|The Secret Circle: Season Two
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Fanmade season 2 for TSC, as an attempt save the real show. Cassie gets ready for another hectic year with the Circle and a whole new set of problems as the other Balcoins settle down in Chance Harbor. Please read and reviewRated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 23 - Words: 240,377 - Reviews: 344 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 106 - Updated: 05-08-13 - Published: 05-24-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8148017
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Episode 8 – "Undertow"
Faye sat in the library looking down at a piece of paper. She didn't actually know why she was here. She was supposed to be studying and writing her two paragraphs for that stupid essay, but all she could think about was what she was going to do over the weekend since it was Friday. She did not want to stay in Chance Harbor. She wanted to get away and go somewhere fun, but she couldn't figure out where. As Faye was thinking about this she decided that the decision could wait until later and she looked back down at Mr. Sander's notebook. She was having more trouble with this essay then she thought she should have and she figured she should get some studying done to get her mom off her back about her grades. Although it's not like she was really talking to her mom lately. Since a few days ago when they had had their talk she had been avoiding her mom even though her mom had tried to talk to her. She had no interest in hearing more about how great Cassie was and how bad she was.
"Wow, Faye Chamberlain is actually in the library." Maybe thinking about Cassie had cursed Faye. Right then Cassie and Diana had walked into the library.
"What's it to you, Blake?" Faye said and Cassie could hear anger in Faye's voice which confused her. It wasn't like Cassie had actually done anything to upset Faye.
"It's just unusual," Cassie told Faye taking a seat at Faye's table followed by Diana.
"Well my mom is on my back about my grades. Not like she would ever be on your back about your grade little miss perfect." Cassie gave Faye a confused look over the comment. Cassie sometimes enjoyed hers and Faye's little back and forth between each other, but she had no idea where this one was going. It was confusing her. At least when they were arguing about pasta she knew what to say back.
"What are you talking about Faye?" Cassie asked.
"Never mind," Faye mumbled. She would really want to get into Cassie about this, but to argue with Cassie about this means she would have to explain to Cassie about Dawn wanting Cassie to be her daughter. The last thing Faye wanted to do was have that conversation. "I have to get my two paragraphs done on our essay. When is that due again?"
"Monday," Diana said shocked Faye wasn't done yet. Her, Adam, Melissa, and Cassie were already done and were just waiting for Faye to put it all together. "How are you not done yet? It's two paragraphs about the pros and cons of binding a Circle?"
Faye gave Diana a look which made Diana shut up. "Whose bright idea was this topic anyway? You don't think this is a bit of a risky topic for us to give to him if we think he might know something." Diana and Cassie looked at each other. Truthfully they hadn't thought of that when the topic was picked.
Before they could say anything though they heard Mr. Sanders voice going "Hello you three." They all slowly turned around to look at him. "Getting some work done in the morning before school?" They nodded. "Well it's good to see young people hard at work. I'm just going to be over here organizing books. Tell me if you need anything." They nodded again.
"What is he doing here?" Faye whispered to Cassie and Diana.
"He runs the library," Diana whispered back. "We should have expected him to be here."
"He runs the library and teaches a class? How does he do that?" Faye asked confused.
"He only has one class. Our class," Diana informed Faye and then got up followed by Cassie. "Let's get out of here." Faye closed her books and grabbed her stuff and the three started to walk to the door.
"You three leaving so soon?" They froze and turned to looked at Mr. Sanders. "I thought you had some work to do."
"Well we have to go meet with Melissa and Adam before class." Diana lied to Mr. Sanders as she looked at him. She couldn't help but in her head to tell Cassie 'just think of him with those Spock ears. I can totally picture him driving the Enterprise.' Cassie had to stop herself from laughing, but wasn't able to as a small chuckle escaped.
"Well then don't let me keep you from your super secret coven meeting." The three almost missed the word coven, but stopped when they realized it and looked at each other and then back at Mr. Sanders. Did he seriously just call them a coven?
The three basically ran out of the library. "Okay, that gets added to the Mr. Sanders is a creeper theory," Faye commented.
"Yeah, I mean what was with calling us a coven if he knows nothing?" Cassie asked and then looked at Diana. "By the way it's Vulcan ears and Spock doesn't drive the Enterprise. He's the first officers and that joke stopped being funny days ago."
"You laughed," Diana pointed out and Cassie stuck her tongue out at Diana.
"What are you two talking about?" Faye asked getting completely lost with where this conversation went.
"We were watching 'Star Trek' the other night before you came over and there is this actor... You know what never mind." Diana stated when she saw Faye's face at the words 'Star Trek.' There was really no point in explaining that much. "Let's just say it's an inside joke between Cassie and I."
"Okay," Faye said not really wanting to hear anymore. "What is it with you two lately? It's like you're attached at the hip now that you worked everything out."
"We're sisters," the two said together.
"So how are you doing?" Diana asked Faye. "Still upset about Jake?"
"No," Faye said.
Cassie for her part got very quiet the minute Jake was mention. Her mind went back to Wednesday morning when she had woken up with Jake's arms around her. It's not like they had done anything, but truthfully that had been a great night sleep. Cassie liked the feel of Jake's arms around her as she remembered that morning. 'What was that memory?' Cassie heard Diana and then realized she hadn't blocked Diana out of what she was thinking. 'I just saw a memory of you waking up in Jake's arm. Cassie talk.'
'Not right now,' Cassie thought back.
"Okay, you two are leaving me out of the conversation which is a little annoying considering I'm walking next to you. Rude much! What's going on?" Faye said realizing the two must be having a conversation through their link. It was obvious by the looks they were giving each other and their faces.
"Nothing," Cassie said giving Diana a warning look. 'Don't tell her.' Cassie thought to Diana and then continued with Faye. "I was just thinking about something that happened before I moved to Chance Harbor and Diana saw the memory and wanted me to explain."
"Yeah, you will have to explain later," Diana told Cassie.
"You two can see each other memories?" Faye asked surprised by the information.
"Yeah, and we can also feel each other pain if we get hurt and sometimes emotions," Diana told Faye. Faye went and pinched Cassie.
"Ow," both Cassie and Diana said putting their hand on the spot that Faye pinched Cassie. "Why?"
"Just wanted to see." Faye said with a laugh. "Man you two are kind of attached at the hip now. This link between the two of you has gotten stronger. You are not just hearing each other thoughts anymore."
"Well we can block each other out if we want," Cassie told Faye as they stopped outside of Diana's locker. "Hey guys, the cafeteria's right over there and I kind of want to go see if they have those freshly made chocolate chip cookies that the lunch lady brings in in the morning. If they do, do you want one?"
"Yes," Diana answered as she took books out of her locker.
"What about you Faye?" Cassie asked as she started to walk away.
"I don't need anything from you," Faye snapped at Cassie making Cassie look at her. Cassie wasn't too sure what she did to Faye this time, but it was clear Faye was mad at her for some reason.
"Alright," Cassie said walking away.
"What's up with you?" Diana asked when Cassie disappeared. "Your being all mean to Cassie for no reason."
"I'm always mean to Cassie. Besides you shouldn't talk about being mean to Cassie. At the beginning of this week you were the one making her cry."
"This is different than your normal arguments with Cassie. Lately they've been more playful then mean and Cassie has always known what you were mad at her about. In fact sometimes I think the two of you enjoy your arguments. This time though Cassie has no idea why you've been snapping at her. She can't defend herself and argue with you if she has no idea what this is about." Diana closed her locker. "Besides the fact is aren't you the one who yelled at me about being mean to Cassie."
