The true soul of a monster

She had made it to the place where the many others that came before her had stood and lost themselves in the black madness that was practically trying to claw it way out of that gave and into her mind. Come my darling little doe and see for yourself why those who speak my name tremble in fear. She knew that voice would be one of silk but she was not ready for the smooth husky tone that filled her ears like the call of a siren and the scent of lavender and jasmine mixed with the smell of firewood on a snowy night filled her nose. She shuddered at the sound and smell that took over all her other senses. I know why you came my darling. I know what you wish to take from me. Just know that no one has ever walked away from here alive or at least with their minds still intact. 

She scoffed at the arrogance that radiated from within the cave from the voice that spoke not from inside the cave but from inside her head. It did not matter to her she had to do this she had to face this monster that lurked within the cave for the sake of her sister who was lying on the cot at their tiny home fighting off the fever that was so fiercely claiming every part of her body and would soon claim her life, she needed the stone that lay within the cave what could heal anything or bring back loved ones, it was why so many people sought out this cave but none have ever been known to take the stone.

Come now darling doe I grow tired of waiting do you wish to take the stone or not! She would take that stone or die trying no matter what without her sister that one who had raised her all those years after their mother and father had passed away she would do this for her to repay her, for if her sister died she would have no reason to live. She braced her hands on the two daggers that were buckled to both sides of her hips as she slowly pulled them free and gripped the golden hilts so tight her finger turned white. She whispered a small prayer up to the mother above as she stalked into the cave, she was not scared of the death that lurked before her, as it welcomed her with open arms into the black abyss, no, she was most frightened of the afterlife if she were to end up damned for eternity or if she would find that peaceful bliss of nothingness and just be done with everything no longer existing.

Silly little girl you think those tiny blades can hurt me, you must be far more foolish than any other mortal that has come here to try and take the stone yet. 

“I do not care what you think about be demon, I will retrieve that stone and I will leave her with my life and save my sister.”  She snarled into the darkness

There was no light in the cave nor was there darkness it was just black. The color black it’s self is what lie before her and she glided both her blades across the walls until she had to choose left or right. She chose to stick to the left due to the fact that her right were her stronger fighting hand. She felt the presence then of death itself breathing down her neck, she felt the shiver shoot down her back could hear nothing but her beating heart pounding in her ears at the silence. So tell me girl do I frighten you yet. Do you realize you stand before a god were as you are nothing more than a bug waiting to be squashed. 

” You do not scare me. I am my own fear. I am the only person who can decided whether I live or die. Not you.” She tried to sound certain and unafraid but her voice had failed her as she cracked at the end.

She felt the laughter ripple around her as it filled her mind and the air around her like a damn of water had just exploded and was now pouring out to drown out everything in its path. So loud, the noise that filled her ears as the ringing filled her head then the blue light sparked to life. It floated around like a spirit in the night dancing on the wind that carried it. She lost the power to breath as she spotted the claw of black that was inches away from her its talons dripping with blood of a crimson red. The smell of iron and decaying flesh slammed into her noise she could not stop the heaving that started as she emptied the contents of her stomach all over the cave floor. Another blue spirit appeared and she seen the tail that was shaped like a dagger but it was bent at a weird angle like someone had broken it.

The two spirits danced around snaking their way up the beast body that stood a few couple of feet from her. Its fur was in clumps and patches and what wasn’t covered in fur was black and looked to be made like leather covered in scars and cuts. The monster’s chest was something out of a comic book or a nightmare it was a skeleton hollow and empty she could see straight through to the red unskin of the back the blue and purple vessels that did not pulse of beat nothing moved inside this monster. It was like its chest was a cage a prison it kept you in until you slowly died from only the mother knows what. She tried to rip her eyes away from the beast before she could see its head but it was too late. She could not look away it was like she was frozen in fear as the spirits danced high above her head showing her the face of the enemy she would die to tonight.

Its face was half fur and half leather on one side the face had a smile cut and stitched into a smile while the other half bared razor sharp teeth that were just piled in side its mouth like it all just came in at once. One eye held nothing but blackness and death but the other was of sky blue filled with what looked like sadness and regrets. She started into that one eye ignoring the blood that dripped from the black eye and the smile made of shards of razors, and the horns on top the demon’s head that were spiraled and bent at wrong angles, the ears that were missing parts. She started into that eye of sky blue and felt the crushing weight that hit her as she knew the color and the way that eye looked.

