Mother is screaming, So is father and I watch from my hiding place as the fire dances around them.
I can no longer stand to hear their screams so I cover my ears but it isn't enough. I can still make out their cries for help.
After awhile their screaming stops, I know my parents are dead. A sadness I have never felt before sneaks into my heart and I want to be dead with them.
I'm suddenly aware of the fact that I didn't hear my sister cry out. For a moment I think maybe she's alive. But that hope is crushed as I remember seeing mother force her inside the house before the fire started.
Then I hear her war cry again. I watch as she looks at the flames. She's yelling at one of her men and pointing to one of the burning houses.
He shakes his head as she runs a sword through his chest. Then she makes her way toward me.
She's standing right in front of me, I fear that the beating of my heart will tell her I'm here.
She doesn't see me as I get a good look at her face. Funny she doesn't look like a monster.
The brunette watches the flames for a few more seconds then she gets on her horse and rides out of the village like nothing at all had happened.
Callisto woke up with a start. That dream had tormented her for as long as she could remember.
She got up from the place she had been sleeping and watched the fire burn. It danced around the logs the way the fire in her dream had danced around her family.
The woman shook her head and thought of her sister. It really was such a shame that Xena didn't have one. She would never know what joy a sister could bring.
But the brat that she traveled with had one. And the blonde was on her way to kill her.
"An eye for an eye" She whispered into the night air "And a sister for a sister."