S: The Secret
BC: Nicole finds out a secret that makes her whole life turn upside down.
FC: The Secret By: Samantha Mull
1: The Secret I dedicate this to my friends, and family.
2: I was slowly walking home when I heard my phone ring.
3: "Hello?" I answered. "Nicole? You need to come home as fast as you can, ok?"
4: "Sure, Mom," I said a little shaken at the worry in her voice, thinking automatically that something must have happened. | :(
5: My phone made a click and I knew she had hung up. I quickened my pace to a jog.
6: My mom was on the front porch when I arrived. Behind her was my best friend, Rose, and her white-faced mother.
7: "What's going on?" I asked confused. "I need to talk to you, hunny" my mom said caringly. Rose watched silently as my mom sat me down on the ground. I watched my mom worried. "Your...your...a...witch Nicole."
8: I laughed halfheartedly. "Thats funny" I chuckled, "since its Halloween today and all...." "I'm being serious," she said without a smile. "Rose is, too," she added. "She's known for awhile though. I thought it would be best to let you know when it would come in handy." "Cool!" I smiled, "Wait till I tell-"
9: "You won't be telling anyone. This is an extremely important, and it must remain a secret. Beside you have to go-"
10: "-Where? Why?" "You-" A shriek cut her off as it instantly became dark out, as if there was a storm coming.
11: "Run!" My mom yelled and handed me a bag. Rose grabbed my hand and steered me towards the woods. An evil cackle resounded from my house.
12: Two hours later Rose and I stopped for rest. The sun was just beginning to set, and it started to get colder.
13: "Who....was....that?" I said between gasps of air. Rose became grim, "Morganna."
14: "Morganna?" I said puzzled, "Who is she?" | ?
15: "Shes trying to get you," Rose said quietly. "Why?" "She vowed to kill every last person in your family, because of something your great-grandfather did a hundred years ago. No one knows what he did, but it embarressed her and her family." The make shift camp became quiet.
16: That night we spent in a small clearing, taking watching shifts. The next morning we hiked farther and practiced magic from a book in my bag.
17: Within a week we had covered several miles, with the dark clouds looming behind us, slowly catching up.
18: Every night that week I had horrible nightmares about being captured. | D:
19: On the morning of the 8th day I decided to face Morganna. We had to sooner or later and the dark mass in the sky was becoming closer than ever.
20: "Are you sure?" Rose asked as I told her my plan. "Absolutely, it has to work."
21: We set to work making the highest fire we could and soon smoke was billowing up through the trees. Soon a chill crept over us both and we knew she was coming.
22: Rose quickly climbed up the nearest tree, getting into position for our plan. I remained on the forest floor.
23: The woods became silent and a shadowy woman emerged from behind a tree. swallowed, scared. Than she began to come closer, raising her wand. "You, and your family are idiots, thinking they could defeat me." She cackled.
24: When she was about a foot away, ready to strike, I yelled with all my strength "NOW!" A sharp twang came from the tree Rose was hiding in as she released a spell. Morganna's eyes widened and, she screamed.
25: With a flash of white light she disappeared.
26: We knew she would not be coming back.