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  • " They passed my stream. "
    The boy turned off the message machine, which was covered by moss and vines. He pressed the button down on the machine, and said. " Did you help them? Or did you make them return from where they came? " A scratchy, glitched voice answered his questions. " I helped them, just as the tree told me to do. Was it the wrong thing to do? " He cursed. " Marina! You weren't supposed to help them, they come venturing to the land of the flower, I can't send everything after them. " There was a pause. " I'm sorry Emmett! If you're going to punish someone punish the tree, he told me to guide them across the stream! "
    There was a disgruntled groan, and a figure appeared out of the shadows behind Emmett. It was a tree, and it was the same tree that had attacked Esther and May the other day. " Tangle, why did you tell her to help them, I gave you orders, and you disobeyed them! " The tree spoke in an unknown language to humans, but a language all magical beings could understand. " That is it! You've disobeyed by orders too much! It's about time I teach you a lesson. " Emmett lifted up his hands, then a blast of grey fire shot out of his palms. The fire engulfed the tree, and it roared. The tree started sinking in the ground, the fire dancing around him.
    Emmett watched as the tree yelled in agony, until he was just a pile of ashes. " Must I always do this myself? " He walked over to the recorder, and murmured. " Marina, I got rid of Tangle, but now I'll have to put matters into my own hands..." " Unless I can contact Tavia? " Marina asked. Emmett smiled. " Why of course. The only problem is that she lives far away, off in the woods of Aura. " Emmett paused. " Can you get there, or must I send myself?" A series of splashing, and bubbling was heard from her side. Finally she was able to answer. " I clearly don't have legs. " Emmett laughed. " Don't worry, I can handle that. " Just as he said that, his brown, umber eyes, turned golden. A static sound erupted from the message sender.
    " What have you done? " Marina no longer had fins, or gills. She didn't even have a tail! Marina pressed the button on her machine and hissed. " My tail is gone! What have you done? " Emmett didn't answer back nicely. " Somebody needs to go get Tavia, and I'm not going to do it! The flower has already lost a petal! If I can't keep the magic flowing to the flower, it will die. If it dies the whole ecosystem will die! Also no, I can't have it left for a minute amount of time, nobody can substitute the ability of magic I have, and I have to stay here and don't make me explain again why I can't leave. "
    Marina moaned, and turned of the recorder. She was done with him, at least for now. She drifted her now human body to shore, and heaved herself up onto the pointy grass. " How do I use legs again? " She tried to move one leg, but both moved. She groaned and cursed her her lack of the ability to move legs like she used to. One leg lifted up lightly off the ground, but only managed to get a few inches off the ground.
    After a while, she managed to move both legs independently, and walked a few steps. With her new legs, she tried her best to walk normally into the forest, but only managed to hobble around. Oh how much she hoped Tavia didn't see her like this!
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