Daily Story Challenge-Month 2-Flames and Fury

This is the second month of my story challenge. Slight rule change, seen as I made this up and I'm not following rules written by someone else. Enjoy! :D (Complete.)

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26. Day 25

He brushed his hand over the tip of the lit candle, the flame barely touching his skin. A short burst of heat shot through his nerves. The paper-thin layer of yellow that coated the candle's light failed to conceal the dormant violence of the heat inside. But at least it was a miniscule warning to those who were to be caged by the rather curious element. Of course, it wasn't anything scientific. A scientist wouldn't have to sit by candlelight each night because of their poverty. A scientist wouldn't say something as simple as fire was 'curious'.

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