I Live With A Witch (Chapter 8)
"Eva, about what happened last night..." I said calmly. It was early in the morning...the sun was rising, and I hadn't slept a wink. Eva hadn't either...we were both rather shaken up about the events of the other night. Eva and I hadn't changed clothes because we had both sat on the couch together all night. Neither of us said a word to each other, and we sat like that for hours...just in silence.
"Christian, I...I don't..."
"No it's fine." I said quickly, "If you don't want to talk about it...that's fine."
"No, it's not that, Christian." She said forcefully, "I wanted to apologize...I didn't realize that Garrett had changed so much. I should have seen it earlier." I looked her in the eyes, which were starting to brim with tears. I felt guilty and sorry for her...I didn't know how to comfort her...I didn't know what to say.
"It's...okay, Eva." I said warmly. "He was your friend...there was no way you could have..."
"No, there's no excuse." She said sternly. I looked outside quickly and
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I didn't remember falling asleep...but I must have, because I found myself groggily opening my eyes and yawning sleepily. I looked around, and the first thing I noticed was that the world looked so much larger than I remember. Also, I realized that I was resting on a cushiony black fabric. It was softer than my own bed and it was really comfortable. I stood up on all fours and stretched my paws...PAWS?!
"You sure have slept a lot today." I looked up and saw the giant body of Eva smiling down at me. The black fabric I had been sleeping on was her dress...I was in her lap...and I was a kitten. Suddenly, all of the memories came back to me. I remembered being turned into a kitten and carried into the sky on Eva's broom. I remembered the beautiful scenery I had seen. However, now it looked like we were both sitting in the grass now.
"When did I fall asleep?" I asked. Eva shrugged in response.
"About 30 minutes ago while we were still in the air." She answered. "I think scratching your ears
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I woke up on the grass outside. The sun was now high in the sky...and I didn't even remember falling asleep. My mind began to catch up with me and all the memories rushed back piece by piece...the potion...the newspaper...the kiss. I shivered and felt a sudden urge to vomit as I thought back to that particular memory. I sat up and looked around me. I was shirtless and covered in grass stains. I had apparently been out very hard!
"Eva?" I turned to look but didn't see her. Eva was gone. Where was she? I remembered falling asleep with my head in her lap...but then nothing after that. I stood up and stared around, trying to find her, but I saw no one. I was starting to get a little worried. I moved around the creek and toward the orchard. I felt the urge to apologize...and I also felt a small hint of fear for her safety.
"EVA!?" I shouted.
"What?" I spun around at the sound of the voice but saw no one. I could have sworn I heard her voice just now! Where was she? Was I going crazy?
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I woke up with sunlight shining through the window of my room. I got up and looked around me. The room looked the same and everything looked normal. However, I still had memories about yesterday…and I knew that nothing about my life could be considered "normal" anymore. I climbed out of bed and I walked to a dresser on the other side of the wall. I threw on a white t-shirt and a pair of jeans and walked out. I was quiet, because I knew that it was still early for Eva to be up, and I didn't want to wake her.
I crept down the stairs and through the den until I made it to the kitchen where the door was. I looked and saw that the bags of groceries from yesterday had never been unloaded…Eva must have been really distraught about the events of yesterday as well. I sighed and went outside. The chill of the morning air felt refreshing and I breathed it in deep. The sun rose above the trees and basked me in an orange glow. I walked outside and closed the door quietly. I walked acr
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"You're father!?" I asked in surprise. I looked from her to the man at the table. I got a better look and could see some family resemblance. He had long salt and pepper hair that he had combed back so the strands didn't fall over his face. His eyes were blood red and his face was chiseled and strong. He had on a very formal button down shirt with a red tie on. His pants were black and pleated. He looked like a lawyer...and he looked very intimidating. This was the man who had built this cottage...and the one who had raised Eva.
"Who is this Eva?" her father asked. He looked tense...and I tensed up too. There was an aura of danger coming from him...and I wanted to get as far away as I could. Eva groaned and smiled sadly at her dad.
"Dad, this is Christian...he's been...um...living with me for the past week." If her dad looked unnerved before, that was just a warm up! He looked positively distraught.
