Katana’s trick worked, and I felt a bit better. I mean, I still felt like trash, but I felt better than I had before. With a smile, I thanked her.
Not long after, Acia came over. She healed both me and Katana a bit more, and proceeded to fall unconscious on the bank of the river. I knew she had expended a large amount of energy in a short amount of time, and that she needed rest.
Sam dragged her as gently as he could into a better area along the banks. Moments later, there was a loud rumbling in the distance. Looking over, the three of us saw a portion of the bridge collapsing. Someone was falling from it, but I couldn’t tell who.
We looked over to see a portion of the bridge collapsing, and I saw someone fall from it into the river.
Kate turned to me “Go help them, well be fine where we are. Katana’s got us hidden.” Cursing, I summoned a gust of wind and used it to propel me over to the bridge. Hovering just below the collapsed portion of the bridge, I searched the icy depths of the river for whoever had fallen. Spotting a shape moving downstream, I lurched into the water after them. It was the girl from before, the magma elemental, I remembered.
As I entered the cold river, pain sparked through my body. As an elemental with the ability to manipulate fire, the cold currents weakened me. I ignored the pain and grabbed her by the collar of her shirt before she could drift any farther down into the swift and deep water. Kicking my way to the surface, I summoned a gust of wind to carry me out of the water.
I landed on the banks, the girl in my arms. Setting her down, I staggered shakily to her side. Muttering something like I had done before, I healed her. I was out of breath and freezing, unable to do much more than summon a tiny spark onto a pile of dried driftwood next to her, which warmed the area. My knees gave out, and I felt physically terrible. I prayed that the girl would be fine, knowing that icy water didn’t do much good for magma elementals either.
I leaned against a rock, barely managing to stay conscious. Shaking uncontrollably from the cold, I could barely breathe.