The family – Evangaline’s family, Beryl’s family, the family – has known known how to use power for a very long time. They’ve known who should have power, too – them, of course, and preferably nobody else.
It’s a big family, but there’s a lot of power to be had; they’ve been collecting it for quite a while.
And, because they understand – through hard experience, in some cases – what happens it you hold power without paying sufficient attention to it, the family condenses that power into one person in each branch of the family, an unmarried, childless woman who has, so the theory goes, no distractions from her power. Because the family is not known for its creativity, they call this woman the Aunt – and she is always the niece of the former Aunt.
Evangaline has recently taken on the mantle of the Aunt, but the family is already guessing that her teenage niece Beryl will be the next one to wear the mantle.
The “Aunt Family” setting is rural modern fantasy, set in an unnamed town where the family’s reputation has, over the generations, gotten around. The magic is quiet, but nobody really doubts that it’s there.
The Aunt Family Landing Page is here.