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As we all entered the Spiritual room, there were two other doors inside, they were both closed shut. We kept heading down the same hallway. Logan walked beside me as Roxi and Dean followed behind us.
Once we enter, the room was all stoned, the walls each had a symbol of the elements and a piece of the elements on each stone.
“Head over to your elements and stand on the stone,” Elle said as we all went to each of our stones. I stood on mine, as it glowed. Dean was right across from me, as I watched his stone glow. I looked over at my brother, as he was already glowing. I looked towards the other side and saw Roxi’s stone glow.
Elle then handed me a large green candle, and others their colors too. My candle had carved in designs that represented the Earth.
I looked across at Dean and he was handed his red candle, he took the other hand and lit the candle. He saw my amaze as he smirked. I focused on the wick of my candle as it finally lit, but the flame was green.
“Now, since Athena has both Earth and Spirit as her elements, she will begin the ritual.” I was confused, I didn’t expect that I would be doing the entire ritual. Elle looked over at me and smiled. “Athena, now, you will chant ‘Ego autem in terra circulus receperint.’.
I took a deep breath. “Ego autem in terra circulus receperint.” I spoke as the flame became stronger on my candle.
“Now, go to Roxi, leaving your candle on the stone. Chant ‘Nunc receperint Aeris circulus’.” Elle said as I placed my candle onto my stone. I stepped off the stone and headed towards Roxi, she gave me a soft smile as I chanted.
“Nunc receperint Aeris circulus.” As I took the candle from her and said. The flame grew as I handed the candle back to her.
“Now, to Dean. Do the same as before and chant. ‘Nunc receperint pinguibus ignis Adfixus circulus.'”
As I headed towards Dean, I also took his candle and spoke. “Nunc receperint pinguibus ignis Adfixus circulus.” His candle did the same as the past candles, as I handed it back to him.
I then headed over to my brother as he gave me a smile. “Chant ‘Nunc receperint aqua circulus.'” I chanted as I held his candle. I handed it back to him and then turned to the middle of the room. Where the Spirit element was, I stepped on the stone, it glowed, just like the others.
I bent down and picked up the Spirit candle, as I lit it. I looked over at Elle, as she nodded. “Now chant ‘Nunc receperint Spiritus circulus.'”
I closed my eyes and chanted. “Nunc receperint Spiritus circulus.”
The felt a wind blowing towards us, as I opened my eyes, everyone else was getting the same thing. “What’s happening?” I heard Logan shout, as I looked over to Elle, as she didn’t seem afraid.
The wind finally stopped as all of our candles blew out. The only thing that was still lighting up was our stones.
“We have done it!” Elle shouted. “You all have performed the ritual and did very well for your first one.”
“Did we do anything?” Roxi asked.
“You summoned the elements for a blessing. We needed to make sure you knew how to do this ritual before we bring in the vampirism cure. You may all leave.” Elle spoke as we all started to leave to our elemental rooms.
When I finally got into my little cottage. I looked through my clothes and pulled out a pair of sweats and a tank top. I quickly changed, but when I walked back into my living room, Dean was sitting in my giant comfortable chair.
“Well, hello.” He said as stood up from the chair.
“Are you just going to keep coming in without knocking?” I asked as I headed over to get myself a drink.
“Why? Does it bother you?” He smirked. I grabbed a bottle of water from my fridge and looked over at him.
“Do I come to your place and walk in randomly?” I snapped as he chuckled.
“No, but you could.” He said as a grin appeared on his face.
“What do you want?” I asked, as I walked over to the chair he was sitting in, he followed me and stood in front of me.
“I wanted to tell you that you did amazing in there.” He said as I could felt my cheeks blush a little.
“Thanks.” I paused as he pulled a chair in front of me and sat in it backward. “Is that all you wanted to say?” I asked. I had a feeling he wanted to talk to me more.
“Well, I was wondering if we could talk about the other day.” He asked as I got up from the chair and walked away from him. I didn’t want to talk to him about it. It was embarrassing to me that he knew that about me. “I just wanted to say that I’m sorry. I don’t know what it is about you, but I’m like drawn to you.”
I came over to me and wrapped his arms around me. “I know you feel it too. I can feel the way you are when I’m around you. You want me, but don’t know why.” He spoke, looking into my eyes.
“But why do we feel this way?” I said as he put his forehead against mine.
“I don’t know, but I want to find out.” He spoke as brushed his lips against mine. They were soft, but not as intense as the ones before were. This side of him was different. He pulled away, as I felt a smile crawl on my face. “Can I stay with you, tonight? I won’t do anything. I just want to hold you in my arms.”
Having Dean hold me in his arms sounded wonderful, but Ricky’s face popped in my mind. I didn’t know where he was, but I couldn’t save him. It felt wrong. I pushed away from Dean. “No, I can’t.”
I headed away from him, leaving my cottage and heading for the main hall. I looked around and saw Elle, sweeping the room.
“Athena, something wrong?” She said, looking up from sweeping. I sat down around the fountain. I gave her a small smile.
“I’m fine, just a lot of thinking,” I replied. She came over and sat down beside me.
“I sense you have a question. Is it something I can help you with?” She asked. As I looked into the fountain.
“It might be,” I said, feeling the water with my hands. I looked up at her. “Can we have a bond with other elements?”
She sighed and nodded. “Yes, I didn’t want to tell you all, but each generation of new elements have a soul mate. Especially, Spirit, that’s why there are two doors. There isn’t just one, that is why your aunt needs to become human again.”
“What about Dean and Roxi’s older brother?” I asked.
“That really isn’t their brother, it is their Uncle. They call him a brother because their parents died when they were very young and their Uncle took them in.” She sighed and stood up. “Sadly, he was turned into a vampire. Once he becomes human, his evil ways will hopefully disappear, but if not. You all must be prepared.” She got back to sweeping.
“Why do we have to be prepared?” I asked, but she was silent. “Okay, if you can’t tell me that, but will anything happen to us if we, you know, do anything together?” My cheeks got red, as I saw Dean come into the hall.
Elle looked over at me and then at Dean. “No, just take this. Because you are both more of the rare ones, conceiving a child is very easy, but we need to wait until we have everyone before you two start doing what I know you want to do.”
She gave me a small little white book. “What’s this?”
“You’ll know when you start opening it, but please wait,” Elle said as she kept sweeping. I looked over at Dean and walked past him.
“Think about it. I’ll come running if you need me.” He said as I kept walking away from him.
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