"That's right, I was evicted, and I'm no longer allowed to see him. Going back would be
hard, now that I have no place to go. I don't have a home anymore. I'm far away in the
middle of nowhere, and I don't even have any friends who would try to find me." Mara's
bitter tone carried in a low voice. "Where do I think I am going to in such a hurry?"
The pressure on her back suddenly became a warm stream of air that wrapped around her
like a hug. The breeze began making a funny little whisper, going from soft to loud, high to
low, almost as if the air was humming. It made a wistful melody as a tendril of the warm air
snaked up to rest on Mara's cheek, cupping her face as well as any human hand.
Oh. This is odd. It's like the wind is almost human, hugging me like that. Is it trying to
comfort me? That's ridiculous Mara! Still, just in case....
"Don't worry, I'm too stubborn to just give up like this." Mara said, addressing the air. Then
in a tone almost to soft to be heard, she whispered "Thank you." The warm wind squeezed
gently as if in affirmation, then released her and returned to it's spot on her back. It didn't
push her this time, but simply stayed there, waiting for Mara to decide what to do. Mara
kept standing there for a few minutes, not saying anything. Then, shaking her head she
looked back up at the night around her.
"Well, there's no point in staying here in the middle of nowhere. We might as well keep
walking forward. I feel really stupid asking this, but since you seem to be alive anyway....
Well... Do you happen to know where something to drink is? I'm really thirsty."