Story so far
Craig a medical student, had been climbing in the Himalayas during a solar eclipse when two Unicorns had licked his hands. When he touched an injured climber, Ben he was miraculously healed. Later in Katmandu Craig sat by an unconscious girl Alisha holding her hand and telling her the story of the Unicorns. She too healed.
Back at University, Craig feared that either he had been hallucinating or he had the power to heal. Either way he faced problems. On the first day of term he received a letter from Katmandu which he dropped. It was picked up by Tania (Titania). When Craig opened the letter, it also contained a drawing from the Alisha. The picture showed him, with the two unicorns and also a fairy (Titania) wearing a crown. The fairy looked like Tania.
Craig’s twin sister Ali (Alisa) who had moving to be closer to him.
Ben, the climber and a detective came to Oxford because he could see people’s auras and could tell if someone was telling the truth. However Craig and Tania didn’t have a coloured aura to read.
Craig’s first day on the wards had gone well with no one being healed. But later he helped a girl (Jane), who had a harp. He also saw Tania were she should not have been.
Tania had thought she had cancer but tests, showed that she was now clear of cancer. Craig realised he may have cured her. Tania appeared in his room looking translucent. Craig received a phone call to say Ali had had an accident and had been admitted to hospital. Craig healed Ali but now he could talk to her telepathically.
He dreamt that he was in a meadow near a castle. He saw the unicorn stallion again. He picked a flower. When he awoke Tania’s translucent form was in his room and they realised the flower was a white orchid, the name of one of the horses in the Castle Stud Stables.
There was noise outside the door, other students were waking up. Craig heard a knock on his door and the door opened. He wished he had locked his door but he had been too tired last night. He turned to look where Tania had been but she had disappeared. He thought that was one advantage of being able to transport yourself.
Matthew a fellow student looked round the room. “I thought you had a girl in here with you,” he said with a cheeky smile, as he looked round curiously, “where have you hidden her?”
“There’s no one here but me and if there was someone, you shouldn’t have walked in,” Craig responded agitated.
“I definitely heard voices,” Matthew insisted, as he searched the room for a hiding places.
Craig panicked so he reached for his phone, dropping the white orchid on his bed. “I was on the phone.”
“Oh, it’s just that you suddenly seem popular with the girls.” He reached down and picked up the flower Craig had dropped. “What’s this? I thought it was a real flower but it’s porcelain, it’s very realistic.” He held the flower flat on his hand. “Who does it belong to?”
Craig looked at it in surprise, how could a flower that was real while he held it suddenly be porcelain? More importantly how was he going to explain it? His mind worked overtime. “My sister is in hospital after a fall, it’s hers.” He took it back from Matthew. “I am keeping it for her, it’s her favourite brooch.”
The phone rang, Craig hesitated, “It might be the hospital they were only keeping Ali in over night. I have to answer this.” He paused then added, “in private.”
“OK,” Matthew muttered as he left.
Craig answered the phone to realise with relief it was Tania. After confirming Matthew had gone, he told Tania about the orchid being porcelain. Once over the shock,Tania suggested that they asked Linda, her room mate, to make it into a real brooch as she had been making badges for a rally. It would be easy to attach a clip to it.
“I could then give the brooch to Ali. It has unicorn magic in it, so it might protect her. I am waiting for the hospital to ring so I can take her back to the stables. I want to look round. I hope the taxi will take a credit card, I don’t think I have enough cash on me,” Craig explained still staring at the orchid.
“I have a car, you know,” responded Titania. “I will come and pick you up, we don’t have a lecture until three, we should have time.”
“Thanks.” Craig wondered how she could afford to run a car but there were a lot of things he didn’t know about Tania.
Tania phoned again when she was outside. In the meantime the hospital had rung to say that he could collect Ali.
They found Ali in the ward waiting room. She looked from Craig to Tania then after greeting Craig she said to Tania. “Did I see you last night? Who are you?”
Tania was stood so close behind Craig their arms were touching, “Tania’s a friend. She has a car, so we can take you back to the stables.”
Ali just looked from one to the other. ‘I have never known my brother to acknowledge he had a girlfriend. Is that why I have been having strange feelings?’ Craig smiled, not the right time to tell his sister that he could hear her subconscious thoughts.
Tania whispered in his ear, “I got that too.”
Craig turned in surprise.
“What are you two whispering about?” Ali demanded.
For the second time Craig had to think quickly, “Tania is worried about the parking. Shall we go or do you have to wait for medicines?” But as Ali had been told to take paracetamol for her head ache they could leave.
Ali walked between Craig and Tania. ‘Why didn’t you tell me you had a girlfriend and a girlfriend that looks like a goth with her black hair and dress.’ Ali wondered subconsciously. Craig looked across at Tania but it was obvious that she hadn’t heard the comment. He had been surprised Tania had heard the previous comment but then she had been touching him. Could he only transmit the telepathic thoughts if he was touching someone. The whole thing was becoming more and more complicated.
When they reached Tania’s car Ali exclaimed in surprise, “Is this your car?”
Tania laughed, “That’s exactly what Craig said. Yes it is my car, my father gave it to me.” She opened the doors of her gold coloured beetle with purple flowers and butterflies painted all over it. “It’s my father’s old car, he was a bit of a hippy in his day. He didn’t need it when he went to Australia. I don’t drive it much, it’s easier getting a round Oxford on a bike.”
Craig was glad that Tania wasn’t touching him when he heard Ali’s thoughts on the car.
Tania turned out to be a good driver and the conversation on the journey was kept in safe channels.
Craig was wondering what he would find at the stables. Ali had no conscious recognition of the events of last night. Her subconscious thoughts, that had told him she was attacked, remained vivid but shed no real light on things. The picture Alisha had sent him suggested that there had been something by the bucket. He suspected that what ever it had been had been cleared up. It was a busy stable yard and if they all believed that Ali had just fallen over a bucket there could be no evidence left. ‘Perhaps I need a detective,’ he thought. ‘I could always ring Ben,’
“Who is Ben? What picture and who is Alisha?” Ali asked sounding confused. She was sitting in the back and didn’t know that Craig hadn’t spoken out loud.
“That’s an odd question.” Tania commented looking at Craig sat beside her as they pulled to a stop outside the security gates.
“Are you going to explain it all to Ali now or later,” asked Tania.
“Oh. Later, much later,” Craig commented as a man in riding gear came up to the car.