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Unforgotten – Chapter 11

If you haven’t read Chapter 10, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/03/18/unforgotten-chapter-10/

Athena’s P.O.V.
“I can’t believe I’m going to do this,” James grunted, as I handed him his new daylight ring. He placed it back on his finger and glared at me. “If I burn into a million pieces, I’m coming back to haunt you.”
“James, she did it just the way I would of. I would be more worried about pissing her off.” Aunt Marie said as she smirked back at him. I always wondered if they had something going on? I can’t believe so after James caused Eli to died.
James then took a deep breath and slowly walked into the sunlight. I watched with fear, knowing that vampires can burn in the sunlight and I didn’t want another reason for my mother to hate me. I know she didn’t hate me, but deep down, she didn’t like what my brother and I were about to become.
James sat in the sun, not burning up and smiled. “It worked!” He exclaimed, he was like a little kid who had just seen snow for the first time. I smiled. I’m glad that it worked. He came up to me and hugged me. “Thank you so much! You have no idea how long I’ve spent in the shadows during the day.”
“Your welcome,” I said, as he released me. I looked over at Aunt Marie. “So, what’s next?”
She gave me a gentle smile. “Well, we have to get back on the road, now. I don’t want you guys to be seen by anyone with those markings on.” She said as we all got into the RV. I looked out the window and saw my parents arguing.
“Tanner, we need to go back home. I’ve been out of work for the past week and I-” My mother said, checking her phone, but my father interrupted.
“No, our children need us. I need you.” My father grabbed my mother’s hand, his eyes looked desperate. “Please, see if you can take another week off.”
“I can’t and I don’t want to! Tanner, don’t you see? Our children are turning into monsters and I don’t want to stand by and watch them died!” I was shocked that my mother even said that. “I love you, Tanner. I do, but I need to go.”
“Jade, it’s not safe for you to go home.” My father said as he held onto my mother’s hand. “Fuck your job, you can always find another one.”
“I don’t care, I’m going home. I want our normal lives back. You, the kids, and me.” She then paused. ” I wished you never went looking for your sister.” She pulled away from my father and opened one of the storage doors on the side of the RV and started heading to the bus station that was just across the street where we were parked.
My father started yelling for my mother, but she wouldn’t turn back around.
“Where’s Jade going?” James asked as my father came back onto the RV and shut the door.
“She’s going home.” My father sat down on at the table. “I tried to convince her to stay, but she won’t listen.” He looked at me and then over at Logan, grabbing each of our hands. “I’m not going anywhere. Where ever you need to go, I’m coming with you.”
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As soon as our mother left, we kept driving. Since James and my Aunt Marie didn’t need to sleep, they took turns. James’ daylight ring was working perfectly fine. I made me glad that something I did, turned out just fine.
I looked out the window, after looking away from a few of the books we took from my Aunt’s house. We turned into a graveyard parking lot. As I kept looking forward, there was a giant tree, sitting in the middle of the graveyard.
I looked over at Logan and he was staring at it too. My Aunt Marie put the RV in the park. “Here we are.” She spoke as she smiled at both of us.
“Where are we?” I asked. Looking at the entrance of the graveyard gave me goosebumps.
“We are at the Witches Circle of Life. This is where all witches are safe from harm and also where you are both going to be working on the vampire cure.” I gave her a weird look as I noticed the tree was now glowing.
Logan and I quickly left the RV, as if we were drawn to it. I grabbed his hand as we looked forward at the now white leaf tree. We were about to start walking into the graveyard, but Aunt Marie stood in front of us, both.
“Wait, we need to talk before you go in there.” She said as I looked over at the tree and then back at her. “I can only be in there with you for a short amount of time if I drink this potion. If I go in there, I’ll only have about 4 hours or so to explain everything you need to know about it.”
“Then let’s go,” Logan said as he started to walk past the entrance.
“Logan, it’s not that simple. Once my 4 hours are up, you have to get me out of there. If I stay any longer, the older spirit witches can do whatever they want to me because I am a vampire.” She sighed. “I want to make sure that you guys know everything you need to know before going into there.”
Logan turned back around and looked at me. “When do you think we should go?” He asked as I thought about. The sooner we were in, the sooner we can figure out how to make the cure, but the longer it might take.
There was still so much that we both needed to know. More about vampires, about spells, about magic, and about our own kind. I looked over at Aunt Marie, I could tell she was worried about us going in there alone.
“How many days do you think we should wait? I asked. She thought about it but sadly came back.
“About a day or so, give or take. It depends if anyone knows you two exist.” She paused. “Whenever you feel ready, we will go in, I just want to make sure you guys are safe. There will be others who will fear you both because of your power.”
I looked over at Logan as he nodded. I knew he would agree to what I have to say. “We’ll wait until midnight, and then we should go in. It will give us time to learn more, but not long enough to be noticed.
Aunt Marie smiled. “Alright, let’s eat and fill your heads with as much knowledge as we can.”
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Ricky’s P.O.V.
I eyes fluttered open as I looked around. Everything seems different. All I saw was dark walls. All my senses felt heightened. I could see things I didn’t think I could ever imagine seeing.
Am I in heaven? Or is this hell? Whatever it is, I don’t ever want to leave, but then I thought of her. My Athena. I could fell my blood in my body start to warm up at even thinking about her.
I wanted to see her, but where am I? I got up from the floor I was laying on and walked closer until I heard someone walking by the door. I listened in as I could hear my mother’s voice. Was she dead? No, can’t be.
“I can’t believe we did this to him. I feel terrible.” She spokes as I heard her. I could hear her heartbeat fasten and my throat started to throb in pain. I was hungry, but for my mother?
“Savannah, we had to. He was dying and this was the only way to save him.” I recognized another voice, my father’s.
“A hybrid was really the only way? We could have sent him to the hospital and had them do their best to save them. You just want to make up for lost time.” A hybrid? What was my mother talking about?
“Our son is alive, honey. He will still alive until we pass on to the next world. He’ll be able to have a life, fall in love, and possibly have kids. He would’ve found out sooner if you didn’t lie to him about having cancer.” What was he talking about? I never had cancer. I was about done hearing this conversation.
I needed to find out answers, now. I tried to open the door, but it would’ve budged. “OW!” my hand started to burn, as I let it sit on the hande. I pulled it away and watched as my hand healed itself. “What the hell?”
What was going on with me? None of this was normal. What did they do to me? What am I? I looked around the room, seeing if I could find something to help me get out. Nothing. Nothing was in this room, but the blanket I was laying on.
I backed away from the door, took a deep breath and slammed into the door. It still wouldn’t break open. I turned around and saw a window, tried smashing that, still nothing. My blood boiled as I was furious at myself and my parents.
Pacing back and forth, I realized I still had my phone in my pocket. I quickly grabbed it and saw I had missed calls, voicemails, and messages. I quickly saw the first one from Athena:

