Three women sat in a corner, watching the action in the rest of the club. It was late, and more than a few people had overindulged, and were laughing and talking too loud. The air reeked of the smell of booze, overheated bodies, and pheromones.
Kali sipped her drink. “The world is a tedious place.”
Lea rolled her eyes. “Not this again. Jax and I agree with you, okay? Can we move on now? So bored with this topic.”
“It’s not so bad,” Jax said, fluffing her blonde hair. “I think it’s amusing.”
“It’s tedious,” Kali repeated, looking almost angry. “They do the same thing day after day. Work, party themselves senseless or watch TV all night, sleep—my gawd, it’s a wonder more of them don’t kill themselves or each other.”
“Not true.” Lea pulled the hem of her short dress lower; it was creeping up, and some long-haired guy a few yards away, with pretty dark eyes and a nice smile, had tilted his head to see if he could catch a glimpse of something naughty. “Plenty of them marry and have kids—”
“And go to work, drink or watch TV, and sleep.” Kali finished her drink and tossed the glass over her shoulder. It vanished in a spark of light. “Let’s change things up.”
Lea’s eyes widened. “No! Leave them alone. They won’t miss what they don’t have.”
“I’m with Kali,” Jax said and grinned. “Let’s do it. Let’s give magic back to the world.”
Lea stood. “I won’t be part of this. Such a gift will create unending chaos. It’s why it was taken from them in the first place. They can’t control themselves. Power corrupts them. They get mean, evil.” She shuddered. “No, Kali. They’re fucked up, but they don’t deserve that.”
They were silent for a few minutes. Time moved on; midnight was only a couple minutes away. Music with a lot of thumping bass kept people moving, moving.
Kali produced another drink from thin air and sipped. “How about this? I won’t give the magic to humans.” She grinned. “I’ll give it to dogs. If any species will know how to handle it, they will.”
Lea laughed in delight. “Yes! I like it. Jax?”
She nodded. “I’m in… if you also give them the power of speech—”
“And take it away from humans,” Lea added.
Kali chuckled. “Agreed. Ready?”
The three touched hands, said the sacred words, and Earth was forever changed.
Dogs would later insist it was for the better.
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