Ocean lived peacefully. He obeyed the moon and brewed hurricanes when he angered. Ocean never knew he was not the most powerful element in the world until one night, humans built a bonfire on a beach. Ocean watched from afar at first, slowly inching closer until he could see Fire up close. She was breathtaking, crackling and all-consuming. She didn't obey the moon or any human. She simply danced, with the same raw power Ocean used.
"Hey there stranger." Fire winked at ocean, and he felt his surface bubble with nerves.
"Hello." his waves whispered back. Fire continued to dance with the grace of a goddess. Perhaps she was one. "Do your always listen to what moon tells you to do?"
“I must. It's the only way I know."
Fire laughed. "Come closer. Prove yourself wrong."
Ocean hesitated, but then stretched towards Fire and Fire crawled to Ocean. When they at last kissed, there was a brief hissing noise and the burnt sand underneath them soaked through.
They both laughed.
“Funny. I was going to say the same thing.”
And they remained in love for the rest of time.