Trinity, also known as the Mother of Dark Magic, was the very first human to get the gift of a sorceress. She had a twin named Titania. Ironically, Titania became the Mother of True Magic. While Trinity practiced Dark Magic, Titania practiced true magic which was also known as the magic of white witches. One sister fell into the darkness and another walked in the light. Both of them were enemies till this very day. Trinity was said to earn her magic true mating with one of the princes of Hell. Thus, granting her forbidden magics and immortality. Titania passed at the age of three hundred. Her legacy was carried by those who were born as white witches. From Titania’s lineage, two types of witches were born; the white witches and the normal witches.
Then, from Trinity, one type of witches was born; the dark witches who practiced all sorts of dark and forbidden spells.
Amanda reached to the black barrier and instantly it burnt her hands. She pulled off and looked at her reddened hands. That was the darkness of forbidden magic. Any magic that came from the light would be drained by dark magic especially when the caster was weak. Amanda touched the barrier once more and it burnt her hands again.
“I’m not weak,” she said to herself. “I didn’t practice all these months just to be defeated by dark magic.”
“Amanda, stop. You’d hurt yourself,” Liam said.
She pressed her palms against the barrier and enchanted as loud as she could. All her magic energy was channeled from her body into the barrier. Trinity looked at her and smiled sinisterly. With a gesture of her hand, Cohen was thrown away and collided against the barrier. She walked to the direction where Amanda was desperately trying to break the barrier.
“I can almost smell her blood in you,” Trinity said, licking her lips. “Yet, you don't have her strength. What a pity.” she blew a kiss and instantly everyone collapsed to the floor, unconscious.
Amanda resisted the sleeping spell. She did as much as she could before a crack happened on the barrier. Then, she collapsed to the ground.
“All of that just for a crack,” Trinity said.
Amanda chuckled as she looked up to her. “Sometimes, you gotta start small.”
Trinity sighed, “I’m just wasting my time here. The demon wolf’s body is nowhere to be found.”
“Why do you want Mira’s body?”
“The knowledge is too big for your tiny brain. I’ll guess I have to find the body on my own then.”
Her body disintegrated into hundreds of bats flying to the sky. The barrier shattered and everyone woke up from their sleep. Amanda collapsed because of the exhaustion after overusing her power earlier. Mira warned her about overusing her power. Everything had its own limitation but Amanda often ignored the limitation. With each overusing power, her energy would deplete even faster.
Amanda tried to stand up but her legs refused to support her body. Liam quickly caught her body before she hit the ground once more. He carried her in his arms as she passed out. As he stood straight, Cohen approached him. Liam’s expression was no different than before. He was no longer smiling a lot. He spent the majority of his time keeping the pack intact. He no longer spent time with the Enforcers like he used to be. It seemed the Alpha’s duty had sucked all of his happiness out of his body.
“Alpha Liam,” Cohen acknowledged the Interim Alpha.
“We’ll take once I settle some matters,” Liam replied coldly. “You should return to the lake house. After all, your status as a member of the pack remained unclear.”
“Understood,” Cohen replied.
He turned around and left, carrying Amanda in his arms. Cohen watched as everyone else nodded to him before following Liam. The former Alpha understood Liam’s coldness. After nine months of no news, Liam had every right to be cold and angry at Cohen. After all, he was the Beta. Cohen was supposed to trust him more than anyone else. But Cohen decided to keep his location a secret until Mira’s body went missing. Now, he showed up here like an uninvited guest.
Despite growing up in the pack, Cohen felt like he was an outsider as he walked back to his lake house. He didn’t feel home anymore. Cohen stood at the deck, thinking why the Mother of Dark Magic wanted Mira’s body. But it seemed Mira’s body had gained more than one interest. If Trinity didn’t take her body, it means someone else had Mira’s body.
Cohen didn’t expect that it would happen. Even in death, Mira’s body couldn’t be rested in peace without someone wanting to steal and exploit her. His hands clenched the deck’s railing as he soaked in the sunset. Cohen was still filled with rage that somebody disturbed his mate’s resting place. He couldn’t think of anyone who would want Mira’s body. After all, he barely knew her even though he thought he knew her well.
Cohen rubbed the back of his neck, groaning as he thought even more. He just couldn’t figure it out. Who did take Mira’s body? Trinity didn’t seem to know it. She seemed as surprised as he was when she saw Mira’s empty grave.
Mira’s body had been buried for nine months. It should decompose by now. It would just be bones and a little bit of flesh here and there. Even so, it was still valuable. If not, they would have just left her in the grave.
Thirty minutes later, a black truck parked next to the lake house. Liam came out of the driver’s seat and walked to the deck. He stood next to Cohen in silence.
“I didn’t expect you to come back,” Liam spoke.
“I’ve surprised myself too,” Cohen replied. “How’s Amanda?”
“She’d pull through. Just exhausted from overusing her power.”
“Did you find out who took Mira’s body?”
“No, all the cameras around the cemetery were broken.”
“I saw several bouquets of flowers there.”
