The city lights were really amazing. I’ve missed this when I’m still doing that
stupid mission Alejandro sent me.” Cleo said while standing on the top of a
building with her hands on her hips while looking at the city. For months there
league governor sent her to a mission that she really didn’t want to do but
because of the rules, she was forced to do it.
“Stupid? Well let me tell that it not just a stupid mission. It is just that your heart
softened upon seeing that little girl being killed in front of you, without you doing
anything.” Zion retorted while gazing at her.
Cleo flinched after hearing what Zion said. The scene kept on repeating on her
mind. An innocent little girl get killed in front of her helplessly. She saw how the
dagger was buried in the girl’s heart and the flow of blood from it. She admitted in
her mind that she really feel pity to the girl. She stayed silent reminiscing her past.
” Spare my daughter please. You’re free to kill us but not her. She’s still young
and..” the poor mother didn’t finish what she’s about to say when a strong hand
slapped her which causes her to fall. She cried because of too much pain she got
from the group of men who barged in to their house.
“young and what? You have no rights to command us what we should and
shouldn’t do. We’re having fun here. Right boys?” then the people around her
started to laugh. On the other side of the room was a seven-year old girl whom is
being held by a man while she’s staring at her mother. Tears are visible in her
“What are we supposed to do with this kid here?”
“I’m begging you. Please don’t kill her.” the woman said. The leader of the gang
turned his back then shot her using a gun straight in the forehead which
immediately killed her. The poor child wailed upon seeing her mother lie on the
ground with blood oozing from her forehead.
The leader looked at the child then walked towards the door.
“Get everything you think is valuable. Spare that child. Let’s go.” when the group
left the room. The child walked to her mother then held its hand while crying. After
that everything went black.
“You’re into it again right?” Zion asked. He held Cleo’s shoulder then makes her
face him. He was not surprised when he saw a tear escaped from her eyes.
“Stop being weak Cleofe, instead you should make your past experiences as a
foundation for the present and future. Alright?” Cleofe nodded and wiped her
“Let’s go. Alejandro must be waiting for us.”They walked out of the rooftop and go
back to their headquarters, The Phaedra’s Den. It is located in the outskirts of
Plaean District hidden beneath the Plaean tower. It is a place where sorcerers
and witches were trained. They are working in the shadows. Every mission they
did is done at night. Zion and the other people there are the same except Cleofe.
After that incident in their house twelve years ago, she was found by Helix
Leyndor, the father of Alejandro. Helix adopted her and treated her like his own
child since Alejandro is the only son of Helix. Alejandro also takes good care of
Cleofe because he treats her like her own sister. It is the reason why Alejandro is
protective to Cleofe.
Phaedra’s Den, Plaean District
“Cleo, what’s with the rush?” Alejandro said. Cleo entered the meeting hall
without a knock, she walked towards her brother and hugged him tightly them
afterwards, cried like a child.
Alejandro gives Zion who’s behind Cleo an interrogating look. Wondering why his
sister is crying that much. Zion just gave him a nod.
“Stop crying Cleo. I don’t want to see my sister crying like this. Do you want to
take a rest first?” He didn’t wait for Cleo’s answer, in a snap of his finger. Cleo fell
“Zion bring her to her room then afterwards go back here. We need to talk about
something really important.” Alejandro gave the sleeping woman to Zion and
carried her to the room. A few steps before they stepped out of the room.
“Zion!” Alejandro shouted. Zion faced him.
“Nothing. I just want to say that don’t take advantage of my sister while she’s
asleep.” then he chuckled. Zion smirked.
“You really have that dirty ideas Alejandro. I’m not gonna do anything to your
sister. She’s not my type.” then he left.
“Just make sure of that!” Alejandro yelled.
Alejandro and Zion were best of friends. They grew up together. The fight each
battle and mission with triumph. Their parents past conflict didn’t affect the
friendship that they’ve had. Both of them pledged to ensure the safety of Cleo.
Cleo woke up with an unusual feeling. Slowly, she get out of bed and walked
towards the bedroom door when she heard a conversation between two people.
She recognized the voice which is Alejandro’s and Zion’s.
” What are we supposed to do now? We don’t know what hour of the day she will
start to change. Maybe the wizards on the other city are aware of what will
happen today.” Alejandro said. Cleo leans her head more on the door.
“Who will change? Today is the awakening?” Questions keep on running of
Cleo’s mind. To find answers about the happening, she chose to listen again.
” Just do what is planned. We’ve planned this a long time ago. Alejandro, it’s time.
When she changes we don’t know what will happen. Cleo..” the conversation was
interrupted by Henry one of the elite wizards. Why elite? This wizards and
enchanters are the kind who are trained well and are powerful than the normal
“Sorry to interrupt but the council is already in the hall. They are waiting for the
both of you.” The three left living Cleo behind the door.
