Alex was running as fast as her little legs can take her. Ignoring the roots on the ground or the rocks she kept on running through the thick forest. She was excited today something amazing happened to her. “Uncle Ig! Uncle Ig!” she cried out happily. Then she smelt it. Ashes. Lots of ashes. Slowly stopping, she looked up. Smoke. Alex eyes widen in fear and continue running in pursuit of her Uncle. “Uncle IG!” she cried out again in despair. “Where are you!?” Tripping over a root she looked up. Red was all she saw. Red hot flames. “UNCLE IG!” she shouted. A stick snapped behind her. “Child what is the matter?” Looking up she saw it was her Uncle. “Wha-what happen?” she asked him sobbing still. “I’ll be gone for a while child. Okay? What is it you wanted?” Suddenly smile largely she lifted her hands. “Look!” and across her fingertips where flames dancing in the dark. Alex sapped her eyes open. That had been over a decade ago. Lifting her hands again flames flickered slightly. Sighing she woke up. There was no reason to go back sleeping. Looking outside she saw it was moaning groaning she decided against waking up. It’s too early. she thought and went back to a dreamless sleep. Hours later Alex woke up up to shouting, “YOU NEED TO GET THEM NOW!” “BUT!” “NO BUTS MISTER!” Lifting her head she yelled out, “WHY ARE YOU GUYS YELLING?” Two people stepped into the room, looking at them she silently groaned. Her brother Hunter turned to their Mother. “Couldn't’ Alex go?” Alex rolled her eyes. Before her mother could say anything she said, “Fine I’ll go. Just stop yelling. You are going to wake everyone up.” _________ Alex was walking out in the open sun. People bustling around her. Looking down at the list her Mom gave her she sighed. She needed to towels and they were so far away to get. Strolling down the walkway she made sure not to look out of the ordinary. She felt like everyone knew she was a Dragon Child. Turning the corners she found the towels. “Finally!” she said and practically skipped over to the stand. “Can I have five towels?” Waiting for the towels she turned around. Behind her where she was standing was a food stand. Then out of no where was standing there in the flesh...was a boy.