Thursday, March 14, 2013

1.02 - Holding Out for a Hero


Alexis had been organizing a leisure day party almost since her first day in town, long before she found out she was pregnant. So she doesn’t cancel the party, and announces her pregnancy to Amaya as soon as she and Hassim enter the door. 



Amaya is thrilled! She and Hassim have been trying for another child too! It would be so great for all their children to grow up together! If Alexis’ baby turns out to be a witch like little Zinna then they could even practice their magic together!




“Have you told the father yet?”

Alexis sighs as Amaya feels her tummy. “No. She was a fairy who left town the same night we met. I don’t really want to go through all the effort of finding her just to tell her that she managed to knock up a witch.”

“I suppose.” Amaya answers with a smile. “If you do need anything at all, just ask us. You don’t have to go through this alone.”




Alexis thanks her, then goes to mingle with the guests. Hassim asks her to dance. He’s a handsome man, but Alexis reminds herself that he’s off limits.




Still, he overheard her announcement to his wife and is just as excited. “Anything you need, just ask for it.”




“Thank you, Hassim.” 

He hugs her, and for a moment, Alexis doesn’t want him to let go. But of course, he’s just being polite.




As her belly grows, Alexis is put on maternity leave. She’s bored, she has no chance for promotion, and everything hurts. 




The only thing she really can do right now is practice her magic, so that’s exactly what she does. She’s by no means a master of her craft, but if her baby is born a witch she’ll have to be good enough to instruct her child. 




When the baby pains hit, she’s completely shocked and unprepared. Why the heck are babies a cause for celebration when it feels like she’s being torn apart? 




A few hours later, she returns from the hospital with a brand new baby boy, Blaine Love. 




Alexis wasn’t expecting to be a mother so soon, and the labour was terrible, but she’s in love with her son. Now that she can hold him, she doesn’t regret a thing. 




Amaya and Hassim’s attempts for a child have finally worked. She’s pregnant!




“Congratulations!” Alexis smiles. “I’m so happy for you both!”




She can’t help but feel a twinge of jealousy as she feels Amaya’s growing baby bump. She loves Blaine, but she does wish she didn’t have to be raising him alone. 




Not that she’s really alone. True to their word, Hassim and Amaya are always willing to babysit him while she’s out running errands or trying to convince her boss to let her come back to work early.




On some errands, she does take Blaine with her. There are always comments on his blue skin and bright eyes, but everyone loves him just as much as his mother does. He’s a very special little boy. 




And when his birthday comes, Alexis throws yet another party just for him.




The girl with the bright hair and wings is Rose, one of Alexis’ co-workers. She’s been a fairy her whole life and was born with wings that sparkled. 




Blaine has no wings, so Alexis is finally certain that he isn’t a fairy like his mother was. But he also hasn’t shown much promise for magic, so who knows what he is. 

(Watcher’s guess: Jack Frost. Obviously. Look at him! <3)




The party ends early, much earlier than her last party did, but she has a young son to take care of now (Plus this party might have been for the free food than for the company of friends if she’s being honest).




A playdate between Zinna and Blaine goes well, even if the two toddlers refuse to so much as look at each other. Rivalry starts young, apparently.

Zinna hasn’t shown any affinity for magic, but Amaya assures Alexis that sometimes the signs don’t show until they become teenagers.




So Alexis keeps practicing. Just in case her son does turn out to be a witch.




“You’re quite skilled at that.” Hassim comments.




Alexis giggles like a child, putting her wand away as he walks towards her. “Don’t be silly! I’m still a beginner. Amaya must be truly brilliant at magic.”




“Not as brilliant as I let her believe she is.” He answers quite seriously. “I have been a free genie for years before I met her, but I still wish to see my mistress happy. So I lend her my magic when she does her spells, but I do not want her training our daughter in magic. Would you be willing to be her instructor if she gains an affinity for magic?”




“I can do that.” Alexis answers with a sly smile. If anything, it will give her more time to be around Hassim. There’s a look in his eye that is more flirty than friendly, and maybe... maybe this isn’t a bad idea.




And maybe one day she can give her son a normal family. He’d like that, she thinks.



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As far as Alexis's powers go, I'm goanna be portraying her as an average witch. She wasn't born with unforseen amazing OH-EM-GEE power, and she wasn't born with nothing. She's normal, and to get better she has to practice.

... And she totally just gave birth to Jack Frost.

Friday, March 8, 2013

1.01 - Not According to Plan

A note to start off this legacy: Fuck woo-hooer. Seriously. Just... fuck it. (I have replaced safe woo-hoo with risky at 10%)


It had been no small task for Alexis Love to leave her hometown of Avalon for the peaceful Monte Vista. She was the youngest daughter of five, always the baby, but the first to leave home. There was no future for her as a witch, but in the mortal world... well,  her options were limitless!



