The night broke with the first rays of daylight. I woke up, as always when the sun rose. I sat up and it was completely dark. Not a star in the sky like you would think it would be like in the beginning day. I felt around to try to understand what was going on. I felt warm scales, Trianna.
“Trianna.” I whispered. She shuffled her head and yawned. She flexed her massive wings and I saw the sun begin to rise.
“Seems that our company has arrived.” I peeked out of Trianna’s circle. They were sitting, talking with another. They must have heard Trianna move because they both silenced as I climbed out.
Kyah looked as angry as the sun and twice as scary. Raine for some odd reason seemed to be relieved. I thought they all hated me, but here was Raine worrying about me. Ok when did the entire world turn upside down? Oh yeah that’s right when I turned sixteen, which was a month and a half ago?
Kyah came closer to me but hastily. “So you are really Ember?”
“Do you honestly think I was brain washed?”
“It’s happened before, especially at night.” Raine said. I looked at her skeptically.
“If I wasn’t Ember then why would Trianna be around me?”
“Kyah that is a good point, Trianna would be able to sense anything different in Ember’s head.” Raine said, I wonder why she is being so nice. Her blue high lights caught the sun’s rays like liquid silver.
“There now that is straightened out we still have one more issue.” I said lamely. They both looked at me confused. “Who did this.” They both looked me. “I think it was someone in Hell bending.”
“If you say it was Shade-“ Raine started.
“I’m not I just know who ever it was sounded familiar and said my fire was no match for them in the night.” I said.
“The only Hell bender you know is Shade.” Kyah said.
“I’m not accusing her.”
“Sure sounds like it.” Raine mumbled.
“It sounded ancient. I’m pretty sure if Shade got into my head she would make sure I knew it was her.”
“What about the Darkness Goddess?” Kyah said.
“How would Ember know the Darkness Goddess? She would really have to be one with the Fire Goddess.” She chuckled. Then she looked at our faces. “It is you.” She looked at me lamely.
“Yes, but not a word Raine. For some reason you changed your heart about me. I trust that you won’t tell the others.” I said very seriously.
“Ember, they have to know. They might change then too! Instead of trying to figure you out they might be nicer to you.”
“Yeah why do they hate me?”
“They think you are a test of some sort. That you are the One and that something is about to happen. Amaya saw it three days before you arrived.”
“So if they think it and they know what the One can do then why don’t they try to be nice? Maybe then I will be nice. Anyway the Darkness Goddess my thoughts exactly.” Then added, “No not until its necessary.”
“And you don’t think since you arrived it isn’t necessary? They need to know. I have to tell them.”
“Raine I am not afraid to Charm you.” I warned.
“You wouldn’t,” she sneered.
“Try me,” I recoiled. She looked at me eerily. She sighed, “Fine but only because you think you know what you are doing.”
“There we go! Good deal!” I said lamely. The wind picked up at an irregular pace. The air gained life, electricity thrived. Raine looked panicked, almost like Kyah did that time in the woods. I looked at Trianna she shared my memories so she knew what was happening.
The Fire Goddess appeared in front of us. She looked older, weaker than before. Like someone was draining her. Her long black hair didn’t catch the breeze it just hung to her sides. Her golden light of her dress draped on her weighing her down, closer to the ground. Her red eyes somehow duller know wilting away like embers of a dead fire.
“Ember it has begun. It’s time you made your way back to the castle. I wish I could help you more than warning you. Ember you must train. A goddess of raw power will unbalance the world. Take Trianna you must hurry.” She began to wither way her power draining. “Good luck, Ember, good luck.”
“You too Fire Goddess.” I bowed. Kyah and Raine did as well. She completely disappeared. I looked at Kyah. She nodded. She walked to Sunfire and began to untie her saddle.
“When Dragons where normal guardians for Fires and Earth sometimes Air they had saddles for the dragons. The scales would cut them if they didn’t. This will be a little snug for her but your flight will be a day and a half. I know you can deal for a two days at the most Trianna.” Kyah said. Trianna chuckled deep in her throat. Kyah finished harnessing the saddle onto Trianna. “There is food in the saddles and some meat for you Trianna.”
“I’m sorry you guys I got to go.”
“We understand Ember.” Raine said.
“Hey Raine,” I said climbing onto Trianna’s back.
“It’s time.” I looked at Kyah, “Thanks. Go back to the castle. Tell them what happened. What has been happening.” I looked at the sky.
“Ember wait!” Kyah said. She ran to Beast. She dug in her saddle bags for a half a second and then ran to me, holding my white cloak. “I hear it’s chilly up there.”
“Thanks again.” I smiled. “Ready?”
“The question is are you ready?”
“Yeah as ready as I will ever be.” She took off then. She jumped into the sky wings spread. Gaining speed, she gained altitude. The trees raced by and we still gained speed. This was fun just like before on Celsia, “Come on Tri I know you can do more than this!”
“Alright you so asked for it.” She chuckled. She headed straight for the sun, and then she suddenly turned backward like a roller coaster. Pulling into a straight dive then pulling out right before we hit the trees.
“AWESOME!” I called. “We should be using our time to make it to Element Castle.” I told her lamely. “Let’s go top speed until Flaming Lake!”
“We’ll stop there for the night then alright,” She took off.
“This is so awesome Tri.”
“Told you, you would like flying.”
“No doubt that I wouldn’t.” I smiled.
For the rest of the day we flew sometimes messing around and other times completely serious flying. When we got to Flaming Lake I ate bread and cheese while Trianna ate her huge piece of meat that was wrapped. We landed right before the sun set and kept close so we were mentally linked. We went to sleep like we while we were waiting for Kyah and Raine to arrive. I looked for any star patterns that looked like Earths nothing. Trianna’s wing blocked my view.
“Come on we need sleep.” And she was sleep. I sighed. I leaned back and closed my eyes. Sleep took me hours later; I fell into a fitful sleep. The voice didn’t bother me. I smiled to myself.