I am shock upon entering the old house, Lana is happily swaying as she looks into my reaction.
“Wow- Wow Lana, this place is.....”
“Amazing right? In this way you won’t feel unsafe and afraid staying in here? It looks ugly and scary outside but inside is different. Plus I assure you that inside is so safe for both us.” Lana said happily.
“H-how did you know how to make something like this, I mean......”
“Mostly, I used my magic and designed it to what I have seen and observed in your world like those kitchen styles and the living room. The appliances and furniture are also from the normal world... your world. I thought, this might make you feel a little better. Being on a different world and place is scary; I’ve been there so I know how you feel. So…… is it okay?” Lana said looking like a cute child asking for her mother’s permission.
“I love it, it’s perfect. Thank you for doing this for me, I will be fine so you should not worry about me.” I said as I look around the inside of the house.
The inside of the house is too different from outside. It’s just like in the Korean Drama Hotel De Luna I watched wherein the hotel is so small from the outside but the inside is like the inside of a palace with wide rooms and beautiful furniture. The inside of the house is wide and has a second floor but outside it’s just a small old house with its wrecked sight. Lana is right, magic does everything.
“Now, you need new clothes. It should have the touch of Evetora and a little bit from your usual style from the normal world hmnnnn. Your clothes are lovely so…… aha! How about something a little like this?” Lana said and she waves her hand.
I am amaze as I look at my entire clothes as it glows really bright. I have to cover my eyes with my hand because of the intense brightness. When the light fades I uncover my eyes to see my clothes changed. I am beyond amaze and beyond awed to see how lovely the clothes I’m wearing now.
“Oh thank you Lana. It is so lovely.” I said as I slowly spin around to see my clothes wholly.
“You’re welcome. I’m just happy you like it.” Lana said as she giggles with me in happiness.
I am now wearing a lovely black dress same design and style with my previous dress but the white belt is now replaced with vine like belt with white daisy flowers as design. Now the dress is not above my knee but now on my thigh. I won’t like my dress like that if I’m barelegged but my thigh down to my legs are wrap into this vine like strings with leaves and flower designs that is now covering my bare skin. The amazing part is that I don’t feel cold or even itch, normally every time I’ll try wrapping vines in my body I feel so itchy. Also I am now wearing green cotton boats designed with golden drawings with 2 inch flat heels. My hair that was fixed by the make-up artists my family hired into a lovely knot is now hanging freely on my shoulders, now curly and a few strands are artistically designed into my back. Some colorful flowers are also designed with it.
“Now you look more like a fairy princess but special and different ways. We can rest here until you settled. Your body, mind and emotions need to adapt to Evetora or you might end up easily persuaded by darkness. You will be okay; I know you are stronger than any other human back in your world. Why would that necklace chose you if you are weak and easily tinted by darkness. You must have been chosen for a reason, you will be fine.” Lana said reassuring me but I know that it is just a bit of it, there is more to Evetora than just being a magical place.
And Lana is right; I might be here for a reason to. The question is what reason? We rest for a while until Lana decides that we need to go hunting to the forest for food. I liked the idea since I’m an adventurer fanatic and I longed for thrills all this time. Being stock to home school routine will make you desire for trills to like me.
“So- So Lana, find something yet?” I ask as I follow her.
Lana is still in her human size as she leads the way while looking around. I look around the forest while looking for some fruits or anything at all. The problem is, trees and plants in here are not like to what we have on earth. Size, shape, color and types are all oddly different to. That is also why I can’t distinguish which is edible and which is not.
“No, but I am sure there must be something out here that we can eat. This is a forest for all we know.” Lana said still focus on looking around.
I sigh then smile as I look around. I suddenly stop when I see a cage hanging on a tree brunch and a big bird inside weakly struggling to get out. I immediately climb the tree which is a little too hard since I’m wearing a dress. When I reach the branch where the cage is hanging I slowly slide towards it and then pull the rope that is holding the cage. The big bird with a brownish color and a size of a chicken starts to struggle then it weakly stop; it looks like it is slowly losing breaths.
“Oh, come on! How on earth can this cage be unlocked?” I said as I look at the metal cage that is so rusty like it was there for a long time.
I see a latch that is connected to a small door of the cage so I unlock it and slowly put inside the cage my hand until I reach the latch of the upper that will open widely. I slowly pull out my hand hoping that the bird won’t suddenly attack my hand, or do something painful to it. I open the top lead then reluctantly pick the weak and dying bird. It sure is heavy and the feathers are so soft yet weirdly different than any feather I have touched back at my world. I check its body to see a big cut on its right foot.
