Hey this is Lucksta 4eva! So this is the last chapter of The Immortals: The Remeberance! I hope you like it, as much as I enjoyed writing it! please read and review!
I wanted to go straight to Oregon, but Damen had other plans. Damen was the faster driver so he stepped in the driver's seat. Before we drove off into the freeway, he stopped at a drugstore, and got some bandages for my elbow.
"It's fine." I say.
"Ever, just let me fix you up right now."
"Fine." I said reluctantly. "Hey Damen, if I'm immortal, then why I am bleeding."
"Well for one you were hurt at the hands of another immortal, and second you still haven't learned how to heal and protect yourself."
"Why can't you teach me?"
"I will, Ever, but right now everything is just so hectic. I mean finding out your mom was alive was amazing, but now we have to get to Oregon and fast."
We got back in his car, and drove off. Damen put the radio on, and I soon grew relaxed. Then I closed my eyes and fell asleep.
I saw this bridge, it was painted right, and it crossed over a stream. On the bridge was Riley, my dad, and my dog. "Riley" I said.
"Ever, is that you?"
"Yeah." I said, so happy to have finally found her. I took a step forward to reach her, but the moment I got close to the bridge a force repelled me backwards.
"Ever, don't cross the bridge!"
"But, I want to be with you."
"Ever, this isn't a dream. This is for real. You are in Summerland, right now. If you cross, your body will die."
"But…" I say, not wanting to believe a word she said.
"Ever, you have so much to accomplish in the real world. That's why you were given a second chance."
"But why me? I mean couldn't it just be you."
"Ever,Damen chose you, he knows what you can do, even if you don't. You've got a life ahead of you."
"Will I ever be able to find mom?" I ask, changing the subject.
"Ever, you're just going to have to find that out for yourself."
Riley began fading and then I couldn't help but screaming out "Riley, no! Don't go. Please don't go."
"I'm sorry Ever. It's too hard to do this; I can't keep the connection up forever. Don't worry, when even if you don't see me, I'll always be with you."
Then she disappeared along with the bridge. "NO!" I say, not willing to let her go. I went to the stream, and kicked the water at the edge in frustration. I would get back to her. She had to be somewhere on the other side of the stream. It wasn't too wide maybe fifteen feet. I decided I would swim to the other side. I put my feet in the water, and stood in shock at the surprisingly cold water. I waded a couple feet out, and noticed that the other side still looked far away. I kept on swimming. Soon, I noticed that there was no floor underneath me, and I was in deep water. I looked forward, and noticed that the other side was still fifteen feet away, but the side that I had started on, looked like it was at least 50 feet away. What was going on here?
"You won't be able to cross to the other side." A voice said, sounding like it had come from under the water.
"Who is that?"
"Dive, Ever, Dive." I had no reason to trust the voice, but I did what he had said. I took a deep breath of air, and then dove. As I was diving, I saw a shape in the distance. I soon realized that I was almost out of breath. I began swimming upwards to the air, and then I heard the voice "Just breathe, now. Trust me, you'll be safe."
I was surprised by what the voice had told me to do, but I did what I was told. I breathed, and surprisingly he was right, I was still alive. I just floated there in absolute amazement, and then I swam to him. "Who are you?" I said. He was tall, muscular, with six pack abs, amazingly green eyes, surfer shorts, and dreads.
"My name is Jude. I died three years ago, in a surfing accident. But the real question is who are you? I haven't seen you're type around here in a while."
"My type?" I say surprised.
"Yes, your alive, you're mortal."
"Your one of them isn't you." He said, somehow disgusted.
"You should have crossed that bridge."
"What?" I say, absolutely surprised.
"Immortals don't get a pleasant fate. The fact that you even saw the bridge amazed me. When you die, and trust me, you will, you get sent to the Shadowlands."
"What?" I say somehow scared.
"You heard me. You've got to be careful."
"The bridge is a form of salvation; I've been trying to cross it for years. Sometimes, I see it, but when I get close enough to it, it fades away."
"Oh." I say "The thing is, I'm not ready to cross the bridge there are still things I need to do, people I need to help."
"Good, then you know what to do."
"Now you need to swim to the side you originally were on, okay."
"Yeah, besides the waters freezing."
"Good, now go." He said.
I swam back to the side I was originally on, and then laid down on some grass. I still had questions about my encounter with Jude and Riley, but I know knew what I had to do. I would have to find my mom. I lay on the grass and closed my eyes.
I opened my eyes, to pouring rain, and lightning in the distance. We were definitely back in Oregon.
"How long was I asleep for?" I ask Damen.
He laughed "A long time, you were out to, I couldn't wake you up."
"Damen, is there such a thing as Summerland, and Shadowland?"
There's a look of worry on his face as he says "Yes, did you visit there?"
