Saving Elizabeth... part 5
As his body entered the tent, he searched for Sarah and Elizabeth. Sarah was no-where to be found. He found Elizabeth, her body scrunched against the side of the tent. She had her legs pulled against her chest and her arms, fingers locked together, wrapped tightly around her legs. She was rocking back and forth, crying and shaking her head from side to side. As David reached down to help her, Elizabeth jumped and moved back tighter against the tent wall.
"Elizabeth, I am here to help you. I need you to trust me."
She pulled back a little further, trying to avoid David's touch. "You are just like them. They took Sarah away. I heard her scream and now she is dead."
"She was already dead, Elizabeth. They made her appear alive so that they could get you here. Your gifts are strong and they are not sure how to approach you, yet. You need to use those gifts to get away. Your father, Mark, is helping me. I can only stay a little while. We have to get you out of here but I need you to get Sarah's body for me. I can not do it in this form."
"She is dead, Mr... don't you understand that?!?"
"Elizabeth, we can save her, you can save her. It is one of your gifts. We have to do this very soon or it will be too late for Sarah."
Elizabeth stood up and walked towards him. She reached her hand out to touch him.
"No, you can't touch me. You know what will happen if you do."
"No, I wasn't ready for it the last time.I know what to expect now. I need your strength to gain ground to fight them. If we are going to save Sarah, i need all the strength I can hold. Take my hand, David."
David reached out and took her little hand in his. He felt her grip his hand tightly. He was surprised by the strength he felt in her grip. David felt the electricity surging through his body. Elizabeth's body jerked and she almost lost her hold on his hand. She held on tighter and leaned her head back. She looked like someone that was outside, soaking in the sun's rays.
"Do not let go of me, David. I need everything you can give to me." David stared at Elizabeth. He watched in amazement as her facial features began to change. He could see her begin to age and her hair lengthen. David was confused and wanted to ask what was happening. He didn't need to ask. "Don't be afraid, David. I am more than willing to sacrifice my youth to save your daughter. Nothing is free in this world we live in. Our gifts have a price to use them sometimes."
The electricity slowed and finally stopped. David felt his hand being released. He stood, staring at Elizabeth. She looked to be a woman in her twenty's now. He had no idea how it happened, nor did he have time to ask her.
"It will be alright, David. I expected this to happen. We have to get Sarah and then get out of here. I can find my way out of here once we have Sarah's body. You will need to tell my father where to pick me up. There is a road about 2 miles from here. I will be waiting in the tree's. Tell him to hurry."
A voice rang out behind them. It was the same voice David heard as he was leaving the last time. Elizabeth turned to face the direction of the voice.
"You might have a little trouble being picked up, Elizabeth! I am afraid you won't be around to do anything. As for your little friend here, he is also going to have to take a rain check on going back to where-ever he came from."
A cage made of electricity suddenly en-circled David's body. He reached out to escape only to be hit with a force of electrical shock that felt as if it were burning his very aura. He moved back away from the sides of the cage. He watched as the woman approached Elizabeth. She reached out to grab Elizabeth's hand. Suddenly, Elizabeth stretched her hands out in front of her. Bolts of electricity shot from her palms, striking the woman directly in her chest. The woman's body stiffened and her face took on the look of total fear. She cried out in pain as her body was engulfed in the shock. She began to burn, right where she stood.
"Welcome to My gift's, lady... there is more where that came from.