Exotic places and things…
‘He was lucky,’ I thought, ‘I could have let him fall.’ Why I didn’t, I don’t really know. I just… decided not kill him. That’s all. I carried him across the border line of Brazil…..
“What about you?” I asked. “What about me?” he replied. “You interrogated me, now it’s my turn.” I said grinning. “But, there’s nothing interesting about me…” he trailed off. “You forget I am a star, everything about this world is interesting to me.” I said. “Well…” he said. “What do you want to know?” “Everything.” I said. He looked at me, and I smiled. “That‘s an awful lot to say.” he said considering. “Alright….. Where are you from?” I asked. “Originally? Who knows. Now, I live in Gereihil.” he said. “Where’s that?” I asked. “South.” he said simply. “Very far south.” “What’s it like?” I asked. “Not much.” he said shrugging. “What kind of not much?” I asked. “I mean, I‘m out in the middle of space, there‘s not all that much where I am either… Well, nothing interesting anyhow.” “I live in a small town with lots of very old houses.” he said. “How old?” I asked glancing down at him. “I don‘t know. Like, 200 years.” said Aundre. “They sound pretty young to me.” I told him. “Yeah, to you.” he laughed. “You‘d like it there..” he said. “All the weird things and people there? You’d fit right in. Even flying.” “Are people used to seeing people fling around?” I asked. “Well no, but we have about as much as the usual places do. Witches, wizards, spirits, swallowers, things of that nature.” he said. “Never heard of those things.” I told him. “Witches, wizards and spirits, sure. ” I agreed. “But what‘s a swallower?” “Horrible things, swallowers.” He said. “They grab people when they aren’t looking, and take them to old abandoned places and eat them.” He claimed. “Now I know what you‘re talking about, they‘re a kind of demon right?” I pointed out. “That‘s it. But in other places they have Rokay. Now Rokay are really smart, they search out certain people unlike swallowers. They hunt down that one person and will do anything to get them. I‘ve heard that they will even possess people.” He insisted. I thought it over. Rokay and swallowers…
“Where do you want to spend the night?” “A tree?” he said sarcastically. “Sure!” I said ecstatically walking over to a nice tall one. “I was being sarcastic!” he said. I ignored him grabbed his arm and flew to the top of the tree. “Once again I was being sarcastic!” he said. “Well,” I said smiling. “This time I picked a nice tall tree, so you’re stuck up here.” my grin spread, his eyes narrowed and I smiled wider still. ‘Yep,’ I thought, ‘Life is good.’ I smiled again thinking about how fun he is to bully him. He looked at me like I was crazy.
I woke up early like I always did the next morning. “Good morning.” said the sun, “Good morning!” I said happily, I was happier than usual today. Light was everywhere, the birds and animals seemed to be as happy as I was. Aundre woke up. “Morning.” he yawned. “Morning!” I said ecstatic. “Wow, you’re happy this morning.” he commented. “Am I?” I asked. “Let’s fly.” I said eagerly standing up. “What about food?” he asked. “Oh yeah,” I said remembering, “I forget Earth stars need that…..” “Humans.” he corrected. I took his arm and we jumped down from the tree. He must have forgotten about food. “What do stars look like?” he curiously. “Up close.” He added. “Bright.” I said. “Even though you can’t see it from earth, stars, all of them are different colors, very pale shades, not detectible by the ‘human’ eye. And, we aren’t the little dots that you see from here, we look like humans, curled into little balls. But because most of the human race has lost there imagination, usually, the only people who can see us for what we truly are small humans.” “Children.” he corrected. “Yes, that,” I said. “I have seen,” I lectured, “lately actually, small children pointing out to the elder humans that, ‘the star people were dancing’” “Parents, you mean.” He said a little uneasily. “They call them parents here too?” I asked surprised. “Yeah.” He said sadly. I gave him a funny look, ‘Why was he acting like this?’ I thought.
I took his arm and jumped down from the tree, he fell flat on his back, while I landed easily beside him. “Oww!” he said. I laughed. “Is it really fair that I have to fall and hit my head, and then when you land you land perfectly!?!” he said rubbing the back of his head. “Maybe not.” I sighed. I took his arm, spread my wings, and started on what would be our longest trip without stopping, from Marazuma, across the Hai Ocean, and on to Sinipre.
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