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En Soft - Forgotten

By Jagoda Kamov All Rights Reserved ©

Scifi / Fantasy

Chapter 1

Resounding laughter gradually moved like a wave through the long lobbies of temple Ontario. It was early morning and residents were swirling in their beds with a hope to extend their sleep for a few more minutes. Throughout the night cold crawled into each corner of the sanctuary, making them shiver and press under the little blankets. Then, a day soon arrived with the first sun rays, which tenderly held onto their bodies. Fretfulness and trembling overtook them and with that they unwillingly abandon sweet dreams.

There was something in the air!

This morning was quite different than the other mornings!

’What was it?’

They didn’t know, yet surely felt as they were eagerly looking through the window into the endless whiteness. She consumed barren landscapes and extended without lines, merging with the sky. Today, mother nature intensely shaken them with an overwhelming snow which was abnormal for the planet En Soft. She was telling them that icy winter has arrived!

As the yellow sun further progressed towards the indigo sky, small wind awakens from the slumber and decide to explore temple Ontario. He came in through arched black windows bold and proud. However, obscure hallways, demolished walls, thick air makes him pause and reconsiders his actions. Soon a smell of the chocolate, that was streaming from the kitchen, chases away all reasons for the alarm and mixes with him to be spread into every corner of the temple. He was by all accounts not the only one who scented strong smell of the chocolate. On the completely opposite side of the temple; barefoot child stops in mischief and thoroughly sniffs the air.

‘Chocolate!’ Tia yells and changes her escape plan. Running away from her Huntsman was no longer fun. Her thoughts were now occupied with the chocolate.

Sulf was standing above a colossal cauldron filled with the dark chocolate and when he thought to toss Sakla in, Tia’s chestnut head peeked behind the door. She was a quietly gripping edge of the wooden door and seriously examining the cauldron.

‘Now! Now! Do you really think you deserve chocolate?’ Sulf says somewhat mocking and slips the Sakla into the cauldron. Then cleans his hands on the cotton brown apron and awkwardly turns to Tia.

‘I really don’t know anyone who is so obsessed with chocolate as you are!’ he groans and welcomes her to sit at the tall wooden chair which was set in front of the long table in the middle of the kitchen. She sits mindfully observing doors behind her and at the same time Sulf’s skinny back while he was stirring the chocolate.

The kitchen was the only place in Ontario, which had delicate warm tones. High walls were not covered with an obscurity and emptiness, nor did the frosty coldness dwelled here. There was a certain warmness that made Tia completely forget about her present time. She passes surface of the table with her little hands and trembles. Rich tones of golden and brown melded with the rough surface. They were awakening forgotten feelings inside of her, making her dwell on who she was, asking herself; Where are those mind-boggling feelings originating from? Why she is missing something or somebody, when she touches this table?

‘They have a tendency to be truly wearisome, right?’ Sulf expressed and places two mugs filled with hot chocolate on the table.

‘Yes. They are.’ Tia answer quietly. She was now gazing through the open embowed window into high mountain’s points.They were covered with the white wavy blanket and through these edges streamed red avalanche river. She wholeheartedly gushed in all her strength. Same as usual. Changes didn’t affect her. Above them, sun chose to shimmer the snow, while the wind discovered new companions to play with him. They were pirouetting, delightfully shrieking and blending with a snow. One of his friends got carried away in dancing and flew through the window delicately brushing Tia.

‘Wind!’ she cries out loudly.

’You should not be bothered by it! They are just playing! Sulf remarks happily and pushes mug toward to Tia.

‘Drink! It will warm you up!’

’Sakla! she utters and twist her face in repulsiveness. ‘Why you cannot make a drink without Sakla in it?’

Tia has taken delight in drinking pure chocolate, yet SA drinks, which were mixed with chocolate and Sakla gave a one-of-a-kind taste to which she was not used to as many time she drink it.

‘Is not a proper drink! I truly do not understand why are demanding on drinking simply plain powder?’ Sulf asked befuddled and smells drink in his mug.

Tia shrugs with shoulders and stare back through the window. 

‘It has familiarly taste. Same as the smell of the earth near the swamp.’ she addressed delicately and begins biting her lower lip. She has always bitten her lips when she felt uncomfortable. Sulf didn’t  add anything on that. It was to a great degree touchy subject and right now there was more important news he has to deliver to her and he didn’t know how.

‘Day of the ceremony is nearing.’ he expressed gazing at her eyes, which curved with a suspicion. Tia anxiously took one strain of her long wave hair and begins biting on it. He sadly grins, knowing that after the ritual, her beautiful hair will be gone. Then he adds with softness in this voice.

’Ta tree had blossoms tonight in a spite of the heavy snow, leaving flower petals all over the garden. I was awakened by the smell. I couldn’t sleep, as always before a ritual.′

‘Ritual?’ Tia swallows deeply.

‘This year, you will obtain your first initial run!’ 

Tia tens and twist her mouth. Sudden fear overpowered her little body. In her stun, she slips from the seat and with uncontrolled movements knock her mug which falls on floor and smashes into the little pieces. Sulf quietly observed how one weak-minded creature breaks and even do he felt some distance pity at the same time he could not do anything to help her. Her reaction was normal. She was terrified! Same as everyone would be! Other than that, it was not her wish to be Uane. As the stun was abandoning her body, her eyes concentrate now on Sulf’s black eyes which did not have pupils. They were same eyes as every Ka had, however, by the gaze different. His eyes were softer and they were telling you of kindness. There was delicateness in him, a non-abrasiveness which other Ka did not possess. But rather as other Ka’s in the sanctuary, his neck was unreasonably long as well his face and body were secured with powerful runs which marked years of loyally serving under planet En Soft. The most abnormal thing about Ka’s were their earlobes, which extended down all the way to the abdomen and were adorned with earrings. She invested a great deal of energy pondering whether her ears one day will grow the same way as theirs.

‘You should not try to keep all in.’ he says and takes right ear and set on the table. This little gesture makes Tia smile.

‘Then what should I do?’ 

’Deal with it properly! Don’t ignore it!’

‘If I do not ignore it, I will probably run away from this place! ’ she shouts. 

‘And where will you go?’ he asked casually watching her face getting red.

‘I don’t have any idea!’- she answered gazing at him with wide eyes open.  Just like always she didn’t have a realistic solution for her problems. Too many times she imagined escaping from this planet. Then again, she didn’t have any memory of who she was and where she originate from. The only memory she had of herself was waking up among the unknown beings. Left alone. Also occasionally within her vivid dreams, memories flowed in. Or so she thought. They were just like stirring images emotionally shattered into fragments, which crudely draw various feelings. When she would wake from disturbing dreams, or as she would call them ‘nighmares’ the only thing that would remain of them was the savored taste of tears in her mouth. Other than that, there was a profound longing for something. For what? She didn’t know!Nevertheless, that something left a sad gaze in her eyes. 

Suddenly strong knocking upon the doors twitches her out of her thoughts, bringing her back to reality. The reality in which she didn’t have control over her life.

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