Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year From The Windy City!

  Well, another year has come and gone, way to quickly. I have had a very long year (very difficult many times) but hopefully next year goes a lot smoother!

  I hope you all have a safe and fun filled New Year! Kep an eye out for another Abruzzi chapter soon!

  Love,
  Mommy/CM

Friday, September 14, 2012

Chapter 11.3 - Spells Are Trouble

  After dinner Colton and I sat down with Mira and Mika. We explained everything to them like we did with Ando and then also brought up Calypso's theory of magic.

"If anything happens you need to let us know. Anything, like throwing kids back without touching them," Colton said.

"How did you guys find out?" Mika said, looking at Mira with a worried expression.


"School informed us about a confrontation you guys had with some classmates. Then that is when Calypso said that there could be a reason for all of this," I said.


"Wait, what exactly did she say?" Mika asked.

"There is a reason why all of these strange things are happening to the two of you. You are both very powerful, we think you guys could possibly be witches...or a witch and warlock to be exact." Colton said, still not fully believing it.


"WHAT! How is that even possible?!" Mira exclaimed, this explained so much!

"We did a lot of research on our family history," I began "From what I have seen your great great great great Nonna was a witch. We have noticed patterns of this gene skipping a few generations at a time, but it came back in full swing with you two."


"So, what do we do now?"

"Right now I need you guys to not do anything stupid," Calypso said, walking in.


"Like?" Mira said, becoming a bit snotty.


"Anything relating to magic, Starlight Shores is NOT ready for more supernatural creatures. They still don't really know how to deal with Vampires," Calypso said.

"You mean there are more out there like us?" Mika said, a bit of excitement in his voice.

 "Like you and even more creatures. You will learn a lot more later on but for now you need to pretend like nothing is wrong, just act like normal teenagers." Calypso said, in a very serious tone.

  At that time we excused Mira and Mika and they went to their computers to find part time jobs. Mira took a job at the spa and Mika took a job at the grocery store.

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Ando's P.O.V.

"So, now that you know all about us and have seen the Coven house, are you ready to be a part of all of this?" Ricardo asked me "Ask me anything, anything you didn't understand, or anything else you want to know?"


"Yea, I do have a question," I said, becoming pretty disgusted "Why? Why have you guys hurt and tortured people? Why ruin peoples lives?"


"These low life mortals captured our kind hundreds of years ago Ando. They locked us all in a basement of a building and then burnt it down. My sister and I were the only ones that somehow escaped that building before it collapsed and we ran. Eventually we lost each other on our way back here. We both wanted to be reunited with our father and become involved with the Mafia again. Your great great great great Grandma had information on a man that we set up and put in prison that could ruin us and she knew way to much about my family, including the fact that Silvana and I escaped that building. Eventually after we killed her we tried to track down her daughter for many years and when we finally tracked her down we killed her because she knew everything her mother knew. You see, your great great great great Grandfather was the one that locked us all away and ordered that building to be burnt down. Then we forced your family out of the Mafia and we took complete control. But that wasn't good enough for me, I wanted your family to suffer. But then you came along and now I have an even better plan." Ricardo explained.


"So, you don't even really care or anything. I am just a pawn in your little evil plan?" I said.


"No, you can be so much more, you have no idea how powerful you are. I can teach you," Ricardo said, with a slight smirk.

"This was a mistake, I shouldn't have done this. I am going home." I said, standing up.


"Ha. no you aren't," Ricardo said, snapping his fingers, then two big men walked in "You are not going anywhere. You have no choice, you will be joining us no matter what. You can be compelled to do anything I want, you are still just a weak little vampire."


  The two men grabbed me and dragged me downstairs. As I struggled with them they threw me into a cell and locked the cell door, laughing as they walked away.



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Lexi's P.O.V.

"Kayla....Kayla snap out of it!" I said, shaking Kayla a little bit as she came to.

"What did you see?" Nick asked her, as he walked over.


