The Hidden Life of Rowena Foribe * NANOWRIMO 2017*

The life of a witch who had lived most of her life without knowing who or what she truly is. Upon walking into a classroom and getting a project she dives deep into her family history. Finding things that she didn't know and overhearing things that she shouldn't know about. Seeing things that she shouldn't. She is about to turn 15 years old and that is when the first sighs of a witch come out. She can choose to go with them and see where the journey will take her or she can be like her family and turn her back on the Goddess and magic and powers. Rowena is just a normal 14-year-old high school student. Slacking in a few classes but good on most of her classes. Rowena has a few friends but her best friend that she tells everything, Eva Flixnet, who is in most of her classes.

(I know NaNoWriMo is done but I will still be working somewhat on this book. It is also for my school. They want me to write a novella soI wrote for NaNoWriMo.I also made a new cover but it is being picky with me)

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9. Is Elemental Magic Good?

I ran my hand over the page of the book so we could see what it was going to tell us about this time. The page that we opened up to this time was about the types of magic. The list that folded off the page was long and not I depth. Have the magic that it was talking about I didn't even know was real. Dark magic, white magic, Candle magic, blood magic, elemental magic. "Eva add elemental magic to the list," I told Eva again. I picked dark magic first because it was something that I had to know about it. It sounded interesting. I looked over when I didn't hear a penciled on the paper and saw Eva on her phone wanting to laugh at something. I really wanted to snap my fingers and make her drop the phone and pay attrition but I held it back. I did look at the paper and snapped my snapped and willed the pencil to start moving to write down what I tell it to. It wrote down elemental magic as I said the words a second time and then went on to set itself back on the paper.  

"Rowena, did you just charm the pencil to do what you want?" Eva asked when she put her phone down. I grinned and tossed her a book. 

"Start reading and talking to the pencil," I told Eva. I looked over to the pencil and noticed that it didn't write that down, "And don't forget to say 'write' first and then tell it to want you to want it to write down." I looked over at the pencil and winked. I could swear that it draws and then easers a small winky face. I got back to my book where it flipped by itself to the dark magic page. This page was filled with symbols and I had to take control of the pencil and draw them out my hand. The first one that I saw and drew on the page was a star upside down in a circle. It kind of looked like a goat head was being made from the star.  

The second image that I drew was a circle with two stars in it, one upside down the other right-side up, with a smaller circle in the middle of the larger circle. The small circle had a star right-side-up in it. Smaller circles lined the outside of the image with lines under them connecting them to each other. The images in the small circle lining the outside of the circle would be of the elements. You have water in one and fire across from the water. Rock or earth is next to fire and spirt on the top. Until now I had never been able to draw a perfect circle but the last few days have shown me that it was easy to do. I showed Eva the symbols and frown when she almost hits the door from falling off my bed.  

"Have you seen them before?" I asked her. She nodded and closed her eyes. "Where? Are they good? What do they mean?" I asked her getting happy. 

"Nothing good! Rowena put them down!" I heard my father say. I was shocked that he was here. I dropped the book and it set on fire. I looked over at my dad and he looked flushed.  

"Wow!" I said in amazement. "You didn't give up your powers?" I asked. My dad shook his head and ran a hand through his hair. "But I thought mom said you did," I told him. 

"Well, she told you wrong. I was pressured into keeping them. It seems you have found dark magic out. Well, a tip for you. Don't do it. Dark magic is bad. And that symbol that you just wrote down meant vampire in your terms. To others that are more skilled, they would call it immortlum which means vampire in Latin," my dad told me in a somewhat angry and worried voice. He rushed into the room and grabbed a marker. He drew a star in a circle on my hand and held his hand over it chanting a few words in some other language. I picked up a few words here and there but not all of them.  "Proected... alma... noctesque..." Is what I caught before my dad opened his eyes and stared at me.  

"Okay then... What was that about?" I asked sheepishly. 

"That was a small chant to protect you from any harm that is done to you. Of course, Eva is still able to take harm from you. I hope you to will be safe, and when your mother gets back from her trip I hope you will get rid of that book. She doesn't want you to know the full story," He paused looking at me for a moment. "The words, by the way, were ' I am protected by your might, O gracious Goddess, day and night.' Just be careful about how and when you use it," He warned and walked out of my room. Sighing I slumped down to my bed. I grabbed my computer and pulled up one of my playlist filled with just classical music. 

"How do you even like this stuff?" Eva asked when she heard it. I smiled and set to work trying to find out about this elemental magic. Searching it by name I got what it was but not if it was good or not. I had to ask a question before I got articles after articles about it. Going through every article on the first page I was as confused as I was before. I heard the shower start in my dad's room and thought that now would be as good a time as any. Looking over at Eva I shut the music off and she saw me looking. "What is going on in   your-" 

"I want to try something," I blurted out before she could finish the sentence. Eva's eyes got huge and she looked scared. "Come on. It will be fun," I told her. 

"That is what they all say, Rowena. Everyone says that and then someone ends up hurt," Eva tried to back into a corner before she just gave up. "Fine fine fine. Alright, I will go. But if I die I want this said you are the one that said it was going to be fun. I am going to haunt you for the rest of your life if I die," She warned me. 

"You're not going to die. Come on now I need some bowls and a candle," I told her and almost ran out of my room. In my mom's room, she has a red candle. That would be fine for me. Eva went outside and filled a bowl with dirt. I filled another bowl with water. The last bowl I left empty that was air. I set up everything outside and found out how to make a circle. Drawing a circle on the ground with salt Eva and I stepped into it before I closed it behind us. "You can't leave the circle now. Once it is closed I can't open it until I am done," I warned her. Eva stared right at me and told me to close the circle already. I wanted to laugh at it. This was the same person who was afraid that I wanted to try something new.  

Eva and I both turned East, west, north, and south as I said words that I didn't know that I knew. One person came outside but went right back in after seeing Eva and me. I felt each element as I called it to my circle. It felt great to do so. Calling all of the elements felt like I was chanting some words only known to me. I felt special and different from everyone else. My dad came out and saw this. I thought that when he would see this he would be so angry at me, instead, he smiled and watched as I cast the circle with Eva. His eyes thought said that he was proud of me. I wish that my mom would look at me and be proud now. She only seems to see what my magic holds. Of course, I do understand she wants to make sure my life is the best that it can be, but the way she is doing it is just not what it should be.  

Getting my thoughts back on track I smiled and closed the circle. My dad clapped his hands and came over to hug me. "Um. How do I close the circle? Do I just break the salt line or cross it? Or do I just open the salt line?" I asked. my dad did it for me. He bent down and opened the circle with his fingers.  

"You did great. Now if only your mother was here to see you do your first circle," He said and gave me a big hug. I hugged him back and let go. Looking over at Eva she looked pale and ready to pass out.  

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