Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiance, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event caused that life to crumble around her. She turned to her best friend in her time of need. They embarked on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they got to the truth, the more questions they had. To Cora, magic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immersed into a very different kind of world, the real storm was just beginning to take hold.
“It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved to drift on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.”
“Defeated, I closed my eyes and took a few calming breaths trying to relax myself. I pictured the dandelion in the park today and took a deep breath as to blow the fluffy seeds in all directions. I pretended I was light and fluffy and started to feel a tingling in my body. I began to feel as light as the dandelion seeds and soon I felt like mist floating. This time, I tried to keep myself in the room, swirling in a humid block.”
A couple holding hands passed by obviously smitten and Nessa frowned. She seemed to shake it off and turned her attention back to me.
“Nessa, what just happened? Don’t tell me it was nothing. I could tell it was something.”
“I could have sworn I just heard him thinking about the proposal he had planned. Red roses and champagne waiting at the restaurant, but maybe I imagined it.”
I frowned in turn. “You could read his thoughts?”
“It is probably just my imagination running away with me. I am so freaked out that I plucked the idea from my own head. I am not a mind reader.”
“Well, it is easy enough to test. Try to concentrate on me and tell me what I am thinking.”
Nessa looked like she was concentrating hard and I kept repeating the same phrase over and over in my head. If she could do this, it would be so cool. Mind reading was much better than dissolving.
Finally Nessa’s eyes lit up and met mine. Amused, she quirked a smile at me. “Really Cora, that is lame. I love fluffy bunnies is not what I expected.”
“My god, you did it! I can’t believe you are a mind reader. That is an awesome power,” I exclaimed. I threw my arms around her and grinned.
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