Nine-year-old Landon and his classmate and friend Ana were in school, which was strange, because school was out for the summer. What was even stranger was that Landon was at the head of the class and Ana was the only student.
“Now today class, I want to introduce you to magic wands.” He was wearing a white shirt and tie, dark slacks, and was wearing something that looked like a cross between a jacket and a robe while Ana was dressed similarly.
“Stop being silly. I’m the only one here.”
“Just trying to get into the mood, Ana.”
“Fine, you teach me how to use a wand, and I’ll teach you moose healing magic.”
“Are you sure we should be keeping this from Buddy?”
“You said you knew enough to begin my training yourself. Besides, we’re ready to start the fourth grade. I think we’re old enough to handle the basic stuff ourselves.”
“Okay. Anyway, this is a magic wand.”
“It looks like a long, thin stick. What makes it magic?”
“We do. Wands help us focus our spells, especially ones that normally would affect a wide area.”
“Like my light spell.”
“Exactly. The elemental light spell explodes like a bomb or a flash bulb on an old-fashioned camera. If you focus it through a wand, you can create anything from a flashlight beam to a laser.”
“Cool. Can I try?” She stood up at her desk and held out her hand.