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This news stunned Ginger.

Spider continues, "MaryAnne and another were freed thanks to Piper. Just like long ago all over again. Opening one door only leads to the past finding it way back."

Ginger had to agree.

Viven states, "Spider the boy needs you. He found your son. You must go. Ginger hurry. Help Jensen."

With those strange words, she found herself home in her room. Damn magic! At least she knew that Jensen was alive. Now she needed to find all she could on Delia Kern.

Chapter Thirty One:

Ginger sat down infront of her journal with all the information she was given. It just followed on the page. After that she had a ton of energy to burn. She changed and went downstairs to jump to a treadmill. Life was complicated but she could always count on herself to be creative.

After about forty seven minutes, she whipped the sweat that was now pouring off her. She cleaned off the machine before heading upstairs for a nice hot long hot shower. As she pasted the kitchen, Yvette was making dinner.

Just the two of them. Adorsa was at work to distract himself that his supposedly dead wife was alive and now was with Daniel. She had served him the divorce papers this afternoon. He sent a text and was doing what he knew how to do.

Live and survive, one day at a time. Stacey and Peter went back to their place so no crying baby to keep them up all hours of the night. With all the silence it gave Ginger chance to contemplate writing a second book. She had mentioned it to Like, who thought a great idea.

After her shower, she sat wrapped in her fluffy cotton rob and ate Yvette's tuna stir fried concoction. She began typing on her computer and before she knew it. There were fourteen chapters to her new book.

Ginger reread them and could not conceive how she did this. Brilliant words with a clear concept, romance this time around. She loved writing the science fiction novel but was now taking a stab at something new. It was very exciting. About time she crashed for bed it was almost two in the morning.

Where had all the time gone? She washed up and brushed her teeth. In the morning, Aaron was sitting at the kitchen counter sipping coffee and looked exhausted. The poor fella looked like he tossed and turned all night. Ginger sighed as she made him pancakes which luckily he happily ate. Yvette joined them and Aaron cleared up.

Ginger went to school; work and later that night had plans with Luke. With Aaron so distracted she fell asleep in Luke's arms. After the long day she had, followed up by sweet passionate sex and now to be awoke with a gourmet feast.

The boy must have gotten up early as they fed each other in bed. About time she left his place, it hit her with a startle. I know how to find Jensen.

Chapter Thirty Two:

Ginger summoned Hannah. She didn't know why she didn't se the connection earlier. She was the living and breathing only family he had.

Blood.

As a half-witch, half demon angel hybrid. She could use a spell to locate him, or at least Ginger hoped so. With Hannah there, Ginger went over the plan but wanted her to cast the spell to conserve her energy. There was no telling who this Delia Kern was.

Leo found nothing on her. Mark said she probably didn't exist, or at least smart enough not to leave a paper trail. Ginger had to admit that made perfect sense when he explained things.

Leave it to Mark to be absolutely rational and full of useful advice. Ginger could now clearly state she loved him. No longer in a romantic passion manner but friendship. The reason she didn't go back to the apartment was easy.

Adorsa had asked for her advice asking Mark out. Forward and direct Adorsa was an ideal girlfriend so she told her everything that could be considered useful. She was over Mark. They were friends and Adorsa was her roommate.

Of course this might be disastrous but she shut her mouth and simply helped while holding back her opinions. Adorsa asked him out and of course he called to verify if it would be weird with the whole roommate thing. The fact he was considers pissing her off. This incredible handsome, compassionate guy who she had a sling with was asking to avoid conformation.

It was Ginger that now controlled their dating life, so of course she consented. They went on their first date last night. No phone call and being anywhere near the apartment was the last thing she wanted.

Not helping pick out clothes, any other predate friend crap and ended with a few nights away from her room. It turned it to be good for her and Luke. She told him about her new book and he was thrilled she was writing. Luke was more excited.

She didn't settle but decided to push the limits and write romance. Another one of the reasons she loved him. Ginger stood beside Hannah as she waited for her ingenious plan to execute. The portal opened and through the portal Ginger saw Jensen chained up. Without thought or reason she jumped in with Hannah yelling wait.

Chapter Thirty Three:

When Ginger turned around an angry Hannah was behind her as the portal began to close. At least she was right about the blood tracking spell.

Before Ginger could asset the situation. Hannah yelled out in pain before collapsing to the ground. The room they were in looked like an abandoned sporting good shop.

Jensen was chained to a barbell bench. Hannah was next to it in an open space. Ginger started at her lifelong friend squeezing her fists hard when blood slowly started to trickle free. Her agonizing cries made Ginger stop time to gather her bearings and figure out her next move.

Jensen.

Free him and get the hell out of here. Ginger uses her powers to try and break the chains but nothing. Next she tried a spell but got the same results. In outrage she flung her hand and they snapped free. Her mouth fell open.

Ginger wonders, "What just happened?"

Ginger didn't have time now to worry about her expanding powers. She let time go back, grabbed Jensen to help him up as she half carried him toward Hannah. No, it was sudden. A powerful crackling sound and Hannah violently began to spasm.

Ginger couldn't form words let along thoughts to describe it. Hannah was dying. How she knew, it was all happening so fast to comprehend. Some inner voice told her to grab her hand before it was too late.

She reached out and seven seconds later the spasming stopped as Hannah gazed up at her. She let out her last breath and all her particles quickly shot into Ginger. Hannah's body quickly turned to ash and was simply gone.

Ginger let out a yelp in agony. Jensen pulled her through a portal. Ginger let out a yell and was back at the Darkholme mansion before she could fight the tears freely fallen.

