FULL SCALE INVASION, PART SEVENTEEN: FIRING LINE
“What’s your suggestion?” Michaela asked.
Kat gestured at Bonnie. “As she said, a firewall. Literally. To push back the invasion. Does anyone have magical experience controlling fire?”
Michaela shook her head. “We tend to steer clear of the elemental magic. I might be able to craft an illusion of fire?”
“That won’t convince them,” Kat sighed. “It’s fine, I can do it. I just hope it doesn’t get me fired, pun not entirely unintended.”
“How can you make a real fire which is not only big enough, but created fast enough so that the invaders don’t have time to stop you?” Bonnie challenged.
“Erm. With help,” Kat said. “Like, if Andi can run fast and drop some matches…”
The thunderclap in the air made everyone turn their heads. A second dimensional rip was appearing, roughly 100 yards away from the first one. “Oh, that can’t be good,” Para sighed.
Kat wasn’t sure if the bunny mathematician was referring to the tear itself, or the red dragon that flew through as it opened.
On the bright side, either the dragon was small, or a larger one had been reduced in size by the transition – the winged animal wasn’t much larger than the size of a house. On the down side, the dragon didn’t look happy.
It seemed even less pleased when one of the invaders let out a shriek and fired a projectile weapon at it. The dragon responded by breathing fire, setting a wide band of the grassy field by the train station alight.