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Chapter 6C. Going back to school
He couldn’t understand why they were told about him being bad at magic but not told that he wouldn’t be included in the graduation ceremony. That was a question for another day.
Miss Dooli was sputtering. “What do you mean he couldn’t master basic spells? When I left, he had already reached level two in spell work and his classmates were on level four. You should have easily been able to catch him up and not neglected the other students. He already had brilliant control of his water power. He had even taught himself healing. He scratched himself on something during a class and healed it completely no problem. Healing is level six so he was even ahead of his classmates in somethings.”
Mr. Ceeman stuck his nose in the air. “Water magic is not a recognised magic in the school’s curriculum. He needed to use his magic the way every other student was required to.”
Mica lifted his hand and let sparks zing between his fingers. Owen hid a grin; Mr Ceeman was in for a shock. “I attended this school, and I helped Gray rewrite the curriculum fifteen years ago when the then-current headmistress left to join her mate’s coven. I distinctly remember adding a test that determined a student’s power type. If someone tested as a magic power that wasn’t covered by the current teachers, then a request should be sent to the leader’s office and either Gray or I would find and assign a new teacher for that person or persons.”
Mr Ceeman shook his head. “There is no such test, and even if there was, why should one student get preferential treatment over others?”
Miss Dooli leaned forward and waved her hands; her tone was scathing, “Preferential treatment? How is it preferential treatment to receive an education? Elemental magic doesn’t work the same as the more common magics. Owen needed another elemental mage to teach him how to gather and use his magic. Even if you weren’t an elemental mage, you should have been able to teach him the theory, and you wouldn’t have been neglecting the other students as you would have been teaching them about elemental mages anyway during the leadership classes.”
“Miss Dooli,” Owen interrupted. “No student in Mr Ceeman’s class learnt about elemental mages. In fact, he refused to accept they even exist.”
Gray interrupted before Miss Dooli could lay into Mr Ceeman again.
“There is going to be a full council investigation of everyone involved with this school. I have already placed the call, and an investigating team is on their way. Any teacher found to be voluntarily complicit in this debacle will be summarily banished from this coven and sent to the council for any further punishment. I am very disappointed in all of you. I was going to give each of you the chance to defend yourselves, but I think I will wait for the investigators. Until then you are all under house arrest. Enforcers will escort you home and see you all stay there.”
Gray tapped his phone, and enforcers started filing into the room. Each teacher was escorted out until only Miss Dooli, Gray, Mica, and Owen were left.
“Well, it is nice to see you again, Owen. I hope that even with this you have been bettering your magic.”
Owen nodded happily. “Yes, miss.”
Miss Dooli waved a hand in the air. “You’re an adult now and mated I hear. My name is Dehlia or DD if you wish.”
Owen didn’t know what to say. She had always been Miss Dooli to him. “I’ll try.” He decided on and she nodded.
Gray cleared his throat. “Can I ask where you were reassigned to? Because although the order may have come from my office, it didn’t come directly from me.”
“Oh,” Miss Dehlia said in dismay. “I was reassigned to admin. The headmaster delivered your orders, and he made sure to also tell me that admin staff were not to have interactions with students. If I was found breaking this school rule, I would lose my job, and it would be reported to your office.”
Mica shook his head. “This is going to take ages to sort through and find out exactly who was doing what and why.”
Owen agreed and it suddenly came to him there was one way he could help. “Then it is a good thing that this coven has such a great leader and an even better second then, isn’t it?”
Mica turned wide eyes to him as Gray whined, “How can Mica be better than me if I’m the leader?”
Owen vaguely heard Dehlia laughingly tell Gray that mates trump everything, but his focus was on his mate, who had pulled him into his lap.
“You know I am eighteen, not eight. I’m a bit too old for lap siting.”
Mica ignored the jab. “Did you mean it? You want to stay?”
Owen smiled and framed Mica’s face with his hands. “Yes, I meant it. We should stay and help Gray get all this mess sorted out. I realised when I was listening to you and Gray confront Cravin. Although I will have to go and see Mr Mosely and tell him everything that has happened. I take it you’re happy to stay here?” he asked teasingly.
Mica didn’t answer instead, Owen was treated to his first kiss from his mate…and what a kiss it was.
This is the end of this part of the story. I am in the middle of writing the next instalment and hope to get posts started soon. The next story will be a different couple but will include the investigation into the happenings at the school and the continued healing of the emotional wounds caused to Owen and other children/families.
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