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"Would you stop fooling with it, Christian?" Eva said with a laugh. I pouted and turned away from her. Eva was trying hard not to laugh at me…I was trying hard not to hit her. I was beyond furious and beyond embarrassed. We were standing out by the park in the middle of town; the Wal-Mart directly across the street from us. The sound of children and parents could be heard everywhere. Though I knew that no one recognized me, I couldn't help but feel exposed…as if everyone secretly knew who I was.
"No, I won't!" I cried, still sickened by the sound of my new voice. "I look ridiculous!"
"You look precious!" Eva said with a girlish squeal. I blushed furiously, refusing to look Eva in the face. "I mean, you look just so cute! You're like a little doll!"
"Stop it!" I shouted.
"Aw, but why?" Eva asked devilishly, "I've always wanted a little sister!"
"I DON'T WANT TO BE YOUR LITTLE SISTER!!" I screamed, causing a few people to stop and stare at us.
The spell that Eva had cast on me was far wo
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We were all back at the cabin. I was still a neko toddler, sitting in Eva's lap. She was sitted at the table and staring at the wooden surface lost in her thoughts. I leaned back to try and make eye contact, but she didn't seem to notice me. Eva's mother was darting around the kitchen, making tea from the looks of it. She didn't speak and she didn't look at us. I felt nervous. I had met Eva's father, and I knew what he was like...but what was Eva's mother like? What would she think of me? How would she respond?
After what felt like an hour, she turned and sat down at the table. She placed a cup of tea in front of Eva and herself. She then pulled out a small glass of milk and placed it in my little hands. I was going to explain that I could drink tea as well...but the kitten in me was too excited by the milk. I began sipping away happily, blushing a little in embarrassment. While I drank my milk, Eva and her mom didn't touch their tea.
"So, when were you going to tell me about him?" Eva
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Eva lifted up the bundle in her hands and lowered it just low enough for me to see. I looked inside and I saw a tiny pudgy hand stick up from the sheets. I stared in shock and then at Eva. She grinned at me. She lifted the bundle back up and spoke up proudly, so that it was easier for the people around us to hear.
“Just look at him, honey.” She said. “He has your eyes and your nose.” She bounced the bundle slightly like you would a baby…which was exactly what I saw she was holding! A few eyes looked around at her and grinned. Some snickered at her and me…I would have myself if I had seen such a sight. However, I was busy asking myself other questions. I couldn’t help but wonder what exactly she had done!? Where had she gotten a baby?! What was she doing with it? How was this supposed to do anything for me…other than humiliate me?
“Eva, what are you doing?!” I hissed. Eva winked at me. She suddenly leaned away from the baby
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The asylum was just as creepy as I had expected it to look. It was indeed a very old asylum that had been shut down back in the mid 90's for practicing illegal experiments and treatment methods on patience...many of which were inhumane. In fact, there were legends that floated around saying that the asylum was haunted by the ghosts of the patients that had died within its walls...making it the perfect Halloween attraction. What teenager doesn't want to prove their bravery by wandering into a place that has such a spooky backstory...and Eva was practically floating all the way there, she was so excited.
"This is going to be so cool!" She cried.
"If you say so." I answered quietly from within her cauldron. She shot me a questioning look at me.
"Do you think we'll see any ghosts?" She asked. I shook my head.
"Eva...you can't possibly believe that stuff." I answered. "Ghosts don't exist...they're made up fantasies." Eva shot me a cold look.
"You mean like witches?" I winced as she drove th
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A week passed by and very little happened in that time. That day of talking that Eva and I shared and made things very quiet between us, and for obvious reasons. Eva had gone about her normal business of practicing spells and potions while I went to work on house maintenance. Over the next week, I would be fixing the roof and patching up the wall where there was a draft. I was good with my hands...and I felt like I needed to do something for Eva after all that she had done for me. I had been so busy with my own chores and work that I had completely lost track of time...so when Eva came skipping into the den wearing her cute witch outfit, I was taken completely by surprise.
"Hey Christian!" Eva cried. I looked up from the book I was reading and looked her over carefully.
