As the two leaved the village, they heard some whispers, they sensed some breaths on their necks. Nor Ethan or Sofy dared to mention it. They though a single word could enrage, and in the end, summon the spirits.
So, the two walked forward slowly, quiet, without a word.
Then at every step the whispers became more and more loud, scary, and the air became cold as ice.
The fear overtaken the girl, causing her to talk about her fear.
"Umm....Ethan... do you remember what the old man was saying?" said her with a pretty quiet voice.
"About the spirits?"
"Y-yes. And what if.... they're here?"
"No way!" Tried him to calm the girl, and himself. That was what he wanted to tough. But, the truth is, that he was afraid by that as well.
"He said that the spirits has attacked the village. Not that desolate road."
"Well, then what are those whispers? said her, and then she felt another breath on her neck. This time, that was so cold, just like the air. A storm begun. The ravens has started to squawk.
And then something pale appeared in front of them. Some sort of a wraith. They could see trough it, yet it was visible. It was a spirit.
"Please told me that is just an apparition.." Ethan took his sword quickly, but with the fear what pushed him, it was hard. He though that if he takes his looking a second from the spirit, it will attack him. Then as he grabbed his blade, he tried to bash the ghost. But the sword went through it.
"Oh bravo, genius!"
"Got a better idea?" and he took away his sword.
"Well, ho can you beat a ghost?' mean, what's their weakness?" and she dodged a dark magic. Then more ghosts came. Their form were angry, raging, and scary. The fear has moved in their very heart.
"I don't know! Maybe, holy things, water, dark, fire, or in the best cases, an aspirator."
"Got an aspirator? Or some sort of magic?"
Sofy closed her eyes. She had a red necklace, in form of a cross. She was concentrating about something....something lost. Something dear to her. And she let her bright necklace, waving by the winds of the storm.
"Umm....Sofy! What are you doing? Beware!" and he dodged another black magic. But Sofy didn't heard a thing from the outside world.
As the dark spirits saw the holy cross they grunted, then leaved. The storm stopped then.
"Well, what was that?"
"Love may chase away a ghost. That cross, is a symbol of the celestial realm, and the only remembrance from my mom." said her smiling, but with a tear in the corner of her eye. Then she went forward.
"Wait, wait! What happened? Have you lost your mom?"
"I....let's go forward." and she went slowly further. Ethan stopped a bit. He was thinking for a moment about what said Sofy. Then he caught her up.
As Ethan and Sofy get at the end of the road, they didn't saw a thing. A thick fog was covering all what was in the background. Only the top of the mountains of Hirue could be seen. Those great mountains are so high, that they passed the clouds, and the fog. Everywhere was snow, ice, coldness.
As they went forward, their steps became more and more hard.
As the time passed, slowly a huge blizzard begun his start. Slowly, it became more and more massive, large. They could breathe more and more hardly, and every breath was cold as ice.
"That's the hugest blizzard I've ever seen!It's--really...." she coughed hardly. Her voice was almost frozen. hard!"
"Hold on!! Just....a bit!"
And he hardly, trough the snow and the fog, Ethan saw a cave, in the ice mountains. They narrowly could keep their eyes open.
"All right. There is a cave.We may stay there, until that blizzard ends...give your hand."
Sofy caught Ethan's hand, and they went to the cave. Every motion was so hard to did. Yet they arrived. Probably the true will hold them into the cave. The whistling of the blizzard faded a bit as they get in the cave, but the massive snow still grew outside. Fortunately, the huge blizzard couldn't reach them in the cave.
"Woah....looks like we will stay here a while. That storm will not stop soon."
"If we--if we melt the ice from the ground, we may make a fire."
"And, how is supposed to make a fire??Just look around!"
"Use that burning hand!"
"Oh, well..." he put his hand on the ground, and the ice was slowly melting. After a while, a perfect, dry place for fire has done. Then, he tighten his fist for a few minutes. He sensed the heat how gathers into his fist. Then a huge flame opened his palm. The fire was done. Ethan set it slowly on the ground. It was burning, shining on it. It was like the single source of life from that cold, frosty storm.
