I couldn’t believe it. This was worse than the whole ordeal with the carnival. Kelly was already angry—I was angry with myself, too—that I was on camera before, but this was even worse than that. I had to hope that no one saw my face.
“Sssir,” someone stuttered. “What is that?”
I didn’t say anything. I had to think about what I wanted to do. I couldn’t just wipe their memories because even if I did this was on TV. And then there are things like social media so this was definitely being seen by people somewhere. You people and your damn Facebook. Maybe the news people weren’t shooting live.
“We’re reporting live,” the news woman said. I almost felt like punching her in the face.
I was going to have to flash them to distract them. The only thing is I didn’t know if I could drag the dragon—ha—with me because it was huge. And the police were definitely going to be there any second. I was just going to have to take my chances.
I stuck my hand facing backwards and flashed everyone with my bright light—hold the giggles. I then grabbed the dragon and started pulling it as fast as I could. I was almost in the alley way.
“How did he get over there?” someone asked. I grunted in aggravation.
Once again I stuck out my hand flashed the light to distract everyone. When I got into the alley I could see that the agents were there with a van, waiting for me. The back door was open.
“Throw it in,” one of them said. I did just that. “Now get in.” I climbed in right after the dragon.
Once everyone was in the van started driving.
“It’s for you,” one of the agents informed me, holding out a phone. I grabbed it.
“Hello?” I asked.
“Are you kidding me?” Kelly shouted through the phone.
I pulled the phone away and started pointing at it.
“She’s mad,” I whispered. I put the phone back up to my ear.
“Are you listening?” she asked me.
“Yeah, yeah,” I said.
“I want you to come in with them. We need to talk.”
“That’s not really going to work for me.”
“I really must insist.”
I looked around and all of the agents looked ready to restrain me.
“Do you really think they will be able to stop me?” I asked her.
“No,” she admitted.
We stopped at a traffic light and I quickly erased everyone’s mind in the van and jumped out the back door. Running with speed I didn’t know I could manage, I headed back to my car. There was something that I needed to do before I left, though.
On my way to my car I headed back to the burning building to find Julie and her father. She was still there, amazingly. I ran right up to her.
“You’re still here?” I said.
“We were waiting for you,” she said.
“Walk this way, quickly.”
We walked away from the building as quickly as we could.
“I’m going to do something to your dad,” I said. “I’m going to make him forget.”
“You aren’t going to do nothing,” he informed me.
Without waiting for an answer I wiped his memories. Julie took the brunt of the flash but I kept her memories intact.
“Listen to me,” I said. “If anyone comes asking you about me or the dragons pretend like you’ve forgotten. Okay?”
“Why didn’t you do the same thing to me?” she asked.
I was selfish. “I don’t know.”
“I’m glad you didn’t.”
I leaned in and kissed her. She didn’t pull away from me, which was amazing.
“Will I ever see you again?” she asked me as we finally pulled away.
“I hope so,” I said. And then I took off.
When I got back to my car I called Roy to let him know what happened and that we needed to leave as soon as I got back. We had to get as far away from the agency as we could. They weren’t really going to do anything, even though I exposed myself and the dragons to world. But why would I take my chances…?