"It can't be, is it actually you?" a voice from behind me said.
I turned away from Skyhawk, looking towards the new voice.
"Kitty? Is that you?" Someone was walking towards us out of the shadows.
He looked strangely familiar.
Smiling, he ran towards me, "It is you!" he shouted, hugging me, "I thought you were dead!"
I was too stunned to reply. I looked back at Skyhawk and shrugged.
The newcomer stepped back, "We have to get out of here now. I marked the way out, this way."
Well, if he's a friend, then I guess...
We walked a grand total of ten feet before a Pacifier Officer spotted us.
He's a Wynged too!? I scream internally, still not believing.
Zaul had found us and we were surrounded by automatons. Suddenly, flames sprouted out of the newcomer's back, burning like a Phoenix.
That was several minutes ago.
Focusing back on the task at hand, I barely dodged a bullet fired by a grounded troubleshooter before diving into it and smashing it into scrap. Hearing buzzing behind me, I spun through the air, smashing the oscillator into the ground. I turn and see Skyhawk and the newcomer.
"This way!" he shouts, "We're almost to the exit!"
We escaped into open air. Now on the shore of the Isle, I looked at the newcomer with curiosity. I was about to ask him who he was, but he spoke first.
"I will try to explain everything when we get to somewhere safe, okay? Get back to the Old Mount, I..." there was a sound in the water, "I will follow shortly."
He jumped off the island and exploded off towards the sea.
I looked back at Skyhawk, then towards the mainland.
We take off and begin flying back towards the Sanctuary.
Who are you? I wonder, thinking I had seen the newcomer from somewhere.
Halfway back to No Man's Landing, my wings braked the air and brought me to an abrupt stop. My eyes were wide with realization.