They sat near the fire, but the girl still trembled. As Ethan saw her cowering, he went at Sofy. He put his arms around her.
"You warm enough?"
"Thanks." with a warm smile she looked at him.
As the night arrived, the storm grew so much, so the night couldn't be seed. It was so silence, that the cracking fire and their breaths were loud.
"So...what was you meaning early? Have you....have you lost your mom? Tell me." Sofy looked at her necklace for a moment, remembering something. Then she sighed.
" All what I remember, is that it was a war.-begun her, staring to the fire. I remember some splendid, green magic, in the background. It was, the nature. It was, the forest. The forest of Riphtyne. That's why I want to reach that place. I think it is connected to my home, and my family. The realm of Mystin isn't my real home. I only have adoptive parents."
"But...you don't remember nothing about your mother?"
"I remember a comely person, rocking me in the time of the war."
"I guess I know from where you inherited that comely looking." Sofy smiled weakly.
"Look, I want to reveal you something. I...I am not...exactly a human."
"I am a part elf."
"W...what...?" he paused for a moment.
"I don't blame you. I know how is when you are excluded, just because you're different."
"Anyway." she looked to Ethan.
"I have told you my story. Now, tell me yours."
"Better go to sleep." said him. He felt that he could be sincerely with her, but even so, something whispered to him, to not tell her. He don't wanted to talk about that. It was a painful mind.
After a while, when Sofy was already sleeping, Ethan was thinking deeply on what Sofy was saying to him, and about how they can go forward, in a blizzard like that.
Then the storm brought some small, cold, light blue pieces in Ethan's palm.
Ethan tighten them in his fist.
"Oh no..." said him quiet, very worried. The fear get down from his head to his stomach. His heart begun to beat quickly. As the pieces fell in his hands, he knew that they're shards, from the stone blizzard. The stone blizzard, known as the icy agate, too, is a fragile stone, what once broken, it causes the mightiest blizzard. That is the first relic bound to Evil. Alas, the blizzard never stops, it grows from minute to minute. It might frozen an entire realm, destroy completely a region.
"Sofy...Sofy wake up!" sad him, while he moved her delicately.
"I didn't slept. I can't."
"Well, we have a problem here." Sofy got up.
"What is it?
"That blizzard...it is not what it seems. It is..."
"Please, get to the subject."
"The thing is... the blizzard stone has been broken by someone.."
"What?! Great! Now, what do we do? Conform the legend that blizzard is capable to frozen a heart."
"We have to pass it."
"Easier to say than to done." and suddenly the fire extinguished.
"Look, I have got a mythos book. he had one, indeed. It was a book with hard cover, and a star on it, in which was scratched "The Land Of Seven Stars".
"It writes about every being and every thing what exists in the Land Of Seven Stars. Now, the chapter 14 writes about the icy agate. Look, here. he showed her the chapter. Their papers were oldish, but still really resistant. At the end, it writes about how to stop it."
"Right. And what is it saying?"
"Only the ones with pure heart can pass the blizzard, and only the love may stop it, forever." We have to try."
"Let's do that!" said her really with an unsure, but definitely voice. Both were afraid by the icy beast from outside, what was waiting for them, but they knew that they don't have any choice.
Sofy caught Ethan's hand, then they get out from the cave. The great snow hit them suddenly as they get outside. Nothing could be seen. Their every steps looked like were vainly. Like none step approached them outside the storm, on that endless, desolate landscape. Though it was to step on the mountain's hard terrain.
The seconds were like minutes, the minutes were like hours..
Ethan sensed how the girl trembled, just as him. Then she left his hand. She fell.
"I-I can't keep this. Leav-ve me here... I..I will b-be all right." Ethan went near her. He caught her hand, he looked into her eyes.
"I will not leave you here." and the blizzard stopped. They were surprised, but they were too glad to think about that. They get up. Sofy hugged Ethan. A tear was in her eye.
"Thank you for remaining with me."
"Don't worry. I am here."
After some moments, someone interrupt the silence.
"HA HA HA HA! The danger didn't ended yet, humans!"
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