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James discovers the true power of the mirror and figures out how to properly use it.
I blacked out instantly upon contact with the lens. Moments later I returned to consciousness to find that it hadn’t worked. I was still in the hallway and not inside of the mirror. I was planning on trying again, but it was too late. My ‘mother’ had entered into the hallway ready to punish her adopted son.

She was an angry woman who stumbled on her stubby legs. It seemed she was still half asleep evidenced by her baggy brown eyes, and expressionless face. She pushed a ragged grey hair out of her eyes as she walked forwards.

“Have you seen your ‘brother’ Scarlet?” She asked addressing me.

“Huh?” I muttered my voice alien to my ears.

“Have you seen your ‘brother’?” She asked.

In the corner of my eye I saw a mirror hanging on the wall. In it I saw Scarlet standing in my place. The sight took me aback since it shouldn’t have been possible. I took a deep breath to regain my composure and felt it was time to put on a show.

“Sorry mom I haven’t seen that waste of space.” I said with a perfect impression of Scarlet.

“I won’t bother you further then Scarlet, just call out if you find him.” She said walking away.

I entered into my room, still in Scarlet’s form. I couldn’t change back while my ‘mom’ was looking for me like a bloodhound. Besides I still needed to learn how the mirror worked. Wasting no time I sat down on my bed and got to reading.

It seemed the mirror worked by absorbing its victim’s body and soul into its empty lens. After it had taken its victim, subsequent activations switches the user’s bodily essence with that of the victim. Luckily the victim could be freed with a simple chant of the word release.

I sat down my journal and stepped out into the hallway. I would fix my mistakes and return everyone to normal. And I would start with myself.

(This will probably be the last part of the Enchanted Mirror for a while. I have another series I’m more interested in doing, though I intend on bringing alternate versions of these characters back.)
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