Once Jace and Marion reached Santoff Claussen, Jace was immediately rushed to the emergency room by the yetis, though she couldn't really see why they were fussing about a little cut on her ankle. Was it really all that bad?
Jace laid back in the large hospital bed, her ankle being wrapped by one of the yetis. Phil, wasn't it? Jace sighed in annoyance, slight irritation and sadness. Why was everything so confusing to her? People were after her, these "spirits" seemed to care too much to actually listen and she couldn't remember much.
The yeti finished wrapping her ankle and went to call Yuletide, since North had left to visit Sandy. She felt alone inside. So confused...so lonely...just like when she was younger.
No! Jace blinked back the stinging tears that threatened to leave her eyes. Jace got up to see Yuletide. Jace never thought she could be so happy to see someone.
"Jace! Are you okay? What happened?" Yuletide asked worriedly, reminding Jace of her mother. It was surprising she remembered that she had a mother.
Jace told Yuletide of the recent events and asked her if she had a clue of who the people who hurt her might be.
Yuletide's eyes were filled with slight fear but quickly returned back to normal.
"I didn't think they would be able to regain their powers so quickly. How could this be?" Yuletide whispered to herself. She probably didn't even know she was speaking out loud.
"Who are you talking about? Who regained power?" Jace asked.
"I don't have a sister."
"Jace Carter doesn't, but Jace Create does. One of her sisters became evil. She was defeated, but she seems to have regained it...but how could she gain power so quickly..."
Jace became furious. She hated this. The Guardians treated her as if she was less than nothing. They tell her of Jace Create but barely take time to know Jace Carter. She may not remember much, but she remembers enough No, she wasn't jealous, and she wasn't being self-conceited, but could they at least treat her as if she was a real person?
"There you go again! Jace Create is all you guys ever think about! Can you guys at least act like I'm real?! I feel as if you guys don't even care about me! How hard is it to have a conversation with me and not talk about this 'Jace Create' girl?!"
"I completely understand! You guys obviously care about her, but can you at least pretend to care about me?!"
"What am I to you?! No one even takes the time and effort to know me! Am I that bad?! Why can't yo-"
"JACE!" Yuletide placed her hand lightly on Jace's shoulder, instantly calming her. It seemed that just a simple touch could calm her. Maybe it reminded her of something...of someone.
"Jace, we care for you. We really do. You just don't understand how much..."
With her words circling Jace's mind, Yuletide took her leave.
With Yuletide's word stuck in her mind, Jace laid down and drifted off, trying to understand her words.