Author Note- This is a prequel to my story The Wielder of the Wind. You do not need to read that one to understand this one. Please review and enjoy the story. I love having feedback.
"No!" I screamed, dashing to take the first stone.
"Get out of here insolent wench!" screamed the village head.
"I will not let others die for my actions!" I cut her wrist bindings. "Go."
She obeyed me, only afraid of my fury.
"I am not afraid of death now… For now I know that death is only a new beginning."
An angry villager came up to me and thrust a dagger into my heart. I did not cry out. I did not quiver. I didn't even scream. I just stared into those blood-red eyes and expressionless face.
"I… d..died t-t-to pro-pro-ttect." Then I fell dead.
Height- 3 feet 4 inches
Hair- blonde at shoulder length
Eyes- emerald green
Clothes- a fine navy blue yukata with a light blue obi. There is a tanto in the sash (normal weapon).
I smelled the dirt felt the cool icy blash of air.
"Is she alive?" asked a boy's voice.
"What do you think baka!" came a girl's voice.
"Hey, I didn't ask you to keep me from being caught!"
I groaned softly and attempted to push myself up, but my arms just gave out and I fell to the dirt again. I felt so weak… and hungry… and thirsty for that matter. I cracked open my eyes to see a girl crouching down next to me.
"Who… are… you…" I gasped.
"I am Rukia," she said. "Do you know where you are?"
"The soul society," I relied. "Looks like the Rukongai deeper districts"
"Are you thirsty?" Rukia asked.
I nodded as she helped me sit up. She appeared to be a few years older than me. The boy had bright red hair that was up in a ponytail and he appeared to be the same age as the girl.
"She looks like a misplaced noble to me," he scoffed.
"Renji!" Rukia kicked his shin.
"My name is Emerald," I said as Rukia handed me some water.
"Do you have a family name?" Renji asked.
"No," I stared at the ground. "I have no name but Emerald. Why would a mere peasant soul, like me, have a family name?"
"That is fine silk," I heard someone further off say.
"I was murdered, for a sacrifice," I looked at the ground with extreme fascination.
"Let's get you something that blends in," Rukia took my hand and we got to our feet.
I grasped her hand firmly with my own. She led me away from there. I was not alone…
"Hey there's the girl who stole the water!"
"Look at the kimono that the little girl is wearing."
"Run Emerald," Rukia told me.
I did not hesitate. I ran as fast as I could but a strong man caught my right wrist and dragged me away. I screamed at the top of my lungs as I was dragged away. I thrashed and fought as hard as I could. Then I remembered the tanto that I had in my obi. I drew it and forced it into the man's side. He dropped me in surprise as I sprinted away as fast as I could. My ankle twisted in a hole in the road. Tears ran down my face as I stood again. All of the sudden I was scooped up. I began to struggle until I looked up at my captor.
"Is that a way to treat the person who is saving you?" Renji asked.
"No," I replied.
"Good, now let's hide."