Raven told Saul to meet her at the wiccan altar and she would teach him the craft. Even though many more women are drawn to Pagan religions than men are, Raven said that he could join her group, as long as he could master the art of fire bending. Saul was an easy-going guy and a less than satisfactory outcome was always permissible for him. Raven held fire in her hand and told Saul not to worry, as he has been bending air and water for his whole life and bending fire is just the next step up in control of the elements. Saul replied, “I have not been bending anything.” Raven said, “We all are surrounded by this mysterious gas, and life would be impossible without it, but we hardly ever give it a moment’s thought, because solids and liquids are much denser than gases and when you are walking through air, you are creating waves and all waves contain energy.”
Raven told Saul that it is nothing more than a trick and that she selects materials that can burn at room temperature and she chooses vapors that are denser than air, so they will sink and collect at the lowest point, allowing her to disperse flammable gas to ignite the fire. She told Saul that he may get burned a few times while he is learning and that it might be a good idea to keep a bucket of water handy. Saul smiled and said, “It’s all good.”
Written for Sadje at Keep It Alive What Do You See? prompt #13.