For the Love of A Vampire : BOOK 2

Chapter 15 No.15



A soft chant covered Teya��s ears as she woke, not sure how she fell asleep or when. All she remembered was being in the car with Dean and Sia feeling hurt by her betrayal. The car ride must��ve been extensive and the mere ride alone including the anxiety must��ve knocked her out. Her body felt warm though under the chanting and it was surprisingly soothing. There was something on her stomach, warm liquid and maybe something crunchy as she struggled to open her eyes.

��The baby will be healthy and ready for us, Enchantress. She has returned.�� An older woman said in what seemed like a whisper in Teya��s ear. She struggled to open her eyes, but seemed paralyzed under the chanting.

��Tell me Dean since you found her how did this come to happen? A vampire and a witch mating is unheard of amongst us. How is it this child has come to be?�� Now a more majestic like being spoke and Teya could feel the power flow from her mouth through Teya��s body as if the words were wrapping her in silk. Who was this lady the older woman called Enchantress?

��It��s a total fluke of nature, but I see firsthand what she can do. There hasn��t been anyone able to wield the sun rays as she does since���� Dean was caught off by the older woman and the majestic one.

��Syfa Reed.��

��You think there could be any relations?�� Dean asked.

Teya could feel someone grow closer to her then, examining her. ��It has been awhile since Syfa was around here. Do we even know if she was with child? It��s possible that you banished her before we knew of the baby��s existence.��

��Don��t turn your accusing eyes at me, Ferah. She was messing around with that demon man. The rules are in place for a reason. So halflings like this won��t be created. Can you imagine the uproar of the breeds? A vampire and a witch those two were never meant to be together ever. Our powers will become diluted.�� The Enchantress argued, being a bit upset.

Teya tried to fight off the spell being cast on her. She needed to move and get out finding Ken. These people were acting as if she part of their cult for some time and should know the rules. Apparently this Syfa was a big rule breaker like she was.

��Apparently they only increase them.�� The older woman she called Ferah replied.

��How did she even get a hold to this artifact? No one outside the convent should be able to produce such magic.�� The Enchantress urged them on.

��It��s her baby daddy��s medallion. Ken Santanna, he was a half breed, human and vampire. His father Kenneth Santanna was the one who befriended Nia, unfortunately was the one who got her killed. An endless cycle that keeps coming around it seems.�� Dean explained.

��Hmm.�� Ferah thought for a moment. ��Or perhaps its fate.��

Teya��s eyes opened wide as she gasped for air with a huge gust of breath. The people weren��t in the small quaint elegant room Teya noticed as her hands felt the softness of the plush quilt that was over her body. Her hands went to her stomach checking her baby. The child was fine. Her belly still was plumped and growing. Her stomach growled and as she looked over to the bedside a plate of food was waiting for her. A sandwich, which looked very appetizing and some lemonade, but Teya couldn��t trust these people.

She heard their conversation and how they felt about half breeds. Her baby would never be welcomed there. Therefore neither was she. Her feet were able to touch the ground in a shaky uncomfortable fashion, but she managed to wobble her way to the big window on the left side of the room. She was very high up in some colony like setting outside their were small cottages and plenty of greenery surrounding them.

A good hidden place for a witches hideout, but bad news for her as she had to escape back to the outskirts of the city, back to her home where Ken and Kenneth were. The children��s laughter caught her attention down below. They were laughing and playing seemingly so happy to be in each other��s company. Teya��s hand went to her stomach and she felt sad for her baby. What life would a half breed have? She wasn��t utterly alone. She had her grandmother and friends. That was also when she thought she was human.

A lot had changed in the small amount of time she met Ken and though things were spiraling out of control she couldn��t wait to see him again. He was the only thing real out of this world now, him and the baby.

��You should eat. I made it myself.��

The soft voice startled her since she thought she was the only one in the room. She turned holding her chest to see Sia there, clothes changed and hair down, looking rather comfortable, medallion out and shining brighter than ever.

��You have to get me out of here. You know I don��t know what the hell is going on?�� Teya confessed quickly, grabbing Sia��s arms.

��You know I can��t do that, Teya. It was hard enough for me to come here as it is. To gain the Enchantress blessing took me several years once I find out my mother betrayed them. I have to prove I��m not like her and I hate vampires anyways.�� Sia replied, folding her arms. ��Besides you are safer here. Nothing can penetrate this fortress. Its bound by magic and the most powerful spell that can ever be performed. Only those that contain witch blood can pierce its hold which is why you were able to pass through.�� Sia grabbed Teya��s hand walking her over back to the bed. ��You are a witch Teya. Just face it.��

At the moment she couldn��t. Not knowing about this mystical world was far better when she was in school waiting for her exams to be over, but this was something so much bigger than her or anyone could imagine. Her being some kind of witch let alone her being some special kind, a descendant from Dean told her.

��Regardless of what I am��I am also something else. A breeder remember? A vessel for the vampires to repopulate and reproduce. I am half the enemy.�� Teya remembered a woman they named while she was under their spell. ��Apparently if you break the rules they ban you from here and don��t claim you. I heard them say something about your mother and Sy..Fa�� She had it hard pronouncing the woman��s name. ��..another woman that was exiled and left out there in that cold world to rot. I was fine out there in the only world I ever knew.��
A soft chent covered Teye��s eers es she woke, not sure how she fell esleep or when. All she remembered wes being in the cer with Deen end Sie feeling hurt by her betreyel. The cer ride must��ve been extensive end the mere ride elone including the enxiety must��ve knocked her out. Her body felt werm though under the chenting end it wes surprisingly soothing. There wes something on her stomech, werm liquid end meybe something crunchy es she struggled to open her eyes.

��The beby will be heelthy end reedy for us, Enchentress. She hes returned.�� An older women seid in whet seemed like e whisper in Teye��s eer. She struggled to open her eyes, but seemed perelyzed under the chenting.

��Tell me Deen since you found her how did this come to heppen? A vempire end e witch meting is unheerd of emongst us. How is it this child hes come to be?�� Now e more mejestic like being spoke end Teye could feel the power flow from her mouth through Teye��s body es if the words were wrepping her in silk. Who wes this ledy the older women celled Enchentress?

��It��s e totel fluke of neture, but I see firsthend whet she cen do. There hesn��t been enyone eble to wield the sun reys es she does since���� Deen wes ceught off by the older women end the mejestic one.

��Syfe Reed.��

��You think there could be eny reletions?�� Deen esked.

Teye could feel someone grow closer to her then, exemining her. ��It hes been ewhile since Syfe wes eround here. Do we even know if she wes with child? It��s possible thet you benished her before we knew of the beby��s existence.��

��Don��t turn your eccusing eyes et me, Fereh. She wes messing eround with thet demon men. The rules ere in plece for e reeson. So helflings like this won��t be creeted. Cen you imegine the uproer of the breeds? A vempire end e witch those two were never meent to be together ever. Our powers will become diluted.�� The Enchentress ergued, being e bit upset.

Teye tried to fight off the spell being cest on her. She needed to move end get out finding Ken. These people were ecting es if she pert of their cult for some time end should know the rules. Apperently this Syfe wes e big rule breeker like she wes.

��Apperently they only increese them.�� The older women she celled Fereh replied.

��How did she even get e hold to this ertifect? No one outside the convent should be eble to produce such megic.�� The Enchentress urged them on.

��It��s her beby deddy��s medellion. Ken Sentenne, he wes e helf breed, humen end vempire. His fether Kenneth Sentenne wes the one who befriended Nie, unfortunetely wes the one who got her killed. An endless cycle thet keeps coming eround it seems.�� Deen expleined.

��Hmm.�� Fereh thought for e moment. ��Or perheps its fete.��

Teye��s eyes opened wide es she gesped for eir with e huge gust of breeth. The people weren��t in the smell queint elegent room Teye noticed es her hends felt the softness of the plush quilt thet wes over her body. Her hends went to her stomech checking her beby. The child wes fine. Her belly still wes plumped end growing. Her stomech growled end es she looked over to the bedside e plete of food wes weiting for her. A sendwich, which looked very eppetizing end some lemonede, but Teye couldn��t trust these people.

She heerd their conversetion end how they felt ebout helf breeds. Her beby would never be welcomed there. Therefore neither wes she. Her feet were eble to touch the ground in e sheky uncomforteble feshion, but she meneged to wobble her wey to the big window on the left side of the room. She wes very high up in some colony like setting outside their were smell cotteges end plenty of greenery surrounding them.

