He doesn’t listen is probably something we all say about someone else. It’s not that they disobey exactly. They just don’t listen. And yes, I’m talking about the boys. Well the youngest to be precise.
Drake is three. He’s testing his boundaries. Which means he’s playing with fire – quite literally and it scares everyone in the house. We don’t have the alarms they do in the AU building so no one’s freaking out on that level, but Drake has a habit of trying to do something and then ending up starting random fires because his control of the elements isn’t that good.
I can’t play with patterns around Drake – he tries to do them. Which can be dangerous. I insist he does it only with me but he’s three… he doesn’t understand.
Matt is helpful in that he squelches most of the fires with a touch to Drake’s arm, but once it’s ignited things around the house we have to use other means. Sage has a fire extinguisher in every room for when he’s alone with the boys. Oddly enough Matt is learning not only to handle his gifts but to actually touch the elements. He can’t do much with it since he tends to cancel them out but he’s making patterns. I think he can reverse anything I do given time. Matt’s excited. Hell I’m excited, it’s new territory and something the Venatori will never learn – which is a shame.