The mid-morning sun shined onto my face while I jogged up the streets. My track shorts were starting to ride up against me and my legs felt like they were about to give out since I had been running for about an hour from one street to another. I watched cars passing by as they headed for work. Once I reached the end of the street, I stopped to catch my breath, bending over with my hands on my knees while I felt the cold air stinging my lungs. Taking a deep breath, I rested for about 3 minutes as I leaned against a street sign. I looked at my watch and saw that it was a quarter past seven, which meant I only had an hour and thirty minutes to get home and get ready.
I didn't have enough time to make it. So, making sure that I was alone, I clasped my hands together and concentrated.
"Nunc relinquo et revertuter in terran suam!"
In a matter of seconds, an aura of ethereal green energy consumed me and, in a flash, I was completely gone from River Street. When using magic, it's best to not be seen, but also to make sure you have enough physical stamina to do it. Everything around me was green and illuminating like being inside a lava lamp. My entire body had dissipated into matter and flew around like a big ball like a Kamehameha ball from DBZ. I arrived at my destination as I stood in front of the front door of a Victorian-style terraced house. I walked in and closed it behind me before taking off my shoes and leaving them beside the entranceway.
I smelled the fumes of bacon and eggs in the air, but I wasn't concerned about it at the moment while I climbed up the staircase and headed to my room at the end of the second-floor hallway. I grabbed whatever clothes I needed—a red shirt and jeans—and headed to the bathroom where I showered and got dressed.
I looked into the mirror while I combed my black hair. Despite all my jogging and weight-lifting, I still had the same lanky body as I always do, which made me feel a little self-conscious.
I walked down the stairs with an hour to spare and sauntered down the stairs. Entering the kitchen, my presence was greeted by wide eyes.
"So, Genji, how was your run?" asked my aunt Rebecca. She sat at the table, smirking at me while she texted on her phone. Like any cubicle worker, aunt Rebecca was all dressed in her black and gray pantsuit.
I grabbed the extra plate of breakfast on the counter and sat at the end of the table. I looked back at my aunt and grinned. "It was okay, but only made it to about 30 feet to the next street over. I usually run for about three streets, but I had less time than I did over the summer."
"Typical, Genji. Always bragging about his feats, even when he has nothing to show for it," my cousin Rose mused.
Being about a year older than me, Rose was almost like an older sister. She had long blonde hair that stretch down to her shoulders, a pair of green eyes, and peach skin with pink lips. She wears a yellow and orange-striped top with a spaghetti strap, a pair of daisy dukes, and a pair of socks with a red line around the ankle. she even smelled like strawberries, which was probably from her shampoo.
Sitting on the other side from her mother, she smirked at me while balancing her head on the table with her elbow.
I huffed my nostrils while flashing a deadpanned glare directly at her. Having a cousin with a sassy attitude can sometimes be a pain in the ass.
"Well, at least I wasn't lying in bed till seven while only getting up to eat a hearty breakfast," I countered. My grin grew almost to my earlobes.
That struck a chord right in Rose as she fumed with her face turning red while she stared daggers at me. I could have sworn that a cross-shaped vein appeared on her temple. Flashing a toothy grin, Rose stood up and slammed her elbow in the center.
She proposed with a sullen grin, "Oh really? Well, if you're so fit and strong, then let's put it to the test, shall we?"
I was taken aback with my whole-body shivering. Luckily, I didn't back down and accepted the challenge, which was not the smartest move I could ever made. Placing my arm on the table, I grabbed my cousin's hand and was about to push down. Unfortunately, Rose quickly acted and flipped me to the ground. I groaned while I rubbed the back of my head. I could hear my aunt giggling at the sight of my defeat. For a very petite woman, her strength was almost superhuman.
"Rose, don't try to kill your cousin, and Genji quit egging Rose into almost destroying the house." My uncle Josh put his newspaper down and glowered at his daughter as he adjusted the frames of his glasses before turning his attention to me.
"Boy, you and your cousin are going to high school and that means you two should stop acting like kids. Also, Rose, if you kill Genji, then my sister will probably haunt me from beyond the grave." At the end of that sentence, my uncle began to laugh with a wide buffoonish grin while Rose and I just stared at him with perturbed eyes.
