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I felt for it, as he had taught me, and gripped it with mental fingers–it shied away from my touch, slipped and trickled through my grasp–but I relented, and gripped it harder. Then, as I slowly began to draw it out, it stopped–as always, it collided with the invisible wall it inevitably did: My humanity.
I sighed, opening my eyes, “I can’t.”
His smile widened, the hope still shining in his eyes. “Yes you can, Falcon, you are Amaranthine, it is in your blood–you have it, but you must learn to harness it.”
I looked back at the plant–if anything, it looked sicker than it had before. I fought a groan of frustration–I knew Asa only wanted what was best for me, he wanted to be proud of me, to have someone to share that part of himself with, but I was useless. The human half of me tainted my magic the same way the sludge tainted the plant–and this taint Asa couldn’t fix.
Only one post left for the first chapter! Hope you like it so far 🙂 I can’t wait to finish this chapter, and hopefully show y’all some snippets from my new WIP. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, and seeing your posts this week. Thanks for stopping by, and happy 8sunday!
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