CHAPTER 1: The Apprentice and the Witch
The mirror was broken. Not cracked; it simply wasn’t working. Sebastian sighed and wiped at his eyes. A few moments later his reflection did the same.
“What do you think?” he asked, turning to look at the cat sitting on the table. It was huge, with lean muscle and shiny black fur. It stared at him wordlessly with deep, amber eyes. “A lot of good you are.” He leaned forward and tapped on the glass. His reflection tapped back silently.
“I have no idea what’s wrong with it,” Sebastian admitted. “I’ll work on it in the morning.”
The cat hissed and leapt silently to the floor.
“Alright, alright,” he said, holding his hands up in surrender. “Who needs sleep anyway?”
The cat turned away with a dismissive flick of its tail and sauntered out of the room.
“Damn slave driver,” Sebastian grumbled