That was the source of that power; that book was the power she could coming feel from the table.
Kara turned around to face Kai. “It’s a book.” She whispers to him, her voice too low for it to be carried to the woman behind the store. “How did she get a Witch’s Book?” Kai moved closer to the table and looked at the book, nodding his head like he knew what he was looking at. Male Witch’s don’t have power; they cannot Cast nor do any spells so they never see a Book. Their job in the Unknown was to get the female Witch’s everything they needed: money, clothes, and spell items. So, Kara was not surprised that he doesn’t know what it would mean if one landed in the hands of a clueless human.
“We need to get it.” She said to Kai as he stepped back from the table to stand behind Kara again. “How much is it?” Kara asked locking eyes with the woman.
The woman closed the lid and took it away from Kara’s reach. “Like I said, more money than you could possibly have.”
Kai put a hand on Kara’s shoulder, warning her not to do anything she would regret. She took a deep breath, pushed her power back down that had crept up inside of her. “I asked how much the book is, not if I can afford it.” She said though gritted teeth.
The woman shrugged and told her the first number that came into her head. “Three-fifty.” She took the book from the table.
“I will have it.” She said, taking out the money from her pocket and holding it out to the woman. When the woman didn’t take the money and hand Kara the book, Kara shouted. “I said I will have the book.” This time Kara couldn’t stop the power that came over her, she throw it all at the woman, not able to hold any of it back.
Kara would have killed the human if Kai hadn’t put his hand on her shoulder. Although the male Witches cannot feel the power, they know when a female Witch is doing a spell. Kara blinked her eyes and shook off the power. A few passers-by looked their way but moved on quickly, not wanting to be caught up in the Witches Power.
The woman looked from Kara to Kai then back again. “You’re Witches,” she said, looking scared and happy all at once.
Kara was pushed aside as Kai pushed past her to get to the woman behind the store. “Look, Miss, I need that book so here is four hundred, you can keep the rest, if you hand over the book right now.” The woman slowly took the money from Kai and handed over the Book still in its box. Kai gave it straight to Kara without looking at her. “Thank you,” he said to the woman. “Let’s go.” He said to Kara.
Kara held the book close to her body, wrapping her arms around the Book to keep it safe. Kai took her arm and dragged her away, making her run to keep up with his long strides.
Back at the car, Kai dug out his key and unlocked it, almost throwing Kara against the closed door. “Get in.” he said. Kara opened the door and slid into the car, she hadn’t closed the door before Kai was backing out the parking space and was on the road, heading the opposite way to when they came.
“What the hell is wrong with you, Kara? You could have gotten both of us killed today with that stupid stunt you had pulled.” Kai shouted after being on the road for two minutes.
“I wasn’t thinking.” Was all she said as she put the book on her lap and taking a closer look. There was a name at the top of the book, just like all Witches spell book but Kara couldn’t make out the name. With her hand over the Book, she called forth the power of the Book, just to feel whom it belongs to. After a few seconds the Book showed her a tiny presence of a Witch, the same one the Ring belonged too.
“Why is that damn book worth getting killed for?” he asked, more calmly this time and without shouting.
Kara took her attention away from the book and looked at him. “This is a Withes Book, Kai. Whoever it belonged to has all of her Spells in here, spells that can destroy life if it falls into the wrong hands.” She looked back down at the book and took out the ring she found at the other store. What are the odds of finding a Witches Ring and Witched Book within the same town, just metres away from each other?
Kara put the ring next to the book and felt the power combining together, gathering power from each other. And what are the odds that both the book and the ring belong to the same Witch?
“Kai,” Kara said after ten minutes of thinking. “I think something is going on.” Kai looked at her as he stopped at a red light. “While you were gone I found this ring,” Kai opened his mouth but Kara shook her head, she knew what he was going to say. “It’s not mine. The Book and Ring belong to the same Witch. Had any been killed lately around here?” Male Witched know when someone was a Witch nearby, it one of the talents they were born with.
Kai thought for a bit. “No, not as far as I know.” He said, coming to a stop outside a motel.
“Why are we stopping here? Why aren’t we going back to the house?” she asked.
Kai looked at her. “Mia’s dad wanted us to leave, he was uncomfortable with a Witch inside his house, a Witch that can to magic anyway.” He got out the car and Kara followed him. He opened the back seat door where he had thrown the bags when he got into the car and got them out, handing them to Kara. “I need you to stay inside the motel while I go back to the house and pick up your things, okay? I will be back as soon as I can.” Kai unlocked the door and handed Kara the key. “And lock the door as soon as you get in. I will knock when I am back.”
Kara watched Kai get into his car and drive away before she turned and went into the motel room. She locked the door, slipped off her shoes, dumped the bags on the floor, and placed both the Ring and the Book on the bed, where she sat next to them. She sat staring at them but nothing happened. “Who do you belong to?” she asked them. The Witch they belong to was still alive, if she was dead then the Book and Ring wouldn’t have any power felt in them. When a Witch is dying they gather as much power as they can from the objects and people around them, the book and the ring are the first to lose power.
Kara could do a location spell, if it went the way she wanted then Kara would be able to find out where this Witch was, and maybe help her if she needed help. It was the only thing she knew to do at that point.
Kara picked up the ring just as it began to burn away, sending a burning pain up Kara’s arm. She wanted to let go of it, wanted the sudden pain to disappear but she couldn’t open her hand to let it drop.
Kara blacked out from the pain.