Wow, I haven't written a story in a long time. I was starting to write my own story but it start to drag on and I was up until three o'clock in the morning. Apparently they like to do their Emergency Alert Testing's at this time, and it's interrupting my Wizards. Smh.
Disclaimer: I don't own Wizards of Waverly Place
Chapter 6: Wizards
"Wizard?" I whispered out. One minute I was fully conscious and the next all I could see was blackness."Alex?" I heard a voice call out. I groaned. Why did I feel like I've been on a floor for hours? I sat up, my neck was stiff and my back hurt like crazy. "Alex."
I opened my eyes to see Mason. He smiled. Why was I still here with him? Where was Justin and Harper?
"Where are we?" I asked, quickly getting up and almost tripping over myself, trying to get away from him. He was back to looking normal, but I still knew how this could end. And wasn't he suppose to kill me? Did he kill Justin and Harper, and take me to some old abandoned place to murder me!? "Don't come any closer!"
"Love, don't be like that. I'm the same Mason you've always known me as. You've seen me like that before."
"I'm not suicidal. You're a wolf! A werewolf! That's not safe!" I wasn't stupid! "Where's Justin?" I panicked, frantically looking around. "You didn't eat him did you!?"
"Oh please," he shrugged, rolling his eyes. "wizard's don't taste as good as mortals-"
"You ate Harper!?"
"Of course not! She's your best friend, I wouldn't put you through that... now Justin on the other hand..."
"Where are we?" I asked, finally taking detail of where we were. It looked like an old dome or palace setting, looking like there hadn't have been any human interaction in ages.
"Alex, when we were dating before, I gave you a necklace. That necklace was charmed, so that who ever wore it, it would glow if they truly loved the person that gave it to them. You threw that necklace, and we were never able to find it. If we can find it now, we can finally figure out the truth to if you love me, and I can prove to you that I love you."
Not possible. No necklace could do such a thing. He was lying. The look in his eyes were pure honesty though...
"...what direction did I throw it in?"
We searched the entire place for a good hour before the glowing reappeared right in front of me, making me back up on instinct. Justin and Max were standing there, looking around frantically. They noticed us and started walking over slowly, never taking their eyes off Mason.
"Hey Mason, long time no see." Max said as they finally reached us, crossing his arms.
"Hello, Max. Good to see you." Mason responded, nodding in Max's direction but not taking his eyes off Justin. Okay, what was this, a staring contest?
"You know, I wish you were cool with me like your little brother," Mason said, his face a look of pure innocence.
"You're right. You and I are not cool. Now back away from my sister," Justin said lethally, pushing Mason back and grabbing onto my arm, pulling me towards him. I was having enough of this.
I pulled away from Justin who looked shocked, then his face turned emotionless. "Justin, stop. Mason told me that before, he gave me a true love necklace. I need to find it. To prove..." what was I trying to prove. That I loved Mason? That I didn't love? I didn't know what I wanted.
Justin reached out again, grabbing onto my arm and pulling me towards him, until Mason grabbed onto my other arm, and I heard a cracking sound. "Ow! Alright, now that's my throwing arm," I warned, trying to get out of both of their grips.
"She's not going anywhere!" Mason shouted, letting go of my hand. His face had turned from his charming British boy face to one of a ferocious beast, one that I hadn't seen before. And hopefully one that I didn't have to see again.
"Aw cool," Max said, walking over. "Mason's a pure werewolf now. And boy, is he scary. But it's a good thing that I know I'm not going to get hurt, because we are friends now. Right Mason?"
Mason growled as he started to crouch. Justin pulled me behind him, my grip on his arm tightening even more. I heard myself let out a slight whimper as Mason took a step towards us.
"Alex, go find the necklace." Justin said, his voice even. What!? He wanted me to leave him at a time like this!?
"Go find the necklace. Now."
I released his arm slowly, backing away towards where Max was climbing up the side of the bars attached to the wall.
I turned around to see Mason try to latch his hand onto Justin's shoulder, but Justin was faster, ducking underneath and turning around, kicking Mason in the back and sending him to the ground.
"Alex! I think I found the necklace!" Max shouted, reaching out for a rusted chain. Wow, had it really been that long? His fingernails scratched it and it started falling right above me. I caught it and turned around again, seeing Justin's shirt had been half teared off, and the same for Mason.
"Justin! Mason!" I shouted at them, but they didn't listen at all. Ugh! I looked around, finding one of the rocks that Max had been throwing. I lifted the largest one up, hurling it at the duo. It hit Mason in the back and he turned around, growling before I raised my eyebrows at him. He looked taken back, then stopped, looking down. Ha, yeah. Not so tough now are you.
"Is this it?" I asked, holding it up to him. He nodded. I looked over to find Justin who was standing behind Mason, looking at me with an emotion in his eyes that I couldn't tell. Mason took the necklace from me, lifting it above my head and placing it around my neck, his hairy hands softly brushing against my skin. I shuddered, then took a step back, staring down at it. It was glowing, but then slowly dimmed. What did that mean?
"You don't love me."
When he said those words, I didn't know what I wanted. But I knew what I needed. I nodded, taking another step back, fumbling with the heart. His entire form went from werewolf back to human in a second, making it easier for me to face him. Why couldn't he have been a actual werewolf, like the dog?
"Mason, I-" but before I could finish, he swung his arm back, taking Justin by surprise, knocking him onto the ground and holding him there around his neck. I heard myself gasp before my hand shot out towards both of them, and the next thing I knew, Mason was on the ground, curling up into a ball and whining out.
"What did I do!?" I panicked, running over to both of them, putting my hands on Justin who was now sitting up, gasping for breath but looking at Mason with wide eyes.