Once that debacle was sorted out, Rose and I returned to our seats and resumed eating. The rest of the time, we remained quiet until it was time for us to leave. After we were done, Rose and I grabbed our backpacks and headed out the front door.
As we waited for our arrival, my mind began to wander back to the day that landed me in this house to begin with. It'd been nearly five years ago now. My mother had died, and I had moved into the Albury family, my mother's relatives. It was the middle of the night and I was in my room doing my usual exercises.
"21…22…23…" my arms started to weigh in while I lifted my body off the wooden floor. My breathing became heavily before my body gave out and collapsed on the floor. I know that seemed pathetic, but I just started working out recently and wanted to take my mind off and preoccupy myself. If you lost someone close to you, wouldn't you do the same? I wanted to get stronger and push all those feelings down in the pit of my stomach.
Suddenly, I felt something burning my hand. I turned and jumped back up. "What the hell?!" I screamed.
My entire hand was consumed in green flame, which frightened me since I didn't know what was going on. I was in a frantic. I swung my arm around, hoping that it would go away. Sadly, it did not. That's when I calmed down and realized that I wasn't in any peril whatsoever. The green flame didn't hurt at all. It was just hot. Just then, the flame disappeared, and I remained standing stunned with my hand up to my face.
"That. Didn't just happen, did it?"
My body immediately fell onto the side of my bed while my hands clasped against my face. I wave of suspense washed over me. I wasn't sure if I should tell my family what had just happened, or if I should keep it to myself. That's when a loud knock appeared at my door.
The door opened and walking in was Rose. She grimaced with pursed lips, "Genji, are you okay? I heard you screaming loudly and I got worried."
I waved my hands and panicked. "It's n-nothing! I just pulled something, that's all! Don't worry, it already subsided and it's nothing too serious!"
Yeah, I decided not to tell her anything. Rose arched a brow, looking right through me if I was telling the truth. Luckily, she bought it.
Rose then shrugged her shoulders and replied, "Alright. As long as you didn't hurt yourself." Then she walked out the door and gingerly closed it behind her.
Once she was gone, I could finally breathe as I sighed deeply and inhaled. A couple minutes later, I spent the rest of the evening surfing the internet on my laptop, trying to find answers on what was happening to me and if there were other who was going through the same thing. I searched for any information on "green fire", but all I got was zilch. Just then, I spotted something.
It was a website that talked about magic and powers called " ". At first, I thought it was a fake site made to con people, but after opening it and skimming through, my eyes widened in bewilderment from the contents.
My jaw dropped and droplets of sweat formed on my forehead. "This can't be real? I have magical powers?"
On that day, my life was forever changed. Since then, I had been training, honing my skills, and seeing what features my powers had.
Back in the present day, Uncle Josh was driving us to school in his blue Corvette while Rose and I sat in the back. My cousin was wearing a red jacket and longer pants, which was good because if she walked around with that top and those shorts, she would have had a mouthful from the teachers, especially on the first day of school.
Unfortunately, the back seat wasn't very comfortable, especially when you're sitting to close together.
"Hey! Rose! Your leg's touching mine! Will you move it?!" I demanded irately.
She growled and barked, "You move it, Genji! Your long legs are close to my spot!" I could have sworn her face was blushing, but I shrugged it off as nothing.
"Hey! My legs are fine! It's your legs that are too big, thunder thighs!" I countered.
"What did you call me?!"
Yep. We were just like siblings.
"Knock it off before I turn this car around!" from hearing my uncle shout, Rose and I stopped for a moment, but then resumed bickering, which was loud enough to drown out uncle Josh's loud sigh.
The car parked at the front of the school and we both got out before saying goodbye to our uncle. We stood before a large, rectangular gray building that was presumably about three stories in height.
"Well, let's do this."
We proceeded forward and entered straight into the school as we saw hundreds of others going in as well. A new day was upon us, but I couldn't help but feel a darkness looming over.
A/N: Hey, everyone. This is Kman134 with a new story. This is a reboot to a story I did a couple of years back called "Magician-X" and thought of reincarnating it into this story. Hope you' all like it.