Are you really gone? My heart is killing me. It aches and misses you.

Please, answer me. I can’t believe this is happening to me.

Ricky, I miss you.

My heart filled with joy that she still missed me, I tried to reply back, but I had no service. Damn it! Nothing is going right! I looked through more and more of the messages from Athena, but the last one really hurt.

Dear Ricky,
Whether you are dead or alive, this is the last message I will send to you. It’s been about 2 weeks since you have been gone or haven’t responded. Thinking about your day and night has brought me nothing, but sadness. I don’t know why you are still on my mind, but I have to get you out of it. I need to be focused because today, I am finally going to cure my Aunt. You will always have a piece of my heart, but I will never stop thinking about you.
Goodbye,
Athena

I threw the phone against the wall, as it broke into a bunch of little pieces. She thinks I’m dead and she doesn’t know the truth. More anger built up in my soul as I started pounding on the door.
“GET ME THE HELL OUT OF HERE!” I screamed. Still nothing, that was until I saw the door window open. I looked at my father with anger filled in my eyes. “What the fuck did you do to me?!”
“Hello, Son.” He gave me an evil smirk.

Chapter 12: TBA

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Unforgotten – Chapter 10

If you haven’t read Chapter 9, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/03/12/828/

Logan’s P.O.V.
We all got into the RV, watching our Aunt Marie’s cottage go up in flames. I could feel how to sadden my Aunt Marie was that she was losing this place. This was her home. A place that I wished I could’ve to seem more of.
“Where to now?” I heard my father asked. Our parents weren’t getting along and my mom has been in the back room, ever since we had markings all over us. My Aunt Marie suggested that either she and James could drive during the night until one of us could make them some daylight rings.
“Well, first we have to get Ricky, then we have a long drive to the Spiritual Tree. Sooner we get there the better.” Marie said as she got up and walked over to my sister, who sat there, not speaking a word since we left. “Athena, you need to call Ricky’s phone again. If not, try his mother.”
Athena slowly grabbed her phone, as I watched her dial his number, her face saddened. “Phone is off. It ran once and went to voicemail.” She chucked her phone on the floor. I picked it up and placed it on the table. I touched my sister’s hand and felt everything she was feeling.
She was scared to know if her visions were true or not. She was afraid that something bad happened to him and she wasn’t able to say goodbye, or do the other thing, which I wished I didn’t know. I pulled out my phone and dialed Ricky’s mother number.
It rang more than twice, as I waiting for her to pick up. Until I heard her voice. “Logan, I’ve been meaning to call you all.” I heard her fragile voice spoke. “It happened so quickly, I just don’t know what to say.”
I could hear her sniffing. My stomach started to get tense. I felt like I was going to start crying, but I held back the tears. “What happened? Is everyone alright?”
Athena looked up and stared at me, I know she was trying to figure out what was going on, but I kept a blank face. I didn’t want her to see me get upset or see me cry. I’ve always kept a strong wall up when it came to emotions. I don’t like to show my weaknesses. Even if someone died, I try to stay strong for Athena.
“Oh, Logan,” She paused, as I could hear her blowing her nose. “Ricky’s dead.” After hearing those words, I didn’t know what to think. I looked into Athena’s eyes and I think she heard too.
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Athena’s P.O.V.
I knew when I looked into my brother’s eyes, something was wrong. Something I feared would happen. My one true love, my first love, was now gone. My heart felt like it fell in my stomach. I didn’t know what to do. He was a part of me, gone before I had a chance to tell him goodbye.
I got up from the table and went into the small RV bathroom. I closed the door shut and just started to cry. Why couldn’t this pain go away? Why did he have to go? Why is my heart hurting this much? I kept running questions after questions in my head to explain to me why he wasn’t alive. Tears kept falling down my face, as I looked up into the mirror.
My eyes were red, but the tears kept coming. Someone knocked onto the door. I ignored it. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. No one can help me.
“Hunny, please come out. I know it hurts, but you need to talk about this?” I heard my mother spoke. I don’t know what happened to me, but I snapped. I opened the bathroom door and stared at her. I could sense she wanted to say those words I wished never existed.
I told you so.
“Are you alright?” She asked, but I still gaze at her, with hate.
“Am I alright? What do you think I am? Happy?” I snapped at her, I could feel my pulse heating up. Every inch of my body was so angry. “Ricky is dead and you want to know how I am alright? How could you ask such a thing after my best friend and first love is dead!”
My mother looked shocked and tried to hold onto my father’s shoulder. “Athena, please calm down. I know how you feel.”
“Don’t even say that! No, you don’t know how I feel because you didn’t lose your first love, you got him back! Mine’s gone forever!” More tears started to fall down my cheeks. I looked at my mother. “He’s gone and you kept him away from me. I hate you!” I yelled and ran in the back room.
I saw my Aunt Marie come behind me and comfort me. Her cold skin relaxed me, as she hugged me tightly. “I’m so sorry, love.” She whispered in my ear. It felt weird that my Aunt Marie was more comforting than my mother has ever been.
She pushed back my hair and wiped the tears from my eyes. She placed a cold kiss on my forehead. “It’s gonna hurt, right now. Losing someone is never easy, believe me, I do know. I lost my first love a few years back. To this day, I’ve never found anyone else to replace him.” She spoke as I sat up on the bed and looked at her, wiping away the last of my tears.
“How did he die?” I asked I hoped it wasn’t too bold of a question, but she didn’t flinch at the question. She kept twisting the only ring from her finger. It was a Claddagh ring with a beautiful blue topaz stone in the shape of a heart.
