Jade, no offense, but your POVs are really short. If you could lengthen them up, that would be great!
I really did not want to tell Abby about my Cahill life. I don’t know why I liked keeping it a secret from her. I guess it was because I was mad at her for liking all of those boys, so I decided that she wasn’t a good enough friend to drag into the Cahill life.
“I’m a Cahill,” I told her, “Okay, I’m done. Now get off!”
“Wait! Sam already told me that. What exactly is a Cahill?”
“It’s the most powerful family in the world. Duh. Now get off!”
“Wait, the most powerful family in the world? What do you mean? Why didn’t you tell me you belonged to the most powerful family in the world?”
“Because you’re not a Cahill.”
“Sam isn’t either, but you told him.”
“Yeah, well, he’s not as annoying as you.”
“Wait, what did you mean about the most powerful family in the world? Hang on. Back in 7th grade. When you were gone all of those times. That had to do with the Cahills, didn’t it?”
“Good job, you actually figured something out,” I said sarcastically.
“What exactly does the most powerful family in the world do?”
“Do you really want to know that bad?”
“Fine. Sit down, it’s a long story.”
“500 years ago, my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great,” I kept on going, purposely trying to annoy Abby. I could tell it was working.
Finally she yelled, “Get on with it!”
“Great-great-great-great-great-great grandpa made a serum while trying to discover a cure for the plague. Unfortunately, it didn’t stop the plague. It was much more powerful. If someone drank the serum, it would make them the most powerful person in the world. He divided the serum into four parts. The most famous people in the world came from his kids. Luke, the father of the Lucians. The Lucians are all of the political leaders. Katherine, the mother of the Ekats. The Ekats are all of the scientists and inventors. Thomas, the father of the Tomas. Those are all of the famous athletes. I’m part Tomas.”
I heard Abby let out a short breath of air.
“What was that?”
“Sorry, it’s just hard to imagine you as a world famous athlete.”
“I had a birth defect.”
By now Abby couldn’t hold her laughter in any more.
“I’m serious! If you belong to more than one branch, you just get the personality of one branch and the talent of the other.”
“So you get the personality of an athlete. What other branch do you belong to?”
“That brings me to the final child. Jane, the mother of the Janus. All of the famous actors, musicians, directors, etc. belong to the Janus branch.”
“Aw, but that means you won’t be able to marry Selena Gomez,” Abby said mockingly.
“No, Justin Bieber is a Janus too, and you know how that goes. Anyways, I said before that there were only four children. Well there was secretly a fifth child. Madeleine Cahill, the mother of the Madrigals. For 500 years, they were known as the bad guys. In actuality though, they were the good guys. In 2008, a really talented Madrigal by the name of Grace Cahill put together a clue hunt. Before I get to that though, I left out a part of the story.”
“Typical,” I heard Abby say.
“The four children of Gideon Cahill got into this huge fight, and dispersed across the globe. With them, each of the 39 ingredients of the serum were lost all over the world. Anyways, this woman named Grace put together a clue hunt in her will. I was part of that clue hunt. I don’t mean to brag, but I found all 39 ingredients. And then I let them go. I decided it wasn’t worth it. There was already too much blood lost over the serum. It symbolized greed, and greed is a very bad thing. But then, two years later, in 7th grade, this group known as the Vespers, who were like, really bad guys kidnapped members of my family. Catherine was a Vesper. I’m not getting too into detail because that’s a really long story, but long story short, they tried to destroy the world, but we stopped them. Then, at the end of that year, Rob stole the serum because I was trying to make it. I had to make an antidote to stop him. That was what the school shooting was about. Revenge on me for defeating the Vespers. Don’t blame Rob for the shooting. It wasn’t his fault. Catherine stole the serum from him and started the shooting. And that brings us to today.”
Abby was zoned out. “I’m sorry, what?”
“I’m just kidding. I heard the important part. That shooting six years ago was all your fault.”
“Actually, if you want to get technical, it was all your fault.”
“What! How is that true!”
“The only reason I put the serum together was because you wouldn’t go to the dance with me and nobody else would go with me so I felt like a loser and I tried to make the serum so it was physically impossible for me to be a loser. Okay, now, story’s over. You two need to get off.”
“Do we have to?”
“Yes. I’m serious. You need to get off before-”
Just then we heard the ship’s horn. We looked out the window and saw the ship leaving the dock.
“-that happens. Well, you might as well unwind. It’s going to be a long week.”