Anjii's eyes slowly fluttered open, her mind absent of any thoughts of what happened before she had fallen asleep. Her gaze traveled around, examining her surroundings. She could remember it all now, yes. Mother had told her to pick some apples for breakfast the next morning. She looked to her side, happy to see that her basket was still filled with apples.
Though, it was obvious she had been here too long. She had come here late the night before and it was now dawn. Anjii bit her lip as she stood, brushing the dirt off of herself. She picked up her basket then pulled down her sleeves. Whatever she did, she couldn't let the sun touch her. Her mother would be angry enough that she was ...view middle of the document...
"Are you lost?" He asked. His eyes glowed orange, like a fire, and his hair was a messy light shade of red. His skin was pale and he wore a slightly over-sized red hoodie with brown pants that were cut up at the bottom, though, he wore no shoes.
"I could be," Anjii responded carefully, examining the stranger. He didn't look like anyone she had seen before, certainly not. No one she knew, or even had imagined, had that red of hair or that color of eyes. She found it strange of him to be dressed so oddly, especially without any shoes. Could he be from Adessa, too? There were plenty of people without shoes there.
"I would very much like to help you," the stranger gave a slight smile. "But I'm not from around here," He shrugged and looked to the sky. "I'm wandering."
"Wandering? That isn't a safe thing to do around here," Anjii glanced up at the sun again, then back at the shadows. The stinging pain of the sun on her back was beginning to hurt.
"Why not?" The stranger smiled. "No one can hurt me."
"If you say so," Anjii took a small step to the shadows. "Do you mind if we move over there?" She asked then paused. She had just met the man and yet, she was asking him favors.
"Sure?" The stranger gave a slightl tilt of his head but followed her. "Not one for the sun?"
"Actually, I adore the sun. My skin is the one that prevents me from enjoying it," Anjii let out a soft sigh as she placed her basket down.
"Ah. You're one of those girls," He said with a light chuckle, slightly rolling his eyes.
Anjii lowered her hood, revealing the wild and curly white hair underneath. "Those girls? I'm albino. I can't help it. My skin is more sensitive to the sun and will burn," She took another gaze around then reached out her hand. "My name's Anjii, by the way."
"Jack," He shook her hand with a grin.
"You said you weren't from around here. Why the visit without company?" Anjii questioned, crossing her arms.
"I like to travel a bit. Besides, I heard the weather was nice."
"Nice? It's blistering out. How could one possibly enjoy it?" Anjii slanted her mouth, confused with Jack.
"Secrets," Jack held a figure to his mouth with a grin. "If the sun burns you, why are you out here in it?"
"I didn't try to be," Anjii let out a soft sigh. "I accidently fell asleep here last night and awoke just as the sun started coming up."
"Then you came here? How are you lost then?" Jack raised an eyebrow at her, leaning against a tree.
"I only come during the nighttime and I come from a different way. I've never traveled back home during the day," Anjii made small hand motions as she spoke.
"How about waiting it out?" Jack suggested as he leaned forward.
"Can't. Around noon, the shadows will disappear. There will be no trace of darkness anywhere. Then, I'll be in deep trouble," Anjii let out a sigh then peered around the trees they had hidden in for the shadows. "Which way did you come from?" She asked, glancing over at him over her shoulder with curious pink eyes.