I sighed, frustrated. Why didn't the stupid thing want to come out? When I took that little bet, I was determined not to use my powers, but at that point I was regretting my decision.
So I used the wind to push it out. I'd been there for six hours, I was ready to go home.
So I grabbed it, tossed it to Torrent on my way into town, and barely registered the look of shock on his face as I blew past.
I smiled. He didn't think I could do it, did he? He did t know the extent of my powers.
I opened the door to my house and greeted my little brother Breeze. He gave me a lopsided smile and I rustled his hair.
I jogged up to my room and got in a short nap before my parents got home.
I love my parents, but sometimes they just get on my nerves.
So I was a tad frustrated that even after I explained how tired I was and why, they still made me go pick flowers for the table decorations.
It was our town's memorial day, the day if remembrance for the fallen in the war, and we were having guests over.
Which required flowers on the table.
Which were located 5 miles outside of town.
See my problem?
I know my parents sent me because they knew how much power I had, that I can make myself fly, but still.
I didn't want to pick some stupid flowers.
But I respected my parent's wishes, and quickly headed off.
I grabbed a basket to keep the flowers on, a beautiful one with different scenes of the wind, one proudly showing off our heritage. At the last minute I decided against it.
Instead I grabbed a simple wooden one, one that wouldn't stand out anywhere.
I made it to the flower garden in record time. I smiled. It was the fasted I'd ever flown, and it felt great.
I quickly corrected myself, saying that it wasn't flying, it was merely floating on the wind. I didn't want my power to seem to great, or I might become an outcast.
I shivered at the thought. Where would I be without my society?
While picking the flowers, I hummed a silent tune. I didn't know where it came from or where I learned, because it certainly wasn't a tune sung by us or the waters, but it a beautifully haunting melody to it that I loved.
I didn't even see the the shadow sneaking up behind me, though I do remember feeling a sudden heat.