Lisa was a little girl of about ten years old that worked for the exorcists. She wasn't one of them, oh no. Sending a child into battle with demons was not wise. She simply took care of the real warriors needs when they came back from missions, things like washing their clothes and bringing them food and water. Sometimes she would run small errands for them too, delivering messages and taking their weapons to get cleaned or repaired. Some of them found her to be annoying but most of the exorcists thought she was cute and helpful. Lisa always did her best to please them and be of use.
Today her favorite exorcist was coming back from a mission. This exorcist was an older gentleman who had been fighting demons for years now and had sort of taken Lisa in under his wing, at least when he was around to do so. He was her dearest friend and she wanted to bring him a gift she had made for him. As Lisa ran to the city gates to greet him, a small wood carving was in the palm of her dirty hand, a pendant shaped like a fish that she had carved herself while he was away. She planned to present it to him upon his arrival.
Once Lisa was at the gate, she looked around to see if she could spot her dear friend. Sure enough, him and a few other seasoned exorcists were stepping out of a horse drawn cart that had brought them back home. As soon as he saw her a large smile spread across his wrinkled and warn face and he opened his arms up to her. She ran to those arms and embraced the warrior with a happy laugh. He picked her up and hugged her back. "What is that you have in your hand, young one?" Lisa opened her palm and showed the gift to him. "I made it for you!" She said, placing the gift in his hand with a smile.She closed his large, calloused hand around the pendant with her own hands that were tiny in comparison to his. "I will tie it to my weapon so I will always have this piece of you with me." He said, kissing the little girl's forehead and clutching the wood carving close to his heart.
· Wed Sep 11, 2013 @ 11:46pm · 0 Comments