'Enchanting Forest'

Author's note: In this chapter, I have done what I love doing the most- describing places. So, you can simply skip those parts if they bore you. If not, please read them, and tell me how I can get better!


"So, did you enjoy the landing?" Ermi asks jokingly.

"No I didn't!" I exclaim, breathing heavily.

I certainly didn't. I really loved seeing my world again, but hey, I'm not a professional! Sandilia was flying so fast towards the planet that I felt like we were going to crash, straight into the ground! Also, the pressure of the landing was just too much, as if I was diving into the deepest ocean without a special equipment. I felt like I was going to burn down!

I get up. I was actually sitting half-dead next to Sandlia, who was breathing a light blue fire on her white scales, making them even more white. I learnt at school that they do that to relax from the pressure they take while landing. I've also learnt that the fire they're breathing is either freezing cold or boiling hot, depending on the situation.

Back to the point. If anyone ever asks you if you want to ride on their Space Travelling Dragon, remember to say no.

"Hey it wasn't so bad" Ermi says, "You did get to see the space, didn't you?"

"Well, I did, but the landing was too...rough" I say.

"Well landings are like that" Ermi says with a shrug, then looks around a bit, a small smile appearing on his lost-in-thought expression.

I look around as well, my eyes widening in shock. I remember this place perfectly. Glacing around, I smile widely.

We were in the middle of the Enchanting Forest, the largest forest in Hilenster. You could clearly see why its name was 'Enchanting Forest'. The trees were, first of all, increadibly high, making the sunshines' way into the forest harder. The ones that were managing to break through, though, made the scenery look even more beautiful. A rocky path was cutting the forest in half, showing the way to the visitors so they won't get lost. The bushes on the left and right side of the path were big and fluffy, full of increadibly beautiful flowers. Their colors were dark, matching perfectly the atmosphere. The way the very few sunshines were falling on most of them was causing their leafs to shine a little, showing how their dark colors can seem light. I've always loved passing through this magical forest, and seeing this amazing scenery.

What I also loved seeing were the increadible creatures that lived here. Butterflies were flying around the place. Most of them big and colorful, resembling the beauty of the flowers. Some of them were drinking the probably delicious nectar of the flowers, some of them were playing in the air happily, some of them were sleeping peacefully on the trees' branches. Such peaceful creatures. But these are not the only ones that live here...

Suddenly, I realise. How did we get into the forest? Weren't we flying towards the ground? I look back at Ermi, but my question gets answered right away. I wasn't quite sure yet, so I decide to ask anyway, "Ermi, how did we get into the forest?"

"Humma?" Ermi asks, looking away from his old map.

"I said, how come we're in the Enchanting Forest?" I repeat my question, "Weren't we supposed to be flying towards the ground?"

The older boy looks at me with a skeptical expression, then realizes I was talking seriously, "Wow, living on Earth for two years really has made you forget"

"Forget what?" I ask, although I kind of knew the answer. My thoughts came out right, as Ermi, in a blink of an eye, had disappeared.

I felt a gentle wind blowing from behind me, and saw my brother's blur shadow right next to mine, "Magic" he replies.

"Everything here is so easily explained" I say, turning to face the older boy, who was looking down at his map again.

"That's not so bad, being able to explain something so easily" Ermi says, "Magic is the answer to everything in this place"

"Yes, I forgot" I say, scraching my head nervously.

"Not surprising" my brother says jokingly. I stuck my tongue out at him as a responce, something I used to do when we were younger.

Suddenly, Sandilia, who was done with her work, slightly growls. Seeing her looking up at a tall tree, I remember what I loved the most about the Enchanting Forest.

"Elisa!" I call.

We left a few minutes pass in silence, as we waited for her. Suddenly, a noice was heard. From deep within the forest, behind the giant trees. I look towards to where the sound of wings flapping was coming from, examining every single shadow around those trees. The sound was getting closer, my smile was growing wider. Finally, I look behind the trees and, see nothing.

"Are you sure it is a good idea?" Erim asks, "I mean, she isn't of your kind...."

"Yes but we're friends!" I exclaim, looking around to find the creature I was looking for, "She's the whole reason why I kept coming to this forest!"

"Really?" a high-pitched voice asks. Feeling a small weight on my head, I reach my hands to the top of it, to feel two tiny hands holding my fingers. Holding those hands back with my thumps, I pull them down, to pull along a little creature, their owner.

"Elisa!" I say, letting go of the tiny fairy's hands, who then started flying infront of my face.

"Maria~" Elisa says, a wide smile on her face.

Even if she was tiny, she was gorgeous. Her face resembled the beauty of nature more than any butterfly's wings, her hair were long and black, with aqua-ish highlights. Her short dress was made of Autumn leafs, red and golden, as she loved those colors. She had small, lacey wings, which were glowing a golden color as she was flapping them.

"Why didn't you come out sooner?" I ask, my eyes scanning the tiny fairy happily.

"Surprise!" Elisa exclaims happily.

"Hehe, yeah. I should've known" I say, a snicker escaping my lips.

"Of course you should've, don't you know me?" Elisa asks, tapping my nose with her tiny finger playfully. I snicker as she does that. I've always loved her playful personality.

"Yeah, I know you" I say, "I guess I shouldn't have left the planet"

"No don't say that, it was for the best" Elisa says, "What if something had happened to you during that period?"

"Yes but, I was worried about everyone..." I say, looking down, "The King had said it himself, those shadows weren't something to not worry about. What if you got hurt? How would I feel then?"

"I know you wouldn't feel nice, but you hadn't mastered your powers then" Elisa says, then gets a skeptical expression, "By the way, why are you here?"

"Because of this" I reply, showing the tiny fairy my Crystal, which had, for some reason, stopped glowing.

Elisa looks at it confused for a while, then her eyes widen and her smile starts growing even brighter, "You got a mission!"

"Well, not quite yet" Ermi says, "First of all, she has to go to Belendia so she can recieve the mission"

"Oh yeah, forgot about that..." I say, scraching my head nervously.

"Well then, let's go! To the palace!" Elisa cheers happily, flying ahead with an increadible speed.

"The palace?" I ask confused, "Why do we need to go to the palace?"

"You don't remember that either?" Ermi asks with a sigh, as he starts walking ahead, with me and Sandilia following, "Belendia is a sacred place, the 'mother' of our planet. No one can just go there, you need permission by the King"

"So that means I get to visit the palace after all" I say, smiling at the tought of meeting the Princess again.

Walking down the rocky path of Enchanting Forest, I keep the smile on my face, always watching the light of Elisa's wings ahead....