They were all staring at me, like they could see through me, see my fears and hopes. See my future or see my past. God I wished my mum was here. I caught the authoritative gaze of a council member at the end of the corridor, I knew him as Reathar. I proceeded towards him, still confused. I was still aware of my surroundings as any good Earth mage would be. It was the main hall in the Earth Temple. Twisting roots hung to the pillars that conquered the room. Moonlight struck the room from an opening in the roof taking my breath away, nature was pure beauty. Blues, greens and whites flooded the room with life. It was enchanting.
Thump. Thump. My heart thumped like a galloping horse. Thump. Thump. What was going on here? I asked myself. Then it struck me, they were going to make me their Head Mage! I stood still, now at the end of the corridor, looking back; I could see their faces, still staring. They were waiting, waiting...
“Terra” The council member boomed and my heart beat increased. “You have been chosen by the council to be our head mage. Do you accept this duty?” I had to check my mouth was closed before replying. “Yes.” I responded. They had already made their decision. He handed me the Earth ornament, it was charmed, supposed to improve Earth bending. Cheers exploded through the room. I turned at gazed at everyone, and a smile hung on my face. I was a free spirit, bound by a council. This was infuriating, I just wanted to be left alone, didn’t matter now though, I had no choice.
Reathar lead me into another room. He smiled. “You have been called to the Capital for a vital quest.” He looked at me, his brown eyes shone. We sat down on a bench.
“What do you think the quest is about?” I asked, regretting it immediately. I sounded childish.
“I guess the quest will be involving Alexis.” Alexis had declared herself ruler of Raphia-Paria, taken her older sister and imprisoned her. Evil like that made my bones hurt. His head turned towards the landscape that stretched out in front of us. I could see in his eyes that he was still taking in the wonders of Earth.
He lent in close and whispered in my ear. “Your fate has been decided...”