Chapter 8: Depends on what’s in the mirror
Bertha has got herself transported into the mirror; she opens her eyes slowly regaining her vision, then when her vision is cleared, she looks around and appears to be in some sort of silver like room.
Surrounding her with nothing but a silver room, except some mirrors that a person from the other world can listen to from her world.
She looks around in worry and sadness, feeling scared and confused of why Absinthe did this to her; she just wants to go home, but instead was transported to this very empty room.
“Hello.” Bertha said as she stand up and quivers in fear and looks around seeing nothing within sight; she then looks down and tears poured down her cheeks. She sits back down on the floor and hugs her knees, and continues to cry as she feels like she’s alone, once again.
The scene fades to a different room, but looks like the silver looking room, isn’t the only room in the mirror. There’s also a room for Mildred, she’s in the mirror, but she can transport to any mirror from around the world.
We see the real Mildred, sitting in her bed looking down and depressed wanting to see her sister again; she looks at pictures of her when she was little, and when her sister was a baby kitten in her arms. Oh how she loved those moments, but those moments ended when Absinthe took control of her body.
Then she heard soft crying from the silver room next door to her. So she gets off the bed, and opens the door to see that it’s Bertha, looking like she’s crying in her sleep.
Mildred looks around knowing that there’s no one else that appeared, but how did Bertha got in here? Then she thought that it was Absinthe that made her transport to this world.
So she comes on over to the sleeping Bertha, give her a gentle pet on the head to calm her quivering, and picks her up and carries her from the silver room to her room, giving her comfort not just in the mirror, but away from Absinthe as possible.
Back on the road where Roland’s RV is parked, Absinthe drives up right next to it and parks the car to the other side of the road.
She comes out of the car with the mirror in her hands and comes over to the RV.
“Hopefully she stays shut up,” said Absinthe, “she’s just gonna trust me on this.” When she got to the door she opens it up and goes inside; she looks around and see that Roland’s RV looks great, but also, there’s some blood on the floor she sees where the bathroom floor is at, “Man...That guy has got to a low down.”
Absinthe comes over to the door and opens it up as she said, “Hey Roland, what’s poppin my pig-...What the hell?” It looks like Roland ain’t in here. “Yo bro, you here man?”
Then Roland sneaks up behind Absinthe while she ain’t looking, then headlock her down to the ground.
“So you decided to come over?!” asked Roland in fury.
“Dude what the hell?!”
“You don’t f**k with me!”
Then Absinthe grabs Roland’s shoulders and throws him down to the bathroom floor.
“What the f**k dude?! You try to f**king jump me?! After all of this s**t?!”
“You goddamn stabbed me you b**ch!”
“Yeah no s**t, because you didn’t got me any ammo! What kind of friend like you doesn’t have ammo?! I have been sober and unloaded for a couple days cuz of you! I used to get the ammo man! I was counting on you! And that is what you had coming for you!...You are a dumbass dude!...”
“Well I expect you to be gone man! Why are you in the RV parked here still?! Why can’t you call someone?!”
“I have no one to f**king call!”
“Then call a doctor for yourself for god sake!”
“Yeah good idea, do that so everyone would know that I sell bullets!”
“My god just shut up dude! I got bigger s**t that I have to deal with! Whenever it is, I’m not bad to you though, so I’m gonna fix this situation! Just hang in there!”
Absinthe closes the bathroom door leaving Roland in there coughing and all in there, while she goes to a different room to hide her mirror.
Inside the mirror where Mildred’s room is, Mildred lays Bertha down on her bed to rest; she covers her with a soft blanket for warmth, but she can’t stand to just wonder, how did she got in, but doesn’t matter to her still, so it’s pretty much a mattering switch.
Bertha moves her head and opens her eyes; she looks around, and saw that she’s in a bed at a different room. How did she got in here even though she was transported in a mirror? Then she looked up and see that it’s a different Mildred.
“Hey sweetie,” said Mildred, “You doing alright?”
Bertha then hides under the covers and quivers in fear.
“Go away,” said Bertha, “you hated me, remember?”
“...No I don’t.”
“Yes you do! I don’t wanna be yelled at anymore!” Bertha then burst into tears.