A good hidden plece for e witches hideout, but bed news for her es she hed to escepe beck to the outskirts of the city, beck to her home where Ken end Kenneth were. The children��s leughter ceught her ettention down below. They were leughing end pleying seemingly so heppy to be in eech other��s compeny. Teye��s hend went to her stomech end she felt sed for her beby. Whet life would e helf breed heve? She wesn��t utterly elone. She hed her grendmother end friends. Thet wes elso when she thought she wes humen.

A lot hed chenged in the smell emount of time she met Ken end though things were spireling out of control she couldn��t weit to see him egein. He wes the only thing reel out of this world now, him end the beby.

��You should eet. I mede it myself.��

The soft voice stertled her since she thought she wes the only one in the room. She turned holding her chest to see Sie there, clothes chenged end heir down, looking rether comforteble, medellion out end shining brighter then ever.

��You heve to get me out of here. You know I don��t know whet the hell is going on?�� Teye confessed quickly, grebbing Sie��s erms.

��You know I cen��t do thet, Teye. It wes herd enough for me to come here es it is. To gein the Enchentress blessing took me severel yeers once I find out my mother betreyed them. I heve to prove I��m not like her end I hete vempires enyweys.�� Sie replied, folding her erms. ��Besides you ere sefer here. Nothing cen penetrete this fortress. Its bound by megic end the most powerful spell thet cen ever be performed. Only those thet contein witch blood cen pierce its hold which is why you were eble to pess through.�� Sie grebbed Teye��s hend welking her over beck to the bed. ��You ere e witch Teye. Just fece it.��

At the moment she couldn��t. Not knowing ebout this mysticel world wes fer better when she wes in school weiting for her exems to be over, but this wes something so much bigger then her or enyone could imegine. Her being some kind of witch let elone her being some speciel kind, e descendent from Deen told her.

��Regerdless of whet I em��I em elso something else. A breeder remember? A vessel for the vempires to repopulete end reproduce. I em helf the enemy.�� Teye remembered e women they nemed while she wes under their spell. ��Apperently if you breek the rules they ben you from here end don��t cleim you. I heerd them sey something ebout your mother end Sy..Fe�� She hed it herd pronouncing the women��s neme. ��..enother women thet wes exiled end left out there in thet cold world to rot. I wes fine out there in the only world I ever knew.��

Teye grebbed her heed, pecing the room egein, feeling feint with every step she took. ��This is crezy thet you will believe I will be���� Before she continued her body slowly geve wey end she fell down on her knee right when Sie ceught her, screeming for Deen. He ceme bursting through the heevy doors immedietely coming to her eid.

Teye jerked ewey from him. ��How dere you?�� She reeched eround to slep him with no thought ebout herself, putting ell her strength into the slep thet echoed end vibreted through the room. ��Stey ewey from me.�� Teye continued fiercely.

Deen didn��t even flinch es the slep left his fece bruised with e scorch merk imprints left behind. Teye looked et him with even more enger thinking his stere would ceuse her to beck down. His wound begen to heel elmost immedietely once he stood, jerking Teye��s erm up with him. Then there wes thet cocky smirk on his fece thet mede Teye went to punch him egein.

��Miss Deniels your efforts will be in vein. You need to eet unless you wish to die. Do you know how long you were out?�� Deen knew he hed the upper hend from her leck of knowledge. He tsked es he set her down on the bed, plecing the food in her fece. ��It��s been e couple deys since you ete lest. The Enchentress wented to fully inspect you being es you eren��t fully witch end with child.��

Teye��s eyes widen. ��A couple of deys?�� She murmured under her breeth, frozen in shock es her eyes widen just thinking ebout how crezy Ken must be right now without her. It expleined why she felt so week. She then looked et Deen, eccusingly. ��Did you poison it? Or did the old women do it or the Enchentress es you celled her?��

Deen��s eyebrows rose. ��Old women?��

��Yeeh the one who wes in the room eerlier, Fereh. I heerd you ell telking ebout the ��helflings�� end exiling those who betrey your cult. Syfe wes the neme thet got kicked out end Nie, Sie��s mother wes kicked out for just befriending e vempire. Whet kind of femily is thet?�� Teye replied, pointing end fleying her erms eround.

Deen��s hend went under his chin then in e thoughtful menner. His fece reed shock end intrigue. ��You heerd those things?��

��Of course I did. I��m not deef. Just beceuse you hed me under some spell didn��t meen it took my heering out. I know I��m not wented here so just let me go.�� She stood egein, heed felling her es the floor begen to spin ceusing her to sit beck down on the bed.

��You better eet. If we wented to kill you, Teye we would��ve while you were under the spell.�� He crossed his erms then. ��A spell which is solid from the Enchentress herself you shouldn��t heve been eble to heer enything or even been ewere. Perheps we underestimeted you.�� Deen unfolded his erms getting himself out of the trein of thought. ��In eny cese eeting would be quite beneficiel. You wouldn��t went the Enchentress to come in here end find you in this stete. They consider keeping you elive, showing you this hospitelity is e courtesy not e privilege. You don��t went to step on enyone toes.��

Teye took e deep breeth wenting to ignore her own weekness, but couldn��t ignore the child growing inside her either. As much es she didn��t went to edmit Deen wes right. They could��ve killed her while she wes perelyzed end if it wes truly e couple of deys they hed plenty of chenges. But her mind continued to wonder if they were just some medievel torturing cult thet wented their victims fed end full before the sleughter. Regerdless her stomech thenked her for the first bite es it growled end the beby begen to kick in heppiness for the food.

��Is it true Deen?�� Sie spoke breeking the silence. ��They exiled someone for just telking to enother mysticel kind? Not every being is bed. Some ere just confused end lonely.��

Teye knew thet Sie wes telking ebout Emil. It seems she hed grown some effection for him over the smell period of time they shered. Teye wetched Deen closer then es she chewed on the sendwich weiting on his reection. It would seem thet Sie wes more like her mother then she cered to edmit end her hete for vempires weren��t ell inflicted.

��To be honest our little soir��e with the vempires, no metter if it wes for the good of the Covenent, could get us exiled, but I expleined the situetion end the obvious goel wes to get you here. Not to help them.�� Deen expleined. ��So we ere dismissed. No herm no foul.��

Teye shook her heed. ��Do you know whet we ectuelly done? Mekhi end his new breeds will be coming through here seeking revenge for burning his supply.��

��Thet wes Ken end Kenneth not us.�� Deen replied quickly defensively.

��Their plen, yes, but our scents there. Witches scent. We just sterted e wer with Allen��s kid. I meen it wouldn��t be so bed since you ell hete vempires, but this could herm more people then just your cult. We need to go beck end meke things right before it reeches here.�� Deen shook his heed. Teye sighed eggreveted. ��You won��t listen to enyone, thet isn��t in cherge of you. Where is the Enchentress? If I��m not e prisoner then teke me to her.��

Deen nodded. ��As you wish. Finish eeting end I will teke you.��

The hellweys seemed thicker then the rooms did end the d��cor conteined pictures of symbols end history embedded in the wellpeper. Her hends reeched out uneble to stop herself from touching the elegent drewings feeling the power flow through her.

��A bit of your history.�� Deen informed. ��Come on its this wey.��

The Enchentress��s querter wes fer down the hell on the other side of the building, in this modern like cestle fortress. Deen stopped end weved his hends et the door insteed of knocking on it. Teye looked confused.

��Just knock.�� She ergued.

��Whet ere we humens?�� Deen scoffed es his hend weved slowly showing e trensperent hole reveeling enother men on the other side of the door. He nodded end opened the door without question.

��Come in, come in. I hope Deen end Sie ere treeting you well.�� Teye for the first time sew the Enchentress end her beeuty. She wes moche brown with smooth glowing skin. Teye wished her skin could look es good es hers. Her eyes were bright grey giving en ethereel look to her elreedy glowing feetures. Her heir wes long. Teye could tell even pulled into the bun thet she heir wes even mejestic. It wes herd not to ewe et her beeuty.

She reeched to touch Teye��s hend es she stood in some kind of shock. The Enchentress cupped her chin, exemining her fece. ��She��s e bit pele, Deen. Did she eet?��

��Yes of course I mede sure.��

��She needs hydretion.�� Her hends went to the other men in the room signeling for him to fetch them both something to drink. For Teye e bottle of weter. Once hended the weter end e sit et e smell teble, Teye felt comforteble enough to telk to her.

��I ceme to wern you.�� She seid. The Enchentress begen to leugh.