Sure, she didn’t have much money on hand, and the only place she could afford to rent was not at all her taste, but who cares? 




Its new, and it has a pool. Thats all she really needs.




She also needs a job, but that was handled on her first day in town. As soon as she opened the newspaper, the opening at the local police department popped out at her. It must’ve been a sign so she did as it said and went to apply in person.




Alexis can tell the human isn’t too impressed, but upon finding out Alexis is a witch she decides to give her a chance. “Your shift as a snitch starts tomorrow morning at 9. Don’t be late, and we’ll see if a more permanent place for you becomes available.”




Back home, Alexis was the only child in her family to ever make use of the TV. She was certainly no couch potato, but all that television had left a lasting impression on her. She’d already decided that she had to become a super special Secret Agent now. A Super Spy, if you will. Her magic skills were nothing to brag about, but she’d need every advantage she could get. 

Her mother had very specifically told her not to bother returning home if she was set on turning her back to her heritage. So really, becoming a super spy was her only option right now.



Alexis wasn’t the only witch to have left her home. Her neighbor and land lady was another witch by the name of Amaya Leone. She’d left home at an even younger age than Alexis had, and her life seemed to be going well.



“How’d you do it? I mean, you’re making the normal life stuff look so easy!” 

A husband, a beautiful daughter, ownership of a few homes. She could have that someday, couldn’t she?




Amaya attributed all her success to the support of her loving husband, and good friends. And, of course, luck.

Hassim Leone, Amaya’s husband is a real sweetheart, but Alexis can instantly see past the glamour and marks him as a genie. Is his relationship with Amaya less a loving marriage and more a magical contract? Whatever the matter, it isn’t a place Alexis wants to butt her nose into, but she might have to trust Amaya less than she originally thought.




Life is lonely, she muses once she’s home alone. But one day she’ll have a life like Amaya’s, but without the magically contracted husband. Her husband will be a true hero, her children will be perfect in every way, and she’ll be filthy friggin rich. One day.





Work is dull and ends early, leaving Alexis with plenty of time to explore the town and the local bars. 

One in particular catches her eye, mostly because of the totally adorable bartender.





Alright, Lex. You can do this. Sweep him off his feet. You can do it! You’re gorgeous!




Alexis barely has to open her mouth before Vaughan starts showing off his best moves, obviously trying to impress her.




The drinks themselves weren’t too shabby either. She might end up liking this guy. 




Unfortunately when she tries to hint at them spending some more time together, he smiles and leads her upstairs to the domino table. It wouldn’t be so bad if she could at least flirt freely with him, but the police chief notices her from across the room and decides to join into the game. What a woo-hoo block.




The next bar Alexis tries has far more promising results. This time the bartender is attractive in a different way, and her fairy wings put Alex in a trance. 




“What’ll you have, darling?” The girl asks, looking Alexis up and down with a smile. 




Alexis spills the results of her last bar crawl, and how she wished it would’ve ended. How she left her home too young, and how she’s worried about bills and how she’ll never find a good husband, and how work sucks, and how she really wishes she could just relax and have some adult fun without having to worry about emotions.




“I can’t really help with your bills or finding a husband, but if you’re looking for some no-strings-attached fun... I’m leaving town in the morning.”

Alexis is in her arms almost immediately. There weren’t many boys in Avalon, and her first two lovers were both girls. She’s fairly certain she’s into men more than women, but girls are definitely a turn on as well.




The photo booth was the closest secluded place they could find. Alexis hasn’t realized the booth was turned on when they entered. 

The photos are NOT PG friendly.




Alexis doesn’t need to be a genius to know that if these photos got out, her career would be ruined. Even cops have a code of ethics they need to stick to, and public woo-hoo is probably against that code. 

She gets rid of the evidence promptly. 




The hangover is less easy to get rid of.




At least, she hopes the nausea is from a hangover. The other option she can think of isn’t one she wants to consider. 

It isn’t unheard of for witches to be able to conceive from another woman, a part of their magical and matriarchal heritage. But already? After one woo-hoo? With a fairy whose name she can’t even remember?




Apparently yes.



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Okay. SO. This is Alexis Love. My new founder. She's a witch, from Avalon (just like Markus!), and woo-hooer totally ate my plot line and popped out a new one.

This chapter was supposed to go on past Alex's leisure day party (pushed to the next chapter). Vaughan was supposed to show up and he was supposed to ask her out, only to be shot down. Alexis was supposed to be at level five of her career before getting pregnant.

Instead risky hit me on her first time. 

Yeah, I'm not turning it off. This should be good.