Nymphea Vol I: Tale of Two Words
One of them asked as they came near him.
"Where is the medic? We found her amongst the intruders..."
Kye began to explain what happened but he was interrupted as a male Nymphian made his way pass the crowd.
Kye confronted the Nymphian and showed him the body.
"Father! It's Nafilah!"
His father's voice was high pitched like he was surprised at his own daughter's return. He cleared his throat and spoke again with concern.
"Nafilah, my poor girl."
An elderly Nymphian broke apart their conversation claiming to be medic.
" Kye bring her inside immediately."
Kye followed behind the medic and enter a small hut. He laid his sister down on the bed in the first room. The medic walked inside with a wooden bowl and spoon. He mixed some herbs together and feed it to her like medicine. After every spoon full he washed it down with spring water so that it went about the body faster.
"She should be fine now. She just needs some rest."
The medic showed Kye a smile and left the room. When he left Kye's father entered the room.
He seemed displeased at the situation.
"Why did you bring her here?!"
He yelled at his son with great anger.
"What was I suppose to do, leave her there!"
Kye yelled back with a confused expression.
"How do you not know they didn't leave her there as bait? This could have been a way to draw us out and capture the rest of us?!"
"If they were going to capture us than why did they send only two men? Plus, if I left her out there she would have died!"
"Then that is what she deserves! She left on her own free will. No one asked her to go."
"Well maybe she had a reason..."
A soft weak voice cut Kye off in mid sentence. Kye looked and saw his sister sitting up.
"Is it over?"
Kye was the first one she saw as she rubbed her eyes.
"Lay back down. Your wounds haven't healed yet."
Kye walked over to her to keep her from getting out bed. Her eyes began to clear and when saw him she was terrified.
"Who are you? Where am I?"
"Calm down Nafilah!"
Kye demanded with a look of frustration. He had never seen his sister so flustered before.
"Nafilah? I'm sorry; I think you have mistaken me for someone else?"
She moved her body to edge of the bed farthest away from him. Her back was pressed against the wall behind. There was nowhere for her to go and she knew could not out run him.
Her father watching her reactions figured there was something different about her. Trying to make sense of it all he entertained her question.
"Then who are you?"
She went to the other edge of the bed when Kye was not looking and tried to make way to the window. She replied frazzled.
"What do you mean who am I? Well I'm the prin..."
She stopped when saw her reflection in the window. She placed her hand on her face in shock. Her reflection was not her own. Confused and astounded at her reflection she mumbled.
"I'm Princess Silvia...or at least I was."