I saw her in the bed lying still. It felt weird watching her. I felt like I wanted to help her and comfort her but that would be even weirder.
Ella stirred in her bed. She opened her eyes the eyes that I’ve been seeing for weeks now but they always amazed me. Ella said something quietly but I couldn’t hear it. Then she reached for me. I took her hand and helped her sit up. “ Do you love me?” asked Ella. I didn’t know what to say.
I said, “ I’m not sure what love is. You see, I was born to a single mother. She took care of me but we were poor. And we didn’t have much to eat. So I stole food but mother didn’t like that I was stealing. When I was ten, I was coming back home. When the police found me, I was so scared but I ran then got to a dead end. I didn’t know what to do so I sat there waiting for them to take me away. Next thing I know was that there was a ring of fire around me and the police were burning. I went home and told mother who looked at me like I was evil. Mother threw me out of the house. Then Mick found me and brought me here. I’ve been here ever since then.” I sighed as I thought about my past.
Ella said, “ Oh. My family didn’t know. I ran away before they could find out.” She leaned over and hugged me, it felt nice.
I said, “It’s been a few months. Ella has gotten better at control but still is not strong.” Mick thought for a few minutes. He said, “ Your first mission with Ella is coming up. She better be ready in time.” I said, “ Yes sir she will be ready.”
I went into the training room. Ella was already there looking happy. I said, “ Hey Ella, we need to talk.” She ran over and said, “ About what?” I said, “ About our upcoming mission. It’s in a few days.” She looks confused. Ella asked, “ What mission? You never told me that we go on missions. Have you gone on a mission?”
I sighed and said, “ Yes my first mission was this year before you came. I went and got another guy that has the power to conjure water and control it.” She said, “ Oh, so who are we going to get?” I said, “ I don’t know.”