Fate or Hope Chapter 4
Sorry it took so long! I've been busy throughout the week, but Chapter 4 is finally here. I'll try getting Chapter 5 up by next Sunday, or Monday. Oh yeah, and for the ending, I kind of had trouble describing yet... So I'm not sure if it's good or not. Advice would be helpful on the end. Oh, and you gotta LOVE cliff hangers, right?
Chapter 1:Chapter 1
Chapter 2: Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Chapter 3
Fate Or Hope
She wasn't too late yet. She was able to see the building, and it was still in one piece. The only thing that stood in her way was the masked man. She had to find a way to get around him. She didn't know how much time she had left, so she couldn't waste any time fighting him. “Sacrifices?” she asked. “You want to sacrifice everyone in that building!? As if I'd allow that to happen!”
She charged at him, making sure not to go too fast or too slow, and then as soon as
she was in front of him she quickly turned to the side to go around him.
“I thought I told you sacrifices were essential. Stay away if you don't want to get hurt,” the masked man said as he appeared in front of her.
He was quick. How would she get around him with his speed? She wasn't that quick; she wouldn't be able to get that close to the building. “I don't understand what you're saying. Why should innocent people be sacrificed just for you to achieve your goal? Destroying that building... Who knows what it could cause!”
“You don't understand?” he asked slowly. “What can't you understand!? Do you understand that if the police didn't show up you would be dead right now!? From what I saw you didn't even do anything wrong, yet you still don't want to do anything about it? Or did you want to die?”
“No! I didn't want to-”
“Then why don't you understand what I'm saying? I'm trying to make this world a better place. That way innocent kids like you won't be threatened like that. The first step is the governor,” he said.
He wanted to change the world too? But his way seemed wrong, or was she the one that was wrong? No, she couldn't be wrong. She still had feelings for those who died. 'Life, it is something we can't take advantage of. We can't kill for our own needs.' How does she get around someone like him? She didn't know what her power was, but it seemed like he knew what his was.
“Do you understand what I'm saying now? This is best for everyone, including you. Just watch the building melt, and it won't be that bad,” he said.
Melt!? How would a building just melt like that? She looked at the building, which seemed like it wouldn't even rot for decades. It looked like not even an earthquake would bring it down. She looked everywhere around the building; nothing in sight. She did see rain drops, but that was all she saw. Wait, the rain. It was an orange-red color. Wait, he mentioned the building melting. Then the rain was, “Lava!?” The building was really going to melt if lava landed on it!
“I had to think of something. With lava no one can interfere, otherwise they'd melt along with the building,” he explained as he laughed.
He really thought everything through. He was prepared, just in case anyone tried to stop him. He tried getting into her head, trying to get her to reconsider. Then he planned the lava rain, so no one would stop it. 'What am I thinking? Am I going to let this be a repeat of seven years ago?' Someone dying without her trying to do anything. Was it just going to happen again, right in front of her eyes? No, it couldn't happen again. The last important person to her, “I won't lose her! I don't care what happens to the building, but I can't lose her!” She flew quickly passed the masked man, and when she got a look at him his eyes appeared to be wide.
“What are you doing!? That's lava! You'll die if you try to stop it!” he shouted.
She ignored him, although she wanted to yell at him for trying to take someone important away from her. She would not allow him to have his way! What would stop lava? Fire wouldn't work, since it was lava. Would air work? No, it would probably just delay the lava from reaching the building. Ground wouldn't work; it would just fall on the building. Water? What happened when lava hit water? Water put out fire, so would it stop lava? It was the best thing she could think of, but was she able to make water appear? When she got to the top of the building, she thought of water. A beautiful waterfall with a rainbow on top of it, a beautiful ocean that stretches throughout the world, a clean lake that won't be corrupted by garbage, a river surrounded by a forest, hopefully a forest not destroyed.
She felt like she was about to get crushed, and then she looked up. Water, in a huge oval shape, was on top of her. No wonder she felt like she was going to get crushed. That much water was heavy. She stood still, and concentrated on the water. It had to stay up; it couldn't fall. 'Please, stay in the air, water!'
She watched as the lava rain collided with the water. She smiled when she saw the steam, and she felt relieved. The steam meant the water was working. She just had to keep the water up until the lava rain ended; if there was an end to it. She was finally able to save someone important to her. It didn't help her completely get over Kenji's death, but she felt better knowing she saved not only her Mom, but all the other workers in the building.
The steam slowly started to fade away, and she sighed in relief. The lava rain must have stopped if the steam started to disappear. She looked at where the steam was slowly fading away. She could finally relax, and take a nap as soon as she got back home. A nap sounded really nice, especially after the day she went through.
“What are you doing!? Get out of there!” the masked man exclaimed.
She looked at him with a confused look on her face. What was he talking about? The danger was gone. Sure, the steam was probably hot, but it wasn't close enough to hurt her. She took a second look at the fading steam, and then gasped. She saw a glimpse of something black! What was it? She was only able to see that it was black; she couldn't see how big it was. Next thing she knew, something huge was coming toward her; coming out of the steam after her. She felt a hard weight on her head followed by a lot of pain. She thought she heard herself scream, but she wasn't sure. Her vision was blurry; she thought she saw the masked man coming after her, and then her vision went black as the unbearable pain continued.