"Why is it that Maz always needs saving? Why is it always me that has to save his ass?" I muttered. Al'leako smiled weakly at my attempts at humour. It turned out that my powers weren't fully developed, which was shocking to Al'leako because, according to him, my powers were incredibly powerful.
I stepped away from Al'leako and looked up at the moon. I swallowed and shifted my eyes back to Al'leako.
"I don't know if I can do it," I whispered, "I don't know if I'm strong enough."
"You are, Little Nature, you are strong enough. We cannot afford for you to doubt your power now. If you have no faith in your Elements then they shall never develop and you shall never be able to fully control them. We may not know exactly what all the Elements are right now, I've only seen three of them used, but trust all of them even if they have not made themselves known. If you feel weak, think of Little One and think of his situation. Your love for him shall make you strong." I stared at his wise face and nodded. I backed up several metres. I closed my eyes and threw my head back. I opened my arms wide.
"Element Moon, please come to me I need you," the Element instantly responded. I opened my eyes and smiled. My hair had a slight shimmer to it that reminded me of the moon's silvery glow. I concentrated hard, aiming all my energy at the red moon of this world and imagined it changing back to the black it should be. After several long minutes it had changed back. There was an eerie scream of frustration... the Soul Feeder had felt the change in moon colour. I sensed her trying to change it back but my power trumped hers.
"I can sense her! We must hurry," Al'leako urged, "She is feeding off Little One! You have to come with me, you are the only one who can trap her permanently!" I nodded and he began to trace the Soul Feeder. He moved quicker and quicker but I kept up easily, fear for my Maz forcing me to go faster.
When we finally found them, it was drinking Maz's blood. Al'leako stepped forward but I shook my head. He looked at me curiously.
"Let me get this one," I whispered. He nodded. I strode forwards and raised my hands.
"Get off him," I ordered. It moved its lips from his neck to snarl at me. Maz wearily glanced at me and pain twist through me. He didn't recognize me and his eyes were hazy.
"Or you'll do what, Zuri?" it hissed. How does it know my name..? It didn't matter right now. Maz was weakening before my eyes. It grinned wickedly at me.
"I don't think you have it in you," it sneered, "You're too weak. You know, I don't think I will let him go, I've never had anyone so... energizing. Now if you'll excuse me..." It put its mouth back to him neck, all the time watching my expression. I raised an eyebrow and it froze momentarily. Now it was my turn to smile slyly. I held out my arms and the power of the element moon picked it up and threw it off Maz. The element encircled it and it howled in rage.
"Help Maz while I finish this thing off," I commanded Al'leako, "Don't let him watch; I don't want him seeing me like this." I didn't wait for Al'leako to agree. I stalked toward the Soul Feeder prepared to trap her in the most painful way I could...