So I hold my breath. And the doors open.
So youve been into Gemma for a really long time? Harper asked, still trying to process what he was saying.I guess so, he admitted. Sorry.
Why are you sorry? Harper asked.Because we were friends, and I didnt tell you? Alex said as if he werent sure why he was apologizing. I feel like I wasnt supposed to have a crush on your sister.Honestly, Im fine with you about it, Harper said, smiling at him to prove it. Its just strange to me that I didnt realize you did.
So thats why Im kinda being such a freak about all of this, he said with a sad smile. I finally get to be with Gemma, and then shes … gone.That would make me crazy, too. She twirled the bottle of water in her hands, staring down at it as she asked him the next question. So … are you in love with Gemma?
I… He ran a hand through his brown hair and hesitated to answer.
Marcy pulled up in front of the house, honking the horn on her Gremlin loudly as she parked. She got out of the car, carrying a book bag with Captain Planet on it as she walked up to the house.She stood on her tiptoes and stretched up to kiss him. His mouth felt cold and wonderful, and the kiss shot through her like lightning, spreading heat all over body. It was real and true, and nothing the sirens could say or do would ever change that.
Enough of this! Penn roared, and suddenly Alex flew away from Gemma.Penn had come up and grabbed him, then threw him so hard into the wall behind them, he fell unconscious on the floor. Gemma wanted to run to him, but Penn stood in front of her. The rage burned so brightly in her eyes that Gemma didnt dare cross her without a serious plan, lest Penn destroy everyone in the cabin.
Youve only seen two forms of the siren, Penn said, and as she spoke, her voice began to change from the silky baby-talk to something distorted and monstrous. I think its time you see our true form.Her arms began to change first, growing longer. Her fingers stretched out several inches, ending in sharp hooked talons. The skin on her legs shifted from smooth, tanned flesh to something appearing dull gray and scaly. It wasnt until the feet changed into birds feet with long claws that Gemma realized Penn had grown the legs of an emu.