It had been a long journey for him... though, it seemed that finally he had arrived. Yellowed hues taking in the sight of the castle. A faint smirk tugging at the edges of his lips as he brushed back several strands of his long hair, a shocking hue of white against his olive skin. The only word that one could possibly find to describe him would have been exotic. Most definitely a foreigner in these parts. Already he had caught the occasional stare from those few who spotted him, early morning villagers out and about already, the male pulling the hood of his cloak up over his head to avoid any further unneeded stares. He was dressed in all black, his clothing rich looking, but not extravagantly so. Heading towards his destination, he never quite reached it...
No, something else caught his attention.
He spied her out of the corner of his eye, almost missing her, but something had drawn his focus to her.. and he was compelled to follow. That girl creeping off into the woods alone.
Was it her? Surely it was.
"Sneaking out, are we?" He mused faintly under his breath, "Don't you know that's dangerous?" He let her get ahead. Slipping between the trees as he traced her path. Keeping his distance. Just watching for now out of curiosity of the girl. Though, as they ventured in deeper and deeper... a familiarity began to tug at him that he knew well, taking notice of the absence of animal life in general.
Was she truly foolish enough to try and cross that stream?
What a foolish creature. From the other side of that stream, storm grey hues would watch that girl as she tried to carefully cross the stream, a cruel smirk curving at the edges of his lips. He had been here for a long time. Rare was it when one dared to try and venture across that stream. There was good reason for the fear that kept people away. After all, many had met their ends here in this seemingly harmless stream. Deikona waited. Watched as she got further and further across.... and when she was almost halfway there, that's when he acted, chuckling softly as he took command of those waters.
He saw her go down when those waters rose up, cursing under his breath as he ran forwards, his cloak flaring out behind him with the sudden movement, that hood falling back as white strands spilled free, rushing after her as she was washed down stream by the sudden unnatural current, knowing full well the cause behind it.
Damn it all, of course there would be other demons lurking in this area.
Reaching her, he made his move, grabbing her free of that water which seemed to suddenly disperse in response, falling back to the gentle stream that it had been. Who ever had been controlling them seeming to back off at the interference. Holding her, that girl seemed to clutch to him like some half-drowned rat, carrying her away from the area around the stream, and when that distance had been gained, only then did he sit her on her own two feet, still supporting her as she coughed and sputtered.
Wrapping his cloak partially around her in a attempt to stop her shivering, he smiled a bit, "Don't you know better than to go out alone?" He questioned in response to her own question, glancing off towards the trees on the other side of that stream. Feeling eyes on him though he couldn't see anyone there, "Let's get you back, shall we?" He questioned, turning his attention back to her. Being so close to her, it gave him a chance to take her in much more properly. From those lovely eyes to that raven hued hair... She was beautiful... and there was absolutely no mistaking who she was...
But that wasn't all.
No... there was no mistaking WHAT she was either.
"Yes... let's get you back before you freeze." He commented, steering her along as he still supported her shivering form, leading her further away from that stream and back the way that she had first crept through the woods.