"Happy birthday." She cringed, hoping her bubbly best friend and teammate hadn't heard him, however, a shrill squeal proved that she had. She tensed bracing herself for what was coming. A small body suddenly attacked her from behind and blonde hair filled her vision.
"OMG, I can't believe I forgot your birthday! I'm a horrible friend!" The blonde girl started bawling her eyes out clinging to the feline specialist. Then she suddenly stopped and stood up.
"Wait why didn't you remind me?" She demanded shaking her friend as if that would make her answer.
"Let her go, you know she hates her birthday," scolded their other teammate as he removed the blonde girl.
"But it's her 21st, as her boyfriend should you want her to celebrate and have fun?" she pouted as he shook his head. Busy arguing the pair didn't notice the birthday girl sneak off until she was already on the surrounding rooftops and heading off.
- Part 1 of Reckoning
“Happy Birthday my sweet Niece, get ready for your Ball.”
“There’s a good girl, your outfit is hanging on your door.”
Once she was dressed, she risked a glance in the mirror and balked.
“Oh, come on, she can’t be serious!” she cried in disgust.
“What’s wrong this time?” he asked amused.
“This is not funny, I look ridiculous!” she cried in response, “I can’t go out in this!” she growled as she opened the door to show him. Turning to look at her, and he blinked in shock then smirked.
“Oh, I don’t know it brings out your eyes.” She glared unamused.
“Just alter it and you’ll be fine." She tilted her head considering it then nodded and flicking her wrists, eyes glowing blue she used her speciality.
"You’re a lifesaver." He smiled and led her to the ballroom that was set up for her Coming of Age Ball.
"I now would like to present the birthday girl and reason you're all here, Fayline JenaVieve turning 16 and her escort Elijah Ayatan age 16."
Taking a deep breath, they plastered identical fake smiles on their faces and stepped through the opening doors.
Straight into hell.
- Part 2 of Reckoning