227 Days Until Wishes And the Uncertain End (Part 1)
Evester sat at his desk looking at his computer that he had not turned on in months. His phone remained blank. His brother had yet to get back to him, and the plot to get out of Valaria quickly was fading daily. If they staid for too long…
“Staring at it won’t turn it on.” Endwin’s voice came from the doorway to his room, open because Evester was not used to closed doors. Not anymore. Not unless he was sleeping. When he was awake, he had to be prepared for the worst.
“I wasn’t planning to turn it on.” Evester turned from the computer, to face his brother.
“Then why sit there? Or were you were hoping to get information by getting into my phone?”
“Why did you come Endwin?” Evester cut to the chase, knowing full well that his brother did not know the full extent of what Evester could do. Electronics were not his strong suit and he would not crack into Endwin’s personal accounts.
“Graceon said Hester got in contact with May.” Endwin leaned against the door. This was their confirmation for their in. “We will get a time soon.”
“Have you met May?” It was now time to learn everything he could about everyone they’d be interacting with. Self preservation for he and Heiphillia came first.
“She’s a Military Magician, I haven’t wanted to.”
“But we will be getting access.”
“Five day’s from now.”
“What? Why so long?” Five day’s was pushing the timeline. They still had to convince Zeydar. They had to escape. If they waited too long, they’d be here for…
“Star campus is closing.” Endwin stood up straight.
Closing? Evester had never heard of Star Campus closing. The way that Endwin said it told Evester that Endwin didn’t mean limiting more than it already was. “Why?”
Final exams never closed Star Campus. It must have been a new implementation after Arcadia. It would put us off on our time, by a wide margin. Evester wasn’t sure that there was a way to bypass the rules. He wasn’t sure that there was a way to get away quickly enough to make the warning outside of their control. They could not be in Valaria twenty days from then.
“You knew him? You didn’t tell me that.” Endwin walked into the room, confronting Evester this time.
“Graceon told you?” Evester pushed away from his desk a bit more.
“He knew you Evester, not this persona.” Endwin wove his hand up and down directed at Evester.
“I didn’t realize I knew him until too late.”
“You aren’t afraid that he’ll rat you out?”
Honestly, Evester had thought about it. He figured that since the cops had not showed up within the last day that Zeydar had told no one. Still, he left his door open and bag packed ready to flee with only Heiphillia. “No.”
“I’m a super celebrity, you wouldn’t even understand.” Evester joked back. Endwin had rolled his eyes at his friends reaction to Evester’s name. Evester figured his brother was over the celebrity status that Evester held, irritated with it more like. “Once May gets us that pass tell me.”
“You have faith that it’ll happen fast?”
Evester had faith that Zeydar would put a word in for her and her friends. Evester wanted to believe that things would work out, for once. Even if the fact that the person he was hunting for was a Dreams addict. Even if that Dreams addict told him to stay away.
“Evester.” Europa called from down the hall. “Mother would like to talk to you.”
It was time. His mother would have finished her read through of the notes. Evester stood and met Endwin at the door. “Endwin can you get Heia?”
“You are bringing her to meet with mother as well?”
“Is that not a better decision?” Heiphillia was a part of plan and she should be there with him, or at least that’s what Evester figured. He doubted she would want to be there. It didn’t matter, she needed to be.
And, in a way, he wanted her there.
Evester headed down the hall towards his mother’s office, knowing that more that two pairs of eyes watched him.