I watched as fire poured across the street, setting various things, including several cars, aflame. I smiled. She was the one! I was right! After two weeks of discreetly following her around I was finally sure. She turned to a nearby man and asked what she had just done.
"I...don't...know," he replied slowly.
I gathered up my courage...being shy has its hard parts..."I do," I said as I put my hand on her shoulder and spun her around so that she faced me. I looked into her brown eyes for a moment searching for something...I wasn't sure what. eventually I felt satisfied and looked away with a small laugh.
"You do?" she asked. I certainly did.
"Follow me," I commanded as I turned away knowing that her need to know what had happened would force her to follow me.
"Where are we going?" she asked a little while later. I realized my pace was to fast and she was starting to get out of breath so I slowed a little.
"Away from them," I replied, indicating the people behind us.
She tried to get me to stop but I didn't listen, I knew she would continue following, she needed to know what had happened back there. She grabbed my shirt and pulled me back.
"What?" I asked, slightly annoyed at having been stopped.
“Tell me where we’re heading!” she demanded. I grinned...I love British accents and their funny way of speaking. Beat me as to why she was here instead of England but I suppose that did make the job of finding her much easier.
“Follow me and all questions will be answered," I replied and almost grimaced at the cliche-ness of it. She glared at me for a bit before we both moved on. I sat down on a nearby tree stump, “I’m guessing you want answers."
"You think?" she replied sarcastically.
“I know I did when it happened to me.” I said looking at my fingers, suddenly I flicked my hand away from me and a cascade of ice flew from my hand and hit a nearby tree. The tree wobbled but remained standing. I looked up at Rosie and grinned. "My name's Matt."
For a bit Rosie just stared at the tree. Eventually she turned her head back to me. "Was yours as big as mine?" she asked, "I mean when you first discovered your...power...was the explosion as big?"
That struck a nerve. "Bigger," I replied shortly, trying to keep the pain out of my voice and off of my face.
"What happened?" she asked curiosly.
"I don't want to talk about that."
She looked confused, but nodded. "So...um...do you know if there is a reason we can do these stuff?" she asked.
"God always has a reason for what He does. In this case it's to stop Anavex from burning the atmosphere away." I replied.
At this she looked very confused. "I thought that a meteor is going to be the cause of that...Anavex is saving us by mass-producing oxygen for us all!"
I shook my head, "Thats what they want you to think...you'll notice they haven't shared their technology with anyone else? It's because this is going to make them rich! They can charge any price for the oxygen and people will HAVE to buy it from them! Either that or die!"
"How do you know?" she asked.
I looked down at my hands...the things I have seen...a shiver of disgust mingled with fear ran down my spine, "Trust me, I know."
I looked at my watch, 11:03 PM. "You had better be getting home before your family notices you're missing!" I exclaimed as I got up to escort her home.
When we got there Rosie's house was surrounded by police vans and KCRA 2 news crews swarmed the driveway. Her mom caught site of us and motioned for us to get away...quickly. I pulled Rosie quickly around a corner and saw the shocked expression on her face.
"Darnit! I should have known...it happened to me..."