Ice is the Power. Fire is the Attitude. Part Three.
By Kelsey McFarland
"Hey, I think I hear something!" SweetHeart. hushed
Fiery Ice, and cupped her ear with her hand. Everything was silent
for a few seconds, and then a faint scream was heard. "See? It’s coming
from this way." She and Fiery Ice quickly sprinted after the scream
they heard. After running for a few minutes in the smelly sewers,
the heroes ran into a room filled with tall weed creatures.
ready?" Fiery asked, bracing herself for the worst.
"I sure am." SweetHeart.
raced ahead, used an energy bolt to knock one of the Devouring Earth
into a wall. Fiery Ice then froze the ground under the rest of the
Devouring Earth so they slipped and slid, and could hardly stand up.
"Good job!" SweetHeart. said, while ducking an attack of thorns shooting
at her from one of the weed-like creatures.
"Look out!" Fiery Ice
screamed a few moments after that. "Behind you!" She reached out placed
a force field over her friend, just before another attack came up
and nearly hit SweetHeart. "These things are ruthless." She said.
"They never give up!"
"You just defined all the villains in this city."
SweetHeart. commented, while blasting another weed. "Except, for maybe
hellions. They run all the time."
"Ouch!" Fiery Ice looked down at
her arm, now bleeding. She turned around, and instead of facing a
tall, thin weed, she was facing a shorter, rock formation sort of
being. It had a head, two arms and two legs, but it was completely
built out of rocks. The creature slammed his fist into her stomach.
"Arrgh!" She groaned.
"I gotcha." SweetHeart. was instantly by her
side. A green aura surrounded Fiery Ice, and she immediately felt
"Thanks, Sweet." Fiery Ice waved her hands gracefully,
and ice flew out of them, forming a block of ice around the rocky
being. "Now just knock it out. I’ll clean up the rest of them." Fiery
Ice left her friend and started using her arresting device on the
"Easy for you to say." SweetHeart. began doing damage
to the formation. "Um…Fiery! Get back here! It’s melting!" She yelled.
Fiery Ice looked over at SweetHeart., and before she could freeze
the monster again, her friend was knocked out, and lying on the ground,
motionless. Fiery Ice made a step toward her, and then stopped when
she saw the rock beast coming towards her.
"Gotta get away from it!"
She told herself. She levitated off the ground and to the ceiling
of the room. The monster yelled at her, then bent down. He picked
up a large chunk of concrete from the ground, and threw it at the
hero. Fiery Ice tried to dodge it, but it came too fast. Right before
it hit her head, Fiery looked over to where SweetHeart.’s body once
was, but it was bare. At least she’s safe in the hospital. She thought.
Suddenly, everything went black.
When Fiery Ice woke up, She was sitting
on an uncomfortably small bed, surrounded by white walls, and her
head ached terribly.
"Fiery! Oh you’re okay! I was so worried about
you!" SweetHeart. stood in front of Fiery Ice, and hugged her. Looking
down at herself, Fiery saw she was in hospital clothes.
me Fiery! I’m not in my costume! Remember my real name?" Fiery Ice
looked around while she whispered, to make sure no one heard.
yeah." SweetHeart. rolled her eyes. "Myantay Dillbert. So how are
you doing, Mya?" SweetHeart. emphasized the Mya, to show her friend
she didn’t prefer the name.
"I’m fine, Tracy." Myantay used her friends
real name when she talked in public and her friend wasn’t in uniform.
"My head hurts, really bad though. That rock thing took a toll on
"Yeah, the doctor said you have a concussion. I just have a bump
on my head, that knocked me out. Luckily, I don’t have a concussion.
But I do have bad news for you. Very bad news."
"What is it?" Myantay
sat up quickly.
"You are going to be out of action for about a week.
You can’t fight crime. Doctor’s orders." Tracy looked down as she
said this, so she wouldn’t have to look at her friends completely
sad and angered look.
"But I’m a hero! I can’t be out of action! That’s…that’s…unjust!"
Myantay said in a large whisper. "How can the keep me from fighting?"
