Tuesday, 5 August 2008
12:19:54 PM (GMT)
when Mana finally slowed down, She was deep in the forest. She was at a
pond, It was too small to be considered a lake. It was a peaceful, serene place. A
good place to think. Mana went to a large rtee with roots stretching up over her
head, creating a good nook. She liked small places. She found them secure.
Mana crawled up to the pond's flawless surface, and looked at her reflection.
What's happening to me? I'm changing.
Mana suddenly couldn't stand looking at herself and angrily swiped at the water with
her hand. She sat back in the nook, arms crossed. She could head the forest cruching
behind her. She looked by the roots to see Eichiro had caught up with her. She didn't
want to talk with anybody. Not even Eichiro. She shimmied back into the nook until
she was out of sight. Eichiro searched for a few minutes and soon found her.
"Mana, I'm not mad at you. None of us are."
Mana shuffled out a bit.
"We're just suprised you didn't tell us."
"I didn't know if I should've."
"The crest is fine, but why are you bring a sprite?"
"She wanted to come."
"How can you be sure?"
"I talked with her."
Eichiro seemed a bit shocked by this responce.
"What do you mean? When we tryed to talk to her, We couldn't understand a word she
"What?!" Mana was greatly disturbed by this.
"C'mon, let's head back."
Mana got up and followed Eichiro back to Giaga.
It was Mid-afternoon when they got back to Etsuya's hut. A few of the group were
still trying to talk with Spirit, but they were having no luck. Spirit noticed Mana's
return and smiled.
"Hi, Mana! Where'd you go?"
"Just...for a walk."
Everyone was staring at her with shock.
"You spoke in another language!" Shiki exclaimed. She had? She couldn't tell.
"Mana, can you tell me what your lunatic friends are saying? It sounds like
"Uh...give me a second."
Mana hesitated excessivly. What could be happening? She was changing much faster then
she would like. She learned another language in less then a day? How is that
possible? Then she remembered something.
She rolled up her sleeve and looked at the crest on her arm. It was from the sprites,
so maybe it had something to do with it. She told then of her suspicions, including
Spirit. She said it was probably right. Eichiro said the same thing. The others
didn't know what to think, but soon agreed. Mana wondered if the crest did anything
Eichiro still didn't like the idea of Spirit coming.
"The forest is dying. Every sprite is needed to get the forest back." Mana looked at
Spirit. Her tiny pupils grew to the size of her eyes, her eyebrows upturned, her
hands clasped together. Eichiro seemed to be trying to resist her adorible look, but
he soon gave in.
"Ahh...Fine. She can come." Spirit jumped with joy when Mana translated.
Mana couldn't sleep.
She tossed and turned in her bed. She decided to head back to the living room to stay
up a bit longer. before she opened the door, she could head voiced. She held her ear
to the door.
"...There's still something I need to know." Mana heard Eichiro say.
"What is it?" Etsuya repied.
"Where is Muskinatu? Is she still in Kupia?" Who was Muskinatu? Mana felt anxious.
"After you dissapeared, Muskinatu was taken back to her home on The Moon Isles. After
a week, she dissapeared. Her sister had kidnapped her, taken the sword of mist
and...she is now prisener to it."
Mana felt sorry for Eichiro, but she wasn't completly sure if she was suppost to. It
sounded like Eichiro and this Muskinatu were good friends. Or more. A silence
followed before someone spoke.
"What about Regada?"
"Regada tryed to break through the chains which hold her, but it's enchanted. Only
the chosenplayer can get her free now."
"So, Regada has grown up?"
"Yes. She is the only reason Muskinatu survived as long as she did. I'm not sure if
she is still alive."
Mana could hear Eichiro panting as if he was hyperventilating.
"Should we tell Mana yet?"
"No, She has more important things to worry about. She will start training
"She doesn't know she's the chosenplayer yet."
"Then, tell her. Get some rest. You need it."
Mana could hear the footstep walk away before she went back to her bed. Muskinatu?
Regada? The Moon Isles? The Sword of Mist? Training? What did it all mean? Mana could
only sleep on it and hope she understand the next day.
A/n: sorry if this chapter is a little short, but It's jam pakced with new things to
think about. enjoy
Last edited: 2 March 2009