Phrase 9-You’re just jealous because the voices talk to me.
“You’re just jealous because the voices talk to me!” I shouted. Eliza was making me so mad. First, she thought I was lame and didn’t want to be around her stupid sister. Then, she accused of me wanting to spend too much time around the amulet. The amulet was the only who seemed to understand me. Lately, I had been feeling so alone and I had taken comfort in the voices. I hadn’t meant to mention the voices; they were my little secret.
Eliza stepped back, her eyes widening. She looked afraid; she should be. The voices were telling me numerous ways to get rid of her once and for all. “What do you mean the voices talk to you?” She asked, her eyes moving between me and the red amulet.
Shit, I had no choice to, but to be honest with Eliza. “Since, we found the amulet, voices have been talking to me. They tell me lots of things, things I might need to know. For example, if someone is talking about me, the amulet will tell me. Once, it told me that you didn’t think I was strong enough or smart enough to go on journeys with you. It also told me that you were embarrassed of me.” I said, staring down at my feet.
Eliza stared at me for a moment. “Fin, I am so sorry. I can’t deny that I didn’t think that a long time, but I can swear to you that now it isn’t true. Fin, you are braver and smarter than most of the adults I know. Most thirteen year old girls couldn’t take on a labyrinth like this one. I am not embarrassed to have you as my sister; I am proud to have you as my sister.”
“You think that is true?” I asked, not sure whether to trust my older sister. It seemed like she had been trusting me more on this journey, like she believed that I knew what I was doing.
She nodded and I rushed over to her, wrapping my arms around her. Tears began to leak out of my eyes and I said, “I am so sorry. I should have told you about the amulet earlier.”
“It’s okay. I should have been accepting. It wasn’t your fault that you believed it. Anyone would have.” She said. I could hear the tightness in her throat.
I pulled away from Eliza and slipped the amulet off my neck. “Here. I don’t want to hear the voices anymore.” I said, handing her the necklace.
Eliza took the amulet and slipped it into a pouch. “We’ll get rid of it later, but right now, we need to continue on our way to find mom and dad together.” She said. I nodded and we continued on our way, stronger in our bond as sisters.