Ignis and Glaciem

I am different to the other kids, in more ways than one. I mean, no-one really fits in in high school but I just feel different, though that could be down to the fact that I’m a Wise One. My name is Doe. I’m not entirely sure why my parents named me so but I think they said it was something to do with how innocent I look when I sleep and how fragile I can be...


3. Nightmares

I had texted Fabien every hour all weekend but I got no reply. I hoped he was okay but I couldn’t see any other way to talk to him. I’d tried to call him but I got no answer, I mean, it rang through so his phone was on, but he didn’t pick up.
As I lay in bed, he was all I could think about and I must have fallen asleep at some point because I ended up in a nightmare. I didn’t know I was dreaming at first because it started with me and Fabien sat together on the wall near school. We were just talking although I can’t remember anything we said but then the sky got darker and Fabien started walking away from me, without a glance back and when I tried to shout after him, my voice got lost in the wind. I looked down at my feet, wondering why they wouldn’t move, but there was nothing there. As Fabien walked out of my sight, I woke up. Tears welled up in my eyes and I had to go to bathroom to get some tissues.

Just as I had wiped my eyes, Ivory walked out of his room, sobbing. I’m pretty sure he saw me but he didn’t try to hide the fact that he was crying. He dried his eyes and smiled at me, he, Ivory, smiled at me!
“Nightmares?” he asked.
“Yeah” I replied. It felt strange to be talking to him but it was kind of nice too. “Ivory, what’s going on?”
“I honestly don’t know. Do you want to tell me what yours was about?” I could tell that he wouldn’t make fun of me if I told him but it would make me cry again if I kept talking so I looked away from him and said “Fabien”. He nodded so I guess he could tell that I couldn’t say anymore. “You?” I asked him. He shook his head and looked away from me. I had the feeling that his was worse than mine so I didn’t push it.                                                                     “Doe, do you want me to wake mum?”.
“I don’t know if it will help much.” Quite honestly, I didn’t think she would know any more than us and I didn’t want to wake her so early. “You going back to sleep?” I asked.
“Probably not, you?”
“Probably not” I paused and tried to think of what to say. “Hey, what time is it?”
“Two-thirty” he replied, looking at his watch.
“Do you want to go downstairs? You know, so we don’t wake anyone else?”
“Okay”. It still felt strange to talk to him. “I’m just going to grab something. Meet you down there”.
I turned back towards my room and opened the door. I grabbed my phone off the dresser and checked for any messages from Fabien. Still nothing. I put it in my pocket and went downstairs to meet Ivory.

The floorboards were cold against my bare feet and it was the only thing that stopped my thoughts carrying me away. The stairs creaked under even my weight and it was the only sound I could hear. As I stepped slowly towards the living room door, I thought I could hear Ivory crying again so I opened the door gently to let him know that I was coming in.
I shut the door behind me and sat down in the armchair near the fireplace. I stared at it for a minute then got up, opened the glass door and took out all the wood. Then, I reached up and took the vase off the mantel piece. It had no flowers in it but it still had water in it so I slowly poured the water out towards the floor, freezing it before it soaked the carpet. I gathered up all of the icicles I had made and placed them in the fire place, just like the sticks were before. I made a small snowflake in my palm and set it in the middle of the icicles. I shut the door and sat back in the chair, watching the snowflakes grow larger. I had basically made a fire out of frozen things. I wasn’t normally allowed to do this because I was always around Igni, or mortals, but now, with Ivory, I could do whatever. Ivory sat across from me, looking at the snow in the fireplace.
After a little while, the clock struck three and I gathered that Ivory wasn’t in any mood to talk so I pulled out my phone and looked at Fabien’s number. I knew it wasn’t very likely that he was awake but I just had a feeling so I pressed the ‘call’ button and pressed my phone to my ear.
The phone rang several times and I was about to hang up when I heard his voice.
“Doe, are you there? Look, I’m sorry I had to rush out on Friday and I’m sorry I haven’t texted you back but there’s something going on at the moment that I just can’t explain. I’m sorry but I have to go again. I’ll hopefully see you soon.” He hung up. He hadn’t even let me speak. He hadn’t told me anything and what was this thing he ‘just can’t explain’? I was more worried about him than ever now and I wondered why he was awake. He never stayed up this late so perhaps I woke him with my call but his voice doesn’t sound like it does when he hasn’t fully woken up yet. He had admitted there was something going on but he didn’t tell me what and it didn’t sound like he was going to.
“Doe!” Ivory shouted, breaking my thoughts. I looked at the ‘fire’ and realised it was getting out of control, snow scattered on the floor. Had I done that? I made it but I didn’t know I still controlled it. I got up again and placed my hand on the icicles and commanded it to stop. The snow died out and the room got darker. The ice that had settled on the floor crept back into the fireplace and melted away. I placed the wood back into the fire and looked at Ivory. He looked more curious than scared.
“Did you do that?” he asked.
“I-I don’t know. If I did, I didn’t mean to… Ivory, something’s wrong. What’s happening and why is it only affecting us?”
“Doe, I honestly have no clue. Just stay calm, if you did just do whatever that was, we need to keep it controlled. I’m going to wake mum and dad. Stay here”. He got up and went upstairs. I sat still in the chair, afraid to be left with my own thoughts. It was only a couple of minutes before Ivory returned with our parents but it felt like an hour.
My mum looked at me with concern.
“Doe, tell me everything that happened. It’s fine, whatever it is but I need you to tell me so I can help.”
I told my mum about the nightmare and the phone call and the fire. She hugged me and told me it’s okay and it’s probably just a coincidence and that Fabien was probably just going through something difficult but he’s fine and it’s best not to ask.
“You two both need to try and get some sleep otherwise you’ll be too tired to go to school tomorrow.” My dad said to us. Ivory had presumably told him everything too. I got out of the chair and padded back upstairs. I got into bed and curled up to be the smallest I could be.
I drifted off to sleep again and woke ten minutes before my alarm.
I got dressed and went downstairs. My head felt fuzzy and my body ached all over. It became a task to even walk into the kitchen. Ivory had pulled up a chair and was sat at the table with everyone else. I sat next to him and whispered, “How are you feeling?”.
“Well, I can hardly say fantastic. You feeling the same, I gather?”
“Yeah. School’s going to be worse than usual.” My mum walked in with breakfast but both Ivory and I refused it. Food was not in any way attractive this morning. “You two okay?” she asked. We both shook our heads and got up. “Try going to school for me. I’ll see if I can find out what’s going on”, she said. I walked back upstairs, got my school bag and walked back downstairs to put my shoes on.
My mum kissed the top of my head and said she would come and get me if there were any problems and with that, I started my walk to school. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for an Ignis but as a Glaciem and an ill one at that, it just added to the list of difficulties I would have today.

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