• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 03
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Magical Forces

The blue mist filled the air leaving nothing but my clenched fist and the bare traces of my feet exposed.
“It worked, Maggie!”
“That’s great Cyn. Now you can add blue smoke to your list of accomplishments.”
Maggie, my supposedly best friend wasn’t impressed, but I was. After two weeks of trying and failing, I’d finally managed to do something other than make it rain.
“Well, I’m happy,” I said, opening my fist.
The blue mist evaporated. Maggie stood glaring at me, one hand on her hips the other picking bits of dirt out from under her nails.
“If all you can manage is a bit of blue smoke, you’re not going to be much use are you?”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“You know quite well,” she huffed. “Your looks won’t save you, Cyn.”
“That’s not fair, Mags. You know I’m trying. It’s not as easy for me.”
“Never is,” she muttered turning away.
“What’s gotten into you? You’d swear I’d done something to offend you.”
“You have.”
Maggie stomped off, leaving me standing in the empty tunnel. I had no idea what was eating her and to be honest, I didn’t care. She knew how important this was to me. To finally be able to conjure up something that might help when the time came and all she could do was scoff at it. Sure, I wasn’t a natural like her. I couldn’t obliterate objects with a squint of my eyes, but I was trying.
Wiping my hands on my pants, I trailed after her. There’s only one place she’d go in a mood like that – the cove.
Maggie had a thing about water. It seemed to calm her, soothe her emotions. That’s exactly where I found her, sitting watching the ocean.


Magical Forces

“I’m sorry for whatever I’ve done to upset you,” I said, taking the seat beside her.
She huffed loudly before turning to face me.
“Oh, Maggie, what is it?” I asked, pulling her in tight. Her eyes had filled with tears and I knew something dreadful must have happened.
“It happened again, Cyn. When I close my eyes, he’s there, smiling and waving, and then…”
“It’s okay, Mags, I got you.”
“That’s just it, Cyn. Have you really? My visions keep showing me the same thing over and over again. Tyler and you.”
I sucked in a deep breath. “What? But that’s…”
“Yeah,” she sobbed looking up at me. “That’s what I thought, but my visions have never been wrong. I don’t know what to do Cyn. No matter how I look at it, my best friend and my boyfriend are going to betray me and there’s nothing I can do about it.”
“It won’t happen, Mags. I promise.”
“We’ll see,” she said, pulling away. “You need to stay away from me until I can figure this out.”
I watched as she walked away. My best friend thought I would betray her.
“Never,” I swore. But never is a very long time.