Midnight

Midnight

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Vanessa finds out that not only is she a witch but she has sisters too... Talk about a hard knock life...
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Vanessa finds out that not only is she a witch but she has sisters too... Talk about a hard knock life...

Chapter1 (v.1) - Nightmares

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: February 23, 2017

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Chapter Content - ver.1

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"Mom?! Dad?!" I yelled as I watched as my parents fall into a black hole of nothingness and as I was looking around I saw a woman come at me with these huge red eyes! She grabbed me by my hair and dragged me towards the black hole. I screamed and waited for someone to hear me and help me! But nobody was coming.

"So Vanessa how does it feel to die?" The woman asked me her waist length black hair blowing in her face and mine. Then as she threw me to the ground I felt the wind at hurricane force and knew that the black hole was going to suck me in! I screamed but as I tried to hang on to a bush the woman grabbed my hands and kicked me inside the hole!!

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I jumped up and tried to shake the bad dream out of my head. I wiped the sweat off of my forehead and tried to calm my breathing. What the hell was that dream supposed to be? I can't sit here anymore. I walked out of my room and down the spiral staircase into the living room. I felt a sudden chill fill the air. I looked over at the window and found it to be wide open! "Who opened the window?" I asked myself. I went to shut the window and then I heard something that sounded like deep breathing mixed with swift movement. Whatever it was it was really close.

"Who's there?" I asked the darkness. But silence was my answer. Then the same sound came from the hall leading to the downstairs study. I followed the noises but I was telling myself not to do it and to just stay put. Then a hand placed itself on my shoulder making me scream "What the hell?!" But my older brother Vince was standing behind me.

"What?" Vince asked bewildered by my sudden outburst.

"Oh my god Vince you scared me!" I whispered clutching my triquetra necklace. My necklace had been given to me when I was a baby and it never left my neck.

"I don't think you have to whisper anymore Vanessa you woke me up already." Vince said straightening out my hair which probably looked like a haystack.

"Yeah sorry about that." I said slapping his hand off of my hair.

"Aww that's okay I was getting up anyway. By the way what the hell are you doing up at 2 in the morning?" Vince asked flashing his watch in my face.

"Bad dreams." I said but then I heard the same noise coming from the study itself. But Vince seemed completely oblivious to the sound.

"Well do you want some hot chocolate?" He offered.

"Sure... Um I'll be right back." I said completely drawn to the sound.

"Alright." He said heading towards the kitchen.

Vince has pretty much been my guardian since my parents died. My Dad died 4 years ago from cancer. And my Mom died 2 years ago in a freak car accident. I was halfway down the hallway when all the memories of my Dad taking me into the study when I was little and sitting me on his lap and reading me my favorite fairy tales came flooding into my mind. I could feel the sting of hot wet tears welling in my eyes, but I wiped them away and kept moving. When I finally reached the study I found the door to be wide open.

"Vince!?" I yelled.

"Yeah Nessa what is it?" He yelled back.

"Were you in the study at all tonight?” I asked.

"No why?" He replied.

"No reason." I yelled making sure he heard it. That way there wasn't a huge discussion about it later.

Somewhere inside of me I knew someone was in there.

"Hello?” I whispered into the visually empty room. Then there was a loud clatter coming from inside. I took one step in and then I felt vibration against my chest. When I looked down my necklace was glowing!! As my necklace grew brighter and the vibration stronger the banging noises stopped. I watched as my necklace dim and turn its normal pale blue color. The last noise coming from the study was me shutting the door.

As I walked back Vince asked me "What were you doing back there for so long?"

"Nothing really just checking things out?"

"Alright I'll go with that for a second." He said handing me a mug of hot chocolate.

"You know Vince I remember after Dad died Mom used to make me hot chocolate when I had bad dreams.

"Yeah I remember one night you woke up screaming your head off because you said that you saw someone standing over you." Vince said laughing. As soon as he said that it sent a weird flashback inside of my head. It was about 2 months after my Dad died and I was about 12 years old at the time and I was having a bad dream and I woke up seeing a hooded figure standing above me. But the strange thing was that I remember my necklace glowing back then too.

"Vanessa?" Vince said waving his hand in front of my face.

"Huh? What?" I said completely oblivious to anything he was saying.

"You okay?" He said with a concerned with a hint of amusement in his voice.

"Yeah um I think I'm just gonna go back upstairs and try to go back to sleep." I said chugging the rest of the hot chocolate. But the liquid was so hot that I had to go to the sink and spit it out.

"What the hell?" Vince asked laughing at me.

"Holy shit that's hot!!!" I said running the cold water in my mouth trying to cool it down.

"Wow. That's all I can say is wow!!" Vince said looking at me like I was a complete and total lunatic.

"Bite me!" I yelled taking the hose out of the sink and spraying him with it. "Alright now I'm ready to go to bed." I said heading up the stairs.

"Love you Pest!!" Vince called after me.

"Yeah yeah love you too Nag!" I yelled down the stairs. When I got to my room I walked over to my bed and sat there and hoped I could get back to sleep but I highly doubted it. So to help the process I grabbed my book favorite book Twilight and flipped to my favorite part, which is where Edward and Bella go to the meadow together.

I was about half way through the chapter when I heard something downstairs. "It's probably Vince." I thought. But then I remembered Vince went back to bed about 15 minutes after I did.

"Vince?" I asked as I opened the door. I didn't hear a reply so I walked over to Vince's room but I saw him fast asleep.

