"Are you sure your mom could get him to do that?" Jake asked.

"I'm hoping. He acts like he doesn't care, but I'm hoping deep down he still cares for us. Maybe deep, deep down but…" I said, making Jake let out a small laugh.

"Okay, so when are you going to tell her about the plan?" That was a good question. How was I going to suddenly tell her, 'Hey, I know you think I haven't practiced magic since I was like 15, but we have and now the circle is in trouble and I need you to contact dad.' Yeah…that would be a great conversation.

"I really don't know. I can't just come up and tell her that this whole time when I promised her I would stay away from magic, I have been using it and now we're in trouble." I said.

"How about I tell her with you? She can blame me for getting you to use magic, but we have to do something." He said. I sighed.

"Fine, but I'm not letting you take the blame by yourself." I said.

"Fine." He said. I could tell there was a smile on his face.

"We can tell her tonight at dinner. Be there at 6!" I said as I hung up. This was going to be an interesting night…

I started for the abandoned house, hoping to find something on my own that could find John. Either way my mom and John will have to speak, but I wouldn't have to ask her for a way to contact him. I walked in and heard talking. I walked around the corner to see Adam sitting at the table with the skull in front of him. He stopped talking and I stopped walking.

"Cassie! What a surprise to see you here!" he said in a voice that was different than his own. He turned his head to look at me with a smirk on his face. I gave the best small smile I could master.

"Hey," I said back. I started towards the book shelf, feeling his curious eyes on my back. Suddenly he was right behind me.

"Looking for something in particular?" he asked. I gasped and turned, surprised at him being that close. I backed away and looked back towards the book shelf.

"Not really." I said. "Just a spell that could contact someone. Know one?" I asked. He smirked.

"See that skull over there?" he asked. I gulped, but nodded. "Touch that, and you will have enough power to actually talk to the person in his head." He whispered. I looked at him. He was completely different and scary now.

"Well, I don't really need that." I said. He just smiled.

"Come on, Cassie! We could be the most powerful witches in the world!" he said. He started walking closer, like someone stalking their prey. I kept backing up until my back hit the book shelf. He let out a small laugh.

"Leave her alone, Conant." A voice said from the door. The voice I had grown to love and was relieved to hear. He sighed and backed away, looking at Jake.

"We were just having a nice chat, Jake." he said. Jake just stared.

"It's almost 6, Cassie. You weren't home and I saw your car at the road." He said. I nodded and walked towards Jake. He was still looking at Adam when he wrapped his arm around my waist and started for the door. We were walking towards our cars and he still had a tight grip on me.

"Jake, I'm fine." I said softly, looking up at him. His face was hard and his eyes were showing no emotion. We reached my car and he let go of my waist and opened my door, gesturing me to get in. I sighed and turned towards him. I wrapped my arms around his neck, forcing him to look at me. I smiled softly at him, trying to get him to calm down.

"I'm sorry." He said. I shook my head and lightly placed a kiss on his lips. I pulled away and smiled at him again. "We better not be late for dinner." He laughed and nodded as I got into my car. He shut my car door and headed for his own truck.

Jake and I had made it to the house at 6. My mom had the food on the table and was waiting for us as we walked in. We were making conversation during dinner, trying to lead up to the question.

"So, mom," I started. I looked at Jake. My mom caught the look at suddenly looked suspicious. "You would happen to know where John is, do you?" I asked, waiting for the reaction. She froze and stared at me.

"Why do you need to know that?" she asked. I sighed.

"You knew about the circle we had bounded before I left?" I asked. She nodded. "I know I promised you I wouldn't use magic anymore because I have John's black magic, but I have been because the circle is still bound…" I said.

"But Nick…" she started. Jake interrupted.

"Since he had a brother related by blood, the bond went to me." he said. Amelia looked surprised.

"This doesn't tell me why you need to know where John is." She stated.

"Conant got himself into some trouble." Jake spit out. I looked at him to tell him to calm down.

"What kind of trouble?" she asked worriedly.

"That skull that John was trying to get me to activate…Yeah. He found that." I said. Her eyes widened. She looked down for a moment, before getting up and walking towards once of the cupboards. She started searching through until she pulled out a piece of paper. She handed me the piece of paper that had a number on it.

"That number is what he gave me. He wanted me to call once in a while and tell him how you were. While you were gone, he would ask if I knew where you were, but mostly to make sure I had someone to call if you were ever in trouble." She said. I looked down at the paper then back to my mom.

"Thank you." I said as I smiled at her.

Yeah, I know. Not my best work! :( Losing inspiration on this! I feel bad about that! I don't want to just leave it off, but I am seriously pulling this out of no where. I didn't even know where I was going to go until I started typing! This is like a random spur of the moment story! Anyway if you like it, leave a review. Maybe that will help me with inspiration! xx