9. Power Payback [1/2]

"Wake up, Filomena." I flashed my eyes open and stared into a woman (an old one) with a long braid of purple hair which was strung over her shoulder and slightly wrinkled skin. I got up and stared at her. I recognized the room I was and immediately recognized the woman.

"Grandma?" I whispered. Except it didn't sound like a question, it was like a gasp of surprise.

"You recognized me," she said with a smile on her face. I rubbed my neck and sat up on Seth's bed. He wasn't inside. It was only me and her.

"Seth told me you had transformed." I giggled nervously at the sly look grandma ahd on her face.

"Is it a good thing or a bad thing?" I asked her.

She flinched at the question and said, "It's both." I rubbed my hands against my jeans pants nervously. "Filomena, as you know, your nullification power came from me. I didn't have the nullification power completely. Only a bit. It was created by the special bond I had with my husband." I nodded. "Now when you got my power and transformed into your gate level, you become stronger physically and emotionally. But there is also a consequence."

A chill went down my spine. "Your life span becomes smaller." What?! "Now when you get prepared, you get different gate levels. The stronger the gate level, the shorter your lifespan." I winced. I could NOT believe this. "The redder your hair becomes, the less time you have to live."

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