Aila quickly rose up from her bed…sitting upright on top of the soft mattress. Her soft grey eyes turned towards the digital clock she kept next to her bed, and read the numbers that glowed faintly in the dark.
Aila blinked…she wasn’t sure why she had woken up. There wasn’t any nightmares…no weird things she ate yesterday…it was also very quiet. The little girl pondered for a second…before realizing that the reason she must’ve woken up.
Was because of Fate!
With that thought Aila quickly got out of her bed, and quietly made her way downstairs.
The brave heroine took a step into the deep dark mystical black darkness…surely there would be monsters of all calibers within this terrible darkness. Aila closed her eyes, and gingerly took step by step…muttering to herself a magic spell to protect her.
“If I can’t see them…then they can’t see me…” Aila repeated over and over again.
Aila squinted her eyes open where she saw a familiar light peeking out from the doorway where she could hear her Father’s voice mumbling through the door. The heroine pressed her ear against the door and listened.
Her Father was standing up and pacing around…holding a phone in his hand. Aila frowned when she saw the expression on Setheran’s face…he was frowning…he also looked slightly irritated.
“Yeah….well….actually I’m kinda busy…a bit…yeah….yes I am…”
Setheran scratched his hair as he continued to pace the room…talking to the mysterious fellow.
“….No….next week I’m free….this week I’m busy….yes….yes…”
“Where are you?”
Setheran suddenly recoiled.
“You’re coming here?! When?! Tomorrow?!”
“No…no no…no I’m not bothered…no…no I just don’t like surprises…yeah…yeah…okay sure….fine….”
“You can help watch Aila…” Setheran sighed…looking tired.
“Yeah…okay…let me know when you’ll be at the station. Bye….bye….” Setheran clicked the phone and placed it down with a heavy sigh. He flopped down into a chair and spun around before his eyes moved towards the door.
“Aila…? What are you doing?” Setheran asked in a tired voice.
Aila slowly creaked the door open, and took slow steps towards her father. He reached his arms out towards her, where she allowed herself to be lifted up.
He set her down at his lap, where he wrapped his arms around his daughter and began to hum a song.
“Father? Who’s going to watch me?” Aila asked.
“…you heard that?” Setheran mumbled which Aila squirmed uncomfortably in response.
It took a little while for Setheran to respond…he continued to hum and spin in his chair…holding Aila in his arms.
“Grandmother…your grandmother’s coming to see us tomorrow” Setheran finally answered with a heavy sigh. Aila’s eyes widened and she sat there silently, before a big smile stretched onto her face.
She jumped out of Setheran’s hold and spun in a circle.
“Grandma’s coming! Grandma’s coming! Grandma’s coming!” Aila sang as she continued to spin.
“What’s going to happen when Grandma gets here? What’re we gonna do? What’re we gonna eat?” Aila asked as Setheran yawned and blinked sleepily at his daughter.
Setheran let out a heavy sigh as he stood up and picked AIla up off of the ground. “What you’re gonna do is sleep, young lady…” he said softly.
“I’m too excited to sleep!” Aila laughed.
“Do you want warm milk…?” Setheran asked.
“No! Such frivolos..fr-frivo…such useless things could never affect me!” Aila laughed once more. Setheran murmured something in response, as he continued to carry Aila up to the bedroom where the two slept.
“I can’t wait for Grandma to get here!” Aila smiled to which Setheran murmured in response.