I met Nat a few blocks aways from where I was suppose to met Mr Fernet. We strolled down the street together towards the old warehouse.
"I don't know what to expect. I don't know if I should trust him but all I can do for now is go with you." Nat said. She was very protective at times. She never would want anything bad to happened to me.
"I understand. We don't really know him outside of class." I stated. It was true, we didn't anything about Mr Fernet outside of school except for him being a witch. It wasn't that much to go on to make such a judgement.
"I just hope we can trust him and his coven." Nat's forehead creased with worry. "He is the only witch I know about and I don't think it will be easy to find another coven very easily." Hope shone in her eyes.
"I hope so too." We were almost there, I am so nervous. I can't imagine what I would do if this didn't work out. The war is coming and fast. I really need training so I can help a coarse for the better.
"Are you ready for this?" She looked at me catching on to my discomfort. We stood outside the front door.
"As ready as I'll ever be," with that she pushed open the door. Mr Fernet stood in the middle of the warehouse with a few objects in front of him on a table. A dish of water, a clump of dried mud, a candle and a feather. It seemed clear to me that he was going to see what elements I can work with.
"So pleased to see you could join us, Miss Thymari." Mr Fernet said with a straight face showing no emotion.
"I needed to know that Sam got here safe and came back at all." Nat replied shrugging her shoulders. "I can see that she is going to be alright, but I would love to see what you have in mind for today." She looked up at Mr Fernet with an innocent smile.
"You may stay and watch today's lesson. I don't mind if you are here all of them. Come to all of them if you want, you could learn a thing or two since you are a white wolf." He said matter of factly. He nodded towards me and gestured for me to come up to the table. I went up to the table. "Put a hand over each a reasonable high above, but put your palm up to the side of the feather when you get to it."
"Okay." I did as he said. First was the water, it rippled when I put my hand over top. Second was the dried mud, it rocked back and forth. Third was a candle.
"For this one wave your hand over the candle in one smooth movement." I did as he asked and the candle lit itself. It caught me by surprise, I didn't think I had anything fire related in me. Sure I have some bite back but not really fire. Somehow I do though. It all seems strange to me.
I put my hand palm up beside the feather and it started to get blown around. The feather danced around in the air around us three. I dropped my hand and it floated back gracefully back down onto the table. "What now?" I asked.
"We start with learning how to use water." He replied no skipping a beat. "Defensive spells should be enough for today, Miss Hulls."
"Call me Sam I don't like going by my last name." I said.
"I still want you to call me the same as you always have." Mr Fernet nodded. I learnt the spells pretty quickly. They seemed quite easy to me he ran out of defensive spells and started with some offensive spells. This time I didn't get quite so easily on the first go. I had to have a lot more goes to get them right. I didn't get to finish all the offensive spells for water because it was starting to get late. Many hours had passed and I had barely noticed.
"My coven would like to meet you and Miss Thymari." Mr Fernet said smoothly.
"Sure, no problem Mr Fernet. I'd prefer it if you called me Nat." Nat replied. I nodded in response. Mr Fernet led us out of the warehouse and up a few blocks to the only local motor inn. His coven was already there standing around a bariser. A couple of them were standing close up to it absorbing the warmth.
When we were a couple of metres away they all turned around and looked at us. Nat and I stopped walking. Mr Fernet stopped a few more metres after us. We both waited for someone to say or do something.
"I welcome you to the Balticas Coven." Mr Fernet introduced. He gestured toward Nat, "this is Natalie Thymari. The white wolf of the Thymari pack." They all made a small bow towards her.
"Tis an honour to meet such a great power." A woman with long blonde hair said courteously. She stood up from her bow and stared at Nat with big all-seeing all-knowing brown eyes. She seemed to be really taking her in with a lot of intensity.
"Ava, it is rude to stare." Mr Fernet said and she looked away. "This is Samantha Hulls. The only witch, vampire hunter in existence at this current time." He introduced gesturing towards me. This time they bowed but after they seemed to chat and gossip with each other. "They have come for our help. They need training. As you all already know I have started training Sam, but the white wolf also needs some training. Who would like to offer to train the white wolf?" He stood and waited.
