Fire and Water chapter3
As the heat slowly over-took Blake's body, he could feel the water flowing fom his skin. He knew that he had only one chance to survive the on-slaught of Leon's Fire. His thoughts had to be funneled towards anything but the fire raging inside of him. His mind raced furiously to find a place to hide. Somewhere that Leon's mind could not follow him. Megan. Not the Megan that Leon knew. Blake needed to go back to before Megan had received the money.
"You bastard, Leon. You think you have me but I Am still stronger than you!"
"It appears to me, you are burning up inside, Blake. The water that is being swallowed up by this parched desert seems to agree with me. I have spent decades perfecting my abilities while you, you wasted your time with love and things that do Not always stay with you. That, my dieing friend, is what separates you from me. It is what cost the life of your precious Megan."
Blake listened to Leon's words carefully. He found comfort in the fact that he had not mentioned his daughters. Blake knew it had to mean he had not killed them. They were still living, but where he did not know. He would find them though, of that, he promised himself.
"You are right, Leon, we are Not the same. The love you speak of, a love that you have not nor ever will know, will be the very strength in me that will destroy you! You have not won this battle!"
Blake closed his eyes and thought about Megan. He remembered when they found one another. He was water and she was the wind. She had given to him everything she had with in her. They had loved a love that was forever. When their daughters were born, they both wondered what elements they would control. Water and Wind together was a mighty force of nature. He laughed to himself as he remembered mini typhoons coming from their daughters drinking glasses. No neighbor kids would dare try to push the girls out of their little swimming pool. One tiny water-spout, just enough to toss intruding kids over the side of their pool, was enough to keep the neighbors at a distance. Only Dee Dee, their youngest daughter, possessed the water and wind. Margo was gifted with the Earth and Fire. Born a month early, she had already displayed her impatience for things to happen. It carried through to her gifts. While Dee Dee waited patiently for her flowers to bloom, Margo, at just a single touch, watched her flowers go from seed to bloom in one day. The two girls together could make most anything happen. If unhappy with the results she got from a flower, Margo simply burned it. Dee Dee was kept busy dousing the flames with her water.
Leon watched as the water flowing from Blake increased. He could see the puddles forming under Blakes feet. The water had begun to move up his legs and cool Blake's body. Some of the water was now moving towards Leon. He stepped back to avoid it touching him.
"Damn you, Blake, where are your thoughts!? What are you doing that is making this water attack me!?!? You will not defeat me! I will have what is mine! Do you hear me, I will have it all!!!"
Blake did not respond. He continued to remember. He could feel his body cooling as the temperature inside of him began to drop. He thought about the bond that had formed between the girls and him. With Elemental gifts came the ability to know another Elementalist's thought. Not everything, and not always, but the ability was strongest when one of them was using their gift. He focused all of his thoughts on his daughters now. If he could somehow let them know he was alive, perhaps they could find him. He prayed silently that they would know to use their gifts to free themselves from where ever they were. No metal cage or chains could hold them. They had the abilities to melt it away and free them selves.
The water now completely encased Blake's body. He could feel his strength returning. He opened his eyes in time to see Leon stepping backwards to get away from the water. He saw him stumble and fall to the ground. He heard Leon's screams of pain as the water wrapped around his legs and began to smother his fire red body. Steam poured out of Leon's pores as the water extinguished his fire.
"Damn you, Blake!!! I will not be stopped so easily next time. I will destroy you and your cursed off-spring! I should have killed them first and have been done with it! I simply hate to waste such talents as your daughters possess. Night-fall is nearly here. If I have done nothing more than steal time from you, time you needed to save your sweet little Allison, then I have been successful for now!"
Blake watched as the water totally covered Leon's now cooled body. Leon pulled himself from the ground and stood, water still dripping from his clothing. Reaching the safety of his car, he drove off into the desert. Blake knew he would not stay away long. He worried that he had sealed his daughters' fates by not having the strength to kill Leon by himself. As he stood and watched Leon's car disappear into the desert, he heard a cry echo in the desert heat.
"Ally. Ally??? I hear you, Love. Don't stop calling my name! Tell me where you are, please." The desert was silent again. Only the coyotes made any sounds in the desert now.