“Yeah, your mother visited her grave every day. She stayed an hour or so, talking to Luna.” Liam turned to him. "I didn't come to make small chat. I want to know if you're in or not."
"It's my mate's body we're talking about. Of course, I'm in."
"Good. Swing by for dinner tonight. I'll fill you in with the details of the investigation."
Liam returned to the pack mansion without Cohen. Although it was disrespectful for Liam being cold to Cohen, the Interim Alpha’s anger was unquestionable. For months, he tried to find his Alpha. If it wasn’t because of Cohen’s pa
A day passed since his return to the pack mansion. He spent the day discussing and thinking about where the robbers might have taken Mira’s body. Cohen was tired. He sat in the bedroom of his lake house, holding a photo of Mira.“Where are you, baby?” he asked.His heart ached again. No matter how much he tried to forget the day her life was taken, he would still remember it. He tried to drink alcohol to keep the memory away but when he was sober, the memory came back. He tried to do a lot of work to keep his mind busy. But at the moment his mind stopped being busy, he thought of her.Cohen got up from the bed and put her picture inside his jacket pocket before he walked out. When he was out there, he made a connection with the beggars and the homeless people in the town where he would
The house engulfed in flame, taking Patricia along. Cohen rushed into the house and almost got himself killed when the ceiling began to collapse. He searched around, looking for Patricia. The impact of the explosion was close to her position which might have killed her. But Cohen doubted she would go down that easy. Since the beginning, he knew something was different with Patricia. She had the scent of a human probably for carrying another child inside of her but she also had another scent.He coughed as the thick smoke began to take a toll on his lungs. Then, he spotted Patricia surrounded by a large red shield. She was holding onto her left hand that was bleeding. She was panting heavily. Cohen followed the drop of her blood on the floor. There was a strange mark on the floor where she was standing. The mark was created with her blood.Ignoring the fac
By the time they reached the pack mansion, Liam had just finished briefing the Special Unit which would be tasked in capturing Cohen dead or alive before more collateral damage happened. Liam knew the truth about Cohen’s nine months out there. If it wasn’t because of Amanda erasing the memories of the victims, the authority would have started to hunt him down.Because of that, Liam put a designated unit of Enforcers to capture Cohen before he did something that might make him regret his life once again.“How did he lose control?” Liam asked.“It might be something he found in the basement of my house,” Patricia answered instead.Liam raised an eyebrow by the sudden intervention of an outsider inside his pack. Then, he chose to ig
Liam watched as Cohen roared in the basement. He tried to break the enchanted chains to no ends. He growled and clawed the floor. The entire room was specially built by Liam as he knew one day Cohen would come back. An Alpha who had just lost his mate would take a very long time to calm their mind. From Amanda’s daily report, Liam knew Cohen was still not in control of his own mind. That drove Liam to build the room while Amanda enchanted it. The walls were engraved with thousands of spells to strengthen it.“It’s not going to calm him,” Liam said, looking through the glass wall.Amanda nodded in agreement. “Then, there is one thing left to do.”“I would go against it but it seems we have no other choice.”The white witch s
Amanda couldn’t believe her eyes as she looked at the woman standing before her. It was definitely Mira but her eyes were telling Amanda that she wasn’t the Mira that she knew. The aura coming from this Mira was different. Amanda couldn’t feel any demon wolf’s energy from her indicating the woman wasn’t a demon wolf.“Huh, this is the white witch that Mother spoke of?” Mira said with utter disgust.“Mother?” Amanda questioned.Then, her eyes widened with realization. The marking on the woman’s body enough to confirm Amanda about the Mother they spoke of. There was no doubt that these two were working for Trinity. But it still didn’t make sense to A
“Wait, hold on a second,” Patricia said. “You wanted me to lift the Death Kiss curse from Cohen?”Amanda nodded. Cohen had been moved to his bedroom and was still in a coma to preserve whatever was left of his life. Death Kiss was one of forbidden dark magic and usually it was cast by a blood sorceress. The price of one usage was expensive. The greater the price, the greater the effect. Since the Death Kiss curse only affected Cohen alone, it could mean Jane purposely used it on him only while leaving the others unaffected. It prolonged Cohen’s death as well. That made Amanda think that Jane didn’t want to kill Cohen quickly. She wanted him to suffer for some unknown reasons.“Look, I know I’m a blood sorceress but I barely know anything about dark magic,” Patricia said. “I was born and raised in
Liam stopped the car behind an abandoned cement factory just outside the territory. Patricia was sitting at the front passenger side while Amanda sat at the back passenger. All three of them were looking at the cars arriving and leaving. The abandoned cement factory had been renovated recently into a nightclub. Liam had been keeping his eyes and ears about the place as it became a hotspot for vampires.Now, he realized the threat had grown bigger.“Are you sure this person is in there?” Liam asked again.He heard her right in the pack mansion. He had to make sure about it again. He had a few Enforcers waiting in the woods but Liam knew he couldn’t risk it further if he decided to barge in without proper plan. But then, he couldn’t risk Cohen’s life. The former Alpha was on a