Chapter 11:

Down in a dark cavern, Diana sat cradling her baby, who looked about two now, Sam sat in the corner, sulking and thinking about possible ways he could slowly kill Caine and Drake paced around the cavern, never taking his eyes off Sam.

Even drake had heard about Astrid and Caine. Everyone had. Well that was what the kid he had whipped half to death told him before he killed him. Drake hadn't believed it at first, then he had thought it was funny, then he gone back to his original feelings, he hated all four of them and wanted to kill them all slowly and painfully.

There has been no plans yet. But it was fairly obvious to what it was going to be. They would match into town and reign hell down on them. Drake grinned at the thought of being able to kill whoever he wanted. He grinned at the thought of killing Astrid and Diana. He would probably let Sam kill Caine then drake himself would take care of Sam.

Astrid was still Caine's arms when Taylor collapsed. She immediately broke away from Caine, and ran over to Taylor's slumped body. Astrid knelt down next to her and started tapping her cheek and saying her name.

"Taylor, taylor." Astrid repeated over and over tapping her cheek.

Eventually Taylor woke up. She was rubbing her head as she pushed herself up to a sitting position.

"What happened?" Astrid asked as she helped Taylor to her feet.

"I've never done that before. I've never been able to bounce someone else with me." Taylor said.

"Then why did you try to do it back there." Astrid asked.

"I don't know. It was like I wasn't in control of my body. It was like one second I was looking at your back then the next I was waking up here with a massive headache." Taylor tried to explain.

"The Gaiaphage?" Caine asked, looking a bit panicked.

"No I don't think so. I've never gone near that thing." Taylor said.

That was when Astrid realised who made Taylor do it. Astrid took a small step back, praying that it wasn't going to be him. Astrid looked at Taylor. She was looking behind Astrid, towards the plaza.

"What's going on over there?" Taylor asked.

Caine and Astrid turned at the same time, both looking towards the plaza. There was an orange glow coming from over the houses. When they turned back around, Taylor was gone.

"Come on. Let's go and see whats going on." Caine said, taking Astrid's hand.

"Caine, i think it was little Pete who made Taylor do that." Astrid said, unmoving.

"Can you be sure?" Caine asked, letting go of her hand.

"No. But who else could do that?" Astrid asked, remembering the moment she threw Little Pete to the bugs.

"The Gaiaphage could have reached out to her without her knowing." Caine said, trying to make her feel better.

"You think?"

"It's possible." Caine said, knowing in his heart it wasn't.

"Ok. Let's go." Astrid said, taking his hand and walking with him towards the light.