Crack. Florence's body jerked violently and water spewed from her mouth.She coughed weakly and turned her head slightly her eyes open a crack. Alive. I breathed a sigh of relief and gave her a weak smile, despite my broken bones. Both my left arm and leg were too painful to use but I managed to pull myself to a standing position hand dangling uselessly and bent leg raised slightly off the ground. I looked at the fearsome duel occurring between Kallista and Nicolette.
They were both master elementals and the fight that was ensuing was among the most skillful and deadly I had ever seen. Fire chocked by air, twisted by water, diverted back, majestic dodging and all out fighting made it an amazing spectacle to behold. Both obviously hnd practiced their magic no end but Kallista looked like the better bet. She was around the same age as Nicolette but even though Nicolette was more powerful than usual Kallista moved with unending grace and attacked at the perfect moment every time. None looked like they were tiring though.
Florence was rolling around moaning in pain on the road. I couldn't help her anymore so I half hopped, half dragged myself over to Dragona's side. His skin was deep scarlet but although painful were not deadly or likely to scar him with his magic. He was conscious and looked onward to the fight, his face a mixture of awe and concern. For who? He was good friends with Nicolette but how did he know Kallista? When they met it was like too best friends reuniting. Yet still the battle continued.
My new found power encircled me again asking me what to do. I outstretched my good arm and summoned sparks to my palm. Nicolette was my target. She drew a dagger at an amazing speed and flung it at my as I threw a continuous bolt of near deadly lightning at her. It intercepted the bolt but was deflected back to her. She was expecting this and flicked her wrist deflecting the electrical steel blade at Kallista. She had used the distraction of me to try and sneak up closer so didn't have time to move out of the way in the time it took the dagger to reach her. It hit her in the stomach and she was jerked backwards from the combined force of the blade and the electrical current that swept through her body.She screamed and landed in a crumpled heap on the ground.
It happened so fast I barely registered what had taken place. Dragona cried out in sheer despair. Florence gasped audibly in shock. I fell to the ground, tears streaming down my cheeks. And Nicolette . . .Nicolette broke into a smile. Nicolette laughed.