I imagined the violet color again, hoping that it would do the trick and make me normal again.
I let out the breath I’d been holding in when Elwin said, “Jolie? Oh, it is you!” He set down the soft pencil (which I realized was an eraser) and said, “How did you do that?”
“I imagined a violet colored light.”
“You WHAT?” Elwin sat down in one of his plush chairs. He started murmuring to himself. Finally, he looked up at me. “I can’t believe it. I-I have no words. This means you have an unlimited arsenal of weapons, Jolie. All we have to do is to teach you to use them.” The look of disbelief disappeared as he added, “One day when you’re one of the councillors, don’t forget the one who guided you to power! You’re powerful!” Elwin said, winking. “You’re gonna have to inform your parents about this sooner or later.”
“Yeah, I guess.” I’m powerful? More like powerless. I didn’t want any of this to happen. Suddenly, I got an idea. “Elwin, do you think the reason that I literally have all abilities possible at my arsenal is because I chose the opal light? After all, in all of those bowls, there was one common thing. Light. And that’s what flashers control”
Elwin’s eyes widened. “I think you’re right, but it’s not like this for everyone. I’m a flasher, yet I don’t have an ability-switching ability. Everytime I think of violet, I don’t turn invisible.” Elwin fumbled in the pockets of his t-rex print robe for his imparter.
“Who’re you summoning?” I asked.
“Curious, you are,” Elwin said, chuckling. “I’m summoning the councillors. A matter so big should be dealt with by them. But first - your parents.”
An hour later, everything about this topic was explained to them.
“I-I can’t believe this.” My dad said, putting his head in his hands. “Too much power is never a good thing.” My father has had a problem with power for a long time. Being a mesmer, he had to face a lot of prejudice.
Because of his power.
“It’s okay, Grady. Jolie can handle it. My little t-rex can handle anything.” I put my head in my hands. I told them to stop calling me that…
“I’m sure the councillors will be able to take care of it.”
An hour later, the councillors all arrived in their royal attire. Once again, I filled them in on everything..
“Let me get this straight - you had a choice to pick between seven colored lights in a light tube. You picked opal, so now you’re a flasher. And Elwin tells us that you barely had any damage from being faded - and now you tell us you can manipulate the other colored lights for different powers?” said Councillor Emery, the voice of them all.
“This is outrageous. And amazing. And-” Councillor Kenric cut off Councillor Zarina in the middle of her sentence.
“If she trains herself to control her abilities and use them swiftly… she could be an asset to the council, and essentially to the Lost Cities.” said a councillor. (I didn’t know her name...)
“I think we can all agree here that we’ve discovered an occurrence which is truly exceptional. We’re all looking forward to seeing you soon.” said Councillor Emery.. The councillors all glittered off.
Soon after, Grady and Edaline left too.
“I’ll be in my office if you need me.” said Elwin.
That night, this was all I could dream about.
The floating faces of the councillors saying, "You’re powerful…. An asset… exceptional."
I just can’t wait for this dream to end, because in the back of my mind, I’ve failed. I’ve failed to prove them wrong. I've failed to prove the rebel-rebels wrong.