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3. Trusts Are Made
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I ran where my legs would take me. Why was I running? I didn’t understand. She was no way connected to my past. I stopped and tried to sense if she was still there. She was moving, slowly, away from the lake. She seemed lost and needed help. There was no one in sight to help her. I had to go back.
I ran back to her but at a steady pace. I felt a strange sensation in my body. Why was this happening to me?
I didn’t want her to see me right away when I caught sight of her. She looked around, more than once in the same direction. She was definitely lost. I decided to let her acknowledge my presence. Stepping out slowly, our eyes met. I could see a sign of relief in her eyes.
“You came back!”
She smiled an innocent smile. The details of her grin made me feel a warm, human-like, tingling sensation.
“Can you help me, I’m lost?”
I nodded my head. She giggled again.
“I need to get back to my Haisla tribe. But I cannot return until I find something. Will you help me find it?”
The way she was talking to me was like the way any human would talk to an animal. It felt kind of awkward.
“You see, I’m a healer of my tribe and right now, we are under attack from a disease. I need to bring a plant back so my grandmother can make a remedy. I’ve been searching all day for it but as you can tell, my luck hasn’t been good.”
She told me what to look for as I helped her search the grounds.
It reached nightfall and we still could not find the much needed plant. It was no problem for me to keep going, but the girl looked as if she couldn’t continue any further.
At this point, I heard the crack of a small branch and soft footfalls. Two men emerged from behind the trees. I stepped behind into the shadows, so that I was close to the girl but out of view of the two men.
The two men approached the young girl, with menacing expressions on their faces.
“Hakan, Kotori!” the young girl exclaimed with profound happiness in her voice.
The two men exchanged glances.
“Oh, I’m so happy to see you two! I got lost looking for an ingredient for the remedy Shimasani and I were going to prepare for the village,” She continued.
“Dear Kimi White, you need not worry about such trivial matters any longer. Young, beautiful girls like you shouldn’t be wandering around in the dark alone like this.”
I didn’t like the tone of this conversation. I sensed a double meaning to the words said.
“W-what are you talking about?” Kimi stammered taking a small step backwards.
“With the village half infected, your father among them, we think this is the best time for ….a new leader to rise,” one of the men answered.
“So…how shall we explain this, Kotori?” the taller man gestured to the other man.
“You see…it would be in our best interests, if you no longer existed.” Kotori sneered.
“How should we do it?” Kotori questioned Hakan. “Should we grant her a quick end?”
“What’s the rush?” Hakan sneered back. “She is young and beautiful… and the night is still young. We might as well enjoy this opportunity to its fullest.”
Both men approached Kimi swiftly and the taller man aggressively grabbed her arm.
I had to stop this. I stepped out from the shadows, crouching on my hind legs. I saw the fear cross into the eyes of the men as they saw my presence.
“What the hell is that?!” the shorter man exclaimed.
They didn’t have time to say much more. Snarls erupted from my chest as I sprang at them full force. I hadn’t felt this sense of adrenaline rush through me since my battle with the newborn bloodsuckers.
I felt my powerful teeth close around soft flesh and my jaws clamped down hard. I heard a terrified yelp and could smell blood all around me.
I let go of the one that I was on and bit down on the calf of the other man who was trying to get away. I bit down so hard that I felt the bone in his lower leg. My jaws were still clamped around his lower leg and he was trying to get away. My teeth slid to the hem of his pants and in my haste, I tore them off of him.
Both men were bleeding badly, and were struggling to get away. I had to fight the urge to kill them. In their hurry, they tripped and went hurdling over the rocks to where the land inclined downwards.
Horrified screams could be heard when their bodies collided hard with the ground. And then, silence. I waited for the fury to simmer before I turned to glance at the spot where Kimi stood.
She looked terrified. Her eyes were wide with fear, her hands scrunched into fists at her side, and he skin a ghastly pale color. She seemed to have forgotten to breathe.
I took a small step towards her and that seemed to snap her out of her trance. She gasped wildly and turned to run.
She tripped, got right back on her feet and continued, determined to get away from me.
What is with this girl?! I saved her life…AGAIN!
I sighed deeply. This girl was clearly terrified after she saw the damage I was capable of. If I even wanted a chance of calming her down, I had to phase back.
After I had phased back, I grabbed the pants that I had ripped of one of the men and put them on. They were far from my size, coming to an end a little past my knees but they would do.
I hurried to run after Kimi. It wasn’t that hard to find her, I could hear her scrambling around in the woods trying to find her way, falling down often.
