Here it is, part 2 of Ginny & James’ story. This was never intended to be a series but here we are again and it has been so much much fun to write. I hope you’re enjoying it! Not just because I think it needs another two parts to finish it off! Ginny & James is part one if you wish to read to read it first.
Ginny & James: I Felt You Before I Knew You
He just sat there watching them both. Cassie, the love of his life inside the house. Ginny, the demon from hell outside her bedroom window. Masked in the shadows, no human able to see her. But from the moment she arrived in his town, he felt her. His skin buzzed with excitement and he felt a strange and irrational pull towards this being, this entity that up until then he had no idea even existed.
Being part of the coven meant he was bestowed with special powers. Powers to track beings like Ginny and state of the art technology to help catch them. This CCTsetupup he installed on Cassie’s house last week after Ginny escaped his clutches, had a built-in demon tracker that could detect even the faintest trace of demon activity. Tonight’s events showed he wasn’t just being paranoid.
Especially after what Master John told him about Ginny’s prophecy last week. It is believed that Ginny trawls Earth looking for her one true love. A man named James who was cruelly torn from her and murdered by the original coven members to teach her a lesson. For the panic and the fear, she infiltrated through communities. And for the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands of people. The ones she killed or the ones she watched take their own lives, the fear and the pain being too much to bear. James was the only person she cared for, the only one who could stop her. But he chose to sacrifice himself to join Ginny in eternity to reign with evil forever.
So they killed him before Ginny could erase all his humanity and turn him into exactly what she was. The coven knew this would infuriate Ginny. What they didn’t know was that an ancient prophecy had foretold of this and had already bestowed a curse on the two lovers from then on.
To this day rumours ran rife that one day Ginny will find her one true love. Members of the coven had been travelling the globe for decades in their bid to hunt down the soul who will one day break the curse. The James.
But James had never believed this tale. Thus far Ginny has never been reunited with her lover long enough to do any real damage. Then she arrived in his town. They caught her goading a young mum to jump off Denber Bridge after convincing her her worst fears had come to fruition. The poor woman was tormented and will be for a long time. But they had saved her life and in the rescue managed to harm Ginny enough to render her unconscious.
You see, there was this feeling he had had since she arrived in town. A pull he couldn’t explain. Overtaking his thoughts and his body. It all made sense when he was sat in the old flour mill behind Rustic Mills garage. His captive lying there on the floor. Bright red hair splayed out over her face as if forming a shield to protect one, or both of them from monster beneath its layers. He knew at that moment it was him. The very monster he had sworn to destroy, to protect the Earth from. She was his destiny. He was her James. He could feel it reverberating through him, the overwhelming urge to be with her. Yet he despised everything she was and everything she did. He would have to find a way to kill her and set them both free from the ties that bound them together.
His eyes glanced back to the four screens in front of him. One pointed on Cassie, he could see her through the curtains quietly falling asleep. One on the window where the heinous beast sat in wait no doubt plotting her next move. One on the front door and another pointing to the road opposite. He loved Cassie. He really did. From the moment he saw her in the coffee shop on her way to work he knew it. Holding the queue up as she debated getting her regular drink or a new flavour from the summer menu, not one person grumbled about the extra wait. They all knew her it seemed, except him. How he had never met her he didn’t know. Her auburn curls bounced around her childlike features as she moved and her freckles seemed to dance across her animated face as greeted everyone with a ‘Hi’ and a smile. When his eyes locked onto hers, he felt himself getting lost in the most mesmerizing hazel eyes he had ever seen.
She had him back then before they had even spoken. The sheriff had marched into the coffee shop to see what the hold up was and immediately caught him out. They were introduced there and then and for the next week, James made it his mission to be in that same coffee shop at the same time every day. Until she finally turned to him and said hey, we should go get some dinner sometime. Forget Ginny, Cassie was his destiny and he would fight tooth and nail until Ginny was nothing more than a cautionary tale, folklore, something the other demons used to scare themselves so they don’t get caught.
As always, constructive feedback welcome. I have part 3 ready to go and I can’t wait to see where this story takes me!