Eva raced through the woods, her body trembling with excitement. She would warn Lexa, who in turn will warn the commander. Then the commander will just send her general and so called warriors to shut the village down. Then Lexa will see with her own eyes the type of person their commander is, and Eva will be the one who stopped the senseless fight. Her friends will see that they belong in the village doing what they do best. Protect their people.
After a few hours the village came into sight. Eva quickly jumped of the horse and tied him up before running off to find Lexa. She just hoped Lexa wouldn't be to upset about her running off. As she neared Lexa's tent she saw a flash of blond. Getting closer she realized it was the commander. She was with Lexa, laughing away as they played with the children, acting as if she cared, as if she belonged.
Eva shook her head and tried to calm herself as she approached them. She was standing in front of them but neither seemed to noticed so she called to Lexa. Turning her head Lexa greeted her.
"Hey Eva, where have you been? I went by your tent earlier but didn't see you."
"Did you go looking for me?"
"Not really. I wanted to properly introduce you to Clarke and figured you show up at one point, and here you are."
Eva's brows furrowed in anger "And if I didn't show up?"
"Hun. I don't know guess I would of introduced you guys later. Everything okay? You're acting weird."
"I'm acting weird!" Eva shouted. Here were all her friends running off to the big city and changing the way they did things, yet she thought Eva was the weird one. How could the commander have such control over Lexa in such a short amount of time.
"Why are you yelling?" Lexa asked with a clenched jaw.
"I'm yelling because I'm pissed. All of you abandoned me to follow your heart straight to your new life, so I left. I only came back to warn you, to warn her." Eva sneered as she turned her attention to Clarke. The anger in her voice turning to sadness as she spoke.
"But it would seem you are doing fine. My absence wasn't even noticed. Guess I didn't mean much to you after all."
"Eva that's not true." Lexa reached out to Eva but she pulled away, her gaze never leaving Clarke.
"It wasn't enough that you got to live your happy life as us little guys struggled to survive. It wasn't enough as you stood by in ignorance as your own people were cast out. No you had to personally come into my life and destroy that as well."
Lexa stood there dejected as Clarke just stammered not sure what to say. A small smile played on Eva's lips as she turned to leave.
"You will get whats coming commander. Your people are angry and they will rebel. I just hope you don't put my friends lives in the crossfire."
With that Eva ran off towards her horse, not once turning back, not even when Lexa called after her. The commander will fall and then the people can finally find happiness.
It didn't take long for Lexa to sprint into action. She wasn't sure what Eva was going on about but she could tell it was nothing good. She did come to warn them. Of what, she just wasn't sure. Lexa dragged Clarke along as she ran towards Anya and Lincoln's tents, knowing they returned a few hours ago.
"Gear up where heading out" Lexa shouted as she heading into her own tent to grab her things.
"Where are you going Lexa?"
"After Eva. Something up and it doesn't look good. You need to go back to Polis."
"What, no. If something is going on I need to know. If its something serious I need to get Octavia and my warriors"
"There of no help."
"What does that mean." Clarke was getting irritated.
As Anya and Lincoln entered the tent Lexa nodded to them and started to explain herself.
"I don't know where Eva went but she obviously found out something. Something that puts you in danger." Lexa said pointing to Clarke.
"And sorry to say but your so called warriors have never been in a real fight. They are nothing more then glorified guards, and would never last in a real battle."
Clarke just huffs at this. "And what are you going to do?"
"What we do best. We will track Eva, find out where she went. We will sneak into the village and find out whats going on. Then we will find a way to stop it. Its just another heist, only this time the target is a person."
Clarke's eyes fill with worry. "Its not safe Lexa. What if you get hurt"
Lexa stepped closer to Clarke and intertwined their hands. "I will be fine. We will be find. If we need help I will send word to you I promise. But for now you need to go back to Polis and alert Octavia, make sure she doubles the rounds and keeps you and the city safe."
"I can take care of myself Lexa"
"I know you can Clarke, but this isn't about just you. Its about your people too, and they come first. Go home. Talk to Octavia. I will send word as so as I can. Okay."
Clarke gave Lexa's hand a squeeze as her stomach filled with knots. "Okay"
"Good. Now we need to go. Until we meet again." Lexa said as she dropped Clarke hand and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek.