“Well, a month before you guys were born, I was dying and in the hospital. My grandmother tried to cast a beautiful spell and ended up being a curse. I had until my 21st birthday to find true love and have a child, to keep me from dying. While I was in the hospital, your father and mother sat by me the entire time. An old friend of mine came to visit, which happened to be my first love, but I couldn’t be with him.” She paused.
“Why not?”
“Because he wasn’t human. He was one of the older vampires that I had crossed my paths while looking for another way to cure my curse. We both fell in love but kept it a secret. Relationships between witches and vampires were allowed. It was very dangerous and deathly.”
“I can see why, but how did he know where you were?” I asked it was a little weird to me that he knew where she was.
She pulled off her ring and held it up for me to see. “With this.” She put it back on her finger. “He gave this to me, once the elders found out we were together and had us end it. We were bonded together, since I let him feed on me, at one point.” She smirked. “So, I had a bond spell put on the ring and his watch, to let him know where I was and what my health was at. There was another gem in the watch, the same as in my ring, that would change colors, so he saw the gem start to go black, which meant I was dying.”
“Once he saw me, he didn’t want to go, so I fed on him and he took me out of the country, that night and brought me to his home, where I completed the transformation to become a vampire. I still kept in touch with my brother, the first few years were the hardest and your mother didn’t want me around if I still fed on humans. It took me years to finally come up with another way to feed, but without even feeding on humans.”
“During that progress, I found your mother’s best friend, James. He had overdosed on drugs a few times before I changed him. I wasn’t going to let your mother’s best friend die because he didn’t get to be with your mother. My Eli ended up getting himself burned to death because of James. James was fighting after he was turned that he ripped off Eli’s daylight ring. He burned to death and I never forgave myself for that. He died because I was stupid and tried to save a druggie who wanted to die.”
I couldn’t believe it. She lost her love too. I touched her hand. It broke my heart to know that my Aunt Marie went through all that to save someone who wanted to be saved but ended up losing her one true love.
“I’m so sorry, Aunt Marie,” I said as I pulled her in for a hug. She hugged me back but pulled away. She stared into my eyes.
“The point of me telling you this is that revenge won’t get you anywhere. Hence why James is still alive. If I were to kill him, your mother would want to kill me. Be the stronger person and try not to lash out to your mother because you might end up hurting her.” She turned my hands upside down and showed that they had a little black in the middle of my palm. “See, you getting angry is like if someone were to turn a toddler or baby into a vampire. A fit would cause half of the planet to die off. You are a lot stronger, you need to train your powers so that you don’t hurt anyone by mistake.”
I nodded as she got up and left the room. I looked down at my hands and wiped them away from the ash that stained them. Aunt Marie was right, I needed to be careful, otherwise I might hurt someone important.
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“Alright, switching up the drivers.” James said as my father pulled over and they switched seats. We were all sitting at the table, with the exception of my mother, who has been on the phone with Ricky’s mother for the past hour.
“James, do you mind if we can pull into a fast food place in the next stop, we don’t have much food left in the fridge.” My father asked as James nodded. My father walked over to us. “What’s she learning now?”
I looked over at the book and the language. I couldn’t understand what it was saying, but my mind switches the words around. “I call out to my gods and goddesses, let me have the powers to bless this daylight ring.
“She’s learning the basic daylight spell. James’ doesn’t have a daylight ring, so I figured if she could turn his ring into a daylight ring, she will be able to do any basic spell.” Aunt Marie spoke as she handed me his ring.
“This better work, I don’t want to be the kid’s experiment.” James holler as we all chuckled.
“Now, focus and repeat after me: ‘Clamavero ad di deaeque benedicere vires adimant anulum habeam.'”
Clamavero ad di deaeque benedicere vires adimant anulum habeam.” I spoke and focused on the ring. I felt some type of weird feeling in my body that moved the ring up in the air, without anyone touching it. I then touched the ring, as it fell into my palm.
“Wow,” Logan said as Aunt Marie smiled.
“Did it work?” I asked, as Aunt Marie looked over at the ring and gazed up at James.
“Well, there is only one way to find.” She spoke.

Chapter 11: 

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/03/25/unforgotten-chapter-11/

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Crafty Sassy: Crochet Tablet Cover (Beginner)

Hey Dearies! Here is a super cute new pattern for you! So, the reason why I wanted to make this tablet cover because my kindle doesn’t have a case, currently. I also wanted to make sure it could stay securely in its cover.

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However, I did have to change the pattern up a bit, due to the fact that I didn’t size my kindle to the pattern correctly. As you can see in the photo, that I did have to add more of the light gray color to make sure that it would fit my kindle’s size, but I will make sure the add the gauge, so that you guys can make sure it fits your devices perfectly.

I will also include the pattern for what I did, as well, just in case if you like the way mine turned out. So, let’s talk about what you will need!

Things You Will Need:

  • Medium Yarn (Size 4)
    • I used the I Love This Yarn Ocean and Light Gray
  • 5.0 mm hook
  • Sewing needle
  • Button (Color of your choice)

Gauge: 12 Single crochet and 16 rows = 4 in. (Take time to check the gauge.)

Let’s begin!

