Chosen OnesAMETHYST'S POV
Everyone in the city gathered around the large room. Guards pushed them back as they took 1 child from each family and led them into the room. There where frantic cries as parents hugged their kids goodbye. I was standing in the back of the line holding my twin brothers hand tightly. One of the guards walked up to my family slowly. They observed the my brother an I. Finally, he pushed my brother to the front of the line and escorted him into the room. I cried out, but no one could hear over the screaming and crying. My parents held me back. "Airion..." I whispered my brothers name. Most of the people in my city where named after gems, or metals. My brother's name meant silver. I would never see him again. Then a different guard came and pushed me into the room several minutes after my brother. I didn't talk to the guard, as my parents commanded. I could not see inside the room. It was dark. I touched the air before me and softly called my brother's name. He called my name back. There was a moment of silence. Then one of the guards shut the door behind us and turned on a dim light. He opened another door and led all the chosen ones through. When the darkness resolved itself they where standing in a giant, medium lit room. I ran to her brother's side. The guards lined everyone up. None of my friends where there. The guard spoke up. "Each of you will be put through a test." He said. I held her breath. "You will be sorted into 4 element groups after. There is Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire." I let my breath out. Everyone would live. "But there will only be 5 per element. I gasped along with the hundred other teens and kids. I was only 15! How could I compete against 18 and 17 year olds? The guard explained the rules. First, there would be training. Then, there would be duels. At the end of the month, it would be announced who would be sorted to an element group. My hands became sweaty, but my brother looked perfectly calm. I stared blankly ahead. "Each of you will learn how to use each element properly, even though you already have it in you." I was shocked. He explained that one child in each family was born with an element, but my brother and I both got called... He said we would be put through a different test to tell which element we had. I didn't listen to the rest. I was to busy thinking about it.