A young girl, with raven hair and pale skin, was walking in the woods when she came to an opening of a valley, that seemed to be untouched by the world of man. As she stepped out in to the sun light of the valley a hand had went to grab her and got burned. Hearing this she turned and saw a stranger dressed in dark with pale skin standing in the shadows of the trees.
“You startled me, I didn`t know that someone was out here sorry.” She apologized.
The pale man was confused and just staring at her face and says nothing while he rubs his hand. She sees this “Are you ok?” she asks, as she reaches to see.
He pulls away “I`m fine a a a... branch fell.”
“Oh, well are you here to take in the sights too?” she sweetly asked.
“Not exactly, getting dinner.” He states with a smirk.
“You’re a hunter, too bad.”
“Excuse me?” he asked confused once again.
She turns to look out at the valley, her blue eyes shining in the sun light that danced across them “I know we have to hunt the poor creatures to eat them, but it`s still a sham. Seeing them die is like seeing a piece of beauty that is nature die to.”
He looks at her still in confusion.
“Well tell me hunter do you ever take in the beauty of nature while you`re out here waiting.” She says as she turns her shining eyes toward him.
“Not often” he admits.
“Well if you`re not in a hurry come and take it in with me.” She speaks while extending her hand to him.
He looks at her hand and then to her face as she smiles gently, then he turns away. “I can`t.” he commented.
“Why not?” she asked, sadden by the comment.
“The sun it makes me ill if directly exposed to long. It`s compl..” he spoke low when he was about to finish his statement when the young girl cut him off.
“No, I get it, it`s the sun sickness. That’s too bad… Wait I got an idea.” She exclaimed and then takes off her cape and hands it to him with an innocent smile.
He gives a baffled look at the cape and hood and then at the girl.
“Go on and take it, it`s a little small but it should keep you covered.” She explains.
He reaches for it.
“Why give this to me?” He questions.
“Because everyone deserves to take in all the beauty of nature. Plus, I believe in karma, do something good for some one else and it`ll return and then that person would do something kind for someone else.” She smiles brightly and cheerfully at him after she explained her reasons, while talking with her hands as well, with each word the more excited she got.
He smirks and puts it on.
“There you go now come on.” she says as pulling him in to the valley.
She dances around in the sun looking at every gorgeous creature of nature. An every so often look up and smile at the man for a moment, then continue basking.
He would blush every time she did. It was like she washed away any leftover malice intent that had creeped in.
They were there for hours, at one point a small creature came up too him and tiled it`s head at him. As if trying to figure him out. He looked down at the creature and when he did his eyes flashed red, causing the small animal to run back toward the girl. She watched as the small animal ran up her body shaking and curling up in the crock of her neck.
“What`s wrong little guy?” She asked while petting the small creature on her neck. She then looked in the direction it came from, spotting the pale man. When she did the man looked way so not to meet her gaze.
She smiled and walked to the man with the animal still on her shoulder and said “It`s ok, he`s very nice.” She smiled at the animal then at the man. She leaned in and grabbed the man`s hand, he glanced as she did. Then she placed it lightly on the animal`s head and guided gently down the animal`s back.
“See not so bad, right” she said smiling at the animal and then again at the man. He smiled a little back. Then the animal ran up the man’s arm and on to his shoulder cozening up to the man`s neck as well, like it did to the girls.
“What is it doing” he asked, obviously not used to it. Looking back in forth from the creature to her.
“Haaa..It means he likes you” she says laughing slightly an starts to stand on her tip toes and lean in to pet the small creature upon his shoulder. He watches this action of the animal, that is loving the soothing touch of the girl.
“He`s cute isn`t he” she comments on the animal. Her gaze never leaving it.
“Yes.” He says slightly annoyed and then switches his gaze to her and lets another smile creep up on his face.
She finally moved her gaze to his. “See, not bad.” She comments again.
“What isn`t?” he questions.
“Well, you and taking nature in. Even if it`s just for a while.” She answered.
He huffed lightly and grinned while looking down “I guess so.” He said starting to look back up slightly. Know both locked in each other’s gaze.
“Danial!!!” The strict voice yelled, braking their gaze, when the young girl jumped.
The man looks in the direction the voice came and then turns back to the girl.
“So I`m I to assume that is for you?” he inquired.
“YYeah… sorry” she answered and look away. Then started rocking back and forth on her feet.
“Pfft.” He started to laugh.
“What`s so funny?” she asked him with a little pout still present on her face.
“Nothing, just it took them quite a while to find you. Not to mention your face.”
“What about my face” she was pouting like a child and becoming bright red.
“You look like a child, about to get scolded.” He started to laugh again.
