The magic in me
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It had been just four months since Isabella Andrew and her Father, Mr Jacob Andrew moved to Nomay. She had lived the life of a human all her life, always moving from one town, country or continent to another without having any particular reason as to why, only that her father's job required it. She was like other humans having no idea of the other creatures that exist just underneath their nose. But after having an emotional break down in school, Isabel's powers are revealed, in the process causing massive damage to the town Nomay. After the incident Mr Jacob Andrew was forced to tell the truth to Isabel, that she was the child of doom, a being prophesied to bring the world to its end. That was not all, Isabel's incident in school, had not only caused huge damage to the town Normay, but it signaled the world of magic and the council of witches, a set of magical beings dedicated to ending any threat to magic, that the child of doom was still alive and in Nomay. Meanwhile Isabel's evil biological father, William Dravel who had searched for years for Isabel in other to exploit her powers, was now also aware that Isabel was alive and would stop at nothing to get her. Inlight of this incoming danger, Mr Jacob Andrew tried to move Isabel out of town again before the world of magic found her, but that was precisely when everything came crushing down.
Pin! pin!! pin!!!
The sharp sound of Isabel's alarm clock ravaged the room. Isabel slowly opened her blue eyes, stretched her legs and hand like a hungry yawning lion. She then turned over to the alarm clock displaying 6:30 am, stretched her hand towards it and turned it off.
Soon thoughts of the next day being her birthday invaded her mind and a smile slowly apeared on her face, quickly she jumped out of bed and walked over to her window.
Isabel parted her blue curtains to see her regular boring neigbourhood and her smile slowly died down. It had been just four months since Isabel and her Father, Mr Jacob Andrew moved to NOMAY. A beautiful town just along the coast of great ocean road.
However the reason for Isabel sudden spirit kill wasn't because the town was boring, it was because she was actually starting to love the town, her new school. She was just starting to get acquainted with some of its students.
The town was starting to feel more like home, but that's the problem. That's how it always feels until Mr Andrew gets another transfer in his office and then they would have to move again.
Isabel always hated moving, the worst part about it for Isabel was having to part with her friends every time, only to go to a new place just to do it all over again.
The longest they had stayed in a place was a year, others had been three months or even lesser. Isabel never knew the typical reason for them moving from one country or continent to another, only that it was business for Mr Jacob Andrew.
This was the reason Isabel was so happy to be completing eighteen, so Mr Andrew wouldn't just see her as a mere child but as an adult, and maybe this time he might listen to her words and stay in one place for a change. But little did she know that her whole life, and how she saw the world was about to change.
Isabel had noticed that as the days of her eighteenth birthday drew closer, she saw her father more worried and distant than he had ever been. It was almost as if he was afraid of her eighteenth birthday, but that did not change Isabel's happiness on completing eighteen.
Isabel exhaled, closed her curtains and went to the bathroom. After bathing she came back to her room, put on a blue skinny jeans and a white T-shirt. She gazed at her self on the mirror attached to her closet with a half smile on her face. She flinted her long blonde hair to the back and finally she was ready for school.
Isabel then went down stairs to the kitchen to get her breakfast, there she saw her father looking so worried and tired. On the sighting of Isabel, Mr Andrew forced a smile on his face and said. "Good morning honey, how did you sleep?"
Mr Andrew dropped two plates of fried eggs on the dining table and sat down on one of the dining chairs. "Good morning dad." Isabel replied, with a half smile on her face.
"I made fried eggs for us."
"Oh, that smells delicious." Isabel replied and sat opposite her father. Mr Andrew then pushed a plate of fried egg to her with a fork inside.
They both started to eat in silence as awkwardness filled the air. It felt as if Mr Andrew was hiding something, something very big.
Isabel had thought it to be strange, on how her father has become more distant in these past few weeks, it almost felt like Mr Andrew was a complete stranger. He barely engages in a conversation with Isabel, without him saying he was busy or other sentences he used as an excuse to avoid her.
Then finally Isabel decided to break the horrible silences, she dropped her fork. "Dad, I will be completing eighteen tomorrow." Isabel said with a flashy smile. She knew her father had never forgotten her birthday, but still she felt like saying it, since he seemed to be avoiding all matters leading to that topic.
"Okay honey, that's good." Mr Andrew coldly replied and continued using his fork to cut the fried egg. It seemed as though Isabel words had brought up more worries and sadness on to him than it should be good news.
"Will i be having you all to myself like our normal tradition, or would you be working?" Isabel asked, while facing down to her plate. "That would be really fun, given the little time you spend with me these days." Isabel added and tilted her head up to Mr Andrew.
"You know I go to work every day because of you, it's not that I don't want to.." Mr Andrew paused, took a deep breath before he could finish the sentence. He then looked up to the ceiling for some seconds before turning to Isabel and continued. "Isabel, whatever happens just know that I love you. I did everything for you."
Isabel was instantly thrown into confusion. "Dad what are you talking about, what's gonna happen?" Isabel asked. Mr Andrew tilted his head away for a second and back to look at her again. "You won't understand now, but know I tried."
Mr Andrew instantly stood up to go, he had barely touched his food. "Understand what dad, you're really scaring me." She watched him take his work bag which was on the floor besides him.
"I am already late for work, I'll be home by 6pm. we will discuss it then, honey. You will understand everything, for now I need to go to work. I love you." He placed a kiss on Isabel's forehead and walked out through the front door.
Isabel just sat there looking at the door, wondering what Mr Andrew wanted to say and if that was the reason why he had been so off. But she knew Mr Andrew wouldn't be back till when he said he would, so it was best to get her mind off it.
After staring at the door for what felt like an eternity, she knew she had to go to school. Perhaps being in school would help her think less about this whole thing. So she took her bag, opened the door and left for school. She went outside and was just in time to catch the schoolbus before it left for school.