Author: Aisua PM
Gifting day has come for the Demi-demons of Kay's class. However, Kay has other things on her mind. The mysterious Frost Forest awaits, and all Kay wants to do is enjoy the beauty of it, but will she be able to?Rated: Fiction T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,660 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 08-05-10 - Published: 05-15-10 - id: 2807225
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Sen carried me until he came to a small clearing, where he then decided to set me down by simply dropping me. I wriggled around until I was sitting again, and proceeded to look around the small area. It was secluded looking, and there was a small campfire in the middle of it. Sen was nowhere to be seen as I looked around, I sighed to myself inwardly. Perhaps he had left me here so that he could go find something to cut these ropes… I laughed a little at the joke.
"Hey! Up here you idiot!" the voice came down from slightly above, from one of the trees. I looked up and realized that there was a tree fort in a big oak tree.
"There you go," Sen called down, as he popped his head from a small window. "It's rather annoying when you don't know what's going on." He sighed, and pulled himself out through the window, and jumped. It was a good 20 or so feet to the ground, but Sen landed in a crouch and perfectly fine.
"Sen, what am I doing here? Please just untie me…"
"No! I can't just 'untie you'… it's against the damn rules that He put into play here…" Sen stood up, and dusted himself off. "Speaking of rules… I'm not supposed to tell you about that… but I guess I've always been a cheater." He gave me a mischievous smile. "When you untie yourself, I can tell you all of the rules."
I frowned, there was no way I would be able to untie myself. I could barely wiggle around, and he expected me to escape from this?
"I'll give you a hint," Sen said, sitting himself down across the clearing from me. "Transform!"
"Don't you that that if I could, I would have already?" I replied smartly while glaring at him. I wriggled some more at a weak attempt to loosen the ropes.
"I suppose you aren't That stupid…"
"Darn right I'm not!"
"Fine, maybe you should teach you how to transform then." Sen repositioned himself so that he could easily make what appeared to be strange hand gestures. "First, you have to close your eyes. Imagine yourself in a white room! Or green, or… just any kind of room of a singular color." He said, making a box with his hands.
"CLOSE YOUR EYES!"
"Alright, alright!" I said, closing my eyes and doing exactly as he said. I began to imagine a room of a dark pine green.
"Now that you have your room… or should have your room." I could feel his eyes on me, giving me a look. "Think of yourself in that room, being surrounded by a silvery mist."
I placed myself into the pine green room, and the mist seemed to come on its own… enveloping me and swirling me up into it. Soon, the whole room disappeared from my mind, and I was somewhere else. Sen's voice had completely faded away, and I was… on a mountain? Am I an Eagle? I thought to myself. It didn't feel right, making that assumption.
A howl cut through the thoughts of my mind, and I knew instantly. No… I can't be… a… wolf? But I knew instantly, that I was.
"How did this happen?" I asked myself in a sort of terror.
"Because it was your destiny… do not fear, calm yourself, and all shall be fine." A soothing voice echoed through the mountains of my mind.
"W-who are you?" I managed to stutter out.
"That is not important little one… I am here simply because you called with your mind. Your main concern is getting out of those ropes, is it not?"
"Well… yes, it is…" I had nearly forgotten about my mission. "Teach me how to transform! Please!" I knew that I would have to worry about being a Wolf-Demon later… but right now my main priority was freeing myself.
"Of course, that is what I am here for. Now I will make this simple," the voice echoed from above me. So I looked up, and saw a giant grey wolf. "You must howl to the moon. Howl as if you were a wolf." With that, the wolf turned its head to the sky, and let out a heartfelt and beautiful howl.
"I… don't know if I could beat that… heh…" I commented, after the wolf had finished. I rubbed the back of my neck a little sheepishly. "But I guess… I could try." I looked back up and met the wolf's yellow stare. I tilted my head back, and let out… nothing. Not a sound.
"Ah… harder than you think," the grey wolf laughed, and leapt from the cliff above me, and onto the rocks beside me. "You must find yourself before you find your howl."
A riddle? I shook my head. I didn't have time for this!
"I know who I am! I am Kay Black, I am a part of the Spider-Demon family! Blonde hair! Blue-green eyes! I am… who I am!" I couldn't help but yell. I was fed up with waiting for answers or for other people to help me. "I need to transform now! I don't have time for this!"
The wolf swept its tail around me soothingly, and began to circle me.
"Hush now… you may think you know who you are, but you are still young. Riddles are spoken simply to make the speaker sound wise."
"Riddles are spoken because the speaker doesn't know how to explain! Everything has an explanation…" I stated this as best I could. I rubbed my forehead, trying to relieve the stress.
"Just stay calm child, this should not take you very long at all. Look at the sky, see how there are clouds? The clouds block your vision of the stars, of the clearness of the night… of the moon." At this, I looked up at the sky for the first time. The clouds were blocking my vision of many of the stars, and the whole of the moon.
"Take a deep breath, and clear the sky."
"I don't think it's going to…'
"Hush, just do as I said."
I shrugged and took a deep breath, clear the sky, find the moon, find… myself… I felt a calm feeling spread through me, and looked up into the sky yet again. The clouds were disappearing, and revealing the beauty of the night sky beyond.
"There you go, do you understand now?"
I didn't respond, instead I watched quietly as the last of the clouds disappeared, and all that was left were the stars and a bright full moon. The light was shining down on me… and it made me feel… odd.
"Now child, howl! Howl to the moon, to the stars, to the sky! Do not hold back." And so, I howled. The sound was human at first, but it transformed into something animalistic. I continued until I was out of breath, and could howl no more.
"Perfect… that is all you need to know for now…" the wolf was beginning to fade into a simple silvery mist.
"Wait! I don't get it, that didn't teach me anything!"
"But of course it did… all you have to do is think like an animal…"
"What? I still don't get it!" but the wolf was gone, as was the mountain and the sky. Everything was a silvery mist again, and with a sudden jolt I was back in reality.