A grandfather with silver hair and a golden heart (concluding part)
There was these few letters from my grandfather that I had received but never opened because it had said to open after he had died. So I had kept them and forgot about them until now. I opened one of the letters and saw something familiar. There was a drawing similar to the room I had found in my house.
I took that letter along with all the other ones from him and went inside the room again. Once I reached there, I started reading it:
My dearest granddaughter Amelia,
There is something about me that I haven’t told anyone about. Not even your grandmother knew about it up until the very last days of our lives. This secret I’m only sharing with you because I know that out of all the grandkids you are the only one who can handle it.
So here goes…
Do you remember that I used to work in this room day in and day night and your grandmother used to get very angry because I wouldn’t come out even to play with you kids?
I certainly did not. I must have been very little. I thought to myself.
Well, I was working on a potion to bring back the dead. I almost succeeded in doing that. I created a potion where in you can bring back the dead for a limited period of time, like say for a few hours.
I have left you all the instructions in my following letters. Couldn’t give you all the information at once, could i?
Lots of love,
I was so excited that I couldn’t wait for my husband and I opened the next letter.
You will find some instructions below to make the potion. But please remember to always keep it safe, there are people in this world who will use it to their advantage and try to harm others.
Walk up to my desk and open the drawer, you will find a set of keys there. Take the keys from there and walk to the book shelf. Now try and find the book I always read to you.
Come on I know you can do it. Jog your memory a little bit. You can do it. Can you remember now?
I did exactly as the letter said, but I couldn’t find the book, I thought about it for a while, then I remembered.
I found it!
I took it out and opened it. It was locked. From the outside it looked like a normal book, but from the inside it had a compartment which was locked. I tried one of the keys, didn’t work. I tried the other one and voila, it opened.
It had some herbs in it and some liquid in a small bottle. I didn’t understand what it was. I read ahead…
This book contains all the raw materials you need to make the potion. Fair warning: this is a limited stock so use it sparingly.
Take a mortar and a pestle, put all the ingredients in it but the liquid. Mix them nicely and after they are finely grinded put in the liquid, now it will become a potion you need to call on the dead.
I did exactly as the letter said and I ended up with a purple colored liquid.
Now, just think of the person you want to call and sprinkle a few drops in front of you.
I closed my eyes and thought of none other than my grandfather, I sprinkled a few drops in front of me and when I opened my eyes, he was in front of me.
“Wow!!” I exclaimed
“It’s you, it’s really you” I said
“What took you so long” he said smiling.
“I never thought I will see you again, thank you for coming back” I said crying and hugging him.
“You are my favorite, you know that right?” he said
“I have to tell you something, and we don’t have a lot of time. Let’s not waste any time and get started. When I died, I never thought I would be seeing this but I did and I want you to know about it. There are not many people in this world who know about this place.” He explained
“Which place grandfather?” I asked childishly
“This is a fantasy world and it exists parallel to this world; it’s a beautiful place to live in, only it’s been captured by this dangerous and an evil queen. I want your help defeating her and freeing the innocent beings of that world” he said
“But grandfather how can I go, my world is here, my husband and my kids are here, how can I leave them?” I said worriedly
“They won’t even know you are gone because the time there is 10 times faster than the time here. If you count a minute here, it will be 10 minutes there. So you don’t have to worry about anything. You will be back in no time.”
“I don’t know grandpa, maybe I should wait for Jim to come home” I said
“We don’t have the time sweety, if we have to go we have to go now” he insisted
“Ok, let’s go, but let me leave a note behind. I don’t want Jim to worry about me” I said
“Ok, sure” he said
Without knowing what lied ahead of me and without knowing if I would ever come back or not I left with my grandfather to help the unknown people who had become his friends and family over these last few years.