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That picture of her in the highchair is so cute! Its nice to see a tomboy in the dynasty.
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Chapter 48: Seven Immortals

First, Taryn's teen birthday. We told her to make a wish when she blew out the candles.







Here she is as a teen. I think she looks quite a lot like me, just with darker hair.



Much to Grandma Anwen's surprise she's taken less of a hatred towards skirts. Apparently there's a much better way to bother your great-great-great-grandma, and that's skull print legwarmers.



She's known about the dynasty from an early age, but it was at this point we decided to explain it to her in it's full detail. We took her down to see the immortal museuml, but she got distracted by the pile of old junk in one of the other basement rooms and decided to fix it. She spent much of her first week as a teenager down there fixing all the old sinks, bathtubs and computers we'd stored down there.





We did get her to come up from there occasionally, though. We did a spot of mother-daughter bonding in the form of a pillow-fight. I think some of the elders would have rather we did something less violent.





She often brings her best friend, Brigette Perez, home from school. They're always talking about sports and video games. I'm sure I talked about boys, makeup and clothes when I was her age, but each to their own.



Neither of them had a date to the prom, so they went solo. Taryn got into two different fights but was crowned prom queen, so I think overall she had a good night. But it's hard to tell with teenagers.



We also bought her a sports car. Spoilt teenager, or what?



And onto my big news now. I had my elder birthday, and aged up with such an awful hairstyle that everyone was too terrified to take any pictures of it.



I still look young after my makeover, right?





Most elders stop and rest when they reach that birthday. In this family, there's a flurry of activity. Grandma Anwen got started on my portrait and ice sculpture while Grandma Eleri cooked my first dish of ambrosia.



Eleri and Mum gathered in the kitchen to support me as I ate my first bites of the dish. All these years of writing, however, and I can't even begin to describe the taste.



I stood up as the sparkles overwhelmed me.



I was immortal.



@alex: I know, she was an adorable toddler. I couldn't really see a sim that was going to supermax handiness as a girly-girl.

Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL
Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL
Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL
Megan Afon - 4th Generation - IMMORTAL
Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation - IMMORTAL
Adlais Afon - 6th Generation - IMMORTAL

Seren Afon - 7th Generation - IMMORTAL

LTW: Professional Author
Career: Writer
SuperMax Skill: Writing
Building: Bookstore
Property: Library (lvl 3)
Lifetime Rewards: Master of Seduction, Acclaimed Author, Above Reproach
Best Friends: Taryn Afon, Dianne Isbell, Shamika Lockwood, Star Lau, Elisa Garett, Jed Ortega
Opportunities: The Writing Club, A History of One, A Small Painting, Tear Up The Dance Floor, Save the Herding, Best Food In Town
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult, Elder
Ice Sculptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult, Elder

Taryn Afon - 8th Generation
LTW:
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SuperMax Skill: Handiness
Building:
Property:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends:
Opportunities: Scavenger Hunt: Precious Metals, After School Employment
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen
Ice Scuptures: Toddler, Child, Teen



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Seren still looks great as an elder and Taryn is so pretty! They both have almost spookly perfect looks.  :)
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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 49: Taryn
« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2012, 10:22:31 AM »
Chapter 49: Taryn

My name is Taryn, and I'm the eight generation heiress to this immortal dynasty.



I was still a teenager when Mum became immortal. It's weird being the only young person in a house full of elders that are going to live forever, and probably the only thing weirder is knowing you're going to be becoming immortal yourself, transporting through time and space and living as queen of a witch-clan. Yeah. Most other girls at school were planning futures of having kids with their boyfriend, becoming an actress or working down at the spa and partying.

I spend quite a lot of time just trying to make sense of it all, really.



Oh, yeah, and did I mention that we're all celebrities, and therefore I can't even upgrade the teleporter without some pap taking a picture of me and sticking it in the Riverview Chronicle?



I like fixing things. Working out how to get the sink to stop spraying water at Grandma Adlais or how to make the graphics better on Grandma Gwenlyn's computer is simple and straightforward. You know that if you tighten the washers or put in a better graphics card, a certain outcome will happen. Makes a pleasant change from living in this household. So, when Grandma Eleri told me I'd have to choose a skill, handiness was the obvious option.

