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“Well, it looks like we don’t need much to make this cure, but the sooner we can, the sooner we can cure your Aunt.” Elle said, reading over the list of things we needed to do to cure vampirism. I nodded, but my mind was very distracted. All I could do was think of that kiss.
“And don’t forget our brother too, Elle.” I looked over and saw Roxi heading towards Dean, Elle, and I. “Let’s get started, what’s first?”
“It involves all of you. Each of you needs to grab something from your element and a drop of your blood. Once that is done, we need to have you all form a circle, with the vampire we wish to turn human again.” Elle spoke as she looked over at Dean and Roxi. “Which means, it’s time to call your brother.”
They both nodded as Logan finally came out of his chamber. “What’s going on?” He asked Dean faced him with a smirk. “Your sister found the cure,” Dean spoke, as Logan’s eyes widen and a smile appeared on his face.
“Great! When do we start?” Logan asked as he looked over at Elle.
“We have to wait for a full moon, which is in three days. I suggest you all read up on how a ritual is performed.” Elle then placed the cure back in the clam and placed it behind the book. “Get some rest, all of you. Tomorrow, we will be practicing the ritual, I want to make sure that we do this right.”
Elle then handed us each a different book. Mine was about Earth ritual, as the others were theirs as well. I then headed back to my chamber and sat on the tree swing, that had two pillows on it. The carving was amazing, nothing like I’ve ever seen before. It was beautiful.
As put my feet up on the swing, I was just about to start reading, when someone came and approached me.
“You must have been a book nerd for sure.” As I looked up, Roxi was standing there. “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt, but I wanted to talk to you.” I moved my feet and motioned for her to sit down next to me.
“It’s fine, books were my escape from the real world, sometimes,” I said as she gave me a soft smile. I could feel and sense that she was kind-hearted and wanted to do the best she could for the ones she loves. “What is it you wanted to talk to be about?”
“It’s about my brother.” She spoke, I felt a little nervous, I felt like I was going to get the ‘my brother is going to break your heart talk’, but she shook her head. “No, my other brother, Victor. The one we have to turn back into a human.”
“Oh, okay.” I was relieved that we were going to talk about Dean. Thinking about him was driving me crazy.
“I wanted to keep this away from Elle because she doesn’t know what has happened to Victor.” She paused and looked down at her book. “His vampirism was his doing because he didn’t want to be involved with all of this stuff. I wanted to ask you if we can do the ritual, secretly, for your Aunt Marie instead?” She explained. I was still confused.
“But my Aunt Marie said that she wasn’t one of the rare ones like we are.”
“She is. Why do you think she knows so much? A normal witch doesn’t have the knowledge she has. I’ve read her heart, it’s pure and she is one of the elements we need. Spirit.” Roxi explained some more. I still couldn’t believe it.
“Doesn’t she lose all of her powers when she becomes a human again?” I asked. Even if she wasn’t a vampire, how would she get her powers back?
“Yes, but that fountain, in the main hall, can have her powers returned to her. As long as she uses it for good, nothing bad will come from her.” Roxi stood up and looked back at me. “Look, I’ll talk to your brother and let him know. Talk to your aunt, tomorrow, and let us know. Otherwise, one of us will have to wait until another witch is born with the Spirit gift.”
I watched as she left my chambers. I got up and got into my cottage, closing the door behind me. I was still all confused, but once I looked inside, I felt at home. Everything was hand-carved, it looked almost like my aunt’s cottage, but more enchanted.
I decided to sit down and look into this book. Once I got comfortable, I turned the first page, a table of contents was listed, but something caught my eye. Spiritual Offspring. I turned to search that page, I skimmed through the first few pages.
‘Spiritual Offspring are quite common. Usually, when all of the Elemental chosen ones are around each other for long periods of time, feels can be developed. If not careful, females can become pregnant quite quickly and have a child within 9 months. As this can be a good thing, it can also become a bad thing. Once born, children of Elemental beings must be raised as what the mother is. They cannot be raised by the father’s element unless the mother passes from giving birth.’
I started to get the chills when I read this.
‘Although, this can be a challenge, some fathers either convince the mother to transition to their element, leaving all of their powers to be gone. It is often rare for a father to want to change to the mother’s element, but can happen. Hence why we caution to stay away from other Elemental beings until your time is over and someone can replace you’.
‘We do allow spouses or partners from the human world, but they will be trapped in your chambers until their passing. We recommend focussing on the tasks and rituals at hand before getting involved with another member.’
“That doesn’t make any sense.” I rubbed my head, as I got up and looked out my window, it was starting to get dark, the garden lights started to turn on and midnight flowers started to open up. I then walked over to the kitchen and grabbed the teapot on the stove and filled it with water.
Tea might help me relax and focus so that I’ll be able to figure out how to understand this all. I turned on the stove and placed the teapot on the burner when I heard a knock on the door. I was about to go answer it, but as I turned to answer it, I stood face-to-face with Dean.
