Year of study: fourth
Assignment type: paired (without mentor)
“Get off her, you little freaks!” yells Honey. The bright red ghost-like entities crowd around me, suffocating me, feasting on my magic. Their pointed and perpetually bloodstained teeth scrape against my skin. My hands are a crisscross of fine red lines. Uselessly, I shove against them, gradually losing sight of the empty classroom around us.
“Honey ... get them ... I can’t ...”
... so weak ... fading ...
A sudden roar fills my ears and something forces me backward onto the floor. The fuzziness in my head clears. I blink, then sit up to find myself covered in a strange white foam. The virikas, weighed down by the same white stuff, drift drunkenly through the air, bumping into one another.
“Wow, it actually worked.” Honey, looking rather pleased with herself, is standing over me with a fire extinguisher in her hands. Her eyes slide over the top of it to meet mine. “My magic wasn’t doing any good.” She shrugs. “It was the only thing I could find.”
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