But the young boy blew back against
the wind reversing it onto his fairy sister who crinkled her face in
|"Myrddin get down here now!
your going to make her mad," Raun yelled at
her little human brother who was already fifteen feet up an especially
grouchy ancient elder tree.
"I just want a few flowers" Myrddin assured his sister as he jumped up
another nine feet to the most flower laden branch.
"There are a few flowers on her children," Raun called up to Myrddin,
"I can help you pick those."
"They're too young, elder flowers get better with age," Myrddin
explained as he carefully plucked the soft white flowers from the tree
"Get down here now," Raun Lois yelled again in a frustration as
she stomped her foot causing a gust of wind and leaves to fly up
knocking Myrddin out of the tree.
A scream echoed through the forest before Raun could retort.
"What was that?" Myrddin asked, looking around.
"Probably someone else dumb enough to climb an Elder Tree," Raun
whispered to her brother.
Another scream echoed through the forest than another and another.
"I’m serious" Myrddin told his sister as he leapt from the elder
tree to the top of a much taller birch to get a better look. A moment
later Raun was beside him looking out over the dense forest as the
screams grew more frequent.
Raun pursed her lips as she gazed northward, the humans were fighting
another battle. But this was different, usually the sides were more
evenly matched. Not this time however, for this was more like a
massacre. Thunder roared in the sky above them causing Raun to look up
"Come on Myrddin," Raun demanded as she grabbed his hand, her tone no
longer giving any room for argument. "We need to go home right now."