When I arrived at the cabin, several wolves were there. They stopped howling when they saw me.
I turned to the shifter closest to me. “What’s going on?”
“Something’s wrong. Mark and Seth are here...”
As he spoke Mark walked out from the cabin with the Alpha. Mark approached me with a stooped posture. His eyebrows were drawn together, his lips curled and his face pale.
My stomach turned into knots and I took a deep breath to steady my racing heart. “What’s wrong?” I shook my head internally. If anything had happened to Leah, it would be on me. I let her go back against my better judgement.
Mark swallowed and met my gaze, his eyes haunted. “Leah’s gone. I got home and she wasn’t in the house. When I asked Abigail about it,
I walked over to Cassie and gave her a kiss on the forehead. She stirred and opened her eyes to meet my gaze. "What did Freya say? Does she know where Leah is? Cassie asked, chewing her lip. "She said that she was in between." Her hand went to the necklace. "But how will we find her?" "Freya said to follow our hearts and use our connection to Leah." Cassie frowned at me. "That doesn't really make sense." "But you are related." Sky let out a yawn from the other side of the sofa. We must have woken her up. I looked over at Sky with a raised eyebrow. Did Sky know something I didn’t? "Does that make a difference?”
I woke up a few hours later from Cassie tossing and turning. It looked like she was having a nightmare. I gently shook her awake. It took her a second to come to, when she did, she looked at me with worried eyes. "Leah's very scared, she's in a dark room and her magic does not seem to work. I told her that we would come rescue her soon." “And we will,” I said as I gave her a reassuring hug. After we had got out of bed and I had sorted myself out, the sun was setting. It was time to get everyone gathered and go over the almost non-existing plan one more time. There was an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. Would we be able to get to Leah and rescue her? I really hoped so. I teleported myself and Cassie to the cabin where Mark, Seth and Sky had been staying. We went over the plan one last time. The wolves woul
Abigail let out a laugh and I turned towards her, weapon ready. Anger pulsed through my veins. She had tried to kill the people that she had spent the last ten years looking after. Kids she was supposed to care about. Cold spots appeared on my skin, turning the area to become black. My body was transforming into my demon form. I fought against it. If the demon inside won, instinct would take over. I gritted my teeth, willing myself to stay human. Losing control wasn’t an option. “I’m not going to let you get away with this?” Abigail rolled her eyes. “With what?” I glared at her in silence. Part of me, the demon, wanted to rip her into pieces for what she’s done, but my logical part knew we needed her if we were to figure out a way to get Mark and Sky’s magic back. Sh
I soared above the treetops, appreciating the scenery as the wind ruffled my feathers. Flying had always helped me find my inner peace. I lowered myself towards the forest floor. Greenery covered the ground, with large trees casting shadows across the vegetation. I let my instincts guide me as I navigated through them. The leaves whistled in the wind, and the creek flowing nearby created a soothing melody. I landed on a branch by the stream and breathed in the wonders of nature. A deer and its fawn made their way over some rocks for a drink. I watched them for a while, allowing my heartbeat to slow down before taking to the sky again. I followed the stream as the landscape opened up, giving way to a lake. The sun glittered peacefully on the surface. The heat created rising currents of air that I used to boost my
I walked up the stairs that led to the entrance of the sixth form college Cassie attended. With each step, my heart beat faster. It had been almost half a century since I’d last hung out around humans. Would the school be similar to how it was the last time I had masqueraded as a student? It was a good thing I still had my youthful look about me. I smoothed down my brown messy hair before continuing through the entrance. When I got inside I rubbed the back of my neck as I scanned the area. It was a big spacious hall with stairs in the back and doorways to the sides. A few students stood in groups talking, but they paid no attention to me. My eyes landed on the information desk to my right. I approached it, my stomach tightening. “Hey.” I gave the woman behind it a smile. “I’m new. I have a meeting with the head teacher. Would you mind telling me how to get there?”
I didn’t get another chance to talk to Cassie that day. When school finished, I went house hunting. After several hours of flying around looking for houses, I saw one that looked promising. The large amount of untouched land that surrounded it, pulled me in. The house would be perfect, the forest providing the privacy I needed to come and go as a crow. I scanned the forest, and sensed that it belonged to a pack of shapeshifters. Having the wolves nearby wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as I stayed out of their territory. I turned back to my human form and approached the house. I passed a sales sign, and a car parked on the driveway. The house looked a bit run down, with a few cracked roof panels, flaking paint by the window sills and it could do with a new door. However, it wouldn’t be hard for me to fix. I rang the doorbell, hoping the owner would be
I woke up to the morning sun shining through my window. The clock on the bedside table showed that I had a couple of hours to spare. Too excited to continue sleeping, I got up and took a shower, humming to myself as I got ready for the day. Hopefully I would be able to talk more to Cassie today. I struggled to contain my excitement and even though there was still plenty of time before school started, I stepped outside. The warm breeze danced on my skin and a wide grin emerged on my face. I turned into a crow and flew around the neighbourhood before slowly making my way to school. I landed at the far end of the car park and transformed back to my human form behind the shelter of some trees. I made my way over to the building and walked over to my first class. A few students had already arrived, but none of them were Cassie. I scanned the classroom before sliding down in a chair with an empty seat next to i
I teleported to the forest where Freya lived. The shield around the area made it impossible to teleport directly to Freya’s cottage. For this reason, I had to make the journey the old fashion way, which involved several hours of flying. I enjoyed flying, so it didn’t bother me. During my childhood I had explored this area extensively, so I knew the ins and outs of the place and which parts allowed teleportation. The bright and colourful landscape gave the forest a magical glow, every shade of colour clearly visible. The seasons didn’t affect this place like they did in the human world. Even though the leaves on the trees changed colour, a warm breeze was always present. When in the mood, I would fly through the trees, enjoying the nature and wildlife. Sometimes I would even check in on the other magical beings th