Monday, 13 May 2019

The Wishing Well - Part 2

Already reeling from her strange visions just moments before, Jenny carefully lowers herself into the seat whilst giving Agatha what she hopes is a warm smile.

"Sleep well?" Agatha asks.

"It was okay," Jenny lies.

"You had a premonition, didn't you?" Agatha fixes her with a stare, leaning her slender torso over the desk toward her.

At a loss for words, Jenny simply looks back into her pale blue eyes.

"You're not supposed to use your powers. Not yet," Agatha says in a stern voice.

"It's not like I can control it. It just popped into my head."

Agatha places her elbows on the desktop and steeples her fingers in front of her face, carefully evaluating Jenny. "That's the whole point. You have to try harder to maintain control."

"I don't think we can control our powers, and that really scares me."

"Do the other three girls feel the same way?"

"I don't know. This morning it was as if we pretended last night never happened."

With a look of apprehension etched on her face, Agatha sits back in her chair. "What happened last night?"

"After we read the Book of Eudemon, it was as if we all knew we had to be the girls Gorgon prophesied about."

"You read the Book of Eudemon?" Agatha gasps, unable to keep the sound of shock from her voice.

"Chris sent it to Abby, and when we got back from Meet and Greet, she was reading it."

"He did?"

"Then Stephen was at the door, and he wanted to come in, saying he had waited a long time for the four of us to be together."

"Stephen?" Agatha exclaims.

"We couldn't believe it either. A demon living as one of us."

"Where is he now?" Agatha moves to stand up.

"We banished him to The OtherWorld."

"You did?" Agatha looks at Jenny in surprise.

"Zara found an incantation in the Book of Eudemon, and we chanted it together. There was this sound... As if the sky was opening up and then we heard him scream, but then just as quickly as it started it became silent again."

"Chris should never have given the Book of Eudemon to Abby. It was too early," Agatha mumbles.

"Can I ask you something?"

"Of course, Jenny. What is it?"

"Zara was talking about a place called New York. Is that a real place?"

"She actually said those words?"

Jenny could not help but notice Agatha trying to hide the fear which crept across her delicate features. "Yeah, she said, I left New York as if she was surprised to be in a different place. I've always been here, haven't I?"

Agatha stands quickly. As if giving herself time to compose herself, she slides her palms down her dark, navy skirt smoothing out any creases which might have dared to render her appearance as anything less than perfect. She takes a shallow breath and smiles widely at Jenny. "Do you mind if we handle the problem about the prophecy and the Book of Eudemon first, Jenny?"

"And then you'll tell me about New York?"

"Of course, I will," she says softly, not looking her in the eye.

Jenny cannot suppress the feeling that Agatha is lying to her. Why will she not tell her about this place called, New York?

Agatha walks to the door and holds it open for Jenny to leave.

"We'll talk again, soon after I've spoken to Chris," she says, watching Jenny exit her office.

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