Monday, 20 May 2019

The Wishing Well - Part 3

As soon as Jenny steps into the bright hallway, Agatha closes her office door abruptly, leaving her wondering what is going on. Why all the secrecy?

The shimmering light from outside reflects off the white walls, and Jenny sees a shadow of a figure walking down the passageway. She squints her eyes to make sure it is her friend, before she asks, "Abby? Is that you?"

"What are you doing?" Abby asks as she reaches her.

"Nothing much."

"Jason was looking for you?"

"Really? When?"

"While you were in the office with Agatha."

"What did you tell him?"

"That you were with Agatha."

Too much has happened in the last few minutes for Jenny to make sense of, trying to organise her thoughts, she decides to confide in Abby. "I had a vision before I went into Agatha's office. I actually saw her, the way she was standing and what she was wearing, even before I saw her," she whispers.

"You used your powers?" Abby asks, in an equally hushed tone.

"I know we agreed, but it was not as if I could have stopped it."

"The Book of Eudemon says when we use our powers, the entire OtherWorld knows about it. We have to be careful or they could get us killed."

"I know, you're right. We don't want any more demons finding us."

"It was just a quick premonition, wasn't it? So, we should be okay."

"Yeah, very quick, it was more like a flash of images. Besides, if this is happening to me, I'm sure you won't be able to control your powers either. Nor will the others."

At just that moment, Jason comes walking from a room to the side of where they are standing. He sweeps his hand through his straight white hair. "Jenny, can we talk?"

"Yeah, sure," Jenny says as she turns to face him.

He glances at Abby. "Alone. If that's okay?"

Abby excuses herself, not wanting to feel unwelcome, "I was on my way to meet up with Chris, anyway. Bye, Jenny."

"Okay, see you at home, Abby."

Jason is tall, brooding and pale, making him typically Changeless in appearance and nature. Jenny spends a second too long taking in his beautiful features, and imagining what it would feel like to run her fingers through his hair. She looks away swiftly as butterflies start to dance in her stomach.

He starts walking further down the passageway, deeper into the building, and Jenny falls into step next to him.

"What do you want to talk about?" She asks.

"I need a new assistant; would you like to help me?"

"Doesn't Emily help you at Meet and Greet?"

"I don't need an assistant there, I need someone to help me here at The Chambers and that's why I asked for you to be re-assigned."

"I don't know, I've a lot on my mind these days and..."

"I tend to be persistent," he says. "I usually get what I want."

"I don't doubt it," Jenny says, trying not to sound sarcastic.

They reach a pale blue door, which looks out of place in the otherwise brilliantly white corridor. He opens the door and steps aside so Jenny can enter the room ahead of him. "Welcome to my stuffy old office."

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