The wind barrier hummed happily in response for a moment. Then Kaze picked up speed,
and shrank closer to the woman, letting out a distressed sound. The woman stopped
stretching, her arms falling unnoticed to her sides. The observer heard her voice,
laughingly concerned now, ring out again.
"Kaze, what's gotten into you? Are you always this energetic in the morning?"
Kaze let out a sound of distress again, then swirled even closer to the woman. Kaze
remained there for a few seconds, hesitating, then fwooshed down beneath the woman.
Kaze's passage was as loud as the roar of a train as it picked up the woman and cradled
her in mid-air before turning her around to face behind. The observer gave the woman
credit for not screaming when she was suddenly forced into the air, she only gave out
a gasp of surprise.
He looked up at the still bewildered woman, who hadn't noticed him yet. Then he
stood and began waving. At the same time he took a breath and shouted loudly into the
air in her direction. His voice was warm, with a definite sense of finality in it's presence.
"Good Afternoon Mara!"
Mara's eyes widened in surprise as she looked down at him. Her voice rose in pitch from
uncertainty as she yelled back at him.
"Who are you? How long have you been there?!"
"I am myself, of course. I've been sitting here for about six hours, waiting for you to
"What?! You pervert - what do you want with me?"
"To talk to you, of course. Why else would I being watching and waiting for you to get up?"
"Talk to me? How in blazing pancakes do you even know me?"
"I've known you longer than you've known yourself, Mara. Though I suppose this is your
first time seeing me. Won't you come down?"