***Sorry it has been so long, but I have been busy with college work. But I am back now so my chapters will be updated once a week, on a Monday as always. Also, this week I will be uploading two more chapter as I missed one week and the other because i have been back on Booksie for two months, can you believe that.***
It wasn’t a long car diver to the town. Kara spent the fifteen minutes looking out the window, hanging on to everything she saw. She wanted to remember everything from her trip, she wanted to be able to go home and tell her father everything she saw, everything that had happened while she was in the Human World. She spent the whole time smiling, telling Kai to look at things that he had seen before. Kara had never felt more alive than she did in that moment.
She saw houses lining the side of the road, she saw millions of cars, all different colours and shapes, and she saw Humans walking around, some had something plugged in their ears as they walks, not paying any attention to the other people around them. She even saw a few animals, cats she already knew about- after all, the cat was meant to the animal of the Witch, but she did see one that she couldn’t place. It was big and was being walked by a Human, it had white and black markings on, its ears were pointed, and it was slim but came to the man’s knees. Its bushy tail was waggling the whole time Kara looked at it.
“Kai, what is that?” she asked. Kai looked over at her then followed her finger to where it pointed at the black and white thing.
Kai shook his head and tried to hide the smile that was planted on his lips. “That is a collie, Kara. A dog.” He said.
“Dog,” Kara repeated and went back to looking at the dog but Kai had already passed it. Kara had never seen one before, in the Unknown, the only animals she saw were cats and horses, everything else were never seen.
After that she tried to look for another dog but she never saw another one. She saw plenty of cats, but no dogs.
Five minutes later the car slowed down, and as soon as it did Kara opened the door and jumped out. She was wonderstruck as she took in the people around her, they were all different, and she couldn’t feel magic coming from any of them. Kara smiled to herself at that, it felt good to feel different. Back in the World of Unknown, she was just another witch, a girl that can do magic and cast spells, but here she wasn’t the same, she was whoever she wanted to be.
People around her kept staring at her, it was as if they knew she didn’t belong, but Kara acted as if she didn’t see them. Witches have always been outcasts, even in the Unknown they were, Kara had thought it was because everyone was scared of the witches, after all, they are the ones that could put a spell on them and make them do their bidding. Although some vampire can do that, they would have to be a really powerful one, whereas as a weak witch can do the same thing.
Footsteps sounded behind Kara, she knew they belonged to Kai so she carried on walking towards the centre of the happiness. “Everything is so alive here,” she said, more to herself then Kai. “Everything feels as if it belongs, something that I have never felt in the Unknown before” she was looking around her, taking everything in, it felt like she had been living with her eyes closed all her life. The Human World was nothing like she had imagined, when she was in the Unknown and only had other witches stories to go by, Kara had thought the Human World would be like the her town, she pictured everybody knowing each other, they trade in the things they don’t want for the things they do want, and there wasn’t any bad feeling. But this world is nothing like that.
Kai walked next to her without saying anything, he let her take in everything. Kara looked around her as she and Kai went deeper and deeper into the town, everything was different to the Unknown. Kara looked at the town in wonder, she would never have guessed what the Human World would have been like, the place is magical, and it held something Kara had never felt or seen before. But she didn’t know what.
She smiled as they carried on walking, Kai smiled to himself as he watched Kara’s face light up. “Everything is different,” she said to herself again, nodding her head. They had just past the first shop, she stopped walking, the person behind her bumped into her, gave her a dirty look as he moved past her. “What is his problem?” she asked Kai, not really caring about his answer.
“You stopped walking in the middle of the walkway,” he said but Kara wasn’t listening. She walked over to the shop window, it sold clothes. “Can we go in?” she asked Kai. He nodded his hand, Kara’s smile grew bigger as he opened the door and she entered the shop filled with people.
Something about this shop took Kara by surprise but she didn’t know what it was. Kai walked past her, leading her over to the clothes that were for females. He didn’t look back to see if Kara was following, he knew she would be following him. Kara looked around the shop as she went. The clothes around her were nothing like the ones in the Unknown, there was too much colour, too much choice.
Kara was too busy looking at the clothes she didn’t notice Kai had stopped walking so she carried on walking and bumped into him. She blushed as she looked up and saw that Kai was watching her. “I didn’t know you have stopped walking, sorry,” she said moving past him to take a closer look at a white jumper that was hanging up. She took it down and pressed it against her body, looking at herself through the mirror. “You should buy that, it looks nice on you,” A voice said from behind Kara. She span around to look at the person the voice belonged to.
A young girl, maybe the same age as Kara, stood watching Kara, a smile was on her face and she was nodding her head. Kara looked her up and down, something about her felt familiar about her, something that she couldn’t lay her finger on. “Not many people look nice wearing that,” she admitted after a brief hesitation. “What do you think?” she asked turning around to face Kai. Kai didn’t say anything; he just shrugged his shoulders and walked off. Before Kara had time to answer the girl, someone called her. “Gotta go, but you should buy that.” She winked at Kara and ran out of the store, waving to Kara as she went.
Kara stood watching after the girl. She shook her head and turned back to the mirror, turning this way and that to get a better look at herself. She nodded to herself and walked to the counter. The woman behind the counter gave Kara a smile as she handed over the jumper and some money.
The woman put the jumper into a bag, took the money from Kara’s hand, and then handed over the bag. Kara took it, saying thank you with a smile and walked out the shop where Kai was waiting for her.
“Did you find something nice?” he asked, falling into step with her.
“I brought a jumper.” She said, swinging the bag as she walked. Kara looked all around her, taking in everything as she and Kai walked. “Is that a market? May I go and see?” she turned to Kai.
