Adelynn shrieked, pain jolting through her body. She felt heat rolling off of Neba and sending her already-burnt skin into agony as the two of them tumbled to the ground.
Adelynn landed on her back, the impact forceful enough to knock the air out of her lungs.
Neba seized the opportunity and knelt above her, one arm pulled back and ablaze with flame.
“Come on,” Neba hissed. “Your life is at stake. Fight back.”
Adelynn groaned, her body weak. She tried to push Neba away from her, but her arms shook with the effort.
Neba scoffed and brought her hand close to Adelynn’s face. Adelynn thought she could feel the skin tightening and melting at the same time.
“Neba!” Adelynn screamed. “Stop!”
“Make me!” Neba whispered, her...
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