The lush greenness covers my eyesight as they blink open. I can feel a arm around me, but it pulls away slowly like a snake. The portal worked and I’m confused and sad by the fact, I want to lay here and not get up. I’m already ready to be pulled back home to where no one is missing me it seems. I can't believe my dad would just push me out like that...
“Princess are you awake?” Demitri asked, I shook my head dumbly.
“Then I'll wait.” He sighed laying back down, I can only tell this because I hear him crush the grass. Why is he suddenly being so nice, shouldn't he just be like “Time to get a move on, we don't have time for your whining.”
My eyesight gets blurry and then I realize I’m crying. I roll onto my stomach to muffle this fact, the smell of grass is a delightful mint. I don't want to be here, I want to go home. I try to swallow the rest, a few tears is fine but this is a stranger your in front of, don't make him think your weak. I sit up wiping my eyes, I take a deep breath and stand up.
“Where to now?” I asked trying to keep and neutral state of mind, Demitri stood up.
“To town, some friends of mine are waiting for us.”
“Great let's continue.” I said walking forward.
“Princess its the other way.” He told me and I follow him embarrassed with myself. I don't get how I always assume I know what's going on.
“Then lead the way.” I sighed him. We started walking through the dense forest its fresh greenness following us at every turn making it dark and hard to navigate through. As we kept walking I kept looking around seeing endless miles of trees and not much else, why do I feel so at home here? Like this is where I belong.
Demitri stops suddenly making me run into his back. I wonder why we stopped; are we there? I look around just trees and over grown grass greener then any normal grass could be.
“Why have we stopped?” I finally ask.
“Sh! We're not alone.” He whispers. I look around again still not seeing anything, when I hear something whistle through the air and stop right in front of Demitri. A arrow standing straight in the ground as a warning, or a threat.
“Already we have trouble.” Demitri sighed getting a sword and dagger out. I still didn't even know where the arrow even came from!
A dark figure jumps down from the tree wearing a green mask over their face. Red paint imitating blood around the attackers masks mouth. He throws the bow and arrow down and gets out two black short swords. The black figure prepares to charge when a dagger flies into his forehead. I cover my mouth consumed with shock, Demitri killed someone!
“You killed him!”
“Yeah, good thing too. Those things are usually really hard to... Your not used to seeing people killed are you?” He said seeing he look on my face that was utter terror and anger.
“No! Not at all, in fact where I come from it's a federal crime!” I yelled at him.
“Actually this is where you come from and I was just protecting you! You think someone would show a little gratitude.” He told me obviously annoyed with me. Why should I thank him for killing someone! The nerve of this guy...
“It's not like those things are actually human...” Demitri muttered when something grabbed me and pulled only as far as my ankle before Demitri stabbed the black puddle while pulling me out. We flung forward I landing on top of Demitri. The puddle starts to bubble as it evaporates into a black puff of smoke.
“Hold your breath!” Demitri yelled pulling me into his chest. I closed my eyes and held my breath not believing what was happening. I concluded that whatever it was it wasn't the last time I would see one.