I have literally nothing to say, so… On with the chapter!
We had gotten to the cave about fifteen minutes after Ray and Sy left the house. To be honest, I didn’t trust Sy with my sister. He acts as though he cares about her, but I don’t think he does. He always says stuff like, “Oh, she’s my best friend.” Or “Oh, I do care about her.” But no, that guy only cares about himself. He’s nothing but selfish. Ray doesn’t think so, but I do. She really thinks that Sy means well, but then why is he so secretive? Why doesn’t he tell us why we met him when he was five, why not earlier? He’s keeping secrets from us, Ray thinks that he’ll tell us when he’s ready, but I’m not so sure. Ray is always determined to make him seem good, but that’s only because they’re friends. Their’s really no other real reason.
For a while I let my thoughts wander, but then I felt something tug on my shirt. I looked down at my side and saw Poison standing there looking a little scared. I didn’t trust Sy, but I trusted Poison. They may be siblings, but they’re completely opposites. Sy is quiet, contained and keeps secrets. Poison is loud, talkative, and she tells Ray and I everything. She is far more outgoing than Sy is. I really don’t know how they’re siblings.
“What’s up, Poison? You okay?”
“It’s been over an hour but Ray and Sy still aren’t back yet. I’m scared.” What?! Oh, God! I hadn’t been keeping track of time. Has it really been that long! I knew we couldn’t trust Sy. He probably hurt Ray! I knew he never liked us! He probably-, “Arrow? Are you okay? You look angry.”
“I’m fine. I’m just worried about Ray.”
“What about Sy?”
“…” Um. Oh no, she probably thinks that I don’t care about her brother.
“Don’t worry, Arrow. As long as Sy is okay, so is Ray. Sy wouldn’t let Ray get hurt. He wouldn’t. Ray is his best friend. He would make sure nobody could hurt her.” I just nodded at her, but to be honest, I didn’t believe her. How could I? I just don’t trust that guy. No one is just always silent for no reason. Something happened to him. Something he doesn’t want us to know about. Something that I am going to find out.
“Ray!” I heard Piper and Pyro scream from the other side of the cave. I looked over and almost jumped out of my skin when I saw her. She had this huge, deep cut across her cheek, her pants looked like such a dark red that I had no idea what colour they used to be, her brown hair was completely drenched in blood, and there was even some of the crimson liquid dripping slightly from her mouth. And the weirdest part was that she had an arm draped across Sy’s shoulders. Okay, so maybe Sy didn’t hurt her, but I still didn’t trust him. Why didn’t he stop her from getting hurt? Why wasn’t he hurt in the slightest? Whatever, I can worry about that later, but for now…
“Ray!” I shouted, sounding like a child on his birthday, but I didn’t care. I ran up to my sister and tackled her to the ground, wrapping her up in a fierce hug. But the thing is, the second she hit the ground she screamed so loud that I felt the hairs on my neck rise. Oh, right. I forgot that she probably got hurt on her leg, which was probably why she needed Sy’s help stand. Oh, and her blood-stained pants were also a big hint. Oops, my bad. “Sorry, sorry! I didn’t realize!” I said, getting her to her feet.
“No, it’s fine, I’m glad to see you too. Just don’t tackle me to the ground. I’ve had enough tackling for one day,” She said that last part and gave a look to Sy. What was that about? Did Sy tackle her and try to hurt her?
He gave her a sort of funny look, then turned impassive again and said, “Hey, I saved your life. They almost shot at you. Is that not good enough?”
“True, true.” Oh, Sy saved my sister! Well, I don’t really know what to think about that. But I still don’t trust him. If you think I’m some super paranoid kid whose determined to not trust his big sister’s best friend, then just think. How would you feel around someone you’ve known for nine years of your life, and yet they still keep secrets from you? Exactly, it would seem suspicious. You wouldn’t trust them! See my point? Speaking of Sy.
I turned to him and saw that Piper and Poison were hugging him tightly and he was just standing there, still as a statue, the way he always is when someone hugs him. He clearly isn’t the most cuddly person, but then again, guys never are. However, I still love my sister, I just ran up to her and hugged her, even though she was completely drenched in blood, was it too much for him to hug his sister?
I slowly stepped away from my sister and she was immediately wrapped in a big hug by Pyro. Pyro was always close to her, she had acted like a mother to us when we never had one. After Pyro had let go of her, Piper and Poison got her, and Sy was standing at the side, watching. Then, I suddenly did something that surprised even me. I walked up to him and stood in front of him for a moment. Wow, I never noticed this, but he’s four inches taller than me, and that’s saying a lot, since he’s pretty tall. That means I’m tall too! Then, I reached out and hugged him as though he was my older brother. I still didn’t trust him, but he saved my sister. That’s gotta be worth something. He was so surprised that he sorta patted my back awkwardly, then he quietly whispered in my ear, so low, I wasn’t even sure I heard right. But I did, “I’d never do anything to hurt Ray. She’s my best friend, I know you don’t trust me, but please, believe me. I’d never hurt Ray. I really, truly care. About all of you” Then he removed his arms and stepped back with a slight smirk on his face, but I was too shocked by what he had said to care.
What was that about? He said that he’d never do anything to hurt Ray, he said he cared about all of us. A part of me wanted to believe him, but the other part of me knew better. He’s always been like a big brother to me, but then again, looks can kill you if you let them, Ray taught me that much, she practically drilled it into my head. ‘Looks can be deceiving,’ she’d always say, “always keep your eyes open where ever you go. You never know when someone might smile to your face, but then plunge a knife into your back and pierce your heart. It doesn’t matter who the person is. Expect pain, expect to get hurt. If you’re surprised by the pain, you’re already dead. Expect pain. From everyone.’ He looked like he cared about Ray, but did he really? Did he really care about any of us?
So, how was that one? 1233 words. Not too bad if I do say so myself. It was meant to be a bit more of an angst and confusion filled chapter. It’s meant to show how Arrow is kind of torn up, and isn’t sure how to feel about Sy, and he’s kind of questioning whether or not Sy might be the one to stab him in the back. This one took time to write, but seriously, pay attention to what is being said in this one. There’s something off about Sy, something Arrow is just dying to know about.