• now that the place was closed it was time to take off. sure she could leave at rocket speeds, that what she named her bike, but instead she chose to walk it home.

  • She generally rode her bike to work but today the weather gave little reprieve so it was time to ask father for a ride to work. besides she was closing tonight and he wouldn’t want her out alone after dark, right? of course not.

  • sure he was being a gentleman but she couldn’t help but think that he was the first new friend she had made and she didn’t want to ruin that. it seemed like you couldn’t let anyone be nice to you without them expecting to be more in return. but he seemed to be ok with the arrangement so far.

  • he came over for a quick visit on his way from work since they lived a couple blocks apart just to warn her about the mood their boss was in. again. he always seemed to be in a bad mood but today it struck zach as being a good idea to stop by and see liz.

  • she pulled the curtain open and looked out the window. there wasn’t much to see in the backyard, but it reminded her of the dog she used to have growing up. he died when she was sixteen. cancer they said. apparently it’s more common than we think.

  • he asked her to show him the fire thing again. she felt that he was fishing for something she wasn’t sure she could give. why was he suddenly so interested in her ability to snap her fingers and produce fire?

  • he had been confined in this space for more than an hour. this time he already knew what she wanted and he was sure he could get it to her, he just wasn’t sure if she would follow through on her end of the bargain.

  • she thirsted for the power of transparency. this would bring her to the forefront of all the powerful ones and she could let it be known publicly. it was what she always wanted, but was she ready to give up her daughter for a second time?

  • She kept the ring as a souvenir to remind her of the challenge she had overcome. Hell if she could save the town from evil surely she could find herself a job. It was only a matter of applying. A numbers game her dad had called it.

  • denim was her fabric of choice and while she knew she should be shopping for interview clothes in case she ever got one instead she was just wandering the mall aimlessly marveling at all the changes that had occurred in her absence.

  • you could hardly call it a grove, for it was only a circle of trees planted at the park. the forest didn’t really exist in town it was something you had to travel to the nearby mountains to see.

  • she knew the terrain well. it was the place she had grown up, the place she intended to raise her daughter. and now here it was change. change everywhere. places had closed down, new ones had opened up and it was nothing short of spectacular to see the city had evolved.

  • she was attempting to be steadfast in her plan but with everything disintegrating in front of her she could only act in desperation. an act that would only be in vain. she would never beat the power of good even though she wanted the best for her daughter.

  • It was always like this with guys. She would meet them like them and then find every reason she could to not like them .

  • for most of her life he had been attuned to his daughter’s every need. only now he didn’t understand where she was coming from, what she wanted from him. he tried to slow her down she was talking so fast but he could only manage to push her toward ending the conversation completely.

  • her father never faltered to answer her questions until now. what did he know about her mother and where she had been. who could she even trust? her mother was after her powers, her newest friend betrayed her and now her father might know the key to everything.

  • she moved with such grace and elegance it was hard to believe that she was the bad guy. but maybe that’s how it really was. the more elegant, the more confidence the more evil. but did she really have the confidence for more than stealing powers?

  • They were in stitches after the run they just had. This was it this was how they quit their job. By telling off the boss taking a couple pizzas and running to the nearest park. She loved this park. It had the circle of trees in it that always made her hopeful.

  • the witch wanted everything. she wanted her daughter back, she wanted her life back and once she had the blood of her daughter she could cast the spell that would take them back in time to the time before her daughter burned the house down. before her father decided to raise her without magic.