There is a fire within me that I will not share. It is mine. It is where my love and fury combine. It is the chaos that commands my steps and the flame within my eyes. It is the best of me and the worst. It is the fear that I savor. I once gave it away, cast like pearls to the ocean. Never again. You may scorch my skin, but you will never quell the fire within. I will burn my heart to cinders before my soul surrenders.