What’s in store in Hyacinth Part Five?
“Do you ever stop talking? You forgot about one key part of our bargain.”
“What would that be?”
Travels of Hyacinth: Part Five
“Aster,” I said, “You and I both know that the obelisk will never be in your possession, or mine. We made a blood pact that cannot be broken. Neither of us can touch it without burning ourselves to the bone.”
“What if I told you I found a way to break it?”
“I would call you a liar!” I formed a yellow ball between my palms and threw it. She consumed it in her gut and laughed.
“Your powers are worthless here!” She summoned her black ball and charged it at me. I flew backwards as I was hit, the pain tingling my skin.
“I know you don’t feel close to me anymore, but can you try to remember what it was like? Practicing our magic in this very meadow while Mother told us tales of the pixies and fairies of this realm.”
“Nostalgia doesn’t work on me.”
“Enough!” shouted a familiar voice.
Aster and I turned to see Camellia holding the golden obelisk.
“You’re alive and well!” I exclaimed.
“Of course, I am,” she said, “I’ve been deceiving you. I too was cursed from reentering this realm, but with your help I made it back here. I’m taking this relic and using it to create a new realm where there are no pointless arguments among unworthy families.”
“Hand it over and I can restore my powers and take claim of this realm,” I said.
“I know you can’t touch it, and there’s no spell that can break it.”
“There is a way,” Aster said, “We must destroy it and a new obelisk will appear. We must locate it.”
I looked at her curiously. “Are you telling the truth?”
“Don’t you trust me?”
“It’s worth a shot.”
The two of us formed our balls of electricity while Camellia darted away. We followed her, charging our energy for the ultimate attack. Zigzagging through trees and hopping over rivers, we looked at each other to synchronize our strike.
Camellia laughed as we sent our combined energy towards her. An explosion broke the shield bubble and cracked the obelisk in half. Camellia toppled to the ground, hitting every branch on the way down.
“I will find the new obelisk!” Camellia screamed.
“Should we team up against her?” I asked Aster.
“I’ll find it on my own.”
“You gave me my powers back.”
“Consider it a parting gift.”
“Until we meet again, Sister,” I said, spreading my wings and changing into my purple dress I’d longed to wear.
“See you soon,” Aster said, and we flew in separate directions.
“A little help?” Camellia called, her wing caught under a rock. Her voice echoed in the distance as I returned to my home on the mountaintop.
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