Viktoria Klein★ Witch ★ Designer
It had been nearly six years since they had been coming to Monterey for their annual summer vacation, and almost four years since they had be going with the Nordstroms. For nearly four years Viktoria had been sharing a holiday home with a woman she now called her best friend and her husband. Elyse and Eric were a charming couple, and Viktoria had caught herself more than once watching them interact. They were different from her and Phillip, more sophisticated, more defined as a couple, yet they had this coldness about them, something Viktoria had come to identify as rivalry, and not the good-natured kind. Eric was threatened by his wife, and Elyse wanted what he had, power, the name. It hadn't been obvious at the start, but not it was glaringly so.
Viktoria and Phillip weren't any of those things. They weren't sophisticated, and they weren't defined, they weren't even married, and they weren't cold. They were...indifferent. Their relationship had been hot and heavy at the start, but after a year or two, things had died down and Viktoria found she no longer cared for the man. She loved him yes, but most of the time, she barely tolerated him. Phillip was blind to this of course, which made her all the more detached. Truthfully she only agreed to these annual vacations because she got to spend a whole month with Elyse,
Jasper also seemed to enjoy his time with Eric, the two spent most of their days together, only returning for dinner. Neither she nor Elyse complained however as they two enjoying spending their day together. It was much more pleasurable doing things she actually liked instead of things like golf and watching broomstick races.
Today was no different, Eric and Phillip had joined them for dinner, greek salad with cold cut sandwiches, and then when they had finished, they had left to smoke cigars in the study. They would depart to the muggle casino later, hoping to fool the non-magical folk out of their hard earned money. It was the same routine, yet Viktoria couldn't tire of it if Elyse was with her.
"I bet they'll be home at 3.00 o'clock tonight." She said in response, head lolling back against the deck chair was she lounging in.
• I amar prestar aen. The world is changed. Han mathon ne nen. I feel it in the water.
Han mathon ne chae. I feel it in the earth. A han noston ned 'wilith. I smell it in the air.
Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. •