Okay, if Rae wasn't confused before, she definately was now. She had murdered her parents? The girl who was still afraid to go on a hunting trip with her uncle was a killer of not one, but two people? Bile rose in her throat like it was a living thing, writhing and squirming, and growing, trying to escape. She stared at the strange boy beside her, her brother, shell shocked.
DON'T LOOK SO SURPRISED. ISN'T IT TRUE THAT YOU ALWAYS DREAM OF FLAMES? THAT EVERY TIME YOU ARE ANGRY YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE LAVA IN YOUR VEINS? OF COURSE I DON'T HOLD THEIR DEATHS AGAINST YOU, YOU WERE JUST A BABY, YOU DIDN'T KNOW ANY BETTER. PLUS, I STARTED THE CHANGE THE SAME TIME YOU DID. I KILLED EVERYONE AT THE ORPHANAGE WITH A SUDDEN BLIZZARD, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, ALL FROZEN TO THEIR BEDS LIKE DOLLS OUTGROWN BY THEIR OWNER. MY EYES TURNED ICE BLUE AND MY HAIR TO WHITE. I DIDN'T EVEN NOTICE MY HAIR HAD A BLUE TINGE TILL I SAW MY FROZEN REFLECTION IN THE EYES OF ONE OF THE ORPHANS.
"What are we.." she asked in a small voice, afraid to know the answer. There was no denying what he had said, it was all true. But one can't just give up and believe that they are morally corrupt can they? The indecision in her head was a tug of war, a violent shoreline of waves beating back and forth, not knowing whether the balance would tip.
AHH, THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION. THE ANSWER, I HAD TO FIND MYSELF WITH MANY YEARS OF RESEARCH. YOU SEE, THERE ARE MANY MYTHICAL CREATURES THAT RELATE TO FIRE AND ICE IN EVERY CULTURE IMAGINABLE. DRAGONS, ICE FAE, NYMPHS, BUT WE ARE NONE OF THESE THINGS AND THE TRUTH OF WHAT WE ARE IS A WELL KEPT SECRET VERY FEW HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF. I HAVE SEVERAL NAMES. I HAVE BEEN CALLED KANG-ADMI, ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN, AND A VERY LARGE POLAR BEAR. I AM A YETI.
It was shocking how many times you could be blindsided with information in the space of a few minutes. Rae was scared of the man beside her, of what he could do, what he was, and what he could tell her about herself. She already regretted asking her question, decideing she didn't want to know.
THERE IS A REASON FOR WHY WE ARE HOW WE ARE. I KNEW THERE MUST BE, SO WITH A BIT OF HACKING, I DUG THROUGH OUR MOTHER'S MEDICAL FILES, FINDING THAT AT THE BEGINNING OF HER PREGNANCY SHE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTENING WHILE CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN. THIS MOUNTAIN TO BE EXACT. SHE WAS FINE AND THE DOCTORS WERE RELIEVED WHEN BOTH CHILDREN WERE BORN RELATIVELY NORMAL. BUT WE ONLY LOOKED NORMAL. THIS TOWN OF COLIMA, THE NAME MEANS "CONQUERED BY THE OLD GODS" AS YOU KNOW, GAVE US A GIFT. YOU SEE, THE LEGENDS ARE TRUE. THE AZTECS THAT USED TO LIVE IN THIS AREA WORSHIPPED THE OLD GODS, BUT THE CONQUISTADORS DESTROYED THEIR RELIGION. THE OLD GODS WERE UNHAPPY. THEY HAVE BIDED THEIR TIME UNTIL NOW. WE WERE FORMED TO BRING THEM BACK TO THEIR GLORY, TO RULE BESIDE THEM. YOU ARE THE EMBODIMENT OF THEIR HIGH GOD, INTI. YOU ARE THE SUN. YOU ARE A PHEONIX.