Evanna: This must be a mistake. Josie: All my stuff is here. I bet yours is too. Doesn’t look like a mistake to me. Evanna: Unbelievable! I knew they didn’t trust me, but this is too much! Josie: What do you mean? Evanna: All the members of my coven went on their initiation alone! Even that bitch Kelly! Why would I need someone to help me, when they didn’t? Katja: Okay, she’s insane. Amber: We weren’t sent here to help you. Not that I know of. Josie: I have to be initiated too. Katja: Same. Amber: I wonder if we’re here for the same mission. Evanna: The shapeshifter. That’s it, right? Evanna: But what the hell does this mean!? I don’t even know you! Katja: I say we should speak to our covens. I know we shouldn’t, but they owe us an explanation. Amber: Since we shouldn’t be contacting them, I bet none of us brought a phone. Evanna: SHIT! Nice to meet you, Josephine. I am your messenger, at your service. Josie: What does it mean? Could it be more clear? Josie: Does this mean you can send a message to Genevieve? I can try. Josie: Ask her what’s happening. Who are these girls? Why am I not doing my initiation alone? Genevieve refused to answer. Josie: No, she would never do that. Call me again if you need me.I bet Elyas would laugh, if he saw me.Trapped with a hippie, a fake feminist and a self-proclaimed prophet.Amber: Why is there no coffee in this house!? Katja: I see you’re both in a good mood! Evanna: Mind your own business, necromancer. Amber: Oh, there’s the coffee! Josie: I’m very worried, girls. Amber: What happened now? Josie: I tried sending a message to my High Priestess, but she refused to answer. Amber: And how did you do that? Josie: A messenger manifested itself to me. After a brief research I found out messengers are gifts from the changelings. I don’t know why it came to me, but… Evanna: Uhm… what’s a changeling? Katja: Just a disgusting fae. Amber: Changelings are creatures who swap their newborns with human babies. They’re raised by the unknowing humans, while the human babies are eaten. Katja: Exactly. I wouldn’t want a gift from them. Josie: It doesn’t matter! What are we gonna do now? Katja: We can try sending a message to my friend, Elyas. Elyas: That’s insane! I’d love to see you discussing with an Elemental and a Dianic. They’re out of their mind! I know nothing about this, by the way. Elsa and Siegfried are very secretive, but they look like they’re plotting something. Not that that’s anything new. They always look like that. I should go now. I don’t want Elsa to find us talking. We know how that would end. But let’s talk about this butterfly, for a second. What kind of a messenger is this!? I had higher hopes for you, Katja! Josie: Just so you know, butterflies are very hard-working insects! Also, Elemental Witches are not crazy! We bring peace and prosperity to the world! And what is it that you do, huh!? Apart from sacrificing animals! Not to mention disturbing the poor souls who live beyond the Veil, of course! Are you sure this is the message you’d like to send him? Josie: YES! Maybe Balzac was right about me. Josie: Your friend answered! But he had nothing useful to say. Katja: That dumb fuck. Evanna: Can I try sending a message too? Josie: Ah, uhm… no. The messenger is occupied, at the moment. Evanna: Occupied how? Amber: Maybe if no one’s explaining this to us, it means that we’re not supposed to know. Evanna: Well, I know something. I need a beer. Katja: I’m heading out too. There’s something I need to see.I wish Zeno was with me, right now.But also, I don’t.The abandoned San Myshuno coven. The hunters killed everyone who lived here.Genevieve: I shouldn’t have sent Josephine to that place. Baptiste: You couldn’t have done otherwise. You said it yourself. Genevieve: I know I said it. But I was wrong. There was another way. I could’ve… Baptiste: …pretended everything was fine? Left everything the way it is? Genevieve: I could’ve kept her with me. He’s there, Baptiste. He knew what we were going to do. He always knows. Baptiste: He’s just trying to torment you. Don’t let fear get the best of you, my love. Not again. Kelly: You need to get a grip, Riri! She literally just left, and you’re moping around already. What’s so special about that little girl? Rhiannon: You haven’t heard what Saoirse and Eilise said about her. When they thought no one was listening. Luke: We should’ve burned this place down when we had the chance! Frederick: Alistair ordered us not to. We need a place to stay while we’re here. Robert: I wonder where those four whores are hiding. Rhiannon: For days I wondered if I should’ve warned her about what I heard. But I couldn’t betray our High Priestesses. My loyalty to the coven must come first, always. Kelly: Then tell me. Tell me what’s worrying you so much. Let me get this weight off your chest. I can’t see you torturing yourself like this. I miss you, Riri. The real you. I… Kelly: Riri, you’re scaring me. Tell me what’s going on. Rhiannon: They said one of the girls is going to die. Josie: Evanna’s back. She said she saw something. Amber: What happened? Evanna: A man died. I thought I’d be happy, but I wasn’t. And there was another man, with him… but it wasn’t a man. He did something to the body. I think he stole its soul. Katja: Sounds like really dark magic. I wish I met the guy. Evanna: I’m telling you he wasn’t a “guy”! And not a warlock, either! He was… something else! Josie: First the shifter, then the human, and now this “something else”. Amber: I don’t think it’s our job to worry about this. Let’s focus on our mission, that’ll limit the damage. We need some info about the shifter, so it’s time to find that damn human. Katja: Oh, I almost forgot! I saw the hunters, earlier! They’re at the old San Myshuno coven. And they’re looking for us. Evanna: Better late than never, Katja! Katja: Well, if we need info about the shifter, that’s where we need to go. I saw some ancient tomes about magical species that could be very helpful. Evanna: And why didn’t you take them!? Katja: Why didn’t you have a chat with that lovely, soul-stealing guy you met? Because I had to run, dummy! Amber: I think we can all agree that we need to keep a low profile, for now. This city is a dangerous place. We should stay inside and come up with a plan. Elyas: Okay, I have to admit you’re not too bad for an Elemental. But you do seem a little crazy. Who are you, by the way? I bet you know who I am, so it’s only fair that you tell me your name.I can’t believe we’ve been locked in this apartment for more than one week.I need some fresh air. I’m not used to this.Josie: I was thinking… what if we went out to celebrate, this evening? Since it’s Samhain and everything. Amber: Sounds like a bad idea. Josie: But we’ve been here for more than a week and we haven’t done anything! Evanna: She’s got a point. We’re nowhere near to completing our mission, either. Katja: Whatever. I’m cool with everything. Amber: Fine, let’s go out. Maybe the situation has improved. Amber: Samhain is the time of divination, of introspection and of remembering our dearly departed. But it’s also the time of leaving our old weaknesses behind, and making plans for our future. This is why we write our greatest weakness and toss it into the fire. So that it can be understood, before being eradicated. Evanna: I don’t want to be angry and afraid all the time. I want freedom from everything that’s stopping me. I want to live by my own rules. Josie: I don’t want to live to make others happy. I don’t want to fear loneliness. I don’t want to need a mother to guide me. I want to be the mother I’m looking for. Amber: I’m getting rid of my clouded mind and the secrets clawing on my chest. I’m getting rid of the doubt that I feel when I’m looking at him. Katja: Viktor. Josie: Nice costume, Katja. Katja: What costume?Wait, isn’t that……the boy from Electra’s crystal ball?