Fire. As far as the eye could see. The heat was so intense, it seemed as though her entire being was melting away in the face of this deadly and destructive beauty. The deafening waves of explosive vibrations ripped at the fabric of her soul. So powerful were the tremors, even the heavens showed signs of crumbling away to dust. The stars fell to the Earth as though they were just gentle rain from a spring shower falling with their own blissful radiance.
She couldn’t move. She was transfixed by Nature’s display of destruction and rebirth. She was surrounded by a torrent of heat and light. The only way out was with her wings, but they felt as if they had been plastered to her side. Amid the terror she was fighting within herself, a voice could be heard through the sheet of flames and fear.
“Run, Flare, RUN! Get out of here!”
“Brother? Where are you? Help me!”
A scream rips from her throat as she turns around to face a ci