-Flap:

Row 1: With the main color (I used Ocean), chain 2, make 3 single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook. Turn. (3 sc)

Row 2: Chain 1. 1 Single crochet in each stitch across. Turn

Row 3: Chain 1. Make 2 single crochets in the first stitch. 1 Single crochet in each stitch, until you reach the last stitch. Make 2 single crochets in the last stitch. Turn. (5 sc)

Row 4-19: Repeat rows 2-3. (21 sc)

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-Back:

Rows 20-58: Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch across. Fasten off.

Edging: Join with your second color (I used the light gray), and slip stitch in any stitch along the last row. Then single crochet around and make sure you make 3 single crochets around the two bottom corners. You only have to single crochet around the flap, but once you get to the point, single crochet and then chain 8, then single crochet again in that same point. Once you have gone around the entire project once, fasten off.

If you didn’t check the gauge or did it wrong: Since I didn’t check the gauge for my kindle, I ended up single crocheting around the 3 sides, chaining one, when I got to the flap part. If you want your flap part to be just as thick with the second color, not like mine, I would keep going around the entire thing.

-Front:

Row 1: Chain 22, single crochet in the 2nd ch from the hook and across each stitch. Turn. (21 sc)

Rows 2-38: Chain 1. Single crochet in each single crochet across. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Edging: Join with your second color (I used the light gray), and slip stitch in any stitch along the last row. Then single crochet around and make sure you make 3 single crochets around the two bottom corners. Once you have gone around the entire project once, fasten off.

If you didn’t check the gauge or did it wrong: Since I didn’t check the gauge for my kindle, I ended up single crocheting around the 3 sides, chaining one, before starting the new row. You can do all 4 sides, but I recommend that you do that if you are planning on doing another.

-Finishing:

Make sure that the front and back pieces match up, then slip stitch them all together. You can use either the main color or secondary color. I used the secondary color, just to make sure that they would match the gray.

Then, attach the button, make sure that the flap is even from where you placed the button.

There you have it! A simple tablet cover for your tablet! Don’t forget to like my Facebook Page, I  post daily updates on when I go live or when I am doing any blog posts!

 

 

 

 

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Unforgotten – Chapter 9

If you haven’t read Chapter 8, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/03/05/unforgotten-chapter-8/

