Ever since I was little, I could control earth. It was really weird growing up. Mom would always catch me outside, playing with my friends I had made from the ground. She always said she could never get me away from dirt. Here’s the thing though. My hair would lighten in the summer, and then my power with the earth would weaken and I could play with light.
As I got older, I hid my gift from most people. I only trusted my mother and my best friend Danny with the knowledge of what I could do. Mother never really saw the connection between my hair and my abilities, but I did. My senior year of high school I decided to color my hair. Just to experiment. I dyed my hair blue. Someone pulled my hair the next day and I cried. A freak storm swept through town, the worse I cried, the worse the storm got. I was angry with the person that did it, so a lightning bolt zapped their car. Exploding it.
And with that, I decided to change hair colors. Going completely bleach blonde was weird because of all the light, so I died it red. As soon as the color took, I could feel my entire body heat up. I began to sweat, and usually I’m good in the south California heat. This one was kind of weird. I felt hot, but the suns rays didn’t really feel warm anymore. I also can’t explain what it’s like to have fire literally in your hands. Danny asked for a light, so I did it with my finger. Other than being hot all the time, this one was really cool.
One day my mom was getting on my nerves. Kept asking me what I’ve been doing after school with Danny. I was so frustrated, I wasn’t ready to tell her yet, so I flipped out. The curtains caught on fire. Catching everything else on fire as well…
“I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.” I cried as our house burned. If only I had the blue hair still. “I did this.” I say to my mom.
“It’s alright. We have coverage, it’s going to be okay.” She said. I hugged her.
“I’m going to shave my head.”
“No baby, this isn’t your fault. You’re still learning, and I see experimenting, with your abilities. It just takes time. You’ll get it.”
“Th-thanks mom.” I said as I looked to the house. I need to gain control.