you've
proven that you're sorry."
I smiled weakly.
"But I swear to god. If you hurt Tayler, in ANY way, I can, and will kill
you." I nodded as he put his hands in his pockets and bit at his lip.
His lower lip started to quiver.
He jumped suddenly, wrapping his legs around my waist, and I held
back, afraid of loosing my little brother again.
"I missed you,” I whispered.
I felt his tears stain my shirt.
"I missed you too"
I looked out on the balcony, of the only house that hadn't been
completely destroyed by the attacks. My moms.
I heard Liam's voice, as I swung around.
He smiled, that smile that still made me melt.
"Hi" I replied.
"Can we talk?" he asked, his face becoming serious.
My heart dropped as he looked over his eyes starting to tear up.
"We've been together for such a long time" he started.
I bit my lip.
Was he breaking up with me?
"Is something wrong?"
He replied quickly.
"You know I love you right?" he asked.
"Then. If you know that. You know why I have to do this"
He sighed as tears started to spill over his face.
He slipped a small black velvet box out of his pocket.
"-I've been keeping this for the right time. six months. And I feel like
now would be better then ever."
He bent down slowly onto one knee, and my hands shot to my mouth
as I realized what he was about to do.
"Anthony Ritcher. I want our forever to be official."
He opened the box, as tears spilled down my face.
"Will, You Marry Me?"
I couldn't breathe.
"OH MY GOD JUST SAY YES ALREADY!" yelled Louis.
I hadn't realized everyone had gathered in the room.
I laughed at how I was still, to this day, the last person to know about
"Yes" I sobbed, as Liam took the ring out of the box and placed it on
I wrapped my arms around his neck as he picked me up twirling me
around, my feet never touching the ground.
My mother came up and hugged me as Louis hooted and hollered,
and the others dance around.
I guess you could say things really did nothing but go up from there.
Niall had found Elder Wright's daughter on the outskirts of town, and
had brought her back.
It was hard to tell her that her father was dead. She cried like any five
year old that had lost daddy would. The next two years she had clung
to Liam the closest thing to a father she seemed to find. And had
started calling him and I both daddy.
Her power had developed, and she had taken an enhanced version of
her fathers’ power. He was able to take the power of another mutant.
She was able to merge herself to another mutant, take over their
body. The result was her became a stronger being.
We had managed to sneak her into a lot of movies.
There were also a lot of awkward hide and seek games.
The town had taken form, and Zayn, with the assistance of 23 other
mutants that had the ability to produce a shield, had created a device
that would enhance a shield's ability, putting it around the town at
We had created a mutant utopia, and mutants from all over the world
had come to live or visit our town.
Zayn, Liam, Julianna, Louis, and Harry had become the new elders,
and they had asked Tayler and I to be apart of it. We had both
declined, wanting nothing to really do with the high council.
Jordan and Louis's relationship had started getting rocky due to
Louis's new position, and they've been trying to get along.
We're positive it won't last much longer.
Julianna and Zayn had gotten married and had yet to take their
honeymoon. However that night they had gotten married, they had
trashed their place for some odd reason, and seemed fully content
with each other the day after.
Wild animal sex if you ask me.
Cassandra took her powers of patience to the preschool we had built,
and was quite happy with what she was doing.
Niall had started to heal after Alexandra's passing, keeping himself
busy with the rebuilding of Hollow Hill, and selling his home up in
Italy to stay in Hollow Hill permanently.
Everything was starting to fall into place. But I felt our journey was
Two years in total had passed before the utopia was put to the test
And this time.
We were ready.