"Yeah well you were being down right cruel to her when your her sister and had never been like that to anyone before. She needed you and you never even bothered to figure out how miserable she was in the summer when you ditched her and the rest of us had to take care of her when she fell into a depression. I was the only one who could snap you out of your bitch-y spell" Diana choose not to comment about that point. "This is different."
"Then explain to me what's going." Diana said. "Does this have to do with Jake? Nothing has happened between him and Cassie since you broke up or anything." Well nothing yet, Diana added in her head, but choose not to say it out loud. "You can't be mad at Cassie about that anyway. You and Jake broke up."
"I already told you I'm not upset over Jake anymore. I'm done with him. It's over between us. As far as I'm concerned Cassie can have him. In fact I told you the other day Cassie is probably better for him then me."
"Then please explain to me what you're so upset about." Faye didn't answer, but it was clear she was looking at something. Diana turned around to see Cassie walking back to them with Dawn Chamberlain walking next to her. The two were clearly talking
"Hey, Di. Here's your cookie." Cassie said holding out the cookie to Diana who took it.
"Hello Diana. Cassie just told me you moved in with her." Dawn said with a smile at Diana.
Diana smiled. "Yes, Ms. Chamberlain. I hope that's okay." Diana realized that since Dawn was Cassie guardian she could easily say she didn't want Diana there and kick her out.
"I'm happy about it. I was always a little worried about Cassie being alone in such a big house. Besides you two are sisters." Dawn told Diana who nodded happy. "Well I have to get to my office and do some paperwork. Cassie, you're coming over for dinner tomorrow right?"
"Wouldn't miss it," Cassie said taking another bite of her cookie.
"Good, Diana, would you like to join?" Dawn asked.
"Sure, do you want some help? Cassie and I could come over early and I could help you in the kitchen. Cassie can't since she can't cook, but she could set the table." Diana said
"Sounds like a plan,' Dawn said and then turned to Faye. "Faye, we need to talk later at home."
"I don't think so and I'm not going to be at this dinner, but have with your surrogate daughter and her sister." Faye walked away and Dawn rolled her eyes and left leaving Cassie and Diana alone.
"Surrogate daughter? Did Faye mean me?" Cassie asked Diana confused.
"I think so," Diana told Cassie and then started eating her cookie.
"Hey you two idiots, come here, we need to talk to you." Lucas shouted as he and Ryder came into the hotel room. Claire and Dylan quickly got up from the school work they were doing and went to sit near Lucas and Ryder, waiting to see what they wanted.
"Right, we've been talking and we've decided that we are going to start looking for our father's book of shadows." Lucas told Claire and Dylan, who didn't look very bothered. "All of us." He added.
"Lucas and I figure that it must be here somewhere as Blackwell wouldn't have come to Chance Harbour without it, he probably hid it well though. However with the four of us together we should easily find it with our magic."
"What's the point though, we don't really need it." Dylan said, he didn't think finding this book of shadows was a good idea.
"What's the point? What's the point? Seriously, are you thick? Do you realise how much information will be in John Blackwell's Book of shadows, how many spells and ancient bits of magic there will be? This book is priceless and its better we have it and use it then letting Cassie, Diana and their circle have it." Lucas ranted at Dylan, angry that he was questioning what he was told to do.
"Claire I want you to ask one of your new little mates if they know where it is." Ryder sneered, Claire nodded shakily looking upset.
"No. It will be easier to just do a spell to locate the book." Lucas ordered. "Just in case Diana has it or some other idiot took the book out of town and tried to hide it."
"Ok." the other three agreed. The four of them sat in a circle in the middle of the hotel room, repeating what Lucas told them to, they started chanting the incantation to a spell which would locate the book.
Lucas had laid out a map of Chance Harbor on the table, with four crystal on; one on each corner. After about a minute they started to vibrate and a light started shining on the map, highlighting the woods just outside of Chance Harbor.
"That's it, that's where the book is!" Lucas told the others jumping up and running over, he grabbed a bag and put a couple of things in before turning round to where Claire Dylan and Ryder were still sat.
"Well, what are you waiting for?" He asked staring at them, Ryder quickly got up and grabbed Lucas's car keys however Claire and Dylan still stayed sat down, not wanting to go and find Blackwell's book of shadows.
"For god's sake you two, get up now!" Lucas shouted marching over to where they were, Claire jumped up shocked and started backing up to the door, clearly scared. Dylan stood up grabbed his jacket and started following Claire who had now left their hotel room and was heading down to the car park, trying to get away from Lucas.
"You think we're going to have trouble with those two?" Lucas asked Ryder as they walked to the car.
"I dunno, I think we should watch them a bit more closely though, they are getting very friendly with Cassie and her Circle. We don't want them starting to question what we're doing." Ryder told Lucas.
"Don't worry; I have my eye on them." Lucas assured him coolly. "Now let's go find this book of shadows." he added hurrying out to the car.
Cassie and Diana were in Melissa's room getting the last of Diana's stuff. "I can't believe you've been living with me for the last few days and we haven't picked all this up yet." Cassie complained as they finally finished packing all of Diana's stuff.
"Well we had school and things to do," Diana defended as the two started to walk out of the house
"You two done?" Melissa asked walking out of the kitchen.
"Yeah, I got everything." Diana told Melissa and then hugged the girl. "Thank you so much for letting me stay here."
"It was no problem. In fact it was fun." Melissa said. "Come over anytime. That goes for you too Cassie. I liked hanging out with you more."
"Will do," Cassie said. "See you later."
Cassie and Diana left Melissa's house and put the stuff into Diana's car. It was a quiet ride back to Cassie's house and when they got back the two were silent as they brought all of Diana's stuff up to a guest room. Diana started to unpack and Cassie sat on Diana's bed.
"So, this is your room now." Cassie said and Diana looked at her. "You can do whatever you want with it. I mean decorate it and stuff. If you don't like the color we can always paint the room." Cassie looked around. "Or find a spell that will change the color."
Diana hugged Cassie and smiled. She felt really at home here and she could see Cassie was trying to make her feel at home too. "Or we could get Jake to paint the room." Diana joked and saw Cassie blush. "We still haven't talked about that memory I saw before about you and Jake. Spill."
"Nothing happened," Cassie told Diana. "It was when I went over to Jake's house the other day to comfort him. We were talking and we fell asleep. When we woke up somehow in our sleep my head ended up on his chest and his arms were around me."
"You two like each other. You've always liked each other." Diana stated. "You were willing to trust him when none of us were and he left being a witch hunter for you. I say you go for it. I think Faye would be cool with it."
"He is just getting over a break up. He hasn't even left his house for a few days because he's avoiding Faye," Cassie told Diana.
"Well I didn't say right now. Give it some time, but I think something between the two of you could work out eventually. I just want you to be happy Cassie." Diana told her sister with a smile and Cassie smiled back.
Cassie stood up and looked around. "You finish unpacking. I'm going to go search through my boxes of DVDs to find the first season of 'Heroes' so you can see more of the Mr. Sanders look alike." Cassie left the room.
Diana paused for a minute still thinking about Cassie, Jake, and even Faye. She didn't know how Faye would really react if Cassie and Jake actually got together, but she did want her sister to be happy again. Happy in the way Grant made Diana and the way Adam had once made Cassie. She was truthful with Cassie saying she thought Jake and Cassie could work out and Diana would do whatever she had to help Cassie.
Diana continued unpacking her clothes and putting pictures on the nightstand. When she was done she really looked around. This was her room now. She hadn't had her own real room since she left with Grant. She was really happy to finally be officially living with her sister.