Mildred never sees her little sister so scared before; she then thinks of what happened to her little sister? What made her so scared and terrified? Then a light bulb popped out of her head showing that she has thought what happened to her. Mildred was there for Bertha only saw her for only several months, but when Absinthe possessed Mildred, Bertha got afraid of her as she got older, since Absinthe has taken over Mildred’s body and try to torture her for the past 8 years.
She then carries the crying Bertha and gently rub her back gently like mother hugging her young; she then rubs the top of Bertha’s head.
“Bertha...I’m not who you think I am...I’m your real sister…”
“And you always hated me!”
“No no I don’t...I will always love you…” Mildred thinks Bertha doesn’t believe her. So she sits her sister on the bed and comes close, “Okay honey, take a good look at me...What do you see different?...”
Bertha still leaves her eyes closed still feels afraid of her older sister.
“...You sure you’re not gonna hurt me?...”
“There’s no way honey…”
Bertha then opens her left eye at her real sister, then opens her other eye, looking like her sister doesn’t even look bad, still wearing the dress and bows, but looks different. She sees her sister have blue eyes instead of red and grey, and her right ear isn’t chewed off of, even the top of her hair isn’t as pink anymore.
And then, Bertha has a flashback from way back when she was a baby kitten, when she used to be held by her big sister, and used to be called little blossom. And when the flashback was over, she looks the same face but a little older.
“...Sister?...” Bertha said in such a shock, then she tears up and hugs Mildred happy on the inside to see her actual big sister again.
“...I missed you too little blossom.” Mildred hugs her little sister as she loved to see her once again finally for the past eight years.
Bertha is happy to see her sister, but confused of why she’s in a mirror, but not on the outside world? And why was her eyes red? When did this happened?
“...Who was that person who looks like you?”
Mildred then felt the dread as she heard what Bertha said; she might as well tell her sister the truth.
“Bertha...The one who’s trying to kill you...Is Absinthe.”
“Yes Absinthe...Long time ago, I was going out to the backyard trying to find what noise of what it came from, and then I heard it was Absinthe the Horned Demon Cat.”
“Horned demon cat?...She must’ve sound scary…”
“She is, then she hunted me down and took over my body, and poured my soul to the mirror; she doesn’t even know where the original mirror went.”
“The one from our original home from back then. Right now, the mirror she has with her, that’s a different mirror.”
“Is Absinthe ever gonna get you out big sister?”
“I’m not sure, but Absinthe’s still in my body, and Nyle’s helping me to get me out, to loure Absinthe in order to get my body back.”
“...I hope you come back out…”
“I hope so too sweety.”
Then Bertha hears a noise from outside her world; she gets off the bed and runs out and looks that she’s looks at Absinthe trying to hide the mirror.
The scene cuts back to inside the RV, but in a bedroom of some sort, Absinthe covers the mirror with one of the covers from the bed.
“Absinthe!!” Bertha said through the mirror, “Absinthe get me out of here please!”
“Shut up you brat!” yelled Absinthe, “Oh and wow you finally found out my name finally! Good job for god sakes! It took you that long to realize it!” She then leaves the room leaving the mirror in the bedroom under the covers. She sits in the living room sitting in the booths as she pulls out her phone dialing Nyle up for a phone call. “Alright, let’s get her up.”
The scene cuts back inside the mirror, Bertha is just looking at darkness through that mirror.
“Bertha?” asked Mildred in concern, then looks that Bertha wants out. She comes over to her little sister and holds her back, “Bertha just wait. She’ll get you out.”
“But I wanna go home!” yelled Bertha in sadness.
“I know sweetie, I know but just wait for a bit...Just be quiet like she said and she’ll let you go.”
Bertha then bursts into tears again, and wants her big sister to comfort her. Mildred hugs her back to calm her down.
At The Basu Sisters home, Nyle and Layla are just sitting down waiting for an answer from Absinthe, Nyle is just sitting down on the couch looking at her phone waiting for her to call while Layla is waiting with her.
But then Nyle’s phone finally started ringing; she picks up the phone phone and answers it.
“Hello?” asked Nyle.
“Hey Nyle what’s up girlfriend?” asked Absinthe on the phone.
“Hey what’s going on?” Then she hears something from the background like something's not right, “In fact, what’s going on over there?”
“Shut up back there you little brat!”
Layla then hears Bertha screaming in the background as well, sounding like she’s in trouble.
