Wednesday, December 10, 2008

An Advent Tale X

While Shana alone appreciated her tea, Julian came to understand that his newfound friends’ friendliness indeed wasn’t the result of the hallowed time of year, but rather his instinctual use of vampire powers. Once that was established, and the others had declared they would help him find Sam but would also kick his butt if he tried to do that again, attention turned back to Shana.

“Well, I’ll see if I can find her then,” Shana said, setting her empty cup aside.

The book on the table snapped shut and Shana closed her eyes and mumbled a few words. Another book came flying to her and she flipped through it, still with her eyes closed. The room seemed to shrink on them and the air became heavy. Julian thought he could se swirls of pink energy emanating from the book. Halfway the energy changed color into a sickening purple clashing horribly with the red cashmere and blue silk.

Then Shana opened her eyes. “I’m sorry,” she said, waving her hands to chase the purple color away. “Locating people is difficult, but vampires are almost impossible. I can tell you’re not from around here, though. You came from down south, many nights ago. Fleeing from something, or someone.”

“And Sam didn’t come with me?”

“Not as far as I can tell.”

“Well,” said the woman who had brought them there, “if you’re done, can I have a moment.”

“You came to see Shana too?” Aiden asked.

“Obviously,” the woman said. “Why else would I have taken you here.” She stood and held out a hand to Shana. “I’m Kati. I called, remember?”


Iceye said...

Sry 4 the lateness of the posting!

Also, I didn't get into the school in K-stad because of stupid fuckups with papers. So, aside from all my hopes and dreams being crushed, I'll probably be studying economics for six months in Uppsala. Hello.

Kristin said...

Really? But this was just the first selection, there'll be another one. An on my programme people started several weeks after the first classes...

Sara said...

I knew it was her, I knew it!! :P

Oh and sorry about the school but we've already discussed that..

Kristin said...

Did you now? Actually, it must be pretty right on spot because even I recognized it :P And we know how slow I am, don't we, Iceye?