Tell Me (MareepBell & RyuHll)
The last thing she could remember was the sound of rushing water, as she was dragged under and pulled by the current. That and a man, his voice was clear as day when he had said “I will be waiting.” And he had smiled.
Everything else was…dark.
The woman’s hazel eyes opened slowly. A deer was sniffing at her light hair and the woman had to wave her hand to get the animal to skitter off. She carefully turned onto her side, and began to cough loudly, water spilling out from her lungs. She breathed heavily, gasping for air, as she was finally able to sit up and take in where she was. It looked like she had washed up somewhere. She looked around trying to figure it out, but no memory was jogged.
Carefully she stood up and winced as she held her head. There was still blood oozing from an open gash on her forehead and the rest of her body didn’t feel in that great of shape either. It felt like a carriage had rolled over her. She winced more, and bit her lower lip. What had happened to her? Why was she here? Where was she in the first place? She couldn’t remember.
In fact, even the smallest things were fuzzy to her. Her name, her family, or how old she was, everything was just…gone. Her gaze shifted to look around the wilderness all around her, and she just started to walk. She didn’t know where, or why, but for some reason she felt a sudden urgency to leave. There was someplace she needed to be.
She kept walking, stumbling for a few steps, but continuing to just walk. The woman didn’t know how long she had been walking or which direction, but eventually she encountered what her subconscious had been looking for.
It was a village, or it used to be. It was now nothing but ash. The woman stepped forward, looking around. There were other people here, trying to help clean up, and she could see some grave diggers in the distance. The woman looked around. Had this been her home? She couldn’t remember, and her eyebrows furrowed as she tried desperately to think. That man, that she could remember, where was he? Maybe he knew her…maybe he could help her.
She began to shuffle forward and look for him.