Beautiful as the Sea

She curtseyed in front of me, I resisted the urge to bow, she had been my best friend. "Now you learn manners." I said, frowning, but teasing all the same.

“When you come to my home in such grandeur, what am I supposed to do?” Yara replied smoothly, she had grown quite a bit since I'd last seen her, not in height so much, she was shorter than I, but in, other ways. She looked grown up. Her dress was the same as it had always been, white, flowing, made of water as it was it was a part of her. Her silvery blonde hair had gotten longer, and still hung loose down her back. Her eyes were the bright blue of the sea on a perfect, cloudless day. She was lovely, as delicate as a water drop, but I knew she was strong, strong as the tide. I couldnt help using water metaphors, she was so much a part of the element.

"Well, um." I said, "You've grown."

"So have you." Yara said, smiling. There was an awkward silence.

"I'm going on my quest tomorrow." I blurted, suddenly very nervous. "I'm going to look for the Stone."

"The Seer Stone of the Sanfadier?" Yara clarified, sitting on the pebbles, looking at the waves. I nodded, sitting down next to her, our hands lay next to each other, but did not touch.. "Destran, thats a very dangerous mission." Yara continued once we were settled.

"I know, but I feel like I need to do it," I said seriously. "I think my uncle is getting close to finding it, and we cant let him see the future, that would mean the end of peace, possibly forever."

"Well, you cant go alone." Yara said, looking me in the eyes. "I'm coming with you."

"No, its too dangerous, you've never gone so far from the sea." I protested. "You've hardly even been in the palace, let alone landlocked mountains and forests." She shushed me, placing a hand over my mouth.

"I'm coming with you anyway." She insisted. Suddenly, the sound of footsteps on pebbles came toward us. I looked up to see another Sievere standing nearby.

The End

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