“Princess, what are you doing up there!? I’ve been looking for you, you suddenly disappeared behind me.” I look down to see Lana shouting right down me.
I look at her and see the basket she is carrying full of different kinds of fruits that I never seen before. It is unusual kinds of fruit that doesn’t exist to the place I came from. The fruits have these weird colors and shapes.
“Sorry Lana I saw this cage and this big bird caught in it. I thought I can save it but…… it seems like it is already dying.” I answer back as I show her the now lifeless bird I am holding.
I swear I see Lana looking so shock seeing the bird I am holding.
“What’s wrong Lana?” I ask in confusion. Don’t tell me this bird is dangerous or something?
“Come down and let me see it. Here, toss the poor creature towards me so you can come down. I might be seeing it wrong but I think that bird is a Wankaka.” Lana said. Wankaka, WHAT? What the heck is that?
I toss the mysterious bird towards Lana who catches it nicely. I’m still confused but I slowly slide down the tree and look at her when I safely land down on the ground. I see how she amazedly looks at the now lifeless bird. I walk closer to her and look at the bird she is holding. It’s like I said, it’s brownish and has this yellowish beck. It has a greenish talons and its head has this reddish highlight. Its colors are weird to. This bird is really out of my world kind of creature.
“Look princess, you are blessed by the forest to have found a Wankaka bird.” Lana said holding up to me the bird with this excited and surprised expression in her face.
“I- I don’t know what you mean Lana, explain.” I said still thinking that this fairy is kind of weird to.
“Ahmnnn sorry princess I forgot, you know nothing about Evetora yet. Well, Wankaka birds are the rarest bird found in the forest. They are special because they are magical, HENCE the reason why hunters are crazy about this birds. One bird can cost 20 jewels.” Lana said looking at the bird.
“Excuse me, 20 jewels?” I ask looking at that bird, how can that be? How much is that in our world?
“20 jewels are like 200 thousand in your world Princess Riri. This is a magical healing bird. The one who will eat this; magical creature or normal person will be instantly healed if sick. Not also that, it can make anyone who eats it insusceptible to any kind of poisons. Thought…… this must be cooked in a special way to make the magic effective. This is perfect for you Princess; once you eat this your body will immediately get familiarized to Evetora’s weather and atmosphere. Plus it can make you insusceptible to poisons. Lucky for us, I know the special way on how they cook this magical creature. We only need the specific ingredients.” Lana excitedly said as she put the bird in her basket.
“O-kay, at least we found something to eat for dinner right?” I said making Lana giggle then I look around the forest to see flying mysterious creatures on top of the trees.
Now this place is becoming weirder and scarier for me. If their birds are in that size, I wonder.... what other creatures I will see and discover in this place look like. Will I meet people to? Or, this forest will become our death and grave?
I watch Lana as she happily hums while she prepares the ingredients for this special dish as to what she calls it. I don’t know but all the ingredients she has collected are leaves and some black berries in a size of cherries if it in our world world. I think that is like the counter part of pepper. I tried tasting it and… my gosh! It’s way too spicy and bitter.“Lana, can you tell me everything about Evetora while you’re at that?” I ask her bored as I play with the fruit I have taken from the basket that has this yellow and green color in a shape and size of an apple.“Of course Princess, let see…… where should I start? Ahhhh yes, Evetora is what we call this world but it is divided into 4 kingdoms. One is from the East which is the Kingdom of Comios now fallen under the hand of some evil people from the dark kingdom of Lebron which is in the north. Then on the west side is the kingdom of Pentellos where magical creatures are mostly residing. Then we have the kingdom of Eurie which is
We have been staying in this wrecked looking house for 4 days now, surviving by the aid of the forest and Lana’s magical powers. Lana already explained to me the minor details about Evetora and everything that I need to know to survive here like: the use of money here which is by jewels and worth are determined by their colors, use of medicinal plants and other information useful for me to survive.“This falls is so pretty.” I said looking up to the beautiful waterfalls.It is already high noon when Lana showed me this place where we can bath. The water is like sparkling diamonds and so magical with this rainbow colors it makes as it hits the ground. “I know right, see I told you that you will like it here. Any way you can go on and bath while I look for something we can eat. Let’s have a lovely picnic here, would that be okay?” Lana said holding this basket that she places on the rock as she laid a blanket on the ground before carefully placing on the center the properly folded towel
