The forest floor was silent but for the soft crunches of the dried leaves on the forest floor. The sounds were muffled, but there certainly wasn't only one set of footfalls. The deer approached the berries warily, mistrusting any slight sounds made in the forest. Kaylee stepped forward slightly hardly making any sounds but the deer looked up startled. Kaylee stopped, and so did her breathing. Her arms strained holding the bow in place. Her brow was slick with sweat and even as a stray strand of black lock fell in front of her eyes, she stayed still.
Kaylee had come a long way from stealing. She didn't make as much now, but she didn't need to hide too much either. Before, her work hours were just an hour at most, but now, she was working almost half the day to get haul a deer back into the market to be sold. She wanted to go back to stealing. To the high-tension, quick-thinking game. But she couldn't do that. She made a promise never to be seen. She made a promise to the old man to safeguard the necklace. She didn't understand most of it, but she did swear. One thing about her was, she didn't break her promises.
She just hoped she didn't give that one too easily.
Another crunch. The deer suddenly bolted and she growled in frustration. She turned around to give a piece of her mind to whoever it was who just took away her meal for the day.