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Authors: L.A.Griffiths

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BOOK: Broken (The Siren Series #1)
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As I was on the top of the stairs looking
down, there were loud noises coming from outside the house. I gave
a little yelp. Rhea turned around and looked up towards the

Ellie why are you up this late?” She

I couldn’t sleep.” I replied to

I walked down the stairs to meet up with
Rhea. She embraced me in a hug. I was now even more confused.

Rhea what are we going to do?” asked
Sophia with a worried look on her face?

You know what to do.” she replied to

What’s going on? What are those
noises?” I looked up at Rhea’s face.

Rhea pulled me in tighter and spoke quietly
in my ear. “Ellie the house is surrounded.”

What?” I quickly pulled away from her
and ran to the nearest window. Out in the darkness, there were the
same faceless monsters that attacked me. They were standing outside
of the main gates, waiting.

Chapter Eighteen

Outside in the dark were the foul smell
creatures that Rhea called; leaches. Many of them waited patiently
outside the main gates. Then one of the monsters stepped in through
the gate. A scream ripped through my head but there was no pain, I
watched in amazement as the house gargoyles screeched to life. They
flew from their perches and picked up the creature into the air and
with a team effort pulled it apart showering its body parts onto
the others. The leaches screamed as one of their own was ripped
apart before them. More of the gargoyles swooped down and
disemboweled the leaches with one slash of their great talons. I
then had to turn away from the bloodshed.

How did they know I was here?” I
asked. “Where did those gargoyles come from?”

It’s due to Sophia.” Rhea

I looked over at Sophia who was now sitting
crossed legged on the marbled floor. Her eyes started to glow a
bright white, and around the house a bright white barrier formed,
protecting us from the faceless creatures.

Ellie go upstairs please, you will be
safe there.” Rhea asked.

No I’m not going anywhere! I’ll be
safer with you.” I protested.

Fine, stay close then.” said

Sophia was still sitting on the floor with
bright white eyes staring into nothingness. She had a dead look to
her face, there was no emotion.

Is she ok? I asked. From Sophia there
was a white radiance ebbing around her. It was so beautiful. The
lights spun playfully around Sophia growing brighter with every

It’s beautiful” I said I

I reached out slowly and tried to touch the
white lights that jetted around her.

Ellie, no!” Rhea screamed.

I looked over at Rhea while still reaching
out to the playful white beams. My hand gently touched the ebbing
radiance. The white aura around Sophia turned red, and I was blown
back. I was thrown through the air and landed hard on the marble
floor. My vision was blurred and I could hardly breathe. I tried to
catch my breath while my heart beat fast in my chest. I could hear
someone shouting my name. A blurred silhouette came running towards
me. It was Rhea. She bent down and slowly got me to my feet. She
placed her hand over my chest and I felt a warm heat flow through

What was that?” I said as I tried to
catch my breath.

I’m so sorry Ellie I should have told
you,” she said. “Are you hurt?”

I’m fine thanks but what didn’t..,”
Then it quickly came to me “How’s Sophia? Is she ok?” I

She’s.” Rhea was cut off.

There was a sound above, loud and sharp, like
breaking glass. Something was hitting the house loud and hard, the
building began to shake with force. The large chandelier above us
started to swing violently above us. The ear shattering noise
surrounded the entire house. Outside, loud shrill screams could be
heard. The noise pierced through my skull, the pain was unbearable.
After a few seconds the noise was gone.

What’s that?” I asked.

The barriers down Ellie.” said Rhea

Then cannot she do another one?” I
looked over at Sophia who was lying face down on the floor. I
rushed over to her. She was unconscious.

Sophia, wake up!” I said, slightly
shaking her. “She’s not waking up Rhea, what do we do?” I

I looked up at Rhea hoping she would do
something. Rhea stared at something behind me. Her eyes full of
anger. I spun my head around and spotted the faceless leaches.
There were four of them standing inside the house, all of them were
panting heavily.

Ellie!” Rhea called to me.

I tried to drag Sophia away but she was too
heavy. Rhea reached out and pulled both of us out of the oncoming
path with an invisible force.

Ellie go upstairs, now!” Rhea

I looked at Sophia who was sill unconscious.
I could not leave Rhea all to fight them all. The pack of four
faceless creatures stalked towards Rhea.

How dare you enter my home!” Rhea
yelled at them.