"Mya, they are scared for your health. They’re professionals, just
listen to them okay?" Myantay sighed, then laid back down in the hospital
bed. "I’ll stay here with you, we can talk, and I’ll bring you entertainment
and we can plan strategies for getting back at those mean Devouring
Earth!" Tracy was sitting on the edge of the hospital bed.
want to go to sleep!" Myantay turned on her side.
"No, you can’t sleep!
Another one of the things the doctor said. They’ll bring you dinner
"I’ve heard hospital food is gross." Myantay grimaced.
is, but you’ll have to live." Tracy said, patting her friend’s shoulder.
"You are such a supportive friend." Said Myantay, sarcastically. An
uncomfortable silence passed between the two.
"You can go fight on
the streets sometime, if you want…" Myantay’s soft-spoken words trailed
"Huh?" A look of confusion crossed Tracy’s face, and then she
understood. "Oh Mya! I could never fight on the streets without you!
Besides, I’m mostly a healer. I don’t do damage too well any more."
"You can team up with someone else, at least until I get out of this
prison." Myantay looked around once again, wondering what she would
do that week.
"I don’t know. I guess I could." Seconds after Tracy
finished, a nurse came in, carrying a tray with hospital food like
potatoes and meatloaf. "Well, I have to go. I’ll be back later, but
I need to get home and feed Cuddles. When do visiting hours end?"
She asked the nurse.
"They are from 9am to 12am and 6pm to 9pm." The
nurse answered while placing the tray on Myantay’s lap.
6:30 now…so I should be back around seven, okay?" Tracy gently hugged
Myantay goodbye. "I’ll tell Cuddles you said hi!"
After Myantay finished
eating, the nurse left, and the room was silent. Myantay made herself
busy by staring out the window. Every once in a while a hero would
fly by. This was how she passed a half hour away until Tracy. came
back with a drawing pad, a pencil and eraser.
"This is all I could
find in such short notice. I know how you love to sketch things. Maybe
you can design a new costume." Tracy and Myantay talked for an hour
and a half about how they could try to eliminate the Devouring Earth.
Then the visiting hours ended and Tracy had to go home. "Goodnight,
Mya. I’ll miss you." And then Myantay was all alone.
It was hard to
keep from being bored in the hospital, and Fiery Ice was alone most
of the time, because SweetHeart. was off, fighting villians. She had
obviously found a new comrade. Fiery Ice was slightly jealous, but
she had been the one to suggest her going off and fighting with someone
After four days in the hospital, SweetHeart. came back.
Fi-I mean, Mya! I found this really awesome teammate. You’re really
going to like her!" Tracy said, excitedly. She sat down on Myantay’s
bed, beside her. "She’s a fire tanker, so she can do tons of damage!
Her names Fire Barrier, and she’s really nice too! And she knows a
whole bunch about the Devouring Earth!"
"Interesting." Myantay said.
"I’m sensing some attitude, here." Tracy gave her friend a questioning
"No, I’m fine. I’m happy you have a new partner."
I’ll bring her in tomorrow, so you can meet her." Tracy said, hugging
her friend. Myantay nodded, and then lay down.
"I just need my rest,
Tracy. I’ll see you tomorrow." Myantay quietly said.
The next day,
SweetHeart. walked in with another woman. She had bright-red hair,
red jeans with a flame design, and a red sweatshirt.
"Mya , meet Ashley."
She leaned close to Myantay, and whispered, "You remember, Fire Barrier?"
"How do you do?" Ashley stepped forward, extending her slender, tan
hand. Then she stopped. "I guess not so well, after all, you are in
a hospital." She grinned slyly.
"So, what powers do you have?" Myantay
raised her eyebrows.
"Well I can generate fire around my body, which
causes bad guys lots of pain. One thing most people find odd is that
I can make it so I don’t burn my teammates, but that’s the beauty
of my flames." Ashley smiled, self-assuredly.
"How do they do around
ice?" Myantay still wasn’t sure that this girl was all that great.
"Oh don’t worry about that! Tracy told me about your powers. My flames
are magical, they mix with ice well."
