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The Little Orphan chapter 25Category: The little orphan story
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
01:37:42 PM (GMT)

“I want some chocolate. Do you have any chocolate, Sera?” “No, Shiki. Now would you please stop asking? It’s only 2 hours after sunrise.” Mana could easily tell that the travellers that came with her from her world was getting seriously homesick. Mana wasn’t homesick though. She had nothing to miss back in her world. She wanted to explore this new world, no matter how much the people back home might’ve missed her and the others. A while ago, Mana had pulled out her flute and played a few tunes she had memorised to see if it would calm the ride, but someone’s whine usually halted her. After awhile, she gave up, and just focused on riding. Mana noticed that as they went, the trees around them got thinner and thinner. By the time they stopped for lunch, even some of the toughest travelers started to crack. Kiri was the first to complain since lunch. “I am so sick of Elvin food! All I’ve eaten for the past 2 weeks is bread, fruits, vegetables, and greenery! I want some meat for a change.” “I’m fine with it.” Takuya said, being the only person who hasn’t cracked yet other then Ato and Mana. “Well, of course you’re fine with it, you’re a vegetarian!” “Please, you two, everyone has a headache already…” Ato said, irritated. Kiri remained cross but stopped talking. Takuya simply shrugged and bit into an apple-like Elvin fruit called a Themyi. * The group continued their ride after eating lunch. About one hour later, Eichiro halted them. At first, Mana didn’t understand, but then Tahieiji moved out of the way, and she saw what was in front of them. They had finally reached the end of the forest. In front of the travellers lay endless rolling plains going as far as the eye could see. Mana looked to the north. On the north edge of the forest, there was the corner of a large desert, then beyond that, a mountain range. The mountains were different from back home. Their tips were still covered in snow, even though it was summer. The tips were swirled, like the tip of an ice cream cone. The rock in the mountains looked much darker then back at home, they were almost navy blue. Mana then turned to the south, and could see an ocean range about the same distance as the desert. The coast continued far out of sight. She rode up beside Taheiji. “Chosenplayer, this place is known as Herlome Ar Höi, the infinite plains.” Taheiji announced to all of them. “We must continue riding west from here, but it’ll be faster now that the horses have enough room to gallop.” “Yee-haw! Two kilometer’s west and straight on ‘till morning!” Everyone stared at Sera. “…What?” Mana smiled. “You’re such a dork Sera.” “I know.” She said with a smile. * What a thrill it was to gallop! When they were in the forest, they barely had enough room to walk, and sometimes trot. But to gallop! She had never even been on a horse before, and she simply loved it. Mana was pretty sure that Aya and the other mounts were enjoying the open space too. And for the first time since she got here, she was able to see the sun clearly. It was a lot redder then their sun, but it felt warmer, and provided more sunlight. When the sun started to set in their eyes, the group stopped for the night. Mana slid off her backpack, and placed it on the ground, carefun not to hurt Spirit inside. “Think fast, Mana!” Mana swung around just in time to catch her wooden sparring sword. She looked at Eichiro to see he was holding his. “C’mon, Mana, we haven’t sparred since we left Giaga. I need to keep you in practice.” Great. Sparring. Whoopee. Mana and Eichiro walked a bit away,so they wouldn’t accidentally trample them. Mana and Eichiro then started to spar. Eichiro was right. She was out of practice. Eichiro went at her quickly, and Mana did her best to dodge, but she still got hit a few times on both arms. He then started thrusting at her stomach. Mana paried and took a swipe at his side. Eichiro winced and held his left side, below the rib cage. He suddenly swiped downwards on Mana’s right shoulder. The force of the blow pushed her downwards, making her lose her balance. Eichiro moved quickly and swung at her left upper arm. The force of the blows pushed her sideways onto the ground. Before she could get up, Eichiro pointed the tip of the wooden blade at her neck. “Dead. If that were a real battle, you’d be missing both your arms and would be lucky to even escape alive.” His stern face then softened into a smile and held out a hand to pull her up. Mana took it greatfully. “I don’t think I look like much of a hero yet…” “Don’t worry, You’ll get it. Most hero’s come from humble backround with almost no experience. You’ll be fine. Now, get some rest.” Mana nodded and rejoined the others. She sat beside where she left her backpack, and tried healing herself best she could. She couldn’t get rid of all the bruises completely, but she could at least make it hurt less. Eichiro started gathering long dried grass and other flammable material for a fire. Mana could see Sera and Shiki sit down beside her. “You did good, Mana.” Sera said encouragingly. “No I didn’t.” “Don’t be discouraged. You don’t exactly fight with a sword every day, so that was good for someone with almost no experience.” Mana smiled at Sera. Shiki hugged her, and Mana hugged her back. She still didn’t feel like a hero, but at least she wasn’t doing this alone. Mana pulled her flute out of her pack and started fiddling to figure out how to play an elf tune she heard in Giaga. When she heard it, it had a lot of flourishes, and it sounded a lot like a celtic song. “You’re very good at playing by ear.” Mana looked beside her to see Fishi had landed his bowl beside her. “That song is actually a lot simpler then that. I think you’ve only heard that song once or twice, and you can play it note by note! That’s a very handy skill. If you come across any song with magical attributes, like when you got transported here from your world, you could learn it and used it later on.” Mana didn’t know how to respond. She looked at Eichiro and he gestured for her to come over. When she was beside him,Eichiro pointed west. “Mana, take a look over there.” Mana looked to where he was pointing,and saw a small village ahead of them. She couldn’t make out much in the failing light. “That’s Solem. I have a friend there who runs a store that could help us.” Mana nodded and looked at Solem. What would be like there, and who was Eichiro’s friend?

