Okay, it's A LOT easier to read if you make sure to change the settings so it's not as stretched out, and if you make the words bigger. I am aware I'm not even close to "a good writer" so I really just write things for fun and for my own enjoyment. I figured it wouldn't hurt to put them out here with other people. And if you happen to want it to go on, just leave a review letting me know, thanks 3
A breeze tumbles through the forest and over me, pushing my red hair over my shoulders. I pause, relishing the sensation of it dancing across my skin even when it leaves goose bumps in its wake. When its' passed, I continue the way I was heading. The green grass tickles my bare feet and I smile a little at the sky, searching for Luna. She hadn't risen completely but I could see her peaceful white glow highlighting everything in the night. It lit the way through the woods like she was trying to help, whether you needed it or not. Like usual, when the trees parted and the river came into view, so did she. Up in the dark sky shone the bluish-white orb that I had named Luna. She reflected and flickered off of the river as if she was dancing along with the wind to some tune only I couldn't hear.
I stepped into the shallow end of the river and crouched down to scoop the cold water into my hands so I could drink. Then I went for a second handful, letting the water trickle down my throat slowly. After taking a deep breath I stood and sat on the bank with my feet still in the clear water.
My red tail swiped cautiously behind me, once, then twice, to check for anything that might cause me harm. When I realized nothing was there I relaxed and curled it next to my left thigh, the white tip sticking out where it lay on the grass. Of course then I peeked into the water to watch my reflection, on the top of my head was a pair of ears that started out red but quickly darkened to black. My eyes were black too, and that was normal to me, though to others it'd appear eerie.
I loved them because they are what make me me, but I also hated them, because they separate me from the humans. Which would be a normal thing, staying separate from them that is, if the rest of my kind weren't extinct. Normally we wander alone but we would always bump into another eventually. Then we'd either ignore each other or get into a fight.
I've never seen another of my kind, but I know there were others besides me. My plan was to avoid humans as best I can and find out what happened to everyone.
I looked up at Luna and whispered, "Wish me luck."
From a distance I heard I twig snap so I flicked my ears in that direction to concentrate on just that area alone. Silence, until I heard it again, but a little closer. It was still far off and I wasn't even sure it was coming in this direction but my animal instincts where screaming at my legs to run. So I decided not to risk it and darted into the trees from the direction I had first arrived.
The trees blurred as I passed and swerved around them and everything went quiet except the rushing in my ears. My feet barely felt like they touched the ground I moved so lightly as not to make a sound. I had no idea why I felt it was coming for me when I wasn't even sure it was heading in my direction by the river. Better to be safe than sorry, I guess.
So, with that conclusion, only when I broke into my prairie did I slow to a stop and listen for anything that may be following me. I tilted my head to the side and flicked my ears forward and waited.
And waited some more.
Finally convinced I was safe, I sat next to my stash of berries hidden under a small mound, ate a few, and slid the rest back for later. I was running out, I'll have to collect some more tomorrow. All around me were berry bushes, but the ones farther away where better. Maybe it was because they had more time to ripen, or maybe it was just me wanting to stretch my legs. My eyelids drooped in warning and I gave in to it, curling into a ball on my side with my bushy tail curled over to cover my face. Two minutes later I was sound asleep.
Only to be woken up just at dawn by a sharp noise that pierced the sky. I jolted up to my knees and froze, all the animals in the woods where silent. It was a terrified silence that could be sliced with a claw it was so thick. I could hear animals' crying and suffering. So I didn't even think, I just ran. As I ran to help them, doubts swam through my head. What if I couldn't do anything for them? What if I was just too late? I ran faster, jumping over logs and weaving through trees with worry coursing through my veins thicker than the blood itself.
I slowed to go around an ancient tree but came to a halting stop when I collided with something so abruptly it made my jaw rattle. Whatever it was flew back several feet with a cry of surprise and I fell over backwards in shock. The thing stood up and rubbed its back, groaning, before fully looking at me. I flattened my ears against my head as best I could but I knew it was useless. It looked at me and I looked at it, then I scrambled back in terror.
It was a human.
He was tall, with a lean build. Straight black hair fell just below his eyebrows, almost covering his bright blue eyes. On his shoulders he wore a jacket that supposedly blended with the woods with dark blue jeans. In his hand was some type of gun.
I couldn't believe it, how could I be so careless? Running blindly like that had probably just cost me my life. My heart beat painfully inside of my chest and I could hardly breathe as I sat there frozen. Even if I ran, he now knew of my existents and would tell others. And when they figured out what I was they wouldn't rest until I was captured, tested, and probably killed. My head began to swim while I crouched there defenseless and pondered all the possibilities. Flashes of me in a cage or locked in a room for an eternity made my eyes blur uselessly-
A yelp jumped from my mouth at his words, I had no idea that I'd be able to understand humans when they talked. Who are you? I don't know, I wanted to tell him before I scrambled back into the woods. Instead I was still there. I looked up at him curiously, "Who are you?"
Oh yeah, I thought to myself, way to dig your own grave.
He blinked for a second before shaking his coat off and tossing it to me. I flinched when it landed on my lap but made no move to grab it, giving him a blank look. The boy rubbed the back of his neck, his neck tinged pink.
"Just put it on," he mumbled. "Why are you naked anyway?"
My mouth fell open, because only then did I realize that to humans I was, in fact, naked. With only animals as companions, my kind rarely wore clothes; because it wasn't like we showed ourselves to humans. Until we slipped up, like I had just did.
Casually as I could, I slipped the jacket on and after a moment, zipped it up. It came down to the middle of my thigh, which would help hide my tail when I found a chance to slip away. My ears stayed pressed to my head and I hoped if he saw the black he'd assume I was some rebellious human that gave herself a bad dye job. Even one that runs around the forest naked…
Now that I was covered up, he seemed to recover and became serious. "Do you need any help? Do you need to call someone or need a ride?" When I didn't answer he continued, "I'm Henri. I came here with my two brothers and my brothers' friend. We hunt around here."
Anger flowed through me and my lip curled back in a snarl, flashing my canines. 'Henri' must have noticed them, because he took a step back, "What…?"
A voice cut through the trees, making us jump. "Henri! Where'd you go? Come on we're heading back to the house!"
He looked over his shoulder just then, and I took that split chance. I dug my feet into the dirt to give me a good grip before I darted back into the thickness of the woods. The rustle of leaves the only proof I had been there just seconds before.
"Hey, what's your-" the human said, shifting his gaze back to me. But it was too late.
I was already gone.