I knew practically all there was to know about it by the time I reached the end of my teens, in fact. Here I am doing my tenth upgrade, changing the doorbell noise to one that won't make Grandma Rhiannon jump.



As usual for birthdays in this house, we didn't throw a party and just had a celebration at home. Really, there's enough of us anyway to make a head-splitting noise with the party blowers and clackers. I was quite looking forward to becoming a Young Adult, if just to get free of curfew.









You wouldn't expect that someone who's so old would still know so much about fashion, but Grandma Anwen did her traditional makeover magic on me. I'm still not sold on the dress, but I guess for parties you do have to dress up a bit.







More proof of Grandma Anwen's makeover magic; she turned this...



...into this! I think I'd have just run away screaming. Mostly from the hairstyle, if nothing else.



And talking of super-grannies, Grandma Megan is nearly as old but is still fighting burglars! When she challenged him to a fight apparently he started laughing, but that quickly turned into running away as fast as his little legs would carry him.





Really, however much I complain about it being granny central round here, I love them all. And when we had to do family trees in primary school, it was dead easy.

They all accompanied me to my graduation, too. I was Valedictorian, obviously, and voted Most Likely to Get Electrocuted. Excuse me?!? I think I know enough about electricals now to avoid that, thank you very much. I'd almost be offended if I did get electrocuted.



And then I went off to join the business career. I'd thought long and hard about what it was I wanted to do as a career. There isn't really many jobs going in Riverview for a handy sim. But then I heard that the business office didn't actually need any skills other than the ability to sweet-talk your boss, and that's gotta be easy, right?





Turns out it is. I shot up to Division Manager in no time, and it's only a matter of time before I'm CEO of that place!




I think this is the hardest part of the dynasty so far. Taryn is six days from adult and is at level six of her career, has all of her opps and her skill complete, plus all the charisma challenges so that when she starts trying for her best friend she'll have them near-instantly. The temptation to cake her up is so strong! It'd be a shame to fail the dynasty right at the end, though, so it's time to think up some things to do with my elders to keep me amused while I wait for Taryn to age, basically.

Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL
Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL
Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL
Megan Afon - 4th Generation - IMMORTAL
Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation - IMMORTAL
Adlais Afon - 6th Generation - IMMORTAL
Seren Afon - 7th Generation - IMMORTAL

Taryn Afon - 8th Generation

LTW: Become a CEO
Career: Business
SuperMax Skill: Handiness
Building: Doo Peas Corporate Towers
Property:
Lifetime Rewards: Hardly Hungry, Excellent Groupie
Best Friends:
Opportunities: Scavenger Hunt: Precious Metals, After School Employment, Getting to Know...You, A Farewell to Paper, A Charming Experiment, A Public Speaking Event
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA
Ice Scuptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 49: Taryn
« Reply #104 on: March 09, 2012, 03:34:21 PM »
Taryn is my favorite! I always knew that if I ever did a dynasty (deca or immortal) that'd I have a handy sim also be in the buisness career.
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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 50: Waiting
« Reply #105 on: March 14, 2012, 03:35:49 PM »
Chapter 50: Waiting

Waiting is hard, and that's what we're mostly doing around here these days. You know there's certain requirements we have to fulfil, don't you? I've nearly done all of mine now.

I got promoted to CEO and achieved my lifetime wish. Yeah, in my boss' bathroom. I'd gone round to ask her for a promotion and was so nervous I had to get it out of the way as quickly as possible. Luckily Michele saw the funny side and promoted me.



And I had my adult birthday. We had a party, because the elders wanted something to do mostly.





On the plus side, I don't look that much different. I kinda wish we could become immortal while we still look young, but that's probably fairly vain isn't it?



There's happy news, too. Her name's Jade.













I'd like to marry her, but it's just not going to happen. We both accept that.

It's an odd atmosphere in the house. Everyone knows we're only so near, and yet it feels so far away. I've got one more promotion and to get my elder painting and sculpture done and then that's it. In two weeks, I'll have joined my family as an immortal and we'll be onto the next step.

