Friday, August 7, 2015
Anyone Except Herself
It hadn’t been an easy task for Lauren to break into the old mansion. She had no criminal experience and she swore that the old body she was now in had Arthritis and wasn’t fit to do any sort of physical activity. Once she arrived, she found her old body sitting there in a chair, simply waiting for her.
“I suppose I should reward you in some way,” Her body spoke, “I expected my body to have dropped dead from a heart attack long ago, but here you are. Don’t expect to be getting your own body back, however. Even if I wanted to, which I don’t, the spell only works between two people once. I can give you a new body if you’d like. The spell CAN be used between you and someone else.”
Lauren thought about it. She had no idea why the old man stole her body in the first place. She really didn’t want to be anyone else; she wanted her own body. That didn’t sound like it was an option though, and she certainly couldn’t stay in the body of this old man. She began to press him for details about how to find someone else to swap with, about the magic he claimed was used for the swap and so on. He remained very mysterious about the whole thing, only telling her that she could be anyone she wanted...anyone, that is, except herself.