Ricky’s P.O.V.
I felt myself starting to get nervous as I walked up the stairs to my birth father’s house. I wouldn’t say it was a house, but more like a palace. Closer I got to the door, I could feel my hands starting to sweat. I looked over at my mother and smiled. She knew how much this would mean to me, but I could see that she was worried.
We finally got to the door and my mother rang the doorbell. All I could think about is if he would like me? Or care about me? Mom had talked on the phone with him, trying to plan out when we could both go and I get to meet him for the first time.
The door started to open and there he was. I didn’t know what to feel. Happy, sad, excited, angry, or nervous. I was just glad I knew who he looked like. Silence. “Come on in. We have a lot of catching up to do.” He gave a small smile.
As we walked in, I saw all the photo’s of me on the walls, some with just me and others with my mother. There was one photo that caught my eye, it was a photo of all three of us. It confused me. It didn’t make any sense.
“When was this taken?” I asked. My mother made it very clear that my father wanted nothing to do with me. If he wanted nothing to do with me, why did he have photos of me? Let alone a family photo of all of us.
“When you were first born.” My mother said as we all sat down. “You see, I had to lie to everyone that your father wanted nothing to do with you because of his parents. They wanted to pay me to abort you, I lied and told them you were someone else’s child. Jade is the only one who knows who your real father is, but I told her that he wanted nothing to do with you. We had to keep you a secret, we didn’t want to, but we had to. For your safety.”
“Why didn’t you tell me when I was old enough?” It didn’t make any sense to me.
“Because my parents died two months ago in a car crash. It would’ve made more sense to tell you after they passed away.” My father sighed. “I’m sorry you had to find out like this, but I never stopped missing you, Ricky. I know this won’t make up for me not being there when you were growing up and stuff, but you and your mother are more than welcome to stay here, with me.”
I felt angry and betrayed by my mother. She lied to me. Even if it was for the best, she should’ve told me about it all sooner. I looked back at my mother and then turned to face my father. “Did she tell you that I’m dying from cancer?” I snapped. I shouldn’t have said it out loud, but knowing my mother, she might not told him at all? Or did and he is trying to spend as much time as he can with me?
My father looked shocked as I spoke those words. So, she didn’t tell him. I then stood up and walked towards the front door. Pacing back and forth, trying to figure out what the hell just happened. I felt that my life was a complete lie.
I felt my phone going off, didn’t bother to check the caller ID and just answered it. “Hello?”
“Where are you guys?” I heard Athena’s comforting voice. My nerves started to relax, once I heard her voice.
“Still at my father’s house. You won’t believe what just happen.” I said.
“You need to come back, now. It’s not safe for us.” I was puzzled. What did she mean it wasn’t safe? I didn’t want to argue, but something must have happened. I had to get back to her.
I coughed, a little bit of blood started to come out. “Shit,” I mumbled under my breath, as I pulled the bottom of my tank top to wipe the blood away.
“I’ll be on my way.”
“Okay, hurry. We don’t have much time.” Athena spoke, but then hung up. I felt weak going back into my father’s house. Everything was spinning. I couldn’t see what was going on.
“Ricky!” Was the last thing I heard before everything went black.
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Logan’s P.O.V.
“Did you call him? Is he on his way?” I asked as Athena hung up the phone. We were both still in our Aunt Marie’s room that had all kinds of witchcraft books and stuff.
“He said that he was going to be on his way, but we have to keep in mind it will be a few hours before we can actually cast the spell,” Athena said as I nodded. She went back into looking into the book, but something happened and she looked like she was in pain.
I could see markings appearing on her wrist, something I have never seen before. Athena screamed as these markings were burned into her skin. As I went to go help her, I felt the pain as well. It burned as the same markings were starting to burn into our skin.
The door slammed open as Aunt Marie and James came into the room. “It’s happening.” I heard Aunt Marie say before she took my arms and placed them into her cauldron. The water was cold but stopped the pain as I watched the markings starting to crawl all up to my shoulder.
I looked over at my sister, as she was passed out in James’ arms. Our parents then walked in. Mom ran to Athena, freaking out.
“What did I tell you?!” She screamed. “I’m going to kill you!” Dad held her back before she could do anything to her.
“They aren’t dying, Jade.” She paused and I could feel the pain stop. “So, before you go assuming, let me explain!” Aunt Marie snapped and handed them the same book that Athena dropped to the ground.
“James, bring Athena to the spare bedroom and stay with her and I’ll explain what is going on.” Aunt Marie said, handing James a jar of some type of liquid. “Make her drink that when she wakes up, it will help with the pain. James nodded, doing as he was told and left the room.
My mother looked like a mess, I could see she was angry and worried. She’s probably thinking the same thing I am, what the hell is going on? My mother and father both finally sat down.
“Look, I gave them some special tea to figure out how strong they were and they are one of the rarest ones.” Aunt Marie said as she walked over to me and pulled my hands out of the cauldron. I saw that the water had healed my pain as I looked over the new markings over my body. “It looks like water is going to be his strongest element. These markings, are to your elemental temple, which is Atlantis.”
Sweet, I thought to myself. I’ve always wanted tattoos, but this was even better.
“What about Athena? What happened to her?” My father spoke.
“That’s the thing, I’m not sure what is wrong with Athena. Although, Logan and she will be much stronger if they stick together.” Aunt Marie sighed. “Which is why we are going to have to leave sooner than expected.” As she was about to walk out the door, my mother’s hand gripped her wrist.
“What do you mean leave?? If we leave, we are taking our children with us and we are going home!” My mother shouted.
“If you want your children to live, I suggest you listen to me! They aren’t safe anymore! If they go out anywhere, with those markings on them, they will be killed!” Aunt Marie left the room, but my mom turned to face me.
“Mom, I know this is a lot to handle, but we need to do this. We need to stick together.” I said, but all I could see in her eyes was disgust. The vibe I felt, coming from her, was sickening. She hated what both of us children were becoming into. “I know you hate what we becoming, but if it gets a chance to save James, Aunt Marie, and even Ricky, isn’t it worth trying?”
I walked closer to my mother, but she pushed away. “I need time to think about all this.” She said, walking away from me. My father stood up next to me and gave me a hug.
“I’ll always be here for you guys. Always and forever.” He said, holding my head against his chest. He let go and headed towards the door. “Let me try and talk to her. Go check on your sister and I will be right there.”
As he left, I took a look at my hands, one more time. It was different. I felt different, but I felt what my mother was thinking I was.
A monster.
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Athena’s P.O.V.
It burned. my entire body was on fire, it felt like my skin was melting on top of my bones. The pain was the only thing I could think of until everything went dark. I was frozen where I was, couldn’t move an inch.
“Athena.” Someone whispered my name. I wanted to turn to find who it was, but I couldn’t. I felt cold relief over my body. Then something in my mind turned on. I could see Ricky.
“Ricky!” I called out, but he couldn’t hear me. I screamed again, but he still wouldn’t turn. My mind flashed as I saw him in front of the build, coughing up blood. My heart ached as I could see his cancer getting worse.
Another bright flash happened and I saw him laying on the steps, blood coming out from his nose and mouth. “Ricky, please hold on!” I saw his mother say as she held him close to her heart. A man was on the phone, dialing as fast as he could.
Everything went black, again.
I sat right up and started to breathe even harder, again. I looked around the room and saw James and my Aunt Marie at the side of the bed I was on.
“Easy, take deep breaths and when you are ready to drink this.” Aunt Marie handed me a glass of liquid and I did what I was told.
“Athena, are you alright?” I looked up and saw my brother in the doorway. He had different markings on his arms, they were black and navy blue. The markings looked familiar, but I couldn’t remember where I saw them.
I then realized that Ricky was in danger. I quickly got up from the bed and started to hurry out of the room, but James caught me as I lost my footing. “We need to go. Ricky is in danger.”
“You need to relax, alright?” James said.
“What do you mean he’s in danger?” Logan asked as I took a deep breath.
“I saw him when I blacked out, my mind saw him, he got off the phone with me and he’s bleeding from his nose and mouth. We have to go save him!” I said, finally pulling James away from me.
My Aunt Marie’s eyes widen as she started to grab some bags and such. “This day just keeps on getting better and better.” She then looked up at James. “We need to leave here, now. Make sure you grab everything we need, we won’t be coming back.”
James nodded and quickly left the room. “What do we do now?” I asked. “We are going after Ricky, right?”
“Athena, we need to leave here as fast as we can. You just had a vision. Witches having visions are normal, but usually, you need to cast a spell to see it beforehand. Your powers are a lot rarer than I thought.” Aunt Marie looked at Logan and I. “You too, need to stay together. Don’t ever leave each other’s sides. Got that?”
We both nodded.
“Great, well, grab whatever you need from my room. I have to make sure no one knows this place ever existed.” Aunt Marie said, opening the closet door and grabbing a barrel of gasoline.

