“The woman waved her hand in front of the face of the armored and below it appears purple circle, and he disappeared immersing himself in circle while the armored disappearing woman decreased to me. I was still numb from what I saw, my heart was beating with accelerated speed, and I didn’t see when the woman approached me.
“Are you okay?” Suddenly I heard her ask me.”
Without hesitation I looked at the voice, although it was still dark, the light coming from under my fluffy cotton shone enough to see that smirk of an unknown woman, and her eyes showed a mischievous look as if watching something funny.
Narrowed eyes, realizing that she was smiling at me (or rather laugh at me), my body shrank in defense posture without being realized and it seemed my savior was little bothered about that (I hope). Surely she noticed my reaction as suddenly raised her hands.
“Come on. Relax, I won’t hurt you and I will do nothing to you, ” she said moving away “ Oh come on, I has just saved you. You will not be like those rude young people who don’t bother to say thank you? ”she began again, probably because she saw that I did not move.
“Um, thanks?” I said softly while I watched her frightened “Who are you? Who was that man? What IS …….” I started with my numerous questions.
“Hold on!” She interrupted by raising her hand to my face “things according to order, please. So first lets go to somewhere else, here it is not safe to speak and is it better to keep us warm, but before that … ”she took her hand from my face and said to the sunken into oblivion Leila, who flew to the“ cotton ” with a surprised face.
She said something with a loud voice, again unknown to me language words, and under the Leila’s bloody leg appear purple circle, and from it came a huge white lily and enveloped Leila. Before the flower to embrace her I saw a startled and at the same time frightened, and for a moment she looked at me.
“What I started to ask ….” turning to an unknown woman.
“Do not worry about her, she’s good. Trust me, ”she reassured me interrupting me before I finish the question,“ Now go, the sun will soon shine ”
“How …” I went back to say but the strong wind coming from beneath us interrupted me and I covered my eyes with my hand.
I opened my eyes again when I felt the wind subsided and I realized that no longer sit on the “cotton”, but on a brown hardwood floor. While got up from the floor I looked around the room in which I was located, smells like wood so I guess it is made entirely of wood, I was not sure because the walls were not seen since they were obscured by the book shelfs. The shelfs were so high that I could not see its end, I wondered whether there even a roof, the whole room was full of shelves with books, there were even books were behind the stairs, except of course in front of the brown wooden door and two windows beside it covered with big mandarinate orange curtains.In front of one of the shelves there was a great beige sofa, beside the sofa was rocking chair, in front of the chairs had glass rectangular table and her legs had a silver metallic color.
“An interesting taste has this woman” I thought. And then I remembered that I could see all this in the room without light, I looked up to see the lights but I realize that the ceiling is not visible, so I looked at the walls again and noticed the flying lanterns, as I went to touch them a loud voice stopped me .
“I wouldn’t that if I was you, you will get burned,” she said smiling “What would you say to climb up here and get warmed up?” She waved her hand and turned around.
I heard her footsteps and the sound of her chair being moved, I walked upstairs making noises every time I step on the stairs. Again, I surveyed the room, it seems that this is the dining room, the walls had no shelves of books but photographs her family assumed, the angle between the wall and wooden fence had two cabinet, above them also had pictures. In the middle of the room was a large round table and around it there were six chairs, one of which sat a woman with a cup of tea in her hand, and with a finger she pointed the chair beside her.
“I suppose that’s for me,” I thought.
Going to a place designed for me I looked at woman again, this time in a clear light. Her hair is still braided, and the color was dark blue, her eyes are bright blue and they reflected unconventional wisdom for her age, as she seemed in her 20s. She was wearing a dark purple shirt and blue jeans, and her bots have been replaced with pink slippers. Once I sat in the chair beside her, she turned around to me still smiling.
“Indeed, much like your mother, except for hair and eye color, but the face … the stand … If I didn’t know your mother I would say that you’re her,” she said after a few minutes laughing.
“You know my mother?” I asked the surprised
“Of course I know her so I’m her sister,” she laughed highly.
“But she told me that her parents are deceased and she no other relatives,” I said narrowing my eyes as these words came out of my mouth the woman we stopped laughing and looked at me again but this time her eyes showed sadness.
“Yes … it was a promise for her to stay and marry your father, we made her promise never to share who she is and where she comes from” looking at her tea as she spoke, “we thought they would not follow her in human world, and she had given up their power because your father, ”she said in a low voice thatI barely heard her say to me.