Diana walked down the stairs to find Cassie on the floor looking though the boxes. There were a bunch of DVDs on the floor around her. "What's going on?" Diana asked making Cassie turn around.
"I know it's in here somewhere, but it's impossible to find in with all these other DVDs. I mean really hard to find. I think we're going to have to take everything out of the boxes one day and organize everything in a cabinet or something."
"Need a hand?" Diana asked as she helped Cassie look through the boxes.
"Found it," Cassie finally said after a few minutes of searching as she held up the seasons with a smile. "Play episode one?"
"Play it," Diana said and Cassie put the DVD in. The two curled back up on the couch. "So who does Mr. Sanders look alike play?"
"The villain," Cassie told Diana with a smile and Diana laughed.
"Seriously?" Diana asked and Cassie nodded. "This should be interesting."
"So, I'm just trying to find somewhere to go." Faye said, ignored Adam's bored-to-death expression. She'd been telling him about how she was going to go away for the weekend. "I'm honestly thinking that even camping out in a hotel for the weekend would be nice."
"I'm sure it would." Adam had been considering finding somewhere else to stay, or sleep, since his dad was constantly drunk. It was annoying, cleaning up the food and bottles scattered throughout their bedrooms, and Adam hated seeing his dad that way.
Faye grinned. "Oh, yeah. If I only knew a cheap place…"
"How about the lake house?"
"What?" Faye asked.
"The lake house." Adam said again. "You know, the one your grandfather owned. I know it might seem weird, because he… was found there, but you used to be so happy when you went there as a kid. Besides, you haven't been there since he was found, and I think maybe it'd help you."
"Really?" Faye asked. "It's not like I've been avoiding going back. I just… I guess I never thought about it much. You know, trying not to die and everything."
Lazily twirling the straw in her drink, Faye said, "Why don't you come too? You look like you could use a break from all this."
"And by 'all this', you realize you're talking about the only way I can afford to eat, right?" Adam said.
"Yeah, but couldn't someone else take care of it?" Faye said. "I bet I could guilt Cassie into it by telling her my mom likes her better."
Adam sighed. "Faye…"
"What? I'm a master at getting what I want." Faye replied. She batted her eyelashes at him. "Please? I can get Diana and Melissa too, since they're both goody-two-shoes. I'll prove it to you now, if you want."
He gestured at the phone she had in her hand. "By all means, go ahead."
"Fine." Faye flipped open her phone, dialling Cassie's number. "Cassie?"
"What, Faye?" the blond sounded annoyed.
"Well, I want to get out of town this weekend, because…" Faye faux-sniffed, trying to make it sound like she was crying.
"Is something wrong?" Cassie asked, concerned. Faye smirked. She's too easy.
Faye sniffed and gulped a few more times. "I, um… I'm just really bummed about Jake."
"You told Diana and I that you weren't."
"Yeah, but that was a lie." Faye said. "It's awful, everything's awful. Jake's gone, Mom wants to disown me and keep you as a daughter, my grades are slipping—"
"What was that second one?" Cassie asked. "Your mom wants to disown you?"
"Oh, that's nothing." Faye said, faking a sob. "She, um, she told me she'd rather h-have you as a daughter."
"Oh, Faye, I'm so sorry. I'm sure she doesn't mean that."
Faye said, "It doesn't matter. I just want to get away, and Adam wants to come with me—you know, since his dad is still drinking. Do you think you, Diana, and Melissa could watch the Boathouse this afternoon and over the weekend?"
"Of course, Faye." Cassie said. Faye could practically hear her annoying smile. "I'm glad you told me about all the stuff that's bothering you, and I'll be happy to help. I hope you have a good time, wherever you go."
When she hung up, Faye smirked at Adam. "She's too easy. Any time I pretend to show my emotions she and Diana get all sappy, like we're besties. It's annoying, but it works."
"You win." Adam said. "I'll go. Should I get ready to leave now?"
Faye nodded. "Yeah, pick me up in half an hour."
Melissa was driving to the Lake where the Crystal Skull was rebuilt. She called Dylan and Claire because she thought they might want to help in the boathouse and they agreed but now Melissa had to pick them up. She frowned when they told her where they were but she shrugged it off. It is a beautiful place anyway and it's not like the two knew that was where the skull was formed. They probably just went there to get away from their older brothers.
Eventually Melissa parked her car close to the water and got out when she saw the young Balcoins staring at the water.
"Hey are you ready to go?" Melissa called once she was three feet from them.
They turned around and Melissa stopped abruptly when she saw Claire's eyes. They were red from crying and Dylan wasn't too far off either.
"What happened?" Melissa asked concerned.
"You happened," Said a temperamental voice behind her.
Before she could process what was happening, she was flung several feet in the air and crash into the rocks. Melissa screamed in pain and she shook her head, trying to figure out what happened.
"So the kind witch finally makes an appearance," Lucas said, his eyes flaring. "This time I will finish what I started."
Melissa looked shocked and her shock turned to hurt when she looked at the younger Balcoins. They lured her here? Why had they done it? She had been nothing but nice to them and they had seemed nice back. She had even gotten Diana and Cassie to give them a chance which they had seemed to want.
Melissa tried to concentrate so she could use a spell but before she could clear her head her legs felt like lead and she knew she was paralyzed. There was nothing she could do.
"You are not escaping this time," Ryder said with his eyes narrowed.
"You are breaking the truce," Melissa said, weakly hoping that would save her from this. The older one Lucas always seemed to want to keep the truce going.
"We are well aware of that. Unfortunately for you, there are more important things than the truce, like making sure Claire and Dylan stay on our side. With the amount of time you keep spending with them it is only a matter of time before you turn them against us. As much as they annoy me sometimes, they are still family and family doesn't betray each other," He declared, looking at the younger two who nodded their agreements even though they still seemed sad "You are a bad influence on them and such we have to eliminate you. Nothing personal."
Melissa looked at the younger Balcoins with a pleading look, but they both looked too afraid to do anything. Claire eyes met Melissa's, but she turned away. Melissa knew they were not going to help her and that hurt a lot. She had called them her friends and defended them against the rest of her Circle. The others had been right about not trusting them. Then she looked at Lucas, who was playing with a knife.
"Well, I guess I will get your power this time," Lucas said with an evil chuckle.
Melissa gulped. She still couldn't believe her new friends lured her here to be gutted like a pig in slaughter house though they do seem like they don't want to do or watch this. Lucas played with the tip of his knife by making circles in Melissa's chest and bathing in her growing fear. Melissa knew that even if she tried to make a spell, she was outgunned and outnumbered.
"Well, nice knowing you," He said, cackling.
Lucas raised his knife upwards and then directed it toward Melissa's chest. She closed her eyes in desperation, praying for something to happen to save her.
Suddenly, the abrupt sound of an enormous thunder split the sky in two. It was so loud and sudden that Lucas dropped his knife startled and looked around. As if that wasn't enough, the sky turned black and menacing at supersonic speed when it was blue and clear five seconds ago.
"What is going on?" Claire asked, even more afraid than before. This was not normal and all she wanted was to get out of there.
The Balcoins then turned back to the lake and saw thick fog rising. Inside the fog there was a tall human figure but the face wasn't visible through the mist. The figure then extended an arm outside the fog and they all saw some kind of round talisman the size of a tennis ball, made of turquoise gem and with some Native American engraving of a bird in its dead center.
"Leave now children of darkness," The figure said menacingly. "The forces of nature do not want you here."