Not that we know what that next step is yet. Grandma Eleri and Grandma Gwenlyn are working long and hard trying to establish what'll happen when we're all immortal. Grandma Anwen thinks we'll just be transported back to where Grandma Eleri left off back in her clan. Grandma Megan disagrees and thinks we're going to have a struggle on our hands. Mum, for once in her life, can't find the answer in a book. Grandma Adlais and Grandma Rhiannon are trying to think of anything but what's going to happen.  And me? I have no idea. I don't even feel like I want to leave Riverview.

Two weeks. Two weeks and we'll know.



Eleri Afon - 1st Generation: IMMORTAL
Rhiannon Afon - 2nd Generation - IMMORTAL
Anwen Afon - 3rd Generation - IMMORTAL
Megan Afon - 4th Generation - IMMORTAL
Gwenlyn Afon - 5th Generation - IMMORTAL
Adlais Afon - 6th Generation - IMMORTAL
Seren Afon - 7th Generation - IMMORTAL

Taryn Afon - 8th Generation

LTW: Become a CEO
Career: Business (9/10)
SuperMax Skill: Handiness
Building: Doo Peas Corporate Towers
Property: Landgraab Sell and Swap
Lifetime Rewards: Hardly Hungry, Excellent Groupie, No Bills Ever
Best Friends: Jade Perez, Michele James, Salvador Perez, Seren Afon, Bridgette Perez, Antoinette McLoughlin
Opportunities: Scavenger Hunt: Precious Metals, After School Employment, Getting to Know...You, A Farewell to Paper, A Charming Experiment, A Public Speaking Event
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult
Ice Scuptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - Chapter 50: Waiting
« Reply #106 on: March 14, 2012, 07:41:01 PM »
Waiting is torture! I'm happy for Taryn and Jade.  :D
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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - COMPLETE
« Reply #107 on: March 16, 2012, 07:57:32 AM »
Chapter 51: The Finish Line

We're here, we're here. My elder birthday. It's completely terrifying and incredibly exciting at the same time. I'm becoming an elder, which isn't the birthday most of us look forward to.



I thought about a party, as it's the last birthday we'll ever celebrate in this house. But in the end it was just the family. We weren't really sure what was going to happen when I'd eaten my ambrosia, and I didn't want to drag anybody else into the whole saga. The town already thinks we're weird enough with Grandma Eleri having lived this long, and we don't need to add any more weirdness. Or put them in danger, although I don't know if it'll come to that.

The whole family, all eight generations, gathered to watch me blow out my candles and become an elder. I'd like to say I did it gracefully.







And then the post-birthday routine that I've got perfected now. First a makeover...



...then portrait and sculpture with Grandma Anwen.



Meanwhile the rest of the family had wandered off, Grandma Eleri to her books, Grandma Rhiannon to take a fishing trip. Grandma Megan was relaxing in the hottub. Grandma Gwenlyn was blowing things up on her chemist table, but weirdly for once this was actually encouraged by Grandma Eleri. Mum could be found in her room finishing her novel, and Grandma Adlais' bass practice could be heard floating from some far corner of the house. The whole house, despite the activities being much the same as every day, had an air of people doing things for the last time.

And then Ambrosia. Eight generations of work and it all comes down to me eating this. I never considered not going through with it. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's just family loyalty. Or just that I've sacrificed so much, and everyone else has sacrificed so much, that it's just not worth failing at the last.

It tastes disgusting. You'd think, considering she's been eating it for centuries, Grandma Eleri would have figured out some way to make this stuff at least edible, if not nice. Everything else she cooks is delicious, so what's the deal?!

It's not a very noble way to become immortal, cursing the taste of your food.



I felt a strange kind of power surging through me, and then nothing. Absolutely nothing. Then again, did I really expect to be transported back to Grandma Eleri's kingdom? It was probably never going to be that easy. As Mum said afterwards, the story rarely ends where you think they will.



I think I was still disappointed though, and by the looks on their faces many of the others were too. But Grandma Eleri and Grandma Gwenlyn didn't, and they motioned to us to follow them downstairs into the musem.


