Almost a month past and Tempest had finally walked out all the kinks of her plan. Nila kept a count of all her vials. She was missing more of her blood supplement potions. He wanted to keep them alive, he was toying with her.
Tempest lay out on the grass, she was going to have to miss the third task as much to her dismay, but Merwick came, as he always did. She closed her eyes for a slipt second. The dark mark appeared on her left arm. Tempest jolted up. That vision was the strongest lately, and she hated it, more than anything.
Nila was reading one of Tempest magic books. Tempest slouched in the chair and Nila looked at her.
“Soon, and you're not coming, how may times do I have to say that?”
“No you're not.”
“What are you two talking about,” asked Divina suddenly. They both looked at her then at each other.
“Triwizard Tournament,” they said in unison.
“You can't go anyway,” began Divina, ”considering that stunk we pulled.”
“I was just hoping that Zephyr could sneak me in.”
“Which I'm not.” Tempest glared at her and put her hand in the burning fire place, to quickly change the subject.
“Zephyr!” Yelled Divina, she ran over to her and yanked her hand out of the fire place. “What on Earth are you doing?”
“I'm bored.” Nila laughed and Tempest smiled.
“You both are insane.”
“We know.” Dinka rolled her eyes and walked away. Nila and Tempest exchanged sighs of relief. Tempest looked at the fireplace. Something flashed at her eyes.
“I have to go.”
“I'll we back, I'm going down to the Poisons storage room. Then I'll be down in the catacombs.”
“Uh okay. See you later then.”
Tempest didn't know what she was doing. She just hoped that she was smart as everyone thought she was.
Tempest grabbed almost everything there along with a small cauldron. She didn't both looking up she already knew Master Vlad was watching her. Tempest knew he would keep quiet, he usually did.
She walked down to the catacombs and stopped at the first door. The Volumes, those are the books she needed. Old magic.
Tempest set everything up and the five books that talked about potion. She cast a search spell for anything that concerned the future. Nothing in the first book at all. Nothing in the first book at all as well as in the second. Third times a charm. Tempest found there potion that helps see into the future. She decided to use the second potion.
Tempest mixed wormsworth and bat wings together after crushing them. She was tired and exhausted. She had to save them all. After three turns she added a bit of unicorn horn and crushed a giant amethyst stone. She mixed the potion up and sat upright over it. She breathed in the potion and closed her eyes.
“Show me what I need to do.”
She needed to save them all, Astrea included. She opened her eyes. Only a date that's all it showed her. Finally she knew the exact day to implement her plan.
Tempest cleaned up her mess and walked back to the Poisons room.
“Thank you Master Vlad for the use of your supplies.”
“Anytime,” she heard him say as she closed the door behind her.
Tempest walked into the common room. Only Chad was around. He closed the book he was reading and looked up at her, sternly. She smiled and raised her eyebrows, then she looked at the book, her eyes widened.
“You can see into the future? Hmm, tell me, why did you forget to tell everyone besides Nila and Void, this little thing?”
“I can't believe you read my journal.”
“Sorry I couldn't help myself.” He picked up the book and began to flip through the pages. “Just like you couldn't help but kiss Draco. Wow, you've been busy lately.”
“Shut up and give that back to me.”
“Fine take it, I've no more use for it.”
“Oh stop acting like a pompous jerk. What is wrong with you anyway.”
“Do you remember when you and I first met? I was “clumsy adorable” according to you. Oh and you drew me as a knight in shining armour.”
“So what? You've read all of my journals?”
“Yes, actually, I have. You're stupid code was easy enough for a “clumsy adorable” boy like me to figure out.”
“You are overreacting.”
“Don't tell me I'm overreacting!” he screamed.
“Chad what the hell has gotten into you?!”
“How the bloody hell should I know.”
“Enough!” someone screamed. It was Nila. “Chad tell her how you really feel and give me that book right now or I swear I'll put a German jinx on you. And let me tell you, those aren't pleasant.”
Chad rolled his eyes and threw the book at Nila you caught it easily. She smiled triumphantly and walked away.
“So are you going to tell me what is going on or do I have to get Nila back down here?”
“Zephyr, I like you, I always have. I grabbed you're journals to see how you really feel about me. Apparently, you like me, just not enough which means that I have to get over you of I want a chance with anyone. Understood?”
Tempest smiled. “Of course I understand Chad. Man, it took you this long to say that?” She laughed. “Look, don't you ever let me hold you back okay?”
“Yeah.” Suddenly out of no where there was a blinding white light from outside Tempest and Chad exchanged worried glances.
“Nila?” She came to the door at once.
She ran to the top of the stair case and looked down at them frightened. “Something landed outside.”
Tempest ran as fast as she possibly could and stood where the object had fallen. It was a magical lightning strike. She waved her hands to clear the smoke that obscured her vision. Lying on the ground was a message. She flexed her fists as she read and re-read it. It was directed to her.
She walked back to the common room and sat in front of the fireplace.
“Zephyr . . . ” said Nila.
“Merwick left me a message.”
“What did it say,” asked Chad.
Tempest kept her intent gaze on the fire as she said, “They're running out of time . . . Young Tempest.”
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