In a dark narrow cave sat a boy. Cold and hungry.
*It's dark, so dark. When was the last time I ate a meal? I'm cold. Why did this happen again? Why do they always betray me? What did I ever do to deserve this? How long have I been here? Where's Fenir, is he okay?* I had so many questions but zero answers.
Suddenly there was a noise. *Damnit did they find me*, I thought. Then I heard a male voice say: "guys there's blood over here." *It's not them* I thought and was immediately a bit relieved. But as the voices came closer that relief quickly faded again.
*It's not that I was scared of humans, I've just been betrayed to often to trust any of them. They never mean what they say, always break their promises, are just overall selfish and thus not to be trusted. Never again. I will not trust them ever again.*
He pulled his cloak tighter around his shivering body. *I'll just have to pretend I am weak and harmless and hope they are kind people.* I closed my eyes waiting for the people to enter the cave I used as a temporary home. It didn't take long before I heard footsteps nearing the entrance.
"Don't you think it's dangerous, it could be a demon," a female voice this time. "We'll just have to be careful, so, who will go first?" "Semion should since he's the one with the ‘shield’ ability." "I agree."
"Alright, is that okay with you Semion?" "Sure."
*Jeez how many people are there?* I heard footsteps slowly approach me. From behind my eyelids I could see a light slowly getting brighter. I opened my eyes. *He's huge* is the first thing I thought.
He very slowly kneeled down on the ground lifting his hands in the air. "It's a boy," he shouted at his companions. "I-I'm not-," I croaked before going into a coughing fit.
*Not a boy! I'm 21, a full grown man. I know I'm not tall but I'm certainly not so small as to seem like a kid. Well maybe now I do look like a small kid. I wouldn't know since I haven't seen myself in god knows how long*
"A girl then?" the man looked at me questioning. "I-I'm a m-man," I rasped. "Oh, I'm sorry, can you come out of the crack so we can help you?" *No way was I going out there without knowing who I was dealing with.* I heard more people approaching. The rest of his team I figured.
"How's the situation?" one of the girls asked. "I don't know, he won't come out of there," the man, who I just remembered was called Semion, answered.
"Let me try," a different man said. He slowly came near the crack and also kneeled before it. "Give me some water," he said. One of the girls reached in her bag, took out a bottle and threw it at him. The man caught it and turned back to me.
He reached out his hand and I flinched. I did not like anyone touching me especially a stranger. He pulled back his hand and smiled softly. Then uncapped the water bottle and tried to hand it to me.
I was really thirsty but who knows what was in that bottle. They could have poisoned it for all I know. As if the man knew what I was thinking he took a sip and swallowed. When after a few minutes nothing happened he tried handing it to me again.
I very slowly reached out my hand. He gave me an encouraging smile. I snatched the bottle from his hand and brought it to my chapped lips.
It felt like the fire in my throat was instantly distinguished. It was heavenly. But of course I drank to quickly and got into another coughing fit. The man quickly took the water bottle so I couldn't spill it all over me. Though it wouldn't really matter since I was already drenched in blood anyways.
After I was done he handed the bottle back to me and softly said: "My name is Dayxo, may I have the privilege of knowing yours?"
*Should I tell a stranger my name, no ofcourse not. But he seems really nice, not the fake kind. Maybe I could- NO I just said I would never trust humans again it hasn't even been an hour and I'm already breaking it. But telling your name doesn't mean trust, it's just polite. Yeah I guess I could tell him my name.*
"If you don't want to tell me it's fine, you don't have to." "Uuhhh...i-it's N-Nyo." *Damnit the nervous stutter is back just great.* The man smiled warmly at me: "It's very nice to meet you Nyo." *…What did I just get myself into!?*