That eye was just like the pair her mother had the sky blue color that was as bright and beautiful as the summer sun on a hot day shredding away the chill of the spring and winter and the rain that covered the ground spreading joy and life throughout the land. She knew that eye because she stared into that eye every single day of her life. She felt it then the slip into madness and darkness that pulled her under in the sea of black. She looked at that smile again that was forced upon the beast just as she forced herself to smile every day since her parents death. The eye that was nothing but blackness were the eyes she stared out of every day not seeing the beauty that was lying around her. The flowers that her sister would always tend. The smile of the boy that she had yet to tell how she truly felt about him. The sky that she would never see again. Her eyes drifted to the chest that was hollow and held nothing inside, it was her chest where she no longer let her heart love she had casted everything out and would not let anything into her heart again nothing would make her feel that pain of losing a loved on again. The claws that dripped with blood were her own claws that she used to shred anything or anyone who tried to get near her.

This beast, this monster before her, the thing that was going to end her life was herself. She could not think or breathe, the screaming in her head had gone silent everything around her faded away into blackness as she once again was floating in that sea of nothingness.

 

I will finish this story in a second part until then stay tuned and check out some of the other post!

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The Demon and Her Heart: Eliya and the Orb the End

The eyes of the fire demon were just as she remembered she dreamed about herself falling into those eyes and being surrounded by pure black dark with no way out. She looked to Graven and Rydan to see that their faces showed no fear but she knew that at least some small part of them should be a little scared but they showed nothing she seen the look on their faces the look of a warrior who looks death in the face and does not shy away from their demons. She too would face this demon and if she were to die today then so be it. The demon showed its teeth that were bathed in the blood of their brothers and sisters of the land and it only fueled her rage just as she was about to go for a full scale attack she heard the voice in her head a quite calming ancient voice that spoke softly but clearly.

“I am Azeon do not be alarmed but I have temporarily mind linked Graven, you and the glowering brute who could use a hair cut, I have come up with a plan for you three if you can all use your powers together you might just be able to make this work or at least your death will be painless.”

“umm thanks I guess.” Eliya was listen to the voice and heard the low warning growl that came from Rydan about Azeon’s remark about his hair.

“Now listen kids, Eliya you will need to use your water magic every second you can we are not looking for hard hits here we just need you to try and put as much of the fire out as you can. Brute boy you will use that dirty magic of yours and try to hold that beast in one spot as best as you can, you don’t want little miss water drop here getting all dried up from one hit by that demon now would you and lastly Graven you will use you sky magic to lock the air around the demon in small spots just like we practiced you can now withstand many air locks being held at once so were Eliya spray them you keep them from flaming back up.”

Eliya was thinking about everything the ancient voice was saying as she was running to the nearest puddle of water earlier today Rydan had created a hole in the earth so she could summon the water from a well that was running underground. She summoned the water fast and hard she started slinging the water in fluid motions while trying to keep moving lucky for her Rydan had taught her how to keep moving and how to hit a moving target and the demon was not even moving not yet atleast.

She looked the Rydan to see the monster’s feet slowly slipping into the soft muddy ground and then as too giant clamps came up from the ground and grabbed the monster by its waist holding it in place for good but she could see the strain on Rydan’s face and the sweat dripping from his head he was fighting very hard to hold this beast in his trap of earth they would need to act fast if they wanted to win this battle.

Graven was in the sky using his air magic to try and keep the beast attention focused on him as he was sending out air locks to try and keep the flames on the demon’s tail and most of his back from coming back to life. She could see the pained look on his face trying to keep himself in the air guarding all of their ears and keeping all of these air locks in place it had to be tough and all she was doing was throwing water.

Useless she thought how could she be so useless her grandmother used to tell her stories of how her mother used to battle the demons that broke through the wall and it was so easy for her that was why great grandfather had married her. If only she could have learned that power too learned from a true water property elder she could put this demon out in one strike. She would too she summoned the rest of the water from the well to follow her as she ran behind the beast she was trying to summon all her magic that she had stored inside her as she came to a stop right behind a demon she had stopped just for just a second to catch her breath but was cut short when she left a massive wall of heat come slamming into her right side she was sent flying across the ground and landed about ten feet from where she was standing as she laid on the ground trying to get her breath back and trying to find some of her magic to put on her arm that felt like it was burning from the inside out.