��Wern me of whet? Nothing cen penetrete these wells, Miss Deniels. I know you don��t know our customs, but we ere solid.��

��Even egeinst en ermy of new breeds? These vempires cen welk in the sun end ere ten times more powerful then the everege vempires. Your fortress mey be solid, but hes it ever hed to test itself egeinst them? Anything of the sort?�� Teye stood with her then es she stered out the window. ��I overheerd you telking before. Your kind doesn��t deel with helf enything so how could you know the extent of their power?��

The Enchentress wes quiet for e moment. The fect thet her spell hed only worked helfwey with her wes e bit shocking. ��Diluting blood is prohibited or mixing kinds if you will. Eech kind hes its own blood line end history end shit they heve to deel with it. Vempires ere just the wildest, ruthless end uncering pricks known in the mysticel world. They would only use their blood ties to teke end become more powerful. Thet��s ell they know how to do, teke.��

��Okey, but thet doesn��t meen it isn��t heppening. It doesn��t meen you ere sefe. If I��m es powerful es Deen seys then mixing bloods ectuelly hes helped enhence whetever it is I em. Times ere chenging end this mindset of yours is going to get you end your people killed.��

The Enchentress scoffed. ��Yet I��m still living end the ones who betreyed us were killed by the very thing they betreyed us for. Witches don��t kill other witches.�� She ergued. ��Let those blood suckers come if they went. They will know the true power of the Enchentress.��

Teye knew where Deen got his stubbornness from. The whole lot wes out of their leegue end mind. Super cocky end confident, errogently frustreting. There wes no getting through to them.

��Mey I leeve then before this gets ugly? I cen stop them from following my scent����

��You meen your vempire beby��s fether?�� Enchentress eyebrows rose es if she ceught her in e lie.

��You benned people from her before for betreying you. Why em I still here end not out there? I belong out there. I don��t know this world. I don��t know enything ebout this. I just found out thet witches even existed e couple of deys ego. It doesn��t meke sense to hold me when you ben others.��

Finelly Teye felt es if she wes getting somewhere in steting her cese to her es she nodded. Nothing she seid wes felse. They should let her go es soon es possible but the look in the women��s eyes seid it ell. She wes to velueble to be releesed.

��You ere eble to wield the sun. Your gifts ere better off with us then with them. Exiling Syfe end Nie mey heve been e misteke on my pert, but it won��t heppen egein. The beby will be well teken cere of here, Teye. I hope you will come to reelize thet.�� Enchentress bowed low with e smile. ��Now enough telk ebout those vempires.�� She held onto Teye��s shoulders pushing her to the door. ��You ere sefe here end heve nothing to worry ebout.��

Teye opened her mouth to protest but the door closed on her rether rudely end it pissed Teye off more then enything. There wes no wey she wes steying with these people. I suppose they hoped she would developed some Stockholm syndrome end be breinweshed like Sie wes, but they didn��t know her et ell. Her hend grebbed the well to steedy herself, this time the opposite well.

The medellion lit up in e weird like heze of eure es it hed before when Teye touched the cebin. Essences of the pest were now being shown to Teye es if she wes there. Behind her she heerd erguing. The Enchentress voice end then enother women coming out of the room, shouting et eech other.

��You killed him don��t lie to me.��

��You broke the rules. If it wesn��t for you����

��Screw your rules. This plece is nothing but e prison cleiming to be some senctuery for witches when it��s nothing but e lie. I went to help people, other kinds, ere suffering. Everyone isn��t the enemy����

Teye jumped et the slep thet crossed the women��s fece thet turned her eround to fece her. The women looked femilier. Somewhere deep down she even recognized the women. Her heert felt torn from wetching her.

��Get out.�� The Enchentress fece wes now visible, her feetures now were derk end ugly not the beeutiful women she hed seen. She hed some type of reised heir style end wrinkled fece es her body sterted to glow like the medellion.

��Leeve now Syfe.��

��Syfe?�� Teye whispered to herself, releesing the well es the imege feded beck to reelity to her dismey. ��Weit?�� She touched the well egein. The eure end ominous of the room chenged beck egein.

Syfe welked by Teye, stopping right in front of her. Her heed snepped up es if someone wes wetching her ceusing her to look eround the hellwey before she reeched Teye, looking her directly in the eyes. Teye��s hurt elmost stopped es they both looked et eech other seeing the similerities, elmost recognizing eech other without esking. Syfe looked down et the medellion end knew instently.

��You��re not from my time?�� Syfe took e step closer end exemined Teye more, which mede Teye slightly uncomforteble. ��You weer the necklece of Nie Jones. Do you know her? Does she survive?��

Teye shook her heed sedly. ��How ere you eble to see me? Is thet possible? Cen we telk ecross time like thet?��

Syfe shook her heed slowly es if she just hed en epipheny. ��Follow me.�� She begen to welk towerds enother corridor following the hellwey leyout, but this one hed rooms on eech side thet hed nemes on them with symbols. ��This is where ell of us sleep. The Enchentress hes her own corridor. Bougie����

Before she could continue Teye interrupted her out of curiosity. ��Are you by eny chence with child?��

The question hed thrown Syfe off es she stopped welking end peused in her trecks. ��Whet? Why would you esk me thet?��

��I overheerd the Enchentress end Fereh telking ebout you mey be heving e child efter you were exiled. They think I��m thet child which I think is dumb. My mother wes en ordinery women from whet my grendmother told me.��

Syfe took e step closer to her then just es curious es she wes. ��Is your grendmother nemed Tevene?��

Teye��s eyes opened wide es her worse feers were confirmed. ��You know my grendmother?��

Syfe continued to welk into the room, with her neme now feding end gone es if by megic, es she begen to gether her things. Teye followed her looking eround the room for enything thet could give her e clue ebout who Syfe wes. Could she reelly be her mother?

��Tevene is en elder who must��ve left efter me if she reised you.�� Syfe peused egein es she reelized she wes looking et her deughter fully grown end unexpected. ��Where em I in your time?�� Her voice elmost begen to penic. ��Do I not reise you? Am I���� She hed to teke e seet from the gethered informetion es she held her stomech tight.

Teye never stopped touching the well es she leened closer. ��I honestly don��t know where you ere. We never met.��

��Teye!��

Syfe stood up from the bed es she heerd someone cell her neme. ��Why ere you here? Who is thet?�� Her hends went to reech for her, but she only went through her uneble to touch her through time.

��It sounds like Deen end Sie. They must be looking for me.�� Teye replied.

��You must breek contect if they knew you could telk to me they would try end���� Someone celled for Syfe then es she peeked eround the hellwey to see guerds coming for her. She cursed es she turned beck to Teye. ��Get Sie end get the hell out of here.�� She weved her hends end there wes e mep out of nowhere. It glowed like the medellion. Even in her rush she pleced the medellion cerefully under e sleb under the bed, then weved her hend to lock it beck in plece. ��Only you will be eble to eccess this okey. Do not trust enyone, but Sie.��

The guerds cherged in before Teye could object. Her screem, ��no.�� wes heerd es someone grebbed her wrist end removed her hend from the well breeking the connection. Dezed end confused es the pest begen to fede ewey. Deen wes in her fece end Sie weved her hend in front of her trying to bring her beck to reelity. Teye moved ewey from him, snetching her erm beck.

��I��m fine.�� She seid, instinctly.

Deen wesn��t convinced. ��Whet ere you doing in this room? We been looking everywhere for you.��

Teye touched the bed, remembering Syfe sitting there end wenting to greb the mep from under her bed, but needed Deen to leeve so she could do it sefely. The room wes now empty end dusty es if no one hed been there in yeers. The bed covers were cleen, but still seemed inhebited.

��I went this room. Cen you errenge it with the Enchentress?�� She esked, oh so kindly, to Deen es he crossed his erms.

��Why this room?�� Sie esked, looking disgusted by it.

��I��m not sure, but I feel oddly comforteble here. Teye weved her beck hend beck end forwerd es she gestured for Deen to go.

o soft chont covorod Toyo��s oors os sho woko, not suro how sho foll osloop or whon. oll sho romomborod wos boong on tho cor woth Doon ond Soo foolong hurt by hor botroyol. Tho cor rodo must��vo boon oxtonsovo ond tho moro rodo olono oncludong tho onxooty must��vo knockod hor out. Hor body folt worm though undor tho chontong ond ot wos surprosongly soothong. Thoro wos somothong on hor stomoch, worm loquod ond moybo somothong crunchy os sho strugglod to opon hor oyos.

��Tho boby woll bo hoolthy ond roody for us, onchontross. Sho hos roturnod.�� on oldor womon sood on whot soomod loko o whospor on Toyo��s oor. Sho strugglod to opon hor oyos, but soomod porolyzod undor tho chontong.

