woke up much much later than I normally would. I remember hearing my
phone, ding. A bit of shuffling around with soft conversation going
on. I just did not move from the couch. It was not until I heard
Brianne and Benjamin talking that I decided to move my feet to the
floor. I had asked what time it was. Brianne declared it was well
after ten in the morning. The last time I slept in this late was when
I was in high school. I was handed a cup of coffee, the morning
cannot start without a coffee. I handed my phone to Brianne and asked
her if she could tell me what the ding was that I heard earlier.
I had received a message from Crystal letting me know that she should be picking me up around eleven after going to the bank. There was I guess another message as well, though it was from an unknown person, so it was not relevant. The thing that I found interesting was while during regular conversations, Brianne’s colours are different shades of blue, white and yellow. While she was talking about the text message from Crystal, those same colours that I have observed several times, remained the same. While talking about the second message, her vocal cords slightly shifted as well as spots of red appeared in the brain region. I knew that she lied to me! I had two choices, let it go or call her on the change of her aura. I went with option one, I let it go. I would get someone else to read it, I know Crystal does not like to lie to me. Benjamin asked if it would be alright if he could use the phone to make a couple of phone calls. The question was meant for Brianne, I told him to go straight ahead and use mine, I never use up my minutes on my phone.
While I sat at the table waiting for Crystal to come and get me, it crossed my mind that Brianne never did explain to me what a Christian-witch meant. So she explained it to me like this … “It is basically using witchcraft in the name of god. The term witchcraft in medieval times and modern-day have two different meanings. When the bible was being translated into English, witchcraft was made into everything negative or which could not be explained. Now we have more words to describe things, so witchcraft is not viewed with as much negative feedback, and those that do not understand the meaning of witchcraft are uneducated. They believe that it goes against god. Now many are viewing it as a path or calling from god and are embracing this spiritual calling. Those that are Christian witches believe this is a way to be closer to god and this is what he wants them to do. Some are healers, they use the plants that god gave them to help others. Some read tarot cards to help give advice on the past, present and possible future. Most of those witches use an angel deck. There are those that deal with the dead and assist the spirit move on, at the same time helping those that are dealing with the pain of a lost one. And for the aspect of god, well that is no different than a Wiccan celebrating several different deities, in this case, there is still in their mind only one god. So this is how one person can be a Christian and a witch at the same time.” This was to be very educational, I knew that Brianne understood completely what she was talking about. She seemed to be full of knowledge and passionate about the topic.
Than Brianne asked me what my beliefs are? “I personally thought that the bible was nothing more than a bedtime story that would be read to a child. To not be taken at face value but with a grain of salt. Nowadays, with science, archaeology and history coming together, stories can be told better about what earth has gone through to the present day! So what do I believe in, myself! Because at the end of the day, science … it can only do so much! Government … I do not trust them. Money is cheap, and often people will lie to get that buck. I have only in the end, myself! To love, hold, and protect in the face of dark times!” Brianne sat in the seat beside me and was like, “I can see that completely!”
It was just after eleven when there was a knock at the door. Crystal was standing there, ready to show off her new home. I gathered myself together and was out the door. Crystal was telling me how much I was going to love this new place. I, on the other hand, felt like I was walking into a trap. Do not ask why … that is how I felt at the time. I jumped into the passenger side, and we were off. We literately were driving for like Five minutes when Crystal pulled into a driveway. Now when I say this driveway was long, I really do mean long! It was like a minute drive to the house. I was shocked, it should have had its own name like a road. The house, unlike other places, was not at the front of the lot but situated at the back. Which it gave its own individual style that was different from the norm. So we pull up to the house. It was like many old farmhouses, small and cozy looking. I get out of the car and Peter, and his mother comes out of the house. I was greeted with a warm hug and “how are you?” from Janet. Briefly looking around the property, I noticed a shed that was just off the back end of the house. Crystal was so excited that she pulled me in the direction of the shed. Telling me how much I was going to love staying here. In the back of my mind, I was apprehensive of this idea. Their new home was out of the city, and it was ideal too because of the lack of people. The scene of yesterdays events still was fresh in my mind. My top priority was to protect those that consider me family. Then the remainder of Ash’s family popped into my mind, they were struggling, but they still had each other.
Crystal told me their plans on what they were going to do with the oversized shed. They were going to turn it into a living quarter for me. It is the only real thing that they had to do with the place. The roof and foundation were fixed not even five years ago. They would just have to get a price on how much a contractor would want to do the work. That is when I suggested Benjamin, I was more than positive that he would take on a project like this. Crystal would have to talk to Peter of course and see what his thoughts are on the matter, but it was a possibility.