“Brute stay where you are we must keep the beast locked in place or else it will kill her if it gets free!”

“I will not stand here and let her die laying on the ground before me!”

“He is right Rydan she will be okay I can see her from where I am she is breathing.”

“I . . . I. . . am. . fine” She was wheezing as she got back to her feet and noticed that from her hip down along the side of her body had been burnt off good thing her undergarments had managed to withstand the hit she thought that the pants had taken most of the heat before the water had made its way to her finally. The beast was now threshing breathing fire everywhere like a wild animal caught in a trap she was sure if the air covering her ears was not around them her eardrums would be busted and bleeding by now.

“Rydan, Graven I need you to follow my plan. Fuse your magic with mine we only have one shot at this.”

Eliya then summoned that water that covered the ground but she first made it soften the earth collecting as much mud as possible with the help of Rydan she lifted the water/mud mixture to the face of the demon and dropped it directly on its face and dripped it down its back that was when Rydan hardened the mud and Graven had sent in a fierce burst of wind to set the rock as if it were a work of art. Eliya ran to the underbelly of the beast and summoned the water from the ground beneath her and sent the water straight up into the heart of the demon Graven was quick to notice her movements and set the air lock into place before she even had time to ask him to then as if out of instinct the giant form of land in the shape of a giant dagger pointed straight at the demon’s heart. She summoned with the lasting power of her magic the water that laid on the ground around the hole where the well was and sent it spinning around the end of the dagger like a giant drill and Graven had sent the biggest gust of wind to make the dagger fly faster than Rydan could push it straight into the damon’s heart Eliya was blow back out from under the demon and dug her nails into the ground to keep from being blown away.

She watched as the monster stilled and fell to the ground where they let it lay for a few minutes.

“Young ones listen now one of you will need to seal the demon in the orb before it awakens from its slumber, but the price of this orb is not a light one. You will need to give you life in order to save the lives of the ones around you.”

Her eyes filled with tears why must everything turn to death. After all they have done to save the rest of their people and the towns around them one of them still must die. Graven released them of their air locks and the sounds of the world returned to her as she watched him slowly walk toward the demon, before he stopped in his tracks with eyes of worry fixed upon the demon. She slid her eyes to the monster that now started to stir she felt her stomach sink and her mouth go dry they were too late, but the monster was not waking it was shrinking or morphing into something else.

She watched as the demon that was made of fire and full of destruction turn into something different. She got to her feet only to fall back to the ground as she crawled her way over to the thing that now laid on the ground before her, she looked into the eyes of someone who had meant the world to her and now this. She seen his dark black raven hair that was alway cut short on one side and went down to his ear on the other where he wore grandmother’s earring. It was Zayden, all these years searching for him and he was taken over by this beast but why, how? He opened his eyes and stared at her with a soft smile on his face he reached a hand to cup her face and wipe her tears that were coming out uncontrollably.

“Hi there little Eli. My how I have missed you and how much you have grown. I am sorry I almost killed you I was not myself but it is a good thing Rydan was there to save you.” He looked over the Rydan who was staring at them with disbelief.

“I cannot stay for long fore I must right the wrong that I placed upon this world. Azeon told me what must be done while I was caged inside the demon. I will give my life to make the orb to seal the monster away forever.”

“No! Zayden please don’t go! I need you! You’re the only thing I have left! Please don’t leave me!” She started to tremble at the thought of losing him again.

“Little Eli if I don’t do this I will still be sealed inside the orb the demon has taken hold of my body I am the demon I can no longer live in this world. I love you but this is what must be done.”

“Then I’ll go too, I will make to orb and give up my life!”

“Little Eli I cannot let you do that Rydan promise you will take care of my sister.” Rydan gave his old friend a soft smile and took hold of Eliya as he drug her away from Zayden’s body. She tried to fight away the hand of Rydan but his grip was not one of hate or hurt but of care and sorrow.

Graven walked over to Zayden’s body and spoke the words of Azeon.

“Hear me dark one and repeat after me. I am the demon who cursed this land although this is not my will. Take this demon and seal my soul with its blood free the world from me and return the life back to this place and may I remain in slumber once again.”

Zayden spoke the words and Eliya screamed and pleaded for him to stop.

“Little Eli you must be strong for me and for our family. You must go on and live for all of us. I love you little Eli.”

Then the bright red light just as she had remembered it from two and a half years ago then everything went dark.