"Well, you look awful cute, Eva...but what's the occasion?" I asked. Eva raised her arms and then threw them down in frustration, groaning angrily.
"Did you seriously forget what day it is today?!" She cried. I turned m
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The show continued on without any hiccups or concerns to speak of. The students who presented their musical talents all performed well and, when they were done, Eva would appear back on stage with me on her shoulder. She would perform a little trick with me and then would introduce the next group of performers. It was a pretty easy task. Each of the tricks were harmless enough and always left the audience cheering. Whenever we went backstage, Eva would sit down with me in her arms. I didn’t mind a bit. To be honest, I felt kind of relieved that things were going so well. On the other hand, I was starting to become suspicious.
What was Garrett planning? If this was his big trap, why was he taking so long to spring the trap. The show was going on without any troubles to speak of…perhaps it was too perfect? Was he setting us up somehow? What was his game plan? Eva could feel my anxiousness and respond by stroking my head and scratching my ears. Like a powerful sedative, this
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"Wake up, sleepy head!"
"Oh, come on." I moaned.
"The sun is rising, and I need someone to go get some apples from the orchard out back."
"Good luck with that then." I muttered. There was silence for a moment.
"Would you like to know how cold the pond is today?" My eyes flew open in terror. "Cause, I got a nice bucket of water from the pond..."
"I'M UP! I'M UP!" I hollered, darting up in the queen size bed. I threw the blankets off of my body and jumped out of bed. My clothes were already on, because I had never taken them off from last night. My T-shirt was wrinkled from being slept in and my jean shorts were at risk of slipping off my waist. I quickly pulled them up and looked around the room. I looked at the foot of the bed to see a young girl my age standing there with a bucket in her hand.
She was almost as tall as I was with a very slim body. She had long silver hair that was unmade and fell just bellow her shoulder. Her eyes were a deep shade of red and her smile was big and hap
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"So you know the plan right?" Eva said quietly. I nodded my head as we both made our way up to the school I was wearing a nice white button down shirt with a black suit over it. My hair was combed back and a red bow tie was nestled around my neck. I felt the black polished shoes pinch my feet, but I didn't mind...I actually looked very presentable. She was wearing a big overcoat to hide her outfit...and I could understand why. She wanted it to be a surprise. The moon was just hanging overhead and the school building was cast in darkness. There were cars lining the parking lot where families had arrived to come see their children perform. I couldn't help but wonder where Garrett was.
Eva had done a lot to prepare for this night. She had worked tirelessly on the magic she would need and she had run through it a dozen times until she had nearly collapsed from exhaustion. She was more than ready.
"You're going to hide out in the janitors closet behind the stage...and you're going to wait f
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I sat in the living room, waiting on Eva to return from the backyard. She had wanted to go and grab some peaches…which I first found odd because the only fruit trees she had were apple trees…but she simply winked at me and told me “that’s not an issue.” I took her word for it and let her go. I lay back in the chair and sighed. Things had really improved since that day at the park…and things had gotten a lot better between Eva and I. It was like we’d torn down a barrier between us that day…a barrier I didn’t even know existed.
“I’m back!” I looked up to see Eva walking through the door. In her arms was a basket of peaches and a newspaper on top of the fruit. She set the basket down and grabbed a peach. She quickly washed it in the sink and took a bite. The juices dripped down the sides of her mouth and she giggled. “Tasty!”
“Can I see the paper?” I asked. Eva nodded and handed it to me. E
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I sat back on the couch in the den, apple in hand and smiling. I could still smell the fumes from the other room. Eva was sitting silently across from me in a lounge chair. She too was chewing on her apple, not looking me in the eye. I couldn't help but laugh a little to myself. Eva was always such a goofball….but she had a good heart. In fact, I owed her my life…so I could never really stay mad or upset with her for anything. She had taken me in when no one else would and when I desperately needed a home.
