Author's Note: Here's the sequel I promised. This story is dedicated to my friend LuMezenga who had the main idea for the plot. Again I do not own anything, all those rights go straight to Joseph Delaney. Hope you like it. Read and review it.
Chapter 17: Final Consequences
When I woke up, I felt something besides me. I looked around and notice that Tom was sleeping next to me and that we were in our hotel room's bed. I got up trying to understand what was happening. I remembered what had happened when I looked at my clothes. There were a lot of blood stains still. I took a quick bath and changed my clothes. Tom hadn't woken up, but he had some bruises all over his body and his hair was wet with blood in the spot he'd hit his head.
I sat on the bed feeling strange. Something more than just Fiend's end had happened. When I met with Fiend, he had said that his sons and daughters would suffer consequences if he died, but nothing had happened to me and yet I was feeling different. Tom finally woke up. He sat next to me and smiled.
"Hey… Are you okay?" I asked.
"Yes… How about you?" he replied.
"I'm fine, but I would like to know how we got here," I said.
"When I woke up at the church, I saw you lying next to me and no one else. I thought you were dead. I didn't know what happened, so I just took you to the hotel. The owner wasn't here, so I got in with no problems."
I nodded and told Tom exactly how Stefan and I killed Fiend and how he and Mab went to hell. He was shocked at first, but relieved after all. Tom changed his clothes, and then we packed and left the hotel with the sun rising again. We left some money to the owner even though we didn't know where he was. Finally, we left Little Wismming and we were sure we didn't want to come back there. Our job was done and thankfully we wouldn't have to deal with Fiend ever again. We walked towards Anglezarke during the whole morning and we got to Old Gregory's house by lunch time. Tom and I were starving and we could smell a hot meal waiting for us.
Old Gregory was the one who opened the door and I could notice a small smile on his lips. He looked much better. I guessed it was because Stefan got out of his mind when I released him a few days before. Old Gregory welcomed us in and led us to the kitchen. Meg and Andrew were very happy to see us and luckily we didn't have to wait too much to eat. After lunch, Andrew got back to work, Old Gregory took Tom away to talk about what happened and I stayed in the kitchen with Meg to help her with the dishes.
When we finished she sat on her chair and asked me to sit next to her.
"Are you feeling okay, Alice?" she asked me.
"I'm fine Meg, why are you asking?" I replied confused.
"From the moment you passed through the door, I could feel that something is wrong, but I can't see what."
"Well, I feel fine, but I expected something to happen after Stefan killed Fiend and went to hell. However, I feel different, like I'm weaker or something, but I don't think that's something to worry because the past days haven't been easy and I haven't been eating properly," I said.
Meg got up and asked me to do the same. She put both of her hands around my head and I closed my eyes.
"Relax, Alice. Clear your mind," Meg said.
I had no idea of what she was doing, but I tried to do what she had said. When she let me go, she sat back down worried.
"Meg, tell me. What did see?" I said concerned.
"Alice, stay calm. I want you to try to light up the fire with a spell," she said slowly.
I looked at the fireplace and muttered the spell. Nothing happened, I tried again and again. Nothing. I got nervous and tried to do other spells but nothing worked. Every time I tried to do a new spell, I felt tired and weak. I finally gave up and sat on a chair and looked at Meg.
"What is happening to me? What does this mean? Why can't I do the spells anymore?" I asked almost in tears.
"Alice, I'm afraid that this is the consequence for you because of Fiend's death."
"I'm not dead, but I lost my…" I couldn't finish my sentence.
"Yes, Alice" Meg said looking at me "You lost your power. You're powerless and that means you are no longer a witch."
To be continued…
Final Author's Note: This is it everyone, but don't worry it's not the end. A third story is being written right now, so you can wait for the first chapter in the beginning of next week ok? Hope you liked to read this story as much as I did writing it and thank you for reading it and leaving a review, it just keeps me motivated to continue writing.