Something felt different when Kara reawakened the next morning; everything around her seemed more magical then had before. She opened her eyes to see a bright sun in the pale blue sky; she felt its heat on her exposed skin. She climbed off the bed and walked over to the window; she pulled it open and felt the soft wind as it blew though. She smiled to herself as a bird from a tree made its way over to her; it landed on the ledge next to her and began to sing, it felt soft and Kara could feel every single note. Kara held out her hand and the bird walked onto it, she smiled down on the bird as she began to sing along with the bird’s song. The two wrapped around each other, making each other bigger and bolder, more alive then before.
A knock on the door startled them both, the bird’s song stopped as it flow thought the open window, and Kara looked after it. Disappointment washed thought her; she turned to face the door as the unknown person came thought. The door opened and Kai walked in, he smiled at Kara. Her heart fluttered as she saw him, the memories come back, playing and dancing around her mind.
“I was thinking about taking you to the Human Town today, so if you hurry and get ready we are leaving in an hour.” He said, his voice as soft as the wind on Kara’s back. Kara gave him a nod and a dazzling smile, her heart picking up speed just thinking about going to the Human Town. The two of them nodded then Kai turned and left the room.
Kara turned back to the window and looked out, her eyes looked over the tall trees, doing their best to locate the bird, but when she didn’t see it she smiled and closed the window. She turned her back on the window once more and walked over to the bed. She sighed and sat down. Excitement ran through her as she thought about going to the Human town, she had been picturing the towns since she was a little girl, and they have always been something magical. She could not wait until she saw one for real.
Kara got back up from the bed, walked over to her bag, took out some clothes and the bag her father gave her, and took them back over to the bed. She took off the clothes she was wearing, and put on a pair of white shorts, a lime green strap top, and green flip-flops, she wanted something that was summery so she would fit in with the Humans. Then she put her long dark hair up in a ponytail, picked up the small bag, and made her way out of the room, she shut the door behind her.
If she had looked she would have noticed her Witch Book wasn’t where she left it last night.
A draft began to call her from the room that belonged to either Kai or Mia as she stood in the landing, she was about to enter when she thought better of it, she shook her head and walked down the hallway, but the feeling never left her until she was down the stairs and out of its sight.
Kai was standing in the kitchen when she came down, she smiled to his back. “Are you ready to go?” he asked, his back was still to her. He span around and stopped what he was doing when he saw her. His eyes travel up and down her body before he nodded his head and gave her a smile. “I thought I would have to show you how to fit in but you have that covered.” He told her, approval was on his face and Kara couldn’t help but smile. Somehow it felt nice to have Kai compliant her.
Kara shrugged her shoulders. “Times have changed in the Unknown since you were banished. I know how to fit in,” she said as she walked around him, looking him up and down. Kai was wearing a black top that showed of his perfect body, a pair of light jeans, and his hair was messy just like it always was. “And I must say I do approve of your clothing. Your dress sense has improved since we last spoke.”
“What dress sense?” Mia asked coming into the room. “Kai doesn’t have any,” she pushed past Kara as if she wasn’t there, placed her hand on Kai’s shoulder and gave him a smile. “Now, father will back any minute now and he wants a word with you,” she didn’t say it but the way she looked over at Kara, Kara knew it had something to with her.
Kai moved past Mia and stood in front of her. “I will speak with her father then we will go, okay?” he didn’t wait for Kara to answer, he moved past her into the living room.
Kara stood watching Mia; she picked up a book from the side. “I know what you are doing?” Mia said, her voice low so it would reach Kai in the next room.
It took Kara a minute or so before she realized Mia was talking to her. “I have no idea what you are talking about.” She said innocently, still watching Mia.
Mia looked up at Kara, her vampire eyes boring deep into Kara. “Of course you do. You think Kai will fall over and bow down to you, fall in love again now that you are hear.” She had acid in her voice as she spoke and Kara was taken aback from it. “But you need to know, Kai belongs to me now. Understand?”
Mai and Kai. Of course they were together. She should have saw that coming. She was happy for them, she was, so why does it hurt her to know that Kai had moved on and forgotten about her?
Kara opened her month but no words came out so she closed it. She swallowed the lump that has formed in her throat then tried again. “I have no interest in Kai. He and I ended the day he was banished. You are welcome to her.” It took everything in Kara to say those words. She didn’t want Mia’s little vampire hands on him. She didn’t want anyone’s hands on him other then her own.
Mia must have seen that because she said, “As long as you understand.” With that said she walked out the room, a red book in her hands, and disappeared. A few seconds later, Kara heard a door slam close. She was about to move out of the kitchen when the front door opened, a tall, light haired man walked thought the door. He didn’t look at Kara as he moved past her, down the hallway and into the living room. The man must be Mia’s father, Kara thought as she opened the front door.
As the wind outside hit her skin, Kara felt more than the softness it brought, as the wind brushed against her, something like magic washed over her. Using her Witch senses, Kara followed where the magic came from, she walked back into the house, down the hallway Mia and her father had not long walked, and thought the back door. Kara looked at the big back garden, it was nothing like hers, but it did have the presents of magic that her garden had always held. Kara walked down the stone path, she didn’t know what she was looking for but she knew she would know as soon as her eyes lay upon it. She stopped walking half way down; something was pulling her towards the grass in the middle. She moved over to it, her feet touched the hot grass until halfway across the heat disappeared. Kara touched the grass with her hands, the grass was cold, and she could feel something deep in the ground, something alive and powerful. It was pulling at her, telling her to dig into the dirt and save it. Kara looked around but didn’t see anyone; she began to move the grass aside when she heard her name being called. She got up from the grass and ran back to the house; Kai was standing by the back door when the house came into view.
Kara ran past him. “I just need to wash my hands and then we can go?” she asked, going into the bathroom and closing the door behind her. She turned on the tap, hot water cascaded from the tap, Kara put soap on her hands and washed them beneath the hot water. Drying her hands, Kara left the bathroom and walked back to the kitchen where Kai and Mia were talking. How did Mia get back into the house? Kara had not seen her walking back in, how could Kara miss something like that?
Kara smiled. “Are you ready to go?” Kai asked.
Kara didn’t look at Mia as she nodded her head.
Kai said goodbye to Mia and gave her a smile. Their hands brushed against each other as Kai walked past her. Kara took a deep breath and walked out the room, Kai was right behind her. He showed her to the front door, he opened it and they both walked out. On the drive was a metal things, Kara had ever seen anything like that before. She stopped in the doorway just looking at it.
“What the hell in that thing?” she asked him, not moving any closer until she knew it wasn’t going to blow up on her.
Kai laughed the sound of it like honey. It filled her with love and longing as it flew thought the air over to her. “It’s a car, you know, you get in and it takes you places.” He laughs again when Kara doesn’t move any closer to it. “Its fine, Kara. Come on.”
“Is it okay?” she asked.
Kai nodded. “Yes, and if you want to go to the Human Town then you would get in so I can drive us there.” Kai told her, unlocking the doors and getting in the car. “Are you coming?”
Kara still hesitated before she walked over to the car. She opened the car door and got in, closing the door, putting her bag between her feet on the floor and bulked herself in. “Are you ready?” with a nod from Kara, Kai started the car. As Kai backed out the drive, Kara was well awore just how closer the two of them are, if she wanted to, she would be able to reach over and touch him. And she wanted to. She wanted to more than anything else. But she didn’t. instead she look out the window.