Chapter 8:

A new life… I guess.

The World After

“W-Wait wait, What?!” I asked shocked at what I just heard. “Then how old are you?”Bookmark here

“That information is classified~” she sang.Bookmark here

“Fine.” I mumbled to myself as I got out of the bed “But I guess you guys don’t grow too tall then?” I questioned as I looked at the height of the door.Bookmark here

“HA-HA, nope it’s just me!” she exclaimed obviously embarrassed.Bookmark here

“But you have a clan, why are you all the way out here by yourself?”Bookmark here

She glared in my direction before turning away to leave the room. “…I think that’s enough questioning today alright? Just get some sleep.”Bookmark here

“Oh ok” I muttered disappointed she didn’t want to tell me. ‘She’s hiding something, that’s for sure.’Bookmark here

Before I went to sleep however, I left the little room I was put into, and decided to explore the house. It was quite big for someone to live alone here. After I avoid hitting my head while bending under the door, in front of me was the living room.Bookmark here

It was actually pretty large compared to what I expected. There were four seats placed parallel to one another in the center of the room with a round table between them, a chimney, and pictures of illustrations and different people hanging on the bright yellow walls, a door between two of these paintings that most likely lead to the kitchen as well as another door that lead outside.Bookmark here

I turned to my right seeing a corridor that lead to three other rooms one room to the left another to the right, while the last was to the corridor end.Bookmark here

‘I wonder what those rooms are.’ I pondered.Bookmark here

Not too long, I saw Kiko come out of the room from the left side of the corridor holding what seemed to be laundry before quickly going to the right side.Bookmark here

“I think I know which is which but, what about the center one?” I muttered to myself curious about what lies ahead. ‘Kiko did look busy, maybe I shouldn't go in for her sake.’ I decided not to think too much about that door.Bookmark here

I proceeded to walk out the house to the front of the porch, it was a mesmerizing place. Huge waterlilies on both sides of the house, a beautiful puddle decorated with colorful flowers everywhere on not just the porch, but the house. The house itself resembled a cottage and was quite big to be honest.Bookmark here

“Beautiful isn’t it?” Kiko asked as she came out of the house “Did all this myself y’know. Twas difficult but ohhhh well.”Bookmark here

“It looks amazing. I’m impressed.” Replied honestly.Bookmark here

“What makes it soo impressive?” she pouted.Bookmark here

“I mean with your height,” I explained picking a flower from the ground, “and the fact it was just you.”Bookmark here

“Umm, thanks I guess.” She replied blushingBookmark here

I put the flower in her hair before smiling softly “You’re welcome.”Bookmark here

*Blush intensifies* “HEY!” she squawked “don’t get any ideas, I’m way older than you!”Bookmark here

“What do you mean?” I asked confused.Bookmark here

“N-Nothing…”Bookmark here

“Well we better get inside before it gets too late, I was told a lot of beasts roam around here at night.”Bookmark here

“Yeah S-Sure” she mumbled, her face still as red as a tomato.Bookmark here

We went in to sleep for the night but I was still awake, I couldn’t sleep. What gramps said still haunted me, “You shouldn’t take any man’s words to heart boy.”Bookmark here

“She could… betray me too...” I mumbled to myself as I looked out the window at the moon.Bookmark here

… The next morningBookmark here

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“WAKE UP SLEEPY HEAD!!!” Kiko called out.Bookmark here

“I’m up, I’m up” I mumbled still tired from not sleeping early.Bookmark here

“Good to hear. We’ve got a big day ahead of us.”Bookmark here

“What are we doing exactly?” I enquired.Bookmark here

“Ohhhh, nothing much just going to a village market to get some groceries.” She replied while writing on a large piece of paper.Bookmark here

“Ohh, ok. But how far is the village?”Bookmark here

“I don’t know, like 2 miles or so?” She said before pulling out a large basket from outside the bedroom door. “Normally, I would go myself. But seeing as you’re here too and might have ten times my appetite, you’re goanna help.” she explained with a bright smiling.Bookmark here

“Fiiinneee.” I yawned before getting out of bed.Bookmark here

“Alright, are ya all set?” she asked. She was wearing a white hat, a flower back pack, a white short sleeve shirt and skirt. She didn’t wear anything under her feet.Bookmark here

“Yeah” I responded. I was wearing a white hat, brown sweat pants and a brown long sleeve buttoned T shirt with sandals under my feet.Bookmark here

I was holding the basket on my head as we made our way down to the village Kiko was talking about.Bookmark here

“Soo, what’s the name of the village?”Bookmark here

“Hmm?”Bookmark here

“You know, the name of the village we’re heading to.”Bookmark here

“Well… it’s not a main village so to speak.” She explained. "It’s a small village. Those types of villages don’t really have names.”Bookmark here

“I don’t get it.” I said still confused on what she was talking about.Bookmark here

“Didn’t they teach you this in Raiba?”Bookmark here

“I was home schooled, so I wasn’t really taught these types of things.”Bookmark here

“*Sigh* some developed city that is.” she mumbled sarcastically.Bookmark here

“Haha sorry.”Bookmark here

“Alright kai, listen up” she started. “There are three sets of cities. The developed or first class cities. Like your so called Raiba, developing or second class cities, and third class or underdeveloped clans like my fairy clan. These clans are purebreds that have history and religions that go on for generations on end.” Kiko removed a map from her bag before she continued. "Small villages are often made up of different clan members and most times from second class or third class clans. They are rear but not difficult to find."Bookmark here

“Ohh I see now.” I said nodding my head.Bookmark here

“Do you know all the different clans that exist and their power scaling? Or do I need to explain that one too?”Bookmark here

“Yeah I know.” I replied “There is the Angel clan, Phoenix clan, Dragon clan, Unicorn clan, Pegasus clan, Manticore clan, Succubus clan, Nymph clan, Fairy clan, Orc clan, Elf clan and Goblin clan.”Bookmark here

“Ohh, so you did learn something from that terrible home schooling?” Kiko teased.Bookmark here

“Shut up shorty.” Kiko turned and glanced at me with her eyes emanating killing intent “S-Sorry” I said sheepishly.”Bookmark here

“Ya better be.”Bookmark here

We walked for a while, about an hour before making it to the village.Bookmark here

‘I'm starting from scratch with… a new life… I guess.’Bookmark here

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