Her face now a brighter red than before. “Well, I guess you`re not wrong. But it`s still not funny.” She huffed unable to deny any thing.
“Haa” he was unable to stop laughing.
She watched this new expression on him “Hmm” she giggled.
He stopped and looked at her. “Why are you laughing?” He once again confused, because she was just embarrassed a second ago and should have stayed that way or at least be a little up set at him still.
“I haven`t heard you laugh before, not even when that little guy cuddled your neck.” She said gesturing to the fuzzy animal still on his shoulder. He didn`t even notice that had laughed, he hasn`t done any thing like that in forever. He stood in shock for a moment.
“Hmm” she kept smiling then looked up at him “Are you Ok?” she asked concerned.
“I..I.. I`m fine.” He stuttered out.
She watched him for a moment then started to say some thing when the heard the strict voice again call out “Danial! Where are YOU?!” causing the girl to once again jump back.
“I guess I should get going. Maybe we could do this again some time.” She stated with a smile and tuning to walk away.
“I would like that” he stated without realizing the words had slipped out of his mouth.
“Hm. Than see you soon” she said while tuning back to him for a quick moment and then running toward the strict voice that called out again “WHERE ARE YOU?!”
“I`m coming!” she yelled back.
The man stood there as she ran and flinched as she yelled back at the other voice. He then turned to the animal that still rested on his shoulder.
“She is certainly an odd one isn`t she?” he smiled and petted the animal.
He then realized he still had her cape on and looked in the direction she ran. Not wanting to be spotted by others, he figured he would do as stated and meet her again some time.
Mean while the girl had finally caught up to the voice that had been calling her.
“There you are!” She said relived to finally find her. “Where have you been?” she asked the young girl.
“Nowhere really just hanging around and taking in the sights.” She said smiling.
“You`ve seen woods a thousand of times. Nothing changes.” she pointed out.
“Every Forest is different, plus nothing stays the same that’s the beauty of Forest and even towns.” She highlighted the word forest as she spoke.
“Whatever, you should still at least stay close as to not get lost or worst.” She states to the girl.
“You`re far to paranoid. Plus, that the nice part about a forest if you get lost you can find something new, that you would have never found if you stayed on the path.” She smiles once again.
“Yeah, like death.” She states while rolling her eyes.
“hmf” she huffs rolls her eyes back at her.
“What, it`s true.” She looked at the girl as she walked past her. Then while looking at her, she noticed that some thing has different and her eyes opened wide and asked “Where`s your cape?”
“Oh, I gave it to someone who needed it more than me.” She said smiling and kept walking a head of the other girl.
“Oh, ok…. Wait what?” she said in shock trying to catch up to the girl. “Do you know what could of happen if they found out who you where?” she exclaimed, in a worried voice.
“Don`t worry they were sweat” she explained to the girl in the hopes of claiming her.
“So are some monsters up until they lure you in and eat you up.” She cried frantically.
“I`m fine though, so that means he couldn`t really be a monster now can he.” She stated.
The girl’s expression calmed, and she thought for a moment then said, “I guess, but then again maybe it`s just trying to lure you in with a false since of security.”
“Aw, come on. Even if he`s a monster, like you think him to be, I think he`s pretty good. Making him not a monster, right?” She retorted.
“I don`t get what you`re saying” she said confusingly.
“Well if he was a creature of the dark or so, but didn`t hurt anyone that would mean he`s not a monster. Because a monster is a creature that seeks to harm.” She explained more for the girl to grasp.
“I guess so?” she said unsure. Then thought again on the conversation finally realizing she said he.
“So, you met a guy!” she screamed causing Danial to flinch.
“Y..Yes” she said hesitantly, looking back at the other girl.
“Do you know what could of happen to you if he planed on hurting you. Wait did some thing happen?” she said with venom in her voice while grabbing the girl and looking her in the face.
“N..N..No. He was very kind and kind of shy.” She said hesitantly but started to smile when she remembered him.
“oh that’s good. But you should still keep your guard up.” She stated and then cleaned her throat and released the girl. Then looked back at her smirking evilly when she asked, “And you think he was kind.” Raising an eyebrow.
“W.. What? I mean yes, so?’ Danial now questioned her.
The girl looked at her and smiled wilder then a crazy cat. “Oh, no reason.” She stated and then started to walk pass Danial now. “Unless, was he cute” she questioned.
“W..WWhat? Ha. What does that have to do with anything?” she began to stutter and laugh hesitantly.
“I`ll take that as a yes.” She said looking back at Danial, who was now painted red with blush.
“Well, we`re back.” The girl said as they strolled up to a small town that had a medium sized, beautiful, Victorian Castle in the center of it.