"Yes," replied, speaking for the first time, smiling slightly at the surprise on her face. "I have always been able to speak, I merely choose not to. As for them, I had forgotten how powerful my magic was, luckily they were only hit by the aftershock from it. If they'd got the full brunt they might've been in more trouble."
"Ugh," Barkeley said as he sat up gingerly, rubbing his head. "Next time you do that Kara can you give us a bit more warning? I've had hangovers less painful than that."
"I'm sorry," Kara said with a laugh. "I have not used my magic for a long time, it is easy to forget how strong I am when my magic has been inactive for so long. The pain will wear off quickly," she said as the others stirred, Muroe stepping out of the house with Tea perched on one shoulder.