I watched Rhea conjure a blinding white
light. She threw it from her hands and it exploded. Sending them
spiraling off into different directions. I ran towards the stairs
and was stopped by more of the creatures. They came flooding in
from outside. If I left Rhea and Sophia they would be killed. One
leach came towards me with it’s discolor red claws

I quickly backed up from the disgusting
creature and bumped into the small table behind me. I turned to it
and grabbed the white crystal vase and smashed it over its head. It
shattered in my hands and sent him down to the floor. I saw Rhea in
the corner of my eye fighting five of them at once. I rushed over
to her but I felt something grab my leg, before I could do
anything, I was pulled down to the floor by the injured

He swiftly got up and towered over me. I
tried to get to my feet, but the leach leaned over me and punched
me across the face. There was a rush pain. The familiar taste of
blood entered my mouth and I spat it out onto his face. The monster
took out something in his pocket while more faceless leaches rushed
over to me and pinned me to the floor. I winced in pain, while
their long talon nails dug into my flesh. The pain began to

One of them began to lick its blood covered
claws, and enjoyed it. The leach again dug his nails into my skin
and drew more blood. I screamed in pain and tried to fight against
them. More of the leaches started to dig into my skin and lapped up
the liquid from their sharp talons.

The first leach held in its hand, a needle
filled with what looked like black fluid. My heart started to beat
fast, my breathing was rapid. I could not move. I was stuck. Closer
and closer the needle came towards my bare flesh.

No, don’t!” I yelled.

The thought of needles brought me back to
being in the hospital after the crash. Kate, it was my fault, all
this was my fault. I should have died. Blood was being drained by
the leaches, slowly their black tongues began licking at the
freshly cut wounds while pinning me down. No, no. Everything was
building to a point where I thought I might explode. The pain, I
could not bear it anymore.

I took a deep breath and screamed with all
the energy I had left. The disgusting creatures around me were
blown away and the needle shattered in its hand. The ground around
me split apart that traveled across the room and up the walls. The
house violently shook and the walls began to crumble and fall to
the floor. The house was falling apart slowly around me. The glass
in the house had shattered all at once showering me with its
pieces. Parts of the ceiling fell to the floor breaking the clean
marble floor. The stairs began to crumble and the tapestries fell
to the ground broken and ripped by the glass. Electricity started
to spark from every light fixture, sending the whole chandelier
down to the floor with a great big crash, scattering its diamonds
in every direction.

I was panting heavily, still reeling from the
energy scream that I created.

I looked over at to find Rhea. She was pinned
down by falling debris. I could not tell if she was moving, but
more parts of the mansion started to fall to the floor. One of the
surviving creatures ran towards me but was quickly killed by one of
the giant pillars that supported the second floor. I covered my
head and curled up in a ball as something broke through the ceiling
and came crashing down.

Chapter Nineteen

I opened my eyes to darkness. My body was
pinned to the ground. Slowly, I tried to move but pain vibrated up
and down my arm. I pushed out with my uninjured hand, and I could
hear debris fall onto one another. I shifted awkwardly onto my
knees and stood up. The mansion was gone. It was completely torn
down. The ceiling was gone, scattered around me in little and big
chunks. There was a large amount of dust in the air which I waved
away from my face. I could not recognize anything, the only thing
standing was the front door, and that was only just hanging on by
its hinges. The stairs were completely gone and I could not see the
black marble floor.

Rhea!?” I shouted out.

I climbed my way over to where I last saw
Rhea. There were mounts of fallen debris around and I didn’t know
where to start.

I yelled again “Rhea!”

Carefully I got down onto my knees and
started to clear away the mess. My forearms stung from the cuts the
leaches had inflicted onto me. It disgusted me that they fed from
me and it seems like they enjoyed it. I didn’t have time to think
about that, I got back to the mount of debris that lay before me.
My heart soared into the air when I could see a hand. I quickly
moved the fallen piles to see it was Sophia.

Sophia, wake up!” Her forehead had a
deep gash to it and blood was flowing freely.

Sophia’s eye slowly opened to shock. Her eyes
were wide with fear. I was about to talk when something grabbed me
tightly around the neck and pulled me up on my feet. Without
warning, I felt a sharp pain in my neck and the whole world became
dizzy and hazy. Something had hold of me while deeper and deeper I
fell into darkness.

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