I wanted to say yes, but I couldn’t. I had way too much on my mind and I didn’t need to be distracted. I looked up at him and smiled. “I would love to,”
“I feel a ‘but’ coming.” Ryan said sadly.
I lightly touched his cheek. “I’m so sorry. I just have so much to do. For starters,” I glanced at the tornado coming toward me angrily. My dad.
Ryan nodded his head understandingly and stood at attention by my side. As my dad passed, troops stood at attention.
“Chaos!” Dad yelled.
My hands quivered, but my expression was unwavering. I wasn’t going to show weakness to my dad. I lifted my chin and walked toward him. “I did as you commanded.” I was surprised by my voice. I thought it was going to come out small and weak, but it was strong.
“I see you did a poor job of it.” He had arrived in front of me and skewered me with his hate filled eyes. “Your mother would be so disappointed.”
Something inside of me screamed, He has no right to criticize you! I bit my tongue to stop my retort. I only nodded my head while my dad lifted his hand. A loud thundering sounded above us and I looked up. Grimacing, I stood under the tractor beam that would send me into the aircraft. My dad soon followed suit. When he arrived, I sat in one of the hard metal benches. Dad then muttered something to the pilot.
“Yes, Leader Crios.” He replied and began maneuvering through the lazy haze in the air. I could feel every vibration through the cells of my body. Every hair on my arm was on end when he sent an icy glare at me.
“You,” He sneered. “You are the worst thing that’s ever happened to the Empire.” He pointed a finger at me. “If you weren’t alive, your mother wouldn’t be dead!” Spit flew from his mouth.
I couldn’t stop my body from fighting his words. “You killed mother. Not me.” I muttered.
“What did you say?!” In one motion, he slapped my cheek and bared his teeth. “You don’t talk to me like that, Chaos.” He said my name as if it were poison in his mouth.
My eyes watered and when he looked away, I quickly wiped my eyes. He turned back around and I sat up. “Yes, sir. I’m sorry, sir.” I quickly replied.