“Ugh, I really hate Henry. If he didn’t interrupt, maybe I already know the subject
of their conversation.” She walked towards the bathroom and relaxed on her tub,
after an hour she fixed herself then goes out of the room. She’s about to go out to
stroll the city when guards get on her way.
“We are sorry but you’re not allowed to go outside the den Ms. Cleo. It is your
brother’s order.” one of the guards stated. She smirked and looked to the guard
with a cold look.
” I don’t care about what my brother told you. He’s different from me. I’m her sister
and you are also obliged to follow my orders. Besides, I will not be killed because
I’m not like you. I don’t have this magic that you have. I’m an ordinary person
here. It is just that I’m trained for combat. I ensure you I can handle myself.” she’s
about to walk when four guards held her.
“We also have our orders. Your brother is the current governor of our district, we
pledged to follow his orders.”
“If that’s what you wanted. I’m sorry but I have to do this.” she said.
Cleo twists the arm of the guards on her left and right side. Then she kicked the
person in front of her in the stomach to weaken it. The last guard standing
attacked her using a normal attack magic but because of her speed, she avoids it
by jumping high up in the air then targeted the nape of the guard in which he
“That’s what you get for not following me.” she only had one step when some
blocked her way.
“You’re really a pain Cleo.” Zion was the man in front of her. Cleo placed her
hands on her hips and looked at Zion with a fiery eyes.
“Do you want to end up like them?” she asked Zion.
“He doesn’t have a plan. You know him right. He doesn’t want defeat especially
to you.” Alejandro walked beside Cleo and placed his arms on her shoulders.
Cleo looked at him and gave him a frustrated look. Alejandro just smiled at her
and taps her head.
Go to your room and change your clothes. Today is your day. She lets go of
Alejandro’s hold then looked at them.
“You have a secret right?” she asked the both of them. The two looked at each
other then stared at her.
” Cleo always remember that no matter what happens, I’m still your brother and
Zion is your friend. Don’t forget it okay?” Alejandro said with a soft look painted on
his face. Curiosity can be seen on Cleo’s face.
“Can you please stop the drama. What’s going on?” she shouted at them. Then
on the snap of Alejandro’s finger, she fell asleep again.
“You’re rude Alejandro. You always shut this girl’s mouth by putting her to sleep.”
Zion denoted. Alejandro lifts Cleo and walked going inside the den.
“I’m worried. I don’t know what will happen to her.” Alejandro said and looked at
“Whatever happens just be strong for her.”
The stars are scattered on the clear sky. The full moon was shining brightly in the
night. Tonight is the time for Cleo.
Cleo woke up in a bed but not in her room. She is finely dressed in white. The
elders around her. She saw her brother and Zion in a distance. Alejandro just
mouthed that he loved her sister. While Zion gave her an assuring look.
The elders chanted a spell. Cleo felt dizzy then comes an unbearable pain in the
back portion of her body. She yelled because of the excruciating pain she’s
feeling. She imagined her back being bent and her spine being broken. Her nails
grew longer, her hair became longer and changed its color to white. Her eyes
Minutes passed, she cried because of pain then suddenly a huge pair of wings
emerged from her back the difference is that, it is black on the left then white on
the other side. The wizards around her gasps because of what they saw. They
stood up and ran away.
The awakening succeeded but this is not the result that they are waiting for.
Alejandro and Zion ran towards Cleo who doesn’t recognize them. The cursed
angel, Septhera, is no other than Cleo.
The other wizards tried to attack Cleo but failed because of the strong power
covering her. She flapped her wings which created a strong wind wiping off
anything on the surface.
She attacked each wizard and enchanter she saw until Alejandro and Zion were
the only left in the area.
She looked at them and smirked. She attacked the both of them but they just
“Cleo we know that you’re still there. Please hear us. Remember us princess!”
Without their knowledge, a wizard from behind attacked Cleo with a powerful
blow of magic, strikes her and causes her to fall.
“What have you done!” Zion approached the wizard, holds it neck and lifts it. Zion
punched the wizard which causes it to lose conscience.
He ran towards Alejandro and Cleo. Alejandro cried upon seeing her sister. Weak
“We need to get her out of the district. Place her somewhere wherein she can live
peacefully.” Zion suggested. Without further talking, Alejandro snapped his finger
and in a blink they are already in Aegean Mountains, located in the North of
He spoke a few spell then suddenly Cleo’s eyes opened.
“My god! Thank you.” Alejandro hugged her tight.
“What happened?” Cleo asked. Alejandro and Zion looked at each other.
In Phaedra’s Den the elders talked about the situation of Cleo being a Septhera.
They still don’t know how to control her but because of what Cleo and Alejandro
did to ensure the safety of their place, they’ve agreed to keep Cleo but it will be
kept as a secret to prevent the witches and sorcerers from the other secret
running before her.
Alejandro and Zion decided to keep the happening a secret to Cleo because of
her reaction. They got back to Plaean District just like nothing happened.
“She’s already awake, it’s time to get her.” a voice said.