It's been a year since that fateful night with Michael and I've been spending every moment I can with him. He makes me the happiest and I just feel a gravitational pull towards him. Like he was my Soulmate. For the past year, I've been dreaming more frequently about witches and warlocks and fighting the same dark creature from my first dream. Each time happening in a different place and time.

Since today marks the first day of spring what better way to spend than doing some spring cleaning. My room looks as if a hurricane passed through and I was left to pick up the pieces. The process of cleaning and reorganizing the room took a great amount of time and physical power. After what seemed like an hour of nonstop cleaning and organizing, I finally finished. A wave of exhaustion hits me making me flop down on my bed, unable to move. I hear my mother's footsteps come up the stairs and stop at my door.

"What's up, mom?"

"Come to the garden," she said. "I need to tell you something."

I let out a breath of air and sit up. I slip my feet into my fuzzy slippers and head downstairs to the garden. I slide the back door open and automatically feeling the heat from the sun. It is a nice day outside. Mom was sitting on a pillow in the middle of our garden. I sat in front of her, wondering what she wants to tell me. Her eyes are closed, and her breath is slow.

"Chenoa you are a powerful being. A gift from the divine. It's time for you to learn how to use your powers and fulfill your destiny. I am sending you to a school that will help you take control. They are coming to pick you up in an hour I need you to pack your things," she spoke.

"Mom, what are you talking about?"

"The place I'm sending you is Miss Robichaux's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, they are a school of witches. They will help you better than I can. Trust me Chenoa."

I look at her for a few minutes. I nod and get up from my spot on the ground and go to pack my things. My mother's words play in my mind over and over. I don't know how I feel about leaving her. I'm scared.

Then suddenly, I think of Michael. I curse silently and run out of my house to talk to Michael. I knock on the door, waiting for someone to answer. The door opens and there stands Michael. I smile and hug him. He stood there for the moment processing what is happening. His arms wrap around my waist.

"Chenoa, what is wrong?"


"Then why are you here?"

"I wanted to see you and talk to you about something."

I look at him and he looks at me. The man was gorgeous. He pulls me into the house and closes the door behind me. He grabs my face and kisses me. I melt into his kiss, almost forgetting what I had to tell him. I break away from his lips, taking a few breaths.

"Michael I'm leaving."

He looks at me confused," What do you mean?"

"I'm going to be away for a while— "

"What? Why?"

"I'm doing some extra research for my job to get promoted," mentally facepalm, nice lie Chenoa.

"When will you be back?"

I smile, "Soon. I will come back. I could never be away from you for too long."

"I have something for you, wait here!"

Michael runs off into the living room to get something. I peek around the corner to see what he is doing. He grabbed a box from the table and turns around hiding the object behind his back. I grin, wondering what is behind his back.

"Whatcha got there hun?"

"I gift for my queen."

He pulls a black box from behind him and opens it in front of me. There before me is a beautiful black heart-shaped necklace with leaf designs. I am completely shocked by it. I look at him, his face was glowing and smiling.

"Michael, it's beautiful. Is it for me?"

"Of course, silly it's for you."

He takes the necklace out of the box and I turn around so that he can put it on me. I feel the cold metal meet my skin, sending goosebumps down my chest. Once it was on, I turned around to look at him.

Michael stares at me with a shine in his eyes. I wonder what he is thinking about? Though something did bug me about the necklace. It looks expensive.

"Michael I can't thank you enough—"

Just before I could finish my sentence, he grabs my hands and stares me down. My words were caught in my throat. There is this overwhelming energy coming from that makes me nervous. What's going on?

Michael speaks, "Chenoa I know we've only been together for a year now, but I can't think of a life without you by my side. As my queen."

I smile when he calls me his queen. He calls me the most beautiful pet names that I love. One day he'd call me his queen and the next I would be his angel; however, he only calls me that when he is in a sarcastic mood.

Confusion clear on my face, I ask, "What are you saying?"

"Will you marry me?"

At that moment complete and utter shock consumed me. Did he just ask me to be his wife? Who would want to marry me? I'm boring and a complete nerd, especially when it comes to Star Wars. My true colors show then.

"Are you sure you want to marry me?"

"I have no doubt that you will be a wonderful wife."

I smile, having a newfound sense of courage. "Yes! I'll marry you."

We hugged each other tightly. I couldn't believe I was going to get married. How will I explain this to mom?

Thank you so much for being patient and waiting for another chapter of this story to come out. Life got in the way for a while and I didn't want to come back with nothing prepared. Just to clarify a few things. I will be continuing the story, however, the chapters will take a little longer to come out due to me trying to edit and fix grammar to the best of my ability. I'm not as good as some writers out there, but I try my best and continue to grow.

I do have some good news though. After the release of Mortal Kombat 11 (I absolutely love the franchise. Scorpion is hubby) I will be releasing a Mortal Kombat fanfiction that will be on this website and AO3. However, I won't be posting until it is finished and then I'm going to work on its sequel.