When Eliya awoke Rydan was still holding her to his chest and she had seen the wetness in the edge of his eye. She knew he did not want to hold her back that he wanted to stop Zayden as much as she did but Rydan had always been very bright and he knew just as she did there was no other way. Graven was sitting on the ground next to them staring at the spot where Zayden body used to lay but now there was nothing not even an orb.

“What . .  what happened to the orb?”

“Azeon took control of my body while I was backed out and returned the orb to the mountain from where it had came from but he promised to hide it deeper so no one would ever find it again.”

She felt the grip of Rydan tighten as reassuring her that he was not dumb he knew they were the cause of all the death that had occurred and that he did not blame her. She turned to look into those blue eyes to see no hate just love as she turned to Graven who now sat there as if his life had ended before him. His whole life had led to this moment and now he was once again lost.

“Graven why don’t you join me and Rydan on our journey. I think that we should use our magic to go bring back life to the towns that have been destroyed with my water your and and Rydan’s earth we can do great things. So what do you say will you join us?”

She looked into his purple eyes once again and seen the shock that someone had actually asked him what he would like to do instead of telling him.

“I think I would like that very much that you.”

She looked up to the blue sky as if it were the bluest it has ever been. These boys would be her new family, her new life, and her new strength. She would keep living for her family that were not given the choice and these boys would keep her alive as long as they didn’t kill each other before then.

 

Okay so that is the end let me know what you think about the ending. Were you happy, sad, disappointed. I was kinda upset about the battle with the demon :/ I just did not know how to make the demon fight without killing everyone and make everyone seem to be doing a lot of magic at the same time. Well any ways hope you liked it.

 

 

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Orb of Blood: Eliya and the Orb part 4

As exciting as it was for Eliya to remember the first time Rydan had ever told her he loved her was she still needed to focus today would be the day she would get her revenge for her family and for Rydan’s family. Rydan and Eliya were trying to find at least one inn in this deserted town but they were still having no luck until they were blasted into the air by a young man who looked no older than the age of twelve. His hair was like liquid gold and his skin was so pale it was as if he lived underground like he had never seen the sun before and his eyes were pools of purple wine. She had only ever seen two property welders in her life with the eyes so pure of magic it was with Zayden in her old town a husband and wife were visiting them wanting to buy her father’s wood work they told Eliya and Zayden about their adventures and the monsters they had defeated Eliya still dreams about the their eyes how the woman’s eyes were made of pure rose red and the man’s eyes they were gray like a wolf walking through snow.

They told them about their eyes and how they held the knowledge of the elders passed down from generations to generations about the secrets that must be kept they were born fighting for their lives for many people to have the knowledge of the elders in their clutches would mean the end of the world or at least the end of humanity. There were evil people in their world who would risk everything to free the demons that were locked behind the wall of magic she heard that a group of generation elders had learned a way to regenerate the wall every five years but they could not yet repair the damage that has already been done still to this day Eliya has never forgotten the words of her grandmother that “all magic has a price a life for a life and a spell for a spell”  she was always careful with her magic to never take more than she could handle and to never try to use it for evil.

Her attention snapped back to the boy after she left the wind beneath her start to calm and her body start to fall Rydan had already been calling the ground up to meet them as their feet hit the soft squishy earth it took all of Eliya concentration not to fall as she held on to Rydan’s arm with a death grip but he always stood as he always did as a rock himself unmoving unyielding. Once Rydan had returned the ground to its normal equal level with the earth and denseness she gaze was once again on the boy with beautiful purple eyes his face looked like it held so much pain though as if there were no joy in his life.

“Do you mind telling me why you thought it would be funny to blast us into the air kid?” Oh Rydan, she thought he was always so cold and stone hearted when it came to outsiders.

“My name is Graven, I only blasted you because I needed to get a better look at the girl beside you. My eyes see that she is the key to this fire demon everyone has been terrified of. She and the demon both hold the same oura.” Her heart stopped for a couple of seconds and her breath caught she still had not told Rydan the truth about how it was her fault the demon was set free and killed everyone they ever loved she was too petrified of the thought of him leaving her. Her thoughts about the worst stopped when Rydan grabbed her by the arm and moved her behind him a silent challenge in that one motion.

“I see the girl is with you then?” Eliya was started to get very ticked off if he called her girl one more time she was going  to shove so much water down him he would be coughing it up for weeks.

“She is and you will not lay a single finger on her do you understand me.” The snarl that Rydan had sent through the air as he spoke to Graven had given her shivers and also a slight spark of pleasure to think he would go through so much to keep her safe.

“I think you are mistaken friend, I mean neither of you any harm. I would however like your help I have a place nearby. We can go there and talk, if you two would like?”

“I think that is a perfect idea.” She said as she stepped out from behind Rydan, she knew if he were given the option of answering the question he would decline immediately she would endure his glares of fire for the next few minutes as they followed behind Graven. She could see everything that was running through his head at the moment calling her an idiot for being both stupid and trusting but she knew this boy had something very important to tell them and she would bet her live that this boy would be the key to helping them defeat the fire demon.

Once to the little house just on the skirt of town it had only taken them five minutes to walk to the small house that was made of stone and covered in grass that crawled up the walls and covered the roof. She had only ever seen few houses made of brick when wood was so much easier to work with she watched her father build house after house with hardly any effort. Once inside she seen the house was pretty barren except for a chair and a lamp that sat on one end of the room but on the other side is what really intrigued her there were so many bookshelves but the books that were scattered everywhere around the house and put up on the bookshelves were so pack an ant would be lucky to squeeze through them.

“Why do you have so many books it looks like you have mini library in your house?” She glanced over some of the titles and noticed they were all old books from before her grandmother was even born.

“I am a generation elder as i’m sure you could tell by the way you have yet to take your eyes off my own. I am only here to help destroy the demon that has once again been unleashed upon the world.”

“Wait, again, what do you mean released again?” Rydan voice grew dark as he asked Graven for answers. Once again Eliya had been frozen in place, her mind started to race about whether or not Graven knew the truth about her unleashing the beast and if he would tell Rydan about her grave mistake.

“I am the descendant of Azeon. Over thousands of years ago I was the first one to challenge the beast and seal it into an orb made from its own crystallized blood. I’m the one who can defeat this monster but I do not wield as much power as my forefather therefore I need your help. I take it you were here to fight the beast anyways seeing that you two willingly walked into the city that is said to be destroyed next. So what do you say will you help me defeat this monster and return this nightmare back to the orb. I must warn you though before we proceed the magic it requires to create the orb is a very heavy one.”

Eliya blushed a little as Graven called her out on her constant staring but she could not help it they were so unnatural and inviting.

“We might consider helping you, but first you must answer some questions for me. My first question is why are you all alone shouldn’t your family be here with you, you look like just a child, why would they send you alone to destroy the monster? My second question is how can we trust you when we have just met you?”

Rydan always so serious why could he not just learn to help people and enjoy life like most normal people, but then she seen the change in his face as she lifted her gaze to Graven she watched as his eyes turned cold and frozen his mouth turned into a grim line as he spoke.

“I am alone because when I was a child a group of people came after me for my powers, I am sure you have heard of the generation elders and how when they come into their powers they hold a lot of magic inside them. Well others have too and some want to take it for themselves so my parents were killed by these people while they were trying to protect me from them I watched my mother give her life to protect me but it had failed. I was stuck to endure their torture for years because they were stupid enough to think you can just take the generation out of someone until I turned eleven then Azeon come to me and told me about my past and showed me how to control my powers I was able to break free with his guidance. You should trust me because I have made no threat on your life yet and I am the only one that can help you two contain this demon fore it cannot be destroyed only contained.”

Eliya’s heart broke for this boy she had only just met she seen her dead parents and could hardly keep herself together after but thanks to Rydan she was able to find some control but to think about losing your parents as a child and to never know anyone else she could not imagine it. Rydan only answered Graven with a nod of approval. Rydan pulled out the map they had been following since the day of the attack she almost died they have been tracking the cities that the monster had destroyed and if their calculations are correct this town would be next and apparently a lot of others had the same idea due to the now almost deserted town they had walked through to get here and due to Graven also having the same assumption.

It had all just been an idea though until the ground below them started to tremble slowly shaking harder and harder every few seconds. Eliya knew that tremble and she knew the roar that would soon break through the air as she flung her hands up to cover her ears she felt the wind rush by her face and everything fell silent as Graven created an air lock around all of their ears to keep the deafening cry from reaching their ears. They all ran to the door as Graven flung it open with his air magic and they all trickled out of the house Eliya once again was staring into the deep soulless eyes of the flaming demon she had so many nightmares about.

 

 

Sorry it took me so long to get this one out I have had such horrible writers block and i’m just kind of writing this as I go, just letting the creative juices flow you know, but well here it is.

 

From Flames to Frost : Eliya and the Orb part 3

Eliya withheld her sobs after a few moments of standing there while Rydan held her night had fully set in and the cold was starting to get to her, she could sense that Rydan could her trembling not only from her cries, but from the cold as goose bumps spread over her body and down her bare arms she felt him tighten his grip. She had never been happier to see Rydan, she was a good friend of Zayden just was crazy and thrill chasing as Zayden but he had a plan for everything. He had gotten Zayden out of a lot of trouble over the past years and Eliya had come to grow fond of the young lad, he always wore his long snow white hair loose and free flowing and a piece of finely crafted braided metal with tiny stones of lapis Lazuli at every crossing point, it was his mothers who had passed away in the past year. His skin was a soft tone as if he was kisses by the moon and not the sun, his eyes were a frosted sky blue and his lips always made her bite her own bottom lip when she thought about what they might taste like. He always had a fragrance of cedar and burning fire wood mixed with a faint hint of lavender and he was quite well build to only be sixteen, but I guess that is what you should expect from the son of a Earth elder. Rydan may have been built like his father who was 6’9 and was about as big as an ox literally, but he looked every bit like his mother who was a Sky elder whereas Eliya was born from a Water elder and a simply Grass lander. Rydan held her at an arm’s distance and assessed every bit of her to make sure she was unharmed, she seen the kindness in his gaze even when he was trying to seem tough and unyielding to any pain she knew deep down he was hurting just as much as her

. “Eliya we need to find somewhere warm to stay tonight before you catch a cold or worse, but where is Zayden?” He spoke so softly and every word was laced with care as if he talked to loud Eliya would shatter to pieces.

“I . . . I don’t know. . . there was a light and . . . fire. . . rocks. . .I just don’t know.” She was trying to calm herself so she could talk, but everything came out in hiccups. She needed to tell him the truth, but then he would know that everything was her fault that everyone lying dead before them was somehow her doing. She was growing weak and cold and her bones started to hurt and when was the last time she ate, why could she not remember anything?

“It’s okay we will find him I promise, but first let’s get you some food and some sleep. Okay?” She knew she could hide it Rydan felt her low power just as everyone who wielded power from an elder could.

“Okay” Her voice was so weak, but why was it because there was no water here was the fire, that destructive that it ripped life itself out of the ground and burned it along with her people. Rydan was the only thing keeping her from falling to the ground and when they started to walk she knew she was just going to be a problem for him, it was as if he could read her thoughts because it was at that moment Rydan stopped right in front of her and squatted down.

“Get on we can cover more ground faster this way.” She was about to object not wanting him to have to push himself any harder than he already has but when he turned his head slightly to look at her she seen the pleading look that was also last with a silent warning not to argue with him because she would not win this time, Rydan was just as hot headed tempered as Eliya and she just loved to push his buttons.

She did as he wanted after she picked up her satchel, took one last look at her papa kissed his head and closed his eyes. She then swore a vow just as Rydan had that she would no longer cry for the ones she lost she will use their deaths as fire to lite to fuel to her hatred and she would find who did this to her people and her family and yes they would pay. Eliya and Rydan had been on their own now for two years following the path of destruction after they found out it was a fire demon who had killed and burned their village along with many more. Eliya never did find Zayden and eventually just gave up, deciding that he must have died with her mother in the fire. Eliya and Rydan had been training for the past two years trying to make sure they were ready for anything when the day finally comes when they would end the monster that caused nothing but death with every breath it took. Rydan was now her only family the only thing that had kept pushing her and keeping her alive because without each other they both would have nothing.

They had made it to the town of Argeon Rydan and Eliya were hoping to head the fire demon off and wait for a planned attack in this city. It seems that the news about the fire demon that now roamed the world destroying and devouring every piece of life that cross it’s path had spread in a mere matter of hours. The town they now walked through that used to be so full of people and life Eliya remember how she and Zayden would love to come traveling the long three day journey here with their papa, she loved to see all the open markets full of the most extravagant dresses and jewelry and the delicious smelling pastries and pies her favorite was always the blueberry ones. The scar on her heart was still fresh and painful when she thought about her family and how suddenly they were ripped away from her Rydan held her hand bring her back to the world around her. The town was now barren everyone who heard about the demon making his way to this town had left except for the few who thought they might stand a chance protecting the city and defeating the demon but time after time again the ones who tried to fight failed.

Eliya tightened her grip on Rydan’s hand and squeezed as she recalled the time she thought she was foolish enough to take on the demon herself, how stupid she was to think that what little bit of water property magic she knew she could take down a demon. They were staying at the Sky Cloud inn in Famtaru Eliya had just finished brushing her midnight black hair it felt like it had taken hours to get all the tangles out and her arms and her head both now hurt from trying to rip out the tangles she thought about Rydan’s long hair and if he ever had problems with tangles but then again he always just wore a ponytail however, the very few time Eliya had seen him with his hair down flowing in the wind or clinging to his face from swimming she always wanted to run her fingers through the long flowing mane he looked so much more wild when he let it flow free.

Eliya had been deep in thought when the deafening roar was sent bursting into her ears it had stopped all other sounds she looked around frantically trying to find sound as if it were something that had simply just fallen out of her ears, the ringing was starting to fade as she got to her feet and felt the ground below her tremble like the ground itself was also scared of the roar. She was about to bolt to the door when something inside her was screaming her to turn around she knew it was stupid but she whipped her head around to the bed to see her satchel but it was beyond that just outside her window it made her stop everything she was doing everything in side her froze she couldn’t breathe she couldn’t think all she could do was stare, stare at this demon that everyone talked about but she thought they were just stories but now that she stared into its black eyes that look as if they had paraless depth its body reminded her of that of a wolf’s but this one was at least two stories tall and covered in flames it mouth bared teeth that looks like it was bame from sharpened and deadly mountain peaks. It’s claws that dug into the ground were black and sharp like daggers but it was the ground below that caught her eye where the claws lay the grass was blackened and burnt and it was spreading like wildfire.

She just kept staring into it’s eyes so soulless, so lifeless, but it was like they were staring right at her it was as if she were in a trance nevertheless she had to come to her senses she bragged the satchel and flew to the door down the stairs and past the people who were all trying to cower under the tables in fear how brave she thought why stay and fight if all you will do is hide. Once outside, she summoned the water from the nearby water trough she pulled what little water she could out of the plants around her as they wilted away, she thought some things in life were going to have to die to save others it was necessary she kept telling herself if only mother had taught her how to pull it from the clouds in the sky, she was lucky enough to find a kind old water elder who was willing to teach her how to use the plant’s water to help her on their way here. She turned around to the inn and started to sprint to the back of it so she could face the demon she had to do it now before she lost her courage she would not let herself be scared she made it to the back to watch as the men who were already trying to take on demon were blown away with one swap from its paw or crushed in its jaws as blood now dripped from its mouth smiling as if taunting her to try and take its life.

The rage she felt for her family, she lost and for Rydan’s family for the people of her town, it would be her fire it would help her defeat this demon once and for all. She swirled the water around her two outstretched arms faster and faster then she raised her arms above her head bringing the water into one massive cyclone but she need just a little more she summoned the water from the trees around her as the cyclone now stretch to be at least the height of two men she sent it along with all her rage straight at the demon devastatingly she had not quite yet master her training that Rydan was teaching her and the cyclone started to slow down and grow smaller and started twisting off course instead of hitting the demon’s face hoping to blind or at least temporarily unable one of his black eyes it hit the demon’s paw it roared in pain as the flames on its paw went out it blew Eliya off her feet although the roaring was not a deafening as the first it still sent a massive ringing in her ears.

She regained her balance and looked to the demon pure horror is it simply picked up its paw licked it, then set it back down just for it to burst back into flames good as new as if her attack had no effect on it, while she was staring in awe her fear now growing she was a fool to think she stood a chance all of the air welders who just tried to extinguish the flaming demon by locking it in an airtight airlock had all failed. The demon raised its head steadying its goals, then lifted up to the sky she felt the air around her being pulled toward the demon, and everything grew quiet as the trees around her stilled the birds in the sky had all flown away not even a single bug stuck around to witness the catastrophic event. Then in one fluid moment the demon lowered its head looked directly at Eliya opened its gained mouth and breathed out a ball of fire the size of a meteor heading directly for her, she would not cry, she would hold her head high and proud as death claimed her she would be at peace finally and be with her family again.

She felt the ground beneath her shift into a liquid then it was as if a hole opened up, she realized she was falling trying to cling to the sides of the hole that she was now free falling in this was her punishment she thought she set the demon free so it was only fair that she pay the price with her soul. She closed her eye and looked to the light that kept growing smaller and smaller until she could no longer see it, but the air shifted it was no longer falling, but floating gently down into the earth she tried to find a foothold on the wall again when she felt a hand come around her shoulder blade and hold her arm while the other hand was holding her behind her knees. That was when she had felt the hard body come against her and the air let her go it had grown brighter as she fell and she had not noticed it before, but now she could see it was the light from a lantern that was placed in front of her, she looked up to see the face of the person who now held her although she was pretty sure she already knew who it was.

She took just a tiny peek up at the face to see it was not one of a friend but of someone who looked every angry a black shadow had cast itself across his face, making it look much more intimidating his brow was creased pointing straight toward his nose, his eyes of she could feel the heat behind those frosted eyes as if the blue ice, she always loved to stare into had melted away and his crooked grin he would always flash her with a slight toothy smile was now snarled up.

“If you keep looking at me like that pretty face of yours will get stuck and we wouldn’t want that” She flashed him a big smile, hoping he would not look so angry at her, but instead she was laying on her now pained back in the dirt, he had just dropped her as if she was nothing more than a bed of hay as he now turned his back toward her.

“That hurt you ass. . . you are supposed to be gentle with a lady didn’t your father teach you that of wait no I forgot you’re just a neanderthal!” She spoke the words, but soon regretted them as he turned around and faced her, his eyes ablaze now she could not recall a time when she had ever looked this mad before.

“Do you know how long I looked for you? I kept yelling your name I searched your room the inn almost every shop in town to fight you before that demon did! Then when I heard it roar that second time and seen the steam coming from behind the inn I knew exactly where you were.

“He had stalked his way over to her and picked her up and set her on her feet he gripped her shoulder and looked into her eyes but there was still no kindness left in him.

“You stupid idiot did it even occur to you that you would die trying to fight that thing or were you blinded by your rage for vengeance? Do you know what would have happened if I was not there to save you?” He shook her as if trying to rattle the brain in her head to stop making stupid choices. Her gaze grew glassy and cold as she looked back into his.

” You are not my brother and I don’t need your . . ” But she was cut off by her words as he crushed his mouth onto hers in a painful way. This kiss was not a sweet one or one filled with love it was one of lust and need she kissed him back hungry for more she needed more to feel something other than the pain it was as if he was her air as she tried to breath in all of him in this one kiss.

His mouth tasted of strawberries, which he was probably eating before the attack, but she would not worry about that now as he slides his tongue into her mouth gliding it over her own in a lustful dance as the piercing shock and shivers was sent all over her body. She slid her hand up his arms and grabbed the collar of his shirt and pulled him close to her she needed him closer she had to have him as close as she could get him, her moved one of his hands from her tangled hair and slid it to her waist drawing her in closer as well. She moved her hands up to his hair and tangled her fingers in his white snow locked as she had always dreamed of doing as he slowly and erotically pulled at the nape of hers, she let out a low groan of appraisal as he started to move from her mouth to the bend of her neck where he kissed her softly and raked his teeth across her skin. Her eyes rolled into her head as she felt another shock of pleasure go through her body, oh how she had craved this.

She pulled his hair to bring his face back to hers to reclaim his lips as he let out a hiss she captured his lip and sucked it into her mouth and ran her own tongue across it before letting it go and ceasing his mouth again, his grip on her hip tightened and his nails dug into her the sting was not one of pain, but lust as she slid her hands down his chest now and tugged his shirt off over his head and looked down at his toned body she just loved how earth wielders bodies were so fit as she traces his abs with her hand.

“Eliya I thought that you were dead you’re the last family I had and I thought that I would never get a chance to tell you that I love you and your smart-ass remarks.” She looked up into those frosted eyes that were no longer aflame it was as if a calming snow had washed over them and new life breathed into them.

“I love you too” She said the words finally, after she told herself she would not love anyone again because she was scared of them being ripped away from her life, everything else. He grabbed her and brought her to him again and ripped her shirt off over her head. She loved his boy and tonight she would let him love her.

 

Sorry it took me so long to post and I wasn’t able to get it up yesterday  I had a lot of work to do today! I will try to get at least one up a day from now on but don’t hold me too it 😉 hope you like part 3!