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After the great flood, the earth became unrest. The elements pushed against each other for some form of control. Heaven had an immediate meeting. After some talks, they decided to create guardians to stabilize the elements of the world. Seven powerful beings were made to hold the living world together. Just like the earth, they were created in seven days.
On the first day, Kami reached down into a fiery volcano. He had to make the first one as strong as an ox. When this guardian breathed out smoke blew out from his nostrils. His body stood taller than the mountains of the world. He wore armor made of the thickest steel. Every muscle on his body looked like it would pop. The female angels whistled as he walked by in Heaven. Even his footsteps shook the clouds as he walked. Kami decided to place this fire guardian in the north.
On the second day, Kami reached down into the sea. The second guardian was gentle, but strong. Her hair left a wake of mist around her. Her curves reflected the movement of the living world’s waters. One look into her eyes and the male angels were smitten. Her long white robes gracefully covered her junoesque figure. Her gentle, mothering nature more her that much more desirable. Kami decided to place the water guardian in the south.
On the third day, Kami reached up into the sky. The third guardian had a playful nature surrounding her. Hiroko and her children were more than happy to help out with this one. The air guardian looked so young in her face. Her laughter could be heard across the sky itself. Many angels saw her as ideal little sister material. This guardian was so generous and loved to be around children. It could be said that this was because she grew up around Hiroko’s own children and grandchildren when she was born. Kami placed the wind guardian in the west.
On the fourth day, Kami reached beyond the clouds. With all of his might he drew out guardian number four. This one took form into a brash young man. His wild hair reflected his bold soul. The female angels swooned when they saw him. The young guardian knew of his charms and flashed them off towards the girls whenever he could. He wasn’t afraid to speak his mind either. Despite the little blow-ups between the male angels, they got on quite well with the young man. Kami himself found that he was proud of his own work. Still, the lighting guardian need a little more softening to do his job properly. As a result, Kami placed him in the southwest.
On the fifth day, Kami reached down into the forest. The fifth guardian looked like an old man with glasses. He never really spoke much. In fact, he loved to read. The angels and other guardians tried to figure him out. The younger female angels thought he was a cute grandpa. He would wander around in the woods that he was born in, lost in his thoughts. Occasionally, he would hold up his hand as if expecting the rain to fall. When the guardian wasn’t reading, he enjoyed learning more about the spirits of the forest. Kami decided to place him in the east.
On the sixth day, Kami reached deep down into the earth. The sixth guardian looked like a little boy. The female angels couldn’t help but fawn over him. The freckles on the child’s face made him look much cuter when he smiled. He always had questions about the world. The angels were more than happy to give them their views. He loved clouds and sweets. New things always fascinated him. He always looked up to the lightening guardian and came to see the water guardian as his mother. Kami decided to put the tin guardian in the northeast.
On the seventh day, Kami reached into the sun. The seventh and final guardian was a little baby girl. Most of the angels fawned over her while the arch angels had their concerns. How could a baby be an element guardian? However, Kami already saw the endgame with this little girl. He knew that she would grow up and become a leader to the other guardians. Probably the reason why he made her so little to begin with. As a result, Kami placed the guardian of light in the center of the living world.
Within those seven days, the elements of the earth became stable again and the living world healed and became whole.
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Bri Hoffer: I couldn't put it down!! The characters are all incredibly likable, and it's so descriptive you can see, smell, and feel thier surroundings. Great story, and very well written. I cannot wait for follow up stories. there were a few grammatical errors, but nothing that I could move right over.
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JWalker: I loved this story from start to finish! It flows at a really nice pace and the story world feels so real. The fight sequences are a treat especially when Isanfyre is training to become a warrior. I found the names really cool and thankfully easy to pronounce. Personally I have always struggled w...
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ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...