‹Up-in-the-Clouds› says:   27 January 2009   237774  
Nice chapter! and i liked the end question there, very...
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   27 January 2009   642644  
Thank you. I'm glad I sound professional :I
Kirti says:   27 January 2009   985664  
Alot of this stuff seems like Eragon... (vegetarian elves, nightly
boutes of sparring, only the ability of healing to do minor things...)
but there was alot of really great stuff too! Honestly this is the
best chapter in a loong time, even if it was a bit short (and didn't
include Naono).

Solem. Thats a pretty negative name for a town. reminds me of Salem,
home of the witch trials (not And the word solem is also another way
of saying depress
Kirti says:   27 January 2009   398265  
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   27 January 2009   783638  
Hmm...actually, Eragon didn't come up once while writing this. I just
assumed that since Elves are one with nature and all, they would take
what the land gave them.    maybe I did it

Hmm... I see what you mean...
‹{☜☏☞}› says:   28 January 2009   999642  
OMG! Awesome chapter, good as ever!

although I really want at least one of my characters...
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   28 January 2009   589983  
Thank you. 

*trying to remember which characters Space gave*
callie11 says:   28 January 2009   174774  
Great chapter! It seems like all they did was ride and spar, but it
was great nonetheless. I can't wait to see what happens in Solem!
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   28 January 2009   419635  
Well, I'm pretty sure it'll get more interesting in the next chapter
Kirti says:   30 January 2009   451895  
haha, when I thought my story had gotten to boring I devouted an
entire chapter to them chasing meerkats! (It was utterly random and
completly pointless as far as the plot goes, but it sure was fun to

But you'd never do that- your fans would kill you! (making them wait
for months then having a chapter that doesn't help the plot...)
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   30 January 2009   427334  

I can bet that would be fun. :D
Maybe I can do that to vent my ideas...
CrazyMeaghanJellieBeanie says:   4 July 2010   989506  
Hey Sammie When's Ch.26 Coming Out Btw Just Curious XD
Kirti says:   5 July 2010   582438  
Permanent hiatus, I thought. 
CrazyMeaghanJellieBeanie says:   5 July 2010   962362  
Lol No It Seems Sam's Troubling Number Is 26 =) Our Book Is Also
Currently Paused At Ch.26 XD We All Have Those Numbers We Can't Get
Over. Mine Was Five For The Longest Time. 
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   5 July 2010   321012  
And neither is ours, I'll write right now. D:< 
CrazyMeaghanJellieBeanie says :   5 July 2010   758428  
Ah Sorry I Meant Ch.27 I Only Now Noticed There Was A Chapter 26 XD My
Yay Write Like There's No Tomorrow Sammy! 


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