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Chapter 7: Attending the boarding school

Waking up the next morning completely alone, I had a lot of time to think this all through. A lot has happened in just one day. Processing it this fast was not easy at all, yet the truth is that I actually did not process it entirely. My father who'm I've lost when I was a child and did not know at all, only from the stories that I've been told; it appears that even those stories were not entirely true. My father was living a second life and it could be that I too will also be forced to do the same. Am I really ready for this? Besides learning the secrets my father was keeping from my mother, I'll be also forced to do the same. Rolling my eyes I sigh "Ughhh..".

Standing up I head to the bathroom, once inside I look at the mirror. A flashback comes to mind. Me standing there not being able to control my so called 'abilities' which sound more like a curse to me considering what had happened. I can see my own eyes glowing a bright blue color around the room. The room almost lighting itself up in a blue colored flame. **"You have to accept it, Jessica. Make peace with it. Your powers aren't ruling you. No, you are the one ruling them."** I remember Jacob saying again. The flashback fading away in the background. Even though I don't like to admit it, they are right. I'm a threat to everyone around me, most importantly to myself.. I can't take a risk that big. I have to go to that academy and learn to control my powers. After cleaning up, washing my face and brushing my teeth I head downstairs.

"Hey sweetheart, how are you feeling?" my mother asks me as soon as I step foot in the empty living room. The guys are probably out or something. I can see the worry in her face. I decide to sit beside her on the sofa. "I'm feeling fine mom, thanks." I respond while she reaches to land a little kiss on my cheek. "That's great sweety. So tell me, who were those guys from yesterday? Are you sure you guys didn't do something illegal and you overdid it a little?" my mother responds calmly. "Mom, you know me better than anyone else. I'm not that kind of a person I would never do such a thing to scratch our reputation. I was already feeling dizzy the whole day." I try to convince her. I can't question her worry though.. something like this has never happened to me before. Just a regular mother caring for her child I suppose. "Jacob and Olivia, she's my classmate and Jacob is her nephew. She happened to be late for school too and Jacob was dropping her. So yeah, thank god they were around." I script quickly without thinking what I'm saying. She nods. "So mom, there is this summer school. Called the Omnis Animorum Academy. I heard it has a very high prestige and thought it could be good for me to attend it during the summer. What do you think?" I say trying to change the subject. But as it seems I made her somehow uncomfortable. "Mom, you okay?" I ask her worried. She knows something about that school. Could it be that she knows about my father and his secrets? "No, I'm fine. It's just that.. Your father went to that same school each summer, as a teacher." she says pensively. I have a feeling that there is something she isn't telling me. Something is wrong. And I can feel it somehow.

I can feel a shift inside me happening. No not again, this can't be happening right now, please. Closing my eyes and focusing on my breathing I try to calm myself down. I can't risk hurting my mother. But I want to dig further, get in to her mind.. I don't even know why I'm thinking these kind of things, but it feels natural. Opening my eyes I can see she has put her hand on my shoulder. I look right in to her blue eyes, feeling the strange energy again flooding through my veins. It's building up, boiling and stacking its power to getting released. I take her hand from my shoulder and put it between my two palms while still focusing on her eyes. I have no idea what I'm doing, but it feels right. Releasing the power a blue colored aura shoots out of my eyes. Once again my vision turns really detailed and has slowed down. Still looking at her eyes I think about my father, imagining his face remembering the stories I've been told by the dear woman standing in front of me. My vision turns black and within seconds it starts shifting into images. I can see my mother in the hospital holding me in her hands. My.. my father is beside us he is looking at me with adoration and love. I can feel tears building up inside me. The images fade and another image comes to my visions. I see my mother and my father having a nice diner at a restaurant. I can see that my mother is pregnant. I can feel the tears sliding down my cheeks. Why did we have to lose him? Why did he have to die? I want to see more of him. What is my mother hiding from me? Trying to dig further, I realize that my mother is boring her claws in my palms. Again having her in my vision sitting in front of me, I see blood dripping from her nose to her shirt she's wearing. Getting out of trance I start hearing her silent screams. Scared I let her go, stand up and run to my room in a fast pace while saying sorry all the way long. How could I be so careless? How could I hurt my mother?

Crying I head to my room and after to my bathroom. Starting up the douche I get out of my clothes. Standing under the raining stall I start crying. Knocking on the door I hear my mother "Sweetheart you in there? There is nothing to be scared of. Just a regular nose bleeding. You don't have to feel sorry.. It's not like you did it, right." Only if she knew that in fact it indeed was me who caused it.. It's decided, I'm attending this damned boarding school.

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