Chapter 10: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/03/18/unforgotten-chapter-10/

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Unforgotten – Chapter 8

If you haven’t read Chapter 7, here is the link:

https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/02/25/unforgotten-chapter-7/

Athena’s P.O.V.
I entered the RV, not realizing that someone was with me. I turned and Ricky scared me. I jumped, as he shut the RV door.
“You scared me. I was going to be right back in-” He pressed his lips to mine and wrapped his arms around my waist. It caught me off guard, but I liked it.
My fingers when through his hair, as he held my waist, one of his hands drifted to my butt, where he squeezed it tight. He broke the kiss and started to place kisses down my chin and neck. I craved more of his touch when he placed one last passionate kiss on my lips.
Our faces were touching as we both were trying to catch out a breath. “I’ve been wanting to do that all day.” Ricky spoke as I smirked. He placed another kiss on my lips before I went over and grabbed my crocheting bag.
“How have you been feeling?” I asked. He turned to face away from me, but I understand if he didn’t want to answer. I was worried about him. I loved him with all my heart, even though he is my first love. He was still everything to me.
“I’m feeling great.” He responded. I wanted to ask more, but I figured he would get annoyed with me asking, so I dropped it.
We both left the RV and walked back inside. I looked around and saw that no one was in the living room or the dining room. I left my bag on the table as I looked up and saw them outside.
“You are not going to fucking turn him! I won’t let you!” I heard James’ voice yelling at someone. I walked further into the kitchen and saw the back down opened. “You created me to be this fucking monster, I’m not going to let you turn him into one as well!”
I stood in the doorway and saw my brother, father, and Aunt Marie, sitting at one end of the porch, with James and my mother, standing in front of them.
“James, I will explain! You need to lower your voice.” Aunt Marie said as she saw me standing in the doorway. “I need to talk to Athena.”
“No, you won’t! You want to turn her best friend into a monster! I don’t want her to become like you, something so evil!” My mother said as I could see the anger in my Aunt’s eyes.
“Your daughter and son have something that can help save people like us. People who don’t want to kill themselves because they can’t leave their house during the day. Whether you like it or not, it can help save Ricky as well.” She spoke and then walked over to me. “Tomorrow morning, we will talk more, but only if you and your brother want to.”
As our Aunt Marie headed upstairs, I looked up at my brother and father. My brother nodded, telling me that he had his approval and my father smiled at me. I felt Ricky grabbed my hand and whispered, “You don’t have to do this, Athena.”
I looked up at him and smiled. “I’m not just going to do this for you, but to save my Aunt Marie and others who want to be free from their immortal curse.”
I saw relief in his eyes, but all I could think of is if this would really work?
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The next morning, we were all sitting down for breakfast. My Aunt Marie deicide to make us all something to eat. We all ate in complete silence, until Ricky’s mother spoke.
“So, Ricky.” She paused and took a sip of her coffee. “I got in contact with your father and he wants to meet you today. I figured we can both go meet him, while everyone is settling in.”
Ricky nodded. “Okay, but I wanted Athena to meet my father as well.” I was shocked, but then again, I was glad that he offered. Although, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go meet him now, plus what I have read in my mom’s journals, I don’t think that I will do that.
“No, I think I should stay here. I can always meet him another time.” I said as he looked disappointed, but I hoped he would think of it as I am trying to save his life.
My mother suddenly got up and walked away from the table. My father followed her, I was about to, but I could already hear her, then again, everyone could.
“Why are you so supported of this, Tanner?!” We heard my mother shout. “Why would you want to turn our daughter into something like that!”
“Jade, if she is going to save my sister, your best friend, and possibly Ricky, wouldn’t you want her to at least try?” He spoke, there was a long pause. The entire house went silent. “Wouldn’t it be great that you got your best friend back?”
“Yes, but this isn’t the way to do it. James said it can be very dangerous if-” My mother spoke, but was interrupted.
“Have you asked him if he still wants to be a blood-sucking demon for the rest of the world?” Once my father spoke those words, she walked back into the kitchen and looked at James.
“I know you heard, do you?” She snapped.
“No.” He softly said. She then looked over at our Aunt Marie.
“You can teach them, but I swear to god, you hurt my babies or they get into harm’s way, I will kill you.” James chuckled as her serious face turned to face him too. “Both of you.” She walked and left the cottage. My father followed her again.
“Well, that was fun.” James spoke and smirked at me. “Boy, didn’t miss her attitude.”
“Be nice, James.” Aunt Marie said as she looked at me and Logan. “Finish up breakfast and we will start your lessons.” She started to walk upstairs. We all got up from the table and James started to take care of the plates.
“Ricky, let’s go. It’s gonna be an hour drive from here and the cab will be here shortly.” Ricky’s mother spoke as she smiled and left as well. Ricky and I headed outside and stood on the porch, he hugged me tightly.
He looked back at me. “Are you sure you don’t want to go with us?” He asked once more.
“I’m sure, but I know you will tell me all about it when you get back, right?”
“Right.” He kissed my forehead, making me smile. “I love you.” He whispered.
“I love you, too.” I whispered back as the cab pulled in. His mother and Ricky got into the cab, I waved them goodbye. Once they were out of sight, I walked back into the cottage and almost walked into James. “Oh, I’m sorry.”
He smirked. Pulling a piece of my hair behind my ear. “Boy, do you remind me of your mother when we were young.”
I pushed his hand away and headed towards the stairs, but he grabbed me and threw me against the wall. Placing both of his arms on the other side of my head. My heart started to beat faster. I felt the hairs on my arms stand up.
“You know, your mother was this fiery when she was your age. Makes me want to have you even more.” He whispered in my ear. I pushed him away and ran upstairs. My Aunt Marie was waiting for me in the hallway, as soon as I entered in she locked the door behind her. Logan was sitting on the couch, drinking something.
Aunt Marie looked me in my eyes and saw the fear that was in them. “I’ll take care of James, don’t worry.” She whispered to me as I nodded and then sat down next to my brother.
She handed each of us a teacup, with some tea in it. “Now, each of you needs to drink this as I explain.” I smelt different herbs, but the one that stuck out to me was rose petals. As I took a sip, it started to calm me down, from what had just happened.
“This tea can determine how much power or skills you have. Witches can feel different elements, you just have to have your mind opened to them. Drinking this will also relax your mind, so as you are drinking it, relax your mind completely.” Aunt Marie said as I took a few more sips. “One thing we have to find out is which element represent your soul.”
As we finished our teas, we noticed that there were some herbs sticking to the bottom of the cup. Mine looked like it had formed a symbol. It looked very familiar. Looking back in my mind, it looked like a spiral, something that I would always use for my creative blankets I would crochet.
“Why are my herbs like this?” I asked as I gave my teacup to Aunt Marie. She looked surprised as she saw inside of the teacup. She got up and looked over at the bookcase to grab a dark green book, that had a spiral on the spine of the book and book cover.
“It can’t be.”
“What can’t be?” Logan asked as I looked over at him. What there something wrong with me?
“Athena has one of the rarest gifts that you can ever get as a witch. My grandmother had it as well.” Aunt Marie paused as she sat back down across from us and handed me the book. I looked down and looked at the witchcraft symbol, showing all the elements.
“Witches who have the symbol of spiral, are very rare. They can form their own elemental circles without others. They can feel all elements, as they can put their mind to it. However, witches, as rare as these, are very powerful. They can be a threat to other witches, making them want to strip them from their power or kill them from creating any more of their kind.”
“So, what you are saying is that I’m a rare witch?” I asked as I saw my aunt looking into my brother’s teacup.
“Both of you are.” She showed the inside of the teacup and smiled. My brother and I were shocked, we both smiled, not sure what we understood about it. I handed the book to my brother as we read.
“Will we both be able to make the cure?” I asked, but Aunt Marie had moved from her chair to the window. The sun was shining in, but she wasn’t burning up. I could see that she looked very worried. “Aunt Marie?” Logan and I walked over to her. She watched as our parents were fighting in the RV.
“We need to get everyone in the house, now.” She started to walk over to the door, but I grabbed her hand.
“But, why? Aren’t we safe?”
“You are now, but because of how rare your powers are, I need to keep my promise to your mother and keep you both safe.” I still didn’t let go. “Don’t worry, Ricky and his mother will be safe, as will your parents, I need to tell your father.” I let go of her arm.
“What can we do?” Logan asked.
“Look at that book I handed you and find a protection spell. Write down what you will need, I’ll go out and have someone get it.” Aunt Marie left and closed the door shut. I went to sit back down and look at the book, but Logan shut it.
“What happened before you came up here? I know something is wrong?” Logan asked. I didn’t want him to worry about James. I hate that he knows when something is wrong.
“Don’t worry about it, it was nothing. We need to focus on finding a protection spell.” I said as I looked up and saw him rolling his eyes. Hopefully, he can drop it so we can focus.

