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Logan, Aunt Marie, and I stood in front of the tree. After spending long hours studying and cramming in as much knowledge as we can. Aunt Marie would only have a few hours to show us what we would need to do, after that, it would be up to us.
James and Dad spent the time watching for others, just in case someone knew where we were. We all knew how very dangerous it was for us to be seen out in the public. We were one of the generational twins. Meaning, there was another set of twins that was just as powerful as us.
Since we found out that my brother’s most favorable gift was water, mine was Earth and Spirit, meaning, I was more at risk. My brother and I both have agreed that will would stay together, no matter what.
I grabbed my brother’s hand as he looked at me and took a deep breath. “Ready?” He said as I nodded.
My Aunt Marie drank the potion and waited for a second before she touched the tree and spoke: “Qui vocat lignea ianuam aperire.”
When we were also learning, I picked up on a few words in Latin. That was how we were able to cast magic or spells. As the stomp started to open, Logan and I couldn’t believe it. I opened a secret passage that when into the ground. I could already see the stairs, made out of wooden, it looked so smooth, you just wanted to touch it.
Aunt Marie looked back at us and nodded, as she started to head down into the tunnel. Once Logan and I were in the tunnel completely, it closed by itself. I felt a little worried that we wouldn’t be able to leave, or Aunt Marie wouldn’t be able to leave.
“So, how are you going to get back out?” I asked as we followed behind Aunt Marie as she walked through the tunnel, which was growing bigger and bigger the further we went.
“Don’t worry, the entrance will open back up, as soon as I start to head back towards it. The spirits here aren’t exactly happy that I’ll be in here for a few hours.” She said as we finally walked into a giant room. It was still covered with that smooth wood, but there were vines going around the entire room. There was a mini lake in the middle of it all, as the water started to fall off of the rocks.
I was amazingly beautiful. Something you would see in a dream or a movie. There were 4 other hallways, each one labeled with a different element. Each of them glowed in the respective colors. I looked around again and noticed that there was a crafting area and next to it, a giant bookcase that stood next to the table.
A woman stood, from the table and looked over at us. Her hair was a mix of grey, but white started to take over her roots. She was dressed in one of those greek goddess dresses, but a shawl covered her shoulders.
“We have been waiting for you too. Blessed be.” She spoke as she started to walk towards us. “I’m the caretaker of this place. Everyone calls me Elle. If you need anything, I can help you as much as I can.” She looked towards Aunt Marie and he eyes sadden.
“My dear Marie, I never thought the day would come. How did it happen?” Elle asked as she grabbed her hands, but Aunt Marie didn’t answer her back. I was confused, but Aunt Marie seemed to notice. Elle looked over at us. “I see why. These are your niece and nephew?”
“Yes, but they are a lot more special than I thought. I had to bring them here.” Aunt Marie spoke as Elle nodded, walking over to Logan and me.
“Indeed they are. You are both safe here. All witches or wizards that enter in here cannot shed blood for death. However, there are those that will want your powers, with that being said, we must teach you how to do so.” Elle said as we followed her over to the crafting area.
There were two rings and two necklaces laying on a white cloth. One had a green gem in both, the other two had a blue gem in both. Elle handed me the green set and Logan the blue set, as we put them both on.
“Always keep these on. You can get them wet, sleep with them on, anything. They must stay on at all times. No one can take them off but you.” Elle said as I looked at my ring once more. It was beautiful, the gem was as green as my eyes were.
“Is there any other purpose of these?” Logan asked as he looked down at his ring, once more.
“They can be used for many purposes.” Aunt Marie spoke. “They protect your location, so no other witches can track you down. They can hide your markings from anyone as well. When we tell you not to take them off, don’t. Not unless you want a death sentence.”
Something caught my eye as I looked over that the wall, that was over in-between the spirit hallway. I notice one of the carvings was my name, it was glowing. I walked closer and saw three other names that were glowing as well.
I felt Elle’s presence next to me. “These are the listing of past, present, and future witches. The glowing names, such as your brother’s and yours, are rare ones. Names crossed out are the dead. Names that dark black is ones that are now a supernatural, like your Aunt and the other names carved, are regular witches.” She spoke as I saw the other two names.
“Who are Dean and Roxi Underwood?” I asked as I looked over and noticed someone was coming from the fire element hall. He had short orange-brown hair, wearing a black plaid shirt and black jeans. His eyes were a dark brown, but his nose, lip, eyebrow piercing completed him. My eyes lingered to the sight of his chest, as I could see he worked out quite a bit.
I bit my lip, preventing me from drooling over his sight. I never thought a guy like him would be so attractive. Although, my cheeks were starting to burn up, just thinking about it.
