5. The Talent
My body was overheating still, and i wasn't able to move. He was talking with me, comforting me and keeping me calm. Soon enough, he mentioned that I was half fire demon and that I would always be hot-natured and could even use fire as an ability. "Well, I say it's high time we get to work..." and we did. He taught me how to regenerate my health by feeding off my own strength first. Once I had mastered that, I was taught to use electrical or living things around me to power the regenerations. We tried three specializations, but all of them failed... I couldn't do them. By then it was dark, so we found our places to rest and went to sleep.~
The next day, he was up and ready to go... only two days left. He had me try some more specializations, but still no luck... so we went on to teleporting. It was a little difficult, and it took me half the day, but I finally got it down. As soon as i had, it was back to specs. He had me go on and on until we finally hit the gold at the bottom of the well. "Ok, now here's what I want you to do. I want you to think of an animal or shape or thing, fake or real..." I thought of an Eagle and nodded once I had the image in my head."Ok, good. now, focus on every detail... make it as giant or as small as you want... a tiny dragon or a monstrous wolf... now...." I stopped when he started laughing and smiling like an idiot. I tried to say something, but all that came out were squawks and screeches. I stretched my arms and found wings instead. I flapped them twice, than landed into his arms and changed back. "Amazing! All my years, and I have never met a shape-shifter... You are a rare breed... VERY rare... probably the last of your kind..." Then he looked me in the eyes and put me down. "You'll grow massive strength and a bit of speed due to the half human half demon part, but that will come with short time. BUT,... you will be stronger and faster..." Then his face grew sad and he looked down at me. "They will come after you, though... The pure ones. They envy all half demons. They have to do the devil's bidding... you don't. So, I was special, huh? It was dark yet again and we soon headed our separate ways to bed~
I woke up and giggled as a slightly startled doe ran off back into the woods. I stood up and looked around, hoping to be able to surprise him. "Over here!" he called, as if he knew i was looking for him. I walked towards him and then began rushing, seeing blood drip out of his shirt and into a puddle. "what--?" I began to ask, but he cut me off before I could say another word. "I have... secrets. You will hold them... You are the strongest, fastest demon alive, so mortals are no match for you... you can change into anything, even the demonic forms of things... now for mine own secrets..." He took a moment to catch his breath. "I am Tyler, a natural-born demon... i turned into a half... And there is something you need to know..." He stopped again so that he could cup my face in his hand and I helped keep it there. " I was the one who started the fire that killed your family... it was my last job... you were supposed to die... but i came to give you a second chance... to say that I'm sorry...they loved you... and now i see why..." He exhaled slowly and i let his hand fall gracefully from my face. I fell forward onto my hands, violent tremors racking my body as i sobbed uncontrollably. soon I stopped and buried him, as i thought i should. But now i had a chance to get vengeance on the world... my human heart had already been broken... but two broken hearts is worse that one...