Her heart pounded against her
chest. The feel of his hot breath on her lips
enough to make her faint. His blue-green eyes looked at her from under his
smirk was gone.
Mia thought that they were getting
closer. His eyes never left hers as
them got even more heated.
What is he doing? she thought.
We're suppose to be enemies, right? Maybe I
confused then I thought.
Then her mind started to wander on other subjects.
He isn't that bad, really, she
reasoned to herself. Maybe if he took off
While she discussed her situation,
Anubis was also having double thoughts
What am I doing? he asked himself.
This was not part of the plan. Is she
something on me? She's more powerful and more dangerous than we thought. But
somehow, I can't seem to stop myself.
"Mia!!" Their thoughts
were interrupted by voices coming down the stairs.
looked up and saw the shadows of Sage and Ryo's armors coming their way.
A gust of wind blew by her and
suddenly he wasn't with her anymore. She
and found him several feet away from her. He smirked again and gave her a
"We'll meet again. I guarantee it." Then he disappeared into the darkness.
Mia caught her breath and her
knees finally gave way. She dropped down to
and knees and still stared after him.
"Mia!" She could
hear Ryo shouting her name. They came up behind her and
feel Sage's hand on her shoulder.
"What happened?" asked Halo.
She looked up to them and must
have looked distraught because Ryo started
around for something to destroy.
"Where is he?" the
bearer of Wildfire asked. "What did he do to you? Show
"Ryo," she said, barely above a whisper, "can we just get out of here?"
"Please. I really need to get away from this place."
"She's right," answered Sage. "They might come back."
Wildfire looked at them then
back into the darkness. He knew they were right
and Sage were not in any shape to protect Mia right now. The fight up in the
more than they thought.
"Okay, let's get out of here."
They helped Mia up and got out
of the subway. Her jeep was where they left
it and Sage
went over to drive. Mia sat on the passenger's side and rested her head
As they sped out of the city,
Mia noticed a weight in her hand. She looked
found the bracelet there.
"You found your bracelet," Sage said.
"Yeah." Mia turned
it over her palm and watched it. She flipped the
nameplate over and
found a new symbol there. Somebody had carved the kanji for loyalty in red
behind her name.
"I'm sorry Anubis,"
apologized Kale. The two Warlords watched the red and
get out of the city. "We should have been able to hold them a little longer."
"No harm done. I think I made my point with her."
"What exactly did you do to her?"
"That's not important.
Let's just say that she's going to be thinking about
until it drives her crazy."
"That's some strategy."
It better work, too, Anubis thought. Or I'm going to go crazy along with her.
"What about that bracelet?"
"She has it." He turned away from the edge.
"Don't worry. I'm sure
it's going to give her more problems than comfort."
walked away. "As she's doing to me now," he added in a whisper.