"Open the door, get her in the circle!"
Even after using all my strength to free myself from their clutches, I still ended up in the ceremonial chamber.
Perhaps because at the end of my energies, my body began to no longer collaborate. "No! Something is not right; this cannot happen at such a moment. How silly of me, they used a potion on me.
After knocking on the ground with all my heavy body, I heard footsteps from behind coming closer. After stopping right beyond me, I heard a familiar giggle. It was too familiar for me to do not to recognize it, Leticia my twin sister!
"Sister Elvyra, the prophecy finally come."
"Sister, you were the chosen one, aren't you happy?"
She turned back to others. Told them to start the preparations for the ritual.
The room grew dark and dozens of black candles were lit up.
The elderly witch took the sacred herbs with trembling hands and sprinkled them around the candles.
"Cough – cough... Hmm, that's… interesting, from two to one, the soul... the soul will not perish"
"What do you mean with the soul with not perish?"
"There is a variant... the soul will choose his path... bloody steps forward... a bright light from the dark will come"
All the witches heard the prophecy, while only one person started to giggle; Leticia started to feel excited about this bright light for the future.
"Father! The eclipse will start soon, we need to hurry or our only chance will get lost!"
"Don't worry dear, our plans will go as expected, we calculated everything, and the probabilities of failure are near zero!"
While the two of them talked so lovingly, my body started to react and I finally managed to get up that minimum to understand where I was exactly. Black candles are, positioned all along the circle with inside a pentagram, trays of fruit, and goblets full of blood. Even an educated witch, or better, even a fool would know what that was.
A forbidden ritual, a human sacrifice.
"F-fath-er... s-sister" I tried to call my father, but the tears choked the words.
They turned in my direction as they saw an insect turning back to life after death. "Haaah... so the potion is gone! I told you to give her a strong potion!" started to scream Leticia furious.
"Calm down Lety, even if she can move a little nothing will change," said our father.
He said something like that. Am I not his daughter too?
"F-father! P-please... sob...sob... f-father have mercy!" I begged him while standing on my knees in front of him.
"Stop it... this is what the prophecy has said" again that damn prophecy, what was that about?
"P-prop-he-cy?" I said with the only voice I could shout out. They stood there and look at me for a short time and then Leticia spoke "yeah, a prophecy said that the twin had to die to pacify the clan" what bullshit was that? In addition, a twin? Me?
"Look Elvyra there is only one with that... Hmm... Description, you are a twin, a weak which without powers, you see, you are the only witch ever to be born without powers, and can you understand what I mean".
Plink…plink... only the rumor of my tears could be heard in all that big room. Even before I can speak, a tiny breeze started from somewhere.
My senses tell me hurry, RUN! And I just can't disagree with that, the only problem is that I can't move my legs, I am blocked here and I don't know how much time I still have. Tears never stopped falling; I felt so betrayed, I knew they never cared about me but I still loved them. How could they arrive at the point where they would sacrifice me, it was unbelievable and my heart was broken. Somehow, I could not believe it.
The door suddenly opened! "There is a problem" a young boy with a pale face come inside heavily breathing.
"What are you doing?" shouted Leticia.
"I am sorry, but... vampires... the vampires did a rampage at the confine, they soon will be here" the vampires were pacific for the last hundreds of years, yeah there was some dispute but this... this is a clear declaration of War. There was a huge problem between clans.
"We need to hurry! Start the ritual, did you understand? Start with the magic formula of initiation, we need those powers!" suddenly witches got in a circle around me and started to mumble a formula for a purification spell.
However, what powers? What is she saying?
I have no powers...
"FATHER! PLEASE! S-sister… I beg you…" I shouted with all the voices I had left in my body, desperately begging to spare me.
"SHUT UP!" shouted he back with rage in his eyes and then said; "all of this is because of you!"
He turned around and gave orders to stop the vampires from coming inside.
Outside the hall door only screams and bangs were heard and some of the witches started to panic, but I was scared of what was on inside.
The ritual started and I suddenly felt all the fibers of my body breaking. Blurring vision because of the unimaginable pain, I was in.
I tried to escape from the circle and suddenly an invisible barrier trapped me inside with no way to get out of it.
As soon as she managed to catch her breath, the pain was so great that the only thing she could do to alleviate it a little was to scream and then she released the most bloodcurdling scream a person could ever make, so much so that the fight went on suddenly and the main doors were suddenly torn down.
The vampires find themselves in front of a gruesome scene, lying in a pool of blood, disfigured by the spell, a young and dying girl.
"What the hell is this?" said a vampire with red bloody eyes and dark brown hair.
That was my last moment of life, I knew it, but I did not want to die like this. With my last strength, I reached out a hand to that vampire as if I was begging him to help me.
Tears began to well up on his cheeks; there was a pain in his eyes and heart.
He bite his lips to restrain him from going on a rampage right that instant and then said; "After killing my lord the albino vampire now uses your people for rituals?"
Sudden murmurs from the back of the room "the albino vampire was a lord?" – "no it can't be" they all freckled out and that was the final proof of what they have done.
Albino? An albino vampire? Does such a beautiful vision exist?
"My daughter was aware of that, the prophecy..." tried to say my father, but the shocked face of the vampire was too much to handle.
"Daughter? You did this to your daughter?"
Tears of pain fell even more densely on his face; he bowed next to me and hugged me in his arms as if I were a loved one who did not want to lose.
"I couldn't protect my lord, the most important person to me, how could you do this to her?" a stranger was sad while my family despises me even at that moment.
I knew there was nothing left to do, I was grateful for having let me meet him at least in this last instant of my life.
Tears of pain fell even more densely on his face; he bowed next to me and hugged me in his arms. I put a pained half-smile on my face, I knew he couldn't save me and I didn't want to say on his conscience "t-than-k... you-u.." were the only words he managed to utter, perhaps to ease his pain a bit, this was at least all I could do.
Yeah, I am on verge of death and thinking about how to alleviate someone else pain… but anyone knows that the remaining one suffers more than the dead do.
Therefore, while watching that beautiful warm vampire full of compassion for a total stranger, I inhaled my last breath.
The only thing that I remember is darkness. How can a dark place be so warm?
That was the end of it all; I could finally rest. Then what are these tears on my checks?
I am already dead.
If only I could go back…
I closed my eyes culled by that strange warmth.
Alternatively, so I thought... I now found once again myself in my room, in that old room full of mold and humidity.
"Why am I here?" I died, and this sign on my wrist?
"What the hell is happening?"