I stood on a beach with no idea how I got there, or where there was, or who I was for that matter. I looked down to see that I was wearing an over sized white t-shirt, I could feel the bikini I was wearing underneath, and that it was not one of those stringy things that don't cover anything either. I could see that my skin was lightly tanned like I'd spent quite a bit of time sunbathing. I shivered as the sun sunk into the sea and let out a burst of bright red light, my hair fell from behind my shoulder, it was a dirty blonde and long enough to hang down to my waist. I turned around not knowing where I was going but I knew I couldn't stay out here. There was a big blue beach house straight ahead, I was facing the back door. It stood up on stilts so really I was looking through the open parking area under the house, but there was a boardwalk leading up to the back deck from the beach. I headed toward the house wondering if the people inside knew who I was, and how I got outside at sunset in almost no clothing. I started walking when i spotted a red beach bag, the tag attached to it had a picture of a girl with the same dirty blonde hair and tan skin as me but she wore a flowing lavender dress and she had bright golden brown eyes. Maybe this was a picture of me? I picked up the bag and opened it, the inside smelled of lavender, then I spotted the lotion that was partially open, that must be the source of the smell. There was a small bright blue hair brush, a pair of black flip flops and a pack of unfrosted blueberry pop tarts inside too. I put the flip flops on and continued toward the house. By the time I got around the house to the front door the sun was just barely giving off a few last rays of pinkish light. I knocked lightly, wondering if this was a good idea. What if theses people didn't know me after all, or worse, what if they knew me and didn't like me? The door opened to reveal a tall red head whose hair was cropped off at her shoulder blades.
"Aislin" She said the name like a question.
"Do you know me?" I asked confusedly.
"Are you kidding? I'm just your best friend since fifth grade." She said looking confused. "And where is Raph?" I must have looked even more confused than ever as that name sent a pang of longing through my chest.
"Who?" I asked aloud.
"Your boyfriend, the love of your life, Raphael" the red head said looking even more confused. "Wait do you remember anything?" I shook my head in answer. The red head swore loudly. "Come on, I'll explain every thing" I nodded heading inside with her. She led me to a soft pale blue couch with plenty of room for five or six people to sit all at once.
"Aislin?" A brunette said the name worriedly.
"Please tell me something" I said looking imploringly at the red head.
"Your name is Aislin, I'm your best friend, Selania, and this is your older sister, Keira" She said indicating to the brunet as my sister.
"OK" i said still confused but feeling a little better. "and who was this boyfriend I was supposed to be with?" I asked avoiding using the name she and said as just thinking it made my heart ache.
"Raph, I can't believe he would do this, especially now" Selania said angrily.
"What did he do?" I asked confused again and hating the pain hearing his name caused.
"Removed your memories" Keira said just as angrily. "And just when things where starting to look good between you two" I was even more confused but I could feel that I had loved him, who ever he was. I closed my eyes trying to remember but I only managed to give myself a headache.
"The magic he used will fade quickly" Selania said calmly touching her fingers to my temples, they were ice cold and when I opened my eyes I swore they must be glowing a soft but dark red.
"Magic?" I asked alarmed.
"You'll remember soon" Selania assured me. She lead me to what was apparently my bed room. The walls were a soft purple with pale blue curtains on the one window and sheer dark royal purple curtains around the full size bed. I pulled back the bed curtain to find a digital camera sitting on one of the pillows. I picked it up sitting in the middle of the bed and letting the curtain fall shut again. I switched it so I could see the pictures, maybe they would help jog my memory, except I didn't know what I looked like. I got up and walked over to the full length mirror on my closet door. I had a soft heart shaped face and the same golden brown eyes from the tag on my bag. I had a few freckles that made me look sort of innocent, though part of that might have been the confused look on my face. I was thin but curvy and I wore a gold chain around my neck, I pulled the pendant out to find there where two, one was a gold pentacle the other a silver handgun. The handgun sent that longing ache through my chest again. I settled back on the bed and picked up the camera, now that I would recognize my own face I could look at the photos. The first picture to come up was of me sitting on my bed in front of a tall guy with a tan that was a little lighter than mine, he had long brown hair pulled back into a pony tail and deep dark blue eyes. He was beautiful with high cheekbones and a narrow face that still held a sturdy strength. What I could see of his body matched his face, lean but strong and absolutely beautiful. Seeing him made me feel like I was never going to see him again, and like he'd broken my heart. I went on to the next picture before I could start crying. It was of me and my sister, Keira, she had shoulder length brown hair that fell in ringlets and the same eyes as me, we looked happy as we hugged and made faces into the camera. i fell asleep staring at the picture of me and the guy who I just knew was this Raph guy that Selania and Keira where so angry with.
I dreamed I was back on the beach but this time I was with the guy from the photo.
"I'm sorry, Aislin" His voice was soft but deep. "I never meant for you too get hurt"
"What-what do you mean?" I asked confused.
"If I'd been more careful, spent more time on it" He trailed off and looked sadly at me. "I love you, Aislin, I don't want you to ever forget or doubt that"
"Then why did you leave me" I shouted suddenly. "Why did you take my memories so I don't remember anything if you love me"
"I didn't mean to" He said brokenly. "I only meant to take the ones of me, so you could move on, so I wouldn't keep hurting you"
"But I didn't want to forget!" I shouted only to find myself back in my bed. It had seemed so real, I had wanted it to be real.
"Aislin?" Selania and Keira came rushing in together.
"What's wrong?" Keira asked worried.
"Just a dream" I said half to her half to me. "It was just a dream"
"What did you dream?" Keira asked before she spotted the camera still showing the picture of Raphael.
"I was on the beach with him" I said picking the camera up. "He said he didn't mean to take all of my memories, just the ones of him." My heart still hurt as I looked at him.
"Yeah well he screwed up and I am going to kill him for it" Keira grumbled.
"Agreed" Selania said through gritted teeth. "If he was going to leave then he should've stayed away and not used more magic just to satisfy his own guilt" I looked down at the photo, I didn't want him to stay away. I wished he'd stayed and told me why he didn't want me anymore.
"So what is all this talk about magic?" I asked confused. "Do I do magic too?"
"Yes" Keira smiled. "Each of us has a certain power or kind of magic that we are best at but we can learn other skills too." She explained. "Selania can control fire, but she is also very good at healing magic" Keira continued.
"Keira here, controls plants and rocks, but excels at defensive and fighting magic as well" Selania smiled.
"What can I do?" I asked.
"You can see ghosts , demons and angels, but you're also empathic" Selania smiled fondly.
"Oh" I said wondering if I liked my powers, they seemed so small and unimpressive after hearing that they could control fire and earth.
"But you also knew other forms of magic, remember we can learn" Keira smiled gently. "I've been teaching you defensive and fighting magic for the last few months"
"Oh, cool" I smiled getting the feeling that I had always thought my natural powers where kind of puny.
"He could control water" Selania said pointing to the picture of Raph.
"Oh" I said looking at him again, I couldn't shake the ache in my chest anymore, I knew I still loved him even if i didn't remember him.
"You still love him" Selania said as though reading my mind.
"Yes" I admitted. "How'd you know"
"I've known you most of our lives, it's written all over your face" She smiled. I nodded and turned the camera off.
"Wishing he was here won't get my memory back, and it wont bring him back either" I said feeling myself make the decision, I would find him, I would regain my memory first, and when I found him he would not get away until I had some answers.