As if to prove his point, a dozen thunderbolts fell from the sky at the same time and hit far away rocks at the borders of the lake.
Lucas glowered at the figure.
"We can take you too!" He yelled and looked like he was about to run at the figure.
Ryder placed a hand in his shoulder to stop Lucas from doing anything stupid. Under normal circumstances, Lucas would have just shrug it off, but the look on Ryder's face made him think otherwise. Lucas had known Ryder most of his life and he knew that expression well, even if he doesn't show it often. That pale expression indicates when he admitted defeat, if only for the time being. Lucas may be temperamental but he was not suicidal and he knew that when the brain of their family realizes something is beyond them he better listen.
"Let's go," Ryder said firmly and then looked at Claire and Dylan. The two were more than happy to leave and gave Melissa one sad look before following their older brothers.
Once they were far enough away the paralysis spell was undone and Melissa was able to move. Melissa stood up and rubbed her head as she looked at the figure. The figure may have saved her but she was also afraid of it. Whoever has enough power to make such a storm show deserves to be feared.
"Who are you?" She asked shakily really wishing another member of her Circle was here. She should have brought Cassie and Diana with her to pick up the younger Balcoins. If she had things would be different right now.
The mist disappeared in an instant and Melissa jaw dropped.
"Hello, Melissa," Mr. Sanders said with a smirk. "Is your essay ready for Monday?"
Melissa back away in fear. Everyone was right about this man! He knew about them and might just be out to kill them! Also he was ridiculously powerful! Without thinking more clearly on the situation she ran like hell toward her car and drove off without looking back.
"Melissa," Mr. Sanders called after her, but was unable to stop the girl in time. He stood there for a minute before he decided to run after his student to explain.
As Faye led the way into her Grandfather's lake house, she quickly switched on the lights of the semi-dark house and watched as it all lit up around her. She heard Adam close the door behind her, she wouldn't admit it but she wasn't too sure she wanted to be here anymore. The last time they had been here, they had found her grandfather's body and she had so many memories in this house of her Grandfather and of Jake.
Adam noticed that Faye had seemed to have frozen and he looked to her. He placed their bags at the bottom of the stairs, feeling like he needed to give Faye some time. They had all seen how distraught she had been when Cassie found the body of her Grandfather.
After a few minutes Adam put his hand on Faye's arm and she jumped slightly before realising it was only Adam. He gave her a sad smile and she just turned away "Wonder if any of that alcohol is left" she said as she looked through the cabinets in the dining room. Adam went over into the living room and started the fire as Faye came back a bottle in each hand.
Both immediately sat down on each of the sofas and started drinking. Both of them were glad to be away from Chance Harbour and all of the drama even if it was for the weekend. Adam was starting to think his dad would never be completely sober, meaning he would never be able to take care of his son like he used to.
Faye on the other hand was glad to be away from her mom, so many times her mom made comments about wanting Cassie as her daughter and how well mannered and well behaved Cassie was. Faye had been thinking about it on the drive here and realised that the only reason Cassie was like that was because of the way her mom raised her. So that meant that Faye's attitude was because of the way her mom had raised her.
Faye took a large sip from the bottle and pulled a face, the drink was disgusting and strong so it would definitely do the job. She was already three quarters of the way through the bottle, when Adam's phone rang. Sitting up Adam put his bottle down and looked at the caller ID,
"It's my dad" Adam said, debating whether to answer it or not. The whole point of the weekend was to get away from their parents and the drama of Chance Harbour.
When Faye noticed Adam was going to pick up the phone she lunged for it pulling it out of Adam's reach,
"No way" she told him. "No parents, no ex's, no drama" she said, turning the phone off and dropping it behind the sofa. Adam just watched Faye do all of this, not really bothered by what she had done. They had already agreed to the no parent's part, the no ex's part had been an unspoken agreement until now.
They both went back to drinking from their bottles, they may have agreed to the no parents and no ex's thing but they were still both thinking about it and Adam decided that they needed to get it all out. That they should sit, talk and drink. Get it all out and by the morning they would feel better minus the hangover.
"I can't stand this anymore" Adam said, a little louder than he expected. Being used to the quite Faye had jumped when she heard Adam's sudden burst and turned to glare at him, hand over her heart,
"Can't stand what?" She asked a little angry at Adam for scaring her like that,
"The silence" he said almost immediately, "We both have issues we need to talk about, we can't just sit here in silence drinking all night"
"And why not?" Faye asked looking like she might sulk.
"Because it will get us nowhere" he told her, sitting up. "You need to sort out your issues with your mom. And I need to sort out the issues with my dad"
"So what you want to go back?" Faye asked, unsure of where he was going with his little rant.
"No we need to talk" he said and Faye scoffed.
"You should know me better than that" she said. "I do not talk about my feelings, I snap and I bitch and then I feel better." Adam rolled his eyes.
"Did bitching at Cassie help?" he asked giving her that look that told her he knew more than he was letting on.
"How do you know I bitched at Cassie?" she asked and Adam simply shrugged.
"Adam," she said in a warning tone.
"Diana text me and asked me if I knew what was going on" he said "And I didn't tell her anything about what your mom said before you start bitching."
"Fine, so maybe bitching isn't helping as much" she told him before taking another sip of the drink, before she would talk she had to be really drunk.
Knowing that Faye wouldn't start and he would have to he thought through things. He wasn't sure there was much to say that hadn't been said before, his dad was a drunk and they were going to lose the Boathouse if they weren't careful. But maybe there was more to it.
"I think my dad has given up" he started quietly "Given up caring about everything, he doesn't care about how the drink is affecting him, me or the Boathouse. We are barely keeping our heads above the water" he paused as he saw the look Faye was giving him "No pun intended. But seriously, I don't think that we can last much longer, first it'll be the boathouse then it'll be the actual boat."
"Maybe you should let it sink" Faye told him before slapping her hand over her mouth and laughing. "That was so not intentional."
"That was not funny," Adam told her taking another sip of his drink.
"It kinda was," she said. "Anyway, maybe it's time you stop looking after your dad. People have been telling you for years that it was just a phase, but he has been like this for 16 years. It might be time to let go and see if that shocks him back into reality."
"What so you suggest I let the Boathouse and the Boat go because it may snap my dad out of it?" he asked "We would lose everything Faye, we would have nowhere to live and no money coming in."
"See this is why i'm the brains and the beauty" Faye told him "There are ways to save the Boathouse without your dad knowing it is safe, but that will come later. And if you have nowhere to live I can assure you my mom would kick me out to save you" she told him her voice bitter. Adam gave her a disbelieving look.
"Your mom wouldn't throw you out," he said.
"I wouldn't bet on it. She wants Cassie as a daughter and if you were in trouble she would come to your rescue as well and I would be told how well mannered and perfect you and Cassie are" she said, going to take another sip of her drink but realizing it was empty. "I need more alcohol."
Standing up, Faye walked back into the other room to find more bottles, leaving Adam to his thoughts. Seeing that the top section of the cabinet was almost bare, Faye crouched down and opened the doors of the small compartment below. Slipping her hand into the compartment, she felt a bottle.
"Aha," she mumbled before pulling it out, Faye frowned seeing the bottle. It definitely didn't look like alcohol, she slipped her hand back into the cupboard finding nothing else in there.
Pulling her arm back out she sat down so she could look in the cupboard better, she poked her head slightly into the cupboard,
"What are you doing?" Adam asked and Faye pulled her head out from the cupboard to look at him.
