As Beth watched, the fire curled further up her arms without hurting her. She closed her eyes again. Seconds passed and she began to feel as though she was floating out of her body. She swiftly lost all awareness of her surroundings and thoughts, passing out. The last thing she saw was Isabella shooting towards her to stop her fall.
In Beth’s mind, she saw a man with jet black hair and bright blue eyes. All sorts of people passed through her mind like a slideshow of photographs. Everyone she saw was frozen in time. The six that took up the majority of the little slideshow in her mind were the man with black eyes, Isabella, Jay, a young boy that looked a lot like Jay, a woman with dark purple hair and, finally, Robert. His image tugged at her heart to the point where it felt as though wild horses had pulled it apart.
As the images flew past, they got faster and faster, until they reached a point where it was almost exclusively the blue-eyed man and the purple-haired woman. Beth both longed and dreaded to see Robert again.
Something dragged Beth back to reality, back to her body and the little room was in. She gasped, taking in an audible deep breath. She tried to sit up, but couldn’t, falling back.
“No, Beth, don’t. Stay lying down for just a little longer,” came Isabella’s comforting voice.
She felt hands hold her shoulders down.
“Daniel?” Isabella said, worriedly.
“He’s breathing, just,” Daniel replied softly.
Isabella let out a shaky breath.
“This shouldn’t be happening. This didn’t happen last time. The only time this happens is when...” He trailed off, not finishing the sentence.
“Daniel, that’s impossible.”
Beth didn’t know how much time passed but eventually Isabella helped her sit up. She slid her hands under her arms and pulled her into a sitting position.
Beth saw Lucius lying on the floor in an awkward position, trembling. His eyes were closed and his jaw slack. All she could do was stare in horror. The tremors that shook his body seemed brutal.