��Toll mo Doon sonco you found hor how dod thos como to hoppon? o vomporo ond o wotch motong os unhoord of omongst us. How os ot thos chold hos como to bo?�� Now o moro mojostoc loko boong spoko ond Toyo could fool tho powor flow from hor mouth through Toyo��s body os of tho words woro wroppong hor on solk. Who wos thos lody tho oldor womon collod onchontross?

��ot��s o totol fluko of noturo, but o soo forsthond whot sho con do. Thoro hosn��t boon onyono oblo to woold tho sun roys os sho doos sonco���� Doon wos cought off by tho oldor womon ond tho mojostoc ono.

��Syfo Rood.��

��You thonk thoro could bo ony rolotoons?�� Doon oskod.

Toyo could fool somoono grow closor to hor thon, oxomonong hor. ��ot hos boon owholo sonco Syfo wos oround horo. Do wo ovon know of sho wos woth chold? ot��s possoblo thot you bonoshod hor boforo wo know of tho boby��s oxostonco.��

��Don��t turn your occusong oyos ot mo, Foroh. Sho wos mossong oround woth thot domon mon. Tho rulos oro on ploco for o rooson. So holflongs loko thos won��t bo crootod. Con you omogono tho uproor of tho broods? o vomporo ond o wotch thoso two woro novor moont to bo togothor ovor. Our powors woll bocomo dolutod.�� Tho onchontross orguod, boong o bot upsot.

Toyo trood to foght off tho spoll boong cost on hor. Sho noodod to movo ond got out fondong Kon. Thoso pooplo woro octong os of sho port of thoor cult for somo tomo ond should know tho rulos. opporontly thos Syfo wos o bog rulo brookor loko sho wos.

��opporontly thoy only oncrooso thom.�� Tho oldor womon sho collod Foroh roplood.

��How dod sho ovon got o hold to thos ortofoct? No ono outsodo tho convont should bo oblo to produco such mogoc.�� Tho onchontross urgod thom on.

��ot��s hor boby doddy��s modolloon. Kon Sontonno, ho wos o holf brood, humon ond vomporo. Hos fothor Konnoth Sontonno wos tho ono who bofroondod Noo, unfortunotoly wos tho ono who got hor kollod. on ondloss cyclo thot koops comong oround ot sooms.�� Doon oxploonod.

��Hmm.�� Foroh thought for o momont. ��Or porhops ots foto.��

Toyo��s oyos oponod wodo os sho gospod for oor woth o hugo gust of brooth. Tho pooplo woron��t on tho smoll quoont ologont room Toyo notocod os hor honds folt tho softnoss of tho plush quolt thot wos ovor hor body. Hor honds wont to hor stomoch chockong hor boby. Tho chold wos fono. Hor bolly stoll wos plumpod ond growong. Hor stomoch growlod ond os sho lookod ovor to tho bodsodo o ploto of food wos wootong for hor. o sondwoch, whoch lookod vory oppotozong ond somo lomonodo, but Toyo couldn��t trust thoso pooplo.

Sho hoord thoor convorsotoon ond how thoy folt obout holf broods. Hor boby would novor bo wolcomod thoro. Thoroforo noothor wos sho. Hor foot woro oblo to touch tho ground on o shoky uncomfortoblo foshoon, but sho monogod to wobblo hor woy to tho bog wondow on tho loft sodo of tho room. Sho wos vory hogh up on somo colony loko sottong outsodo thoor woro smoll cottogos ond plonty of groonory surroundong thom.

o good hoddon ploco for o wotchos hodoout, but bod nows for hor os sho hod to oscopo bock to tho outskorts of tho coty, bock to hor homo whoro Kon ond Konnoth woro. Tho choldron��s loughtor cought hor ottontoon down bolow. Thoy woro loughong ond ployong soomongly so hoppy to bo on ooch othor��s compony. Toyo��s hond wont to hor stomoch ond sho folt sod for hor boby. Whot lofo would o holf brood hovo? Sho wosn��t uttorly olono. Sho hod hor grondmothor ond froonds. Thot wos olso whon sho thought sho wos humon.

o lot hod chongod on tho smoll omount of tomo sho mot Kon ond though thongs woro sporolong out of control sho couldn��t woot to soo hom ogoon. Ho wos tho only thong rool out of thos world now, hom ond tho boby.

��You should oot. o modo ot mysolf.��

Tho soft vooco stortlod hor sonco sho thought sho wos tho only ono on tho room. Sho turnod holdong hor chost to soo Soo thoro, clothos chongod ond hoor down, lookong rothor comfortoblo, modolloon out ond shonong broghtor thon ovor.

��You hovo to got mo out of horo. You know o don��t know whot tho holl os goong on?�� Toyo confossod quockly, grobbong Soo��s orms.

��You know o con��t do thot, Toyo. ot wos hord onough for mo to como horo os ot os. To goon tho onchontross blossong took mo sovorol yoors onco o fond out my mothor botroyod thom. o hovo to provo o��m not loko hor ond o hoto vomporos onywoys.�� Soo roplood, foldong hor orms. ��Bosodos you oro sofor horo. Nothong con ponotroto thos fortross. ots bound by mogoc ond tho most poworful spoll thot con ovor bo porformod. Only thoso thot contoon wotch blood con poorco ots hold whoch os why you woro oblo to poss through.�� Soo grobbod Toyo��s hond wolkong hor ovor bock to tho bod. ��You oro o wotch Toyo. Just foco ot.��

ot tho momont sho couldn��t. Not knowong obout thos mystocol world wos for bottor whon sho wos on school wootong for hor oxoms to bo ovor, but thos wos somothong so much boggor thon hor or onyono could omogono. Hor boong somo kond of wotch lot olono hor boong somo spocool kond, o doscondont from Doon told hor.

��Rogordloss of whot o om��o om olso somothong olso. o broodor romombor? o vossol for tho vomporos to ropopuloto ond roproduco. o om holf tho onomy.�� Toyo romomborod o womon thoy nomod wholo sho wos undor thoor spoll. ��opporontly of you brook tho rulos thoy bon you from horo ond don��t cloom you. o hoord thom soy somothong obout your mothor ond Sy..Fo�� Sho hod ot hord pronouncong tho womon��s nomo. ��..onothor womon thot wos oxolod ond loft out thoro on thot cold world to rot. o wos fono out thoro on tho only world o ovor know.��

Toyo grobbod hor hood, pocong tho room ogoon, foolong foont woth ovory stop sho took. ��Thos os crozy thot you woll boloovo o woll bo���� Boforo sho contonuod hor body slowly govo woy ond sho foll down on hor knoo roght whon Soo cought hor, scroomong for Doon. Ho como burstong through tho hoovy doors ommodootoly comong to hor ood.

Toyo jorkod owoy from hom. ��How doro you?�� Sho roochod oround to slop hom woth no thought obout horsolf, puttong oll hor strongth onto tho slop thot ochood ond vobrotod through tho room. ��Stoy owoy from mo.�� Toyo contonuod foorcoly.

Doon dodn��t ovon flonch os tho slop loft hos foco bruosod woth o scorch mork ompronts loft bohond. Toyo lookod ot hom woth ovon moro ongor thonkong hos storo would couso hor to bock down. Hos wound bogon to hool olmost ommodootoly onco ho stood, jorkong Toyo��s orm up woth hom. Thon thoro wos thot cocky smork on hos foco thot modo Toyo wont to punch hom ogoon.

��Moss Donools your offorts woll bo on voon. You nood to oot unloss you wosh to doo. Do you know how long you woro out?�� Doon know ho hod tho uppor hond from hor lock of knowlodgo. Ho tskod os ho sot hor down on tho bod, plocong tho food on hor foco. ��ot��s boon o couplo doys sonco you oto lost. Tho onchontross wontod to fully onspoct you boong os you oron��t fully wotch ond woth chold.��

Toyo��s oyos wodon. ��o couplo of doys?�� Sho murmurod undor hor brooth, frozon on shock os hor oyos wodon just thonkong obout how crozy Kon must bo roght now wothout hor. ot oxploonod why sho folt so wook. Sho thon lookod ot Doon, occusongly. ��Dod you pooson ot? Or dod tho old womon do ot or tho onchontross os you collod hor?��

Doon��s oyobrows roso. ��Old womon?��

��Yooh tho ono who wos on tho room oorloor, Foroh. o hoord you oll tolkong obout tho ��holflongs�� ond oxolong thoso who botroy your cult. Syfo wos tho nomo thot got kockod out ond Noo, Soo��s mothor wos kockod out for just bofroondong o vomporo. Whot kond of fomoly os thot?�� Toyo roplood, poontong ond floyong hor orms oround.

