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I never imaged that I would come here that I would be destined got something great. All I ever wanted growing up was to be a strong women find someone to marry to love become a mother. I was a normal girl of 2012 with hopes for the future. That changed in a heartbeat when I came to Narina. My whole life changed I did find love a husband and became a mother it just wasn't in the way I thought.
It was a nice brisk fall afternoon the leaves just turned from the summer green to the fall colors of golden yellow fiery red and bright orange. A perfect day for a hike up my favorite trail in the woods I pulled my pack out a book in the side packet. I went around putting everything I needed for an afternoon hiking a blanket, a sandwich, apple and a few snacks. I then check my emergency item matches, water tablets and other things. Satisfied I had what I needed and if I was to get last I pulled on my boots and carhart coat. I grabbed my now heavy pack and canteen and went to my car to take the short drive to the wild life preserve I hike at.
After parking the car I got out and pulled my pack on over my shoulder and then threw my canteen on over one shoulder. I waved to a few of the fame wardens as I took my favorite trail the leaves had turned and they were a sight. The birds flew around preparing for their fight south. Everything around me made me smile I loved being out in nature it felt right. I took hours to reach the end of the trail were I sat and read for a while. After eating and enjoying the view I packed up and left. I knew if I kept a good pace I would reach the bottom in three hours with it getting dark that was the best thing to do. I started my way back enjoying the seen before me watching the sky darkening as I went.
It didn't take me to long to see the trees change then the path changed. It was strange it took thins path enough to know it didn't go to a new trail. I kept walking trying to figure out why things changed not only did the trees get bigger and looked older. I started to panic. I knew there trails like the back of my hand I hiked them for years. What was worse I was just an hour till sun down and I was lost. I took off my pack and dug around for my compass the visitor center was south east from the top of the trail. I headed in the right direction following a game trail hoping I could make it back for sun down.
After about twenty minutes of walking it was becoming darker by the minute. Walking farther I heard water there's no streams near here this scaring me, I was so truly lot now. They only option was to make camp and hike down in the morning. I had no choice I had to stop knowing if I kept going it would be too hard to continue. Accepting this I took my pack and sat it down and started to gathering fire wood for the night. When I gathered enough wood I sat down to start the fire. I had never gotten lost but I was always prepared for it. And for once I had to use my emergency pack, thankfully I had it.
Before the sun set I did a last minute collecting of fire wood for the night. I sat close to the fire getting comfortable for the night. I ate a little of the food I had before laying down in a fit fully sleep. Sometime in the night the temperature dropped and it started to snow. Causing me to snuggle deeper into my coat and throwing more wood on the fire.
The next morning a small layer of snow covered the ground and the day didn't warm up. I couldn't find any game trails because of the snow so I was resigned to follow the stream. I followed it all day and saw no one nothing. By each passing hour I became worried and scared more and more. I reaped everything from the day before but tripling the firewood. The only thing that kept me sane was that the wardens would wonder why my car was still there and send someone for me. I lay down that night but I couldn't sleep I was cold to my very bones. My joints hurt my hands could not feel anything I picked up. I didn't help that I heard something around my camp but I could not bring myself to stand anywhere away from the fire. Finally somehow I feel asleep.
Edmund and I were coming home from Archenland when it started to snow. Thankfully we had made camp and were resting for the night. Having snowed the night before we were not as close to Cair Paravel as I would have liked, I had sent a cheetah along as a scout to see how bad the snow would slow us up. It wasn't long before he was back.
"My kings." He said as he walked through the tent doors. I looked up from my papers to greet him.
"Aww swift how does everything look."
"It looks like we will have little trouble my lord but that isn't what concerns me." He shifted feet as he talked.
"I came across a young women half a mile from here by the stream. What worries me is that she has no proper shelter and she is alone. I heard her crying she may be lost or hurt."
Without a second thought, "Have someone ready my horse and we will leave.
"Yes my king," he bowed and left.
"Do you need me to go with you Pete? Ed stopped packing his things and looked over at me.
I looked up from strapping my sward on to my belt, "I think we can handle it."
You were always the one for e damsels in distress
Oh shut up I'll be back soon. I picked up my clock and pulled it on my way out.
Swift stood next to my horse. I took the reins from the stable boy and mounted the horse. Alright swift take me to her. I followed swift though the trees until my horse could go no farther. I could hear the water, we were close. A little farther in and I saw her she was laying on the ground close to the fire she made. I ran the short distance to her she was curled up in the ball her head on the bad a small blanket covering her. I kneeled down next to her dyeing fire and placed my hand on her shoulder.
"My lady wake up." I touched her hands, then her face she was ice cold. I took the bag that her head rested on and pulled it on my shoulders then picked the lady up. She was so light so small her bag was heavy I could not see her carrying it without troubles. I nodded to Swift and let him lead the way to my horse. It was then that I regretted not letting Ed come with us. It would be hard to get both of us on the horse on my own. I carefully slipped the bag off my back and then put the woman on the horse leaning her against the horse neck then quickly tired the bag to the back of the saddle. Lastly I pulled myself up behind the women pulling her to lie against me wrapping my arm tightly around her. Swift lead us back quickly as he could. It didn't take too long to find out way back. Ed was standing there when I got back I pulled my horse to a stop next to him.
"Peter what happened. "I slid off my horse and pulled the women down to cradle her in my arms."We found her like this she freezing." I walked quickly to the tent towards Ed.
