When Aunt Millie realised what had happened, for the first time since finding out she was a witch, she panicked. Millie told her what she saw, what happened, but it wasn’t much to go on.
“Is that Sandra’s crystal?” her aunt asked while she scanned the bathroom for clues.
“Yes,” Millie whispered, her throat constricted with a rising knot of pain held in check by her terror. “She must’ve taken it off when she…”
Aunt Millie put a hand on Millie’s shoulder and gave it a gentle squeeze.
“We’ll get her back,” she said and picked up the crystal. “We’ll use this to scry… see if we can see where Sandra is.”
They walked downstairs to the kitchen. Millie was numb and she followed with down cast eyes. If it wasn’t for her aunt, she wasn’t sure if she could walk at all, and her thoughts were… soup.
“Millie? Millie?” she heard as if from a distance. Someone was calling her name, but she couldn’t quite make out where it was coming from, or who it was, who was calling her. “Millie?”
When she realised it was her aunt, everything came rushing back. Sandra, the Slender Man everything. Her aunt had hold of her by the shoulders and was giving her a good shake.
“Snap out of it,” she was saying, “it’ll take both of us… Millie!”
“What? Yes?” she said looking up, her eyes adjusted through the blur of unshed tears.
“Millie,” her aunt said again, pulling her in for a hug. “I know this is hard, but we have to pull it together to get your sister back.”
List of links to each story in the Adventures of Millie and Sandra so far is below in order: