Axis looked at Maximus' tattered and torn body. Tears welled in her eyes. She sat down on her knees beside him, and held his hand. However, she was briefly pulled from her thought when she herd a small sound behind her. The Ember Stone had tumbled from its place on her back and on to the ground. She froze.
Slowly, she reached out and grabbed the rock. She held it in her hands, and looked at Maximus.
Was it even possible? Could this really be done? There was only one way to find out.
Axis closed her eyes, took a deep breath, and activated the stone.