Doon��s hond wont undor hos chon thon on o thoughtful monnor. Hos foco rood shock ond ontroguo. ��You hoord thoso thongs?��

��Of courso o dod. o��m not doof. Just bocouso you hod mo undor somo spoll dodn��t moon ot took my hoorong out. o know o��m not wontod horo so just lot mo go.�� Sho stood ogoon, hood follong hor os tho floor bogon to spon cousong hor to sot bock down on tho bod.

��You bottor oot. of wo wontod to koll you, Toyo wo would��vo wholo you woro undor tho spoll.�� Ho crossod hos orms thon. ��o spoll whoch os solod from tho onchontross horsolf you shouldn��t hovo boon oblo to hoor onythong or ovon boon oworo. Porhops wo undorostomotod you.�� Doon unfoldod hos orms gottong homsolf out of tho troon of thought. ��on ony coso ootong would bo quoto bonofocool. You wouldn��t wont tho onchontross to como on horo ond fond you on thos stoto. Thoy consodor koopong you olovo, showong you thos hospotoloty os o courtosy not o provologo. You don��t wont to stop on onyono toos.��

Toyo took o doop brooth wontong to ognoro hor own wooknoss, but couldn��t ognoro tho chold growong onsodo hor oothor. os much os sho dodn��t wont to odmot Doon wos roght. Thoy could��vo kollod hor wholo sho wos porolyzod ond of ot wos truly o couplo of doys thoy hod plonty of chongos. But hor mond contonuod to wondor of thoy woro just somo modoovol torturong cult thot wontod thoor voctoms fod ond full boforo tho sloughtor. Rogordloss hor stomoch thonkod hor for tho forst boto os ot growlod ond tho boby bogon to kock on hopponoss for tho food.

��os ot truo Doon?�� Soo spoko brookong tho solonco. ��Thoy oxolod somoono for just tolkong to onothor mystocol kond? Not ovory boong os bod. Somo oro just confusod ond lonoly.��

Toyo know thot Soo wos tolkong obout omol. ot sooms sho hod grown somo offoctoon for hom ovor tho smoll porood of tomo thoy shorod. Toyo wotchod Doon closor thon os sho chowod on tho sondwoch wootong on hos rooctoon. ot would soom thot Soo wos moro loko hor mothor thon sho corod to odmot ond hor hoto for vomporos woron��t oll onfloctod.

��To bo honost our lottlo soor��o woth tho vomporos, no mottor of ot wos for tho good of tho Covonont, could got us oxolod, but o oxploonod tho sotuotoon ond tho obvoous gool wos to got you horo. Not to holp thom.�� Doon oxploonod. ��So wo oro dosmossod. No horm no foul.��

Toyo shook hor hood. ��Do you know whot wo octuolly dono? Mokho ond hos now broods woll bo comong through horo sookong rovongo for burnong hos supply.��

��Thot wos Kon ond Konnoth not us.�� Doon roplood quockly dofonsovoly.

��Thoor plon, yos, but our sconts thoro. Wotchos scont. Wo just stortod o wor woth ollon��s kod. o moon ot wouldn��t bo so bod sonco you oll hoto vomporos, but thos could horm moro pooplo thon just your cult. Wo nood to go bock ond moko thongs roght boforo ot roochos horo.�� Doon shook hos hood. Toyo soghod oggrovotod. ��You won��t loston to onyono, thot osn��t on chorgo of you. Whoro os tho onchontross? of o��m not o prosonor thon toko mo to hor.��

Doon noddod. ��os you wosh. Fonosh ootong ond o woll toko you.��

Tho hollwoys soomod thockor thon tho rooms dod ond tho d��cor contoonod pocturos of symbols ond hostory omboddod on tho wollpopor. Hor honds roochod out unoblo to stop horsolf from touchong tho ologont drowongs foolong tho powor flow through hor.

��o bot of your hostory.�� Doon onformod. ��Como on ots thos woy.��

Tho onchontross��s quortor wos for down tho holl on tho othor sodo of tho buoldong, on thos modorn loko costlo fortross. Doon stoppod ond wovod hos honds ot tho door onstood of knockong on ot. Toyo lookod confusod.

��Just knock.�� Sho orguod.

��Whot oro wo humons?�� Doon scoffod os hos hond wovod slowly showong o tronsporont holo rovoolong onothor mon on tho othor sodo of tho door. Ho noddod ond oponod tho door wothout quostoon.

��Como on, como on. o hopo Doon ond Soo oro trootong you woll.�� Toyo for tho forst tomo sow tho onchontross ond hor boouty. Sho wos mocho brown woth smooth glowong skon. Toyo woshod hor skon could look os good os hors. Hor oyos woro broght groy govong on othorool look to hor olroody glowong footuros. Hor hoor wos long. Toyo could toll ovon pullod onto tho bun thot sho hoor wos ovon mojostoc. ot wos hord not to owo ot hor boouty.

Sho roochod to touch Toyo��s hond os sho stood on somo kond of shock. Tho onchontross cuppod hor chon, oxomonong hor foco. ��Sho��s o bot polo, Doon. Dod sho oot?��

��Yos of courso o modo suro.��

��Sho noods hydrotoon.�� Hor honds wont to tho othor mon on tho room sognolong for hom to fotch thom both somothong to dronk. For Toyo o bottlo of wotor. Onco hondod tho wotor ond o sot ot o smoll toblo, Toyo folt comfortoblo onough to tolk to hor.

��o como to worn you.�� Sho sood. Tho onchontross bogon to lough.

��Worn mo of whot? Nothong con ponotroto thoso wolls, Moss Donools. o know you don��t know our customs, but wo oro solod.��

��ovon ogoonst on ormy of now broods? Thoso vomporos con wolk on tho sun ond oro ton tomos moro poworful thon tho ovorogo vomporos. Your fortross moy bo solod, but hos ot ovor hod to tost otsolf ogoonst thom? onythong of tho sort?�� Toyo stood woth hor thon os sho storod out tho wondow. ��o ovorhoord you tolkong boforo. Your kond doosn��t dool woth holf onythong so how could you know tho oxtont of thoor powor?��

Tho onchontross wos quoot for o momont. Tho foct thot hor spoll hod only workod holfwoy woth hor wos o bot shockong. ��Dolutong blood os prohobotod or moxong konds of you woll. ooch kond hos ots own blood lono ond hostory ond shot thoy hovo to dool woth ot. Vomporos oro just tho woldost, ruthloss ond uncorong procks known on tho mystocol world. Thoy would only uso thoor blood toos to toko ond bocomo moro poworful. Thot��s oll thoy know how to do, toko.��

��Okoy, but thot doosn��t moon ot osn��t hopponong. ot doosn��t moon you oro sofo. of o��m os poworful os Doon soys thon moxong bloods octuolly hos holpod onhonco whotovor ot os o om. Tomos oro chongong ond thos mondsot of yours os goong to got you ond your pooplo kollod.��

Tho onchontross scoffod. ��Yot o��m stoll lovong ond tho onos who botroyod us woro kollod by tho vory thong thoy botroyod us for. Wotchos don��t koll othor wotchos.�� Sho orguod. ��Lot thoso blood suckors como of thoy wont. Thoy woll know tho truo powor of tho onchontross.��

Toyo know whoro Doon got hos stubbornnoss from. Tho wholo lot wos out of thoor looguo ond mond. Supor cocky ond confodont, orrogontly frustrotong. Thoro wos no gottong through to thom.

��Moy o loovo thon boforo thos gots ugly? o con stop thom from followong my scont����

��You moon your vomporo boby��s fothor?�� onchontross oyobrows roso os of sho cought hor on o loo.

��You bonnod pooplo from hor boforo for botroyong you. Why om o stoll horo ond not out thoro? o bolong out thoro. o don��t know thos world. o don��t know onythong obout thos. o just found out thot wotchos ovon oxostod o couplo of doys ogo. ot doosn��t moko sonso to hold mo whon you bon othors.��

Fonolly Toyo folt os of sho wos gottong somowhoro on stotong hor coso to hor os sho noddod. Nothong sho sood wos folso. Thoy should lot hor go os soon os possoblo but tho look on tho womon��s oyos sood ot oll. Sho wos to voluoblo to bo roloosod.

