My mother is a wonderful woman. She works very hard, and yet manages to spend time with daddy and me. She even has her own science lab in her room to help her find cures for odd things.
I have taken it upon myself to help my mother with one in particular. The cure for vampires’ allergy to the sun, it can get so bad that some have died and leaves others so far permanently scared.
See, my mother is looking at it from a scientific point of view. I, however, am looking at it from an alchemist’s point.
Magic and mystery have been a huge part of who I am since my sixteenth birthday when most of my mother’s guests showed up… for lack of a better word… transformed.
When you have friends of the family show up covered in hair and shredding the furniture, while others are waving a stick at them blasting ice from the tip, you know they cannot be normal.
So Derrick bursting through the door all hairy and deformed was a shock, but having his wife Piper freeze him for tearing up the couch just blew my mind. I knew I had interesting parties, but this so far was the topping on the cake.
Yes, it was unpleasant to have a guest die on the birthday to mark the beginning of childhood. Yes, it was a mess to have Aunt Kelly almost drown and Amanda needing a doctor right as my parents hit full adulthood.
But, to find out all those monsters that people would tell you about; werewolves, witches, vampires, and even fairies; are real… how do you continue with life?
Well, for me; I try to help them like my mom did when she found out.