 
I can't believe I've finished! Taryn and I would like to say thanks to everyone who's read or commented along the way, and we've got virtual cookies for you all! We finished on Week 49, Day 1. It's about four months since I started playing sims and this was a massive learning curve but I'm so pleased I managed it. The last ten days were torture with nobody supposed to be doing anything in particular (until half Taryn's best friends died and she had to go make new ones).

*does a happy dance*

I'm going to work out the value of the museum after I come back from a weekend away with work, but for now here's some pictures and Taryn's immortality stats.

Taryn Afon - 8th Generation
LTW: Become a CEO
Career: Business
SuperMax Skill: Handiness
Building: Doo Peas Corporate Towers
Property: Landgraab Sell and Swap
Lifetime Rewards: Hardly Hungry, Excellent Groupie, No Bills Ever
Best Friends: Jade Perez, Shad Bagley, Brie Larkin, Sondra Reedy, Courtney Beaver, Tommie Bowers
Opportunities: Scavenger Hunt: Precious Metals, After School Employment, Getting to Know...You, A Farewell to Paper, A Charming Experiment, A Public Speaking Event
Paintings: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult, Elder
Ice Scuptures: Toddler, Child, Teen, YA, Adult, Elder

Here's the final shot of all eight immortals:



Back row, generations 1-4: Eleri, Rhiannon, Anwen, Megan
Front row, generations 5-8: Gwenlyn, Adlais, Seren, Taryn

And individual museum shots:



Eleri
$83,820



Rhiannon
$120,656



Anwen
$160,290



Megan
$103,443



Gwenlyn
$78,970



Adlais
$72250



Seren
$66,833



Taryn
$43,696

Total Museum Value: $729,958

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - COMPLETE
« Reply #108 on: March 16, 2012, 10:23:58 AM »
Congratulations!!!!  You did a really great job!
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« Reply #109 on: March 16, 2012, 12:31:10 PM »
Congratulations! :)

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« Reply #110 on: March 16, 2012, 12:47:15 PM »
Congratulations on finishing the challenge! Can't wait to see how you wrap up the story you've crafted. :)

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« Reply #111 on: March 16, 2012, 01:20:35 PM »
Congrats, I like how we both finished our dynasties within a week from each other. I think your dynasty is a bigger accomplishment because you managed to pull off a guitar supermax.

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - COMPLETE
« Reply #112 on: March 16, 2012, 01:39:42 PM »
Congratulations on finishing your dynasty!  Doesn't it feel great?!  I'm looking forward to reading your wrap up.

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« Reply #113 on: March 16, 2012, 03:00:47 PM »
I come home, look at my unread topics, see that its complete, and immediately go YESS! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the final chapter(s) of the story.
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« Reply #114 on: March 16, 2012, 04:48:15 PM »
Congratulations on completing your immortal dynasty I really enjoyed the story.

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« Reply #115 on: March 18, 2012, 04:09:26 PM »
Thanks everyone! It really does feel great! I'm amazed I managed to pull off guitar, actually. She was one opp short the day before her elder birthday and managed to pick up bass skill, and I thought we were done for and started her learning charisma. Then she got the last opp.

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« Reply #116 on: March 23, 2012, 04:24:02 PM »
Ariana, great job on finishing up your Immortal Dynasty!

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« Reply #117 on: March 24, 2012, 12:25:11 PM »
Are you going to post the rest of the story any time soon?
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« Reply #118 on: March 27, 2012, 11:12:44 AM »
The End of The Beginning

I followed Grandma Eleri and the others down into the museum. Nobody spoke as we walked past the rows of paintings and stopped in front of Grandma Gwenlyn's display.



"We've done it," said Grandma Eleri.

"And what happens now?" asked Grandma Anwen.

"Let me explain," Grandma Eleri replied. "There's a lot to be said and then a lot to be done, and it'll sink in easier if I have no interruptions. As you know, you've all had to undertake a specific skill in order to eat Ambrosia. Although all of our requirements have been important, this was perhaps the most. These skills are what will get us, me, back home.

