Learning my Powers is the twelfth chapter of Zak Saturday's Immortal Love Life. It was first published on January 12, 2016.
Learning how to use my powers wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. At least, not when someone like my mom is teaching me. She makes it look so easy.
I’ve pretty much learned all the elements within an hour and a half by just imagining them in the palms of my hands.
“Is learning how to use my powers really this easy?” I asked Mom.
We were taking a break near the woods by the Saturdays’ house where we were practicing. I was sitting on a branch in a tree while Mom was leaning up against another one just a few feet away with Pikachu sitting on her head so that I could see her. I really like climbing trees.
Mom summoned a couple soda cans in her hands, one Fruit Punch, the other one Black Cherry.
“Which one do you want?” Mom asked me.
I pointed to the Black Cherry. She tossed it to me and I caught it, but almost dropped it when I realized how cold it was. Mom must’ve made it cold with her ice powers.
I opened the top and drank it. It tasted like actual cherries and really cold.
“So . . .” I said to Mom.
“So what?” she asked.
“Is it really this easy to learn your powers?”
“Not at first, no.”
“But you make it seem so easy.”
“Well, I had a really good teacher. Even though I made it hard for him for more than one reason.”
“Do you still talk to him?”
“What makes you think it’s a him?” she answered with a question.
“You just said so.”
Mom just seemed to realize that. “Dammit.”
“What happened to him?” I asked.
Pikachu looked down at her, worry on her face.
Mom opened her mouth to say something, but changed her mind, closing it. She looked into the distance. “Here comes Zak.”
I looked where she was looking, and sure enough, Zak was coming our way. He was wearing his usual clothes and had his weapons by his side. He looked so cute.
“Hi, Zak,” Mom greeted him when he reached us.
“Hi, Raylee,” he said.
“We’ll leave you two alone.”
Mom and Pikachu walked away and went inside the house.
“Hi, Sarah,” Zak said, looking up at me in the tree.
I glared at him.
I shook my head. “Nothing.”
I was mad at him for interrupting my conversation with Mom, even though it wasn’t really his fault.
“Can I join you?” he asked.
“If you can get up here,” I replied, taking a sip of my drink.
He grabbed the claw, and aimed it at the branch above the one I was sitting on. The claw wrapped around it, lifting Zak off the ground, and he placed his feet right on the branch I was sitting on, giving me a triumphant smile.
“Cheater,” I said.
He just laughed, then retracted the claw, and sat on the branch. “What are you doing up here?”
“Well, my mom was teaching me how to use my powers for over the past hour,” I said. “Then we took a break, and I decided to climb this tree.”
“Because I like to climb trees.”
“Ok. How’s it going with your powers?”
“Good. I learned a lot, and I can now understand what my Pokémon are saying.”
“Couldn’t you do that before with your aura?”
“No. Pokémon may be animals, but they’re different from them too. My aura only allowed me to understand what animals say.”
I finished the rest of my drink and crushed the can in my hand.
“So how are things with your dad?” Zak asked.
Great. He asked the one question I so did not want to be asked.
“Umm, I don’t know,” I said. “I haven’t really talked to him since that night, which was almost a week ago.”
“What are you gonna do about it?”
“I don’t know. And right now, I don’t care.”
Zak decided not to ask me more about it, which I’m glad he didn’t.
“Umm, can you sit behind me against the trunk?” I asked him.
“Why?” he asked.
“Just do it.”
I stood up and lifted myself up onto the branch above me so that he could get behind me.
I leaned against the tree while I sat down in front of him with my back to him, leaned against him and laid my head on his chest. He wrapped his arms around me and pulled me closer.
I couldn’t think of anything that felt better than this.
Yeah, this was a really short chapter. Not even a thousand words. There isn't really much to like about it except for, maybe, just trying to figure out who this mystery man of Raylee's that taught her how to use her powers is.
The next three chapters will the next three episodes because I couldn't think of anything between them. I believe they're the only chapters with that many episodes together.
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