"There's something in the side of the cabinet" she told him her voice making it sound like the most obvious thing in the world,
"What do you mean something?" he asked crouching down beside her.
"If I knew that, I wouldn't be sticking my head in a musty old cabinet."
Adam stayed quiet after that and Faye slid her arms back into the cabinet, her fingers were running across the wood when she found a notch. She quickly moved her hand back to the section and fiddled around when she heard a click, she looked over to Adam who now had a curious look on his face then back to the cabinet. Moving her hand around the area she found a compartment that hadn't been there before, opening the compartment she started to pull out the object slowly.
As the object came into the light Faye's jaw dropped open and a second later Adam spoke,
"Is that what I think it is?" he asked as Faye wiped the dust off of the cover and unknotted the leather tie, opening it to the first page. A small family tree was scribbled on the inside cover the last name added was Thomas Chamberlain.
"My family's book" Faye whispered her fingers running over the names on the page. She then looked up at Adam beaming "We found my family book" she said and Adam hugged her standing up and lifting Faye off of the ground. Faye clutched the book in her hand as she hugged Adam back, feeling her feet leave the ground she let out a small laugh.
"Adam, put me down" she told him and felt herself being lowered to the floor. Faye went to pull out from the hug when Adam leant down and kiss her.
Faye responded to the kiss for a second before pulling away from him.
"I need a drink."
Melissa was out of breath by the time she got to the Boathouse. She panted as she looked around and panic when she noticed Diana and Cassie were not there yet, nor was any costumer. She was about to go to the back room when she heard the door behind her open. She turned around hoping to see her friends but instead she saw Mr. Sanders. Her eyes widened and she headed toward the back room door but when she tried to open it, it wouldn't budge. He trapped her here with him!
"Melissa, please calm down, I am not here to hurt you," Mr. Sanders said.
Melissa rolled her eyes. "Yeah right, then why are you trying to expose us? So that this town turns against us and you can get away with murder?"
"You got it backwards," He insisted. "Besides, if I wanted you dead, I would have let Lucas carve your heart out; instead I saved you from certain death."
Melissa sighed when she realized he was right. It didn't make any sense to save her only to kill her. Maybe she should listen to what he has to say. Besides, she is curious as hell.
"Okay, first of all what are you?" She asked.
Mr. Sanders smirked and laughed just a little. "Straight to the point, eh? Well, to answer your question, I am a witch but not your normal kind of witch."
Melissa frowned not understanding what Sanders meant. "What does that mean?"
"It means I am a half witch-half mortal," He replied. "My mother was a witch but my father was mortal."
That shocked Melissa. Every witch she had ever met or heard about had been pureblooded witches. In fact she had never even heard about a witch having a child with a non-witch. She had started to think it was impossible and was starting to worry about Diana and Grants future if it was. Apparently, though, she was wrong. It was possible.
"And that makes you more powerful than a common witch or something?" She asked thinking about the storm he made out of the blue.
Mr. Sanders chuckled. "No, that makes me far weaker than pureblooded witches."
Melissa mind went blank. He just called himself weak? That lightning show has to have been the strongest act of solo magic she had ever seen! He couldn't be weak after doing all of that. Before she could point that out though, her teacher continued.
"I don't know if you are aware of this but every witch and half witch, are always born with a magical core," He began. "That is what makes us different from mortals because even though mortals can use magic with Voodoo and by transference through a Sway the powers doesn't last long because they lack a magical core to store and replenish their magical powers. Imagine a magical core as a bank account. The more money it has, the stronger it will be, economically speaking," He explained. "When you retire a lot of money you are magically exhausted and its harder to make spells but if you get an inheritance from, say, your two parents that were also witches your core is bigger and stronger and so is the bank account. However, when you just have half of the inheritance on your witch side the bank account has less money and such the core is weaker."
Melissa nodded slowly as she processed that. It made sense, but what about that storm. If he didn't have a big magical core then how did he create such a powerful storm? Melissa decided she had to ask. "But if your magical core is weak how is it that you can make such powerful magic?"
"Because of three reasons," Mr. Sanders said, smirking. "The first one is because although you can't see your magical core physically speaking, it is like a muscle in the sense that the more you use it the more it can do because it grows stronger. Most pureblooded witches don't test the limits of their core because they are powerful as it is but in my case I have been experimenting with my magical core my whole life and as a result I am almost as powerful as a pureblooded witch from a weak bloodline."
"The second," He continued, "is because although a magical core helps you channel your power to generate magic, there are many other branches of magic out there that doesn't require a core to fuel the spells and I have taken the liberty to study many of them thoroughly. My personal favorite is Shamanism, the branch of magic designed to channel the external energy of nature around you and when it's then combined with the internal energy of my own core, the results can be quite impressive in terms of raw power.
The idea impressed Melissa. He makes magic seem like a rationalized area of science that you can subdivide in various parts and study to get better at it. The man before her still scared her though. He had given her a magical lesson, but he had not explained what he wanted yet. She still had to be on her guard.
"And the third one?" She asked interested.
Mr. Sanders then open his backpack and grabbed the artifact he had in his hand when the storm was formed.
"What's that?" She asked curiously looking at the object. She wanted to touch it, but anything that came from this man could be dangerous.
"This is a magical artifact that belonged to a very powerful Shaman in the centuries before the British colonized what is today the United States of America," He answered with pride and held the object as though it was his baby. "Gems are good for channeling magic and the symbol of the thunder bird engraved in the talisman as well as the ritual to make the artifact makes it extremely useful when you want to have power over lightning and storms," He explained.
"Anyway," He went on, "a long time ago, when I decided I wanted to expand my knowledge and power about magic, I came up with an idea that will allow me to do that and at the same time have a decent job in the mortal world that would allow me to stay closer to my secret goal. I graduated from Folklore in Duke University and I also graduated in a career of Archeology," He explained. "That granted me several advantages. The first one was a lot of access in Folkloric institutes when I am looking for information about witchcraft. The other one is that as an archeologist, I have access to old ruins and if I find a magical artifact to boost my powers I can get them. In other words, I found a way to have a step in both the supernatural and mortal words and have a nice living at the same time," He explained with a smile clearly happy about what he had done.
"Wow," Melissa muttered shocked at the information she had learned. She had wondered for a while now what will she do when she graduates from High school. Maybe she could ask advice from Mr. Sanders as he seemed to figure it out. She looked at the man and then shook her head. She may be impressed by what she heard, but the man had given her no good reason for why he was in Chance Harbor. He hadn't tell her a good reason as to why he was freaking out the Circle or why he didn't just come out and tell them about him. She couldn't trust him.
"Why didn't you tell us? Why freak us out the way you have?" Melissa asked.
"I'm here for a reason. There is something going on here and I need to figure it out. That is the reason I told no one who I was." Mr. Sanders told Melissa. "As for why was I freaking you out, I guess you could say I am trying to teach you to keep a poker face when someone talks about witches and how to get people off your trail."
Melissa blinked. "That's why you looked proud of Diana when she lied to you about Eva," She pointed out.
Mr. Sanders chuckled. "Yeah, and I have to say it was some nice quick thinking on her part. I won't ask you what really happened between her and your Circle though, as I am not telling you why I am really here but please, keep my secret."
Melissa bit her lip. She doesn't like keeping secrets from her Circle and she didn't trust Mr. Sanders. "I won't tell my Circle you are a half witch. Only because you saved my life. I still don't trust you."
"Understandable," Mr. Sanders said with a smiled. "Can I get a salad?" Melissa gave him a look. "Yeah, on second thought maybe I should go." Mr. Sanders turned around and walked away.