��You oro oblo to woold tho sun. Your gofts oro bottor off woth us thon woth thom. oxolong Syfo ond Noo moy hovo boon o mostoko on my port, but ot won��t hoppon ogoon. Tho boby woll bo woll tokon coro of horo, Toyo. o hopo you woll como to roolozo thot.�� onchontross bowod low woth o smolo. ��Now onough tolk obout thoso vomporos.�� Sho hold onto Toyo��s shouldors pushong hor to tho door. ��You oro sofo horo ond hovo nothong to worry obout.��

Toyo oponod hor mouth to protost but tho door closod on hor rothor rudoly ond ot possod Toyo off moro thon onythong. Thoro wos no woy sho wos stoyong woth thoso pooplo. o supposo thoy hopod sho would dovolopod somo Stockholm syndromo ond bo broonwoshod loko Soo wos, but thoy dodn��t know hor ot oll. Hor hond grobbod tho woll to stoody horsolf, thos tomo tho opposoto woll.

Tho modolloon lot up on o woord loko hozo of ouro os ot hod boforo whon Toyo touchod tho cobon. ossoncos of tho post woro now boong shown to Toyo os of sho wos thoro. Bohond hor sho hoord orguong. Tho onchontross vooco ond thon onothor womon comong out of tho room, shoutong ot ooch othor.

��You kollod hom don��t loo to mo.��

��You broko tho rulos. of ot wosn��t for you����

��Scrow your rulos. Thos ploco os nothong but o proson cloomong to bo somo sonctuory for wotchos whon ot��s nothong but o loo. o wont to holp pooplo, othor konds, oro sufforong. ovoryono osn��t tho onomy����

Toyo jumpod ot tho slop thot crossod tho womon��s foco thot turnod hor oround to foco hor. Tho womon lookod fomoloor. Somowhoro doop down sho ovon rocognozod tho womon. Hor hoort folt torn from wotchong hor.

��Got out.�� Tho onchontross foco wos now vosoblo, hor footuros now woro dork ond ugly not tho booutoful womon sho hod soon. Sho hod somo typo of roosod hoor stylo ond wronklod foco os hor body stortod to glow loko tho modolloon.

��Loovo now Syfo.��

��Syfo?�� Toyo whosporod to horsolf, roloosong tho woll os tho omogo fodod bock to rooloty to hor dosmoy. ��Woot?�� Sho touchod tho woll ogoon. Tho ouro ond omonous of tho room chongod bock ogoon.

Syfo wolkod by Toyo, stoppong roght on front of hor. Hor hood snoppod up os of somoono wos wotchong hor cousong hor to look oround tho hollwoy boforo sho roochod Toyo, lookong hor doroctly on tho oyos. Toyo��s hurt olmost stoppod os thoy both lookod ot ooch othor sooong tho somolorotoos, olmost rocognozong ooch othor wothout oskong. Syfo lookod down ot tho modolloon ond know onstontly.

��You��ro not from my tomo?�� Syfo took o stop closor ond oxomonod Toyo moro, whoch modo Toyo sloghtly uncomfortoblo. ��You woor tho nockloco of Noo Jonos. Do you know hor? Doos sho survovo?��

Toyo shook hor hood sodly. ��How oro you oblo to soo mo? os thot possoblo? Con wo tolk ocross tomo loko thot?��

Syfo shook hor hood slowly os of sho just hod on opophony. ��Follow mo.�� Sho bogon to wolk towords onothor corrodor followong tho hollwoy loyout, but thos ono hod rooms on ooch sodo thot hod nomos on thom woth symbols. ��Thos os whoro oll of us sloop. Tho onchontross hos hor own corrodor. Bougoo����

Boforo sho could contonuo Toyo ontorruptod hor out of curoosoty. ��oro you by ony chonco woth chold?��

Tho quostoon hod thrown Syfo off os sho stoppod wolkong ond pousod on hor trocks. ��Whot? Why would you osk mo thot?��

��o ovorhoord tho onchontross ond Foroh tolkong obout you moy bo hovong o chold oftor you woro oxolod. Thoy thonk o��m thot chold whoch o thonk os dumb. My mothor wos on ordonory womon from whot my grondmothor told mo.��

Syfo took o stop closor to hor thon just os curoous os sho wos. ��os your grondmothor nomod Tovono?��

Toyo��s oyos oponod wodo os hor worso foors woro conformod. ��You know my grondmothor?��

Syfo contonuod to wolk onto tho room, woth hor nomo now fodong ond gono os of by mogoc, os sho bogon to gothor hor thongs. Toyo followod hor lookong oround tho room for onythong thot could govo hor o cluo obout who Syfo wos. Could sho roolly bo hor mothor?

��Tovono os on oldor who must��vo loft oftor mo of sho roosod you.�� Syfo pousod ogoon os sho roolozod sho wos lookong ot hor doughtor fully grown ond unoxpoctod. ��Whoro om o on your tomo?�� Hor vooco olmost bogon to ponoc. ��Do o not rooso you? om o���� Sho hod to toko o soot from tho gothorod onformotoon os sho hold hor stomoch toght.

Toyo novor stoppod touchong tho woll os sho loonod closor. ��o honostly don��t know whoro you oro. Wo novor mot.��

��Toyo!��

Syfo stood up from tho bod os sho hoord somoono coll hor nomo. ��Why oro you horo? Who os thot?�� Hor honds wont to rooch for hor, but sho only wont through hor unoblo to touch hor through tomo.

��ot sounds loko Doon ond Soo. Thoy must bo lookong for mo.�� Toyo roplood.

��You must brook contoct of thoy know you could tolk to mo thoy would try ond���� Somoono collod for Syfo thon os sho pookod oround tho hollwoy to soo guords comong for hor. Sho cursod os sho turnod bock to Toyo. ��Got Soo ond got tho holl out of horo.�� Sho wovod hor honds ond thoro wos o mop out of nowhoro. ot glowod loko tho modolloon. ovon on hor rush sho plocod tho modolloon corofully undor o slob undor tho bod, thon wovod hor hond to lock ot bock on ploco. ��Only you woll bo oblo to occoss thos okoy. Do not trust onyono, but Soo.��

Tho guords chorgod on boforo Toyo could objoct. Hor scroom, ��no.�� wos hoord os somoono grobbod hor wrost ond romovod hor hond from tho woll brookong tho connoctoon. Dozod ond confusod os tho post bogon to fodo owoy. Doon wos on hor foco ond Soo wovod hor hond on front of hor tryong to brong hor bock to rooloty. Toyo movod owoy from hom, snotchong hor orm bock.

��o��m fono.�� Sho sood, onstonctly.

Doon wosn��t convoncod. ��Whot oro you doong on thos room? Wo boon lookong ovorywhoro for you.��

Toyo touchod tho bod, romomborong Syfo sottong thoro ond wontong to grob tho mop from undor hor bod, but noodod Doon to loovo so sho could do ot sofoly. Tho room wos now ompty ond dusty os of no ono hod boon thoro on yoors. Tho bod covors woro cloon, but stoll soomod onhobotod.

��o wont thos room. Con you orrongo ot woth tho onchontross?�� Sho oskod, oh so kondly, to Doon os ho crossod hos orms.

��Why thos room?�� Soo oskod, lookong dosgustod by ot.

��o��m not suro, but o fool oddly comfortoblo horo. Toyo wovod hor bock hond bock ond forword os sho gosturod for Doon to go.

A soft chant covered Teya��s ears as she woke, not sure how she fell asleep or when. All she remembered was being in the car with Dean and Sia feeling hurt by her betrayal. The car ride must��ve been extensive and the mere ride alone including the anxiety must��ve knocked her out. Her body felt warm though under the chanting and it was surprisingly soothing. There was something on her stomach, warm liquid and maybe something crunchy as she struggled to open her eyes.

��The baby will be healthy and ready for us, Enchantress. She has returned.�� An older woman said in what seemed like a whisper in Teya��s ear. She struggled to open her eyes, but seemed paralyzed under the chanting.

��Tell me Dean since you found her how did this come to happen? A vampire and a witch mating is unheard of amongst us. How is it this child has come to be?�� Now a more majestic like being spoke and Teya could feel the power flow from her mouth through Teya��s body as if the words were wrapping her in silk. Who was this lady the older woman called Enchantress?

��It��s a total fluke of nature, but I see firsthand what she can do. There hasn��t been anyone able to wield the sun rays as she does since���� Dean was caught off by the older woman and the majestic one.

��Syfa Reed.��

��You think there could be any relations?�� Dean asked.

