Having at last escaped the large crowd that had remained, even after Serena had chosen her partner, the two stood silent, both of their young minds buzzing full of unanswered questions. The two spoke suddenly, in unison, though neither question could be recognized. Smiling ever so slightly, he younger of the two motioned for the other to speak.
“Rena? When do suppose we’ll be able to eat something?”
Startled by the lack of humor in the question, the girl looked up, her hair blowing in the light afternoon wind.
“We… we can eat here?” She asked in reply, amazement clear in her voice.
Giving the girl and odd look, Aiden hesitantly nodded.
“Why would you ever think otherwise?” he curiously questioned.
Serena took her time before replying. She suddenly felt extremely silly for asking.
“Well, I thought that being ghost would be, um, would make us, unable, to eat, for lack of a better word.”
To Serena’s utmost surprise, Aiden let out a soft chuckle.
“Rena, there’s lots of things you probably don’t know about Serentilly, but the most important, and I guess pretty obvious fact, is that none of us are ghosts. Not even the tiniest bit of your little pinky finger nail.”
Utter confusion was the single emotion that could be identified, and it completely overtook Serena’s features, as if one had laid a heavy weighted veil upon them. She bit her lip, thinking hard, trying to make sense of the new information, as her green eyes closing on their own accord. After several moments she opened them, only to find the face of a young boy staring back at her, waiting expectantly for a reply.
“S-So your say-saying th-that I’m not d-dead?” she stuttered, in vain attempt to wrap her young head around this newly found information. Smiling kindly Aiden gently took her small hand, and led her down the beaten path they had been traveling on.
“Oh there’s so much you aren’t understanding Rena, Were you listening to kiersten at all?”
“Well I was, But I’m not quite sure I was able to fully absorb everything.” Serena replied, her cheeks flushing a faint shade of pink.
“Well Rena, all I’m going to tell you now, is that you need to remember that you’re alive. Adrian and Adriana can tell you more later. When we get to town that is. Now we have to get going. Quickly.”
“How quickly?” the girl asked.
“Before sunset.” Was the boy’s only reply.
In the far distance the faint outline of a small town could be seen. Hastening his pace, the boy led Serena further upon the trail. Above them the bright sun was beginning to set, streaking line of orange and yellow across the sky, as though the darkening blue wonder above were a large canvas, painted by the afternoon breeze. A loud call, similar to that of a tiger’s, shattered the silence, followed by a slight hiss, and a threatening growl.
Tightening her grip on the boy’s hand, Serena fought the urge to scream. Instead she squeezed her eyes shut and managed to croak;
“What… What was that?”
With a voice mirroring Serena’s frightened one; Aiden was able to whisper a single word.
Here it is!!!
So I made the banner on the side, i took the pic at the beach we camped by:)
and i just love the song on the side.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE?