"How much longer?" She half-complained. As the little girl, she wasn't allowed a watch or cell phone; not even his.
She turned her head slightly, crooking a smirk. "Until I say so, Juju."
"This isn't funny, Marie!" Her tone was anything but threatening given her diminished stature; she scarcely managed not to flinch at the other woman's glare in retort, quickly correcting her demeanor. "Please..."
Marie scooped the girl up in her arms. "That anxious to get back to adult life, eh kiddo?"
"Yes!" She nearly screamed. "This has been the worst week of my life!" Nearly one week ago on the dot, Alex had run afoul of the wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time and learned that magic existed, the hard way: by finding himself in the form of her, a pint-sized brat no older than five. 'Why' was hardly a concern as she shuffled home in shock to his girlfriend Marie. Convincing her was hardly an issue; she readily believed her, all too anxious to play along, and within moments Marie's niec