Sitting with her legs crossed and her family book led in her lap, Faye was carefully looking through every detail on each of the pages. Adam was sat beside her, half a bottle of alcohol in his hand as he looked through the details with her.
It wasn't like they hadn't seen family books before both of them had seen Diana's and Cassie's, and Faye had been able to see Jake's. But every family book was different, different spells, different ideas and different attitudes. As they were looking through the book, Faye found some stray pieces of paper and frowned slightly as she saw the handwriting,
"That's my mom's handwriting," she told Adam before taking a sip of her drink, Adam leaned closer to take a look.
"But this is the Chamberlain book, why would your mom have stuff in here?" he asked.
"To keep it hidden I guess," she said. "I mean she trusted my dad and she would have known the book would be passed to me, so why not keep it all in the same place." she said, putting the loose pieces back in the book before turning the page not seeing the folded page in the middle.
For another half an hour or so, Faye and Adam studied her family book and drank. Faye was pretty sure that after this trip they would have to find some way to re-stock the cabinet for any future visits. Faye and Adam had both gone through at least three bottles each and were now trying to do some basic spells.
"Okay, okay, let me try one," Adam said flicking through the pages.
"Magic forces near and far, give me some money in a jar," he said, they were both silent for a few seconds before Faye burst out laughing.
"The book does not say that," she said, looking at the page and pulling a face. "That spell was so lame, I'm bored."
"Then do a spell," Adam said like it was the most obvious thing in the world.
"Fine," She said, flipping through the pages and finding a spell to adapt.
"In this night and in this hour I call upon the ancient power.
Turn my boredom into fun, do it now let it be done"
Again, the two of them stayed quiet for a moment before Adam started laughing and Faye pouted.
"At least my spell wasn't lame," she said. "Give me money in a jar," she imitated and Adam looked at her pretending to be shocked.
"That was bitchy," he said, still pretending to be shocked.
"Oh get over it you baby," Faye said hitting him with a pillow. She then laughed at the look on Adam's face before she saw the evil look in Adam's eyes.
He calmly put down his bottle before moving the book onto the table before he grabbed his own pillow. Faye stood up.
"Now Adam..." she said slowly backing away.
"I was going to be nice because we were celebrating finding your family book" he said also standing up, "But this is war" he said a smile forming on his face as he came towards her.
Adam then tripped on the rug but managed to stay standing, Faye was laughing really hard as Adam tried to compose himself.
"I think someone has had a little too much to drink," she said still laughing slightly "Maybe you should take it easy before you hurt yourself" she added.
"I'm fine, minor setback," he said before moving closer to Faye, who was again backing away a smile still on her face.
"You'd never catch me," Faye told him as she moved around the other sofa, "Not much of a fair match," she added.
"Wanna bet?" Adam asked still moving towards her.
"And what would this bet involve?" she asked.
"How about the winner chooses at the end," he suggested before lunging for Faye who moved out of the way just in time.
"That all you've got?" she asked, backing into the hallway and disappearing.
"Damn it" Adam said moving cautiously out into the hallway and looking around the shadows to see if he could find Faye. He carried on into the dining room which led to the kitchen and looped back to the living room.
When Faye heard Adam walk into one of the chairs in the dining room she had to bit her bottom lip to stop a laugh from escaping, she had hidden around by the stairs where the door to the basement was. Carefully coming out from her hiding place she looked around in both directions before moving back into the living room, once in there she slipped behind the sofa they had been sat on earlier and looked in the direction of the kitchen.
Adam who had heard some movement walked back to the hallway, where Adam was coming from. Careful not to make any noise, Adam crept up to the sofa. Faye had just stood up curiosity getting the better of her and Adam quickly grabbed her, his arm wrapping around her waist. Faye let out a small scream before turning around and hitting Adam with the pillow, he just laughed and kept his hold on her. After a minute Faye stopped hitting Adam with the pillow and quickly leant in and kissed him, Adam froze and Faye slipped out from his arms running back into the hallway.
Adam stood there for a second still in shock before a smile formed on his face and he followed Faye out to the hallway. Again he couldn't see her and knew she had to have a hiding place somewhere out there, he quickly walked into the dining room through the kitchen and around into the living room. Watching he saw Faye come out from the shadows and move over to the dining room entrance to look for him.
Quickly he put the pillow down and again creeped up behind Faye, this time when he grabbed her he lifted her up slightly and laughed as she let out a small squeal and dropped her pillow on the floor. He moved them back to her hiding place as Faye wriggled in his arms trying to get out, once he got to the alcove he put Faye down but stood in the way so she couldn't get out.
"I guess I win," Adam said smiling and Faye rolled her eyes.
"You cheated," she pouted.
"How so?" he asked.
"It was a pillow fight, not put Faye in the corner."
"There were no rules obviously, you were playing dirty," he said and Faye pretended to look shocked.
"I did not, I never play dirty," she said, a smirk on her lips.
"So what was that kiss?" he asked.
"That was tactical" she told him innocently.
"Had it planned all along?" he asked stepping closer to her, as she shrugged.
"Maybe, maybe not," she said before Adam leaned down and kissed her. She quickly responded and her arms wrapped around Adam's neck as Adam's hands settled on her waist.
Faye felt anger in the kiss; the deep, bubbling fury under the surface from how she and Adam were always treated. It wasn't fair, her mother expecting so much of her. It wasn't fair that every thought of her as a heartless bitch and nothing else. It wasn't fair that they couldn't understand that her life was sometimes too painful to bear.
Trying to be what you want me to be
Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface
Don't what you're expecting of me
Put under the pressure of walking in your shoes
The alcohol taking over, Adam pressed Faye into the wall and hoisted her up, kissing her fiercely. She wrapped her legs around his waist. It was one of the first things that had felt right in a long time. He was so trapped, cornered by the obligations to take care of his dad. He could still remember talking about college plans with Diana, knowing that he could never have any future because that would mean his dad would lose the Boathouse, and he'd have nowhere to go.
Faye held on tightly to Adam, his shirt bunched up in her fists. She daringly bit down on his lower lip, eyes glinting. God, it was so nice to be able to do something right for once. With her mom nothing was right, and it was the same with the Circle. All she did was blunder around and ruin everything.
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow
Every step that I take is another mistake to you
Caught in the undertow, just caught in the undertow
Every second I waste is more than I can take
The two made their way out of the living room, slamming into walls and kissing passionately. Adam had his fingers entwined in Faye's hair, and she was gripping his shirt as tightly as she could. They could feel their skin bursting with energy, magic tingling under the surface and heating every moment a thousand times over. It was good to feel something after so long.
I've become so numb
I can't feel you there
Become so tired
So much more aware
As they crashed haphazardly up the stairs, Adam smirked. "Bedroom?"
"Hell, yes." Faye replied, recapturing his lips. It was about time.
I'm becoming this
All I want to do
Is be more like me
And be less like you
"Ready to work?" Diana asked, throwing an apron from the back room to Cassie. They'd just gotten to the Boathouse and Melissa had left a note, saying she would be back soon.
Cassie groaned. "I got fired from my last job, remember? Who says I'll be any better at this one?"
"You will, I promise. Just flirt with the customers and then they won't mind if you mess up their orders." Diana advised.
"Sure, that'll work." Cassie said. "Hey, where do you think Melissa went?"
Diana shrugged. "The note said she would be back soon, but that's all. Maybe Mr. Sanders showed up so she ran off or something."
"Probably. He's such a creeper." Cassie said, distractedly rifling through things on the counter for a notepad to write orders on.
"And because of you and your box set of Heroes I now see him as a serial killer." Diana said. Cassie laughed. "Thanks for that. I think a terrified expression is going to draw more attention than laughing."
"In what way? Laughing is louder… and a little meaner, since you'd be laughing at his ears."
"But he'd think I knew something about his sketchy life if I looked scared." Diana pointed out.
Just then Melissa ran over to them, panting. "Sorry, guys, we ran out of ketchup." To prove her point, she dumped an armful on the counter. "Mr. Conant hasn't ordered any in a while, apparently."
"You didn't miss much." said Cassie. 'We were just talking about Mr. Sanders."
Melissa stiffened. "Actually, I've been meaning to talk to you guys about him. I think we should try to break into his office and see if he has suspicious stuff in there."
"You really think that's a good idea?" Diana asked.
"Yeah, for all we know he keeps bodies in there." Cassie added.
"Bodies with their heads cut off and their brains gone!" Diana said dramatically, gasping.
Melissa said, "Ummm… okay?"
"I made her watch Heroes, and this guy in it who is a serial killer looks like Mr. Sanders." Cassie explained. "Still, it could be dangerous to break into his office. Are you really sure that we should?"
"I want answers." Melissa said. "I intend to get them, but I really don't want to go alone. Especially not after that comment about heads being cut off."
Diana shrugged, glancing at Cassie. "Who knows? It could be fun. Well, fun in a very illegal way…"
"Okay." Cassie said. She reached behind her back to tie her apron on. "What could possibly happen?"
Lucas and Ryder came marching through the woods and into a clearing, Claire and Dylan following behind. They approached an abandoned house, it looked like no one had lived in for years.
"This is it!" exclaimed Lucas "This is where the book is" he told everyone a massive grin spreading on his face. He ran forward and up the stairs heading for the front door.
"Wait!" Claire shouted Lucas stopped just before he opened the door.
"Don't go in there" Claire told him.
"What?" Lucas asked annoyed "The book's in there."
"I'm getting a really bad feeling," Claire admitted queasily, "I don't think any of us should go in there."
"What sort of feeling?" Ryder asked suspicious that Claire was just trying to stop them getting Blackwell's book of shadows.
"Bad magic, I can feel evil magic" Claire admitted, looking scared. "It feels like really strange magic, I think something really bad is going to happen if someone goes in there," She told them truthfully.
Ryder nodded; he could tell she wasn't lying. He turned and looked at Lucas waiting to see what he did. Lucas stood and thought for a minute before turning round and walking back down the stairs, he looked back at the house curiously.
"I can't feel anything." He said.
"Well you wouldn't would you," Dylan told him, "you know Claire is the only one with the ability to sense things like that."
Lucas nodded before turning round and staring meanly into Claire's eyes.
"You are telling me the truth aren't you?" He demanded, still staring at her. Claire nodded her head shakily, looking petrified of what her brother might do if he thought she was lying.
"Fine, let's go then," Lucas ordered, "No point wasting time, we will have to find another way to get this book, at least we know where it is. I'll find a spell which will either help get rid of this so called dark magic or that will give us the exact location of the book, I want this book and I will get it. I'm not going to be scared by some dark magic, we'll find another way to get Blackwell's book of shadows." Everyone nodded in agreement.
"Right well let's go back to the car and get back to the hotel then," Ryder suggested, all four of them started to walk back to where Lucas had parked the car.
"When we get back I want you to start researching how we're going to get past this and get the book Dylan."
"Bu-"Dylan started before he was interrupted by Lucas.
"No but's, you'll do as I told you too, now hurry up we need to get back to the hotel and work out what we're going to do next," Lucas replied angrily starting to walk faster, Ryder sped up to leaving Claire and Dylan trailing behind, doubting what their brothers were doing.
"I'm starting to think that this is a really dumb idea." Cassie whispered to Diana as they crept towards the door of Mr. Sander's office. "I'm getting a creepy vibe from standing near this room, let alone being in it."
"Shhhhhh!" Melissa hissed. "The janitor might still be here."
It was pitch black outside, nearly past ten o'clock. As it had gotten darker Cassie had become more and more hesitant to carry through with breaking in. As far as she was concerned everything bad that had ever happened had been at night, and sometimes it was in the school. Right now it was reminding her of prom.
Slowly they edged towards the door and until they were sure Mr. Sanders wasn't there. Melissa said, "Lock unlock?"
The other two nodded.
Letting out a frustrated huff, Cassie said, "Lock unlock!" more forcefully, tempted to use dark magic. "Lock. Unlock."
"Lock unlock!" Melissa tried.
Diana joined in with a hesitant, "Lock unlock…?"
"Lock unlock, dammit!" Cassie shouted at the door. "Well, this clearly isn't going to work. Why won't it unlock?"
"Maybe he safeguarded it." Melissa suggested. "I mean, he did know a lot about us, so maybe he knows how to block our power."
"Of course he does." Diana said, she was fed up of everyone seeming to have the upper hand over them.
Cassie rose from her crouching position by the door and peered in. "What's all that stuff?"
"Witch-related junk?" Melissa guessed. "There's that paper with your family tree… I swear, he's like one of those child molesters that looks people up online and stalks them."
"Thanks for that, I feel so safe." Cassie teased.
Diana was looking into the room as well. "Is that the sway he had the first day of class? Maybe he's actually using it for something… like getting magic. Maybe that's his plan."
"There has to be a way to get in there," Cassie said try the door again, but nothing happened. "You know I had a friend back in Los Angeles, well not really a friend but we talked sometimes since we were both sort of the losers of the school..."
"Cassie, does this story have a point?" Melissa asked.
"Yes actually it does. Our principal was a really big ass and took his cell away from him for no reason, so he decided to get revenge. The principal also had his office really locked, like impossible to get into, but one day he asked me to be lookout for him while he broke into the principal office. For some reason I agreed since I had nothing better to do and I watched him pick the lock."
"Interesting, but your point is?" Melissa asked.
"I think I get it," Diana said with a smile. "Since we can't break into his office the magical way, maybe we could do it the human way. That's what you were saying right?"
"Yeah," Cassie answered.
"Okay no way Diana actually got that. You told her with your mental link to make her look smarter than me." Melissa said looking at the two.
"Well maybe I got more of a feeling for what Cassie meant then you because of our link. It is a good point though. Cassie, can you do?" Diana turned to the blonde witch who gave them a look.
"Were you not listening to my story? I was the lookout. I'll contact Rob and ask him how he did it. We can come back here another day." Cassie said and then thought to Diana and make sure to see all of Mr. Sanders headless bodies. I wonder if he has Claire in there.
"Not funny Cassie," Diana said out loud causing Melissa to look at her, "Don't ask."
The two sisters started to walk towards the exit. "Hey Cassie," Melissa said causing the two to stop and look at her. "How does that story end? Did your friend get his revenge and get away with it?"
"Yes and no. He got his revenge, but we ended up both getting detention." Cassie told Melissa.
"Thanks that makes me feel really good." Melissa said and rolled her eyes.
Cassie laughed. "Hey this was your idea in this first place."
"Starting to wish it wasn't." Melissa said and then the three walked away from the office.
Claire and Dylan sat quietly as Ryder and Lucas chanted over a bowl of herbs and other magical artefacts. Since the first time had been a bust, they'd come back to try the spell again.
Claire watched as slowly a spot on the old map they had lit up. "Is… is that the old, creepy house we were near?" she asked hesitantly.