“Yeah, look Kara, I have to go somewhere, would be okay for ten minutes?” he asked, stopping her just before the entrance to the market.
They moved out of the way of the people coming and going. Kara looked up at Kai. “But, you are meant to stay with me, Kai. Where are you going?”
Kai pointed to a small shop just over the road from them. “I will be in there, and I will only be ten minutes.” After a few seconds, Kara nodded her head. She didn’t want to be alone in this alien world but she couldn’t stop Kai from doing things. “Keep your phone on you and keep it on, okay? If anything happens or you feel uncomfortable or scared…or you don’t want to be alone call me, okay? My number is already in the phone.”
Kara took out the phone from her bag and checked it, looked for Kai’s number the slipped it into her front pocket. She looked back up at Kai. “Don’t worry. I know a lot of people here; they will look out for you.” Kai put something in her hands. “I will be back soon.”
Kara looked down at her hands once Kai had gone; he had put some money into her hand. She smiled and walked into the market. The first thing Kara noticed was the many things, there was so many stores, so many people selling and buying. Kara’s eyes travelled all around and took a deep breath. She could do this; she could walk around, look and buy. She didn’t need Kai.
The first store Kara came to was one selling sweets, she walked past that without buy anything. The next sold toys, she saw a small doll that she thought Linnie’s little sister, Catty, might like. She picked it up and brought it. The person bagged it and handed it over, with a smile, Kara muttered her thanks. The one after that was selling shoes, she had a look but found nothing she liked.
Kara was in the second row of stores when she came about a shore that sold crystals, rocks and stones, everything you would need to cast a spell. Kara brought a little of everything and was about to walk away when she saw a small ring, an oval shaped ring with the same pattern as all Witches rings. She picked it up and held it; she could feel the power running thought it, waiting to be unleashed. It wasn’t her ring; this one had the presents of another witch.
“Do you like that?” the woman behind the counter asked.
Kara looked at her. “Where did you get this from?” she asked, feeling ill.
The woman shrugged. “A girl came with it yesterday, told me to sell it as soon as I can.”
“Didn’t you ask where she got it from?” Kara dug into her pocket and pulled out some money and handed it over. She had to get this ring away from here, if anyone knew what type of power was in this ring the whole world could be brought to its knees.
“No, I don’t care where the stuff comes from, only that I can make money from them.” She said. Kara put the ring in a box that the woman handed over then slipped it into her pocket. “If you are interested in the Arts, there is a Witch over the other side of the market.” She said, pointing in the direction of the other store.
Kara nodded. “Thank you.” She said and walked to the other witch store. While she was walking over there Kai came back to her. “Hay, have you finished doing whatever you were doing?”
“Yes, thanks. Where are you going?” he asked. “And what have you been buying?”
Kara looked at the many bags she was holding. “Some things that I liked.” She shrugged. “This woman said there is this Witch store up here, I want to check it out.”
They walked on in silents for a little bit until Kai said, “Do you want me to carry some of your bags?”
Kara looked at him, a little taken aback. “Sure.” She gave them him, her arm aching from the weight of them. “Thank you.” They pushed past a few people, slipping thought small gaps until there was nothing but open space around them. Up ahead there was the Witch store the woman told Kara about. Kara headed that way but Kai stopped her by grabbing her arm. “What are you doing?” she asked, pulling her arm back and hugging her body. Although she has came to realize Kai was helping her with seeing the Human World, she still wasn’t comfortable with him touching her. Not yet anyway.
“Be careful, Kara. People around here are burning anyone that looks or acts or are interested in Witches. If they think you are a Witch then they will burn you, kill you. And I will not be able to do anything to help you, Kara. I will never be able to live with myself if that happened.” His eyes went soft as he looked at Kara, thinking about her being tied down and watching fire getting closer to her and knowing there is nothing he can do to help her. That was his worst nightmare, watching something happen to the girl he loved.
“I know, Kai, I have lost so many people to these humans, so many Witches have lost their lives, I am not going to add my name to that list.” She said, walking off before Kai could stop her. She didn’t look over her shoulder to see if Kai was following, she already knew he was.
“Good afternoon, Miss.” The witch behind the counter said. She wasn’t a real witch, Kara knew that, but the way she was dressed and the energy she gave off was enough. She wondered why she hadn’t been burnt for being a Witch yet but she shook her head and stopped wondering.
Kara gave her a smile as she looked at the store, this one had the same things as the other one but this one had a little more to it, but Kara didn’t know what it was. It was as if a Witch had put a spell on the store, for what, Kara didn’t know.
“Can I help you, darling?” the witch asked after Kara had been staring at the store for five minutes without moving away from it.
Kara could feel Kai behind her, and she knew he wouldn’t be able to feel the power, only the affects. Kara looked up and down the store, trying to find anything that had power in it. The only thing Kara knew off that had that type of power was a Witch’s Book, but she couldn’t see anything here that looked like one.
Kara turned to Kai. “Can you feel that?” she asked under her breath.
Kai shook his head. “Feel what?”
It was Kara’s turn to shake her head. She turned back to the table and picked up a few things, testing their powers before setting them back down again. Kara was opened a lid to a box that lay on the table but the woman stopped her. “Please don’t touch that, it is expensive and I do not think you have that type of money.” She said with a smile that told Kara to get away from her store before she ‘casts’ a spell on her.
Kara took her hand back and looked at the woman. “What is it?” Kara asked.
The woman looked around to see if anyone was watching, she eyed Kai for a few seconds until Kara told her it was fine, he was harmless. The woman nodded. She slid the lid from the box, exposing what lay within. “It is a book from a real Witch.” Kara’s breath left her.