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I Am Number Four Pittacus Lore Contents Chapter One IN THE BEGINNING THERE WERE NINE OF US. We leftâ€¦ Chapter Two I. I know from the scars on my ankle that there are only six of us left. Three are dead . I also know that someday, somehow, I will rejoin the others. I am Number. Excerpt from I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Last Days of Lorien. Chapter Legacies of my own and I fly out of my cell, pummeling Mogadorians as I go.
I am Number Eight. But without Reynolds, I have no idea how to find them. I don't know what they look like; I don't know their names. My Chest—the only physical tie I still had to my planet, Lorien—is also gone and I'm vulnerable without it. But coming together again is part of our destiny.
I believe that as much as I believe in Lorien. So I can only hope that one of the others has a plan. That they know more about the rest than I do. Because even though Reynolds had been helping me develop my Legacies, training me for the day when I would come face-to-face with the Mogadorians and be able to defeat them, I wasn't ready.
Alone, I couldn't stop them. Because of the Charm, I did not become just another scar on the ankles of the rest of the Garde. So they killed Reynolds instead.
After Reynolds was killed, I stayed up here in the mountains by myself. I didn't know where else to go. For a while, I thought I might die up here, alone, forgotten by the others. Then, one day, I woke up from a long sleep to see a small black rabbit sitting right next to me.
He was just staring at me. They were the first words I'd spoken aloud in ages. The rabbit tilted his head but didn't run away, even when I sat up.
He still wasn't scared. It almost seemed like he felt sorry for me—like he didn't want me to be alone. We just looked at each other for a while. It made me feel good to have company, and then I pretended he was a real person who could understand me and told him first one joke and then another.
It was obvious from the way his nose twitched that I was really cracking him up. For a few minutes, I felt like my old self. And then I was a black rabbit too. I didn't even notice it happen at first—I just knew that the world seemed different. Everything was bigger but also easier to understand. Smells and sounds took on their own form and shape; paths appeared where they hadn't been before. My memories gave way to instincts.
The rabbit and I began chasing each other through the bushes, jumping over rocks, darting behind trees. Just having some good, old-fashioned rabbit-style fun. Then I heard a noise behind me. It was nothing—just a rock falling—but before I knew it, I'd been frightened back into my own body. The other rabbit was gone. I never saw him again, but he'd reminded me that I had a job to do, that I had to stop feeling sorry for myself and start having some fun again. He'd also showed me my newest Legacy—the power to change shape.
I wonder if I would have been able to save Reynolds if I'd had this shape-changing Legacy when Lola betrayed us. Late at night, when I can't sleep and Reynolds's final moments are flashing through my mind, I imagine how I might have done it.
I picture myself turning into a lion and ripping the Mogadorians to shreds. Or becoming a dragon and breathing flames and destruction down on them. But these are still only fantasies.
Because even now, even though I've had this Legacy for a while and have been practicing as often as I can, I can't become a dragon or a lion. And I don't know what good the ability to become a bunny is going to do against an alien army. I've tried—have spent hours in my cave making myself angry, trying to summon a lion's fierceness and strength and pride.
It never works. I can only become a small black rabbit. This morning I wake up and crawl out from under the outcropping of rocks where I have made my home and look up at the sky. Just like always. I know that I can't stay here forever, but I also know that I'm not ready to leave yet. I stretch and yawn and try to be grateful that I'm still alive. It's not until I take on my rabbit form to go forage for food that I realize something's different.
I can smell it: There's someone nearby. I am not alone on this mountain anymore.
I should be frightened, but I'm not. Not yet, anyway. I'm mostly curious. Without thinking about the danger, I bound through dirt and grass and rocks toward this smell that I don't understand but that I know is out there. When a hawk swoops down at me from the sky, my heart begins to pound and I move faster, leaping into a thick green bush where I will be safe from his predatory eye. The hawk screeches in frustration at losing sight of his tasty meal and soars back into the sky.
He'll have to find his lunch somewhere else. I hear you can get a mean samosa not too far away. I wait a few moments, cautiously sniffing the air, before I creep out again and continue on my path.
I finally find what I've been seeking near the lake. A man sitting against the rocks with his eyes closed.
He's wearing a peaceful smile. Although he is old and gray and wrinkled, he has a strength about him too, a quiet confidence that has something to do with the way he's smiling. I suspect that he's more than he seems, though I don't know why I think that. Or what that could even mean. Reynolds's death taught me never to trust anyone. If Reynolds hadn't trusted Lola—hadn't fallen in love with her—he never would have told her our secrets.
Then she never would have been able to betray us to the Mogadorians. And Reynolds would still be alive. Trust is dangerous. But as much as I resist it, I can't help trusting this man.
I watch him from a distance for a while. In my rabbit form, I can instinctively understand what another creature is going to do next from just the tiniest gestures and signals. There's something about this man's steady breathing, the way his eyes are moving lazily behind his eyelids and the way his ears are pricked, that tells me he knows I'm here watching him.
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