"Ando was struggling with two big men, they threw him into a cell. He wants to come home but Ricardo wont let him. Nick, these men were NOT vampires. I think they are...are..." Kayla said, extreme fear in her eyes.


"No, that is not possible! They hate vampires, they can kill all of us. How was he able to team up with them?" Nick said, after reading Kayla's mind.


"Them who?" Colton asked.


"A vampires worst nightmare," Nick said, get up and turning away "Excuse me, I need to talk to Calypso."


  A few minutes late Calypso and Nick came back into the living room and sat down.

"Okay, can someone please explain what...." I began


"We have a big problem. Ricardo has somehow managed to team up with werewolves" Nick said.


"Werewolves, are you serious?" I said, furrowing my eyebrows, not really believing this. Vampires were one thing, I have gotten use to them, but werewolves? This had to be a joke.

"Yes, seriously. Now there is a way to bring them down long enough to get to Ando. But I cannot do this on my own, I need help from two others" Calypso said.

"Well, get them then, where are they?

"Well, this is the hard part. They are here...it's Mika and Mira" She said, hesitating a bit.


"What! No! It's too dangerous for them, they haven't even been trained at all!" I exclaimed, a little too loud.


"If you will allow it, I will heavily train them before any other decisions are made."

"I...I don't know," Colton said, very worried.

"Please, I can't do this on my own. I need their help if we plan on getting past these guys without our friends being killed in the process, possibly us too. If you let me train them I promise nothing bad will happen to them" Calypso pleaded.

"Okay okay," I finally said "Please hurry though, Ando needs us!"


  Calypso immediately began training Mira and Mika after they finished their homework that day.

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"Ugh" Mira mumbled, as she flopped down on the couch next to Mika "I am so wore out!"


"Me to, this is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Calypso are we done for the day yet? All we do is go to school and work and then come home , do homework and then train with you for half the night."


"I think you guys are almost ready," Calypso said, with a small smile. She had been working hard with them, just like she promised, and they were making great progress. "There are still a few more things we need to do. First, I need you each to create the best potion you possibly can. To make this even harder, you will need to go around town and gather your own ingrediants. I wont be handing them out this time."


  It took a few hours but Mira and Mika finally made it back with all the ingredients they needed to make their potions.



"Great, those are almost perfect," Calypso said, very proud of her "students, and with a flick of her wand she sent all of her equipment back to her house.

"So, what do we do now?"

"There is still quite a bit but the next step is major. I need to go sit down and talk with your parents first, this probably wont go so well." Calypso said, concerned.

  Mira and Mika looked at each other with wide eyes.

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"We have to do what?!" Colton said, becoming upset.


"I know this is hard but it is very necessary," Calypso said.

"I'm sorry you guys, but it's an emergency, especially more now since Ricardo has them on his side. The ones there still don't like our kind but they have learned to live among us and attempt to get along. The kids will get much better training there," Nick added.


"Well, if we absolutely have to but what about our home?" I asked, about ready to cry. "We have put so much time and money into this house and there are so many memories here. Memories that a new house could never replace."


"I have thought about the house already, you wont have to sell it. I want you guys to see what is for sale and pick the property you want. I can use my powers to make your house appear there as it is here." Calypso said, trying her best to reassure us and dull the pain of moving.

"Oh wow, I had no idea you were that powerful," I said, smiling at her "Now what about the citizens there? Wont they have some questions about a house suddenly appearing out of nowhere?"

"A good amount of the citizens there are supernaturals and they wouldn't even give it a second thought. But, just so we don't raise any suspicions from everyone else, I can do a spell to put a "barrier" around the property. That will give the illusion of a home being built and people working while we are still taking care of things here. I need to find the spell and gather all of the supplies but I can have it done in two weeks, just pick the property." Calypso said.


