"Um... would you mind refraining from launching me into a tree?" I asked, but grinned to show I wasn't trying to be mean.
"All right, then. Mind being a guinea pig?" Chino grinned back.
I shrugged. "As long as I don't get hurt." Because of how I'd been brought up, in complete protection without any proper idea about the real world, I was actually quite scared of pain.
"Don't worry," he said. "It probably won't work anyway."
He motioned for me to stand about three feet away from him, then he twirled his index finger around so that air swirled around me. He slowly raised his left hand and I lifted with it.
Accidentally, he dropped me, but then quickly stopped me before I hit the ground.
"I didn't know I could do that," he blinked.
"When I do that," I told him, smiling. "This happens."
I copied what he had done, but I raised my hand first and then made small circle motions with my finger.
"You soak everything?" Kendra raised an eyebrow. She was wet.
"No!" I yelled. That was two things I hadn't meant to do. "Sorry."
"Thanks for that," Thierry, who had just emerged from the trees, aimed this at both me and Chino. He was soaked and rubbing his head. Chino was also dripping.
"You're welcome," we both responded sarcastically at the same time, grinning.
Just then, the bell went and we all had to go to our separate classes. When I walked into music, where I was in a band which the drummer had named Happy Days because it was a phrase we all used in sarcasm, the teacher asked me why I was wet. I told her that I'd been in a water fight so she sent me to my room to get changed.
As I walked the corridors I thought. All I had done was, as usual, go outside to dry off because of some strange ability to control water. I hadn't expected much else to happen, really. I was quite surprised when Thierry talked to me, and even more so so he had talked to me again. But never in a million years would I have ever imagined that I would suddenly meet three other people who could also control elements.
All I could say was that this was an ominous sign - it was too good to be true, something was definitely going to go wrong.