Title: Alisa's Story
Summary: Alisa makes a choice that will change her life forever. This is the first of many stories about her training to become the Rowenwand witch that she knows that she has to be and everything that will happen to her, both good and bad.
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To allison lightning : Thanks for your review and this is the final chapter of my story. I'm planning on writing a sequel but it's going to take some time. I hope to see you around when I write that one.
Chapter 16: Back Home
It took me most of the night to get back to my grandmother's house. Unlike last time I didn't call my dad to tell him that I was alright. I knew that he would be even madder then before but I didn't care. I was tired of people telling me that I was making it up about my mother and keeping me from following the path that I was destined to lead. When I knocked on Sam's door he answered it.
"Alisa," he exclaimed. "What-."
"I ran away from home again," I told him, cutting him off. "Can I come in?"
He moved aside so that I could pass.
"Evelyn, told us what happened when she got back," Sam told me when he had gotten some breakfast in me. "I had no idea how bad it was."
"I didn't know that dad was going to do that to me," I told him, shaking my head. "He just doesn't get it that I need this. I feel like I'm dying inside when I can't practice Wicca."
Sam nodded in understanding.
"So how has things been since I left?"
"Rocky," Sam said. "Charlie's former girlfriend wants to take over as High Priestess when Evelyn can't do the job anymore, but she told her no. She wants to give it to you once you've trained."
"Like that's going to happen," I said. "My father is determined that I never learn anymore Wicca and I just couldn't take it anymore."
Sam patted me on the shoulder.
"So how long are you going to be here?"
"Until I feel like I'm ready to leave," I answered. "I want to learn as much as I can here before I feel ready to return home."
Sam's face brightened.
"Then you might be here all summer," he said.
I grinned at him.
"You could say that."
After breakfast Sam drove me to my grandmother's house. Sam opened the door and we both entered the house. My grandmother was busy working on something when I walked in and she smiled at me when she saw me.
"I'm guessing your father doesn't know that your here," she said.
"No, I figure he'll figure out where I am," I told her. "But I don't care. I can't take him sending me to a shrink or telling me that it's all in my mind. So I came back where I'm wanted."
She got up and I found myself in a hug.
I got to stay in my mother's old room, which were once again filled with the books that she had let me borrow. I pulled out the one that I had been reading and was surprised that my place was still marked. I grinned and started reading again.
"Alisa, your dad's on the phone," Sam called out two days after I had arrived at my grandmother's house.
I had been reading the section in Herbology that Charlie's father wanted me to read and came down to get the phone.
"Don't hi me," my father snapped, making me jump. "It took me two days to find this blasted number and all you can do is say hi."
I knew my father was angry with me.
"I want you back home," he ordered.
"No," I told him. "I'm fine here and I'll be back before summer ends."
"Like hell you will," my father snarled. "If you don't come back I'll list you as a runaway."
"Fine," I said. "I don't care."
And I hung up, ending a horrible chapter in my life. Of course I knew that after this moment that my life with my father would never be the same.
TO BE CONTINUED...