Baloc opened his eyes, the room was bright. He turned his head, no wonder the room was so bright, the curtains had been drawn. He was sure that he had closed them before he went to sleep. But before he got up he saw a lonely figure sitting on the floor, slumped over something. He squinted his eyes, they adjusted properly to the lighting of the room, he could see the dark rimmed glasses and pale skin, it was his younger brother Golong, the third oldest. he was always found buried in books. He didn't even look up when Baloc moved. "Hey Golong, what are you reading?" His brother looked up, his pale eyes seem to bore into him. "I'm reading some spells, leave me alone". Baloc smiled, his body was aching, sleeping on the sofa wasn't the right thing to do. Slowly he got up, trying to avoid the jabs of pain riding up his spine. he could hear footsteps, "you're up Baloc", he heard a female voice, he turned to see Fita, the youngest, standing at the stairs case. She was the splitting image of her father, only female. "Yeah, what have you been up to?"
"Nothing, that's for sure, i'm working on some homework".
"Homework? I thought school was over?"
She laughed and shook her head. Golong closed his book and opened another. "School starts tomorrow". Baloc jumped up, "what, how can that be, how's it that you know more than i do?"
"I look at the curriculum". Golong said, who looked up once more. "You sleep all day, i think that's why i know more than you". Baloc looked away, it was true, he never wanted to do homework or anything. But he was reaching his second last year of this dreaded school, it was best to finish it with people liking you. Fita joined Golong on the ground, "What spell is that one?" She asked, pointing to a unusual part of the book, "i was wondering about this too" Golong said, "the summoning spell". The door flew open, all the kids looked up to see their father standing at the doorway, his hair was ruffled, and his clothes were crinkled. "Dad, what happened to you?" Ludwick asked, he joined his father's side, "i had a little fight with one of the clients, but' i'm alright, i have to head back in a an hour or so, don't worry about me". he pushed past Ludwick and heading into the room. The four children didn't know what to do, but wait. "Anyway, back to the spell, what's it all about?"
"Well, i think you know what it is once you hear the word". Golong said as he scanned the page, "it summons the great lord, do you know them?" Baloc shook his head, "read it out to us".
"The summoning spell is used in need of transportation, and also if you want to summon something that is in a certain area that is too far away. it is also used for darker magic". Golong smiled, "dark magic, well that's interesting". Once again their father appeared, he had cleaned himself up, his hair was brushed back. "What are you reading Golong?"
"It's a book about summoning spells".
Golong passed the book over to his father, who examined the book with great interest. But they watched as his expression changed from interest to fear. He slammed the book shut, "where did you find this?"
"I found it in your study".
He rubbed his eyes in annoyance, "why were you in there, you never touch my stuff!" He started towards Golong, who backed away in fear. But Ludwick had sprung up, shielding Golong from his father, he was two heads taller than his father, so he had a slight advantage over him. "Dad he didn't mean to, school is starting soon so he just wanted to recap on some certain things okay". They eyed each other off until his father broke away and walked out of the room, with the book under his arm.