Storytime Listen Count: 119
Setting the scene: College. Tina’s falling under Lachlan’s spell. Chelsea’s not happy about this and isn’t afraid to hurl the insults. Sarah is Tina’s best friend and usually a demure actress with Broadway in her future. Connor is the nerdy male witch from the coven Tina’s infiltrating.
Before Chelsea could finish what she was saying, Sarah got to her feet, calmly walked around the corner of the table, and punched her in the face. I leapt to my feet as Chelsea grabbed at her nose.
“You rotten slag!”
“Sarah!” I shouted. I was supposed to be the one defending her, not the other way around. Connor threw himself between the two girls as Chelsea went for Sarah’s golden hair.
“Chelsea!” he snarled. “Remember what I have on you. Leave us alone. You came here looking for a fight and you got one.”
“I want to tear her fucking head off!” Chelsea spat, though I wasn’t sure if she was talking about Sarah or me. Blood dripped from her nose. Quick as a flash – which surprised me, because generally nerds aren’t really known for their blazingly fast reflexes or physical skills – Connor snatched his hand forward and back again, tight to his chest. I peered closer to see what he’d caught. He backed away, and Chelsea’s eyes opened wide.
“You wouldn’t.” Her voice had changed from raging to pleading. I went to stand next to Sarah and we watched Connor as he slowly opened his fingers, revealing a large drop of her blood nestled on his palm.