'Friends'


Sighing, I got up, picked up my white backpack and walked out, followed by my older brother. I closed my eyes because of the sudden light of the bright sun. I wouldn't keep them closed for long, though, because of my excitement to see Zinonos city again...

What I saw when I opened them again seemed completely different from what I remembered. Only one single thing hadn't changed.

The city was floating.

That would probably seem weird to most people. Even I, who was born in Zinonos, sometimes found it weird. My grandfather told me that the members of the Grand Ecclesia made the city float. It was because of Foissel, whose home was very close to it. The monster could destroy the city anytime, that's why they decided to protect it by keeping it in the air. No one seemed to be afraid, as the spell those members had used was one of the strongest ones.

Snapping out of my thoughts, I started examining my surroundings. The place was really crowded, I couldn't see where we were clearly. All I could see were the small houses around the station, the white benches near it, and a few more floating buses next to the one we were on. I remembered going to the station before, but it was never that crowded.

Deciding to not confuse myself more, I turned to my brother, "Ermi, where are we anyway?"

"Oh you know this place well" Ermi said, a bit louder so I could hear his voice above the people's, "This, as you probably remember, is the entrance to the Plaza Road"

"The Plaza Road?" I asked, confused, "Isn't that supposed to be away from the station? Near Aige Square?"

"Yes, it was, but nothing in the city stayed the same after the attack of the shadows" Ermi said, "Everything had to be rebuilt. So, now, the Plaza Road is next to this station, and ends at Aige Square, which is now near Zinono's Station"

"So we will have to go there?" I asked.

"Probably" Elisa said.

"Oh, man..." I said, sighing. I never really liked going through the Plaza Road. It was always so crowded and loud. It's not easy to enter a store or even look through the shop windows. There were always a lot people in only one store, which made it hard to buy what you wanted, or even look at it. Things on Earth were so much easier...

"Say say, are you going to the palace as well?" Dafni asked. Turning to face her, I realized that she had asked me.

"Oh, uh, yeah, I am" I replied, a bit nervously. I wasn't quite used to talking to people I didn't know...

"Coincidence!" Jessica said, smiling, "We're going to the palace as well!"

"Really?" I asked, surprised, "Um, I'm sorry for asking, but, why?"

"Oh it doesn't matter to ask, we're going to be walking through the Plaza together for a while anyway" Dafni said with a shrug, then reached her hand into her jeans' pocket and took out a Crystal, which had a bright green color, "Y'see, we came here to take permission by the King to..."

"Go to Belendia?" I interrupted, my lips forming a small smile.

"Yep! We're here to receive a mission!" Jessica said, taking out her own Crystal. This one had a light blue color.

Looking at them with wide eyes, I take out my Crystal, which I was keeping in my jeans' pockets, "Same here!"

Suddenly, the girls' faces became even brighter, "That's awesome!" they exclaimed in unison.

"Say say, what kind of fairy are you?" Dafni asked me, leaning forward.

"What color are your wings?" Jessica asked me, showing her curiosity.

"How old are you?" Dafni asked.

"When did your Crystal started glowing?" Jessica asked.

As they kept asking questions, I kept growing nervous. I tried to memorize all of their questions but it seemed even harder as they kept asking more.

"Sooo?" the both asked in unison.

"Um...." I said, trying to show with my expression that I was confused, which became understood.

"Oh, did we ask too many questions?" Dafni asked, blushing in embarrassment.

"I'm sorry...ah hah ah..." Jessica apologized, laughing nervously.

"It's okay, you just got a bit curious..." I said, although I didn't know how someone can get so curious about something..

"Well, I guess we didn't have a nice start, did we?" Jessica asked, smiling politely, "So, as you probably already know, my name is Jessica. I'm a Water Fairy, coming from Waterich Village"

"And I'm Dafni!" Dafni started with a friendly smile, "As I have already told you, I'm a Nature Fairy, and I come from Leina city!"

"Nice to meet you, both of you!" I said, smiling at the two. I don't know why, but it was a bit hard for me to make friends, so I was really happy right now, "My name's Maria, I'm a Wind Fairy and I come from Zinonos, meaning this place!" I introduced myself, then gestured to Ermi, who was standing next to me, "The tall one here is my brother, his name is Ermi"

"Nice to meet you" said my brother with a wave.

"And I'm Elisa!" said the little fairy with her high-pitched voice.

"Nice to meetcha!" Dafni happily said.

"Same here!" Jessica said equally happy.

"Oh, there's also someone else I want you two to meet" I said, looking up at the sky. Smiling at the figure that was flying above us, I pointing at it, "Sandilia!"

At the sound of its name, the white dragon flew down at us and landed right next to Ermi, who then petted its head with his pale hand. Turning to the girls, I could see their surprise just by looking at their faces.

"Whoa, isn't that a Space Travelling Dragon?" Dafni exclaimed, looking at Sandilia wide-eyed.

"That must mean that you're a Space Traveller!" Jessica exclaimed pointing at us.

"Actually, no. Only I am" Ermi said, lifting his hand up.

"Yeah, he's the only person in the family who's riding on Space Travelling Dragons" I said, looking back at my brother and his dragon.

"But now that's enough for that, let's get going" Ermi told us, walking towards the entrance to the Plaza Road.

"Aww...." I moaned. I actually wanted to talk with the two for a little longer...

"No worries, we'll be walking at the same road together for a while anyway" Dafni said, smiling at me friendly.

"Yep, no need to worry" Jessica said, giving me a thumps up, "By the way, you seem like a fun person!"

"Friends?" Dafni asked.

"Friends? Geez, are you sure that you're 14?" Jessica asked, placing her hands on her hips.

"Hey I was just trying to be polite!" Dafni said pouting.

"Guys, are you coming or what?" Ermi called, being way ahead of us.

"Comin'!" I called back, then turned to the girls with a bright smile,

"Let's catch up, my friends!"

Author's Note: Now this one's quite small. Oh well, next one's going to be uploaded soon, I hope. XP