I've told you about how I was able to take energy out of people but that I'd always returned it.
Well, over the years I have encountered a number of people walking in the heart of the city and they were draining people of energy. I was only aware of it after one occasion where I had been one of the victims they siphoned energy off.
It feels like your energy levels drop and I can feel my energy, as I see sparks, coming out of me. Well, I have also told you about my protective shields that I weave out of the spark-energy I see. I'm pretty good at making them to throw all modesty out of the window. I have been making them since Grade 4 so as I was in Year 11 at the time of the event I'm going to tell you about, I'd have had something like seven years of almost daily practice - yes figuring out my abilities was and is my goal in life and I'd always worked primarily on shields and barriers.
The most significant encounter was when this girl (who looked like a teenager but felt to me, sensation wise, like some kind of walking pit that sucks up energy) started draining me, so I threw up a shield and continued to strengthen it - I panicked. The thing though is that I could feel her trying to get at my being, my energy still. So, the shield went up and she stopped dead and watched me like some crazy person - she looked unnerved but that was not what I got out of attacks on my shield. I think she could see it.
As I have said, I can use the black sparks to harm people. Well, I didn't have to use them in this case because somehow I sent out an attack like ribbons of sparks at her using every spark I could control in that instant - I was working on instinct, I meant for them to hurt her - to tear all that energy out of her and disperse it. I saw her literally stagger before I lost her in the crowd, although I could sense her - she felt like a pit drawing in energy - it's hard to mistake it once you've felt it. I don't think I even slowed her down though because I had the feeling of failure - like I'd been countered. I couldn't understand why I hadn't sensed it before.
The odd thing was that she wasn't the only one I could feel attacking my rather obvious shield - I'd never used one in a public place like that before. I was worried so I somehow, and I don't know how - I just did it, was walking with the crowd as well and I stepped out of my shield - shields in my experienced are either anchored to a place or to a person so they follow that person as they move. I was still maintaining the shield as I was intent on losing myself in the crowd. I was scared out of my wits because she was walking straight towards me through the crowd.
I don't know how I did it, but I called down the bright sparks that dance in the sky - the really active ones, they look strong spark wise. And I brought some of them down on the whole crowd. I couldn't sense her attacks anymore, my shield burst and it felt like the sparks recoiled back to me even though I wasn't in it anymore, I was trying to get away. I couldn't sense her anymore either only see her, it was too hard to sense anything other than the sparks raining down everywhere, it was pretty too and so I fled with a smile on my face. The sparks did no harm, they were raining down and the sparks in that mall were dancing as if they were ecstatic through the spark-rain. I can imagine it was pretty distracting.
I don't know if I had help or it was all me. But what I do know is that these energy vampires are very real, they attack people for real although the victims might not be aware of it - they are like parasites and they sensed my shield, they attacked it even. I didn't think it was possible. I had thought only shadows could be held at bay with my shields that and rain - you can make this kind of haze shield and not get a drop of water on you when walking in a decent downpour since all the rain somehow misses you - I did this today on my way to work because I didn't listen to that voice of reason inside and left my umbrella at home - it is tiring though because like everything spark related you need to control them constantly and to do that you have to concentrate the entire time and not just on one but on all the sparks around you and near you.
Regardless, I would appreciate your thoughts. I think there may be some pretty good applications for this whatever-it-is skill. I believe we might be able to teach each other how we do these amazing things and develop more practical skills.