The sunlight from the window woke me up in the morning as it slapped over my face. I get off to bed with my eyes half-opened. I slowly went towards the window and glanced at the calm scenery outside. It was quiet with only few children playing outside. The houses looked elegant with their simple yet satisfying designs. Compared to what we have in my previous homeland, these houses were the most modest. I cannot say that the village they have here is old nor futuristic. I guess I was living in a middle time environment. Oh well, I did not even know the way back home then.
I shook my head and smiled, trying to forget what I have before.
"Ah, the rain has stopped. The sun looks lovely today, isn't it, Sophia?~" The cute, enthusiastic voice of Flora, which made me recognized her immediately, entered this humble room with only a bed, small table, and old-wooden chair. When I glanced at her, she was smiling while putting food above the
Standing aligned with these private cadets right here while in a snap of putting our arms at our back when our squad leader commanded, I felt embarrassed about the slow response I had. I wandered my eyes around to check if someone caught my delay. But, I felt more awkward after seeing those serious, tiger-looking faces of my fellow cadets. Their forehead wrinkled while giving a strong impression on their eyes.When I glanced at my back to see the reaction of a random girl, she did not look at me, not even for a millisecond. She was wearing a ponytail with slightly curved eyebrows, which made her looked sad. But because of how she looked straight, her expression changed.Should I also follow what they did? Ah, I was not prepared for this. Hanaele and Cassius have not told me anything about this."Pst! Sophia, what are you doing?" Flora called my attention in the softest volume of her voice, after noticing the unnece
Flora swung her arrowed rope, supported by her right arm, towards the concrete buildings to support her weight as she flew above the air. She twirled herself in the middle around it as it went spiraling. Because of what she did, she looked like a girl imprisoned behind those ropes."Look what I did, Sophia! It's so amazing, yay!~" She shouted out of pride to perform the skill that our senior taught her for the past few days. That senior officer is a professional in the field of what Flora chose. So it's no longer a question of why she taught her easily for a short period. Besides, I think Flora is a fast learner.I ran towards her as she landed back to the ground without injuries. "You're doing great every day." I praised in a low tone voice.She noticed my soft reaction towards her. "Eh? You don't even look like you're proud of me! Pfft!" She stomped her foot while crossing her arms. She pouted and looked aw
"Which future are you talking about?" Hanaele asked, clarifying the thoughts I shared with her with the concern about our lives. After that event, I could not concentrate on every task that the Agila squad officers ordered us to do.It was midnight right now, and only the stars gave light to our sight. Hanaele was standing on the rooftop, so I went towards her to clarify things that kept bothering in my mind.I tilted my head after hearing her response. I was slightly confused about her question, and I could not digest what she meant."The goals we have. What are they?" I argued, making a few steps closer to her until I reached her side. But, she quickly stepped forward and looked up to the sky."They were imposed to give meaning towards our actions. Just like how the stars appeared to confirm our existence." She whispered in the middle of a cold strike of the night.
Tattered sounds of the horses' footsteps along with the mud and the dim humidity of weather echoed within the woods. The squads began to separate, following the command of each commander assigned for every regiment.Our squad leader, Larch Laverens, remained at his position while Cassius turned back towards us. On the other hand, Hanaele was in charge of the Sabahi. Nover fit himself between Flora and me out from no idea how I could know where he came from."Hayah!" He expressed to accelerate the speed of the horse he was riding. Flora and I quickly turned our attention towards him.Despite interfering with our gap, he did not bother to look into us. Besides, he has this unwritten reaction on his face while looking straight to the way."Hey! You're here!~" Flora asked, and her eyebrows almost collided with each other.Nover just glanced at her for a
"Please... take care of my daughter...." The voice of the aged man wailed towards me, desperate for a longer life that could never be his. He happened to ask for the life of his daughter. He kept on glancing at her, which brought me a snap of confusion and the reality of facing the first killing I witnessed."Take care of her..." He added with his tears kept falling to his cheek. His face lightened up in the darkness that he was facing. He looked stiff while his head kept turning around his surrounding, crying in silence as he saw his daughter fighting for her life. From this, it was the very first thought I realized.The daughter he was talking about was Flora.After which, a few seconds later, he smiled, letting out a bitter smile as he looked straight to my dead consciousness. Then, he disappeared down the land.He already accepted his fate."Sophia! Hold on, w
Third Person's"It's surprising. The medical squad responded fast." Nover commanded the rescue regiment's immediate action while wrapping Flora's scars on her right leg. Flora sat in an elevated pile of wood boxes while Nover kneeled both his knees in front of her.The crowd was walking back and forth, seeking more help from the medical team. Each survivor with low casualties guided by their friends was leaning their heads on the stone walls. Every military who did not join the expedition brought a supply of food for those casualties. But even though they survived, each squad expressed their views about the incident that happened within the woods. Their voices echoed alongside within the basement. There was a minimal source of light that only those fire lampshades helped them spot each other's presence."My children are waiting for me to come home. I might drop my interest to join Sabahi. Bridging
Sophia CodacheThe blurry sight of the wooden, brownish ceiling was the first thing I saw when I woke up. There were only minimal lights around this small isolated room, which I have no idea where I can locate this place. I yawned while trying to sit. My eyes were half-opened, and my back was too heavy that it wanted to rest more.I scratched my head and yawned once again. "Ugh, where am I?" I whispered to myself while looking at my surroundings.I suddenly felt the same feeling I had when I witnessed the deaths of our associates from the 113th expedition we had. By this, the event itself brought me more sick and headaches. I felt my breath a bit hot, like steam coming from my mouth. My head seemed to crack anytime."Please... take care of my daughter...."The voice of Flora's father kept bothering my mind. Every time I came to flash that incident, his
Third PersonEthan got off from the horse and positioned himself above a tree's branch to see more of the fruit-bearing trees' scenery. He covered his forehead flatly, using his hand straight above his eyebrows to protect his eyes from the reflection of the sun rays. His mouth curved down in slight response to seeing that those trees were not bearing enough fruits. Plus, most of those kinds of the tree already disappeared for a long time. It only takes few lucky persons to find trees that bear fruits."Yahoo! It's time to eat this fresh little plant here!" Ethan spotted Vince, who was screaming in delight while holding a citrus fruit. Vince's smiled while slowly peeling off the round fruit's skin. Ethan's attention focused quickly on him, not just because Vince found a fruit, but it was his most favorite fruit as well."Th-that's..." He whispered to himself with his eyes wide opened as he pointed t