Lucas frowned. "Yes." Suddenly his face lit up with anger. "You're so stupid! You probably felt the energy from the book, and you were too dumb to realize what it was!"
Claire recoiled, wordlessly shaking her head.
"Maybe the house has something magical about it." Dylan quickly suggested. He carefully pulled his laptop over to where everyone was sitting. "Here, I'll search for it."
Everyone was silent as Dylan typed rapidly, occasionally clicking on something when he thought he'd found a connection to the house. Lucas was glowering at Claire, who inched closer to Dylan. Ryder was uninterested.
"Look, I found something." Dylan said. "According to this, it's the house where John Blackwell lived."
"See? I just felt his presence." Claire said defensively.
"It makes sense that he would hide it there. Did he live there while he was in town?" Ryder asked.
Dylan scrolled down the page he was on. "No, I don't think so. It's been abandoned for years and years, ever since he was presumed dead."
"So the book is still hidden from the Circle."
Ryder nodded. "They couldn't have possibly found it."
"That settles it." Lucas said. "Tomorrow we'll go there and search the house. Ryder and I will look inside while you two keep the Circle occupied. That, or at least keep watch outside in case they show up there."
Adam was already falling asleep at her side, but Faye couldn't quite shake the feeling that she was missing something. They hadn't read through the Book of Shadows much… and though she was expecting waves of regret for what had happened instead, Faye felt nothing. In fact, there was a warm feeling in her stomach, something that made sense. For once her life made a little bit of sense. Deciding to add more sense to it, she rolled over on the guest bed and grabbed the Book of Shadows, flipping through it quietly in hopes she could quiet the restless thoughts in her mind. Her bare skin froze at it came into contact with the air, and she pulled the sheets back over her body.
Suddenly a loose piece of paper fell out; Faye instantly recognized her mother's looping cursive. The top read, "To reveal hidden truth" and next to the spell she saw a sketch of the skull. Quickly scanning the spell's lines made it obvious that it was for finding what the skull truly wanted. "Adam!"
"What?" He mumbled groggily. He was sure that she was about to freak out and tell him that nothing ever happened.
She shoved the paper in front of him. "Look! Look at what I found!"
"What?" he took the paper and quickly scanned it. "Is this what I think it is…?"
"Yeah, it is."
In minutes they were both up, pulling on whatever clothes they could find, racing to get to the car.
Won't you come out?
We could paint the town red
Kill a little time
You can sleep when you're dead
Adam could feel his heart pounding. He was still as afraid of the skull as he'd ever been, but he desperately wanted to know what it was trying to get him to do. He just wanted it away from him, so it couldn't keep worming its way into his head and trying to take him over.
'Cause it isn't over yet
Get it out of your head
Faye felt empowered. Finally, they would figure out what the skull wanted. Finally, her life was regaining order. She was regaining control. She was also certain that what had happened with Adam hadn't been the wrong choice. Together they were both going to be able to fix their lives. She hoped that maybe she could become who she'd been before everything had happened; Chance Harbour's resident bad girl and badass. It would be so much easier to get over Jake if she could act like she didn't care, like she was aloof and detached. It was like bargaining with fire, but she wanted it.
Chase a few hearts
We could leave 'em in shreds
Meet me in the gutter
Make the devil your friend
"When we do this spell, we're only doing it to see what the skull wants." Adam warned her. "We're not going to do what it wants if it's dangerous."
"Sure, of course not." Faye said lightly. "But if it wants something bad, can we still get power from it?"
"It's dangerous." Adam repeated harshly.
Just remember what I said
'Cause it isn't over yet
"You trust me, don't you?" Faye asked. "I can promise you I'll find a safe way to get power from it, okay?"
He was obviously reluctant, but nodded begrudgingly.
"Good." She smirked. "We'll finally show them that we're not worthless, and we're not to be brushed aside. Maybe I can even raise my grades…"
Still, the thought was empty and cold. Faye knew, just like Adam did, that if the skull had that much power there was a good chance that no one in the Circle would want to speak to them, especially if they found out where the power came from. They would be alone.
Of course, it wasn't so different from what they had now.
Say you have a little faith in me
Just close your eyes and let me lead
Follow me home
To where the lonely ones roam
Anonymous review replies:
SkySamuelle: thank you, we're glad that you like how the characters interacted and that we're following the S2 storylines. Dawn was a crappy parent, but we're hoping to involve her in her children's lives—both real and the one she's legal guardian of :)
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Adelkis Garcia: I know Cassie seems depressed but to be fair, she lost her mother, her father, and her sister. Basically she's an orphan with powers that make her evil, and not once during the entire show did she break down. We figured that it would have to get to her eventually. Also, I know the show was about a love triangle, but we want to focus on other characters as well, like Melissa. She didn't have much of a storyline before, so we're trying to give her one.
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Kiley: Thank you! Of course we'll keep going, we've got enough planned for 22 episodes/chapters
BaconLuvva: Ummmm... once again, thank you. Yes, there was a lot of crying.
lily: I'm glad you liked the cliffhanger. Yeah, the sister relationship is definitely fun to write, and it's a good change from the love triangle. That's great that you think it's in character, we try so hard to stay true to the show!
BaconLuvva: Yay, vials are fun :)
Luz: I'm glad you like the new teacher, a lot of other people seemed to like him too, so that's a good sign. Relations with Grant? Hmmmm... maybe.
Stephanie: We try to keep to character as much as possible, so we're sorry if you think they act like the characters in the book. Hopefully we'll get better at keeping everyone in character with time.
Chapter 5 (there were lot of people who left "Guest" as there name for this ch):
Guest: Yeah, there are a few typos, but we're glad you like it despite that.
Guest: I believe Diana and Cassie talked it out in chapter 6, if you haven't read that yet.
Guest: thank you!
Guest: We're still unsure as to which romance will flourish and which won't, but there's a good chance there will be some Cassie/Adam action.
Guest; I'm glad you liked the cliffhanger :)
Guest: I can't telly you anything about Sanders yet, aside from what you already know. As for Grant... he's going to come back, just not this season. Yeah, the skull Adam has is the one that was Blackwell's, so I guess it could have belonged to Francis Balcoin.
PurpleDot1148: Thank you, glad you liked it!
Guest: So happy to hear that you like it :)
Olivia: Glad to hear you like all the new characters :) yeah, Faye can be bitchy, but who says that can't change?
BaconLuvva: Love the enthusiasm :) that's cool that you know the bacon song. Meekakitty is amazing.
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Guest: Well, maybe Cassie likes Jake... you never know. Yeah, Faye and Adam are developing a good friendship, aren't they? Glad you liked the Faye/Diana scene :)
lily: Oh, I'm sorry you didn't like the breakup :( still, Cassie reacted that way because she does still have some feelings for him. But you never know, they could always get back together. Glad you liked the breakup comforting, though :)
Marta: We'll try our best, but we already have a pre-planned outline for the season that we can't change much.
Note: As mentioned before, we have an outline for the entire season, and we can't change too much stuff. We're sorry about not being able to satisfy everyone, since we can't have Cassie with both Adam and Jake at the same time, or Faye and Cassie both with Jake, etc. However, we're trying our best to have a little of every pairing that was in the show or that you gusy seem to prefer.
Again, please feel free to go on tumblr and twitter as well, and ask us anything that you want to know, or leave suggestions. We also take prompts for oneshots, if anyone wants to request a Fayan fic (or any other couple) or has a general idea that they just can't put into words.
Thank you so much for all the support you've shown, we really appreciate it.