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There was no pattern to the fevers. He could be fine one minute, and burning up the next. When he was fine, life was mostly normal. He was a good student in school, though his grades started to slip from all the time he was getting pulled from class to be poked and prodded by more doctors, or shoved in hospital for "observation". He loved science (particularly the bunson burner), he was an excellent music student having learned the guitar, saxophone and violin from a young age taught by his grandfather who was a retired Aussie rockstar. He had a large network of friends, and he was just an all-round nice, friendly, and sweet kid.
But when no answers continued to come, all medical investigations coming up fruitless as to why he kept suffering these "life-threatening" fevers, his parents made the drastic decision to accept him into a medical research program in America, and up-rooted their family of them, Keegan, and Keegan's older sister by two years, Lucy, to California in American for him to take part. He only thought he had been poked and prodded before. This was a whole other level of poked and prodded. His mother, a school teacher back home, decided not to work and home school him and Lucy in American, wanting to make sure they didn't lose a lot of the Australian way of learning or a respect for their heritage. It was comfortable for the family, with their dad raking in plenty of cash with his career as an Architectural Engineer.
It was only on a visit from their maternal grandmother in Scotland, a fiery redhead who did Yoga and Zumba with a bit of a weed habit for 'medicinal purposes', that the answer finally came. She came across Keegan in the backyard one day controlling a flame from a lighter, making it bigger like a lightsaber. She told him then that he wasn't sick, he was what they call an Elemental, and specifically, a Fire Elemental called a Salamander. Keegan's great-great-great grandmother was one, thought to be a witch from her ability to control, and be drawn to, fire. She told Keegan it was 'in their blood' and began teaching him more about their Celtic heritage of Elementals, Angels, and Faeries. Keegan is drawn to fire, but he can also control, control, manipulate, and use it to his advantage. The fevers he had been experiencing were the latent abilities trying to coax him to use them, and now he can, they're much more controlled though sometimes he can have above-average body temperature, which makes it difficult to distinguish when he's actually sick. Ironically, Keegan's parents even felt the urge to give him fire-related names. Keegan of Gaelic origin means 'small flame' and Phoenix being the bird that ends in flames and rises from the ashes.
After Keegan knew he wasn't sick, and his family, sat down by his nanna, learned of what he was and could do (cue years of continual WTF'ing), Keegan wanted to go back to a normal school. He missed having friends, he missed doing music and chemistry classes, he missed being normal, though he wasn't sure he would ever be that. The family decided to move from San Francisco to a smaller place to get their kids back into school. They never like the bustling city anyway, and it was Keegan who ultimately chose Beacon Hills because it was the only place he 'didn't feel weird'. He felt okay there, and okay was better than weird.
It was in his sophomore year and Lucy's senior year that they began at Beacon Hills High. It was a huge transitional period, and it became obvious this place was exceptionally weird, but because of that, Keegan felt less weird being what he was. He never truly made many close friends there, though. He was friendly with most but it was only the next year, junior year, that Keegan found a true friend in Kira Yukimura, the new girl who came later in the year. In fact, he was pretty sure he had a bit of a crush on her, though he didn't know what he was supposed to do next. It felt like a crush, but he wasn't sure if it was just because she was so nice and he enjoyed her company. Plus, she was dating one of the most popular guys in school, a werewolf apparently, and Keegan didn't want his head bitten off and spat out in a bloody mess.
Elementals are "Nature's Angels" and they are referred to by various names including Fairies, Elves, Devas, Brownies, Leprechauns, Gnomes, Sprites, Pixies as well as many others. These nature spirits are governed by the Archangels. Like Angels, Elementals do not have a definite form or appearance. It's easy to determine if a picture is that of an Angel or a winged elemental. The winged Elementals have wings that look like a butterfly's and Angels have feathered bird-like wings. The belief in Elementals goes back to before the beginning of religion. Long before Angels, there were Elementals who inhabited all things. Animism which is believed to be the original religion of humankind believed that Elementals inhabit all things.
Elementals are very mischievous and like to play, but their play may appear to us as disasters rather than play, such as thunderstorms, blizzards, raging seas. When Elementals decide to enjoy themselves, it's best for us humans to take cover and hope they tire soon. Contrary to how it seems, Elementals activities are not always destructive, even though it may seem that way to humans at times. The elementals have their own agenda and they have a definite purpose, which we may not understand, but may be for the good of the planet as a whole.
Paracelsus was responsible for the names of the Elementals. A physician, alchemist mystic and medical critic, he was born 1493 in Switzerland, the son of a doctor and chemist. Paracelsus is considered the most original medical thinker of the 16th century, believed to be far ahead of all other medical scientists of his time. Paracelsus: "The Elementals are not properly spirits, because they have flesh, blood and bones; they live and propagate offspring; they eat and talk, act and sleep. They are beings occupying a space between men and spirits, resembling men and women in their organization and form and resembling spirits in the rapidity of their locomotion."
There is a group of Elementals for each of the elements - Earth, Air, Water and Fire. Below is a brief description of some, but not all, creatures of the four elements. Paracelsus: "Salamanders have been seen in the shape of fiery balls, or tongues of fire, running over the fields, or peering in houses." The salamanders are the spirit of fire. They keep us warm and work through the liver, bloodstream and emotions. Without these beings, fire cannot exist. You cannot light a match without a salamander's being present. They are considered the strongest and most powerful of all the elementals. Their ruler is a magnificent flaming being called Djin. On the spiritual level, they also help to awaken kundalini. Salamanders will always help people who are friendly towards them and keep their heart fires burning. They also have special influence over those with fiery tempers. [ source ]
Keegan is an Original Character based in the Teen Wolf (TV Series) canon for psls beaconhillshigh and untiltheendstarts
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