"Right. Of course you have." Mara said with a snort. "Why won't the King let me interact
with these people?"
"Because the time is not right. There is still much you have to do Mara, to make this planet
your home. You are human, after all, and you need food, and water, and a shelter. That
"I already told you I was hungry, and that I wanted to eat those fruit things. You were the
one who said I couldn't eat."
"Is that really what I said Mara?"
"Yes, to be exact you said," Mara paused, thinking back. "Do not go down there Mara".
"Yes, that is what I said. I only kept you from going into the valley. I said nothing about
you not being able to eat."
Mara refused to dignify that statement with a reply. She only snorted, and did an about
face, looking down into the valley again. The people were still playing around in the midst
of the trees, unaware of the watchers on the hill. Mara and Joshua were silent for a moment,
Mara lost in thought, Joshua observing Mara. Kaze waited patiently behind the two of
them, still holding the coat and scarf that Mara had forgotten. Mara raised her head,
looking straight ahead over the vale and towards the mountains. She began calling out a
single word, "Kaze".
The wind gently set down her clothes on the grass below. Then it breezed over to Mara,
wrapping it's warm tendrils in a caress around her. It gave a small hum of affection as it
teased her hair out and waved it in front of her face. Kaze held her there, waiting for Mara
to speak again.
"Kaze, I'm hungry, but I can't be seen by those people down there. Unfortunately, that fruit
on those bushes is in their line of sight. Can you get some of that fruit for me without