A/N: Sorry about how I haven't been posting new chapters a lot lately. I'll probably be working on a lot until new year, because I'm stuck with my entire family in North Carolina, which is super boring :/. Anyway, here's the new chapter. I hope you all like it!
A few days later, me and Warren were going to get breakfast at the drive thru before school. I got an egg biscuit and some oprange juice, which Warren paid for. I ate as we drove on our way to school.
"You know," I began after I finished my breakfast as we drove down the road, "I'm really glad were together."
"Me too," said Warren, smiling at me.
I smiled back happily. This was the happiest I had been in a very long time. In the back of my head though, I was worried about Oshiri. After last time, with the hired assassins, I had to be prepared for anything. I always liked to read books about different types of magic, as it was quite fun, plus it helped to make me far more powerful. (I had read a book on water and ice magic a few months ago, which had turned out quite helpful when Oshiri was hiding in that bell tower. This was often the case with the magic books I read.) The night before, I had gone to the magic shop and bought three new books to read, on telekinesis, aura, and lightning. Hopefully, if Oshiri tried anything, the techniques I learned in them, as well as the skilss I already had, would help me win.
We arrived at school. We got out of the car and walked up to my friends, who were talking outside of the school.
"Good morning, Erika," they all greeted me.
"Good morning," I replied cheerfully, still in a very good mood.
"So, what are you up to?" Amy asked me.
"Not too much," I replied. "I bought a bunch of new magic books, so I'll probably read those some."
"Well, a bunch of us are going to the Bronze tonight if you want to go," said Xander.
"Yeah, sure," I replied.
"What kind of books did you buy?" Willow asked me.
"Two about lightning and telekinesis, which I already obviously know, but I want to get stronger in, and a book on auras," I replied.
"That' cool," said Willow.
"I heard it's a themed party tonight," said Buffy.
"Yeah," replied Marcie. "I think it's a island theme."
"That's cool," said Oz.
"Are you sure?" asked Xander. "I heard they changed it because a giant inflatable palm tree caught fire and burned the decorations or something?"
"You CAN'T be serious?" Amy asked with a sense of disbelief at how absurd he sounded.
"well, we can ask around and find out," said Willow
"Well, we can meet up after school and get ready," I suggested.
After we were all done talking, we went inside and headed to class.
It was a pretty boring day. After the first few classes, I went to lunch with my friends and we all talked some more. Afterwards, I went to the rest of my classes until the end of school.
After school, I walked into the library.
"Hello Erika," Giles greeted me. "Are you ready for your training today?"
"Yeah, I am," I replied.
"Ok," said Giles. "As soon as Buffy gets here, we shall begin."
After a few minutes, Buffy showed up. We trained for about two hours, then left to meet up with everyone to prepare for the party at the Bronze.
We all headed out to the Bronze after getting dressed. I was wearing a red Chinese style dress with my dark hair up in a bun with some black chopstick things holding it up, some black shoes, and my necklace. It turns out Xander WASN'T making up that story about the giant inflatable palm tree earlier, so the theme part of the party had been removed. Fortunately, the fire hadn't damaged the building or anything, so the party itself wasn't canceled.
We all walked in. Oz went backstage to set up, as his band was playing tonight. Willow went with him.
"Let's dance," I said, turning around to face Warren.
"Ok," he nervously replied, "but you know that I have two left feet…"
"I don't care about any of that," I laughed as I dragged him out to the dance floor.
We danced for awhile as Oz's band played. A few more bands played after that. During the final song, it was a slow dance. Me and Warren slowly danced in each others arms.
"I think this is the happiest I have ever been," I said to him.
He then leaned in and kissed me.
After the song was over, we went back over to where everyone else was getting ready to leave.
"That was pretty fun," said Buffy.
"Yeah, said Amy, "although that creepy Jonathan kid kept hitting on me."
We all walked outside. There was no one else around. Me, Warren, Willow, and Amy were at the front of the group, with everyone else behind. Oz had left separately because he had to pack up instruments.
All of a sudden, a mist like purple ball of light came speeding towards us!
"Erika, look out!" yelled Warren as he pulled me out of the way. We both fell to the ground, and I landed on top of him as the purple light hit Amy and Willow!
"Ugh!" they both yelled as they were knocked to the ground.
I jumped off Warren and to my feet.
"Are you guys ok?" we all asked Willow ans Amy.
"Yeah," said Amy as she got to her feet.
"I think so…" said Willow nervously.
Amy reached down to pick up her purse, but when her hand got near it, it bursted into flames!
"Holy crap!" yelled Amy with surprise as she recoiled her hand.
I held my hand towards the burning bag and closed my fist, telekinetically moving all of the air away from it, putting out the fire.
"What was that?" asked Xander.
"I'm not sure…" said Amy, still looking at the charred purse.
Willow looked down at her hands, then walked over to a nearby garbage can. She began to pick up the lid to it, but as soon as she did, it disappeared in a flash of light.
"What the heck is going on?" asked Willow with a lot of fear in her voice.
"we need to call Giles," I said wisely.
We all quickly ran to the library, trying desperately to keep Willow or Amy from touching anything.
As we ran, I called Giles on my iphone and told him what was going on. He was already at the library when we arrived.
"Now, describe to me exactly what is going on," he said.
As Willow walked through the door into the library, a spark of electricity flew between her in the door. This made Amy jump into the air out of fear, but she didn't come back down.
"Sorry…" said Willow looking up at Amy.
"This is not cool," said Amy in an annoyed voice.
"Hmm, you both seem to be magically effecting anything that you interact with," said Giles, looking at the two of them. "It's almost as if your magic has been made to go out of control in some way."
"Some kind of purple light hit them as we were leaving the Bronxe," I said to Giles. "It would of hit me too if Warren hadn't saved me."
Amy had been slowly floating back down to the ground, and finally landed on her feet.
"Thank god," she said with relied.
"How do we fix it?" asked Willow.
"Well, I'm not sure," said Giles. "It sounds like someone has placed a curse upon you."
"Hmm, let's think about who THAT could be for a second," said Marcie.
Just then, Oz came running through the doors. I had called him on the way over and told him what as going on.
"Willow, are you ok?" he urgently asked as he came running towards her.
"No, stay back!" all of us, especially Willow, yelled.
As Oz got within about three feet of her, he went telekinetically flying back into a wall.
Me and Xander helped him to his feet.
"I'm sorry!" Willow cried, wanting to come over to help Oz, but knowing that she would make it worse if she did.
"alright, we need to find a way to reverse this," I said urgently
~~~meanwhile, at Oshiri's hideout~~~
Oshiri had successfully attacked Erika's group. While he would have like to have cursed Erika, he at least got SOME of the group's magic users out of the way.
"I'm going to take them out one by one," he snarled evilly.
He threw several strange ingredients in a pot. He then summoned a vampire servant, who brought with him a chameleon in a cgae, which Oshiri took before dismissing him.
Oshiri held the cage up to his face and smiled evilly.
"Now, next in line…" he laughed as he cruelly dumped the living chameleon into the boiling pot. He then let out an evil, echoing laugh.