Character: Kara

Emotion: Jealousy

"Come on, you can do it" Adriane stated matter-of-factly.

Kara focused, eyes closed, arms out-stretched. A bright, uncontrolled flash of magic burst from the Unicorn Jewel, before fizzling out in a cloud of sparkles.

"Or not..." Adriane mumbled, a hint of criticism in her voice.

Kara glared at the warrior. It had taken Adriane no time to master her level three mage powers. Kara, on the other hand, was progressing at an almost nonexistent rate. A pang of jealousy hit Kara. She was the blazing star.

Magic had never come naturally to her, not like it did Emily or Adriane. 'It's not my fault my jewel is so much more powerful than hers." She told herself, an excuse she used often to cover up her disappointment. She knew she was acting like a brat, but she couldn't help it. It was just so frustrating. It was always like this. Kara barely holding on to control, while Xena, Warrior Princess over there stole the show. Could it be that Kara was just... bad at magic?

Adriane's expression softened. "Don't worry about it," she said with a soft smile "It just takes practise". In this time of peace Adriane was finding it easier to trust the blazing star. There was no big bad to defeat, no realms to save. Kara could take as much time as she needed. There was no reason to rush anymore.

Kara remained silent. You could see the gears turning as she tried to untangle her jumbled thoughts.

"I'm sure you'll get it tomorrow" Emily added optimistically.

"Definitely" Adriane nodded in agreement.

Kara smiled. Her friends were right. She'd master it sooner or later. There was no need for her to be such a downer. I mean seriously, they defeated the Dark Sorceress and saved the web. She could handle this.

"Come on, let's go back to the cabin," Adriane started, turning in the direction of the Ravenswood Manor. "We can practise more tomorrow."

The others followed.

"Hey, do you think I could get Zach to maybe... I dunno... work some of his time magic on my jewel?" Kara mused, quickening her pace to catch up with her raven-haired teammate.

"Uh... I wouldn't count on it" Adriane stated simply.

"Didn't think so"

OKAY the first in my emotions series. I hope you liked it! This is based on something I read on the Avalon, Web of Magic website. I tried to make the end more light hearted, as I feel that the girls have grown during their battle with the Dark Sorceress, and I don't think Kara would be that much of a brat anymore. Tell me what you think!