Nat and the girl Ava were staring at each other. That's not weird at all. I sense it was about something important. "But I am suppose to be trained by a witch, vampire hunter. The only one I know is Sam." Nat stated. Ava looked back as if something had upset her. I guess she was hoping to be able train Nat.
"That is only for battle skills, not powers." Mr Fernet replied pulling out a small handbook. "This is one of three handbooks and by what you have said I'd say you have the first one. This is the last one of the three. The first book stays with werewolves, the second is always with a vampire hunters family and the last is with a coven of witches." He paused for a moment. Ava seemed to feel more hopeful after recognition lit up on Nat's face. Nat knew what they were talking about. All though I do remember her mentioning it this morning. She said her mum had given her a book about 'The Legend Of The White Wolf'.
"I don't think my parents have a handbook about this." I said. They didn't seem to have anything like this about white wolves. I know my brother had a handbook but it be it. My parents always thought my brother was special. I never thought so he was just a normal vampire hunter to me.
"I think they do. They didn't give the handbook to your brother did they?" I stared in shock at Mr Fernet. "Don't worry. It normally happens the parents know one of their children is going to be a legendary witch, vampire hunter. They sort of pick the child they think will most likely be it. It doesn't go that way though and they normally give the handbook to the wrong child." Great my parents thought I wasn't suited to be a witch, vampire hunter. "Your brother isn't a vampire hunter. Your brother Troy is a witch."
That explains a lot he always seemed to be a bit slow when it came vampire hunter training. He was still really good though. He put me to shame a few times even though I am so much faster than him. He seemed to always know what move I was going to do next. "Does he know?"
"No but I think he will suspect it by now at least." Mr Fernet replied. I don't what I was going to say to my parents when I got home. "If you can bring him with you next time so the two of us can talk. As for your parents you are going to have to find a way to tell them." I nodded.
"Why else did you want to meet us?" Nat asked.
"We want to form an alliance with the wolves and vampire hunters for the great battle." A man said that had pushed his way to the front. "Fletcher Balticas, coven leader."
"We accept the alliance. There is one thing though, we are all having training before the we get to the battle and training starts tomorrow at ten o'clock sharp. We will all be meeting at the clearing on the other side of the river." Nat said. I couldn't remember her telling me about any trainings and alliances before. Nat really needs to tell me more of these things. I don't want to feel left out like I do now.
"We all will be there." Fletcher answered. Ava moaned as if it was too early for her. "Ava, please behave and you will still be going like everyone else."
"But dad it is so early and besides it is the weekend. Why is it so early? Do I have to go?" Ava whined.
"You will be going and that is final." Fletcher stated. Ava huffed and stormed away.
"Oh, and there is just one other thing. There will be two other packs beside mine there." Nat said.
"No problem. I guess we will see you tomorrow morning. It is getting late you should both go back home." Fletcher said.
"See you then," Nat said. We both walked off together heading home. I was staring at her trying to get her attention. "What?" She said seeming oblivious to what I was trying to indicate.
"You did tell any of that stuff, Nat. This week I feel like I am the one who is always last to find out these things." I said a bit frustrated.
"I only sorted that stuff today with Aiden. I didn't have enough time to tell you everything. I was too busy sorting out what was going on with alliances and battle training to tell you all in the same day. You are invited to training tomorrow and it would be great if you could come. You can show us some of your moves you learnt over the years." Nat said with a hopeful smile on her face. That does sound like fun, I do like making boys look weak being beaten by a girl.
A smile spread across my face I couldn't help it. "Yeah, I'll come."
"Excellent, I'll see you at ten at the clearing." Nat replied. We had got to Mitchell Lane and Nat was about head off.
"Wait, can you take me to the clearing with you. I don't know it is."
"Sure, I'll come early for you."
"Thanks." Thanks alright what a relief at least I wouldn't get lost now.
"No problem." She nodded and kept walking away to her house. I did the same and went home. Great now how am I going to break the news to my parents?