Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sneak Peak at next chapter

It has been a while I know. We have been extremely busy at work and to be honest, this chapter has been hard to write. The next two chapters should be easier and be out faster. Here is a snippet though. Hope you enjoy it. I hope to post the full story sometime this week.

Alexis approached the wall and traced the yellow line from the handprint to the slot on the right side. “It certainly is bright.” She turned and noticed the unusual looks from Tristan and Destiny. “What?”

“You can see the colors?” Tristan asked.

“They’re kind of hard to miss. They look like colorful vines all over the wall. Don’t tell me you can’t see them.”

Tristan shook his head. Neither me nor Destiny can. Wonder why you and Heather are able to?”

Alexis pondered the question for a second. “I have a theory about why I can. But her,” she pointed to Heather. “I don’t have a clue about unless she has Myth or Balance parents.”

Heather shook her head. “My dad is a Theurgist too and mom has no magic in her family. What’s your theory Alexis?”

Alexis cleared her throat. “I think you may have the blood of a seer in your veins. It’s not really taught at Ravenwood, but seers have been around for centuries. Some can see strands of magic, others can see bits of the future. Seers tend to be Conjurers and Sorcerers, it’s rare to see the ability in a Theurgist. My family’s full of them since we have over six generations of Conjurers. In fact,” Alex said in a surprised voice and walked over to the wall. “That’s my family crest right there.” She touched the wall’s lower right corner and there was a quick blinding flash of light.

“OW! ALEXIS.” Destiny rubbed her stinging eyes. “What’d you do that for Monster girl? That hurt like—Woah!” Through the fading white and purple spots, Destiny discovered something. “Hey! I can see the colors now. Tris, take a look.”

Tristan blinked several times then glanced at the wall. Just like Destiny, he too could see the dazzling lines of color that crawled and snaked their way across the wall converging into a single black handprint. He started to touch the green line but the hairs on his arm stood up and he could feel electricity building. He quickly pulled his hand away. “Oh no you don’t you stupid wall. I’m not ending up on the floor again. He motioned for the others. “Let’s hurry and get this over with. I don’t think this rock likes me much.”