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It was nearing night time when she finally woke up with a start. The sudden action made me stagger a bit under the sudden weight she put on the cart I was pulling, but I managed not to fall over. I could practically feel her looking around at everything in confusion before her eyes settled on me. I glanced back at her.
"Good, you're awake. How are you feeling?" She narrowed her eyes at me.
"Where am I? Who are you? Where are you taking me? What have you done with the other Whi-"
"Whoa whoa, calm down a second. Now, I am going to answer to the best of my abilities, be keeping in mind that my abilities, other than tying knots and running, are pretty bad so you might not like the answers you receive. Now, what was the first question?" She looked down at me curiously. Every once in a while I had to look away to keep my eye on the path, but aside from that, she had a pretty good view of my face. She kept on glancing at my white hair, and my shockingly blue eyes (I still had no idea how that last one happened).
"Where am I?" I felt kinda bad about my response, but it was the truth.
"Well, if the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, then maybe two or three hours walk to the west away from that village you were in. I can't really be 100% sure though. I don't know just to what extent carrying all this has slowed me down. Outside of that, I have absolutely no idea where we are. I was actually hoping you could shed some light on that. What happened to that village?" As the day's events came back to her, the little girl started to cry.
"It... it was the Grimm. They came in hundreds. They destroyed everything! They... they took away Patrick..." The girl began to sob uncontrollably. I felt like a jerk, even though I had no real reason to. What could I have done? I don't even know how I got here! What even were these "Grimm" she was talking about? And who was this Patrick? I took another look at her. The sight of her with her hair in front of her face, her own personal waterworks, her cat ears drooping (I still needed to ask her about that) and her small arms hugging herself, well, It almost brought a tear to my eye. What do you mean I cried a little? I swear some dust flew into my eyes. Maybe it was the hay from the cart. I turned back around, looking ahead in silence. I think she needed to let out these tears. As far as I could see, she had lost her parent, I guess? My parents... they must be so worried. How am I going to get back to them if I still have no idea where I am? I chuckled a little, making sure the girl didn't hear me. If I do this right, mum won't even notice the maths homework I forgot to do. After a couple minutes, the girl's cries of despair quietened down. I checked how she looked. Her eyes were red and puffy, and it looked like she had fallen asleep again from all that crying. I never understood how that worked. Crying had only ever given me a headache in the past, and I would note that while I was crying, I was thinking perfectly normally, and would wonder why. While crying. Strange, right?
It was pretty dark when the girl woke back up again. Her eyes were still puffy, and I was really feeling the burn from pulling the cart around for hours (sure, I did take breaks, but they were kinda far between. I did not want to see the "Grimm" this girl had been talking about). Deciding now was as good a time as any; I put down the cart so we could sleep. The girl was looking at me strangely, as if she noticed something about me for the first time. I decided now was a good time to find out more about her.
"So, what's your name?" My voice sounded a little rough, since I hadn't said anything since landing wherever here was a couple hours ago. After a small instance of hesitation, she said
"Jane. Jane Selworth. Who're you?" Her voice was light and soft, but also cautious. I guess that's more or less understandable. It's why I always ask the nice guy with the white van to bring the sweets to me, not bring me to the sweets.
"My name's Jack. Jack Jameson. Nice to meet you, although, I'm sorry about how we met." Darn it! Why did I have to mention that? I could see Jane trying to keep the tears at bay. In the end, she managed to fight them off so she could ask her next question.
"Why did you find me, and where are you taking me?" Yeah, she definitely didn't trust me.
"You were underneath a building, and there was this huge black bear thing walking around. It wouldn't exactly be a very nice thing for me to do if I left you there, would it? And as for where we're going, well, I don't know. What's west of that village you were in?" She looked at me curiously, almost disbelievingly.
"How can you not know? Everyone knows where Vale is. What kind of dunces are they letting in now, if you don't know that?" She looked around quickly, before she asked me something I should have thought about ages ago. "What do you have to eat? And what are we using for the fire?" My eyes widened. I'm not sure how, but it was only when she mentioned it that I realised just how much I was starving. And what was I going to do to keep out the cold? Jeez, I am bad at this if I thought I might be able to take care of Jane. At least, until I found someone else that could do a better job than me.
"Oh! Right! I'll go and look for something. Hang on a second." I quickly walked over to my sports bag and took out my phone. The battery was still pretty high, but with nowhere to charge it I would have to be careful how I used it. I turned back to Jane and said "I'll be back soon. While I'm gone, you can, um, uh; you can... use my jumper! Yeah, just use my jumper to keep warm. It's inside my bag. 'Kay, don't go anywhere!" Turning on my torch icon on my phone, I started walking into the forest. Back at the make-shift camp, Jane made her way to my bag and took out my jumper. When she noticed there weren't any special markings on it, she grew confused. Just what kind of Faunus is he? She thought.
I meanwhile, was trying to find something edible. There weren't any recognisable fruit around, so I stuck with what I knew about berries – if it's red, it's probably poisonous. With this in mind, I only took the berries that were either blue or black, and made sure to try one to make sure it wasn't poisonous before taking more to bring back to Jane for us to eat. While doing this, I had a lot to think over. For example, I still had no idea where I was. Where was Vale? I'd never heard of it before, but the girl made it sound like the most obvious place in the world. And there were still the cat ears and tail! There hadn't been a good time to bring it up, but I still wanted to know just what was going on there. And what about my parents? When was I going to see them again? Were they worried about me? Actually, scratch that last one, I know my parents, they were definitely worried. I just wish I could do something to make them worry less. With all these thoughts swirling around my head, I almost didn't notice the low growl coming from behind me. I turned around, and came face-to-face with burning red eyes. I froze in fear as I looked into what I thought to be hell itself. It looked like a boar, but it had some of the same features that the large bear thing had in that village Jane was in. Its two tusks looked as sharp as daggers, and its armour as hard as iron. I was scared out of my wits. Is this how it's going to end? I always hoped I would die because my awesomeness was creating a paradox in the universal dankness, so with a mighty dab, I would be thrown into a black hole, but not before 360 no-scoping some noob/scrub in the head with a pistol cross-map while wearing some sick shades and – the boar walked past me. As my mind slowed down from working its impromptu overtime workout, I realised something.
It was moving quickly, and it was heading straight for Jane.
You know, cliff-hangers are actually a lot of fun when you right them yourself. Suckers to all those reading this though. Anyway, if you're wondering why the Grimm keep on leaving James alone, don't worry. I'll reveal that later on. Also, who can guess what group Jane was in? Go on, have a guess. It begins with W, and ends with hite-
Anyway, one final thing before I go, if you're disappointed with the names, then sorry, they were the best I could think of (not that there's such thing as a bad name. Everyone's different), so if you can think of a character you would like to add and what their name would be, let me know. See ya!