Compulsion didn’t work on Mija the same way it did on people, but it could slow them down for a few seconds. They immediately stopped moving.
The remaining six witches stood there, their eyes briefly glowed silver, leaving them looking dazed as they waited for her next command.
Cate could feel her energy begin to wane. She hadn’t meant to compel the witches, but with her gun now missing she used the only other way she had of stunning them into submission.
Cate’s eyes shimmered black as she reached for the dark side of her power once more. Die, she thought as she fixed her gaze on the remaining Mija. The wraiths shrieked as they exploded into oblivion.
She swayed as the shock waves of power reverberated through her, struggling to keep the witches under her control.
Cuffs, she thought, and silver orbs sparked, forming around the wrists of each witch, rendering them powerless.
A wave of dizziness hit Cate as she released them from her grasp, her eyes returning to their normal shade of blue. Leaning against the tombstone, she took a few deep breaths to try and clear her head.
Jade ran over. “You okay, sweetie?”
“I’ll be alright. You?”
“I’m good. You know you needn’t have done that. We could have killed a few Mija between us.”
“That would have taken too long. Besides it worked, didn’t it?”
“Yeah, but I know how much using your powers like that drains you. Are you sure you’re okay?”
“I’ll be fine,” she insisted, but truthfully she felt ready to pass out.
“Hey, I’m fine too – thanks for asking,” Charlie appeared at her side.
“You shouldn’t have been here in the first place. You could have been killed! How would I have been able to explain that to your dad?”
“You can lecture me later.” Charlie inclined her head. “But what are we going to do about them?”
Looking over, Cate saw the wispy figures of spirits still shimmering within the circle and groaned. Despite her weakened state she could still feel the pain, anger, and desperation of the tortured souls yet to be set free.
About the Author:
Tiffany Shand was born in Essex, UK and started writing short stories when she was a child.
She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens.
Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance during this time.
She writes both non-fiction and fiction, but mostly fantasy and paranormal romance.
After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s she is now a freelance writer and professional proofreader. She is currently studying for a journalism degree.
Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.
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The Bookish Ailurophile
Shin is a 27-year-old mom of a fury baby, named Mofa, who had crossed the rainbow bridge, 2 years ago. She is a bookworm who loves books that give her adrenaline rush and makes her feel the characters' emotions. When she's not reading, she spends her time listening to oldies music while making some crafty stuffs made out of old book pages, or spends her time reading books with children at an orphanage. Also, she loves to scare herself with gory movies in the middle of the night.