"Just Summerland, it was really weird though, I saw a bridge and everything."
"Ever, Summerland is a place of beauty, but you shouldn't be wandering around Summerland alone. Especially being a new immortal. How'd you even get there?"
"I don't know I closed my eyes, and when I opened them I was lying in a field of flowers looking at a bridge."
"Oh." He said, dropping the topic, or afraid to tell me more.
"Damen take the exit." I say involuntarily. "Now take a left." "Now pull into the parking lot."
I realized that I had unknowingly led us into a cemetery.
"I don't know what just happened." I say.
"I do. Ever, there is something here for you. Do you want me to go with you?"
"No, think I have to do this alone."
"don't worry I will." I quickly exit the car, and soon wish I had brought a thicker jacket.
The rain bites at my skin and the wind yells at me saying "Why are you here? Go! Leave!"
I almost take the winds suggestion and run from this horrid place, but I know there is a reason for me being here. My brain tells me to run away, and to go back to the safety of my car, but my feet don't move. I have a feeling, a hope that maybe just maybe my mom, might be here.
Then I walk through the gates of the cemetery and look back. I ask myself, "Is this a good idea? It still is early, I can still leave."
Who knows what I will encounter there? Whatever it is I know that what I will meet there will forever change my already twisted life. What if it's a trap, maybe fate's form of revenge for killing Drina? Damen is into that karma stuff, maybe it truly is real. Danger, could be anywhere in this cemetery, but then again, I've never felt exactly comfortable in cemeteries. As I pass by the tombstones, I read them slowly. A six year old girl lived 1999-2005, died of cancer. 1920-2002 grandmother, passed away in her sleep, and then one tombstone catches my eye. Mary Romera, 1965-2009. Romera, that names seemed awfully familiar. Then I realized that it was the mom of my best friend, Sasha. She had died while I was away in California. I wasn't there for her. What kind of friend was I? I wasn't there for my best friend when her mom died, but she had sent me flowers and cards and texts when I was asleep in the hospital after all my family had died.
I kept on walking and realized that the cemetery was pretty much empty except for a black shape huddled next to a tombstone. I immediately felt as if I had to meet her. I realize that she is the reason why I am supposed to be here. My feet start moving toward her, before I can even think about what I am about to do. I see a middle aged lady. She has strawberry blonde hair, just like my mom's. She looks very similar to her, but worse. Her strawberry blonde hair, has lightened, with a few gray hairs here and there, she is even more skinny, making here look anorexic, her eyes are purple and sagged, from to many tears and night less sleeps, her skin just slightly less firm, and from her forehead to her mouth is a deep white scar. I automatically feel like I have to touch my scar, which is covered by my bangs, and is much smaller.
I feel sorry for the lady; it is as if she has lost everything. But when she looks at me, there's a look of hope in her eyes.
I walk up next to her and for a minute she doesn't act like I'm there, she just sits there and looks at the tombstone.
Then she looked up at me. I can never forget the agony and despair I saw shining through her eyes. Just looking at her made me want to cry and ask what is wrong with the world. But somewhere hiding deep down inside in her eyes, is light, hope.
She saw me and we had instantaneously shared a connection. I don't know what it was, but I swear I knew her, and then I realized that this was my mom.
Then I look at the tombstone.
I see a candle burning. It is like life, it is fragile and delicate, but it provides light and hope, but any little imbalance can burn out the light forever. I can see that it has already happened to her soul. Once she laughed, once she was filled with so much happiness, but then everything changed. Now society scorns her, because she has lost everything. We were both so different and so much alike.
Then I see a picture. I see a seventeen year old girl. All the others in the picture have disappeared, all I see is her, me. I looked so happy, surrounded by my family, the people I loved. I would do anything to go back to those days.
I look back at the woman and I say "Mom?"
There are tears in her eyes and she blinks them away and says "Ever?"
I begin crying and hug her tightly "I knew it was you. I knew you were alive."
She's crying too, hoping the embrace never ends. I missed my mom so much and now, here she was.
"Ever, I've missed you so much."
"I did too mom, I did too."
I look back at the women, and she begins to look slightly more familiar. Color has come to her face, and there's a little more happiness in her smile. I hugged her again.
"Mom, I love you."
"I love you too." She says, with tears in her eyes.
"It's cold, how about we get back in the car?"
"Sure." She says.
The future seems so far away. I don't know what will happen, but I know that as long as I have Damen and my mom with me, I'll be happy.
Before I leave I turn around and take one last look at the flame on the candle. It burns, just like the fire in our hearts, the fight we battle till we gain victory. My mom had that fire in my heart, and it kept on burning till she found me. It was time to let go of that flame, blow it out, and let room in for love, happiness, joy, and family. I take a breath in and blow out that burning flame. It's time to start a new life, a better one.
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