Kind of a cliffhanger last time, huh? And then I didn't update for about three months. :P Well, thank God I updated! ^_^ I'm trying to get better about that, considering I have a few fanfictions from a year ago that still need updating. Anyway...
Firestar'sniece: You'll find out what happened to Seth in this chapter. ;)
Jack and Alex didn't think about it, they were simply too worried about Sara and only concentrating on helping get her back. Seth didn't like the interview at all, although that won't be mentioned many times in the rest of this story. I'm not really sure about if it will get out that Fiona forced them to do the interview.
Sara won't like the idea of the interview either, but only because it could have put them in danger.
Seth might end up trusting them entirely. The reason he doesn't trust them will more than likely be revealed later in the story. Thank you so much for your review! It means a lot! ^_^
Daddyscowgirl94: Haha. Good question. xD And you're right, we can't. :P Thanks for the review! :)
BriDally: Thank you! I hope you enjoy this chapter! ^_^
tomboy2012: I know, right? It's quite sad for him. But you'll find out what happens in this chapter! ;)
Fan, elektricstorm, and doodlechick12: I'll try to update as frequently as possible. I really hope y'all like this chapter. Thanks for the reviews! ^_^
Here is chapter three. I hope all of you enjoy it! ^_^
Beep, beep, beep.
Sara blinked herself awake when she became aware of the steady beeping noise. She squinted from the bright lights that shone down on her from the dull ceiling. Where was she? Why was she there?
She tried to sit up, but realized that she was restrained by something, laying on a cot. She craned her head to the side where she spotted a machine - the beeping one - that showed her heart rate. Other machines she didn't recognize were nearby.
No one was in the room. She closed her eyes, thinking maybe she could escape.
She tried to use her powers to move whatever it was that was holding her down. It was no use. Her powers weren't working.
She hazily tried to remember what had happened, where she was. The last thing she remembered was seeing Seth's pale face when she had been... What had happened, exactly? She took note of the fact that she was in no pain, so, she hadn't been hit by a bullet.
Perhaps she was tranquilized. And Seth had tried to help her, hadn't he?
At the thought of her brother, she looked around the room wildly. "Seth?" she barely whispered.
The door across the small, white room came open and someone walked inside. He was wearing a mask and dark clothing. She noticed his eyes, though. They were small and green, kind of creepy. "I see you've finally awakened," he said, his deep voice echoing in the room.
"Where is my brother?" she asked firmly. Seth may have been captured as well.
"That's not of your concern."
"Where am I?"
"In a place you will never escape from." He chuckled. "Trying to use your powers would be useless, child."
Sara watched him carefully as he made his way over to a monitor. "Your powers are currently being blocked," he went on. "Of course, it won't always be that way."
"Why must I be here?" Sara asked, her eyebrows furrowed. She was trying with all her might to move something with her mind, to read his mind, but nothing was working. She tried not to look scared.
"Finally, a question I can answer." He turned the screen toward her. "Your brother isn't here with us. But fortunately, I can see where he is."
Sara's eyes widened when the man mashed a button on a remote. The screen blinked on, showing Seth, Jack, and Alex. They were walking out of a building. "Where are they?" she asked.
"Ssh. You'll miss the best part."
Sara turned back to the screen after the man flipped a switch. Seth doubled over, clutching his head in his hands. "Seth!" she cried. She turned back to look at the masked guy. "What are you doing to him?"
"Your brother and my close friend had a little... battle before we left," he answered. "When he wouldn't cooperate, I had to take matters into my own hands." He paused. "You see that cut on his forehead?"
She nodded, looking terrified and worried for her brother.
"His pain is in my control." He laughed again, sounding even more creepy than the first time.
She held back the tears that were threatening to fall from her eyes. "Please, do not harm my brother."
"No can do," he replied. Finally, he turned away from the monitor to look at her. "Unless... you can be of my assistance."
Sara's eyes went wider, if possible. She was too afraid to speak. She was trapped there and she couldn't help Seth.
"Your powers will return, your brother will be all right, on only one condition..." He smirked. "You agree to help me. I'm building up an army. All I'm asking is for you to be in it."
She stayed silent, lost in thought.
"Your brother will be okay..."
She thought again of Seth before swallowing hard and nodding. "I will," she said. "But only if you do not inflict any harm on my brother." She glanced back at the screen where Seth was still doubled over.
He grinned, glad his plan was working. "I promise."
He paused. "Good decision." He flipped the switch again, turning off the monitor. "Your brother should be fine now. But if you even try to escape, or in any way disobey a direct order, your brother is entirely at my mercy." And with that, he left the room, leaving Sara wide-eyed and terrified.
Every move she made now would affect Seth. She hoped she wouldn't mess up.
"Seth," Jack repeated. "Seth, what happened?"
Seth slowly opened his eyes as the pain subsided. He stared at the ground, bewildered. "I am fine." He slowly stood, his face pale.
Alex laid a hand on his shoulder. "What just happened?"
"I do not know." He took a deep breath, putting his determined expression back on. "We must find Sara now." He started in the direction of the car, not looking back to see if they were coming.
"Do you think he's lying?" Alex asked. "Do you think he really does know?"
"I have no clue. Let's just keep an eye on him for now."
She nodded and they headed to the car as well, taking Junkyard with them.
An hour later, they were still driving in the direction Seth had pointed them in. No sign of the UFO so far, but that didn't mean they weren't getting closer. Seth stared out the window, watching the sky.
"We'll find your sister, Seth," Alex promised when she noticed his expression in the rear-view mirror.
He nodded, but didn't reply. They had to find Sara soon. But who knew how far away she was by now?
"I'm sure she's close by."
"If we had never traveled to your planet, she would not be gone."
"You were only doing what you were told," Alex replied.
"Yeah. You had no idea this was gonna happen," Jack chimed in.
"Yes, but maybe I could have been abducted instead of her."
"Either way, one of you would be searching for the other."
Seth went back to staring out the window.
Jack slowed the car down as he reached a road of backed up traffic. "Great," he muttered.
"Flying would have been the better option," Seth pointed out.
Jack had to restrain himself from rolling his eyes. He loved Seth as if he were his own son, but he didn't care for the "I'm right, you're wrong" attitude.
"Is there another road to take?" Alex asked.
"No, not around here."
She sighed, turning to glance out the window.
Seth tapped his foot anxiously on the floorboard, trying to come up with a quicker plan.
The four of them sat in silence, each lost in their own thoughts.
"So," Jack said in an effort to start a conversation, "how was Sara doing before the two of you came to Earth?"
"She was well." He was quiet for a moment. "She often spoke of you on our planet, but many of our people did not believe her."
"Why not?" Alex asked.
"They do not trust humans. They cannot comprehend the fact that you assisted us on our journey."
"Haven't they ever heard of kindness?" Jack questioned.
Seth looked a bit offended. "Yes," he said tightly.
Jack raised his eyebrows at his wife before looking back at the cars in front of them. "Humans can be nice."
"Henry Burke is not."
"Yeah. Well... he's not a normal human, either."
Seth gave him a questioning look.
"Henry is one of the bad guys. Most humans are very nice," Alex explained.
Seth nodded, thinking. Someone parked behind them honked the horn and hit the back of their fender a bit. Jack, irritated, honked the horn back at whoever it was. "Watch it!" he yelled harshly.
Seth blinked, unconvinced. "Most people of your planet, Jack?"
Jack rolled his eyes while Alex laughed.
Seth glanced back out the window and spotted something in the distance. His face went pale. "Look."
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