Taryn. You have become a master of all things mechanical. There is a time machine in this basement that was procured by me a long time ago. There is also the teleporter which you have often used upstairs. You will need to link these, and they will enable us to travel.

Seren. You have written many books and read even more. I need you to write the rules we have followed out, and then our story, and procure two copies of each finished book. You will place one in the library and give the other to me.

Adlais. You are the master of the guitar and three other instruments. Tune them, and then pack them away for now.



Gwenlyn. You are our logical genius. You know what you have done, and the others will know soon.

Megan. You are the fastest, strongest athlete in Riverview, and also the one who had the hardest time coming to terms with immortality. Fetch the tombstones of our ancestors from the cemetary, help Anwen with her task, and then you will need to run something to the henge. It is important that it does not travel by car.

Anwen. You have been our artist and painted and sculpted many of our museum pieces. They're needed now. Megan will help you carry them upstairs. Place the young adult pieces into a circle and box the rest up, one box for each of us.

Rhiannon. You have learnt all there is to know about the fish and the river. We're going to need your knowledge now. Catch us some fish to take with us, and then come and find me."

She paused, waiting for our tasks to sink in.

"My task, as my skill gives me, is over now. Everyone here has eaten the Ambrosia. I've told you that the Ambrosia would make you immortal, and until Adlais ate it that was all I knew it could do. But, since I've learnt more and now Taryn has eaten hers it will begin to return our powers to us. I don't yet know how that will feel, so be wary.

My other task is to get us back to my homeland. That can only be achieved with you all doing your tasks, and then us challenging Ifanna. We will be doing this at the henge, at dawn. Gwenlyn has prepared a solution that will enable us to work through the night. It also has an added bonus."



She pulled eight pink flasks from her pocket and handed one to each of us. Then she raised it to her mouth, and swallowed. A flash of light illuminated the chamber and she briefly disappeared from view. When it subsided, she was young again.



"Taryn," she said. "You next."



The mixture was thick and cloyingly sweet like my Ambrosia had been, but without the bitterness to counteract it. It gave the same burst of energy and I felt as if my feet might be lifted off the ground. I was young, although with more power than I had felt when I had been a young adult the first time around.







The rest of the immortals followed my lead, and tipped back their potions. For a few minutes afterwards, there was a quiet murmer of noise, the sounds of those who had been alive many years regaining their lost youth and feeling a new power at the same time. For me, being a young adult had not been all that long ago, but for the older Grandmas it was rediscovering a feeling lost centuries ago.

"We should get on with our work," said Grandma Eleri. Before she'd even finished the sentence everyone was moving back to the stairs to complete their work.

"It feels different to pure youth to you, too," she said to me. "Some of the others won't have noticed yet, but I can feel my powers returning and you can feel yours too. Seren might still be young enough to tell the difference too."

She wandered off towards Grandma Gwenlyn, and I went to go and look for this mysterious time machine. The handiness was the easy part of this, comprehending new magical powers was something I would deal with later.


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« Reply #119 on: March 27, 2012, 03:04:57 PM »
Awesome! Can't wait to see what happens next.  ;D
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« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2012, 06:09:56 AM »
Read through the whole story and I loved it! You're a great writer, probably as good as Seren. Can't wait for the end.
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« Reply #121 on: April 02, 2012, 03:23:05 PM »
Awesome! Can't wait to see what happens next.  ;D

Read through the whole story and I loved it! You're a great writer, probably as good as Seren. Can't wait for the end.

Thanks, both of you! I was hoping to get the last update up by a few days ago, actually, but every time I try to open the Afon's file my game crashes to desktop :( I suppose at least it's happening now rather than when I was completing the challenge, but still. I'm going to try and get the last update up tonight with whatever pictures I can get.

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« Reply #122 on: April 03, 2012, 05:55:51 PM »
And The Happily Ever After

It ends with me, Eleri. I'd completed the tasks I needed to do to go home, and seven daughters had, too. As soon as Taryn ate the Ambrosia I felt my powers begin to return. Little things at first, the increased perception of a witch, the quicker leaps of logic. However, I couldn't tell my daughters yet, there were things to be done first.

