The car ride home was not the most comfortable because of the huge box with the reptile habitat inside of it but I didn't mind because I was so excited to go home and set it up for Ike. I've only known him for two days but I already love him, he's my precious baby.
Also my parents both have work right now so thankfully, neither of them will be home to question me.
I can also repaint my wall before anyone notices that it was messed up because we stopped at Target before went home and I got some paint and some stuff I think Ike might like, hopefully anyway.
"Thanks again, Judah, you're the best cousin ever" I say as Judah is parking the car in our driveway.
"And don't you forget it" he says and I laugh quietly.
I get out of the car and try pick up the huge box by myself but it's kind of heavy.
"Here, let me help you with that" Sophie says taking the other need of the box.
"I got it girls" Judah says taking it from the both of us. I'm not complaining though because I really didn't want to carry that box in the house.
"Bells can you get the door?" Judah ask tossing me his key.
"Yeah I got it" I say putting the key in the lock and opening the door.
"Thanks Judah" I say when he sets the box down. "I'm gonna go to my room and set this up now" I say dragging the box to my room.
"Okay, I'll be there in a sec" Sophie calls out.
"Okay that's fine, take your time" I tell her.
I know she and Judah want to spend some time together and I have a lot of stuff that I need to do by myself anyways.
Well since they're gonna be a while, I guess I'll start repainting the corner of my wall.
I grab the Target bag and take out the paint and paintbrush and start painting.
Some time later, Sophie came by and helped me set up Ike's new home and it felt like it would take forever but we finally finished it.
He seems really happy in there so that's good.
"Well I think we did a pretty fine ass job if I do say so myself" I say and Sophie nods in agreement.
"We sure did" Sophie says.
"And now, I believed we have to attend to something else" I remind her.
"Yep. It's time to see how much damage we can really do" she says getting excited.
"Yeah but hold your horses. Not here" I tell her as I open my door and start walking upstairs. "Okay so here's what we're gonna do. My attic is perfect for making a mess because no one really goes up here and it's already a mess, so this is the perfect place to test out our new powers in." I say as Sophie and I are walking up to the attic.
"Awesome. So how are we gonna do this, do we just like abba cadabra this thing with jazz hands?" She jokes and I roll my eyes laughing.
"Very funny, we're not wizards, we're.... we're um, well I don't actually know what we are but I know we're not wizards" I tell her confidently. Something inside me just told me that that wasn't right. Hopefully I would find out eventually but I know whatever it is, it's gotta be related to me finding Ike. Maybe he's like my guardian angel or something.
"Alright so let's get this thing started, and by that I mean you start off because clearly you're more advanced Ms. fire starter" she jokes and I roll my eyes.
"If you insist" I sigh.
I step forward after telling her to step back a little.
I try to think of what triggered my powers the last time and then I got an idea.
"I need you to scare me" I tell her.
"Boo!" She says and I glare at her. "Okay umm, the house is on fire, there's a tornado uhm.. I'm pregnant! That guy you like in Australia is never gonna talk to you again!" She was blurting our random stuff and the last two things definitely did the trick, especially the last part.
I felt the energy burning in my veins but this time, I welcomed it. I reached out towards the ceiling and released all of it.
The blue fire that came from my hands was roaring and blazed over my hands.
It was more than just a bolt this time.
Actually fire hanging over me.
In any other circumstance, I would be extremely scared right now. But I feel the opposite. I feel at peace, calm, at home.
I feel powerful...
Now I wanna try something...
I guided the fire with my hands and pushed it to the wall.
"Whoa! How did you do that?" Sophie asks in amazement.
"I don't know, I just did what felt right I guess" I utter. "Okay, your turn"
"What, I can't do what you just did. I'm not ready!" She exclaims.
"Sophie, you're ready, you're underestimating yourself and overthinking it, you got this, just let it come to you, you'll feel it" I tell her.
"Okay if you say so" she says stepping back. "Alright I'm just gonna go for it!" She says shaking herself and then jumping up and down. "Whew ok! I think I'm ready" She says
She closes her eyes and closes both of her fists really hard and then spreads them out. She breathes in and out focusing on each breath and her veins start glowing. Also I never noticed before but she wears a purple necklace around her neck that looks similar to my blue necklace and it's also glowing.
All of a sudden purple fire starts to spark out of her hands and eventually a bolt of fire leaves her hands. When she realizes she opens her eyes real wide in shock.
"It actually worked!" She rejoices.
"Of course it did, why are you so surprised?" I asked.
"I didn't think it would, I guess maybe I should believe in myself more often" she says and I nod in agreement.
"Yeah, you really should, we both should, what we did today was awesome!" I exclaim.
"Yeah it was" she says suddenly looking down. What happened? Her eyes were lit up just a second ago.
"What's wrong Soph?" I ask.
"I was just thinking how great I feel about all of this and how I wanna share that with my boyfriend.. but I can't exactly do that. And that really sucks because besides you, he's the one other person that I wanna share everything with." She explained heartbroken.
"Yeah I get that, trust me I know exactly how you feel. It's not really the same but you know how I feel about Cam, you're like the only person that does know and I could never tell him because it would ruin everything" I tell her.
"And don't you hate lying to him about it?" She asks and I nod my head yes.
"Yeah it sucks, but like I said he can't know." I says.
"And I can't tell Judah because I mean, what's he gonna think of me?" She cries sliding down the wall to sit on the floor as she buries her head in her face. "I can't tell him can I?" She asks looking up at me.
"I can't make that decision for you. If you feel like it's the right call, tell him. I mean I'd hate to get him involved in all of this when we're not even really sure what we're dealing with but I'd also hate for you to keep lying to him and me for that matter, but it's your choice, whatever you wanna do" I tell her.
"Thank you” she says getting up to hug me.“God I'd be so lost without you"
"Yeah same here , we're lucky the universe brought us together" I laugh and we smile at each other.