“Yo girl, is Bertha back there? Is she okay?” asked Nyle.
“Yeah she’s fine,” said Absinthe over the phone, “She’s just being an idiot! What do you think it is?”
“You better not be hurting her!”
“She’s trying to scream for help and whatever, something like that!...Anyway nothing about me, what about you girl?”
“Just chillin in my home.”
“Been talking with the real Mildred huh?”
“...No, where are you right now?! Where’s Bertha?!”
“...Look, if you want her back...I need you to make a deal with me.”
“All you do is talk with the real Mildred and that’s all you ever do! So I need you tell me what she was saying!”
“What is she saying?! And why is she talking to you?!”
“I don’t know, she appeared on my mirror and talked to me that’s it!”
“...You better start talking to me...Or else I’m gonna cut Bertha’s throat open.”
“No! Don’t you dare touch Bertha Absinthe!”
“Well she’s not my sister dumbass! What do you think she is?!...You know what? You know what?...I’m in an RV right now, and I’m gonna drive right behind your home. So how abo-...Wait...Is it just you?”
“Yeah, it’s just me.”
“How about you and I have a conversation...Meet me up behind your house and we’ll talk, and you can have Bertha back.”
“...Okay, what time?”
“Just come over when I get behind your house alright?”
“And it’ll be just you and no one else! And no tricks understand?!”
“Yes got it, just don’t touch Bertha alright?”
“I ain’t even touching her one bit.”
“I get her back though right? If I come and talk with you I get her back right?”
“Okay...I’ll be there when you get here.”
Then Absinthe hangs up the phone.
The scene cuts back to the place where Absinthe is standing right next to the car she was driving, puts back her phone, and opens up the trunk to see what weapons she has left; she seemed to still have her loaded flare gun so she can use that for safety just in case.
“Sweet, something that’s still loaded off the top.” said Absinthe as she closed the trunk, she goes back inside the RV, and drove off leaving behind the car she was driving.
The scene then cuts back to The Basu sister home when Nyle is waiting for Absinthe to come over, but also needs someone else to help, while Layla is even worried than before.
“Okay, Absinthe is gonna bring back Bertha like she said,” said Nyle to Layla, “everything’s gonna be alright.”
“But what if she runs off with her again?” asked Layla in concern.
“I’m sure she’s gonna give back Bertha again, I know it, but if she doesn’t then we can have backup. That’s why I’m thinking of getting Henry and Yandere-Chan to help out to stop her just in case.”
“Did she say she’s gonna be at the backyard?”
“Yeah pretty much. We’ll get her back, no worries.”
Outside at the back of the house, Nyle looks that the RV’s not parked there, but parked at least a few feet away from the property. Nyle is waiting outside while Layla’s inside watching from a upstairs; she looks left and right waiting for Henry and Yandere-Chan to show up.
Finally after several minutes, Henry and Yandere-Chan came around for Nyle.
“Hey Nyle, we came as soon as we can.” said Henry.
“What’s going on?” asked Yandere-Chan.
“Well we’re gonna be surrounding Absinthe to bring Bertha back here.” said Nyle, “well actually you guys are gonna help but have to hide first where she doesn’t see you.”
“So that means we have to keep an eye on her.”
“So we’ll be doing this this way and that way thing?” asked Henry.
“No we can’t,” said Nyle, “You guys are gonna be hiding in a spot where Absinthe can’t see you, and I’ll be in there with her talking with her to get Bertha back, but if things go wrong than that’s where you guys come in.”
“Okay, so here’s what I think. We’ll hide in front of the house and when you guys are talking in there, then we’ll come up there either on the side or behind the RV where she ain’t lookin.”
“Sounds good to me.”
“So you’re going to the RV?”
“Yeah, I’ll go check.”
Then Henry and Yandere-Chan go around the house to the front where they can never be seen from Absinthe while Nyle walks over to the RV to talk with her.
At the RV, Nyle comes inside and looks around, seeing that there’s no one here; she also wonders of how she even got an RV in the first place. Absinthe’s not here, Bertha doesn’t look like she’s here.
“Absinthe!” Nyle called out, “Bertha!” She looks around the room, then she discovers blood on the carpet, “What the…” She then feels that Bertha might be killed in there; she turns angry, runs up the door, and opens it, but then sees in relief, but also confusion. It wasn’t Bertha though, but some bour bleeding through the mouth and chest. “What the...Who are you?”
