"Uh-huh. Remember when she thought my old English teacher was a warlock who was out to get us after he accused me of plagiarism in eighth grade?"
Ingrid snickered. "Poor Mr Plumieree, it's a good thing she's not allowed to or Mom would've hexed him!". she said, enjoying the sisterly solidarity. One of the greatest pleasures of their lives was talking about their formidable mother. That subject could never be exhausted. If only she had taken on some domesticated hobby such as sewing or perhaps knitting though the sight of seeing Joanna with a knitting needle didn't seemed to fit very well.
"What Mom needs is a date," Cassy said, feeding Sangria from her plate. "She's got to get over Dad at some point." They hadn't seen their father since the restriction had been handed down, which was one of the subjects they never talked about. Bringing up their father would only make their mother angry all over again. It was a shame what had happened between their parents, but they was nothing they could do about it. Dad was gone, Mom didn't want to talk about it, end of story. Cassy tried not to hold it against her mother, or her father, since he dropped out of their lives and never even tried to contact them afterward.
It was easier that way, just like it was easier to pretend there had only always been two children in the family. It was too difficult and sad to think about her missing twin brother, and aside from lighting a candle very year on his Feast Day in February, they never mentioned him. As for Dad, there was no candle and no remembrance, only a void, an empty seat at the table. "So what do you think? Mom and Nick? I could make it happen." Cassy smiled naughtily. "He's got a crush."
This is a continuation free write prompt which turned into a short story novel. Perhaps, not so short anymore; anyhow hope you enjoy it. For previous prompts about the Witches of Farrenmore Heights; scroll below for each link
Ingrid Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | Part 18| Part 19 | Part 20 | Part 21| Part 22 | Part 23 | Part 24 | Part 25| Part 26