She didn’t even hear the footsteps behind her, only the all too familiar voice that sent a cold chill down her spine. Her entire body turned as she got up, her eyes at first wide in shock quickly turned into a scowl of hate as she balled up her hands and became face to face with none other than Ziccarra Liafador. Her fists had already begun to glow with ember as Ziccarra began trying to calm the situation, poorly Zoe may add.
She tried to play herself off as her daughter, Catalina. “I’m not falling for your mind games again!” Zoe shouted as she pulled her arm back, ready to go into full Fire Goddess fight mode. “Now get out before I-!”
Zoe stopped, dead in her tracks, her entire body on pause for a moment as the words hit. Confusion swept over the firecracker as the fire from her fists faded and her entire body relaxed.
"I just need a friend..."
“C-cat?” She asked taking slow steps forward. It was difficult to understand what was happening. So many questions running through her mind at once, where should she start. “What happened?” Was the first thing she asked, as she motioned to the new (new to her) figure that she was sporting. “Oh god, was it Clara? What can I do to help?” So many scenarios were running through her mind. But she was completely unaware of the truth of what happened. Right now, all she could think was ‘I need to help Cat’.