My question seemed to make him pause for a moment before he pushed away from the building. We need to talk.
I have watched you and seen your power and how good you are to the People. You are a kind child.The sylph laughed again and I could not help but smile. She had lived countless lifetimes and compared to her I was an infant.
I didn’t know a whole lot about elementals except that they were super powerful and they pulled their power from the earth. They were highly revered by the People, including the trolls. Remy talked about elementals sometimes but even he had never met one.Aine, do you know where my power comes from? If anyone could answer that question, it was an elemental. Maybe she was here to give me the answers I desperately wanted.Aine moved closer till I could feel her brush against my legs. I wanted so much to lean down and touch the distorted shape, but I was afraid she might vanish.
All power comes from the earth, she answered cryptically. She moved away again. Why do you heal the People, little sister?The question caught me off guard; no one had ever asked me that before. I don’t understand. Why wouldn’t I heal them?
Humans fear the People. You do not.
No. Some of them are my friends.What if I’m glad? I whispered, my heart racing. What if I love you too? And I did. He was Nick. My protector and my best friend.
His eyes widened ever so slightly and then he rounded the bed, getting onto it beside me. I turned into him and he reached out to tentatively cup my cheek in his hand.It’s okay. I sighed, nuzzling into his touch, amazed how the ugly shivers from a mere few minutes ago had transformed into excited trembling. You can kiss me.
When he did, it was the sweetest, softest kiss I’d ever been given. Boys usually just stuck their tongue in my mouth, wiggled it around a bit, and then grinned smugly like they’d accomplished something great instead of something yuck.I laughed softly at the thought, amazed that this was happening.