Your life can change at any moment. For me it was at a dinner
party in New York. Everything was going great, we had just
finished the construction of a very upscale, fancy, expensive
looking building for some very wealthy people in New York, and it
was great for our company. I own part Grey Ink Industries, my
father owns the rest, he is in charge of the mechanical portion
and I mostly deal with architecture. You could basically say that
we ran to different companies, but he still owns part of mine.
Despite being rich girl, I'm not one for parties (my idea of a fun
friday night is eating chinese food and watching netflix in my
pajamas) but this was different. It felt good to celebrate
something we had worked hard for. I was almost on the same
level as my father, as far as big businesses go, and I had worked
my --- off to get there. My father never liked the idea of me
taking over the family, so when I wanted a job here I had to start
from the bottom, not to mention he would do anything to keep
me there. My father and I never got along, especially after my
mother died. He never believed in me or was proud of me, h---, I
can't remember the last time he even said anything nice to me,
so it felt good that I was able to intimidate him now. My company
was finally making big money, we finally had a reputation, we
were finally going places, and I was going to celebrate.
I was sitting on the sidelines, as I often do at parties, keeping to
myself when my friend Cody approached me holding two glasses
"Hey! What are you doing over here?" he asked me, "Come
celebrate with us."
"I have been," I stated as I stood up and took one of the
champagne glasses, "I'm just resting, you know I don't like
parties that much."
"Yeah," he said rolling his eyes, "or any form of social gathering."
He pulled my hand and dragged me towards where the majority
of the people were standing, then unexpectedly stopped almost
making me bump into him. "Tell me, Flora, how you became the
head of a successful business company if you hate interacting
with people so much?"
Now it was my turn to roll my eyes, "I don't hate interacting with
people, people are fine, I just prefer to be alone sometimes, you
know this Cody."
"Whatever..." he said as the drank some of his champagne. "I'm
gonna go find Yoko," he finished his drink, "And some more
"Tell her I said 'hey', and maybe skip the booze, you look like
you've had enough, and Aaron from tech is here and I know you
like him and seems really into you so I'm not letting you talk to
him if you're drunk." I called after him as he made his way into
the crowed of people.
I figured that I might as well go socialize, so I began walking
over to a group of people who looked familiar. That was when we
heard a gunshot. Everyone went silent, thinking it must have
been some mistake, but then six people dressed fully in black
armed with guns run into the room. Everyone is screaming and
panicking, we hear gunshots and the people are yelling "GET ON
THE FLOOR!!" even though a lot of us already are. I duck under a
table. I have no idea what the h--- is going why, but I'm scared. I
peek out from under the table and see a group of people trying to
get out the emergency exit, the shooters don't like that. And just
as they are about to fire I realize Cody is part of the group,, and
a gun is aimed right at him. I can't lose my best friend, I
absolutely cannot lose him. Without thinking, I run out from
under the table and throw my body in front of the group, just as
someone shoots a bullet right at my heart.
I was going to die. That bullet was going to rip through my heart
and kill me. I never thought it would end like this. I felt the worst
pain I ever had, when the bullet broke my skin and I knew this
was the end. But then I felt a worse pain, a burning, my heart
was on fire! But I wasn't dying. No, something else was
happening, something that wasn't supposed to. The bullet hole
started glowing, and then every part of me was glowing bright
blue light created a shield around me and other bullets that were
fired couldn't penetrate it. My body exploded with light and it
touched one of the gunmen's faces, he screamed and grabbed his
face, we could hear his skin burning. The bullet dropped out of
my chest on the the floor and I stopped glowing. I grabbed the
bullet and Cody and I ran out of the building.