Kallista frowned,"So what are you doing here Zio'? And why did you bring her?" Acuzio looked at Jacie, who was downing a large glass of ice water. He shrugged,"She wants to learn magic." Jacie spluttered and coughed on her water, resting it on the table, and placing both hands flat on the chair. When she could breath again, she grinned,"So you will!", she exclaimed eagerly. Acuzio frowned, and said,"I suppose so..." Kallista grinned tauntingly,"Since when were you a tutor?" Acuzio glared, then smiled,"You're going to help me." Kallista stepped back, hands out in front of her in the universal 'stop' position. "No. No way." Acuzio shrugged,"OK, I'll just drop her off here for three hours everyday and she can stare at you." Jacie and Kallista glared. Jacie said,"Im not a library book." At the same time Kallista said,"Fine." Kallista scowled to herself and sulked, stuck with a job she didn't want to do. Jacie grinned. She was going to learn magic. Acuzio sighed to himself,"I guess if I'm going to teach you, we'd better go to the Asylum." Jacie snorted,"The Asylum?" Acuzio smiled half-heartedly, and said,"Yes. Its basically like the white house, to you mortals." Jacie frowned, vanishing the grin that was starting to form. "Mortals? Aren't you mortal?" Acuzio paused, then added thoughtfully,"I suppose so. Its a term we sorcerers use for non-magical people." Jacie was silent.
"So why are we gong to the Asylum?", She inquired.
Acuzio put a hand on the door,"Good-bye Kallista," He called, before walking out the door. Jacie smiled over her shoulder,"Ya, thanks." Kallista shrugged and said,"See you later....I guess...." Jacie hurried off after Acuzio, swinging the door closed behind her. She sprinted over to Acuzios side.
"So, again, why are we going to the Asylum?" Acuzio looked down at her. "I work there. Im a detective." Jacie saw the image of Acuzio, holding a microscope in one hand, wearing a ridiculous plaid hat and trench coat. She laughed, and Acuzio raised an eyebrow,"Whats so funny?" She grinned, then sobered,"Nothing," she said solemnly. He glared,"A detective, is a respectable job." She nodded,"Yes, of course it is", she said quickly. He scowled, and opened the passenger door for her. She climbed in, and was clicking her seatbelt when Acuzio got in. She glared,"Don't rive like a physcopath this time. He grinned crookedly at her,"No promises." She swallowed, but when he drove, it as at an (almost) normal speed. They blurred down the road, the car a dark shadow whipping across the streets. A new thought occured to her, and she opened her mouth to speak. But before a word could come out, a red car with a chipped door slammed into the side of Acuzios car. They whirled, and Jacie screamed. Acuzio muttered,"Dammit..." And tried to regain control of the car, but the red car slammed on its brakes and spun, kicking the engine and slamming into the back of Acuzios car. The world spun, and Jacie looked to the window, as if in slow-motion, and saw the lights of night sprinkle and spin. They the crashed into the side of the road, and the car weakly turned over on its side.
Jacie moaned, glass shards splintering her right arm, and looked over at Acuzio. He tugged at his seatbelt, but the dashboard was crunched on top of it, trapping him. He snarled and kicked his door, but it wouldn't budge. Then Jacie's door whipped open, and Acuzio lunged for her, but a set of hard hands lifted her up from the car and slammed her onto a tree. Hot breath snarled into her nose, smelling of whisky and charred skin. "Where's the Book?" He growled, and she squirmed. He flashed a hand to her throat, and she gasped,"I-What- I dont know any B-book!" The man snarled again and lifted her up, and threw her into the tree. Her head rocked forward, the glass in her arm digging deeper in her skin. The hands grabbed for her again, but she shot her leg forward, and felt it slam into the mans nose. He howled, and dropped her. She scrambled up and, clutching her arm, sprinted away. She heard an infuriated scream, and then thundering footsteps, and a car door flying away from its owner.
Her legs burned, and she couldn't see. Her eyes blinked wildly, and she stumbled. Then, she felt someone behind her and whirled. The man didn't expect her sudden stop, and she slid under his legs and sprinted away. She saw a box, and leaped onto it. She climbed the ragged rocks jutting out of the wall and flinched as they stung her hands. The man followed after her and she swung onto the crooked roof, stumbling across. She looked around and saw Acuzio, leaping from rooftop to rooftop in a flash. He bellowed,"Jacie!" And she ran faster, and took a deep breath and jumped, flying blissfully. She almost laughed. Then the rooftop was whipping towards her much to fast and she rolled onto it. She landed, and leaped back on her feet and grinned,"Yes!" Then the man chasing her leaped, landing gracefully and her grin dropped,"No!" She screamed at Acuzio,"What the hell do you want me to do?!" And he bellowed,"Jump!" She looked at his running form, and screeched,"When?" He took a huge pounce and landed on the ground below her,"NOW!" She jumped, falling, the wind whipping her jacket up and making her hair spin around her face wildly. Then warm arms wrapped around her, and Acuzio grinned at her,"Nice of you to drop by." She glared,"Really?" And he clicked his free hand, and splayed it, and they were shooting through the air like a rocket. She screamed, and he laughed. They spun dangerously, but he kept his hand around her waist tight, and she didn't fall. He closed his hand suddenly, and the ground slowed, not coming at them speedily, but as if in slow-motion. She placed her feet easily on the ground, and whirled on the spot. The buildings she was jumping on were almost 40 miles away, a disarray of colors and shapes.
Acuzio flashed a grin, his hat dipped low over his eyes,"Now who's amazing?"