Once Upon a Time Continued
The girl was looking carefully around the woods as she searched for
something, for food Kivi remembered. But she had acorns, so what else
could she need? Perhaps acorns were not enough he realized as he
recalled the bears and squirrels that ate both acorns and meat. He
leapt to a young lightning struck pine that giggled gleefully as he
tickled her branches causing the girl to look up.Kivi ducked back into
the branches beside the pine fairy who was grinning at him.
“Shhh,” he told her.
What are you following she whispered as she pressed her face against
his cheek, her over enthusiastic voice causing the tree to sway and
“I’m not sure, but the Forest Queen thinks its related to
an ash fairy, but its mixed with an animal so its different
somehow,” Kivi explained.
Overcome with curiosity the young pine fairy peeked out from her
branches to find her eyes locked with the girl who smiled up at her.
The pine fairy pulled back into the safety of her branches with a
“That was scary,” she shuttered as she hugged herself.
“Its strange isn’t it?” Kivi asked, “that
something which seems so flimsily could have such an powerful
The girl tore piece of cloth from her garment and hung it in the tree
apologizing to the young pine for startling it.
“She seems nice though,” the pine said as she absorbed the
remnants of spirit power inherent in a sacrifice made by one for
“I want to help her,” Kivi told the young pine, “she
seems like she’s in some sort of trouble.”
“I want to come to,” the pine told him as she peeked out at
the girl who was continuing on with her hunt..
“You need to be quite,” Kivi told her, “or else
she’ll look at us again.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll try my best,” the Pine
Kivi bit back a retort as he started to follow the girl through the
trees once more.