TITLE: Enchanted Goddesses
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
Aries Peterson smiled as the cool wind whipped past her face. It seemed to swirl around her, almost as if she’d called to it. It was certainly a nice day to be driving with the windows down, blasting music by Katy Perry.
I made it! she thought. I actually made it! I…
She frowned when she remembered where she was going, chastising herself as she drove away from school. It didn’t seem right that she had some minor good news while her dad had major problems.
Aries calmed herself down as she arrived in the Patient Pick-Up parking lot. She saw her sister’s navy blue car in one spot, and she parked her white car beside it. As she got out, she wondered if she should wait till later to share her good news. It wasn’t that big a deal to her family anyway, especially now.
When she entered the hospital, she went straight for the Cancer Ward. It was the same room as last time, Room 124, with its crisp bed, ugly curtains, and two faded pink armchairs. Just as bland as the mood in the room.
“Okay, you’re free to go home,” a nurse was saying as she took the IV out of Dad’s arm. Aries stopped in the doorway. She smiled when Dad looked up.
He smiled back. “Hey, Aries.”
“Hey, Dad,” she replied. “How’re you feeling?”
“Tired, as usual.” His face was pale, with dark circles under his eyes.