“Well who the f**k are you?” asked Roland as he coughed.
“What dude....There’s there’s freaking blood everywhere man what is this?!”
“That psycho Absinthe did this to me!”
“Wait, Absinthe? She did this to you?”
“Where the hell is she?”
Then Nyle closes the door as she heard someone coming in; she turns around and appears to be Absinthe holding her flare gun.
“Hahahaha...Hey girl, what’s up Nyle girl?” asked Absinthe as she lifts up her flare gun.
“Absinthe what is this?!” asked Nyle, “What did you do to that bour guy?! Whatever his name is?!”
“Oh you mean Roland? He’s my ammo dealer.”
“Absinthe! Put that gun down and we’ll talk alright?”
“Sure thing girl, have a seat.”
Nyle takes a seat on the booth close by her.
“Now would you tell me why Roland is covered in blood?”
“Well let me ask you first. How’ve you been girl? Haven’t seen ya in awhile.”
“Where’s Bertha? Where is she?”
“...I...Wow girl...You’re asking me that already?...She’s in here dude.”
“Oh yeah she’s in here? Then if she is, then where is she? I’ve checked all over dude!”
“Because you’re walking in the wrong brain there girl. Glad you found Roland too, you didn’t help him did you?”
“No, I don’t know who he is!…I just got here!”
“Okay, now you need to tell me,” Absinthe walks a little closer to Nyle, “What did the real Mildred told you?”
“No! I ain’t gonna ask you that!”
“Oh, so she didn’t tell you?!...That Roland’s in there?! She didn’t tell you of how good he was until he worked for me?! Because I got that pig down to his knees!”
“I ain’t telling you anything until I see Bertha! Now where is she?!”
“I never snapped him in this world, there’s no way I can do that!”
“Put the flare gun down dude!”
“You know what no. Just let me take a seat alright? And I’ll tell you.” Absinthe sits right next to Nyle still holding her on gunpoint.
“No, I ain’t dealing with this!”
“You want me to do what I did to Roland?!”
“Then stay seated and let’s talk alright? Calm things do-” Then Absinthe hears Roland’s voice in the bathroom as she turns to the bathroom, “Shut up man! I know I can f**king hear you dude!” She turns back to Nyle, “Don’t worry about him. I mean come on, you think I would be giving away Bertha just like that? Nobody plays me...So let’s just talk girl okay?...So?...”
Absinthe puts her flare gun down on the table.
“How long has it been girl? How long has it been? It’s been a few days.”
“Really? Why’s the- You’re just wacked out of your mind Absinthe. This just getting crazy.”
“No I just wanna know what the real Mildred said! What did she say?!”
“I can’t tell you what it is!”
“Okay why?! Is it that valuable than someone else’s life?!”
“Yes! And that is Bertha’s life!”
“Well how is it than?! How is it of not giving a s**t about what’s going on?!” Absinthe said as she picks back the gun, “Tell me that!”
“What, I don’t, I-I don’t ge-”
“Are you even listening to me?!”
Absinthe thinks Nyle ain’t listening.
“Don’t fool me!”
“Look I just wanna talk with you so that I can have Bertha back home! That’s it!”
“...You’ll see her again, as long as you tell me some s**t okay?!”
“Yeah, that’s fine.” Nyle then looks at her phone to text Henry and Yandere-Chan to go to the side of the RV.
“AY!” Absinthe shouted to Nyle to pay attention, “pay attention when I talk to you...What did Mildred tell you? What did she say?”
The scene cuts to Henry and Yandere-Chan hiding at the side of the RV as they got the text message earlier. While Absinthe and Nyle are talking in there, Henry pulls out his knife and Yandere-Chan pulls out her knife prepared if anything goes wrong.
“Ready when she’s ready.” said Henry.
“Should we go in now?” asked Yandere-Chan, “sounds like they’re yelling pretty loud in there.”
“I don’t know. I’ll text her back.” Henry texts Nyle on his phone.
The scene cuts back to inside the Rv where Absinthe and Nyle are talking with each other.
“Hello what did she say?!” asked Absinthe demanding Nyle to face her.
“Wha- Oh,” Nyle said as she puts her phone down, “girl I can’t tell you!”
