I sat by the fire with a million things going through my mind. I couldn't decide about cutting again or not, I knew it was going to be helpful but then I can't be myself.
I wanted to be able to fight off Zane and the new specials but I don't want to have other people think for me. I fought to get away but now I'm probably going back. I had no idea what to do, all I knew was that I wanted to protect the people I love.
I was so wrapped in my thoughts that I didn't hear David sit down next to me.
"Do I look okay?"
"Not really but I thought I'd ask," he said
I gave him a small smile. "Wheres Fausto?"
"Still in the tent with Shay, he said she should be waking up soon."
It was silent after that. David and I watched the fire together.
"Are you gonna do it?" David asked. We told him about what happened and what we were thinking about doing.
"I don't know. I have no idea what to do," I said
David sighed. "I think you should do it."
I turned to him surprised. "What?"
"Tally its the only way to fight them."
"I can't believe your telling me to go back to having someone think for me," I said
"I'm not telling you to go back to having someone think for you, what I'm trying to tell you is that if you work hard enough you will be able to control the influence of the cutting and no one will think for you," David explained to me
"Do you hear yourself? David I have no control over how I feel when I cut, everything becomes so clear that I see it with edge, it becomes a threat."
"A squirrel becomes a threat to you?" David asked smiling
"You know what I mean."
"David come on this is serious," I said getting up and walking
"I know its serious thats why I want you to be able to protect yourself," he said doing the same
I turned back to him. "Well I want to be able to protect you. Zane is mostly after getting me back and your in his way, with him being special and his enhanced abilities who knows what he could do to you."
"Its not me I'm worried about, its you. If anything happened to you...I wouldn't know what to do with my life," David said
I looked at him not knowing what to say. David and I had never really expressed much of our old feelings for each other since we met up and decided to save the world. It was almost like a strictly business relationship, I mean yea we slept in the same tent and shares a sleeping bag if we had too but there wasn't any declarations of love or eternal promises.
Before the the conversation got anymore akward there was rustling behind me. I turned to see Fausto and Shay emerging from the tent.
"Shay-la!" I yelled happy she was okay
David and I walked over to them.
"Tally nice to see you too," Shay said
"How you feeling?" David asked her
"Like the world is mine to have."
"Should I feel okay about that?" David asked
Fausto laughed. "Don't worry David, she just feels really awake. Its nothing dangerous."
"So whats the plan Boss?" I asked
"Well lets get the cutters together and we'll al decide," Shay said
She walked a space away from us a whistled loud.
Soon the Cutters were popping out on nowhere knowing the whistle call meant there was something important to discuss. They all stood at attention.
"Alright I'm sure all of you have heard about the current situation on our hands," Shay said in her leader voice. I remembered the day when I would stand at attention and listen to Shay's instructions.
"And because of this situation we have a decision that we all have to make together. If this decision is something you do not agree with speak up and we will let you return to Diego as messangers. If you choose not to be a apart of it your orders will be to go back to Diego and let the officals know Dr. Cable is at large, is this clear?" Shay asked
The Cutters stood in silence, meaning they understood the orders of their leader.
"Alright then. The decision that is up for discussion is whether we should reverse our despecialization. We have new enemies that are just like us but are hundred times stronger and faster, they way are now gives us little chance to defend ourselves and the city we love. If we reversed our operation we will be able to go back to being the killing machines we once were and we have a way better chance at protecting ourselves. Is there anyone who does not wish to reverse their operation?"
Silence. Every Cutter ever made knew that if you backed down from anything you were branded as weak and unfit to be a Special. The Cutters weren't designed to be weak.
Shay smiled. "It seems that we all agree to reverse the operation."
Fausto, David and I exchanged looks. This was not going to end well.
A/N: Sorry this chapter didn't have much action. I didn't want to leave you guys hangin for too long. Thank for reading!