She ran near a tree, trying to hide her presence. I couldn’t tell her who I was so I had to think of a way to play this one out. Her back was to me as she carefully searched the grounds in front of her. I quietly approached her side hoping that she wouldn’t see me coming.
“Er, excuse me,” I said.
She jumped. She didn’t turn around right away.
“Go away.” Her tone was a mixture of fear and hatred.
I wish I didn’t get myself involved in this. But, I had no choice. “I’m sorry, if I scared you but what are you doing out here in the woods?”
“Please, don’t talk to me. You have no idea what just happened to me.”
Ha! You have no idea.
“Just go away, please, or were you with those other men?”
That sounded like a rhetorical question to me. I still had to ask.
“What other men?”
“Oh please don’t play stupid, no other people are out here in the forest.”
“I have no idea what you are talking about.”
“What do you want with me?”
“Nothing, I was just wondering why you were here alone in the forest.”
“I’m trying to go home, okay. Leave me alone I’m fully capable of going there myself,” she lied.
“You sure? You look a little lost to me.”
Just then, she turned around her eyes meeting my chest. Then, she froze looking upward slowly. She looked very terrified. As soon as her eye caught mine, I couldn’t help but gaze into them. Her face was filled with innocent beauty that was irresistible. I didn’t know what to do. It felt as if time stood still and there we were, alone, in the forest. I felt the need to protect her no matter what.
“I’m not lost okay, I don’t live that far away, trust me, and I can get there myself.”
Although she was angry at me, I felt the need to comfort her.
“Why are you so terrified of me?” My voice sounded less husky, softer and less compelling.
Her mood changed, she now looked confused.
“Why do you care whether I get home or not?”
“Aw, c’mon! You’re alone in the forest and it’s not safe for a young lady to be wandering around like this.”
“Yeah, I know which is why I want to get home as soon as possible.”
“Did something happen to you?”
“Yes, something DID happen and I want to go home, please!”
“What happened? Are there other people in here with you?”
“Look, no one is here now, they’ve left and before they happen to return I want to be out of sight so please, let me go, I’m begging you.”
“Look, I’m not like that, if they do return, which I’m sure they won’t, I’ll protect you just incase.”
“Thanks but no thanks I’m sure no one else is here,” she abruptly said. Just then, an expression came across her face. “Actually, thanks for the offer, I could use the help,” she said.
“What’s with the sudden change of mind?” I asked playfully.
“Um, well you see, there’s a really big wolf out here. It’s really big and I thought it was friendly but I was proved wrong,” she said
Those words hurt. I am friendly! Did she not have any idea what the “wolf” was trying to save her?
“Really? How did the wolf change so suddenly?”
“I don’t know but the way it attacked those guys made me terrified to know what it could actually do to me,” her eyes gleaming.
“I see, well, the wolf is gone now so I’ll take you home.”
“How do you know which way to go?”
“I don’t, I thought you knew where you were going.”
“I did, at one point but then after the wolf took me off my tracks I don’t know how to return home,” she said.
I didn’t take you off track, I was saving your life.
“Ah, I see. Well, do you remember anything that you saw on the way coming?”
“I am pretty sure that this is the way I came from. There’s a really big oak tree that I remembered seeing on my way down here. I’m sure if I get back there I can remember What if I never see my family again? I have to go back. My village needs me back but I didn’t get what I came for.”
“What did you come for?”
“You see, my grandmother is the healer of my village and an infection has been occurring throughout. She sent me to find a plant make a remedy but I am in no condition to look for it. I need to return home.”
“Well, its still nightfall, do you want to walk from now?”
“I guess, I really need to get home. But its wise to wait until sunrise. It’s really hard to see.”
“Are you sure? I can see perfectly fine.”
“No its okay, I don’t want to put you in trouble. I guess we’ll camp out here tonight then.”
She didn’t look too pleased about having to sleep in the outdoors. I had to try to make it as comfortable as I could for her.
“I’ll just sleep here in the grass,” she said. “Where are you going to sleep?”
“Right here, I guess,” I gestured to a spot four feet away from her.
“Okay then,” she said.
I turned my back to her trying to analyze how tomorrow was going to work.
“Are you sure you would be okay like this out in the dark?” She asked me.
“Yeah, I’ve slept out here before, it’s no big deal,” he said.
“Oh, I see, well, there’s no experience I have in outdoor sleeping so it’s all new to me.”
“Don’t worry, I wont let anything happen to you, okay?”
“Thank you,” she smiled.
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