“Ember” by The Animation School
In the Fynbos. Mbali, a Nature Sprite looks at all the plants with concern. She tries to revive a wilted flower. Defeated, Mbali sees fiery embers float past. She follows and finds a Fire Sprite scorching plants. Shocked she confronts him. He looks at her stoically and continues. Mbali in a final effort traps Ember in a tangle of vines. Ember glows, increasing in intensity, igniting a fire cloud. Burning everything. The smoke clears revealing Mbali, kneeling on burnt landscape. Ember approaches her, now ashen, spent. He points to a plant is growing in the ash. The Fynbos starts growing around Mbali as Ember looks on. Content he crumbles to ash.