Flames of Blue and Green

Discovery

I'm back in town, walking down the street. Ren is trotting beside me, looking curiously at all of the shops. I smile and continue my walk, also glancing at the many shops. The sun is out and the sky is blue, only a few puffy clouds are scattered here and there. It's a perfect day.

Almost too perfect.

"HELP ME!"

I spin around and see a huge hobgoblin, the same one I had seen earlier that day. In front of it, stands the same woman from before, eyes wide with shock. But this time, there are two children by her side. A boy around my age and a small girl. I place their names almost instantly.

Haruhi and Senji, six and fifteen.

I race toward the demon and family, but with every step, I feel like I'm getting farther away. I try to run faster, but nothing helps. I reach my hand out in front of me, though I know I can't reach them. I shut my eyes, straining myself to go faster, to get to them, to help them. Finally, my hand touches something and I open my eyes.

"Please...help me..." the woman whispers. She is lying on the ground, the same wound on her stomach, blood pooling around her. Beside her are the two children, similar wounds across them. The little girl is already dead, and the boy is on his last breath. I drop to my knees, eyes filling with tears. Again, I had been unable to save the woman. And this time I couldn't save her children either. The woman dies, along with the boy, leaving only empty, soulless bodies.

"Pathetic human, you could not even save them. How are you to save yourself?" the demon speaks to me.

I look up at him, crying. Now that the family is dead, he'll come after me. As the thought runs through my head, he lifts his huge paw.

Brie...

His face is twisted into a malicious grin.

Brie?

He swings.

Brie!

I brace myself for the hit.

"BRIE!"

My eyes fly open and I gasp, jerking upward. I look around me, trying to collect my thoughts. I'm in the school's infirmary, laying in a bed. Rin is at the bedside, a worried expression on his face. He reaches out and touches my arm.

"Are you okay?" he asks. I can't respond, my throat is choked up with held back sobs, and if I try to speak they'll escape. I nod in response, but my eyes are filling with tears. He jumps onto the bed and holds me close to him. "It's okay, Brie. You're okay."

I nod again as a sob escapes my mouth. We sit this way for several minutes, me crying and him trying to soothe me. He strokes my hair, murmurs of "it's okay" and "shh" leaving his mouth. After a while longer of this, I'm able to stop crying, but he doesn't pull away.

"What happened?" I whisper, wiping the salty tears from my face.

"You don't remember?"

"I remember going to town, and there being an attack. And then that woman-" I choke and stop talking.

"It's okay," he says again. "But...you don't remember anything else?"

I shake my head.

"You better prepare yourself then, because you pulled some crazy shit according to Bon," Rin says.

~~~~~~~~~~LATER~~~~~~~~~~

"I DID WHAT?!"

"You heard me," Bon says with a shrug. "I wouldn't have believed it either if I hadn't of been right there, witnessing it."

I look in shock at the pink and brown haired teen. "Why don't I remember this?"

"Beats me," he says with another shrug.

"That's crazy," I say, sinking back into the pillows of the hospital bed.

He smiles. "But when you remember how to do it, teach me, will ya? It was incredible! Took that guy out with one hit!"

I bite my lip and ask, "Have you told anyone else?"

"Only Rin-"

"Oh thank goodness."

"-and Mephisto," he finishes. Almost as if on cue, Mephisto walks into the room.

"Speak of the devil and he shall appear," I mutter under my breath.

"Oh, come now, Brie. That's not very nice to say," Mephisto says and I blush at being caught. "I need to speak with you..." He glances at the two boys. "...privately."

Rin glares at Mephisto. "As if, clown! I ain't goin' anywhere!"

"Rin," I say quietly, getting his attention, "you should probably go."

He droops at the comment. "Okay, I guess."

I kiss him on the cheek and he blushes, turning away to leave to try and hide it. Once the two boys are gone, Mephisto sits in one of the chairs and faces me. He looks at me for a moment and shakes his head.

"Oh, Brie. Why didn't you tell me?" he asks sadly.

"Tell you what? I don't even know what you're talking about," I reply.

"A young man came to the academy earlier," he says. "He was asking about you."

I give him a questioning look. "Young man? Who was he?"

"Ask him yourself. Maybe he'll tell you," Mephisto answers.

At this, a man enters the room. He's tall and looks a few years older than me. He has sandy brown hair and light blue eyes, a nice contrast. He's wearing some black jeans and a white t-shirt, white tennis shoes on his feet. His body is nicely built from what I can tell, and overall he's pretty good looking. When he sees me his face lights up in a smile and he strides to the bed, pulling me into a hug.

"Oh, Brie!" he says as he holds me close to him. "I'm so glad you're okay! I was so worried!"

"Um...who are you?" I ask awkwardly.

He pulls away quickly and looks at me in shock. "What are you talking about? It's me!"

"I'm sorry, am I supposed to know you?" I ask, somewhat embarrassed.

A look of sadness passes over the man's face. "So you really don't remember? I was worried this might happen..."

"I'm lost," I say with a glance at Mephisto, who gives me a knowing look, irritating me. What does the clown know that I don't?

The man sighs and sits down, facing me. "My name is Caleb, and I'm your brother. I came here to take you home, Brie."

"What are you talking about? I don't have a brother," I reply, eyeing the man oddly.

"I can't believe you don't remember. Do you even remember where you're from?" he asks, seeming to be frustrated.

"Yeah, America."

"No, not America," he groans.

I cross my arms. "Then where am I from?"

The man answers by pointing up. "Up there."

"...the floor above us?"

"Heaven! You're from Heaven!" he yells.

"...what?"

"You're an angel!"

Bam! Plot twist! Bet you weren't expecting that. But there are still so many unanswered questions. Why doesn't Brie remember this about herself? How did and angel end up in Gehenna? And why is her brother so sexy? Okay well obviously that's an easy answer. He's an angel lol. Find out the answers to the other questions next time! Hope you enjoyed! Review!

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