“Riri, I’m sorry it took me long to come back…… who are you people? Get away from her!” we all turn to see Lana running towards us holding a sword on her hand as she drops a basket full of fruits.It made me wonder where she might take that sword from but remembering that she is a magical creature, I just sigh in relief.“Step away from her!” Lana said pointing the sword towards them.“Lana easy, I’m okay they didn’t hurt me or anything.” I said as Lana walk towards my side making the three slowly walk back with their hand up in submission.“Oh yah! Then why are you naked?” she said with her eyebrows up making my face redden as the thought of what happened came back to me then I tightly grasp my folded clothes and towel on my chest that the lady named Flora handed me a while ago.“No I’m not, I WAS…… but they lend me this.... thingy.” I said with burning face.Lana look at the 3 with a suspecting gaze before putting the sword she is pointing at them down to her side. The look in her fa
I take a deep breath before looking at the house we live at. I wonder how they will react when they see the inside of it, but knowing Lana she must have made something about it. She said it in the first place; NO ONE should know that she is a fairy with magic. “Here we are, this is where we momentarily live. I hope you are okay with its unsettling sight.” Lana said as she opens the run down door. “This is better than sleeping on a cold night in the forest.” Flora said while Leo is holding her on her waist as they look at the worn-out house.“I know this house; this was abandoned for a long time. H-How long have you been staying here?” Leo asks as they look at the old rundown house.“A couple of days, we are just longing in before we go down and look for a proper place to stay in the kingdom.” Lana said opening the door that we manage to fix temporarily.“I-I see.” Leo said as we follow Lana in, I am really waiting for their shock reaction but when I enter after them I am beyond shock
Morning comes and we all prepare to depart. Lana fixes some foods in a basket and something we can use in a big bag she carries on her back. I also insisted to carry the shoulder bag made of leader where Lana put something she said I can use in time of trouble that she embedded with her magic. I don’t know what she means but I just carried the bag nonetheless. “Don’t forget this.” Lana said wrapping a greenish shawl on my shoulders with this weird emblem that when Vlashmere sees it his eyes widen then he seems to freeze but after a while he returns to his usual cold and mysterious aura, turning back to his invisible like presence.“Shall we get going so we can arrive to the town of Sallis by tomorrow noon?” Flora said as they look at us checking if we are ready to leave.“The early the better, we need to be very careful. Monsters and beast lurks this area and the rest of the way we will travel to.” Leo said making me look at Lana and to them with a fright in my eyes.“Mo- Monsters? Be
I am worried when after the loud sound of something dropping right in front of me I heard nothing. Out of fear and obedience I am skeptical if I will open my eyes to find out what happened or just wait, but then I choose to just close my eyes and trust the two. They are strong and by the looks of Vlash he must also know how to use magic so I don’t need to worry about them being defeated by that monster or beast whatever that is.“What- What happened here?” I heard Flora said from a few meters away from me so I know she is just arriving. “Are- are you all okay?” follow by the worried voice of Leo who also asks as I just stand there frozen still with my eyes close.I feel some hand grabs into my waist as I remain still as I simply bite the tip of my thumb’s nail, a mannerism I acquired and usually do when I am tensed and scared. I feel the strong warm hand slowly and carefully pulling me down, wait! Down?“Ahmnnn can- can I open my eyes now Lana?” I ask with a crock voice.“You may.” I
Lana keeps on looking at me as we walk into this grassy trail. She must be figuring out why I suddenly paled and became sad all of a sudden. I keep on avoiding making eye contact with Vlash as much as possible. He makes me remember the pain I felt when Jemar broke my heart, the only reason why I am here in the first place and still decided to stay even how dangerous it may seem. Not just that but he gives me this weird visions every time our eyes meet making me feel so weak. I wanted to ask Lana about that so badly but I chose to stay silent and keep it all to myself hoping that it is just because I found Vlash to be mysterious and puzzling. He also seems to be getting out of my way and always staying behind us quietly. It is also making this big ice between us as we continue avoiding each other.“Riri what’s wrong, you know I’m connected to you right? I know you are sad so, what happened?” Lana said taking my attention and I deeply sigh.“No-nothing much, I-I just remembered what happ
I am sitting there for almost an hour when I heard a loud growl from behind me. I immediately spin around to see another ugly looking monster with the size and look of a lion but ugly in its yellowish color. I slowly stand and start to step back when the monster suddenly jumps to attack me. “OH COME ON!!! Why is this happening to me?!” I scream as close my eyes waiting for death when I realize that I still feel fine. When I open my eyes I see Leo battling the monster in front of me.“You okay?” he said still blocking the attacks of the monster.I look around for the others but I see only him. Where might the other be? I hope they are doing just fine.“I-I think so. Can- can you handle THAT?” I ask as he laughs.“Don’t worry I can handle this. Dwen is getting the others, I was nearer so he manage to bring me here in time thankfully.” Leo said as he pushes the monster that looks so angry they start to attack each other.“You better move away, Miss Riri.” He said making me nod and move