Authors Note: This is the last chapter in this story. I have to say I am very proud of this fan fiction. I fell in love with the character I created in Amanda and I don't want to stop writing her. Please leave a review and let me know what you think about a sequel. I left a lot open so there are a few possibilities for a sequel or even a Nick/Amanda one shot. Thanks again to my loyal readers- Kelly, Katarina and L the Great! Your encouragement and feedback is what made this story what is it!
I don't own the secret circle I do own the other non tsc characters and I love every character in this story
I stood protectively in front of Amanda as we invoked the elements and virtues that we believed so much in and it seemed to be working. I was still floored by the fact that Gray was another coven of witches made up of the people we lived with on the fourth floor in the dorm at Boston University. The gray coven was trying to fight the leaves that laurel made swirl and attack them and the ice rain I created was stinging them. I saw Brett break through and lunge toward us that's when Sammy and Diana joined Amanda. I was holding her hand so tight the girls knew that there was no way were letting each other go. Sammy took Amanda's other and Diana took Sammy's hand. "Water protect us with Love" Amanda Demanded "with purity" Diana proclaimed "with friendship" Sammy bellowed and then the wind picked up and I heard a very loud roar of water. From where I was standing I could see the ocean rise up into the biggest wave I have ever seen. I clutched Amanda's hand tightly and pulled into my chest and held her close. I was determined to protect her, us. Then I heard some screaming and gurgling and coughing and I was taken over by a huge rush of sea water. As the wave hit I lost my grip on Amanda. My eyes were burning with the sting of the salt and I couldn't see even with the moon beam shining. I was in a frenzy trying to breath and trying to reach for Amanda but I felt nothing but sand and water. We were losing our fight and I thought I was losing my life. As soon as I started to feel defeated I got a flash of Amanda looking down at my mother's ring and smiling up at me with so much love in my mind that I knew I wasn't done fighting. I calmed myself down and just thought we are going to win this. We will get through this. The water started to recede and I was able to get my head above the water. I could breath and looking around I could see heads bobbing over the water. I heard more coughing and some whimpers. I searched the surface of the water for any sign of Amanda and I saw nothing that gave me the hope that she was one of the heads bobbing on the surface. I closed my eyes and waiting for the wave to fall back into the vast ocean. It didn't take long until I was laying on the sand soaking wet and covered in leaves. I was ok but I wasn't sure if Amanda was. I know that the strength of the bond coupled with the fact that I was still alive should give me peace of mind that she would be OK too but I wasn't thinking rationally. I needed to find her. I needed to see for myself that she was ok. I wouldn't be satisfied until she was back in my arms where she belong. As I started to get up I noticed movement all around me. Diana, Scott and Sammy were up scoping out the shore line. I saw the Henderson twins and Suzan dazed but ok. I saw Robbie standing in front of a petite figure stroking her face it was Deb and she was ok thank god. Adam and Cassie were just getting up. Max and Lexie were helping Faye up and Steven was just sitting up in the sand shaking his head. Then I saw Melanie and Laurel bending over a lifeless body on the beach and I knew in my heart it was Amanda. My heart sank, My legs felt like jello and I don't know how I did but I ran over to them. Amanda was laying on the beach face down Laurel and Melanie were rolling her over and patting her back as I got as I got there. "Amanda!' I hollered crouching down. "Amanda!" I yelled louder. No this was not happening. I was not going to live without her. I closed my eyes and did something I never did I prayed to my parents I know you guys are watching this please help her! I opened my eyes and said "Amanda please come back to me" tears starting to escape my eyes. She coughed out a mixture of sand and salt water. I held her head and let her get it all out. I helped her sit up and she rubbed her red rimmed eyes. "did we win?" she said. I laughed and hugged her. "you are with me and we are both ok so yeah we won" I kissed her and helped her up. We noticed the rest of the coven standing over something a few yards down the beach. I grabbed Amanda's hand we walked over to them and Amanda let out a gasp. On the beach lay seven crumpled up, smoking gray cloaks and something clicked. The wave was meant to save us not to harm us. We had defeated the Gray coven.
We were all standing on the beach looking over the smoldering gray cloaks that smelled really funky. "Did anyone see what happened to Brett and them?" Amanda asked. Everyone shook their heads no then Faye spoke "I was watching them as the wave hit and I saw smoke and heard a sizzle as soon as it hit them but then I went under. This is going to sound crazy but it reminded me of the wicked witch of the west from the Wizard of Oz" faye said trying not laugh. "you mean they melted?" Suzan asked skeptically. "I guess anything is possible" Diana said. "I don't know how to explain but I feel like something in the air has lifted" Cassie said. "I feel that way too" I agreed. "well, I for one think its safe to say that we won the war" Sammy smiled. The crowd of 18 witches broke out in cheers. Everyone was hugging and high fiving. I looked down in Amanda scooped her up and spun her around and she giggled. I set her back on her feet kissed her passionately. I felt the familiar surges and energy passing between our fingers and our lips and I knew that our bond was still there. I pulled back and looked in those green speckled eyes and said "we can start our forever now".