(A/N) Ok, before you all start throwing tomatoes at me because of my incredibly long delay please let me apologize! I am so incredibly sorry and I hope you will all forgive me! So… before anyone gets anyone gets any pitchforks I give you chapter 6!

Warning:I was writing this unbelievably fast so I didn't get a chance to proof read so I apologize in advance for any mistakes you may find. And feel free to tell me if you spot one. Thanks!

Disclaimer: I do not H.I.V.E. and you're crazy if you think I do!

I got out of my bed, horrified with what I was about to do. I was going to hand myself over on a silver platter. But it was worth it, as long as Laura was safe. I opened the door to my room slowly and looked both ways. No one. I inched my way out into the hallway and continued creeping down the hallway when I heard no one. I knew that if I told anyone what I was doing they wouldn't let me go ahead with it, they would tie me to my bed if that's what it took to keep me from going back. Especially Laura. At the end of the hallway was the front door. I was almost to it when I heard them. My friends talking about me, concerned. They were coming from behind a closed door on my right, which I assumed was some sort of sitting room.

My curiosity got the better of me and I listened in, eavesdropping. "I'm really worried about him. He still hasn't woken up." That was Laura talking. Then Wing's voice, "We don't know what he went through Laura, he will need time." There was a sigh and then, "I know, I just don't know what's wrong with him."

Shelby cut in then, "We all do, at least we know he's safe now though."

I whirled around and was out the door before I could hear anymore. I felt strangely guilty. And I didn't like it.

I saw the Shroud resting surprisingly conspicuously on the beach. Before I could think about what I was doing I strode over to it and climbed in. I started the engine and before anyone could stop me, was in the air.

It was then I realized that I had no idea where I was going. The moment the thought flicked across my brain I heard him again. In my mind, talking to me, "I know where to go. Just let me take control."

With a hard shake of my head I said out loud, "Get out of my head!"

The voice came again, "It's too late, I'm already in your head. And since you don't know where you're going you'll never get there and that would mean…"

"Ok!" I practically yelled. "Just don't even dare touch Laura or any of my friends!"

"We'll see," came the frightening response.

And then before I could even respond I felt my body start to shake and quiver as Overlord started to take power over my body. It was terrifying to feel my free will drained from me as another entity commanded my body. And it was at that moment that I realized the magnitude of my proximity and the reality that there was no way out. I was trapped, literally and figuratively.

I'm sorry for the short chapter (I feel like I'm apologizing a LOT) but I think it's better that I posted a short chapter than nothing at all. So you guys all know the drill… REVIEW!