Before Clarke could even react Lexa and the others were out the tent. They mounted horses of their own and started tracking Eva. The fact that Eva was angry and in a hurry helped greatly. The path that Eva rode was covered in hoof prints and broken twigs. The trio moved at a much slower pace the Eva did but they were hot on her trail.
After hours of tracking a village came into view. They slowed their pace and headed into the village, trying not to draw attention to their selves. As they strolled through the village, Lexa took notice of the amount of different people. Usually you only found this kind of diversity in big cities not villages. To Lexa this village seemed similar to her own, but instead of orphans, it took in outcasts. With that thought Lexa was positive she was in the right place.
As they search the village Anya pointed out some people who were walking to the far side of the village.
"They kind of look like Eva, don't they?"
"Maybe she wasn't the only one who left from underground." Lincoln added
Lexa gave a nod "Possibly. Lets follow them and find out."
The trio followed them to group of homes off to the side of the village. Looking around they noticed everyone had the same type of features as Eva did. As they got closer to the little community Lexa pulled the group to the side.
"If Eva's in this village I'm sure she would be staying here. We will split up and keep an eye out for her. Give a signal if you spot her, but don't engage."
with a nod they all sprinted off in different directions.
It was getting late and Lexa was worried they would need to wait until morning to find Eva. Luckily a few minutes later she spotted Eva down the road. She waited and watched as Eva went into one of the homes. Once she was out of sight Lexa signaled the others. Within a few minutes Anya and Lincoln were back at her side.
"She entered that home there. We will keep a lookout and see if anyone else enters, or if she leaves. Until Eva heads to the source we wont get much information, so we wait."
Everyone agreed and started to discuss who would take the first watch as someone stepped out of the house. It was Eva and she was shortly followed by another. The trio got closer so they could hear whats going on.
"Come on Eva don't be rash. I know your pissed but its a big decision. If you agree to help them there is no turning back. Its dangerous and not to be taken lightly."
"And you think I don't know that. She deserves what she gets."
"And that may be so, but they want a war Eva. And they are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way. Are you ready for that. To kill innocent people just to get what you want."
"None of us are innocent."
"Even more so to think about this. Doing this will make you no better then her."
Eva didn't respond. Instead she looked up at the stars above her.
"All I'm asking is that you sleep on it. Please Eva."
"Okay" Eva said as she let out a sigh and headed back in side.
The man who was with Eva stayed outside as he ran a hand through his mohawk. Taking this opportunity the trio approached him. Not wanting Eva to see or hear them, they quickly nabbed the guy and went behind the houses.
"What the hell" The guy said as they released him.
"Relax we just want to talk."
"Oh ya. Feels more like kidnapping to me"
Ignoring what the guy said Lexa continued "We're here because of Eva."
The guy instantly tensed and a scowl formed on his face. "What do you want."
Noticing the change in attitude Lexa smirked. He was protective of her. Good.
"To help. We are her friends. We're not sure whats going on but we're worried about her."
"The ones who abandoned her."
"I'm not sure what she told you but we never abandoned her. Yes we left but only to find some kind of closure. We were always coming back. I wish she told us how she felt. I wish she had more faith in us."
The man studied Lexa for a moment before nodding.
"She could use you right now. I introduced her to a group of very bad people. Many people here hate the commander. They struggle and suffer while she does nothing. At first I was like them, but with Eva back I realized life isn't all that bad and that the commander isn't solely to blame for our problems."
Lexa nodded. "It is true that the commander can do things to help, but we must first be willing to help ourselves."
"Well they think they are. At first they weren't so bad, but now there are mumbles of war. I don't want to lose her again."
Lexa studied the man for a moment.
"You care for her."
"I do. We were best friends once. When she left she asked me to go with her and I said no. I had my family to take care of. And while that was true, I was actually just scared. But not Eva. It didn't matter what lie ahead of her, she was ready to face it head on. I was not. Of course it didn't take long for me to regret that decision. It wasn't until I saw her again that I realized just how much I missed her. Once again I'm afraid to follow her, but this time my fear is for her and not myself. War is not the answer."
"For taking care of her when we didn't I'm happy to know she has someone like you."
"I will always care for her"
"Good. Then your going to help us."
"Help you do what?"
Lexa smirked "Why, stop a war of course."