Nila was sucking her teeth and Tempest was beginning to become aggravated and irritated, and more so considering that she hadn't gotten a good amount of sleep in days. Tempest glared at Nila under her bangs before letting out her frustration.
"Nila could you please stop doing that," demanded Tempest.
"Well sorry almighty Zephyr! But you are not the only person who has not gotten any sleep in a while."
"Both of you shut up," screamed Void. "We are all irritated but frankly we have to deal with it!"
"Well that's sort of difficult considering we have found absolutely nothing that can tell us where the Lady of the Lake is living," said Divina. "Honestly these books are completely useless!"
She threw the book onto the table and for a while everyone just stared at each other on complete silence. Finally Chad spoke.
"Okay then" he began. "Look we should all just take a break from reading these books and catch up on some very lost sleep. When we've had a time to relax and rejuvenate I think that we should just go to the library and start looking there. Agreed?"
"Uh huh," they all said as they got up and started off for their beds.
"Here Zephyr, I'll carry you," offered Chad.
"Oh, okay." She closed her head once her head settled on his chest. She could hear his heartbeat and it soothed her. Finally something calm and soothing, she thought. Sometimes she wished she could always hear everyone's heart beats.
Tempest was in a long dark corridor with crystal walls. She looked around and at the very end was a barrier with what looked like water on the other side. Tempest stared in awe and in wonderment. She tried to looked behind her, but all there was, was darkness. Tempest walked forward and before she knew it she was running toward the barrier. She stood at the edge and took a deep breath before entering it. Once on the other side she realized that there was no water, only empty space.
She began to walk around ans as she did so, she traced her hands on the crystal walls. She drew back her hand at the sudden spark of pain. She held her hand, and stared as blood began to drip onto the ground. Every drip she noticed caused the room to glow.
Tempest looked around and clutched at her hand. Suddenly she went cold and listened to the air around her.
Tempest jerked around, but before she saw anything, all she saw was a flash of light.
"Zephyr, are you all right?" she heard Nila ask.
"Huh, uh, yeah, of course why?"
"You were sort of starting to wig our on us when we woke up this morning. Also your hand was, and is bleeding," said Void holding up her hand.
"Thank you for stating the obvious," she said as she snatched her newly bandaged hand back. She stared at it in confusion then looked at Nila and Void.
"Guys, I don't think I was here, not entirely anyway."
"What do you mean?" asked Divina.
"I think someone summoned me or something."
"But who could have that kind of power?" asked Chad.
"Someone, who obviously not only has a lot of power, but who knew my name as well."
They all stared at each other and were startled by Tempest when she jumped from her bed and ran downstairs. She tied her hair back, un bandaged her hand and stared into the fire. She dug her nails into her wound and waited for her friends to join her.
"Zephyr, what are you going to do?" asked Void.
"I have no bloody clue."
She began to sprinkle her blood over the ire. The fire glowed and grew and a face appeared.
"Tempest . . . " it muttered before vanishing.
"Anyone know who the hell was that?" asked NIla.
"No," they all said in unison.
"Maybe I might know who might."
"Who," asked Void.
"My sister," she groaned.
She put out th fire and ran to get her floo powder and change into her Slytherin uniform. She only had enough floo powder for one last trip so she had to make it count.
When she arrived, everyone was staring at her. An hand gripped her arm tightly and jerked her up.
"Do you have any idea how much trouble you could be in," she said pulling her away from the gathering crowd.
"I need to see that book I gave you."
"Because I need to see if it has any pictures of any sort."
"It does, again why?"
"I'll explain in a bit, right now I really need to see that book."
"It's on my bed. Stay in the dorm. Draco make sure she does as I say or I'll have both of your heads."
She walked away and stared at the cloth around her hand. Tempest hid her hand behind her back and ran to her sisters bed.
"Tempest . . . " asked Draco as she walked into the boys dorm.
"Shh. I'm trying to concentrate," she said as she sat on his bed.
"What happened to your hand?"
"I woke up like this."
She stared at him shocked. "Of course Draco! Now come and sit down with me and keep me calm."
"You don't even have to ask once."
They both smiled at each other and she read the books skimming pages and looking at drawings of any importance. Then she spotted it.
"The Lady of the Lake."
"The Lady of the Lake. She summoned me while I was sleeping." She sighed. "I have to go to sleep. Is there anywhere I can sleep. Currently I am unable to travel back at this moment."
"Seriously?" She nodded. "Alright then, you might as well just sleep where your sitting right now." He smiled and so did she. Tempest closed the book and snuggled into his bed.
"Don't try to wake me up, no matter what okay?" He nodded and she began to count until she fell asleep.
Tempest knew where she was. Sort of anyway. She was on the same corridor and saw staring at the same barrier at the end of the tunnel.
She ran this time and kept her arms relatively relaxed at her sides. She looked around and was sure not to touch anything.
"Hello Tempest. You left so suddenly before that I thought I would never see you again."
Tempest jerked around and stood face to face with the Lady of the Lake. Her eye were a gentle grey and her hair was a cool soft white. She was dressed in a white gown and it appeared to her that fishes were swimming around her neck.
"How did I come to be here exactly?"
"My magic of course. It brought your astral self here. I thought that it would be prudent considering you need to find me anyway."
"I need your help."
"I know. But I am sorry, I cannot help you now."
"Then why summon me?"
"To give you a head start and help you in any way possible to find me."
Tempest watched as the Lady of the Lake got up from her throne and walked toward her.
"I'm giving you this necklace. In time it will help you greatly, but for the meantime it will help you to find where I live. Then and only then will I be able to help you fully."
Tempest nodded and put it on. "I guess its time for me to wake up then."
"Hmm, I guess so. Goodbye for now . . . Tempest," she said warmly.
Tempest jerked up and realized it was way past dark. Draco was sleeping warmly and she smiled.
"I'll just wait until tomorrow to leave." She laid back down and snuggled up against him.
"You're awake?" She heard him ask tiredly.
"Just go back to sleep." She knew he was smiling and so was she, for many reasons.
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