“You said you wanted to be bigger than yourself.”
I lifted my head off the ground and pried my eyes open. My vision was red and I could feel blood trickling from the cut on my head. The heat from the flames enveloped us as the smoke got thicker. I coughed.
“Look around you,” He spread his arms, “There is nothing left of your past. There is nothing left to fight for, Heidi!”
His golden eyes glowed brighter. I pushed myself off the ground. My bad shoulder was aching badly again—so much for the recovery. I held my wand with my good arm and pointed towards him.
“My past does not define me,” I croaked. My throat was dry.
He bore his wild gaze on me, “If you kill me, He will take us both down.”
I looked around us as the fire swallowed the place. It might have been a bare, concrete building but it was once my home. I took a deep breath and waved my wand.
“Then we’ll both die here so no one else gets hurt."