Ash looked around himself and found nothing except huge trees. “I have never been here before.” He found himself saying.
“So have I, we must get back,” Aurora said.
But before, they could turn around, a voice froze their steps. Ash looked at Aurora, with a question in his eyes “Did you hear that, too?” Aurora nodded that left no chance for any misconception, they both heard that voice.
They stood there for a moment, without making any sound. Ash intensely concentrated for the traces of that voice again, but it never came. Just before Ash lost all the hopes of finding the owner of the voice, he heard the voice again, this time clearer. It was not just a voice, it was a yell. Someone was crying out of pain, and Ash could bet that someone was in great trouble.
“I think the voice is coming from there,” Aroura said pointing downhill in the woods. “Let’s go and find out, someone might need our help,” And she walked down, deeper into the forest.
Ash hesitated to go down further deep in the forest, but Aurora left no option for him as she was already walking down. He followed her.
As Ash struggled to push away the pointy branches coming over his face, he could hear the cry getting louder and louder. His steps went faster than before, crunching the dry leaves and branches on the cold soil.
Soon, Ash and Aurora stopped when the yell was the clearest. “From there,” Aroura walked toward the huge tree, from where the voice was coming. Ash followed her, as soon as he turned around the thick trunk, he gasped.
What he saw was someone, whose kind he had never seen before. But before he could make out who it was, Aroura came and sat down on the ground next to it.
“Ah, my leg!” It groaned in pain.
Ash looked at its leg, but the orange liquid over the ground grabbed more of his attention. He realized that its leg was bleeding orange blood. For once he took a step back out of fear, but he looked at Aroura and bent down and picked up its leg very lightly and slowly.
“Ahh, What’re you doing?” It cried.
Ash ignored it, as he looked carefully at the wound. A sharp stone had pierced its foot. Ash couldn’t help hesitating, for he was helping someone whose blood’s color is not even red! Aurora looked at him with requesting eyes, to relieve it from the pain.
“Hey, look someone is there!” Ash nearly shouted looking at the sky.
As soon as it looked above, Ash pulled out the stone from its foot.
“Ahhh!!” It gave out a shout and grabbed the grass at its side. The orange blood was oozing out of the cut rapidly; Ash looked around himself to find anything to stop the bleeding.
Aurora tore her white lace dress from the end. “Let me do it,” She wrapped it around the injury whispering, “Don’t worry, you’ll be fine,” She carefully tied the knot around its foot, loose enough to not to hurt it more.
“Would you like to try to stand?” Aurora said, holding its hand.
Finally, it tried to stand up, on one leg.
It was when Ash observed how much short it was. It couldn’t even reach his shoulders. It wore a green cap on his redhead (the cap couldn’t hide its pointy ears, and hair which was coming over his forehead. Its big brown eyes were attractive. “What are you?” Ash couldn’t help asking.
“I, Aiden, am the son of king Gildas. Thank you for helping me. Now I must go. I owe you one, and I’ll surely pay this debt.” He said, adjusting the belt on his waist.
“You should not compare our help to debt, little master,” Aurora said, still sitting on the ground to talk with him, on the same level.
“I don’t ask for help from enemies, young lady.” He said with a pain in his voice.
“Enemies? Why? We aren’t your enemies.” Ash said.
“You’re not my friends either,”
“We can be,” Aurora said, reaching out her hand looking at him in the eyes. “Friends?”
He stood there staring at her hand, and reached out his smaller hand, but to refuse. “I can not trust you, even if I like to,” He said and left.
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