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Machelle cleared her throat and rose when the bailiff announced the judge. Machelle had been granted a big favor when she learned that Karen Blake would be the judge for their suit. Karen was one of the most conservative judges in the city.

"Alright, counselors. What's this about?" Machelle stood up and leaned forward. "Your honor, Miss Brookes is trying to foist the notion on us that my client is possessed," she motioned to Serena, sitting demurely next to her. Judge Blake raised an eyebrow.

"Counselor?" she asked Dawn. Dawn stood as well. "Your honor, Serena Tsukino has a number of injuries incurred when my clients were nowhere near her and—"

Machelle cut her off. "And I have had a doctor examine then and there is no way that they could be self inflicted," Machelle said, glaring at Dawn. Judge Blake turned to Dawn for her reply and Serena shocked everyone by standing.

"Your honor," she said softly. Judge Blake was shocked, but nodded for her to continue. "Let them 'exorcise me'. If it will prove that I'm not some kind of monster, then let them."

Two days later Serena sat in the middle a room in the temple and watched as Raye drew two intersecting circles around her. Raye watched her calmly, a small frown marring her forehead when Serena mouthed the words 'I'll get you,' and resumed her smiling. Her eyes shifted to her friends as they sat on either side of her.

Amy shuddered when Serena's eyes went to her. They were so empty, so unlike her friend. Serena was once happy, innocent. She looked to them to protect her and how had they done that? She felt an anguished cry build in her throat and blinked rapidly when Raye blocked her view of Serena.

"Do not look into the demons eyes," she hissed into her ear. The two lawyers sat in chairs at the edge of the room. There was also a doctor in attendance, in case of emergency. "It's time for the ceremony to begin. I require complete silence."

Serena sat Indian style in the middle of the circle, an unholy smile on her face. Raye walked around the circle chanting the sacred words. Serena didn't blink as she watched her friend circle her. Soon enough the ceremony was over and Serena stood.

"How do you feel?" The doctor asked. Serena smiled and turned to look at Raye. "I feel the same," she said sweetly. Machelle turned to Dawn, not bothering to disguise the wide grin on her face. "I'll see you in court." She put her arm around Serena and led her out. Serena followed, but as she turned to look at them, her eyes flashed red.

"I told you that you had nothing to worry about, didn't I?" Serena pulled her seatbelt across her shoulders and nodded. "I don't understand how they could think that of me. I don't know why they're doing this." She dissolved into tears and Machelle grabbed a packet of tissues from her purse.

Back in the temple Raye was pacing and absently chewing on her thumbnail, thinking of what could have gone wrong. "The demons grip is strong," her grandfather said from where he was standing.

"Is there anything we can do?" Amy asked, still reeling from the spell she had been under, if only temporarily. Darien was also frowning. "It's like she wasn't there anymore," he said softly. Raye froze and looked at him in horror.

"Pray that she's still there," She replied, her voice quaking. "Pray that the demon hasn't devoured her soul from the inside out."

Mina was tapping her foot nervously. "But what if she is gone?" she asked hysterically. "What if Serena's gone and it's all our fault? What then, huh?" her tone was biting and she started to cry. "What if we can't heal her? What will we do?"

Raye hesitated a long time before answering. "The only thing we can. We'd have to kill her."