The soft grass gently touched my small palm. I grabbed a handful and blew it away lightly and watched it fly. I was sitting near a small clearing within a hill covered in forestry.
“You’re not a mage with wind magic, stop daydreaming”
I turned to my back, there I saw a tall figure casting her shadow over me
“I’m not, I just like to see uhm..”
She snickered at me covering her pearly teeths with her hand, then with the same hand she patted my head. I could not muster any words to respond, as a child who grew up with parents who would constantly bicker at each other, she was my beacon of joy.
“Come on Sentrik! I was just kidding, you can play as much as you want”
She gave me a pliant smile, which once again took my words right out of my mouth
“What’s wrong? Did you get bit by a bug?” She tilted her head and squat to meet my eye level
She worries for me, takes care of me and protects me from whatever that hurts. She is my Older Sister; Catherine Anwir.
“I-I didn’t… is mom and dad–” I was stopped by my sister as she swiftly clapped her hands near my right arm
“Heiik!! Wh-why??” I asked her what’s with the sudden clap
“There was a fly near your arm!” She quickly stood up
“Anyways I have to check if the police officer is still there, so stay here! Don’t go anywhere while I’m gone!” and just like that she speedily went down the hill
It was almost night time, I hoped she’d come back sooner
An hour or two and there was still no sign of her
“Uuuhh I should’ve followed her” I was easily scared by everything for as long as I could remember at this age, my sister had protected me from all sorts of things and as I grew up I became dependent of her
It was already getting dark, I could barely see what’s in front of me, I started panicking; all kinds of fear and paranoia swelled in my head
“S-sister… Sister!.... Catherine!!” I shouted her name over and over yet what I received was nightly echoes of cricket’s singing and the cold breeze rustling the trees that gave a hair-rising atmosphere
My breathing was scarce like a prey trying not to be found, I hadn’t noticed it but my tears already fell to the dirt and my eyes were blurry from the water that kept rising.
I tried to gain my composure then suddenly a fierce susurration coming from the bushes near the trees reverberate into my ears
I couldn’t help but silently scream as I fell backwards
I blinked a few times and rubbed my eyes
What came out of the bushes had yellow eyes; slowly it walked towards me
I stood there and watched, till the dim moonlight gradually revealed what it was.
It was a cat, with silky black hair. The moonlight complemented its fur. It’s eyes were as yellow as the golden sun
It’s peepers looked at me; meowed
“Hello there.. Kitty. I thought you were a monster.. Haha..” I wiped off my snot and tears off my face with my shirt then lightly pet the cat’s head
It didn’t mind
“I’m really glad you’re here..” I was. I was a kid who almost broke off into a panic attack
Mroow, It meowed one last time as it went far from the clearing and ran away
“Wait! W-wait!” I chased for it, the cat was fast but not enough to the point I couldn’t follow it’s running
Trees, branches and some bushes blocked my path numerous times, but it didn’t stop me
Something in my stomach told me not to follow the cat, like instincts almost screaming to go to the opposite direction
Yet I didn’t, more like I couldn’t, as if I was charmed by the cat who meowed at me under a moonlit sky, I was determined to chase that cat.
I… If I wanted to go back to that moment, I would have stopped myself, if only..
I ran and ran after the cat who never looked back
By a hair strand I was so close to catching it into my arms
It took me 2 seconds.. 2 seconds to realize
The cat was gone
So as well was the ground I stood on
At that moment, like a quick flash in my head I realized. I was falling from the edge of a cliff.
“SENTRIK!!!” I heard a loud scream from behind
Swiftly and smoothly she grabbed the collar of my shirt and used herself to force me back up to the ground
There I sat, processing what happened.
I looked down.
I had hoped and hoped and hoped and hoped and hoped and hoped and hoped…
But there was nothing but pinetrees to cushion her fall.
Despair or more like darkness took over my sight and everything after that was a blur.
Creator's Note(Will be Deleted Soon):
Hello! I am Creator Sam, the one who made this, as you can read I'm not really good at writing. I started a few months ago and never tried to fix anything except some spelling habits, but I'd love to take some of your advices on what to improve!