The demon lord like meat buns?
Tying up layered, shoulder length was the least easy thing to do when you're in a rush, loose ends kept falling to my face and tangle themselves amongst my untidy fringe. I looked at my reflection in the mirror, gosh I still look like I've been dragged through the hedge backwards, I thought to myself. Cautiously, I picked up a small dagger that mother gave to me in case of emergencies, well I think this is an emergency. After a last glance in the mirror I drew in one long breath and pulled my silk cloak on, making sure at least half of my face was hidden along with my hideous coloured hair. Silently, I tiptoed out of the room careful not to step on any creaking floorboards from experience. After zig-zagging through the hallways I finally found myself standing at the vine covered gate, I looked about the deserted place to find no sign of the living at all. Slowly, I pushed open the heavy gates cringing at the creaks and groans it made.
"I'll be gone for a while aunt Maddie...quite a while" I muttered under my breath. Days living as a Princess are over, I won't take another day of it! And with no further delay, I strode off to get far, far away from here.
This world is old and rusted, we humans are corrupted and there are barely any girls left on the human side. Demons. That's the cause, filthy demons have their claws dug into two thirds of the world and as if that isn't enough they also kidnap young girls for their own entertainment, god knows what happens to them. The world is divided into five parts, Nefr, Dalkz, Hyozofzs are where the demons live, Fray is where the remaining humans live and then there's the Bales forest which belongs to no one.
Fray is colourless and dull, all life sucked out by reality. there is not a single glimmer of hope in all their eyes, they go by their daily routines with no purpose, waiting for an end. But I won't be like that, I will travel and search for an answer, I will find a way to bring mankind back to life and fuel them with hope. There's just one problem...where the hell am I? Walking for hours now i have arrived nowhere. I was surrounded by trees and bushes but when I pushed past some bushes there it was. For the first time, I saw colour.
It seems I have stumbled into a little field of flowers, blue, green, red, yellow, there's no end to the colours that rose above the ground and over the minty green grass. I gaped at this field, wide eyes and open mouth, such beauty made me want to capture the moment and keep it with me forever, I...
Oh god, it's not what i think it is, is it? The horrible truth closes in on me, I realised that I.Was.Starving. I am classified as an idiot, what kind of sixteen year old princess escaping the castle doesn't bring food? Clutching my noisy growling stomach I carried on walking to god knows where, regretful to have to leave this pretty little field shielded from the outside world with arched trees all around. I wish there was someone who could shield me like those trees and show me what's out there. Full of sadness, I sighed.
I must've been walking for hours because the sun had started to snuggle itself behind the mountains in the distant. Trees and bushes were all I saw, there was not another soul in sight and that made me nervous, I had expected to encounter some demons but I suppose all the better for me not to have come across any. In the distance I see a glimmer of light, yes! I thought, I had finally found a village. About time as well, I'm going to have to spend the night here unless I wanted to be eaten by the wolves. I ran full speed ahead and came to a halt when a came to the entrance of the village.
"Oh no." I silently said to myself, reason being that this is a demon village, well of course, what else did I expect. Pulling my hood further down, I walked into this buzzing village. Stalls were open, selling fruits and trinkets, fairy lights hung just about anywhere my eyes reached. Whilst they're having fun and playing music, we humans suffer and are on the edge of extinction. It's not fair. Staring at the floor I continued to walk forwards, too depressed to be bothered to look foe inns to stay at. Clonk! It seems like somehow, I've managed to walk into something hard and for some reason, steamed buns are rolling around everywhere.
"Hey little girl, mind watchin' where you walk? You've just lost me my favourite flavoured steamed buns!" Whispered a low, husky voice...I felt threatened. I looked up to see this person's face but i find myself having to bend my neck even more because the voice seems to belongto a very tall man. He glared down at me with the most dark, red eyes I've ever seen. He wore clothes that clearly tells others that he is quite high on the social meter and is not to be messed with. But that's just not how I bend.
"Well I'm terribly sorry but if you had been looking at where your walking and not staring at your darling steamed buns then I'm sure you would've been able to avoid me walking into you." hmph! Take some of that you self-centred demon on his high horse. He raised his eyebrows at me and bent down on one knee whilst propping his arm on the other. His extremely long hair seems to have come down with him as it sat there on the stone hard floor, god I've been trying to grow my hair for the past 17 years and a male has managed to beat me to it? Shameful.
"In that case little girl, if you would care to grow a little taller then maybe someone like myself would be able to acknowledge someone like you" He murmured, his face dangerously close to mine. A sly smile danced on his lips as he watched me like prey, "come on then, I'm taking you to that stall and you will buy me exactly what you demolished." With that, he strode off across the streets, ignoring the carriages and horses that threaten to trample him. I clicked my tongue, i supposed half of it was my fault so I got off my sorry ass and followed him.
He was so tall and broad, I guess he is a little good looking but then that attitude just spoils it. We came to a halt in front of an old man's shop and he said, "My, back again already? You like them buns don't you my Lord?" the old man smiled whilst scratching two curled horns on his head. Horns? Oh my god what am I doing here! I was so caught up in my thoughts that i actually forgot I was in demon territory. Alarmed, i stumbled back into the street, tripped on the pavement and fell. I felt a stinging pain in my palm as i realised that my palm rested on the little dagger I brought along with me. Blood slowly oozed out from the small cut.
"Hey little girl, you aren't planning to run away are you? If you don't pay for this i'll eat y..." suddenly his eyes flashed a bright red, in no more than half a second he appeared next to me. Rapidly, he sniffed my neck and I felt his hair against my cheek, I was to frightened to move because a horde of demons had gathered around now, watching with their threatening eyes of a predator. He picked up my hand and stared at the blood, he then licked it,and I flinched as soon as I felt the wet heat against my palm. I brought up my clenched fist to punch him but just before it made contact, his other hand gripped my clenched fist tightly, making me whimper.
He stood up, yanking me up with him. Looking at the crowd intensely he said " this is my property, anyone who lays hands on her will be killed. By me." With that he walked away, pulling me with him into a small, dark alley. I felt him turning around but all I could see were blood thirsty eyes. Both arms up one on each side of my head against the wall, caging me, he bent down. My hood had now slid down to reveal that I had no horns, or elf like ears but apple red hair bunched up in string.
" Let go of me you filth!" I tried pushing my way out but ended up with a large hand clutching at my throat, making me gasp for air.
Not moving his head, he asked "care to explain yourself? Little human girl." Those gleaming eyes shone in th dark, very unpleasantly.