Merlin was at school finishing up on grading and a few meetings. He hated the late nights and wished he could just run home right after school. He was in the middle of marking up a particularly bad paper when it hit him. He could feel Nimue's fear and urgency. He didn't think twice, just shut his eyes and found himself beside Nimue in the middle of the bedroom full of flames.
It was so disorienting to arrive in such a state, he breathed in to cast a spell and found himself coughing on the smoke. He looked from Nimue over to Amy who was now in her arms and finally got out a word that killed the flames around them. It wouldn't save the house but they wouldn't get burned.