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- Author: Sophie McKenzie
- Language: English
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Spain was unbearably hot. We’d made a pit stop at a roadside café after a
solid five-hour drive and, even though it was late afternoon, the sun was
still fierce on the back of my head. Everyone else was still inside the café,
but I’d come outside for a moment by myself. I was leaning against the car,
the metal hot against my back, looking into the distance. All I could see was
desert: sand . . . rocks . . . and, further away, a range of purple-tipped
The café door banged and Ketty emerged. ‘Kind of bleak, isn’t it, Ed?’ she
said as she reached me. ‘And way too hot to run in.’
I nodded. Ketty’s my best friend – and a keen runner. Like me, she has the
Medusa gene but whereas I can read minds, Ketty can predict the future. I
glanced at her, trying not to look her in the eye – if I make eye contact with
anyone I automatically see into their thoughts and feelings.
You probably think that would be cool.
Trust me, it isn’t.
Ketty looked surprisingly unbothered by the heat. She was wearing shorts
and a T-shirt. No sweat patches, unlike me, though a couple of her dark
brown curls were stuck damply to her forehead.
‘Did Geri say how much further?’ I asked. Geri Paterson, the head of the
Medusa Project, was driving us to a training camp where we were going to
have to stay – with no contact with our families – for six whole months.
‘Another hour or so.’ Ketty sighed.
I shook my head. Everything felt wrong. The journey was long and boring,
sure. But I was in no hurry to reach the camp either – the whole point of
being sent there, Geri had said, was to ‘learn discipline through hard work’.
Goodness knows what it would be like, but the thought of it filled me with
horror. Physical activities are not exactly my strong point.
Nico emerged from the café to join us. ‘Depressed because you won’t be
going to school for half a year, Ed?’ He put his arm round Ketty, a big grin
on his face.
Ketty beamed up at him. I turned away. I’m not going into it here, but a few
weeks before, she and I dated a bit. Then Nico told her he liked her and
now they were all over each other. As Dylan might have said, it sucked big
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