A fireball narrowly missed my head as Nick, Saba and Carl began their battle with Bob. Saba played defense, deflecting weapons and holding Bob's power back as best she could. Nick pulled long distance with his fireballs, which gave off so much heat they melted an entire set of plate armor to the ground. Carl stayed inside with close quarters combat. Even with all this, Bob still held his ground. He avoided the fireballs with grace while blocking Carl's attacks and still getting some attacks in, even though most of them never hit. Saba would levitate an item in the way of them.
I heard a young girl scream as she was nearly burnt to a crisp by one of Nick's stray flames. I rushed over and pulled her away as the fight moved in her direction, "Are you alright?"
The girl clinged to me as her eyes watered with tears. These people had been through so much for no reason; no reason at all. I felt more hatred toward the thing that had killed my closest friend, putting people through so much for such a petty reason.
"Here, let me take her. You go get the rest. If we don't get them out of here . . . ", I turned to hand the girl to a man.
"Yeah, let's just get these guys outside." I turned to go help some more children trapped under the dead bodies of teachers and fellow students.
"My name's Andrew." He rushed to bring the girl outside and as he turned away, I could swear there were tears in his eyes.
The fighting continued as Andrew and I worked to get the children outside, but with only the two of us it was slow.
"BEN! Ben, where are you?" What if he didn't make it?
"I'm at the Door of the Dead!", his voice made me breathe a sigh of relief, "He came from the door, maybe there's a way to send him back. Keep getting the people out! Get Will to help."
Will! I searched, only to spot him trying to pull someone out of a pile of the dead, "Will! Are you alright?"
"I'm fine. Kelly's in here! I guess she came inside when she saw what happened at the door." I watched him pull the young Taxi driver from the pile of bodies.
Andrew walked over to him and Will's face went white as a sheet, "But . . . you died."
"Yeah, I was dead for a long time, but I'm alive now. Let's get these people out of here."
We all nodded in unison and rushed off to help others as Saba was slammed into the wall so hard that the ground shook.
Bob was winning.