The shadow glided gently along the corridor, he did not seem as threatening as he had done so before, but his gloomy appearance still made Alison feel nervous.
Alison and Simon never spoke to each other; each was in their own thoughts. Simon had a look of worry etched on his face. He was not sure that going to see Amir was a good idea. Nevertheless, he was not letting Alison go to the castle by herself. If harm came to her, he would never forgive himself.
They walked past the empty classrooms, towards the west block stairway and up to the top floor. This was a restricted area, only sixth-formers were allowed to use this floor. It allowed them to study in peace or relax in. the corridor had bright coloured walls with over exaggerated love hearts or sayings on the photos that were scattered around the corridors notice boards.
They carried on walking until they came to a dead-end. The colourful surroundings had disappeared, leaving it as grey and dismal as the rest of the school. The only thing that abode this area of the corridor was a plain grey door with the words:
The shadow crawled from the ceiling and back on to the floor; he moved slowly to the door and opened it. Dreary darkness leapt back at them from this scary looking narrow opening, which showed a flight of stairs that seemed to disappear into more dreariness.
They walked carefully up the narrow staircase and were greeted by dusty chairs and desks, which had been thrown in, rather than placed tidily. The room was dimly lit, so they did not notice someone sitting on a chair until their eyes got used to the dreary lighting, and then tentatively approached them.
“Miss Solar?” Alison asked, puzzled at seeing the pretty teacher sitting alone in this grim room. Miss Solar smiled. “You? You’re with Amir?” Alison asked, with a look of bewilderment on her face.
“Yes, I was sent here to sort… things out, but when Lidah approached you that day, Ahaz here, had heard what was said and reported it to me. I guess you saved Lidah’s life. But Alison, you are awkward to get to. Ahaz wanted to get out of the building to you, to ask you to come with us, but Andrew got in the way. He knew of Ahaz’s intentions and tried to kill him.” Miss Solar breathed for air.
Alison and Simon stood silent. They had no idea what to say, what to do, or even what to think, as the teaching assistant sat there looking at the two teenagers with a gentle smile on her face.
“I need you to come with me. Amir knows of you, he wants to meet you. He knows you believe him. His mind is of death and killings, but I think if you go, he may have a flick of sanity in there.”
“Will he kill me?” Alison asked, fear suddenly over flowing her body at how close she was to seeing the prince.
“I promise that he will not harm you,” Miss Solar nodded. “Are you ready to see him?”
Alison sighed, she had never felt so scared in her life, but at the same time, she really wanted to see Amir. She wanted to tell him what she had...