“Well, babe, I’m right here,” Dean said, as I noticed he was checking me out. I felt chills going up my back, as I turned and saw a blonde haired girl behind me, he hair tips had a hint of white in them and she was wearing a pretty light gray dress, that showed off her boobs. I looked over at my brother as his eyes got wider. I knew he had a crush on her, no doubt about it.
“This is Dean and Roxi, they are another pair of twins. Same age as you two, but still just as rare as you. You’ll be working together a lot, so I suggest to get to know each other well, but not too well, Mr. Underwood.” Elle said, glaring at Dean as he rolled his eyes at her.
“Don’t listen to her, babe. I won’t do anything unless you asked for it.” He smirked towards me, again.
“Okay, sorry to interrupt, but I’ve don’t have much time left.” Aunt Marie interrupted, as Logan and I walked over to her. “You’ll be in good hands. Elle helped me out with everything I needed to know. I know she’ll have a close eye on you both, but I have to get back to your father and James. Just remember to come up and see your Dad every day, okay?” We both nodded as we hugged her tightly as we could.
“Don’t worry, Marie. We will find the cure.” Elle said as our Aunt Marie left the giant wooden room. “Now, let me show you to your rooms.”
“We have rooms?” Logan said as we were both confused. “I didn’t think we were living here, too.”
“Of course, you two are one of the rarest forms of witches we have and they only come every generation or so.” Elle then took Logan and they headed towards the water elemental hall. “Roxi, can you show Athena to hers? I’ll be right back to check on you.”
Once Elle was out of sight, I felt Dean’s eyes on me. “Damn, you know how long we’ve been waiting for you?” He said as he started to lean up against one of the stones that surrounded the lake.
“Ignore him,” Roxi said as we started to head towards the Earth Elemental Hall. “He’s just upset that he hasn’t had anyone to fool around with.”
The hall had a green glow, as we started walking on grass, which I had a feeling to take off my shoes and walk down the hall barefooted. Vines were growing over my head, the more I walked done the hall. The room was something out of a fairy tale. It was like I was in another world.
Roxi lead me over to a small cottage, it looked just like my Aunt’s. In fact, it was just like my Aunt’s. Everything was the same, expect how everything looked more wooden and creative.
“Wow,” I said as I was so amazed. “It’s like I’m in a whole new world.” I looked right next to the house and saw a green field with different herbs and products growing.
“Alright, Princess Jasmine.” I heard Dean’s voice, as he interrupted my amazing view.
“Get going on that cure. Sooner you finish it, the sooner we can get our brother back.”
I was confused.
“What brother? I thought we were all twins?”
“We are, but our brother is the high priestess and is known for being the rarest of all of us. He was turned into a vampire because he was dumb enough to fall for a vampire.
That’s why you didn’t see his name glowing because he’s a vampire.” Roxi explained as I walked over to the river that split the cottage from the hallway, and placed my feet in the water. It was relaxing until something happened.
Everything went black in my mind.
“What the hell are you doing to me?” I heard a familiar voice, but when my eyes opened, I saw Ricky, laying on a table, he was chained up. His mother was nowhere near him, but what looked like his father was standing next to him.
“Relax, we are just going to activate your inner werewolf and vampire gene.” his father spoke as I watched him stab a long needle into his heart, putting whatever was in that jar into Ricky’s heart. Ricky screamed in pain before finally passing out.
I looked over and finally saw his mother walking towards Ricky. She was crying, but there was something different about her. Something I never noticed before, until now. She wasn’t alive. She wasn’t her normal self. She was dying, with blood tears running down her face as she fell to the ground.
Ricky’s father rushed to her side and stabbed a different needle into her heart. “I can’t lose you too!” He shouted. Holding her tightly in his arms, he had two strangers, in black clothes, take Ricky away.
“Put in him that special room. He needs time to awaken. Make sure his cell service is off, we need to make sure that he doesn’t have any contact with those fucking witches.”
Everything went black again.
I awoke in the arms of Dean. He was all wet, as I realized I was too. My eyes started to flutter again, looking back up at Dean, who was now looking at someone else.
“What happened!” I heard my brother shout, Dean then lifted me up and laid me back down on the grass.
“She just fainted and her eyes turned a freakish green,” Dean said, as I slowly sat up. Dean helped me, but I pushed him away. “What the fuck happened to you?”
I took a deep breath and looked over at Logan and Elle, who sat next to me. I was shocked at what I saw. Something that I never thought was possible, but it was.
“Ricky’s alive. I saw him, but he’s not normal.”
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