“What did she say?! What did she said to you?!”
“Mildred only told me what you did to her and what name it is, I know it’s Absinthe but didn’t tell what you are if you’re not in her body! You told me that you’re the horned demon cat so that I know now!”
“Yeah, you damn right! That’s the smartest thing you’ve finally figured out! Now Mildred she is nothing but a dumbass dude! Her you just follow the instructions from her so that you don’t help Bertha!”
“No, the science club leader Kaga told me-”
“Kaga, whose Kaga? You mean that guy with the weird head gear? He doesn’t even look like a wizard.”
“No he said to wait for this to happen!”
“Oh like he wants this to happen!”
“No like...Ugh, okay, what’s the letter after L? And what’s the first name of the science club leader?”
“...Really?...Really? That s**t?...Na just kidding I know what that is! I know what the alphabet goes!...It’s Kaga like you’ve...Wait, you mean the Kaga?” Absinthe realized that Nyle is talking about Kaga that’s not just the scientist, but also the magic man “...Ooooh boy where is he girl?”
“He’s not here!”
“He’s gotta be since you’ve mentioned him so where is he?!”
“He’s not here right now!”
“Okay look I’ll tell you what, demons in Japan, mostly Buraza Town and the town of where I live, throwing souls in mirrors, that’s legit! And you are talking about magic or something?” Absinthe then comes to the front door and opens it up to see if Kaga is here, but no one’s here. So she closes the door and sits back with Nyle, “Yeah he’s not here girl.”
“I told you!”
“Well since that science guy’s not here, you tell me! What did he and Mildred tell you?! What’s gonna happen?!”
“Just to let you self-destruct that’s it!”
“Oh really?” Then Nyle proceeds to her phone, then Absinthe noticed that Nyle is with someone, “...What are you doing?...”
“Nothing just...playing on an app?”
Absinthe then takes away Nyle’s phone and looks that Nyle’s texting someone.
“Really?...REALLY?!?! WHAT THE F**K?! YOU TEXTING PEOPLE?!”
“Now wait Absinth-”
“I trusted you!! I f**king trusted you b**ch!!...What, are people coming here right now?!”
“No dude! You’re fine!”
Absinthe gets off of her seat and points her flare gun at Nyle again.
“This better not be some sort of trap! I swear girl! It better not!”
“Look I just want to have Bertha back.”
Absinthe doesn’t believe for a second, and still believe that someone Nyle called up can get her at any moment.
“Do you trust me?! That no one’s surrounding me?”
“No, no one’s surrounding you...Not even one person.”
“...Then I’ll give her back then...I’ll give her back, when you leave, and tonight you’ll have her!”
“Al-alright..Just please gimme my phone...I’ll be outside, and you’re gonna give her back right?”
“...Exactly, now you better leave! And I’ll give her back!...You trust me?”
“Of course, of course.”
Nyle gets up from her seat, walks over her to Absinthe and grabs her phone, and slowly walks to the front door, and gets out of the RV unharmed, but doesn’t have Bertha with her.
But before Nyle was getting out, Absinthe comes to the door.
“And also, if you see Mildred...She needs to talk with me...Or else s**t gets out of hand because I will do it!”
“Yeah sure, I got that.”
Henry and Yandere-Chan came over and saw that Bertha ain’t here with Nyle, seeing that she doesn’t have Bertha.
“Hey Nyle, where’s Bertha?” asked Henry.
“...We have to wait til Absinthe let’s her out.” said Nyle.
“What we can’t wait that long!”
Henry then tries to go but gets pulled back by Nyle.
“Dude we can’t go in there.”
“She caught me texting you guys.”
“Well you alright?” asked Yandere-Chan.
“Yeah thank god,” said Nyle, “So Absinthe’s still inside and we have to wait because that’s what we’re suppose to do.”
“Well that’s what she told me...So all of us have to be home, I trust Absinthe.”
“What, you trust Absinthe?!”
“Well I’m only gonna trust her only once, and that’s it.”
“So we’re suppose to do nothing?” asked Henry in aggravation, “and wait for Absinthe to let go of Bertha?!”
“We’re just gonna go and wait at home alright?” asked Nyle, “and apparently Bertha will come back.”
“So apparently she’ll come back right.”
“No I’m serious... We should all just go home and wait. Bertha will come back, I know it.”
