I'm not alone. I'm not alone I'm not alone I'm not alone.
This keeps rushing through my head as I stare at the new girl with her guardian beside her. I can feel Aoife excitement rising. I can't believe it. There's another one. I thought it was just me.
"How long have you been there?" I say.
"Just rode here," said the girl, stroking her guardian/horse. "This is Misty."
"Wow," I whisper almost to myself. Guardians can be this big? It's incredible. Aoife flutters up to the horse. I feel a tug as she moves away from me. I don't like being more than a metre away from Aoife.
"I didn't know guardians could be so small," says the girl.
I smile back. "What's your name?" I ask. "How long have you been here?"