"What were you thinking before you... before Mason went like that?" Justin gasped out in heavy pants, his hands running through his hair. I looked back at Mason, who was becoming stiller by the moment. Oh god, did I kill him!?
"I don't know! I was thinking why couldn't he have been an actual dog wolf so that I could look at him! I just thought it! Why is he like this!?" I asked, but stopped talking once I saw what was happening. Mason was doing that faint glow that they all did, until suddenly instead of the guy I thought I was in love with on the ground, wasn't a guy at all.
He was a wolf.
"Are you alright." Justin asked, his voice filled with sadness. I turned my head to look at him as he sat down on the steps next to me. I was still sitting in the same spot for the past two hours. This was all my fault.
"No." I said quietly. Everyone seemed to be angry, nothing was going right. Nothing was making sense. "Are you?"
Justin sat up a little straighter, a smile tugging onto his lips before he was frowning again. "You're... boyfriend, just turned into a wolf and wandered off into the woods... and you're asking me if I'm okay."
I shrugged. He wasn't freaking out. I wasn't freaking out. "You're keeping me calm..." I wandered off. "He loved me."
"Alex. He loved you. That doesn't mean you need to love him back. Don't feel pressured into feeling that way. He was your boyfriend. There wasn't anything you could have done to make you feel the same way he did." His arm wrapped around my shoulder and I leaned my head on his chest.
"Promise me we'll find normal people who'll love us," I whispered, not even sure if he was able to hear me.
"We're not normal people."
"Alex, I need to tell you something. But I think it would be easier if I showed you. We need to go home." he said, helping me stand and holding onto my hand.
How were we suppose to get home? I didn't even know how he got here. What if we were stranded here!?
"I don't know how you're going to react to this. If you want just close your eyes." He said, and for a second, I really thought he was going to...kiss me again. Not that I was complaining-
"Woah!" I said, wobbling a little once my feet hit the floor again. I turned towards Justin to see that we were back into the kitchen in the substation at home. "How did you do that? And why are we going into the freez- holy..." I trailed off.
It was like an entire different world! And it was terrifying!
Maybe showing Alex that we were wizards was a bad idea... She ran over towards the wizard portal, flailing her arms out.
"Why is this window lopsided!?" she grabbed the handle, pulling it open, causing the fog to come towards her. "You have a closet of fog!" she screamed out, walking towards the couch and potions on the other side of the room. "And why is this gargoyle wearing sunglasses!? What is going on!?" she whined out, and I thought she was going to have a panic attack.
I grabbed hold of her arm, pulling her towards me and taking her face into my hands gently. Her eyes were wide and she grabbed onto my shirt. "Oh my god, you are a wizard!"
I chuckled slightly, nodding as I pushed away hair that fell around her face. She looked confused for a moment. "What about Max? And mom and dad? Are they wizards?"
Should I tell her? Well if I didn't it would probably confuse her... and she might do something she regrets later on without even noticing it. "No, mom and dad aren't. Dad was once one, but when he married mom, who was a mortal, he had to give up his powers to be with her."
She blinked, shaking her head. "Am I..."
"I killed Mason!? The human Mason?" She screamed, grabbing onto her hair. I shook my head frantically. Okay, we may need some more explaining time.
"Of course not. You just turned him into an actual wolf. It was bound to happen sometime..." I trailed off. What did I know about werewolves. Well...
"How long have I been a..."
"From around the age of 8. That's when you first developed your powers... Max was one also... but we had a competition, I guess you could call it that... you won. You and I are full wizards." Hopefully that made some sense.
She sat down on the couch, stiff, the necklace swaying softly. Maybe that was the best thing that could have happened. I was going to get her back, and I would stop at nothing.
"Alex. This doesn't change anything about you. You are still the same person-"
"I know." She said, sighing and removing the necklace. "So what's up with this necklace. Is it charmed or something?" I nodded. "So what would happen if you put it on someone." She questioned innocently.
Well obviously if I put it on her it would hopefully glow. Only one way to find out. I gently took it out of her grasp, lifting up the necklace to put around her neck. Her breathing was ragged again, staring at me with doe like eyes. Was she really that nervous? I slowed my movement. "I don't have to do this if you don't want me too, Alex. I know this is a lot to take in, and I know I still have a lot to explain to you."
She shook her head, her gaze turning towards the ground for a moment before her eyes met mine once more. "Please," she whispered, and I almost forgot all about the necklace and was about to kiss her again, but I knew that wouldn't be the wisest thing to do right now.
"Justin!" Dad's voice rang throughout the room, causing us to jump apart, the necklace dropping onto the ground. I growled. This was going to be harder than I thought. I grabbed Alex's hand and dragged her back into the sub station kitchen where Dad was walking out the last customer.
"Yes?" I asked impatiently, Alex's grip on my hand tightening when he turned around staring at us intently.
"What were you doing in there," he asked with a strange look on his face. I rolled my eyes.
"I was just showing her the wizard lair." I told him as she nodded, moving in closer to me.
"We're going to have a talk later." He said, somewhat glaring at me. He didn't like it at all. After everything that we've been through, he still didn't want Alex and I to be a couple. I nodded tightly, then walked passed him with Alex in tow, right out the door.
"Will you tell me more about you know... magic," she whispered the last part, looking around. I chuckled softly, releasing her hand and throwing my arm around her shoulder, walking down the back alley.
"I'll tell you whatever you want to hear, Alex."
It is almost four in the morning over here now, and I'm so thirsty but I don't want to get up because I'd wake the dog in the process. I've been listening to Olivia Holt's Had Me At Hello song and it's been in my head for days. To bad the Internets not working so I can pick a new song. It's been on repeat for the past two hours. Shame.