We stood in the crowd after the stupid parade, when some guards came over to us.
"It is time for あなた to speak with the prince." We nodded and went into a huge building with golden walls and stone statues everywhere. Ike wrapped his arm around me as we entered a room with the prince sitting on one end of a table. Each chair had a name tag on it and I finally found mine on the end of the table, between Ike and the prince. across from me was Stella and Brandon. Stella looked really nervous for some reason.
"Hello." The prince's voice echoed through the room. "I see that we are missing one person." He said, motioning toward Flora's empty seat.
"She was kidnapped によって these 'dark forces' we're supposed to be talking about." I said.
"I see." Silence.
"Oh my god." I said, putting my head in my hands.
"You really must be an idiot. What are あなた doing, waiting for an invitation to start talking?" Musa said, sitting on the other side of Ike. A guard came and put his sword to Musa's neck.
"Do not talk to the prince like that."
I sighed and used a levitation spell to take the sword out of his hands and I tossed it to the other side of the room. "You know what we could do right now? Get this 'meeting' over with."
The prince locked eyes with me and looked me up and down, making me squirm a little. Ike grabbed my hand, and I immediately relaxed. I looked at Ike and gave him a reassuring smile, but I still felt the prince's eyes boring into my back. Ike smiled back.
"Are we going to start this または not?" Riven asked impatiently. A guard took a step toward him, but the prince motioned him to stop.
"You two." The prince pointed to Musa and Riven. "You make a good couple. You're both impatient, loud, obnoxious, and would never be loved によって anyone else. I researched all of your backgrounds. あなた both have problems with parents. Riven, both of your parents abandoned you, because you're worthless, and Musa, your mother passed away, and あなた can't get along with your dad, because your dad realized how much of a nuisance あなた are."
I swear I saw a tear come out of Riven's eye. I stood up and faced the prince.
"Don't あなた dare talk to them like that." I said, looking him dead-on. He stood up as well, standing close enough to me that I could see the specks of green in his brown eyes. He stood taller than me, about the same height, maybe taller, than Ike's brother.
"Autumn Nicole Knightly. あなた have two brothers in this room, but あなた were all separated after birth. Your parents hated you, almost the same case as Riven's, but they kept you, and used あなた as their little stress reliever. They took out everything on you. After あなた left- well, ran away, あなた grew up to be a beautiful girl. あなた met a man and got in a relationship, which later turned out to be an abusive relationship, and joined Alfea, reunited with your brothers, and met your フレンズ and-" He glanced at Ike, "-boyfriend. あなた also have a grandfather that is headmaster at Red 噴水 School for Specialists." He said.
I scoffed. "You're a pathetic creep." I turned to leave, but he grabbed my wrist. I winced in pain, and Ike and everyone else shot up out of their seats. The prince examined my wrist, then looked at Ike, who had his sword ready.
"Autumn, you're in an abusive relationship again, aren't you." He said, looking from my scratches to Ike and then back again. I saw the shocked look on Ike's face turn to terror at that thought and quickly turned to face this pathetic man again. I blasted him across the room, and he smashed into a nearby wall. Two guards grabbed my arms and slammed me into another wall, and I felt handcuffs go around my wrists. I looked over to see Ike standing with his sword raised over the prince, and the guards pushed me toward the door. Julien and Helia tackled the two guards that were holding me and someone broke the handcuffs, I'm not sure who. I ran over to where the prince and Ike were, and grabbed Ike before he could get himself arrested. He lowered his sword and guided me away from him. Stella ran over and told everyone to hold hands, and she teleported us out of there.
When we got back, I noticed Musa left the room quickly. "I'll be right back," I told Ike, and I followed her. I found her in her room, sitting on her ベッド sobbing. Sitting 次 to her, I wrapped my arms around her, and she rested her head on my shoulder and cried.
"Musa, just ignore him. Like I said, he is pathetic. I hope he-" Before I could finish that sentence, Tecna walked into the room and went straight for the computer.
"Tecna? What's the rush?"
"Stella's gone. I think she just got kidnapped."
My eyes widened along with Musa's, and we quickly rushed back into the other room to find Brandon freaking out.
"Come on guys," Bloom said. "We need to go help Tecna."
We walked into the other room to find the computer, but no Tecna. The computer chair was flipped over on the other side of the room.
"Tecna???? TECNA??" Timmy shouted, looking everywhere for her. I shook my head and ran out of Tecna's room and into mine, looking in the closets, hoping it was a joke または a prank. Nothing. I heard my door slam shut and whirled around to find Devon and that prince Ashton guy standing right behind me. I ran toward my door and twisted the knob, but nothing happened. The door wouldn't open. I pounded on the door and screamed for help as Devon grabbed me and quickly put a hand over my mouth, hissing at me to shut up. Someone pounded on the other side of the door, and I heard Ike screaming my name. I bit Devon's hand and ran back toward the door.
"Ike! Ike, there's two of them! It's Devon and-" Devon pushed me against the ウォール and tied something around my mouth and grabbed some handcuffs from Ashton, putting them on my wrists. The door finally opened with a bang.
I finally slammed the door open and saw Devon and Ashton, with Autumn handcuffed and thrown over Devon's shoulder, kicking and screaming, as they ran toward the balcony. I shouted Autumn's name again and ran toward them, but they were gone. I fell to my knees and held my head in my hands when someone came into the room.
"They're all gone." Helia said. "All of them."