Wild Magic 47
Tin pushed the T/A to the limit, but it still wasn’t enough for me. I focused my will and teleported us. Surprised, Tim slammed on the brakes needlessly-I had already removed our momentum and we were able to park easily.
“Uhm, next time you do that, please give me some warning?”
“I’m sorry, Tim, I’m just so concerned...”
“It’s okay, I understand. Hey, we’re here, right? If I have a heart attack, what better place, right?”
I giggled. “I promise, next time, warning first.”
“That’s all I’m asking.” He kissed me. “At least, for now...”
Debbie was in tears when she met us at the entrance. I tried to calm her down as she led us to intensive care, where Mama Gwen lay. She seemed to be sleeping, but Debbie said that the doctor’s felt it was more likely a coma, although there were some strange anomalies.
I felt the presence of magic, and in the space between two microseconds, Mom, Grandma and Elisabette were simply there. I think Tim was becoming immune to the “shock” of magic, and said little, but he accepted Mom’s hug and a kiss on the cheek from her happily.
I had no idea how to proceed, but Elisabette quickly organized us. She made me the focus, and she and Mom took my hands. Grandma took Mom’s other hand, and Elisabette joined hands with Debbie.
*Emily, I want you to concentrate, feel the energy that we are feeding you. Feel the love we all have for you. Open yourself to us, let us share your mind, and you share ours...Focus...Focus...*
My mind seemed to open like a flower, and I felt the thoughts of all of us, but I was still an individual. I guess I thought it would be more of a group, with all of us having a voice, but instead it was more like I knew their thoughts as though they were my own.
I/we had the ICU nurse take a nap as I/we reached out to take Gwen’s hand. I/we let our energy flow into Gwen, intensely scanning her, body and mind, searching for the cause of her problem. I/we were very surprised to learn that she had been told she had terminal cancer, and although a part of me/us reacted badly to that, another part took the necessary steps to eliminate the problem.
In any woman approaching 50, there are minor health issues, and I/we corrected those, but then I/we found something foreign, something that resisted my/our scan, and actively threatened me/us. I/we drew on my/our power only slightly, and restrained the thing, then scanned it, verified that it didn’t belong, and then I/we cut it off from the rest of the body. Isolated, it tried to fight me/us, but I/we simply teleported it to where it was harmless.
I/we continued to scan and repair where needed, and then jointly gave Gwen the energy she would need to awaken, and as we pulled back into our separate selves, we telepathically reached out to her, comforting and loving her, reassuring her that it was once again safe. There was a part of her that resisted. She had been hurt by her previous possession and by this second attack and like a child, she was afraid. I/we projected feelings of strength, security, happiness and love, until she felt calm, relaxed and reassured.
With my/our objective complete, we relaxed, and I felt the merge dissolve. I opened my eyes to a different world, somehow. Maybe it was just me that was different. I felt strange, but good...powerful.
I felt Mom and Elisabette pull away, and when I opened my eyes, Elisabette looked at me, checking me out.
“How do you feel, Emily?”
“Umm...a little weird, I guess. I’m okay, it’s just...”
“We were in a full merge, with you as the focus. You’ll feel a little disoriented, and you could be a little out of it for a while. I’m very proud of the way you handled the merge, it was very smooth and comfortable for the rest of us. You might want to sit and relax for a few minutes, dear.”
“All right, I think that’s a good idea.” I took a seat, and Tim came to sit with me. “Grandma, Elisabette, I’m concerned. I feel so strong, like I could pull down the moon if I wanted.”
Elisabette smiled, and Grandma chuckled. “I don’t think you’re that strong, but you need to understand, we made you the focus because of your incredible strength.
It’s not just your magical strength, but your true strength that comes from your compassion and caring. This is what makes you a true leader, and, in my opinion, a great witch.”
I blushed, and I felt the loving chuckles of Elisabette and Mom in my mind.
“So, what happened?” Tim asked. “It looked like all you did was hold hands and close your eyes for a few seconds, but I’m pretty sure that it was far more than that, just by the way you’re acting. Are you okay, honey?”
“Yes, love, I’m fine.” I kissed him, thankful for his concern. “Wait, you said we only closed our eyes for a few seconds?”
“Yeah, maybe 15 seconds at most, why?”
“Wow, it felt like so much more! I would have guessed around an hour or so. We went all through her, repairing and checking for problems. There was some kind of...thing, inside of her, but we removed that. Mama Gwen should feel much better, now.”
Debbie came over to us, smiling happily.
“Mom’s fine, Elisabette arranged it so that the nurse doesn’t realize she was out at all, and she’s calling the doctor after her latest eries of tests. I think she has the idea that something spontaneously “opened up” to make Mom feel better. Your Grandma made sure Mom knew not to feel too good. She’ll be relaxing here for a while yet, even though she feels fine.”
Her eyes were still red from crying, and I could see that she was having trouble trying to hold in her relief.
“Emily, I can’t thank you enough.” She said. “I was so scared...”
She started to weep again. Tim and I quickly pulled her into a hug.
‘It’s all right, Debbie, she’s going to be fine,” I told her.
“I can’t believe she never mentioned the cancer, or what the Doctors told her. She and I are going to have a very long discussion about trust, very soon. It’s so hard to think that I almost lost her...” She broke into tears again, but I could feel that she was just letting her emotions out. I held her until she relaxed and got herself under control again.
“Are they going to let you see her anytime soon?”
“Well, technically visitor’s hours were over a couple of hours ago, but since we’re family,” she winked. “We can get in to the ICU. However, both the nurse and I think we should let Mom rest until morning. Hopefully they’ll change her condition once she’s been examined. We’ll see come morning.
Mom called Debbie over, and a few minutes later, she asked Tim and I to join them.
“I know this is going to be an imposition, but I’d like you to take Debbie to our house with you. I don’t feel right sending her home alone, and the three of us are going to stay here for awhile yet. We’ll be home in a few hours, but we’re going to get Gwen situated and establish a few wards around her. Is that okay with you two?”
Tim smiled. “Yeah, she’s alright, at least in the short term.” Debbie stuck her tongue out at him, which made everyone laugh.
“We’ll see you at home, Mom. Debbie has slept in my extra bed before, and we’ll get some sleep and come back here in the morning. See you later!”
We walked out to the T/A, and I climbed into the back seat. I wanted to be the last one out, so I could spend a little time saying goodnight to Tim. I may be a blonde, but I only look stupid!
“I know you sent that...that thing someplace, but I couldn’t tell where, and I was a little concerned.” Debbie said. “What was it, and where did it go?”
“It was a physical manifestation of a small piece of someone’s awareness, kind of a nasty little spy. What I did was very painful for the witch who lost it.”
“You mean, like a piece of their soul?” She smiled, a vengeful and angry smile. “How long will it take to get that back?”
“Get it back? Debbie, I sent it into the sun. It’s gone, dear.”
“Ooh, I bet that was painful. Thanks, Em.”
“Happy to oblige. Besides, it was my night to take out the trash.”
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