"Come on I have a fire going and extra blankets". I followed Ed into our tent carrying the women he had moved my cot near a now rowing fire the tent felt like a hot summer's day. I laid her down and could finally get a good look at her in the light. Her long brown hair fell to her elbows her eyes were closed and her full lips parted. I sat her up and pulled her coat off and saw why she was so cold she wore noting but a short sleeve shirt on under it. "Ed got me one of my tunics please."
"Why." He looked at me like there was something wrong with me.
"Her cloths are wet she needs something dry." Emund pulled out a tan one and threw it at me.
"Thanks now if only there was a woman around." I held the tunic in my hands hoping I wouldn't have to do this.
"Well go ahead Pete." He had a smile on his face laughing under his breath at me.
"What you're not going to help."
"I don't want that women to wake up raven mad at me."
"Fine then Ed step out for a moment then." Ed stepped right outside the tent while I tried to change my guest. I pulled her arm out of her shirt and close my eyes to change her. I put my hands under the blankets and removed her wet pants. Her skin was so cold she needed to warm up soon. I put another blanket on her then bent down to unlace my boots then placed my sward next to them. I pulled the blankets away and slid in next to her pulling her body close to mine. She was so cold I just hope she warms up soon. I was rubbing my hand up and down her arm to warm her when Edmund walked in.
"You found her that attractive that you had to crawl in her bed." He was smirking at me.
"Very funny Ed she's not warming up as fast as I like she's so cold." I kept rubbing her arms to try to warm her hyperthermia could kill her if she didn't warm up.
Edmund was laughing at me as he was getting ready for bed, "You going to sleep there?"
"Yeah until she either wakes up or warms up." I didn't want to leave and needed to make sure we got her temperature back up.
"Well then good night Pete." Ed climbed into his bed and laid down to sleep.
"Night." I put my head down and pulled her to lay against me she was now warming up a bit. For the first time she moved she placed her head on my chest and an arm around my waist the snuggled closer to me. For some reason I couldn't help but smile a little. I closed my eyes and tried to sleep.
I was woken up by movement, I opened my eyes to see into the prettiest blue eyes I had ever seen. She was scared her eyes wide and she was still as a statue." H- how are you feeling" I could barely talk to her good first impression Peter.
"Fine I'm...I'am cold were am I?" She was looking around the tent and then back at me.
"I found you in the woods you were asleep I brought you here. You're in my tent."
"Why a-are you in bed with me and where are my cloths? She sounds scared her voice shaking as she talked.
"Your clothes are wet and you weren't warming up fast enough. I was worried you may have hypothermia."
"Yeah feels like it. My names Emma. "She has a pretty name one that fits her greatly.
"I'm King Peter but please call me peter." Yeah Pete good going with the king thing why do I always embarrass myself around beautiful women.
"Thank you Peter." She had a beautiful voice soft and sweet and she was still laying on me and for some reason I didn't want either of us to move. "How did you come by being by that stream."
"I was hiking and got lost." She looked like she was thinking about it.
"That's how you got here?" It was more to myself than her. She was not from Narnia. Her cloths and bag told me that much.
"If I asked you to trust me would you?" I had no other choice I needed her to trust me. If I told her everything now she could run off and get lost again. I needed to wait to get to the castle before telling her everything.
"I think I can trust the man who saved my life?" she smiled up at me.
"Ok then I'm high king Peter of Narnia. Somehow while you were hiking you came to Narnia." She looked up at me staring right in to my eyes. "Narnia is full of creatures my two sisters, brother Edmund and I rule Narnia. We have been here for about four years. It's a lot of take in but we have a long ride ahead of us tomorrow we should sleep I will explain everything once we are at the castle. I watched her think this over.
"Am I safe."
"With me you will be." As much as I didn't want to say it but I had to it was only right. "Would you like me to sleep on the floor and let you sleep?"
"No truthfully I'm don't want to be alone and I'm still pretty cold. But it's up to you." She laid her head down her eyes half closed.
"Are you hungry?" I watched her as she blinked trying to stay awake.
"A little." She looked up at me from my shoulder.
"I will get you something."
"No I can wait." She yawned and rubbed her eyes.
"Nonsense." I slid out of the bed from under her and got the few small slices of bread that I set aside for her earlier. "Here this will hold you over."
"Thank you. I had nothing but MRE's today." She picked at the bread eating it slowly.
MRE's? What in the name in Aslan is that.
"It's dehydrated food the military uses. I keep a few in my pack in case I get lost I would have food. Did you bring my pack with you?"
"Yes its right here", I picked it up and showed her. I sat down on the bed and watched her eat the bread slowly. Her head still on the pillow.
"Is this yours she was pointing to my shirt." I sat down on the bed next to her.
"Yes you needed something to wear. We should get back to sleep we are leaving at first light. We will be righting all day tomorrow I hope you're up for it."
"As long as I don't have to walk all day I will be fine." She yawned again.
Do you know how to ride a horse? I watched her as she rubbed her eyes again and tried to stay awake to keep talking with face was adorable her eyes widened and her mouth dropped open," no we are riding horses." She sat up getting closer to me in the process.
"Yes it's either that or walk but don't worry you can ride with me." She nodded at me as she laid back down I could tell she was fighting sleep she was blinking. "We should sleep," I moved to touch her hand witch was now warm. "I'm going to be right here so you can have room. I won't be far away." I took a few extra blankets and my cloak and laid down to sleep. "Good night Emma."
"Good night Peter." She yawned one last time before she fell asleep right before my eyes.