Chapter Thirty Four:

How was this possible?

It had been twenty entire life altering minutes. No, Hannah can't be dead. This is one terrible huge mistake. So this was denial?

Ginger never truly experienced it before. When everyone she loved had died, a tiny part always knew it. This was something entirely else. Even when they said Stacey had died, she had faith but not this time.

Hannah Bryton, her guardian angel and lifelong friend was dead. There was no real time to grieve. Jensen was alive and home, but Delia took him. She must have had a reason.

Ginger's rational, logical and analytic mind kicked into over -drive to figure this out. The tears stop falling; Hannah's death would not be in vain. Step one get my act together. She ran upstairs, splashed her face with some cold water and dried off. Ginger told Jensen to explain everything, but before he could.

Three things happened. Stacey came in the back-door in action made. The front door got a knock that Yvette had answered. It was the biggest surprise of them all. MaryAnne Kris was at there house, and right now of all times.

She came running and went crashing into Jensen's arms. He hugged her like she was family.

Ginger had to keep herself from throwing up, or straight punching this chick in the face. The last thing she expected was the phone ringing. It was Jurnee calling to tell them Penny had gone into labor.

She thought, "Great!"

Chapter Thirty Five:

Penny's sons Ian and Gabriel were the healthiest babies ever. Yvette was showing everyone the photos. Well MaryAnne squeezed besides Jensen like they were waiting.

Ginger wondered, "What was that about?"

Stacey informs them that this Delia Kern must have did some spell. She felt a tear in the psychic knit. Once the words were out her mouth. Ginger could feel it. There was a portal being opened that broke all the barriers.

Ginger says, "Oh shit."

MaryAnne states, "We can fix this."

All eyes turned to her.

Ginger thought, "What we?"

MaryAnne tells Ginger to summon Oscar, which they were going to need his help. She didn't have time to wonder how she knew about Oscar. When Oscar came out the portal and took one look at her. Ginger knew something was up.

MaryAnne told Stacey to get Shalice down here like yesterday.

Aaron asked, "Why should we listen to you?"

MaryAnne states, "The longer that ripples is in the universes stay open, worlds will start to fuse together. It could kill us all, and last time I checked. I am fond of living. I just got this amazing man back in my life."

She held Jensen's hand. All Ginger wanted to do was yell, pulled her hair out and punch her repeatedly. Time. She could go back in time to make things right. Save Hannah.

Chapter Thirty Six:

While the others waited for Daniel and Shalice. Ginger pulled Oscar upstairs to talk in private. She wanted the spell she gave him to bring him to her present day.

Oscar says, "That is a one time use spell. It is very dangerous and besides, you can't perform it now that the angel mojo is inside you. When Hannah died. She did something strange to you."

Ginger hadn't given it much thought but she did feel strange. It was like the entire universe was calling out to her to fix it. That must be the ripple, or she couldn't stop to worry about anything else right now.

Oscar says, "Let's go. They are here."

Back downstairs MaryAnne tells them she managed to banish Daniel. It was Spider that locked up Shalice. Shalice, MaryAnne, and Jensen together could try to contain the ripple. It was likely all their magic was powerful but with Daniel, Stacey, Ginger and Oscar they could fix all the ripples at once.

The only downside is whatever Delia wanted unleashed was probably already here. That was scary news but that the Elemental children were safe.

They all linked hands and recited the words that MaryAnne spoke. Their combined powers fixed the ripples in the universe and restored balance. Ginger now knew what it felt like to be a creator. This is almost like the old magic they used to make all the planets for their kind.

Powerful individuals working together could be beneficial, look at them all. They just saved the world, but it only took Delia getting her hands on Jensen's blood to kill Hannah and unleashing something terrible.

Chapter Thirty Seven:

Daniel and Shalice left first, both had been servely affected by MaryAnne's presence. They weren't in the forgiving mood and MaryAnne explained she had seen the errors of her ways.

Ginger found that convent, but Piper explained the circumstances around Feltus' death. How the dark entirely ate at his soul into he couldn't help himself from killing.

The dark entity is man made but Jensen didn't create it. It is a side-effect of powerful magic.

Ginger asked, "Did we just make something?"

MaryAnne informs her, "No, we restored balance. Whatever Delia let free has to be worse. The dark entity can't be destroyed; it is the darkness in every living person. The dark emotions and thoughts we all have."

That was terrifying.

Jensen trusted MaryAnne, so Ginger would give her a second chance. It turns out she was wrong about Spider so maybe she didn't know the entire story about her. Stacey left to go home to her baby girl.

Ginger needed to figure out what Delia unleashed when she decided to team up with Piper. If there was one person that knew anything, it was her.

Chapter Thirty Eight:

Standing outside Piper's mansion gates as she yelled for someone to come and open this damn gate before she breaks it down. Shortly after two or three minutes of cursing, Aiden came to let her in. She walked bristly up the drive-way having to calm down before she let Piper or Aiden get in her way.

The front door was up with a bored looking Piper waiting in the foyer for her. She brushed past her and stormed into the living room. Ginger sat with a thump, so Piper calmly sat in her knee length black two piece business skirt.

Piper demanded, "Why can't you leave me alone? You are like a cockroach that won't die! Trying to force my hand first so I give you crumbs. And then you find you’re whatever they are to you, yet here you are. Back at my door, harassing me."

Ginger snaps, "Cut the bull. You love our interactions, or else you'd just ignore me. You get off on them, you sick freak."

Aiden growls. Ginger glances over her shoulder to glare at him because she totally forgot his presence.

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