dishevelled red headed girl in a tattered green dress stood leaning on a broken
part of wall.
Dried blood spattered her feet, hands and dress.
Her pretty face was haggard and tear stained.
"Rubia!" Hari and Arden cried in unison.
ran over to his bedraggled cousin and hugged her.
She hugged him back for dear life, tears flowing freely down her dirtied cheeks.
"Praise Thoruss!" Arden whispered and put his arms around the two hugging siblings.
"I looked all over for you." Hari said, with choking sobs.
"They… those horrid beasts..." Rubia gasped. "They dragged me with them... but I escaped. Do you have... any water?"