Chapter 9: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/03/12/828/

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Posted in Crochet Blanket 2019

Temperature Blanket Update 2019: February

Hey Dearies! So, if you have been following my daily squares on Facebook, you will know that I was going to do the update yesterday, but I totally forgot about it, so I’m doing it now!

February has come and left us and I wanted to show you guys what the blanket looks now!

 

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What my temperature blanket looks now! This is both January and February together!

As you can see, this blanket is going to get pretty big and I didn’t realize it until now. My granny squares are 5 rows, tall and wide, so this blanket is going to get super big! It might actually be too big, but it will definitely warm me up on a cold winters day!

If you haven’t already noticed, there has been a new color in the mix, so let me explain. Due to not being able to get the store to go get the color yarn, I had to end up changing it. Plus, I didn’t want to put the blanket on hold when it came time to crochet the squares together.

This light purple that I switched it to will still represent as a 20 degrees color, it just isn’t as light as the color before it.

Hopefully, this will be the only color change that I will end up doing. I’ve planned it out, so if I start getting really low on a particular color, I am going to grab or order another roll the next time I go to the store.

Anyway, here is the colors and what they will represent:

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100 degrees – Fire Red (I Love This Yarn)
90 degrees – Pumpkin (Red Heart Super Saver)
80 degrees – Bright Yellow (Red Heart Super Saver)
70 degrees – Jelly Bean (I Love This Yarn)
60 degrees – Green (Main Stays Basic Yarn)
50 degrees – Turqia (Red Heart Super Saver)
40 degrees – Soft Blue (I Love This Yarn)
30 degrees – Dark Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
20 degrees – Orchid (I Love This Yarn) *Changed to the following – Orchid (Red Heart Super Saver)
10 and below – Light Gray (I Love This Yarn)         *Note: Due to one of the color changes, I won’t be updating this picture, the only one that has changed is the 20 degrees one and there is a note, with the new color I’ll be using.*

 

How do you tell which color to use?

I, personally, go with the overall temperature. So, let’s go by today, for example.

Today in Maine, the overall temperature is 17 degrees. I would choose the light gray.

Let’s say that it was an overall temperature of 22 degrees, I would choose the Orchid color. All my temperatures, for my colored yarn, has to have the same number first number. If that makes any sense, I’m sorry if it doesn’t!

What was the highest temperature for this month?

We actually reached another 50-degree day, but as usual, it doesn’t last long. Hopefully, in March we will start to see more days starting to warm up!

What was the lowest temperature for this month?

Well, we reach single digits, but the way my temperature blanket is set up, we can’t really tell, other than it would be a light gray square!

Do you post daily updates?

Yes, I do. On my Facebook page, I post a picture of the square for each day. I also tried to post every week’s worth, but it was hard to keep track of, so I’ll be posting monthly and daily instead.

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Page, here is the link below! It keeps you posted and updated on my temperature blanket and any updates for my blog and YouTube channel, as well!

https://www.facebook.com/katiesblog96971617/?ref=bookmarks

 

 

 

 

Posted in Kitty Sayjo's Work

The Greedy Hare and the Cloud Rabbit – Short Story (Part 3 of 3)

Illustrations created by Kitty Sayjo

If you haven’t read Part 2, here is the link: https://katiesblog96971617.com/2019/02/15/the-greedy-hare-and-the-cloud-rabbit-part-2-of-3/

~Part 3 out of 3 Parts~

~The Greedy Hare and the Cloud Rabbit~

By: Kitty Sayjo

As the days went by, Maria was grieving over Daniel leaving. She spend the majority of her time sitting by the window, holding her stuffed rabbit, Cloud close to her. All she wanted was to see Daniel and ask him why he left.

Every time she’s mentioned it to Boris, he would tell her to simply forget about it. No matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t get him out of her mind.