"Hello?" I called down the stairs loud enough that it was above a whisper but low enough that it didn't wake my brother. My necklace started glowing and vibrating again. Deep inside I knew something was wrong. I walked down the stairs and as I got to the last stair it creaked so loud I thought it was going to break in half. I walked across the living room with staggering breaths. Somebody was here and someone was here and I knew it. I was thinking about turning on a light but my necklace was glowing so bright that I thought against it.

"Alright I know you’re in here so why don't you just come out and get it over with!" I said. The out of nowhere I saw movement in the kitchen. I ran in with my heart pounding in my chest. Then I saw someone standing right in front of me it wasn't Vince. The figure was hooded just like the one I remembered from 4 years ago.

"Who are you?" I asked my voice tumbling after every word.

"You don't get to know that." The hooded figure said in a dark low voice.

"Apparently I do because you’re standing in my house!!" I said getting more scared every minute. My heart was still beating like crazy.

"The triquetra!" The figure exclaimed but when he tried to touch my necklace it shined so bright it lit up the whole room.

He groaned and grasped his hand which appeared to be burned.

"I should have known not to touch it." He said. With the speed of a bullet he went to grab me! In an effort to stop him I put my hands up above my body and then he froze!! When I did it again he unfroze. I then just repeated it to freeze him again.

"Oh my god! What the hell did I just do?" I whispered to myself grasping my head to try to get a grip on my sanity. Which I seemed to be losing really fast! “Oh god what do I do now?"

I then came up with a random rhyme off the top of my head

"Send him back send him away this place now he cannot stay. Remove him now from my sight and take with him this endless night..."

Before my eyes the frozen figure disappeared.

"What the hell?" I whispered. My necklace faded until it turned dark. I ran back upstairs and made sure Vince was still asleep, thankfully he was. I ran back to my room and shut the door behind me. When I turned around someone sitting in my computer chair. It was a woman I could tell by the long hair. She looked about in her late 20's or early 30's. She had platinum blonde hair and deep green eyes.

"Who the hell are you?" I asked my back to the door the knob was the only think holding me upright.

"Don't be afraid my name is Christy." The woman replied calmly.

"Well Christy I am way to overwhelmed to deal with all this." I said.

"Yes I know I thought that was a very clever spell" She said smiling at me.

"How did you know that I was alone?" I asked my heart again started pounding. I could probably feel my blood pressure rising.

"I'd rather not fill your head with all that right now Vanessa." She said with a very serene smile.

"How do you know my name? I never told you that and I don't know you!" I said getting angrier.

"Oh I've known you since you were a baby. I also knew your Mother."

"Really?"

"Yeah she was wonderful. I remember when she found out she was a witch she was just about your age too."

None of this information was making any sense to me! I was all sounding like complete gibberish.

"I don't know what you are talking about lady but-"

"You froze time correct?" She asked me getting out of the chair walking towards me.

"Yeah but I-"

"Case closed. Your mother's power was premonitions. Hailey and her sisters were very gifted and talented witches. But ever since you Mother died their powers have been weakened."

"What are you talking about? My Mom was a social worker not a witch!"

"Oh no she found the time to do both!"

"Oh really then how come my Mom never told me any of this herself?"

"Did you ever wonder why you or your brother were not allowed up in the attic?"

"Yeah but you never answered my question!" I said waiting for my answer.

"Or why she was always up there?" She asked bombarding me with questions that sometimes I did wonder but never took a lot of thought about. And Christy was being evasive I hate evasive!

"Yes I did wonder both of those things but I would like an answer to my question now!" I said to her hoping she would get the message!

"I'll answer your questions later but right now I'm about to tell you something you might want to sit down for." She said sitting back down into the computer chair and gesturing her hand towards the rocking chair right next to my bed.

"Alright here goes...." She said sucking in a huge breath before deciding to speak again. "Now I would like you to save your questions for the end okay?"

All I could do was nod my head.

"Alright Vanessa your Mother wanted me to tell you this because she had a premonition a month before she died that told her she wasn't going to be able to tell you herself. Yes Vince is your eldest sibling but there are two others younger than Vince but older than you. Their names are Victoria and Veronica. They're your sisters Vanessa." Christy took one look at my dumbstruck face and started again.

"I know this is a lot to swallow. But you see the triquetra around your neck? That's you and your sister's symbol. Apart you’re strong but together you three are unstoppable" She said like it was just normal conversation.

"Can I just say something?" I asked.

"Of course." She said smiling at me.

"Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind? I only have a brother no sister's! And even if even if I did why would my Mom give away them and not me?!" I asked getting furious with her! But though I was angry I was also trying to understand as well.

"Your sister's reacted the same way, they all fought warlocks just like the way you did but at different times tonight."

"Okay but no what?" I asked completely confused.

"Now you tried to find your sister's"

"How?"

"You'll find out how." She said getting up again.

"Wait a minute you’re not leaving yet, I still have questions. Like how old are my sisters? And why were they taken away?"

"Veronica is 18 and Victoria is 17. Your Mom and Dad gave them away so that the underworld didn't find you and your sisters. Pretty much they did it to protect you three."

"Okay but why didn't I know about them before now?" I asked completely confused and well about every unsure feeling you could ever think of in the English language.

"When you find your sisters I'll explain everything to you need to know then. But right now you need to get some sleep it's 3:45 in the morning." She said.

"Okay but can I ask one more question?" I asked.

"Alright shoot!" She said flashing a smile at me.

"Do my sisters have the same necklace I have?"

"Yes now I really have to go!" She said jumping out of my window her long blonde hair blowing in the brisk November air.

After all that there was no way I was going to be able to sleep a wink the rest of the night so I walked over to my computer until 6:00 which was when I had to get ready to go to school. Although I was really anxious to see who my sisters were I was also a little worried too.......


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