“Well well. The sleeping beauty awakens.”
She looked around for the voice, but could only see a few feet in front of her. She pulled her legs to her chest. She was freezing and could hear a strong wind blowing.
“Who......who are you?” she asked in a tiny voice.
“Don't be scared little kitten. Please. I mean आप no harm.”
“What's your name?”
“My name? That is an interesting question. But आप might want to see me before आप ask any और questions. Are आप decent?”
She felt along her body, finding her clothes still on.
“Alright. Just a minute.”
She heard footsteps, then saw a spark. सेकंड्स later, a आग burst alive. The same boy who had taken her kneeled at the base, holding something in his hands. She couldn't see his face, but his head was covered in silky black hair that hung in his eyes and went to the nape of his neck. He looked up at her, the आग playing shadows on his face and dancing in his green eyes that seemed electrified. His lips were pulled into a kind smile. So familiar....
“Please sit little kitten. I have some खाना if you're hungry.”
Despite herself, her stomach growled. She sat down द्वारा the fire. It warmed her from the frost and she purred absently. The boy smiled and bowed his head before she saw it. He tossed her a bag, careful to keep his distance. Cat opened it and the aroma filled her senses.
“Chocolate chip cookies!”
She took one and bit into it. It was still warm, the चॉकलेट melted and the center soft, just the way she liked it.
“These are my favorite!”
She blinked and looked at the boy.
“I know many things about आप Cat,” he stated simply.
She cautiously looked at the cookie. He laughed and her attention was brought back to him.
“My apologies for startling you. But I am a friend.”
“Why should I believe that?”
“You shouldn't. My name, as आप requested, is Ciret.”
“That's a funny name.”
“Yes. But it is mine so I cherish it.”
“What do आप want with me?”
“Your safety. I want आप safe, nothing more. Unless I could persuade आप to train with me.”
“Wait. Why are आप concerned about me?”
He looked into her eyes, his expression honest and sincere.
“You are no normal person Caitlin Kyle. आप have a pure heart. आप are not corrupt to the ways of mortals या man. आप are both animal and human. And आप have a duty that आप have succeeded before आप knew it was there. While आप have your trials, आप are pure प्यार and serenity. आप follow your heart. And these things have made आप beautiful, to stand out above others.”
Cat blinked and looked behind her, then back to him.
“What are आप doing?”
“Looking for the camera.”
“This is no joke, kitten. I meant what I said.”
He moved closer to her, sitting only an arm's reach away.
“Fate is in need of you. आप were chosen. This is the first step to the new you, discovering जवाब to your questions, and finding the truth.”