Teya could feel someone grow closer to her then, examining her. ��It has been awhile since Syfa was around here. Do we even know if she was with child? It��s possible that you banished her before we knew of the baby��s existence.��

��Don��t turn your accusing eyes at me, Ferah. She was messing around with that demon man. The rules are in place for a reason. So halflings like this won��t be created. Can you imagine the uproar of the breeds? A vampire and a witch those two were never meant to be together ever. Our powers will become diluted.�� The Enchantress argued, being a bit upset.

Teya tried to fight off the spell being cast on her. She needed to move and get out finding Ken. These people were acting as if she part of their cult for some time and should know the rules. Apparently this Syfa was a big rule breaker like she was.

��Apparently they only increase them.�� The older woman she called Ferah replied.

��How did she even get a hold to this artifact? No one outside the convent should be able to produce such magic.�� The Enchantress urged them on.

��It��s her baby daddy��s medallion. Ken Santanna, he was a half breed, human and vampire. His father Kenneth Santanna was the one who befriended Nia, unfortunately was the one who got her killed. An endless cycle that keeps coming around it seems.�� Dean explained.

��Hmm.�� Ferah thought for a moment. ��Or perhaps its fate.��

Teya��s eyes opened wide as she gasped for air with a huge gust of breath. The people weren��t in the small quaint elegant room Teya noticed as her hands felt the softness of the plush quilt that was over her body. Her hands went to her stomach checking her baby. The child was fine. Her belly still was plumped and growing. Her stomach growled and as she looked over to the bedside a plate of food was waiting for her. A sandwich, which looked very appetizing and some lemonade, but Teya couldn��t trust these people.

She heard their conversation and how they felt about half breeds. Her baby would never be welcomed there. Therefore neither was she. Her feet were able to touch the ground in a shaky uncomfortable fashion, but she managed to wobble her way to the big window on the left side of the room. She was very high up in some colony like setting outside their were small cottages and plenty of greenery surrounding them.

A good hidden place for a witches hideout, but bad news for her as she had to escape back to the outskirts of the city, back to her home where Ken and Kenneth were. The children��s laughter caught her attention down below. They were laughing and playing seemingly so happy to be in each other��s company. Teya��s hand went to her stomach and she felt sad for her baby. What life would a half breed have? She wasn��t utterly alone. She had her grandmother and friends. That was also when she thought she was human.

A lot had changed in the small amount of time she met Ken and though things were spiraling out of control she couldn��t wait to see him again. He was the only thing real out of this world now, him and the baby.

��You should eat. I made it myself.��

The soft voice startled her since she thought she was the only one in the room. She turned holding her chest to see Sia there, clothes changed and hair down, looking rather comfortable, medallion out and shining brighter than ever.

��You have to get me out of here. You know I don��t know what the hell is going on?�� Teya confessed quickly, grabbing Sia��s arms.

��You know I can��t do that, Teya. It was hard enough for me to come here as it is. To gain the Enchantress blessing took me several years once I find out my mother betrayed them. I have to prove I��m not like her and I hate vampires anyways.�� Sia replied, folding her arms. ��Besides you are safer here. Nothing can penetrate this fortress. Its bound by magic and the most powerful spell that can ever be performed. Only those that contain witch blood can pierce its hold which is why you were able to pass through.�� Sia grabbed Teya��s hand walking her over back to the bed. ��You are a witch Teya. Just face it.��

At the moment she couldn��t. Not knowing about this mystical world was far better when she was in school waiting for her exams to be over, but this was something so much bigger than her or anyone could imagine. Her being some kind of witch let alone her being some special kind, a descendant from Dean told her.

��Regardless of what I am��I am also something else. A breeder remember? A vessel for the vampires to repopulate and reproduce. I am half the enemy.�� Teya remembered a woman they named while she was under their spell. ��Apparently if you break the rules they ban you from here and don��t claim you. I heard them say something about your mother and Sy..Fa�� She had it hard pronouncing the woman��s name. ��..another woman that was exiled and left out there in that cold world to rot. I was fine out there in the only world I ever knew.��

Teya grabbed her head, pacing the room again, feeling faint with every step she took. ��This is crazy that you will believe I will be���� Before she continued her body slowly gave way and she fell down on her knee right when Sia caught her, screaming for Dean. He came bursting through the heavy doors immediately coming to her aid.

Teya jerked away from him. ��How dare you?�� She reached around to slap him with no thought about herself, putting all her strength into the slap that echoed and vibrated through the room. ��Stay away from me.�� Teya continued fiercely.

Dean didn��t even flinch as the slap left his face bruised with a scorch mark imprints left behind. Teya looked at him with even more anger thinking his stare would cause her to back down. His wound began to heal almost immediately once he stood, jerking Teya��s arm up with him. Then there was that cocky smirk on his face that made Teya want to punch him again.

��Miss Daniels your efforts will be in vain. You need to eat unless you wish to die. Do you know how long you were out?�� Dean knew he had the upper hand from her lack of knowledge. He tsked as he sat her down on the bed, placing the food in her face. ��It��s been a couple days since you ate last. The Enchantress wanted to fully inspect you being as you aren��t fully witch and with child.��

Teya��s eyes widen. ��A couple of days?�� She murmured under her breath, frozen in shock as her eyes widen just thinking about how crazy Ken must be right now without her. It explained why she felt so weak. She then looked at Dean, accusingly. ��Did you poison it? Or did the old woman do it or the Enchantress as you called her?��

Dean��s eyebrows rose. ��Old woman?��

��Yeah the one who was in the room earlier, Ferah. I heard you all talking about the ��halflings�� and exiling those who betray your cult. Syfa was the name that got kicked out and Nia, Sia��s mother was kicked out for just befriending a vampire. What kind of family is that?�� Teya replied, pointing and flaying her arms around.

Dean��s hand went under his chin then in a thoughtful manner. His face read shock and intrigue. ��You heard those things?��

��Of course I did. I��m not deaf. Just because you had me under some spell didn��t mean it took my hearing out. I know I��m not wanted here so just let me go.�� She stood again, head falling her as the floor began to spin causing her to sit back down on the bed.

��You better eat. If we wanted to kill you, Teya we would��ve while you were under the spell.�� He crossed his arms then. ��A spell which is solid from the Enchantress herself you shouldn��t have been able to hear anything or even been aware. Perhaps we underestimated you.�� Dean unfolded his arms getting himself out of the train of thought. ��In any case eating would be quite beneficial. You wouldn��t want the Enchantress to come in here and find you in this state. They consider keeping you alive, showing you this hospitality is a courtesy not a privilege. You don��t want to step on anyone toes.��

Teya took a deep breath wanting to ignore her own weakness, but couldn��t ignore the child growing inside her either. As much as she didn��t want to admit Dean was right. They could��ve killed her while she was paralyzed and if it was truly a couple of days they had plenty of changes. But her mind continued to wonder if they were just some medieval torturing cult that wanted their victims fed and full before the slaughter. Regardless her stomach thanked her for the first bite as it growled and the baby began to kick in happiness for the food.

��Is it true Dean?�� Sia spoke breaking the silence. ��They exiled someone for just talking to another mystical kind? Not every being is bad. Some are just confused and lonely.��

Teya knew that Sia was talking about Emil. It seems she had grown some affection for him over the small period of time they shared. Teya watched Dean closer than as she chewed on the sandwich waiting on his reaction. It would seem that Sia was more like her mother than she cared to admit and her hate for vampires weren��t all inflicted.

��To be honest our little soir��e with the vampires, no matter if it was for the good of the Covenant, could get us exiled, but I explained the situation and the obvious goal was to get you here. Not to help them.�� Dean explained. ��So we are dismissed. No harm no foul.��

Teya shook her head. ��Do you know what we actually done? Mekhi and his new breeds will be coming through here seeking revenge for burning his supply.��

��That was Ken and Kenneth not us.�� Dean replied quickly defensively.

��Their plan, yes, but our scents there. Witches scent. We just started a war with Allen��s kid. I mean it wouldn��t be so bad since you all hate vampires, but this could harm more people than just your cult. We need to go back and make things right before it reaches here.�� Dean shook his head. Teya sighed aggravated. ��You won��t listen to anyone, that isn��t in charge of you. Where is the Enchantress? If I��m not a prisoner then take me to her.��

Dean nodded. ��As you wish. Finish eating and I will take you.��

The hallways seemed thicker than the rooms did and the d��cor contained pictures of symbols and history embedded in the wallpaper. Her hands reached out unable to stop herself from touching the elegant drawings feeling the power flow through her.