“Excuse me? What are you talking about? What promise? What powers? ”I was totally confused, the questions literally flew out of my mouth and I jumped from my chair
“I understand your confusion it, but first sit drink your tea and calm down. While doing that I’ll tell the whole story, okay? ”She raised her hand and gently pushed me to sit down.
I did what she told me, drank tea and relax. When she was sufficiently convinced that I was soothed, she smiled and raised her hand turned to the pictures on the walls and waved to herself. The photos instantly flew to her, and I opened my eyes wide staring vacantly, she laughed a little, but her face was back to a serious one after seconds thereafter.
“So let us first start with my name, I am Nattsuki Fukaiama” turned to me with a serious face, "Now let me explain the magic”
She lifted her hand to my face and the purple circle appears again, after a moment the circle move over the table and something began to rise from it.
“Magic is the art of manipulating certain aspects of reality or by supernatural means or through knowledge of the occult laws, unknown to science in our world that magic is transmitted at birth. Magic is often viewed with suspicion by the general public for this many years the mags did not want anything to do with people and trained their heirs in ”Aishwarya“, magic world whom themselves have created. ”She paused to sip tea.
Once she was done talking from the circle, which had appeared earlier, rose a little girl with wings. She looked at me and shake, then she take off somewhere, the circle vanished shortly after she took off. My head rolled quickly to aunt Natsuki, but she only smiled slyly
“What does that have anything to do with me?” I asked her while I stared her
“Well my dear, you mage” she said as pointing at me
“That is absurd” I said surprised, “You said yourself that magic is transmitted by birth and I am sure that none of my family are mags”
“Wrong,” she said waving a finger in front of my face, “Your mother is .. No I should say ”was“ magician. She was one of the best magicians I’ve ever met ”with a sad voice said,“ But… ”
“Wait, wait. Do you seriously saying that my mother is magi? But she … she … always….Clumsy” I interrupted her and only managed to argue.
“Yes, and I was as surprised as you are now.” She laughed “Let me finish. But after meeting with your father, she changes, ”she continued as sure that won’t cut her off again “ She raised against our family or in fact against your grandmother. ”
“I have a grandmother?” Interrupted her again
“Yes, of course, actually have the whole family member whom you would able to think off” She smiled and one pictures flew out before my face.
In the picture were 20th people lined up around in four rows, the first rows were men, the women after them I had assumed their wives, the third rows was the teens, the last row were of children whom were seated, and in the middle sat a woman about ’30 no more.
“They look more like soldiers than family,” I tough
“This is portion of the family, and this is your grandmother,” said aunt Nattsuki the sitting woman in the midst of children and aunt Natsuki smiled as if she was having fun.
“She seems pretty young,” I pointed out
“And yes, mages grows with very slow pace,” she laughed, “She seems like that, however your grandmother is 279 years”
“Really? Wow ” I stared at the photo
“May I resume?”
“Every day both of them quarreled constantly. Finally grandmother hit a hand on the table and then disowned her from the family. She made her give up her powers and made her promise never to talk about our family, and so your mother left the family, since then I have not heard from her. But the other day you mother sent a message to me to come and protect you, I would have come earlier but was delayed by your uncle. ”
“Before a day? But the plane is gone today ”
“Today they have found that it disappeared, but it disappeared yesterday evening. Your mother sent me a message then ”
“You said that she has given up her power, so then how did she sent the message?”
“I gave one of my magical object, to which you can record a message and send it to me,” said as she lifted her finger an
d she whirled in a circle, and then came a snow-white bird.
I watched the bird but I did not understand her breed, it was small as the swallow but her wings were larger and its tail was longer. The bird flew over our heads for a minute and landed on aunt Natsuki shoulder, he opened his mouth wide and then I heard the voice of my mother.
“I’ve been found and wounded heavily. I’m sure that my hunter will bring me to that ”place“ so I ask you to protect ”her“ as I can not anymore. I know it’s a short notice but pleas protect ”her and teach“ her ”, tell“ her ”what she is suppose to know, I’m begging you"
“For” that place “I’m not sure where is it, but”she “I’m sure you must you, given how they tried to kidnap you” my aunt Natsuki said while I stare at the bird
“She seems to know her captor, who are they? What they want from my mother? ”I asked the rapidly
“Honey you know that millions more questions, but it is too late and suffered a lot today, so it is better to drink your tea and go to bed. Tomorrow we will continue, right? ”Aunt Natsuki again raised her hand to my face and said with a tight vote
“Okay … but tomorrow we will continue, right?”
“Yes, yes. Of course, now drink your tea ”
So she ended our conversation, while drinking tea many questions arose in my head. But one question I keen to know
“Where is my mother?”