"Kitty, calm down. Kitty, breathe". Elizabeth. My eyes adjusted to a small white-washed room with a bed, a dresser and nothing else.
"It hurts, Elizabeth. It's coming". I could see Elizabeth's eyes momentarily betray a hint of fear before she whipped her head around "Julie, get Avalon, fast", she turned back to me, "and call Millie and Alicia". I wanted to get up, to run, to break free, but Elizabeth held me down. Two girls - soul riders - came to help her. Then he entered.
Avalon didn't look afraid at the sight of a screaming struggling child. In fact he simply look at Elizabeth and said "Clary is awake now, she is almost fully healed: I did a growth spell on her broken bones. She will need a few days sleep and rest but then she'll be as right as rain."
"Clary! Clary! I need ... to see.... Clary". Each breathe I tried to rise. Avalon did not say a word but he simply placed his hands around my head.
I was speeding through a tunnel of blackness - blackness and blood. Pain and misery. Death and doom. It hurt. How much pain would I endure? Could I endure? And it was over as fast as it had begun. "We opened her mind to the forces, but it looks like evil wants the girl. She is strong which is why it has only got her now. Until I can find a way to block them out, keep her sedated."
"No, let me out, let me out" Millie and Alicia drew back their hands stung. I jumped up, I had to be free of here.
"It's the evil inside her, it doesn't want to go, hold her down" The pulled me back onto the bed, a man ran into the room and threw a firey liquid into my throat.
I screamed as sleep took me.