I didn't know much about Eva besides the fact that she was a witch. She was the daughter of a warlock and another witch, which means that she came from a long line of magic. Her powers were indeed impressive…but they were untapped, and she sometimes went overboard with her magic. She often over did her spells and caused havoc…which is why her father had allowed her to live in this cottage in the woods…it was a nice and secluded place that she could practice her magic without drawing
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The trip home was quiet…mostly because Eva was exhausted. Who would have guessed that hours of dancing and partying could leave a person so tired? Well, Eva certainly didn’t, because she almost fell asleep while we were flying home. I had to wake her up twice so that we didn’t fall to the ground or get lost. By the time we actually got home, I literally had to pick her up and carry her to her room.
“I’m sorry.” Eva whispered sleepily. I smiled at her and continued up to her room.
“It’s okay.” I said warmly. “Anyone would be tired after that party.”
“Thank you for coming with me.” Eva said happily. I looked at her tired face and grinned. The truth was that I had enjoyed the party. Though being surrounded by witches and warlocks wasn’t my idea of a good time, being with Eva and dancing with her was quite enjoyable and it really was a fun experience.
"It was my pleasure." I replied. She didn't say anythin
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"Where the heck are we?" I cried. The moon was out, for apparently the invitation had warped us to a location that was further away from the cottage than I imagined because we were on a different time zone. We were standing in the middle of nowhere. The only thing I could see was a small house in the middle of a large yard next to the road. It was a small and rather unimpressive house that looked barely big enough to house a small family let alone a party. In fact...there was no one around to speak of, just Eva and I, standing in front of the house. Eva was grinning from ear to ear, which only made me very confused.
"This is the place." Eva said happily.
"You sure?" I asked. Eva shot me a sly glance.
"Never underestimate what magic is capable of." She said. "To the human eye, what you see before you is but a small house." She walked forward towards the house, pulling me along behind her. "But once you dare to step inside..." She opened the door...and my jaw dropped.
The interior was en
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"So, what did you want to talk about?" We were back at the cottage. Eva had changed me back to normal and we were both sitting at the kitchen table. As we sat there, I knew exactly what I wanted to tell her...but how do I say it without sounding stupid?
"Um...I just...wanted to talk." I said. Eva smiled and stood up. She walked to the corner of the kitchen and picked up a basket. She then grabbed a second basket and handed it to me.
"Let's go to the orchard out back and we can talk on the way." I took the basket from her hand and followed her out the door. The sun was still high in the sky and the world was bright. It felt so good to be myself again, rather than Alice...though I won't deny that being in school again was a bit fun.
"Eva, there's something that I need to ask you." I said. Eva turned and looked at me...she then smiled mysteriously.
"Okay, let's play a game...for every question you ask me, I get to ask you a question. Sound fun?" I was slightly taken aback...but I grinned.
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When all had cleared, I looked around me. The place I stood seemed so oddly familiar. I knew it well…but I couldn’t place it off the top of my head. The houses surrounding me were big and upper class, but the buildings not far away looked much less inviting. There was a cold nip in the air, and the sky was just as dark and empty as when I had left.
“Do you know this place, Christian?” Eva’s mother asked me. I nodded, slowly starting to remember.
“This was my old neighborhood…My old home…I thought that I’d left it behind, a long time ago.” I answered. She nodded and walked next to me.
“Do you know why I brought you here?” She asked. I shook my head this time.
“It’s part of my punishment right?” She sighed and turned me to face her.
“Christian, you need to learn the consequences of your actions…and you need to understand what will happen if Eva ever is discovered to be a witch.
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"Good morning, Christian." I woke up in bed, tired and groggy. It had been a week since Halloween night. Ever since, Eva had been awful quiet around the cottage, not willing to discuss what we had seen. She wasn't depressed, I don't think...more just silent. There was little to say about what we had experienced that night. However, Eva had recovered well, she was smiling and laughing again only a few days afterwards. She hadn't transformed me into anything or tested any spells on me since the incident. I looked up to see Eva staring down at me while I was in bed. She was fully dressed and she looked like she had been up for a while.
"Hey," I moaned, "what's up?" Eva laughed at my question.
