It happened in the winter. I was fourteen at the time. Jedidiah had just been born. Pa was in town at the livery stables, and Ma didn't have a clue. Sierra and I walked from the house to the stable, I was going to show her Annabelle, my new calf. What we got was far from expected. The townspeople didn't have a clue as to what Sierra and I were, nobody knew, save Eric. We were, plain and simple, witches. A couple of great sorceresses reincarnated in the flesh. I knew my past, knew my future, heck I know what I am to this day.
"Abby, come quick! Do you see them?" Sierra said.
"Ya, and I don't like them. I'll bet they were sent from Him. Just a test to see who's more powerful" I replied.
"Abby we can't beat them, not without Eric. And he's away at summer camp."
"Ya Sierra, I know, but we can't let them stay there, they'll only gain more power the longer that they're in the human realm. Besides, we can't let a human down there while those things are in there. I can't do what I done before, I won't do that again."
It had been a lovely evening three years ago. Sierra and I had just started training for our powers. Eric had finished our 'lessons' early. We all had decided that lessons down by the dock on the family pond was quite a good idea at the time. I decided to take a fishing pole and some worms along for afterwards. Sierra was swimming, I was fishing and Eric was being, well, Eric.
We couldn't see them at first, they came silently. Huge and warped by the late evening sunlight they came. There were three of them. It was the first of many battles with the daemons.
My mind flashed back to the present. "We can beat them Sierra. Remember what Eric told us before he left? 'This is your territory now. Treat it as your own. You're both powerful enough now to know what your doing. serve this area well'."
I said no more. It was time to move. Abby and I were ready. We had trained for this. We snuck down to the stable quietly, masking our scent and hiding our power as Eric had shown us.
It was as I had feared, just like the last time. The daemons had taken a human host. We would have to kill an innocent family.