“Okay, so do it just one more time,” Dillon nagged Maddy.
She was so intrigued by what she had just seen.
“Girl, no,” said Maddy. “I’m new to that part of my powers, so it’s really draining for me.”
Dillon slouched over on the bench she had been sitting on.
“What else can you do,” she asked?
“I can manipulate time, I have full-on premonitions now, and I’m strong as hell too. Remember that day I challenged all the boys to see how many pull-ups each of us could do,” Maddy asked?
“That was my first day with that ability,” Maddy said.
“Showoff,” Dillon said laughing. “Well, since you’re like psychic, is Josiah gonna ask me to be his girlfriend at winter formal?”
“It doesn’t work like that, Dill,” Maddy said laughing.
Dillon rolled her eyes.
Maddy got up and put grabbed Dillon’s shoulder.
“Thank you for not freaking out on me,” she said. “It’s already been so weird for me. I’m glad that you know because now I don’t have to keep any secrets between the two of us.”
“I’m glad you told me too girl, and I promise not to tell anyone,” Dillon said.
The two girls hugged, and Dillon gathered her things to head home.
As Dillon walked away, Luke walked over to Maddy.
“Speaking of dates to the winter formal, would you want to be mine,” he asked?
“I mean, I had a bunch of guys already ask me right before we went onto winter break, but I guess I can make an exception for the cutest guy in school,” Maddy said back.
“Oh, so it’s like that,” Luke asked with a smile as he grabbed Maddy closer to him.
All of a sudden the back porch light turned on. It was Nana.
Maddy began to laugh has Luke quickly pulled himself away from her.
“Boy, I’ve seen it all in my day. There is absolutely no reason to be shy,” Nana said with a smile. “I was just making sure everything was okay out here.”
Luke smile and kissed Maddy on the cheek.
“I’m gonna head out babe. See you tomorrow,” Luke asked?
“Of course,” Maddy said smiling ear to ear.
Tonight had gone so much better than she’d planned. Her best friend finally knew her deepest secret, and even though she knew she was going to the winter formal with Luke, it still felt great for him to ask.
“Goodnight, Mrs. Fisher,” Luke said as he walked out the back gate.
Nana nodded her head and said it back to him. Maddy stood in a daze. She was happy, which was a feeling that she hadn’t felt in a while. She had been so tired of hiding herself from those that she cared about, and she’d been so overwhelmed by everything that was going on in her life. At that moment, she finally felt like a teenager again. At that moment, things seemed to be normal. She wasn’t Maddy the Nephilim at that moment. She was Maddy Fisher: Girlfriend of Lucas Grey and best friend of Dillon Lacey.
“Come on in now, child,” Nana said ushering Maddy indoors. “It looks like it’s about to storm.”
It began to rain shortly after.
“Are you excited for the school dance,” Nana asked?
“Yeah. It’s my first time having a date,” Maddy said. “I’ve got two days to learn how to dance.”
Nana laughed, “Well, I’m sure your grandfather can teach you all about that. He was a pro when we were younger.”
“Was he,” Maddy asked? “I figured grandpa had two left feet.”
“Young lady they don’t call me Leggy Lester for nothing,” Grandpa said as he grooved across the kitchen.
“No one calls him that, Maddy,” Nana said laughing. “Do not let him tell you that tale. He has got some moves though.”
“Well you’ll have to show me before the dance on Friday,” Maddy said.
“Let me go get my good dancing shoes from the closet,” he said as he ran into his man cave.
Nana went into the freezer and grabbed a tub of ice cream.
“Caramel praline, my favorite,” Maddy said.
“Grab us two spoons,” Nana said.
As she sat back down, Maddy handed Nana her spoon.
“Nana, I told Dillon about my true self today,” Maddy said.
“Oh did you now,” Nana asked?
“Yeah, and she took it pretty well,” Maddy said.
“I knew that she would. I’ve always liked that young lady. She’s a little rough around the edges, but she’s got a big heart and a great head on her shoulders,” Nana said with a smile.
“I am so glad that I told her,” Maddy said.
She took her last bite of ice cream and headed to her room. Luke had texted her when he made it home, and so did Dillon. She responded to their messages and rolled over to go to sleep. As she closed her eyes, she fell into a deep sleep.
She hadn’t had one in a long time, but tonight her parents visited her again in her dreams.
Maddy sat in a field of violets as the sun shone on her skin, causing it to shimmer like bronze. Unlike the dreams she had been having, the little child was no longer there. Her parents stood 10 feet away from her with smiles on their faces.
Maddy stood up and began to walk toward them. Usually, they’d go further and further as she got closer, but this time they stood in place. She finally made it to them, and they embraced her in their arms.
“Congratulations, baby girl. You’re finally ascending,” her dad said with a smile.
Her mom grabbed her chin and lifted her head up.
“You’re releasing all of the trauma and old mindsets that were holding you back. Losing us hurt you a lot. You felt as though we left you because of who you were. That’s why you had such a hard time telling Dillon about yourself. You felt as though if you told her the truth, she’d leave you.”
Maddy began to cry.
“Sweetheart, we never left you, and we’re always with you,” her dad said.
Once Maddy learned to let go of her fear of abandonment that was attached to the loss of her parents at such a young age, she was able to open up and be herself truest self. Luke wasn’t Maddy’s only divine counterpart. Dillon was basically her other half, but she had been pushing her away and avoiding that part of herself ever since she’d found out that she was a Nephilim. Once she let go of the hurt and fear she had been holding onto for so long, she was able to fully ascend into her power as a Nephilim. She had healed her childhood traumas, which is why her younger form was no longer present in her dreams. Instead of having to chase her parents through her younger form, she was able to approach them in her true Divine self.
A white stream of light beamed from the sky and onto Maddy’s forehead. She began to rise from the ground into the air. As she was being lifted, she took a glance back down at her parents only to find that they were gone. She began to panic. As her breathing grew heavier, the beam of light rescinded back into the sky, and she went crashing toward the ground. As soon as she made an impact with the ground, she jumped out of her sleep. She checked the clock and saw that it was 1:11 in the morning.