“You're missing the point,” he told me. “You need to
understand why people are afraid of them. They’re not afraid of power — they're afraid of what you do with it.
Witches do not receive their magic from years of practice and study like mages or warlocks. It comes from making a trade — a ‘sacrifice’ to their Master in exchange for power.
Most importantly, however, it usually draws in a specific type of person to make such a terrible sacrifice. They must be desperate and willing to do anything in order to get what they want, because in doing so they give up part of their humanity.”
The words hung in the air for a moment while I made
sure that I was hearing him correctly. “Okay, but what does that have to do with me?”
“Everything,” he insisted. “A witch has to offer a sacrifice, remember?”
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