Chapter 3.2 MidairMature

Lilac was received by a large crowd that surrounded the wooden platform she was standing on. At least she thought she was standing on a wooden platform. But when she looked down, she almost scared the daylights out of herself. She was standing in midair and below her the ground seemed to be thousands of miles away.

“Come on!” Tristan tugged at her and Lilac took a step gingerly forward, unable to hide the her fear of falling. “It’s completely safe!”

Carl was ahead and already crossed the gap of air, standing solidly on the wooden platform across from her.

“Lilac, hurry up! We don’t have all day!” Carl waved at her.

“I-” Lilac looked around bewildered and the headache was not helping. She forced herself to take another step forward. And then another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And...

“Stop!” Lilac jerked up out of her thought process and stopped right before her nose touched Carl’s hand. “You passed the thing already.”

Lilac turned back and saw that she was already quite a few paces from the passage of air. She sighed with a breath of relief.

“Have you enjoyed your trip?” A deep and rich voice echo softly before her. She whirled back and was faced by a tall woman, dressed in complete white. Her shadowy black hair hung down her back, and her face was created out of the most delicate features, colored with the richest palette. Her figure was graceful and her movements smooth and flowing with matching grace.

“I- I supposed yes.” Lilac stammered, glancing over at the twins who were both nodding eagerly. The women laughed. Her laughter echoed like the sound of soft tinkling bells, so sweet and soft, yet so rich and musical.

“You supposed? Have the twins been naughty?” The boys shook their heads at Lilac vigorously.

“They- they were good.”

“Really?” The women asked with a raised eyebrow and a small smile. “I think that is a first.”

She turned to the boys.

“Your task ends here. You are dismissed.” The boys gave Lilac a quick salute and a bow before scampering off. The women turned back to Lilac.

“Here are your new escorts. They will show you around camp.” She gestured to her right and two girls walked forward, both similarly dressed in white. The women turned to leave.

“Enjoy.” She said with a small laugh and left.

The End

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