AN: For Xan's Times of Day Challenge. 104 Words.


Cissy always loved Midnight. Midnight was the Witching Hour, the time when spells and potions were at their most potent, when people could hide their true natures in the darkness of the night. Become someone else.

Like she did. Every night, when Bella and Meda were away at school. She closed her eyes and imagined the feel of Bella's thick curls bouncing around her shoulders, changed her sapphire orbs to chips of onyx and then whirled around in a wild, dangerous dance. Bella's dance.

For a few precious minutes at Midnight, Cissy changed. She let herself stop being Cissy and be Bella instead.