Total Desolation Part 46

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Total Desolation Part 46

We soon found ourselves alone in the theatre, the Reapers gone to do whatever it is they do, I didn’t want to think about what they did in their spare time.
I found myself staring into the flames that surrounded me, I had quickly pulled away from Aagneya to further my fire, turning it a bright blue and circling it around us. We stood amid the circle of blue flames, their heat causing sweat to drip down my back, making the dress cling to me more, the fire licking at the ends in an attempt to light me on fire and suffocate me. We were forced closer together by the surrounding flames as they danced around us. A part of me wishing they would consume me, end this nightmare before it really began.
As quickly as I had started the fire I ended it, leaving nothing but the smoky remains and lingering smell. It brought back the memories, the fire that surrounded me, suffocating me, trying to eat me alive, the ash on my clothes, the smell in my hair for months afterwards. I let out a breath, trying to calm down, trying to make the memories go away before the images reappeared, before the falling sensation hit again, before I became too weak to stand, before I passed out once again from the terrible memories.
There were only the two of us that knew, only Midnight and me. We were to only one’s that knew about the fire. The one that nearly killed us both. The one that left us alone for a month until we finally got home.
Shortly after Midnight ran away I was checking up on her in one of my soul bindings and I found her in a barn, a barn which just so happened to be on fire. The whole place was engulfed in flames, the support beams starting to give out, I knew just what barn it was, the one we played in when we were younger, the one we said we were going to run away to and live in when we had finally had enough of our parents. It wasn’t far from where I was now, I was lounging in a tree in the woods because I couldn’t do a soul binding near my family because only Midnight and I knew about them. I was living all the sensations she was at that moment. I felt the barn swaying as the flames licked the walls, easily ripping through the dry wood. I smelt the smoke and burning hay. I felt my hair burning, my throat closing in on itself from the smoke, my lungs burning.
I quickly returned to my own body and threw myself to the ground, running to the barn, I would not loose my sister, even if it was the last thing I did, I would not loose my sister! The forest flashed past in a blur of brown and green, the normal quiet of the forest lost beneath my crunching feet. Branches swatted at my face, tearing at my skin. I ran on, not caring what happened to me, I just had to save my sister, she was the only one that meant anything to me at that moment. I tripped when my foot got caught in an exposed tree root and dirt filled my mouth, causing me to cough it up as I returned to my feet. I ended up eating half of it as I ran towards the barn with renewed vigor. I could smell the smoke and was beginning to see the fire.
I screamed out for Midnight, hoping she would be able to respond, help me in some way. My eyes raced over the barn, trying to determine where she was. I threw my soul out to the world, searching for my sister. Finally I found her. I couldn’t see anything when her body became mine, she had blacked out from the smoke smothering her. I forced her eyes open so I could figure out her location, I couldn’t manage to do anything but open my eyes and look wildly about, I couldn’t make much out and the smoke burned my eyes so I had to blink a lot.
Finally I saw something useful. The black claw marking we had painted on the upper rafters of the barn, she was up in the rafters! My heart skipped a beat when suddenly the rafter we were passed out on collapsed. The support beam crumbled, the fire consuming it. We went tumbling down, crashing to the ground in a hideous thud. That moment seemed to last forever, I felt like we were falling into a black hole and were never going to stop.
I launched myself back into my own body and ran to the barn. The entire place was engulfed in flames, there wasn’t a spot to enter. I ran around the other side of the barn, looking, searching, for a place to get in. When I couldn’t find one I ran a few yards back and ran full speeds toward the barn, leaping into the air and crashing through the barn, through the flaming walls.
Fire surrounded me, my own clothes flaming around me. I blinked against the smoke, my eyes watering as I forced them to stay open. My lungs screamed for me to leave right then and there but I couldn’t, not without my sister. I searched the barn, trying to avoid the falling bits of the rafters. There she was. Under a supposed beam that seemed to be smashed against her. I ran over and started pushing the flaming support beam off her, screaming at her to come back to me.
Her eyes fluttered for a moment then they flickered open for a moment, taking me in. “Leave me.”
A tear streaked down my face. “No, I won’t.” I responded. “I won’t!” I screamed it to the world, I would not leave my sister to die in that barn.
With a renewed energy I shoved the beam off of her. I struggled to get her over my shoulders and drag her out. She would not die on me. I would not let her. I couldn’t live without her.
Finally we emerged to the outside light, it burned my eyes. My lungs leaped at the chance for fresh air. My breathing was heavy. The world wouldn’t stop spinning. I blacked out and fell to a heap on the ground next to my sister.
When I next awoke I found myself in a white room in a little white sheeted bed. There were loud beeping machines all around me and needles stuck in my arms. I looked around and saw my sister asleep in the bed next to mine. Without any hesitation I ripped the needles out of my arms, causing all the machines to flat line. I crawled out of bed and stumbled over to my sister, surprised by my weakness.
I shook her arm, willing her to wake up. Her eyes fluttered as nurses came running in. They scolded me and forced me back to bed before I got to she her eyes open. “You’re not in any condition to be out of bed. You need to rest. Your sister’s fine.” They reconnected all the machines and needles to my arms, bandaging my wounds from ripping the others out as the machines started there steady beeping once again.
When they finally left I shifted my position back to my sister. “Hey, are you awake!?”
She moaned and a weak voice floated over to me. “Yes.”
“How are you doing? What happened that the barn caught on fire?” By this time I was sitting up in bed again, staring at her while she tried to process my questions.
“I’m stable.”
“I’m not asking if you’re stable, I’m asking you how you are. Both physically and mentally. I want to know what happened.”
She groaned again. “I’m fine.”
My mind floated back to reality, “I’m fine.” I muttered it under my breath, the image of Midnight laying in that small white bed all bandaged up lingering in my mind. The numb feeling crossing my body from all the drugs they forced into my body. I had even poked small holes in the drug bags so they would leak and I wouldn’t get so much and they wouldn’t give me more without knowing how much was actually coursing through my veins. I didn’t like drugs, I still don’t like drugs. But mostly when I thought of fire I saw Midnight, passed out, wrapped in lots of gauze, blood on both her and me and the smell I couldn’t get out of my hair and clothes for months.
“What was that?” Aagneya asked me.
I looked up at him, forcing the thoughts away. “Nothing” I offered him a slight smile.
“Come on.” Aagneya took my hand and lead me away yet again.

And there's part 46!

-Acidic Venom