The rest of the day went at a slow speed. After school, Faye asked me to meet her at the Boat House, which I agreed too. If I was going to be here a while I may as well get back into my normal life.

I pulled into the Boat House parking lot and looked around. Nothing had changed or anything. I got out and walked in, seeing that Diana and Melissa were sitting at the bar and Adam was standing there cleaning glasses. I turned to go sit in a booth when I heard someone say my name.

"Cassie." Adam said. I rolled my eyes but turned to see all three of them looking at me. "We need to talk to you later. I can give you the address and everyth—" he was cut off by Faye coming in.

"Leave her alone, Adam. We aren't going to be a part of the circle." Faye said. We went to our table and she sighed. "They want us to bound our powers with them. We wouldn't be able to do magic without another person from the circle." She explained. I'm glad Faye came in. I don't want to be bound to those people.

"But five people don't complete a circle…" I trailed off. She looked up, obviously surprised I figured that out. "I'm not that dumb." I said with a small smile. She smiled and then sighed again.

"Jake…" she whispered. "Would be the sixth person of the circle." She said. I just stared at her, trying to figure out how Jake would be in this. Faye looked like she read my mind.

"The kids of the ones whose parents were in the circle…tells who will be in the kids. All of our parents had a circle and so that makes us one. If we chose too." She explained. I nodded. As soon as we got out drinks, my phone rang. I looked at the caller I.D. Jake.

"Hey." I said. I guess he could pick up something in my voice.

"Hey. What's wrong?" he asked. I sighed.

"Nothing." I said in a happy voice. "What are you up to?" I decided to change the subject.

"Helping Isaac and Simone on a job." he said. He wasn't allowed to tell me where or who his job was.

"Be careful." I reminded him again. He laughed.

"Always am." He said back. I let out a small laugh.

"Cas, what's wrong?" he tried again. I sighed. I didn't know whether to tell him right now. If I did, he would want to come back.

"Uh, the other witches here…want me to join their circle." I said.

"There is only four witches in Chance Harbor other than you, right?" he asked. I knew he had studied this town before I left!

"Yes." I answered simply.

"That's not enough for a circle, Cassie." He stated. I sighed.

"There is one more witch they need." I said.

"Who?" he asked. How could he not be understanding this?!

"You." I said. It was quiet on the other end. Probably because he is thinking he should have known that!

"You want to do it?" he asked.

"No, I don't. I don't want to be bounded to them the rest of my life. Plus you're not even here!" I said. It was quiet until I heard someone banging on the door on his side.

"Cassie, I got to go. But please be careful around other witches. Being around other witches gets you seen by witch hunters and with me not there…." He trailed off. I nodded even though he couldn't see.

"I know. I will be careful…" I said. I don't think he was quite convinced.

"I'm serious. I won't lose you." he said in a tight tone.

"I know, Jake." I said softly. "You wont." I assured him. There was another banging noise and Jake groined.

"Really have to go. Love you." he said.

"Love you, too." I said before he hung up. I put my phone down and looked at Faye. She looked concerned. I shook my head.

"He is worried about me…hanging around other witches. That's what gets you seen by witch hunters." I said. She nodded. I felt eyes on me and turned. Faye groaned. Diana, Melissa, and Adam were staring at us. Like they knew I had just talked to the sixth member. It was kinda creepy. Diana got up and walked over to us.

"You know where Jake is, don't you?" she asked. I looked at her with questionable eyes.

"What are you talking about?" I asked. She laughed a dry laugh.

"Your boyfriend. Jake Armstrong. Am I wrong?" she asked. I just stared at her. "I knew I wasn't. Anyway, I know Faye has probably told you who the sixth member is and if so, you know we need him." she said. I laughed.

"You think I would actually get him down here just to join the circle. Get this through your head. I don't want to be bound to all of you. The circle only brings trouble! Ask your parents that aren't here anymore." I said harshly. I knew I shouldn't have said that because they now think I know what happen that night 16 years ago. And I do, but that's a secret of the witch hunters. I grabbed my bag, stood up, and stormed out of the Boat House. When I reached my car and got in, my phone rang again. It was an unknown number.

Be careful what you say, Cassie. It will be your fault if the witch hunters have to turn on you.

-Isaac

I looked around my car, looking for anyone watching me. The witch hunters had to have someone watching me if Isaac knew. I threw the phone on the seat and drove off. I was safe. Isaac was Jake's friend. He would hurt me…or would he?


So, I know I haven't updated as fast as I have been. I've been busy with school work and family dinner/birthday things. I am having to read a novel for English/Literature class and...so far it's not really...interesting. It is supposed to be better after a couple chapters so I am hoping it will! Anyway, I am hoping to have time to write a new chapter for each story this weekend. Thanks for all the reviews also! (: