The tower erupted with a huge flash, and Edward saw his friends falling from the sky, amazingly still alive. He gathered all this remaining strength and said to himself, God, I hope I get this right...
He raised his hands from the ground to the sky, and he whispered the magical words he struggled with so many times. A pillar of flame erupted from the ground and engulfed his friends. As it did, it formed an orb of flame around them that gently floated to the ground. His hands burned, also engulfed in flame as he guided the orb safely to earth. As it touched the ground, it dissipated, leaving the three safely on the grass below.
He collapsed, satisfied, and sitting on the cool grass, hands still sparking kisses of flame, he looked at the three and said, "Hot enough for you?"
Algus recoiled and looked at the scorched mark on his bed that was left behind by Dawn, it shook him a bit that she'd teleported in front of him, but it was even more shocking in the way she did it. "Wow... fascinating... but it looks like it may take a while for either of them to get back... Maybe my books have something to reprimand this." He said quickly shifting a few piles of heavy tomes aside and pulling up some more, reading into the depths of the ancient texts.
He felt lighter...softer, until of course he collided with the earth harder than he had ever done.
But the pain was not over yet. The Master...Alexander...had left his mind, but before he went, he left one final scar upon Adrian. The gash ran all the way across his face, from his left eye to his lower right chin. It would not go away, but it did not bleed.
He heard the Masters voice.
"You are still mine...your insolence will be punished..."
He felt free, but the pain of the scar, and the shattering of several bones in his back, soon overhwelmed that feeling.
He opened his eyes and saw sky...blue sky...he had cleansed the tower...the church...the air wing...he was a tool of destruction, nothing better.
Posted on 2009-04-27 at 06:31:19.
Edited on 2009-04-27 at 06:32:57 by Babaloo
Edward finally reclaimed his cat and his staff and started toward Adrian as well. He leaned heavily on his staff, completely exhausted, aftershocks of the magic that had been used still coursed through his body.
"Nice to meet a fellow fire-man. Not the best of circumstances, however."
It wasn't the answer she was looking for, he knew it, but it was all he could say. The scar in face still burned, and the broken bones in his back stung and ached...he couldn't even move, let alone walk.
The third sight...He looked at Dawn, and she was beautiful. He saw Edward, and he saw the healing side of Fire. In Adrian...childlike vulnerability. But where was that new one...the one with the scar...
Mother Earth quieted Alexander. Donald was himself.
"I heard something snap when you fell," Edward said to Adrian. "A little New Orleans voodoo should perk you right up, couldn't hurt to add to some already powerful magic."
He removed a small vial of oil from his pocket and rubbed it across Adrian's forehead in a cross shape. He then touched it with his fingers, still burning, and the oil burned, releasing a fragrant scent into the air. After it had burned away, Edward put his hand across Adrian's forehead and mumbled something and removed his hand, leaning on his staff again.
"There, should be all better now."
Posted on 2009-04-27 at 06:44:52.
Edited on 2009-04-27 at 06:45:32 by Fletch
He gasped when the energy flowed into him. The bones in his back repaired themselves, but the scar remained, a permenant reminder of a past he would rather forget.
He ran his hand through his hair, and pulled a few strands out. Black...he glanced over a broken shard of glass...his hair was black again, except for a single streak of white running down the middle. Alexanders control on him was broken, and so he was himself once more. He touched his face, for the first time in years he looked at himself without scrutiny.
He stood up and stared at...Dawn...for the longest time, until he hugged her.
Posted on 2009-04-27 at 06:46:11.
Edited on 2009-04-27 at 06:48:07 by Babaloo