One night, Maria was suddenly woken up by Boris. “We need to get out of here,” he says as he picks her up from the bed. As Boris runs through the hallway, Maria sees that the manor was on fire. In her shock, she drops Cloud on to the ground.

“Wait, I dropped Cloud!” she yells out.

“Forget it, Maria. It’s not worth it,” Boris yells back. Maria watches in horror as the stuffed rabbit engulf in flames. Boris makes it to the front entrance, but was stopped by a man with a cane and a gun.

“I’m afraid that I can’t let you leave.” the man says as he points the gun at Boris.

“What are you doing here?” Boris asked.

“Something that should’ve been done a long time ago.” the man replies.

“Brother, what is he talking about?” Maria asked. Before Boris could respond, the man answers her.

“This man here has been taking money from those who can’t afford it. I’ve lost my leg thanks to him.” he replies.

“Don’t listen to him, Maria. He’s delusional.” Boris says.

“Delusional? You call this delusional!” the man yells out as he points at his injured leg.

Boris was lost for words as the man shoots him in the shoulder. The pain caused him to drop Maria as he tries to cover his wound. Maria tries to crawl towards the exit, but was stopped by the man. He looks at Maria and then at Boris and smiles.

“Now, it’s your turn to pay for your life.” he says as another gunshot could be heard in the distance. Maria wakes up to find herself sitting on a bench in a poorly lit room.

“Where am I?” she thought as she looks around the room.

“You’re safe now, Maria.” a voice says. Maria looks up to see a hooded figure standing in front of her. She looks closer and notices that the hooded figure had a skull for a head.

“Am I dead?” Maria asked a panic.

“I’m afraid you and your brother have perished.” the hooded man replies. Maria looks around the room once more to see if Boris was there.

“Where is he?” she asked. The hooded man tells her to be quiet as the room starts to light up. With the room now brighter to see, Maria finds that she’s in a courtroom. She notices Boris standing in the middle and a group of other hooded figures that are part of a jury.

“What’s going on?” she thought as the hooded man sits on the judge’s desk.

“Boris Caldren,” he announces. “You are on trial for your crimes caused by greed. How do you plead?”

“Not guilty, your honor.” Boris replies.

“Alright, present the evidence.” the hooded man orders as images of Boris’s crimes were shown to everyone in the room. Maria looks in horror at all the things her brother did to get money.

Tears start to fall from her eyes when they show what really happen to Daniel. As the images disappear, the hooded man asked Boris if he had anything to defend himself with. Boris stood there in silence, before laughing.

“Is this a joke? How can I defend myself when I have nothing at all. You might as well just end it here.” he says as he continues to laugh.

“Very well then,” the hooded man says as he turns to the jury. “Have you decided?” he asked. Each member of the jury points at Boris with their bony hands.

“GUILTY!” they all say at once. Boris stops laughing as the hooded man gets up, holding a mallet.

“This court finds Mr. Boris Caldren guilty for his crimes.” he announces.

“So, what’s my punishment?” Boris asked.

“That is for her to decide,” the hooded man replies as he approaches Maria and hands her the mallet. “Bang it when you have made your decision.” he says as he stands behind her. Maria looks straight at her brother with tearful eyes.

“You lied to me,” she says. Boris was about to explain, but Maria cuts him off. “That man was right. You hurt innocent people, just so you can get your hands on their money,” she went on.

“Please, Maria. You have to understand. I was doing it for your well being.” Boris explains.

“YOU KILLED SOMEONE I LOVED. WAS THAT FOR MY WELL BEING TOO?” Maria yells out as tears start to fall from her eyes once more. The hooded man places his hand on Maria, trying to comfort her.

“No, it wasn’t.” Boris answers, quietly as he falls to his knees. Maria starts to collect herself as she wipes away her tears.

“You deserve the worst of punishments for what you’ve done,” Maria starts off as she clutches the mallet tighter. “But I know the real Boris is still in there. The brother who always helped me. Now, it’s my turn to help you.” she went on as she raises the mallet.

“What are you doing, Maria?” Boris asked in a panic.

“Your punishment will be to spend eternity in a dark void. Only if you get rid of your greedy heart, will you ever see the light of day.” Maria announces as she slams the mallet down.

Suddenly, the ground began to crumble bellow Boris’s feet. Boris jolts up at his feet and looks at the ground before looking back at Maria. The ground gives away and he fall into darkness. Maria looks down as the floor closes up.

“You’ve passed.” the hooded man says. Maria looks up at him, confused.

“Passed what?” she asked.

“The test. Even when you saw the terrible things your brother has done, you still believe that he can change.” the hooded man explains.

“What about Boris?” Maria asked.

“Unfortunately, he failed. His greed and selfishness has made him lose sight on what really matters,” the hooded man replies. Maria hangs her head in disappointment. “Don’t worry. I’m sure he will see the error of his ways.” the hooded man went on.

“Really?” Maria asked. The hooded man nods as he holds out his bony hand.

“It’s time to go.” he went on.

As Maria takes his hand, the hooded man pulls her up and she starts to stand for the first time in years. He walks her towards a large door, leading to the afterlife. Maria finds herself in a field of clouds, all dressed in white.

As she looks around, she notices someone in the distance. She walks towards the person, before running up to him as she realizes who it was.

“DANIEL!” she yells out in excitement. Daniel turns to face her as Maria hugs him like she never has before. “I’m so happy to see you!” she says as tears of joy fall from her eyes.

“I’m sorry for leaving you, Maria.” Daniel replies.

“It’s okay. We’re together now.” Maria says as she looks up at him.

“It not just the two of us,” Daniel says as he turns to grab something from the ground. In his hands was Maria’s stuffed rabbit, Cloud. Daniel gives it to her as Maria looks at it in shock. Maria hugs the stuffed rabbit close to her, grateful that it was ok. “I love you, Maria.” Daniel says. Maria looks up at him and smiles.

“I love you too.”

THE END

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