"I'm sorry for your loss." The young teenage girl didn't say anything to the family friend, but nodded. She was trying her hardest not to cry. Beside her stood a little boy, who kept looking through the crowd as if hoping to see someone.
"Come on you two, your guardian is here." The man said leading them to a car. The girl followed without a word, but the boy didn't move. He was waiting for someone. Someone the girl knew wouldn't come.
"He's not coming. I'm sorry, but he's not coming for us." The girl said to the boy, her voice starting to crack. The boy started sniffling and the girl walked over to him and wrapped her arms around him.
"I'm sorry, but everything is going to be okay. You'll always have me. I promise." She said her voice slightly muffled by his hair. The boy nodded and had started to cry. The girl took his hand and lead him to the car. The car ride was silent aside from the quiet crying coming from the boy. The girl held him in her arms and rubbed his back trying to calm him down. When the car finally stopped, the girl looked up confused.
"Why are we stopping? We still have a ways to go before we get to my grandfather's in Starling city. What are we doing here?" She said looking around. The boy had started to do the same.
"I said your new guardian was your grandfather, but you never asked which." The driver said. The girl looked momentarily puzzled, but then she realized what was going on. The boy too seem to understand what was going on as well and they had started to try and open the doors of the car. They were locked.
"You're not getting away that easily granddaughter." An older man said as the passenger door opened and the man got in. The girl was frozen, her eyes wide with fear.
"This can't be happening. You shouldn't be here, no we shouldn't be here!" The girl said her voice rising. Her grandfather started to chuckle, a deep cold chuckle.
"This is happening and you are here to stay."