Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Two Sides of the Same Coin
As the poem above hints at, although heat and cold couldn't be more different, they also have some things in common. Both can be destructive forces, both are associated with various emotions, and both are part of the natural circle of life.
While writing, I tried portraying the two protagonists with traits and thoughts that matched their element, but I also had them meet in the middle. While Felicia is passionate and hot-tempered, Joshua is detached and cool and calm - and yet, both strive for the same goals, and both learn to work together.
They fall in love because the other promises and encompasses what they are not and can never have. They complement each other like yin and yang even though they also fight and use different approaches.