Posted in Inktober 2018

Inktober Day 23: Muddy

Part 23: You’re Going Home


“Where are you taking me!” Charlie shouted at Mr. Betts as they wandered down a muddy forest path. She felt her hands catch fire again, but Mr. Betts shoved her into the giant mud puddle from the rain.

“You better control your emotions,” he said. “Now let’s keep walking.”

“No.” Charlie stood up. “I want answers. What do you think I am?”

Mr. Betts grinned and sat down on an old tree stump. “I’ve been waiting to hear that question all day.” He pulled out a small notebook and flipped through the pages. “I believe you are some kind of fire elemental.”

“Elemental magic’s been extinct for years,” Charlie said. “Everyone knows that.”

“That’s what I thought, until I met you, and the story about your adoption. People with elemental magic are born with it.”

“So what? Who cares I’m adopted. My mama and papa love me just the same” Charlie grumbled as she cleaned some of the mud off her. “I just want to go home.”

“Oh, Charlie,” Mr. Betts said, “I am taking you home.”