"One other thing I want you guys to understand about moving to this new town. A lot of things are going to change, we all know that. Aside from living among different supernatural creatures there is one other major change this new town brings, that I don't think any of you have had the pleasure of experiencing," Nick said, trying to give us a bit more incite to this new town. "This new town will bring the changes of the seasons, it will not be sunny and warm every single day of the year as it is here. By the time we all make this move it will be the beginning of summer but that will only last for a few months. Hearing about the seasons change and experiencing it is two completely different things, so make sure you are prepared for that. I know this isn't as big of a change as being around lots of supernaturals but it is still a change."

"Oh, I can't wait for that," I said becoming giddy "I have always wanted to experience winter, playing in the snow, cuddling up by the fire."

"Okay then," Colton said, standing up and smiling at how excited I sounded "Lets all prepare for this big move then.

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  Two days before we were suppose to move, Colton and I did one last concert, before announcing that we would be retiring. We didn't go into any details but we made our concerts ones that would never be forgotten.

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"Can we go out today?" Mika said, looking at me as he and Mira came into the kitchen "Since we are leaving tomorrow we wanted to spend the day with our friends and get a chance to say goodbye."

"Yea, please mum and dad?" Mira said, batting her eyes "It is really ncie out today and it would be a shame to waste it inside."

"Alright but please be careful," I said, reminding them that our family was still in danger.

"Be back before curfew, we are leaving early in the morning, you need sleep" Colton added.

  Mira and Mika ran upstairs, changed, grab some things, and then left together to meet their friends. They all went to the pool for half the day, then they headed to Verde Park for a concert and then they headed over to Port - A - Party Warehouse to eat, hang out, and have fun. They had a great time shooting pool, singing karaoke, taking turns on the PlasmaPunch Gyroscopic Conductor , and chatting at the bar.







 
  Around 6 pm their friends said their final goodbyes and headed home but Mira and Mika stayed and kept shooting pool, it was still early.

"Nice shot" Mika said to Mira, before noticing a very pretty (much older) girl staring at him.



"Mika, don't do anything stupid," Mira said, noticing what was going on "Mum said to be careful, there are still dangerous people after our family."

"I know Mira, geez" Mika said, rolling his eyes "Besides she doesn't look dangerous, i'll be right back."

  It didn't take Mira long before she got bored, as Mika chatted, laughed, and flirted with the girl. Mira eventually went to the bathroom to freshen up and fix her hair but as she came out her heart began pumping very quickly.





"Hey you, get away from my girl," a buff man said to Mika, shoving his shoulder.


"Dude, obviously she doesn't want to be with you, she started flirting with me. Touch me again and that will be the last thing you do," Mika said, turning back towards the girl.

"You obviously need to get your hearing checked. I said get away from my girl," the man said again, throwing a punch at Mika.


  The punch landed square on Mikas jaw, throwing him onto the floor. When Mika stood up he took out his wand.


"Oh, what's this? You think you are Harry potter now or something? What are you going to do with that little stick sissy boy?" The man said, cracking up.

"Mika! No!" Mira screamed

"This!" Mika said, flicking his wand and causing the mans head to turn into a frogs head and his skin a deep green color.



  Everyone in the bar dropped their drinks, surprised, and the man was beyond pissed off as he saw his reflection in a mirror. Mika noticed Miras shocked expression, grabbed her hand, ran out of the bar, and sped home. Mira and Mika were home by 9 p.m. Mika was really pissed off at himself for what he did, he never should have exposed him and his sister like that. He attempted to avoid the storm that was sure to hit the house but there was no luck as I walked in with Calypso and Colton.

"Mika!! Why would you do that?!" I said, storming up to him, Colton not far behind me.

"You are grounded for a week, starting now!" Colton yelled at him "Give me your keys, you don't get your car for a week either."


"Dad, that isn't fair! We are leaving tomorrow and I have practice with Calypso and Mira. We have a new town to explore to!" Mika exclaimed, even more pissed off at himself than before.

"You can practice at home, we will get everything you guys need, Calypso will understand. You go to school and work, then you come home and do homework and practice. Nothing else for one week!" I said.


"But Mom!"

"No buts, keep going and I will make it two weeks. Now go to your room."