“Is she gonna come back like she was before?”
“Please, just trust me...Absinthe is gonna bring back Bertha; she ain’t going to unless we all go home and she’ll bring her back.”
“...Well, I guess we have to trust her at least once,” said Yandere-Chan agreeing with Nyle, “So at least Absinthe came back and has to have Bertha, and probably got tired with her anyway.”
“Yeah but what if she runs off again?” asked Henry, “just like last time?”
“Well maybe we can give her the time to calm down...besides, I think I have a plan to hold her down.”
“To get Mildred back.” said Nyle.
“Yeah exactly, at least she’s got the mirror right?” asked Yandere-Chan.
“I know she does, now come one, let’s get out of here until she has a serious problem.”
Then Nyle, Henry, and Yandere-Chan run off back to their homes and wait for Bertha to come back home.
At night, where everyone’s asleep, but Nyle and Layla might be still awake waiting for Bertha to get back home, Absinthe just waits till the moon rises; she looks outside and saw that the moon rises and it’s 10:30 at night.
“Ugh alright, a deal's a deal,” said Absinthe as she walks up to the bathroom; she opens the door to see Roland’s still bleeding, “Hey Roland, how you doing man? You still alive boar boy?”
“...Does it f**king look like it?” asked Roland feeling a little weak.
“Alright look, I promise you that I’m not a bad person to you. I told you that, and I’m gonna be turning you to a new leaf where you don’t have to live in this world anymore.”
“Well I just wanna f**king live man.”
“That’s what I’m doing,” Absinthe gives her spare flare gun to Roland, “You can’t go to the hospital...Wait, say you know what? How about I put you in the mirror so you don’t have to live in this world like this. Once you’re in your better.”
“What the hell do you even mean?”
“Put you in the mirror.”
“Well if you want to get better then that’s the only way man!”
“To where a stupid picture where your frozen or something?”
“No, that world is good I know it is, okay look,” Absinthe closes the door to the bathroom and runs off to the bedroom to get the mirror. When she got back she set the mirror right in front of Roland, “Alright, you still good?”
Roland gives an okay sign exaggerating of what he is saying.
“F**king terrific.” Roland picks up the mirror and brings it up in front of him; he picks up the flare gun for his protection.
“Okay, don’t use it unless someone was trying to attack you. Now look in the mirror, snap your fingers, and you’ll be transported inside, and you’ll get to live in this world.”
Roland doesn’t really know if it’s gonna work or not; he points the flare gun to Absinthe.
“You better not be joking with me right now...Cuz I swear I will pull this trigger if it doesn’t work.”
“Yo dude I promise...You’ll be golden once you get in there...Once you get in there...You’ll be fine, like nothing ever happened.”
“Well you owe me some medication girl.”
“You don’t need it once you get through, you’ll be as fine as a whissel. No matter what homey.”
Then Roland raised his hand, and snapped his fingers while he looked at the mirror. The mirror glows white again and sucked Roland down and faded inside.
Inside the mirror, Bertha and Mildred are talking with each other even with Mildred telling Bertha the whole story of how Absinthe got inside her body, but also there’s more to the story of how worse the mirror world really is.
“And that’s what this world is,” said Mildred, “nothing but emptiness.”
“I don’t want to live alone.” said Bertha.
“At least you’re safe with me sweetie. When I’m out then you don’t have to worry about Absinthe anymore.”
Then all of a sudden, a boar shaped glow happened right in front of them. Then appeared a strange green boar but wearing a leather jacket holding a flare gun.
Bertha comes close to her big sister wanting to be safe.
Roland looks around and see that this room looks like this is the future.
“Damn, no wonder why movies show lots of awesome stuff about rooms,” said Roland, “like this one.” Then he looks and believes that Absinthe is not in his world, but also in this world, and looks like she has a little assistant, “Ah you gotta be kidding me!”
Mildred keeps Bertha behind her for her safety.
“Who are you suppose to be?” asked Mildred to Roland.
“Remember Roland? And I’m gonna ask you, how did you get here?!...And all of a sudden how did these scars got off me?”
“Well I ain’t Absinthe! I’m Mildred!”
“Mildred?...Oh wait that name that everyone’s kept calling Absinthe out there...Are you her sister?”
