YE! YE! FINALE! and also I’m a brunette again ;) Cassia Through gritted teeth, I muttered; ”So none of it was real. None of it. Not our, our, SOMETHING, not the FAO, not the...” “CASSIA.” Josh said. “It’s all real. Just go to sleep.”
Awkwardly, that worked.
Elle Cal eventually pulled over. “Look, Ellyana.“ she said.
“It’s Elle,” I groaned.
”Sure, whatever. I may be a Sierra Cove student, but I’m a Raven at heart. So you do what I say, alright, Ellyana?”
Cal was actually starting to freak me out. I smashed the car window and stumbled out. I heard the engine revving as I ran from it.
I didn’t dare look back. This situation was too dire and risky for that. I jumped onto the grass as Calista whizzed by. Before she had time to turn around, I tumbled down a hill, smack into a rock. “Ooowwwwww.....” A piece of paper lay under it. I flipped the rock, only to discover that it was nothing special. Just a newspaper ad with a bunch of holes in it. It read; Ä f*ïn*e dining pävil*ion has* been buïlt on the sitë of what once was Der*r*on’s Cäfe.
Reading only letters with dots, I discovered, “THE FINAL SIERRA”. Secret code! after closely examining the rest of the article, I found: THE FINAL SIERRA SHALL SAVE US ALL. A FINAL SIERRA TO TAKE THE FALL. HE OR SHE WILL FIGHT FOR THE SCHOOL, AND END THE RAVENS’ FEARSOME RULE. THE FAO IS INDEAD REAL. THEY EVEN HAVE A WAXWORKS SEAL. THE BOY RUMORED TO BE RINGLEADER OF IT ALL IS INS... there was a tear in the paper there. And no more of the article. Arianna ”HIGH ALERT??”
“Chill, Arianna!” Lacy squeaked. “The instructions on the webpage say to go to the shelter room located between each dorm connection.”
“What...what shelter room?”
“There is no shelter room. If there were, don’t you think SCA would’ve told us in advance?” Everly chimed in.
“We‘ve been hacked,” Holli concluded.
“Guys,” I said, “we can’t be for sure. Can we?”
”Arianna’s right.” Everly announced.
“Ari,” Holli gave me the notion of approval.
“Yeah, listen to Ari, ‘cause she’s so great.”
Lacy turned around to see her identical standing there. “Hey.” The lookalike said. “Th’name’s Topeka. Joslyn Topeka.”
I’d heard of Joslyn Topeka. The first attacker of Cassia Tailor.
“Run.” I mouthed.
Cassia I woke up, surprisingly free of bonds. ”Hello?” I cried. “HELLOoOoooO?”
“Welcome to Evermore.” it was Josh.
“What the...“ I looked around. I wasn’t in the basement of SCA.
“Works every time,” He chuckled.
“I always pretend to pretend to be a traitor to who I rescue, ‘cause then I’ll be privy to some info From the Shadow Creek Ravens.”
“Well, what, or WHERE, is Evermore?”
“Long story. But, Cassia, how much do you know about alternate universes?” Josh started.
“Not much, really.”
“OK. Nevermind, because that’s what Evermore is.”
“Sorry.” I mumbled, looking at my one chipped nail.
He explained the topic, and I listened attentively. Just the sound of his voice was...soothing. I never thought I’d say that. ”You...you...you know, I sort of doubted you at first, Cassia. I didn’t think you were fit to be the last Sierra.” Josh mused. “But you really changed my mind.”
Elle The secret code. I needed to find the rest of the ad. Perhaps if I weren’t broke at the time, I could visit the fine dining pavilion and see if they’d framed the article.
NO, ELLE! I thought. They wouldn’t have the dots.
Or would they?
I walked into the restaurant.
“Hello, I’m Kirsten! How Many today?” A girl with curly red hair announced.
“Oh, I’m not eating here.” I admitted. ”Do you have the newspaper for yesterday?”
“No.” Kirsten said. “But could I interest you in today’s?”
Why not? “Sure.” I told her, as she handed me a copy of ”The City Post”.
I read as I walked out. Boring articles, like “Winner of State Spelling Bee—Arya Rose!“ and “Local Turnip Farmer Astonishes Agricultural Community” graced the pages. But one article caught my eye. “Mysterious Newspaper Code Unveiled??”
A picture of the rest of my note! Well, THE note.
”...TRUSTWORTHY, EVEN WHEN DENIED. WANTED, JOSLYN TOPEKA. CAYLA MENDOZA. HARPER LEVIN. AIDEN WOOD. IF FOUND, CONTACT ME. IF YOU CAN FIGURE OUT WHO I AM.” All that in a restaurant ad?
Cassia ”Y-y-you w-were?” I stammered. “I-I-I did?”
“Yeah, really. You seemed, uh, insecure and unaware of your abilities.”
“And?” I was confused.
“Cassia Tailor. I think I love you.”
*GASP* He leaned in and kissed me, and I never, ever wanted to stop.
HA! THE FINALE! your questions!
How will Arianna gain importance?
What do you think happened to Cal? Do you WANT season 2 of Evermore? What do you think Evermore really is, and how is Josh connected to it? Can you think of a ship name for our newest couple? Also, there you go, @CapeCardamDolls , I made Josh and Cassia get together :) #NeedAShipName #JoshandCassia