Okay, she was perfect. She did
damage and she would work wonderfully with the other two members of
"So, when are you gonna be out of here?" Ashley asked intently.
"Well, I should be out by tomorrow afternoon."
"That’s so awesome!
I have a mission that I have to do tomorrow, and you can guys can
Help her? SweetHeart. had found her so she had someone to
team with. Why did they have to team with her after Fiery Ice was
"That’ll be great." Tracy said. "Right, Mya?" Myantay nodded
"Well, we’re gonna go kick more villain butt. We’ll be here
tomorrow, and then we can do Ashley’s mission!" Tracy hugged Myantay,
then both girls walked out of the room. Myanatay figured that this
mission wouldn’t be as fun as Tracy made it seem.
"Look out!!" SweetHeart.
screamed at the top of her lungs. A gigantic thorn flew right by Fiery
Ice’s ear. "My gosh that was close!" SweetHeart. ran over to Fiery
Ice. "Are you okay?" She asked, looking her friend over.
fighting aren’t I?" Fiery Ice turned around and kicked a Devouring
Earth, and it slammed against a wall.
"A little help over here!" Fire
Barrier yelled. She had placed fire down on the ground and all the
Devouring Earth were burning to their demise, and yet they still didn’t
seem to be burning fast enough. They were still attacking Fire Barrier
with all they had.
"Coming!" SweetHeart. ran over to join Fire Barrier
and started blasting away at more Devouring Earth, while Fiery Ice
"Ah, I love the smell of burning weeds in the morning!"
"That would be funny…only it’s not morning." Fiery
Ice pointed out. SweetHeart. shot her a quick look in between blasts.
"Will you two just be quiet and knock these guys out?" Fire Barrier
was burning more Devouring Earth and punching out a few as well. Without
another word all three went to work and slowly but surely defeated
the group of Devouring Earth.
"We…make quite…a team!" SweetHeart.
said, catching her breath.
"Yeah…we do." Fire Barrier nodded. "You
"Sure…whatever." Fiery Ice said, turning to go down a
certain pathway to find more Devouring Earth.
"Hold up, Fiery." Fire
Barrier stepped in Fiery Ice’s path. "What’s eating you? Do you not
like me or something?"
"To be frank, Fire Barrier, no." Fire Barrier
and SweetHeart. froze for a moment.
"Why not? What did she do?" SweetHeart
stepped closer to Fiery Ice, her eyes questioning.
"She didn’t do
anything. You did. You met her, and…I got jealous."
"What do you have
to be jealous of? You’re my best friend! What, did you think you’d
get replaced or something?"
"No! It’s just that it’s usually you and
me, you know? We were a good team…then you met her." Fiery Ice looked
over at Fire Barrier, staring at both of them.
"Hey, Fire Barrier,
can we have minute alone please?" Fire Barrier nodded and stepped
back so that she couldn’t hear the two.
"Why the heck are you jealous?
You were the one to tell me to find another partner in the first place!"
"I know! That’s what’s got me confused. I know that you probably wont
replace me, but-"
"But nothing. I will never replace you, okay?" SweetHeart.
cut off Fiery Ice’s sentence. "You’re my best friend! She’s a friend
too, but you’re number 1 on my top ten. Got it?"
"Yeah. I got it."
Fiery Ice glanced over at Fire Barrier. "Hey, FB, come here for a
second." She called, waving the tanker over. "Sorry about saying,
I didn’t like you. I guess you’re okay. Are we cool?"
cool. And don’t worry ‘bout what you said earlier. I know how you
feel. Now lets kick it into high gear, we don’t have much longer to
defeat these guys!" Fire Barrier ran ahead and motioned for the other
two to follow her.
"I’m thinking I can get used to her. She’s kinda
like you, SweetHeart.." Fiery Ice said.
"Oh, so I tell you that you
wont be replaced and suddenly you’re happy? Isn’t, that, kinda, I
don’t know…fairy tale-ish?" SweetHeart. asked.
"I guess. Should we
have a fist fight to make it seem more real?" Fiery Ice joked.
like the fairy-tale ending." Then the two ran off after Fire Barrier,
and they lived happily ever after. (At least till the next story,