"Clearly you're not, silly...you're still in bed." I groaned at the joke and rolled over, burying my face in the pillow. I took a quick gland out the window to see that the sun was high in the sky...it was clearly late in the morning, if not early evening. Despite that, I didn't want to leave the bed
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I can’t say that things went back to normal after that night with Eva’s mom and that punishment. Eva’s mom had left and Eva and I had the house to ourselves again. Eva tried to smile and act like nothing had changed, and though I desperately wanted that to be the case…I knew it wasn’t. The truth was that I hadn’t smiled once since that night. Though it was all an illusion and none of it had been real…it seemed so frighteningly real. My fists still remember the blood on them…and my mouth still remembers the taste of that blood.
More than anything though…I remember the rage…that anger. I felt the adrenaline….the fury in my heart. I wanted to destroy and to kill. I wanted to inflict as much pain as I could and when I finally did get to…I was relishing it. It was just like the old days when I fought for a living. It took me back. I hated that feeling. The worst part was that I just couldn’t forget it. No
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Morning came all too soon for me. I blinked and looked outside at the orchard from my window. I shook the sleep out of my eyes and climbed out of bed. I walked over to my closet and began to get dressed. I breathed in and smelled a very strange smell…it smelled like something was burning. I smiled a little and groaned to myself. Eva was probably cooking breakfast again and I’d have to go fix it up. I slipped on a pair of jeans and a grey long sleeve t-shirt. I didn’t bother putting on my shoes as I walked to the door.
“Eva, please don’t burn the cottage down.” I waited for her response…but nothing came. I opened the door and started to walk downstairs. “Eva, what’re ya making today? Do you need my help?”
“Oh, she needs help…but certainly not from you.”
My eyes widened and my breathe caught in my throat as I looked into the den to see who had spoken. Eva was sitting on the sofa with a furious look on her fa
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I don’t know how long I stood in the room. The clock on the wall was busted and the night was still keeping the room in darkness. I simply stared at my sleeping father, and I thought. I thought about what he had told me, thought about all the pain in his voice and in his eyes. Then I thought about how I had felt coming to see him, and how I had snarled and roared at him like an animal. I tensed up as I thought about how much rage I had felt when I had walked into the room, and how that had changed in such an outstanding way.
I felt an odd pain in my chest. I tried to push it aside, but the more I pushed against it, the more it seemed to hurt me. I turned my face away from my father and looked at the window outside. There was a small sliver of light over the horizon as the sun was beginning its rise. As I watched the shade of light begin to paint the sky I couldn’t help but feel my eyes begin to water again. I wanted to be a child again, like I had been with Eva only the oth
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"Christian, you really don't have to do this." I was standing at the other end of the experiment room, lacing my shoes. I had on a pair of baggy jeans and a black jacket with a red hoodie underneath it, but not for the cold weather. Rather, I was planning on using the hoodie to hide my face...because I was going into town.
"Yes I do." I answered flatly. "You're still running a slight fever and I need to go get some medicine." Eva shook her head. She was still in bed, her body had regained some of its color and her face wasn't as pale...but she was still a little sick.
"But Christian," she protested, "I'm not dangerous anymore...the worst of the magical maturity is over. I just need rest." I nodded.
"Maybe, but just a few minutes ago you were telling me about your fever...so I'm going to go out and get you something to bring that fever down." I answered. Eva groaned and lay back in bed.
"I'm fine!" She cried. However, I was already walking towards the door. "Christian, wait!" She called
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It took me a full five minutes before I had finally worked up the courage to actually use the bathroom. I had never been more embarrassed in my entire life. When I finally walked out of the stall, Eva was waiting for me with a big smile on her face. I lowered my head in shame...unwilling to look at her.
"What's wrong, Alice?" Eva asked.
"You know perfectly well what's wrong!" I hissed angrily. Eva sighed and touched my arm. I turned and finally met her gaze.
"Okay, I'm sorry." Eva whispered. "I probably went to far with that."
"Ya think?" I grunted angrily. Eva rolled her eyes.
"Look, just put up with it a little longer, okay?" I turned away from her and kept walking away. I suddenly felt her hand grab my shoulder. I cried out and spun to face her.
"What was that for?!" I cried.
"I just had a great idea!" Eva said happily. I groaned and gave her an accusing look.
"You know I hate it when you get those." I moaned. Eva ignored me and knelt down next to me. She started messing with my lit