"Wait, what did you just do?" Edith wasn't about to let Charles get away with something like that and not explain it. She was still blinking spots from her eyes from the bright flash of light.
"What do you mean?" He took the half-full glass that Dana offered and took a sip, his eyes on Edith.
"That whole chanting mumbo jumbo sonic boom thing. What was that?"
His patient smile made Edith feel like a stupid child. "That, my dear girl, was a silencing spell. Once either of you leave this room, you will not be able to speak about what I'm about to share with you. No matter how hard you try, you simply will not be able to."
"Spell? As in magic? That's crap. Magic doesn't exist." Alex had been silent up until that point, his sudden intrusion drawing everyone's attention.
Charles shifted his stare to Alex. Dana had settled onto the couch between the boys and looked very uncomfortable as she shrank back to give Charles a clear view. Alex met the glare without flinching, but Charles just quirked his eyebrow before turning back to the girl on the floor.
"Do you believe in magic, Edith?"
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