Ender Curse part 10Nobody knew what to do. Lalna was gone, and they didn't know how to find him or where to look.Xephos stood on the balcony on the roof. He couldn't face the others, knowing that it was his fault Lalna had left.He was staring at Lalna's journal, reading his last words over and over again. It was only then that he realized his hands were shaking.He closed his eyes and took a deep breath. Lalna was his friend and he needed help. And Xephos hadn't trusted him. He even said so, and Lalna clearly heard him.He didn't know what to do. He needed to fix this, but he didn't know how.Frustrated, he let the journal fall from his hands, and he was about to go back into the house when he noticed something.When the journal landed, it opened to a page near the end. There was a sketch on the page for a machine that Xephos didn't recognize.Stooping over, he picked up the book and looked at the blueprint. Lalna had scribbled something underneath it. He said it was a way to find the mutant Enderman.
Ender Curse part 13 (Final)The others quickly gathered around Xephos, staring at the device. They could clearly see the two different signals.Both of the signals were weak, but they were still there.Lalna's signal was still there. It could only be there if he was still alive.“Oh my god,” choked out Xephos. “Lalna's still alive...”“But... but we saw that thing stab him through the chest!” exclaimed Honeydew. “He even turned back into a human, and the poison started killing him!”Xephos shook his head. “We would have know if he had died, right? We would have felt it...”Sjin nodded. “But if it's still showing both of them, doesn't that mean the mutant is still alive too?”No sooner did he say that than the mutant's signal on the tracker disappeared. And a split second later, an explosion rocked the ground, knocking them all to their knees. The sun disappeared and the sky above them suddenly turned as black as night, and the air became so c
Ender Curse part 8It took a while for Lalna to finish writing down everything he had found in his journal. He had so many theories, none of which were certain.The only thing he was truly certain of was that he needed to find and kill the mutant Enderman.Tonight was a full moon. It had appeared last full moon, so there was a chance it might appear again.Or at least... he thought it had appeared last full moon. After all, what else could have pulled him through the window? And now that he thought about it, he remembered that the poison had been killing him. Then the mutant Enderman supposedly appeared, and the poison seemed to stabilize and stop giving him seizures.He had to know for sure if that really had been the mutant Enderman, or if there was something else out there.Lalna looked out the window. It was getting later in the afternoon. He only had a few hours until nightfall.He picked up the extractor and hooked it onto his belt. Then he found a sword, strapped it to his back, and walked
Ender Curse part 3By the time Lalna woke up the next morning, it was already well past noon. He sat up and wrapped his blanket around his shoulders, freezing cold, even though the air temperature was relatively warm.With the blanket, he stood up. The pain in his side was mostly gone, but it still hurt to touch, and the wound was still raw, as if the attack had just happened. It hadn't healed a bit.He walked towards the door, stumbling a bit. His headache was back, and he was thirsty, but not hungry.He opened his door and walked out, running right into Xephos, who had been walking by.“Dammit Lalna!” exclaimed Xephos in surprise, jumping back to avoid running into him. “You've got to stop doing that!”Lalna laughed tiredly. “Sorry for making you shit yourself again,” he said, not bothering to hide his smile.Xephos laughed a bit, but then he got a good look at Lalna, and his expression changed to worry.“Uh oh, what is it?” asked Lalna, recognizing the l
Ender Curse part 12They spent Lalna's last few minutes in silence. He was paralyzed with fear. Not only that, but the intense cold suddenly began to spread, making it much harder to breathe.“Guys...” he choked out. “I'll find it... After... after I Change, I'll f-find the mutant and k-kill it... Just... promise me you'll leave... as soon as it's dead...”Sjin shook his head. “But we can't leave without you...”“You have to...” he said, grimacing in pain. His hands started to change color, and they realized that the full moon had begun it's ascent into the night sky.“Please... run...” Lalna choked out, squeezing his eyes shut and clenching his hands into fists, digging his claws into the palms of his hands.The Endermother quickly moved forward and took Lalna from Sjin, gesturing for them to back away.And then suddenly, they heard a long chilling roar, which echoed through the night.They all froze in fear.The mutant Enderman had come.The En
Ender Curse part 4Something was wrong.Lalna knew it as soon as he opened his eyes.He started to move, but a sudden uncomfortable feeling in his stomach stopped him. It then quickly changed from uncomfortable to painful, and almost immediately from painful to unbearable.He instinctively curled up on his side, gasping and struggling for breath. The pain seemed to originate from his side, right where the wound was.He groaned in agony, one hand clutching his side, the other digging into his mattress.Then something snapped. A chilling scream of pain escaped from him. By the time the first convulsions began a moment later, his vision went dark.XXX“Lalna did what?” exclaimed Xephos.“He teleported! I saw it with my own eyes!” exclaimed Honeydew. “One second he was right in front of me, and then I didn't even blink and he was gone. Didn't make a noise or leave a trail or anything.”“I have a hard time believing it,” said Sips with a shrug.