Title: Minerva's Unexpected Quest

Chapter 30: Flower Power

"I wish that Alice-san was here," Minerva told her father a couple of days after she had captured the Sword Card.

"I'm sure that she would most likely be excited," her father said to her and Minerva laughed.

It was Track Day and Minerva had been talked into taking part. Not that she minded, she liked running.

"Your father has decided that he's going to take part," the maid told her.

Minerva got all excited, "Oh is that true, dad?"

"Yes, it is," her father said.

"Oh this is great, dad, you're the best runner ever."

Her father ruffled her hair and then disappeared.

Minerva hoped that Kero was behaving himself. She had left him at home so that he wouldn't get seen by her dad. She was sure that he would freak out if he saw Kero and she didn't want to freak him out. He had already been worried when the maid had passed out and she was sure that he didn't buy into the story that she told him. However he didn't mention it anymore and Minerva was grateful.

"Your going to be fine," the maid said, smiling at her.

"Thanks," Minerva said and then she went off to get ready.

She was thankful that her old school had allowed her to compete. Of course someone that went to the school all the time was also running and Minerva was doing it more for the fun part. She went to change into her shorts and shirt and that's when she saw Teddy and his father. They weren't looking for her, she didn't think, but she saw him. When she got changed she ran over to them and tapped Teddy on the shoulder.

"Minerva," he said, "What are you doing here?"

"Silly, I live here," Minerva said, "So what are you two doing here?"

"Well dad's on important stuff and he brought me with him," Teddy said, "Everything is so different here."

"I can imagine," Minerva said, "Oh is Sarah here?"

"Nope, still in England," Teddy answered and Minerva frowned, "Oh don't worry, we'll let her know what happened. She'll go insane if she finds out that I knew what happened and didn't tell her."

Minerva laughed and said, "I'm sure that she would go nuts."

"So how has your summer been," Remus asked her.

"Great except that I miss mom," Minerva told him.

"It does get better," Remus told her.

"Thanks," Minerva said and then the bell whistled, "Well I better get going. See you later."

"Good luck," Teddy called out as Minerva left.

The race started five minutes later and Minerva had shot ahead of everyone. Cheers rang as Minerva left the other runners behind. However as she crossed the finish line she noticed a flower falling. She picked it up and when she stood up she saw that it was raining flowers.

"What's going on," Minerva called out but no one heard her as the pile of flowers got higher and higher.

Minerva called Kero at once and thankfully he picked up.

"Kero it's raining flowers," Minerva told him.

"Do you sense anything," Kero asked.

"Looking to Kero for answers, "Eli said and Minerva turned to see him standing there.

"Why can't you leave me alone," Minerva asked him.

"Is that kid there," Kero asked.

"Yeah," Minerva answered.

"Minerva, you must use your magic and find out what's doing this. I've got a feeling that it's the Flower Card but you need to see for yourself."

"Thanks," Minerva said and hung up.

"Good luck with that," Eli said, "Because soon all the cards will be mine."

Minerva hissed at him and then activated her magic.

"FLY!" Minerva screamed and wings sprouted out of her back.

She took off and soon she was in a downpour of flowers. Suddenly there was a gust of wind and that's when she saw it. A woman was dancing and as she did more flowers came out. She called Kero at once.

"I think I found it," Minerva told him.

"Does she have corkscrew hair and when she dancing around flowers come out?" Kero asked.

"Yes," Minerva answered.

"Then its Flower alright," Kero said, "You must capture her."

"Got yah," Minerva said and she landed. "I command you to return to your-what."

Flower grabbed her and started dancing with her, a smile on her face. Minerva couldn't believe this was happening. She broke free and raised the staff again.

"I command you to return to your power confinement…FLOWER!"

She brought the staff up and Flower turned into pure energy and then was gone.

Along with the flowers.

"Thank god that's over," Minerva said.

111111111111111

"Great work, Minerva," a figure said, "Your mother would be so proud of you."

He watched Minerva leave and smiled. With a wave of his hand, he was gone.

11111111111111

"Minerva, are you alright," Teddy asked her.

"Yeah, I'm fine," Minerva told him.

"Where's your father at," Remus asked.

"Right here," her father answered and then said, "Well looks like no running."

Minerva yawned and said, "I'm really tried right now."

"Well then let's leave so that you can take a nap," her father told her, "I'll see you both around later."

"Later, what do you mean?"

"I've invited Remus and Teddy over for dinner," her father said, "I hope that you don't mind."

"Absolutely not," Minerva said and they left.

111111111111

Note: I will have Chapter 31 up soon, so expect it. I'm not letting another update go as long as Chapter 29 did. Next up: Dinner