Alison opened the door as quietly as she could when she had arrived at Mrs. Foster’s office and was surprised to see Sarah, Simon and another child, called Robert Harrison, a boy from year nine who had emigrated from Egypt two years ago, sitting in Mrs. Foster’s office, all looking confused and vexed.
“Sorry I’m late Miss,” Alison said looking around the room curiously.
“I take it people are asking questions?” Mrs. Foster asked alarmingly.
“Erm, yes Miss?” Alison answered, surprised that her teacher knew.
“Don’t worry, I will speak to them and no more will be asked. They have no right putting you in a position to blabber secrets out,” she frowned.
“Who’s that?” Sarah mouthed, so that Mrs. Foster couldn’t hear her, but Alison ignored her.
“As I have mentioned to you three a moment ago, people will try to prise things out of you. You must never talk to others about our work.”
Mrs. Foster looked at the children thoughtfully. It was always hard trying to persuade people from earth to join their team. They were harder to convince that there were such things as portals, alternative universes and that true evil lurked around every corner. It was harder to inform them, that they could have something to nurture, something that they never even thought would ever exist inside them. Power, strength and bravery, each human could possess such a thing.
“Let’s go somewhere beautiful, I’m sure you’d rather be elsewhere than this dreary room,” Mrs. Foster smiled, and took out her red stone from a box in her drawer.
The children gasped. It was such a pretty colour, red as fresh blood, but so calming at the same time.
The stone began glowing and Mrs. Foster said in a nice clear voice.
“Tranquillitas loco.” and the room vanished.
The chairs the children had been sitting on had now vanished and instead they were sitting on lush, green grass, with trees to the left of them. To the right the most beautiful waterfall that anyone of them had ever seen. It was a deep, rocky cannon with a big chute of water cascading down the red rock. The force of the water falling down into the lake below was causing the water to foam.
“Wow, this is amazing,” Sarah, gasped, as she touched the grass next to her, to make sure it was real.
“Yes, a place I go to when you children annoy me in class with your ignorant ways,” Mrs. Foster stated. “As I have explained, I have asked you four up to my room as you have something special, and I want to make sure that you know how to use your special abilities safely and effectively. Two of you will be learning to deal with your special abilities in magic, and the other two are to be trained as warriors. But first, I will give you the basic rules of our union. I think you should be aware of the rules. Just in case something happens,” Mrs. Foster stated with content, as she looked at the waterfall and sighed happily.
The basic rules were given, and the looks of confusion was set over their angelic faces, unsure what their teacher was talking...