I was standing frozen, still. Fire was my greatest fear, I never liked it, not even as a human. That thought made me stop. As a human?
And, there in spite of the chaos, I remembered something from my human life. It was like a vision of the past, and I felt I was there.
There was bonfire, and a small honey-haired child around six years old was standing behind a tall, honey-haired woman.
"Don't worry, Athena," the woman said. "It won't hurt as long as you don't get too close." The child nodded.
And another memory:
The house was completely engulfed in flames. The little girl was older now, around eleven. Her mother was in that house, set aflame by the man down the road. The neighbor was mad because her mother had not paid him at the time he told her to pay.
There was screaming, and Athena ran to the crackling fire, ignoring the screams of the other neighbors, and her father, and her sister.
She was stopped from running into the house by one of the neighbors.
I screamed, "No!" and stretched my hands out, towards the fire, my eyes still clouded by this memory brought up. It was so clear, so clear. No human memory should ever be that clear.
I was close to the fire, and it was dancing even closer to me. I came to the present, and froze. It won't hurt as long as you don't get too close.
I was now too close, and couldn't move. The fire was going to kill me, just as it did to my mother.
TM~Maria Dina Corozzo
Teams:Alice, Emmett, Esme, Renesmee, Volturi~Athenodora, JCA~Aubrey Santi~SC