Fire and Earth

“Where were you all this time?” she asked.

“Where you were... I was just a step behind. You didn’t look back.” He replied.

“Well, now that you have finally caught up with me, never let me go again.” She closed her eyes and let the words stand still on her lips. “But beware. I am fire. I always burn too bright and end up into ashes.”

“I am earth. I preserve. I will build a castle around your flames and give you home. Just never dare escape.”

-- Inspired by an actual conversation.