“Hey, babe.” He said, giving me a smirk. I turned back around and grabbed a mug. “Making tea, huh?” I nodded as he said down at the bar.
“Why didn’t you just wait for me to answer the door?” I snapped. Dean took the mug that I grabbed and conjured my teapot to heat up quicker, making it whistle. Turning off the burner, I placed the teapot on a pot holder.
“I didn’t think I needed to since you were the only one in here,” Dean said as I looked at the tea that was available. “Peppermint tea is on the second shelf.” As I looked and saw the peppermint tea on the second shelf. Which was exactly the one I was looking for. He didn’t know that my favorite was peppermint, did he?
“Did you want peppermint as well?” I asked as he got up and grabbed it from the shelf. “Okay, smart ass.”
“You love it, babe. I know how I make you feel and guess what? I’m not going anywhere.” He smiled, sitting back down and pouring the hot water into both of our cups. “I figured you wanted peppermint.”
“How? Did you read my mind or something?” I asked. I was curious to know if he could or not.
“Kind of. I also know that you haven’t stopped thinking about that kiss we shared earlier.” He said, looking at me straight in my eyes. He stood back up and walked towards me, softly touching my cheek with his hand. “Neither have I, but I want more and I know you do too.”
Pressing our lips together, and he lifted me up onto the island as he pulled away and started kissing my neck. My hands were in his hair, messing it around as he pressed his lips again against mine. I didn’t know what was going on with me, but I didn’t care.
Dean’s hands traveled down to my waist and were lingering around the waistband of my jeans. He slowly lingered his fingers underneath my jeans. I craved more, but he stopped. I could hear him breathe heavily. He looked at me and gave a weird face as he stared at me.
“You’re still a virgin, aren’t you?” I froze, looking at him. I felt my cheeks get red. I didn’t want to admit to him I was or wasn’t I didn’t want him to freak out, but then again, I didn’t want him to stop. “Are you?”
“What if I am?”
“Because I want to know if you are or aren’t.” He said.
“Good night, Dean.” said pushing him out the door and closing it behind my back. I didn’t want to tell him. Then again, I was curious to know why he wanted to know. Why did it matter?
“That’s what I thought.” I heard him say as I saw him walk down my path.
This day was too much, I just wanted to go to bed.
I looked over the sea, the waves crashed upon the beach, as I closed my eyes. With everything going on, this was my now favorite place to be, if I had some weed, it would be perfect. I still kept thinking about what Roxi said to me. Everything about my Aunt Marie.
It was a lot to know in such a short time.
I just wanted to ignore it, for the time being, I just wanted to relax. Listening to the waves crash was like a lullaby. I would’ve gone to sleep if someone didn’t interrupt me. “What’s up, my man!” I opened my eyes and saw Dean, leaning against the bean of my porch. He held out a bag of weed and I smiled.
“Didn’t think we could blaze in here?” I said as Dean chuckled.
“I wouldn’t be here if we couldn’t. Besides, Roxi and I have been taking care of your sister’s chamber, so we have been harvesting it, that and the other plants.” Dean chuckled as he started to roll a joint. “So, what’s up with your sister?”
“She’s going through some stuff. We both lost a good friend of ours, that and our mom couldn’t handle all of this witch stuff, so she went back home.” I explained. He handed me the joint and I placed it in my mouth, lighting it, slowly taking a hit. It had been a while since I last smoke, but this shit was not bad.
“Let me guess, he was her first love?” I was shocked when Dean said that. “I put two and two together and figured it was a guy she was heartbroken about.” He took the joint from my hands and took a hit.
“Yeah, it’s a long story, but I think she doesn’t know how to feel without him. He has been in our life since we were babies.” I spoke as he looked at me.
“I got you. She didn’t seem too upset when I kissed her.” Dean said, as I started to cough badly, I inhaled too much smoke, Dean started to slap my back. “Don’t worry, I’m not going to do anything she doesn’t want me to do.”
I gave him a look. That was something I didn’t need to hear about my sister, but then again, I can’t say nothing because I kissed his sister before she left. “I didn’t need to hear that.”
“And I didn’t need to see you kissing my sister either.” He spoke as I started to laugh. I didn’t think he saw me, but it was too funny not to laugh. “Alright, man, get studying and I’ll see you later.”
Dean said, taking one last hit and then leaving my chamber. One thing that I wanted to ask him as if he felt a connection with my sister as I did when I kissed Roxi. Maybe it was just me.
Last time I had a girlfriend, it didn’t last long because she wanted me to stop hanging out with my sister at school since she was always crocheting. Her name was Sara, but she was also my first. Thank god Athena made me come to my senses. She was a little crazy, but thankfully, moved to another state during freshman year.
Something about Roxi was drawing me to her when I kissed her, I didn’t want to stop. I wanted to kiss every part of her, I wanted to cuddle with her. Do anything I could to be with her. I don’t know what this means, but it was like we were meant to be together.
Chapter 15: TBA
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