"Do you think their like the gifts?" I asked Damien as we walked down the street towards the car, shopping bags weighing us down.
"Of course they will, there thoughtful gifts." Damien replied taking my hand and kissing it. We reached the black jeep then and carefully I put my friend's gifts in the boot of the jeep. It wasn't much really just some protective charmed jewellery that I had especially made for everyone, I felt like they need it whenever the time came.
"I'm driving by the way." I told Damien but I felt his hands make a grab for me.
"No I'm driving." He said. "You can have shot gun."
"Tell you what, you let me drive and I'll make it worth your wild when we get back." I turned to face him showing my secretive midnight blue eyes, running my finger up and down his chest.
"Low Crystal, even for you." His tone was low but playful.
"But is it working?" My voice matching his. Damien smiled and gave me the keys to the jeep. "Guess I'm riding in shot gun."
"For now, never know might have to stop due the storm that's coming." I winked and open the door putting the key in the ignition.
We hadn't gone far when the snow storm hit us but it was still manageable to drive. I wanted to get back to the academy, something wasn't feeling right, dark powers were at work and somehow it had to be stopped.
"How was it then?" I could tell that Damien had being wanting to ask me this all day.
"It was fine." The road wasn't busy, but the snow was coming down heavier with every twist and turn.
"Define ‘fine' Crystal." Feeling Damien's eyes on me watching my every move.
"I guess that I got something that I didn't expect from him and I gave him something to." I took a deep breath letting it go, suddenly feeling my scar burn which was never a good sign.
"Care to elaborate?"
"Well he told me the truth and I believed him. And...I forgave him." My voice was careful I didn't want to let on the pain that I was feeling.
"How do you know that he wasn't lying and after all things that he's done to you?" I could hear the anger in his voice and this seemed to irritate me.
"Damien I don't want to fight with you, but I'll have no problem if you want a fight." I snapped back.
"I just don't understand!"
"Exactly you don't!" By this point my hands gripped the wheel but I kept shooting Damien evil glares. Both of our voices raised and the burning sensation increase and I was sure that I was bleeding.
"I want to help Crystal, I hate seeing you like this." Damien snapped.
"Like what? Come on Damien, you know that I'm ‘bad girl' back at the academy, let it out come on I'm all ears." I shouted.
"You're being crazy now, you really need to clam down and I think that you should pull over and let me drive." Damien voice was clam, but I was too worked up and I didn't like being told what to do.
I pushed more gas which the car didn't like. "Crystal slow down." I wouldn't look at him; I was staring out the window trying to drive through the storm when the pain was becoming unbearable.
"Crystal, stop the car something wrong and that's without gasping trying to hide the pain that you're in." I heard Damien voice but couldn't respond, he was right something was seriously wrong.
"I...I ahh." I gasped out in pain. "Damien I...can't." I said through gritted teeth.
That was when I saw her face. Corvina. Only she hovered in the road, sneering with an evil grin.
"Jordan helped me, now I'm going to help you." Her voice was in my head and she was gone. I couldn't hear Damien voice anymore, the jeep was still running and I could still feel the blood coming from my scar. And then a big black raven crocked and went flying into the window.
I turned the wheel and the jeep lost control sending us into the snow and trees...
Looking down to the small bundle I couldn't help but smile at how lucky I was. I cradled the bundle of blue blankets in my arms and walked over to the windows feeling the cool night breeze and smelling the sea salt in the air. My finger reached out touching the warmth of another.
‘Your little hand's wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favourite night light
To you everything's funny, you got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you, won't let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up...'
"Mummy, where are you I can hear you signing. And will you tell daddy that I can play the piano when I want, and and that you let me play whenever I want to." My little girl came running in her turquoise eyes full of happiness and excitement.
"Sweetheart it's late, you need to sleep." With one hand still holding the bundle I ran my hand through her deep brown long hair.
"You need to sleep to Mummy." I looked up and my hearted quickened seeing my fallen angel. "Little angel go and pick out a story, I'll be in soon as I've read to you mother and tucked her in bed."
She sighed. "I'm not tired though." But I could see that she was, after a day of running in the sun, playing on the bench and swimming in the sea.
"But have you forgot, Aunty Midnight and Mazany are visiting tomorrow." I smiled thinking of my friends.
"Okay then mummy, night night." She hugged my legs and carefully I bent down and kissed her soft cheeks. "Goodnight sweetheart." Damien swept her up in his arms and kissed her goodnight.
"Peyton called again asking when you was going back to work." Damien kissed my shoulders. "I heard what you was signing, is that something new?"
"Something I'm working on, he's helping me though." I nodded down to the bundle of blue blankets.
"Is he warm enough?" Damien asked looking dazzled by the bundle.
My smile grew more. "Your son warm, because I am especially when you stand close to me."
Damien smiled wrapping his arms around my waist. "I love you Mrs Alexander." He whispered in my ear opening his brilliant white glittering wings.
I was aware of someone close by and something damp being lightly placed on my forehead. Then something being poured down my throat which I was able to latch on to. Opening my eyes slowly I saw Damien worried expression and his wrist in my mouth.
I pulled back from Damien I glazed at his wings surprisingly. Most of them were grey only the odd few were black; his eyes were changing too and his hair making him almost like the fallen angel that he was before everything bad happen to him.
"Where are we?" I crooked out.
"The academy medical centre, you took quite a beating in the jeep." Damien informed me.
"Oh. Well listed we're erm well home." I replied not wanting to think back to that very very strange dream.
"Yer. Home." Damien looked away when he spoke. "I'm sorry Crystal."
Corvina had done this. Again. Well I didn't want her coursing Damien this pain. "Hey, did the snow reach the Academy?"
"Sure, why what's with the mischievous look in your eye?"
"I want to make a snow angel."