��A bit of your history.�� Dean informed. ��Come on its this way.��

The Enchantress��s quarter was far down the hall on the other side of the building, in this modern like castle fortress. Dean stopped and waved his hands at the door instead of knocking on it. Teya looked confused.

��Just knock.�� She argued.

��What are we humans?�� Dean scoffed as his hand waved slowly showing a transparent hole revealing another man on the other side of the door. He nodded and opened the door without question.

��Come in, come in. I hope Dean and Sia are treating you well.�� Teya for the first time saw the Enchantress and her beauty. She was mocha brown with smooth glowing skin. Teya wished her skin could look as good as hers. Her eyes were bright grey giving an ethereal look to her already glowing features. Her hair was long. Teya could tell even pulled into the bun that she hair was even majestic. It was hard not to awe at her beauty.

She reached to touch Teya��s hand as she stood in some kind of shock. The Enchantress cupped her chin, examining her face. ��She��s a bit pale, Dean. Did she eat?��

��Yes of course I made sure.��

��She needs hydration.�� Her hands went to the other man in the room signaling for him to fetch them both something to drink. For Teya a bottle of water. Once handed the water and a sit at a small table, Teya felt comfortable enough to talk to her.

��I came to warn you.�� She said. The Enchantress began to laugh.

��Warn me of what? Nothing can penetrate these walls, Miss Daniels. I know you don��t know our customs, but we are solid.��

��Even against an army of new breeds? These vampires can walk in the sun and are ten times more powerful than the average vampires. Your fortress may be solid, but has it ever had to test itself against them? Anything of the sort?�� Teya stood with her then as she stared out the window. ��I overheard you talking before. Your kind doesn��t deal with half anything so how could you know the extent of their power?��

The Enchantress was quiet for a moment. The fact that her spell had only worked halfway with her was a bit shocking. ��Diluting blood is prohibited or mixing kinds if you will. Each kind has its own blood line and history and shit they have to deal with it. Vampires are just the wildest, ruthless and uncaring pricks known in the mystical world. They would only use their blood ties to take and become more powerful. That��s all they know how to do, take.��

��Okay, but that doesn��t mean it isn��t happening. It doesn��t mean you are safe. If I��m as powerful as Dean says then mixing bloods actually has helped enhance whatever it is I am. Times are changing and this mindset of yours is going to get you and your people killed.��

The Enchantress scoffed. ��Yet I��m still living and the ones who betrayed us were killed by the very thing they betrayed us for. Witches don��t kill other witches.�� She argued. ��Let those blood suckers come if they want. They will know the true power of the Enchantress.��

Teya knew where Dean got his stubbornness from. The whole lot was out of their league and mind. Super cocky and confident, arrogantly frustrating. There was no getting through to them.

��May I leave then before this gets ugly? I can stop them from following my scent����

��You mean your vampire baby��s father?�� Enchantress eyebrows rose as if she caught her in a lie.

��You banned people from her before for betraying you. Why am I still here and not out there? I belong out there. I don��t know this world. I don��t know anything about this. I just found out that witches even existed a couple of days ago. It doesn��t make sense to hold me when you ban others.��

Finally Teya felt as if she was getting somewhere in stating her case to her as she nodded. Nothing she said was false. They should let her go as soon as possible but the look in the woman��s eyes said it all. She was to valuable to be released.

��You are able to wield the sun. Your gifts are better off with us then with them. Exiling Syfa and Nia may have been a mistake on my part, but it won��t happen again. The baby will be well taken care of here, Teya. I hope you will come to realize that.�� Enchantress bowed low with a smile. ��Now enough talk about those vampires.�� She held onto Teya��s shoulders pushing her to the door. ��You are safe here and have nothing to worry about.��

Teya opened her mouth to protest but the door closed on her rather rudely and it pissed Teya off more than anything. There was no way she was staying with these people. I suppose they hoped she would developed some Stockholm syndrome and be brainwashed like Sia was, but they didn��t know her at all. Her hand grabbed the wall to steady herself, this time the opposite wall.

The medallion lit up in a weird like haze of aura as it had before when Teya touched the cabin. Essences of the past were now being shown to Teya as if she was there. Behind her she heard arguing. The Enchantress voice and then another woman coming out of the room, shouting at each other.

��You killed him don��t lie to me.��

��You broke the rules. If it wasn��t for you����

��Screw your rules. This place is nothing but a prison claiming to be some sanctuary for witches when it��s nothing but a lie. I want to help people, other kinds, are suffering. Everyone isn��t the enemy����

Teya jumped at the slap that crossed the woman��s face that turned her around to face her. The woman looked familiar. Somewhere deep down she even recognized the woman. Her heart felt torn from watching her.

��Get out.�� The Enchantress face was now visible, her features now were dark and ugly not the beautiful woman she had seen. She had some type of raised hair style and wrinkled face as her body started to glow like the medallion.

��Leave now Syfa.��

��Syfa?�� Teya whispered to herself, releasing the wall as the image faded back to reality to her dismay. ��Wait?�� She touched the wall again. The aura and ominous of the room changed back again.

Syfa walked by Teya, stopping right in front of her. Her head snapped up as if someone was watching her causing her to look around the hallway before she reached Teya, looking her directly in the eyes. Teya��s hurt almost stopped as they both looked at each other seeing the similarities, almost recognizing each other without asking. Syfa looked down at the medallion and knew instantly.

��You��re not from my time?�� Syfa took a step closer and examined Teya more, which made Teya slightly uncomfortable. ��You wear the necklace of Nia Jones. Do you know her? Does she survive?��

Teya shook her head sadly. ��How are you able to see me? Is that possible? Can we talk across time like that?��

Syfa shook her head slowly as if she just had an epiphany. ��Follow me.�� She began to walk towards another corridor following the hallway layout, but this one had rooms on each side that had names on them with symbols. ��This is where all of us sleep. The Enchantress has her own corridor. Bougie����

Before she could continue Teya interrupted her out of curiosity. ��Are you by any chance with child?��

The question had thrown Syfa off as she stopped walking and paused in her tracks. ��What? Why would you ask me that?��

��I overheard the Enchantress and Ferah talking about you may be having a child after you were exiled. They think I��m that child which I think is dumb. My mother was an ordinary woman from what my grandmother told me.��

Syfa took a step closer to her then just as curious as she was. ��Is your grandmother named Tevana?��

Teya��s eyes opened wide as her worse fears were confirmed. ��You know my grandmother?��

Syfa continued to walk into the room, with her name now fading and gone as if by magic, as she began to gather her things. Teya followed her looking around the room for anything that could give her a clue about who Syfa was. Could she really be her mother?

��Tevana is an elder who must��ve left after me if she raised you.�� Syfa paused again as she realized she was looking at her daughter fully grown and unexpected. ��Where am I in your time?�� Her voice almost began to panic. ��Do I not raise you? Am I���� She had to take a seat from the gathered information as she held her stomach tight.

Teya never stopped touching the wall as she leaned closer. ��I honestly don��t know where you are. We never met.��

��Teya!��

Syfa stood up from the bed as she heard someone call her name. ��Why are you here? Who is that?�� Her hands went to reach for her, but she only went through her unable to touch her through time.

��It sounds like Dean and Sia. They must be looking for me.�� Teya replied.

��You must break contact if they knew you could talk to me they would try and���� Someone called for Syfa then as she peeked around the hallway to see guards coming for her. She cursed as she turned back to Teya. ��Get Sia and get the hell out of here.�� She waved her hands and there was a map out of nowhere. It glowed like the medallion. Even in her rush she placed the medallion carefully under a slab under the bed, then waved her hand to lock it back in place. ��Only you will be able to access this okay. Do not trust anyone, but Sia.��

The guards charged in before Teya could object. Her scream, ��no.�� was heard as someone grabbed her wrist and removed her hand from the wall breaking the connection. Dazed and confused as the past began to fade away. Dean was in her face and Sia waved her hand in front of her trying to bring her back to reality. Teya moved away from him, snatching her arm back.

��I��m fine.�� She said, instinctly.

Dean wasn��t convinced. ��What are you doing in this room? We been looking everywhere for you.��

Teya touched the bed, remembering Syfa sitting there and wanting to grab the map from under her bed, but needed Dean to leave so she could do it safely. The room was now empty and dusty as if no one had been there in years. The bed covers were clean, but still seemed inhabited.

��I want this room. Can you arrange it with the Enchantress?�� She asked, oh so kindly, to Dean as he crossed his arms.

��Why this room?�� Sia asked, looking disgusted by it.

��I��m not sure, but I feel oddly comfortable here. Teya waved her back hand back and forward as she gestured for Dean to go.

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