I smiled as l cleaned, remembering the events of last night. Finally, Evelyn stormed in. “Ugh! Can this day get any worse?”
“What’s the matter?” I asked, ignoring the sharp looks from Sally and Ada.
She sat down abruptly. “Edgar’s making us stay in our rooms until the Resistance spy is found.”
“Edgar? Is that yout father?”
She looked arond absentmindedly, before realising what l had asked. “Oh – oh, yes. He makes us call him that. I don’t see what’s wrong with the Resistance anyway. They just want to stop the segregation between water-powered people and people with other powers, right?”
I shook my head. “No, they want to stop the monarchy’s rule. They want the more powerful people to ba in charge, so they sometimes resort to violent protests, imprisonment, even assassination attempts. That is why they are fighting so hard.”
She scrutinised me carefully. “You know a lot about the Resistance, don’t you?” A careful, probing question – that l had no idea how to answer.
“Um, yeah. I read it in… pamphlets.” I stuttered.
She looked almost… excited. “What pamphlets?”
“Just pamphlets.” I couldn’t have sounded more suspicious if she tried. But she didn’t care. I glanced down. Our hands were almost touching. Slowly’ l edged my hand closer to hers. She grasped it as she processed what l’d told her about the Resistance.
“But if the Resistance get what they want, then people like me… we’d get nothing.”
The words came out of my mouth before l could take them back. “So what?”
She stared at me, disbelieving. “Seriously?” And before l could stop her, she ran up the stairs to the abandoned tower.
“Stop! It’s not safe up there!” I shouted, but all l heard was the thunderous crashing as the tower collapsed.
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