She slid down the wall and fell to her knees, that was that, she lost. At least... That's what Roxie thought. Alex looked up at the monitors that were still online and gritted her teeth. "N-no... I'm not... Done yet..." she tried to pick herself back up but it was pointless, her strength was all but drained. It seemed like she lost, but something started to happen, a burning sensation started to take over her body. It was like the inside of her chest was burning up, the pain was so great that she closed her eyes, but when she opened them, she was greeted by an entirely knew scene.
A home... Her old home... Burning away in a blazing fire, with a figure that Alex recognized as herself... Her old self... Standing in front of her. "T-this place..." alex was speechless for a moment and after seeing her old self she turned away slightly. "I left this place long ago... Nothing but grief... And loss..." the loss of her home... The loss of her parents... And the loss of a brother who had disowned her. "Was this... Really my fault?" she said sadly.
“Yea…” The other Alex finally spoke. Her voice was a lot more rough than Alex's… that had long since lost the edge which came from being alone all the time. “All our power does is destroy…”
Those words reminded Alex of what Blaze had told her, it made her think of the family and friends she had now. "No..." alex turned to her old self. "This power... Doesn't only destroy... It can help... Heal..." she clenched her fist. "And I'm not alone... Not anymore... My brother be damned for leaving me alone... I have a new family and friends!" she exclaimed, but her old self looked at her as if she were stupid.
“Why are you fighting Roxie!? She’s strong… you heard her, she fought the shades before, her and the others can keep us safe!” Her expression was almost pleading, she looked scared. “We can just fly around the world… let the others worry about Gwynn! No more pain… It was never even our job in the first place…”
Alex looked at her copy as if she was stupid. "You expect me to hide? I've been hiding for half my life!" she yelled. "But not now... I'm not gonna hide in the skies and wait for the apocalypse to happen... Gwynn and Mephiles made this personal when they attacked my city... When they attacked Dewdrop... I am not hiding... I am gonna fight!" the fires engulfed the house and within seconds, the two Alex's were standing in an inferno.
“B-But…” Alex's copy looked back at her with tears forming in her eyes. She’s afraid of the pain the future might bring, of being alone, of death.
Alex sighed and walked towards her copy. "We can't live past... We can't let it haunt us forever... But no matter what... Events like this will stay with us forever..." she put a hand on the copy's shoulder. "We have to look towards the future... And we have to make sure... That our future is a good one... For everyone..." she said with a slight smile.
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