Two weeks had gone by since then, and Nikki had been to three more of the Sex Mage classes. She had yet to actually test her power on any of the men, but she had become better at tuning their signals out. Now, as she went through the day, she tested blocking out the men she passed on the street while trying to go about her business. She slipped up rather frequently, but she could already tell she was slowly getting better at it. However, just learning to tune the energy out wasn’t really enough, and she still couldn’t block out a man who was fully aroused or engaged in sex. She was beginning to think she really would need to have hands on practice manipulating the energy. Jack’s proposition was starting to look somewhat tempting.
Tonight, she came home early, and sensed before she even got into the front door that Mark was up in his room, masturbating. Sighing, she concentrated on blocking him out, but then, she realized, something felt different. She paused. This wasn’t the usual glow from Mark when he masturbated. The glow was stronger. The flow of energy was different. It wasn’t fully contained from Mark, it seemed. She reached out with her senses and to her shock, she realized that energy was flowing into him somehow, energy from something else charging him. Now that he looked, his glow was a brilliant white, and it was burning brightly.