“No, Absinthe is my enemy; she’s the demon that possessed my body, and I’ve been stuck here for a long time because of her! And also, was planning to kill my sister!”
“Yes, my little sister.” Mildred stands aside to reveal the scarred Bertha, for Roland to see.
“Huh...What do you know? Wait that means, Absinthe is planning to kill your sister? No wonder she asked me for ammo; she tried to buy it out of me to use it on her!”
“You sold ammo to Absinthe?”
“Well she said that she’ll pay me big, but since she bought the rest I sold the backup for for a shooting class at a gun emporium. Still, I can’t believe she would even do this! And I felt stupid!”
Then a voice from Absinthe came on through.
“Hey, little brat!” yelled Absinthe, “I know you’re in there!”
“Who cares what you say Absinthe?!” asked Roland in anger, “You ain’t killing a little kitten! You lied to me!”
“I’m not gonna kill her this time Roland, I’m waiting for her to come out. I’m gonna be letting her go. Was talking with Nyle and wanted her to trust me, so when our talk is over, a deal’s a deal.”
“The deal that I’m gonna let Bertha go.”
“Let her go?”
Mildred does kinda trust Absinthe, even if her soul is in the mirror, she still can’t kill Bertha due to her unresisting.
“...I think we should let her go.” said Mildred.
“What, no Mildred,” said Bertha, “I don’t wanna go!”
“I’m sorry sweetie, but I’m just a soul right now; I can’t go anywhere.”
“No I don't wanna leave you!”
Roland feels bad for Mildred and Bertha, even if Absinthe does kinda look the same he doesn’t know what to do, so he grabs the crying Bertha and carries her close to the opening of the mirror.
“Sorry kid,” said Roland, “but it’s for your own good.”
He throws Bertha through the opening of the mirror and the mirror closes.
Back in the RV, a white mass came out of the mirror, then it transforms to Bertha's shape, and Bertha returns to normal unharmed but was wanting to go back in to see her sister again. Crying and bursts into tears.
“Hey kid calm it down,” said Absinthe, “calm it down for god sakes, that was your first mirror transport.”
“Absinthe where am I?!” asked Bertha still crying.
“Relax kid you’re back to this world. That was your first mirror traveling experience right there.
How was it?”
“Mildred was talking to me!”
“Yeah great, she was in there. But me I don’t get to see her yet, so I’ll take that mirror.” Absinthe takes the mirror, “and you can go back home kid.”
“You gotta put me back in there please!”
“Hold on kid you’re only doing it once, but not again okay kid? Just take a moment, take a breather. We’re in an RV right now, your home is a few feet away.”
Bertha calms her crying a little bit, but still misses her big sister; she looks down and sees that there’s blood.
“Whose blood is that?!”
“You got swapped right now, now let’s just get out of here alright? Your home is a few feet away come on, come on.”
Bertha then holds absinthe’s hand and follows her to the entrance.
Absinthe then opens the door revealing that Bertha’s is almost home, she just need to walk over there and come in.
“Is, that my home?”
“Yeah duh, just walk over there, you’re gonna be captured no longer from here on out.” Absinthe then picks her up, puts her on the grass, and walks back to the entrance, and then closes the door, but opens the window to tell her some more stuff to Bertha, “and also your home is over there, just so you know.”
“But Mildred’s in the mirror!”
“Well I can’t come with you. And I’m not Mildred I’m Absinthe remember?”
“I know...I just want my sister back…But where are you gonna go?”
“I’ll be fine on my own, I’ll be alright, and for your information, Mildred, she came close to me, and I got her body! And my old mirror, I don’t know where it is, but someone else has it, but Mildred’s in that mirror...I have no idea where it is, but that’s on her…” Absinthe then closed the window and turns off the lights from inside the RV.
Bertha then walks down to the Basu sister home; she comes to the back door of the house and knocks the door.
“Hello?” Bertha asked, “Layla?...Nyle?...” No one decided to answer, so she sat down and cries once again.
Layla walked by from inside seeing no one’s here but Bertha, and left, but then came back noticing that Bertha is back; she opened the door to let Bertha in.
“Bertha?” asked Layla, “are you okay?”
Bertha turned around to see that Layla is here; she got up and hugged Layla and buried her head in Layla’s chest. Layla hugs her back, and carries her to their room.
“I missed you…”
“I missed you too.”
To be continued...