They Walk Among Us
“Nothing to say for yourself, huh?” Gideon’s grin was filled of sadistic joy. “They all start out quiet, but the time I break them, they’re begging me to stop.”
Well, that wouldn’t be happening with me since I couldn’t talk anymore. None of the humans realized as Opalites got older, we lost our ability to talk. Our powers developed into telepathy, so we didn’t need to use our mouths for such primitive things as speech.
Gideon gestured for two of his goons to grab my arms and drag me from my cell. I let them touch me, through my skin crawled at the feel of their dirty hands on me. Once we were in the corridor, and walking down it, I hung my head, letting my hair cover my face. I wanted Gideon to think I was defeated, but really I was contacting every person in the cellblock.
Alerting the Opalites was easy, though breaking through the walls the humans had built around their minds was child’s play to an Opalite as powerful as I was. I knew the humans wouldn’t necessarily trust what I told them, so I pushed Zach’s image into their brain as a person they could trust.
When everything blew up in Gideon’s face, I wanted the humans to get out, and Zach would help them.
::Do you know how many prison buildings there are?:: I asked Zach while be forced to leave the one I was in.
::As far as I can tell, just the one you were in. Tyler’s been bragging to me about how many Opalites they’ve caught over the last couple of months.::
I grunted silently. ::Damn it. I’d hoped they would have managed to stay hidden longer, but they got careless. It would explain why I’ve lost touch with so many over the months.::
“Strip him, and put him in the room,” Gideon instructed the men who held me. “I need to get my instruments and I’ll be back for him.”
They tore my clothes off, and groped me while doing it. I fought the need to roll my eyes. Did they really think touching me inappropriately would break me quicker? While I didn’t like being touched by anyone but Zach, I allowed it to happen. I wasn’t interested in hurting the peons yet. My eyes were set on getting Gideon within my reach, because he was the one I needed first.
Zach’s anger surged through me, but I sent out a calm wave of energy.
::Don’t do anything. I need you to head to the prison building. There are humans and Opalites locked there. When I take Gideon down, they’ll need to trust someone, and I told them you would help them.::
::Take Gideon down? I thought you weren’t going to do anything more than take control of the rebels.::
::I changed my mind when I found out what he’d done to not only Anson and the other Opalites, but to the humans as well. Humans called us monsters, but I think you have more evil in your hearts than an Opalite could ever dream of having.::
::Not all of us.:: His soft admonishment hit me.
They threw me into the room, and my knees hit the cold stone floor before I could control the fall. I grimaced at the rough material tearing into my flesh, but spilling my blood would help bring my power to heel more easily.
“He is a pretty one. I bet Gideon fucks him to break him. Pretty ones like him are used to being treated nice. Gideon will teach him the only thing a hot mouth like his is good for,” one of the men taunted me as they stood by the door, waiting for Gideon to get back.
I glared at them while crawling to the far wall, sat cross-legged, and rested my hands on my thighs. I focused on the door between them, and meditated, slowly gathering my power into myself. When I had enough, I slowly let it leak out, and directed small tendrils of it out toward my jailors.
The little strings of power wrapped around their ankles, and anchored themselves into the concrete. When I attacked Gideon, they wouldn’t be able to move from where they stood.
::I don’t want you any where near here, Zach.:: I ordered my lover to stay away.
::While you accepted my wings without hesitation, if you were to see what I truly looked like, you wouldn’t be so accepting of my differences.::
Zach’s thoughts were puzzled, and I remembered there weren’t any pictures of what my people had looked like when they landed. For some reason, all of those had either been destroyed or the government had taken them all. Yet it was our true appearance, which convinced the humans, we were there to attack, not to talk.
::All right, but at some point, you’re going to have to show me.::
I knew that, and just the thought of Zach turning away from me in fear and disgust hurt my heart. Yet I couldn’t keep my true self hidden any more. To complete my mission, I had to show what I really was.
The scrape of the door warned me my time was up. It was time to shot the opening salvo of the true rebellion, and Gideon would realize he’d subjugated Opalites at his peril.
“Well, I’m glad to see you’re not crying or pleading all ready. Makes it so much more fun for me.”
Gideon stepped into the room, and shut the door behind him. I ducked my head to hide the grin as I noticed he was dressed in black leather. Did he really think the whole evil ‘Dom’ thing would frighten me? Though I amended that thought. If I was young and powerless, I probably would be afraid of the man, but that moment all he did was make me want to laugh.
He stalked across the floor, reaching out for me as he got closer. I let him wrap his fist in my hair before I exploded off the floor. Horror filled Gideon’s face as I let my true form take over. I shoved my hand into Gideon’s chest, and tore his heart out, holding it up as his body crumbled to the floor.
::No mercy for any who harm my brethern.::