• Watching

    Waiting As Sam walked away I kept my eyes on the window of the room we’d been told Beth was in. We had no reason to think Lou was lying to us, especially as she wanted us to help Beth with what they both believed was coming. Beth, considering how close Lou said they were, would have told her cousin the truth, and yet I still didn’t trust her. Until she proved herself to us there was no reason for me to. Breathing in deeply my mind turned to Raina. It might have been easier for me to blame it on Sam, but in the end it was inevitable. Working…

  • Waking Up

    Alternate Beth Without opening my eyes I rolled to turn my phone alarm off. Instead of finding my phone in the place where it should have been my fingers hit a lamp. I lay still for a few seconds, my fingers on the lamp. It was real. I could feel it, even though I wished I couldn’t. The familiar sound of my alarm continued, as I accepted the fact it had happened to me, because I didn’t have any other option. Everyone heard stories about people who’d found themselves living out the storyline from one of their favourite books, becoming a part of one of the TV series they watched,…

  • Talking

    Thoughts Sam was calm. We stood looking at the room Beth was in, the two of us called on by Lou and Jen to help their cousin. They were too far away to do any good if Beth was right about what was coming. Neither of them thought for a moment she might be lying to them, while I had my doubts, something I was certain they’d taken into consideration before they made the decision we were right for the job. Had I been then I wouldn’t have called on us, and yet it seemed like they’d had no other choice. I raked a hand through my hair, telling myself…

  • Thoughts

    Driving Staring at the ceiling, the room still lit by the street light as I wasn’t comfortable closing the curtains, I thought of Max. For as long as I could remember he’d viewed me as competition. Of the two I was the elder, Dad’s true heir apparently, not that I’d ever wanted the weight on my shoulders – especially when I came to realise what it meant. Unlike Max my choice wasn’t to become a necromancer, but had it thrust on me. There was never any chance for me to become anyone else. Yet, even with my fate being so certain, I made choices Max didn’t, choosing to work with…

  • Calling For Help

    Alternate Beth Somewhere another Beth would change the future of our world, but I knew I wasn’t her. Rubbing the last of the chalk off the pavement I stood. It wasn’t a kind of magic I’d used before, and it was something I’d only tried because Raina believed it was the best option we had. Even if our lives would never be the same again she could do something to stop Max. Breathing in deeply, emotions sweeping through me, I stared out into the darkness, knowing he was out there somewhere. Had I managed to find him sooner… I shook my head. One of my brother’s skills was hiding. Unfortunately…