Damek goes to school just like every other normal kid, but when his Aunt begins harboring elemental refugees, his world is turned upside down. He discovers dark forces that threaten the balance of the elements and seek a “cleansing” of all those who are not of pure descent. Excerpt: I move into the living room and I find her sitting on the couch across from the mild fireplace. She has a beautiful mane of blonde hair falling around her pale white face. The rest of her is covered with the black shroud but I can tell that she has a thin frame as the cloth billows around her body. She is leaning her forehead against her hand with her elbow propped against the arm of the couch. Her delicate fingers raked carelessly through her hair. I can see light pink polish painted on her nails and a thin black line at the edge. Her other hand moves delicately in front of her. A small white cloud of steam swirls wildly in front of her. It dances playfully, growing larger and smaller, taking shape and scattering again. I can’t take my eyes off it. She’s a Vapore, a hybrid Water and Air Elemental. I’ve never met one before. I stand their stupidly, unsure of what to say. The mysterious beauty sitting unaware of my presence has me spellbound. I’ve never been good with girls, except Zarya, but then again, she really isn’t a girl to me. She’s my best friend. With the girls at school, I’ve always fumbled with my words and been physically clumsy. My palms are sweaty and I’m always scared that my armpits smell. I am not good with girls at all and this girl sitting on my couch is the most hypnotic of them all. She turns her head towards me and a pair of soft gray eyes meets me. Her skin is pale but a soft glow seems to gently radiate just below the surface. Her cheeks are rounded and her chin is small. A single freckle sits at the edge of her right thin eyebrow. Her lips turn upwards slightly, giving me a tentative smile. I try to return one of my own but my face feels like it distorts in an ugly fashion.