They drank the potions of youth that Gwenlyn created from an old recipe, and started their final task. And when they were complete, it was time to go home.

We dragged everything out to the henge. The stones were there for a reason - it was by far the place with the biggest magical pull in Riverview.

Rhiannon's fish, to represent the nature and our involvement in the human world.

Anwen's sculptures and paintings, to anchor us and as a physical representation of our power.

Megan's physical prowess, the fighting and powerful spirit of a witch.

Gwenlyn's potions, combining her magical powers with human logic to make something separate from both yet more powerful than either.

Adlais' music, a spiritual pull back to our homeland.

Seren's books, knowledge of our journey and of our requirements.

Taryn's skill with handiness and repair, building us the bridges back home.

And my Ambrosia, life and death mixed together on a plate, at times sweet, at times bitter, at times a strange mixture of the two.

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"Are you sure this is safe?" asked Rhiannon, eyeing the time machine.





"Come on, yes!" Anwen jumped into it first, giving Rhiannon the courage to follow. Adlais, Gwenlyn and more reluctantly Seren followed, each with a soft whoosh from the machine as it whisked them away.

We heard a laugh from behind us.



Ifanna.

"You know how to make an entrance, don't you, little sister?"

"You think you've won now, don't you?" she said, ignoring my question.



"Megan, get into the time machine!" shouted Taryn, running over towards me. Ifanna had positioned herself in between the time machine and where I had been standing.

"You know blocking me off won't work," I said. "We've got more power than you..."

But before I could finish my sentence, Taryn had stepped in.



"Come on Grandma Eleri!" She dragged me into the time machine after her, and the last I saw of Riverview was my sister running after me until the doors clanged shut and we were leaving. I thought of Billy as we were leaving. I hoped the graves Megan had stowed in the machine earlier would transfer well enough, and that the witch-magic Gwenlyn had discovered would indeed work on them. And, perhaps more importantly, that our husbands wouldn't mind the culture-shock.



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We emerged from the time-stream into a wooded glade.



"Grandma Eleri?" asked Taryn. "Is this it? Where are the others? Mum, and Grandma Adlais, and everyone else?"

"Not quite," I replied. "The others have gone back, but I've got something I need to do first.

"What happened to your sister?"

"She'll probably try and use the time machine to get back. She isn't easy to defeat. But you've got stronger powers than her, by far, and unwittingly I think you'll find you've put a charm on it that won't let unauthorised hands use it. I've got no idea what it'll do to her, but it won't let her through."







"How can I use magic, if I don't know about it?"

"Quite easily," I smiled. "The sort of magic where you wave wands, shout incantations and put rat's tails into cauldrons is just storybook magic. Real magic is more about intention. You didn't want her to get after us when you rigged the time machine up, and so she won't."



"But, I've not even been trained. I only got these powers yesterday!"

"Now that I don't understand either. We've done a powerful ritual to even get us these powers back, maybe it's that. But you're an incredibly strong witch, Taryn, stronger than I've seen before. But, anyway, we need to get back."



I took the second book Seren had written from my pocket and placed it on the ground. Back where I'd found it. I'd suspected since the early days that only a witch could have understood the trials I'd face and what I'd need to do to regain my powers, but it was only much more recently that I'd realised I was guiding myself through it, that all the knowledge imparted in the book of rules I'd found was my own. That the book had been left there precisely for me to come across it, seconds before I would arrive. The first book remained tucked in my pocket. The detailed story would form the basis of folk tales back in the clan for years, and there were some things that you don't need your past self to know.

Yes, it was time to go home.




And that's the end, folks. Thank you, everyone who read, commented on and supported the Afon's story!

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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - COMPLETE
« Reply #123 on: April 03, 2012, 06:00:42 PM »
Very good ending! I loved it!
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Re: Witches from Llŷn - The Afon Immortal Dynasty - COMPLETE
« Reply #124 on: April 03, 2012, 06:10:40 PM »
Fabulous ending! You might want to fix the very last picture though since it is only the url link right now.
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