"You didn't!" Ingrid said, looking up from her bowl of cereal and quickly putting the letter she had been reading back into her pocket.
"I did !" Cassy said gleefully, too gleefully, Ingrid thought, feeling a twinge of jealousy at her sister's exuberance as she picked off a few grapes from the bowl to feed her pet griffin; part-eagle, part-lion hybrid, the one magical animal from their past that the Council had allowed, only because they was no way to separate a witch from her familiar without destroying either one.
"And nothing happened ?" Ingrid asked doubtfully. "Oh, Sangria, I hear you, too. But you don't like grapes," she reminded the black cat.
"Not a thing!" Cassy crowed, rooting around the cupboard for flour. She had just returned from her graveyard shift at the bar. It had been a long, busy night, one of their best in recent memory. "I'm hungry. Let's eat. I feel like having pancakes this morning, do you want some?"
"I guess. So what are you going to do?"
"What do you think? I'm going to do it again! It felt good, Ingrid. I felt... like I was me, again... you know?" She began cracking eggs in the bowl, looking around and admiring the newly clean kitchen. Things were so much nicer in the house now that the Alvaz's were taking care of it. Joanna had really taken to the little boy, too. It was cute.
They all found him adorable. Jack was an interesting kid, wise beyond his years. He could beat any of them at chess and could already add and subtract large numbers in his head. One day he had told them with a solemn face and it took fifty seven steps to get to the beach from their house. Most of his diet consisted of dessert, which made him perfect for Joanna, who had yet to discover a cake she did not like. Ingrid brought him chess books from the library and Cassy chased him around the garden. The house was happier with the Alvaz family inside it.
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