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The lights brought about a friendship between Na'liya and Ti'niva.

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The ten year old was rocking on the balls of her feet. She was beyond excited about what she was getting ready for. A wide grin was permanent across her face. Oh yes, this was going to be so fun. Na’liya twisted her head slightly to look up at her mom. The poor woman’s hands were buried deep in the child’s unruly, curly hair.

Kin'li was struggling to put her daughter's hair in a ponytail at least, but the mass of hair had a mind of it own and continued to rip the ties she used. Huffing almost pulling at the subject of her frustration, the hunter simply pushed her daughter away as she tried to think of what to do. Na’liya's hair has gotten so out of control that there was either two options cut it or let it go wild. The latter didn’t bode well with the woman so she reached for a knife.

Naliya had a feeling that something was about to happen to her, so she lurched forward and knocked into her sister who simply pushed her out of the way. The child pouted and looked behind her and saw her mother in mid swing with the knife in hand. Jumping on to her feet quickly, she put on her shoes not caring that her hair was a complete mess. “Mom we have to hurry,” Naliya all but yelled. She didn’t want to miss out on seeing the butterflies. Well technically she wouldn’t, but it's better to be early than sorry. A small chuckle was heard and a hand rested upon her mane. “We’re not going to be late. There will be plenty for you to see and adore,” her father told her. That didn’t stop the girl one bit.

Much to her parents’ amusement, the ten year old pushed them outside with jars of the butterflies cradled in their arms. Her sisters had already left, but she didn’t mind being with her parents. Unknown to her, they didn't feel the same way. They wanted her to go and play with friends. A silent battle of stares and gesture was going on behind as she looked at the kids running about. A small sad smile formed on her lips before she shook her head. No! There's no reason for her to be sad. She has her family and that’s enough.

“Dear, don’t you think it’s more fun to be with friends and release it with them,” her father asked after losing the battle. Na’liya turned her head slightly showing that she was listening. “Your mom and me think that maybe you should try to find some friends.”

Na’liya fully turned around and looked at her father. She didn’t want to, but the look on her parents’ faces showed they really wanted her to go interact with others. Rubbing a nail across her palm, she decided she might as well. The worse thing that can happen would be another rejection of friendship. With saddened shoulders, the little Sev'ryn grabbed a jar with two butterflies and walked away.

She nibbled at her bottom lip as she saw other children started to group with their friends and families. Well this was a bad idea. Maybe she should have just said no and stayed at home. But noooo, her parents made her feel guilty. She slid down to the base of the tree she found and sat there with the jar between her legs and pouted.
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It was cold, and it had been for trials now. Yet, Ti walked through the the Itọju with a smile on his face, he loved the cold. He had never dealt well with heat, in the height of summer he would have to bath himself in the cool stream water where he lived whenever he wasn't helping his father or he would overheat. But the cold that was different, you could always wear more clothes and warm yourself up with a fire when you were cold, it was not so easy to cool yourself down. His smile remained on his face as he entered into the city, he felt the most like a child he had felt for a while. In the forest he never really had the chance to be a child, everyday was a challenge. The city was beautiful it was illuminated completely by lanterns now filled with butterflies rather than the glowing caterpillars that had been their last time he visited the city. It took his breath away as he looked around him with a broad childish grin.

As he went a little further into the city he could hear the sound of children playing, they were laughing and shouting. It was a sound quite foreign to the Ti's ears, it was something that made his smile turn into more of a frown. The sound reminded him of what he missed by living in the forest with his father away from the city dwellers. He rounded a large tree house and found the source of the sound. They seemed to be chasing each other around and playing some kind of game. Just from watching he could not figure out what they were doing, what was the aim of this game and who was winning, could you win? So many questions raced through his head as he considered speaking to a boy as he ran past. He reached for the words to speak but his shyness took over and nothing came out but a sort of low mumble that the other boy did not register and just kept running right on by. Ti felt his heart drop a little as he stood there unnoticed by the other children. He decided he didn't need them anyway, he had come to see the Iyọ be released.

Deterred, Ti walked over to a tree and sat down letting his back slide against the rough bark. He plopped to the floor and rested his chin glumly on his knees. As he sat there he noticed that there was a light to his left, and it was glowing and brighter than the ones in the houses windows. He turned his head, much to his surprise, to see a girl sat beside him. He smiled nervously at her before he looked at the two butterflies fluttering around in the jar. "They are beautiful, are they yours?" He said as he admired them. He watched their wings flapping as they moved around the jar that stopped them from being free.

"I am Ti'niva, you can call me Ti if you like." he said as he introduced himself to the girl. He looked her over trying not to be obvious. She had this wild curly hair that seemed like it was its own person and it made him smile. He guessed she was around his age, at least she seemed like she was. She also seemed in a similar mood to himself. "What can I call you?" he asked the new acquaintance. She seemed down like something had upset her, and then he decided he had to cheer her up. His hero side pushing through as he decided it was his responsibility to cheer her up. He nudged her playfully to try and keep her interest. "We should walk." He said smiling widely at her hoping she would want to join him.
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She flinched slightly at the voice that came from the side of her. She didn't even hear them come near nor when they sat down. Maybe her mom was right about paying attention to her surroundings. Her head turned slightly towards the new person when they commented about her butterflies. The jar was pressed further into her jacket as she curled up a bit around it. Was he going to take them from her? The other kids did that last year.

Maybe if she gave them to him, they would be friends. But, she didn't want that to give them to him. They were hers, but she does want a friend. There’s always next year I guess. "Yeah, they're mine," she mumbled out keeping her eyes forward. She had to be careful to not be too enthusiastic, didn’t want to run him off too quickly.

She decided to fully face him when he told her his name. She smiled a bit. “My name’s Na’liya or Nana for short or Na. Sometimes people call me Liya. I answer to any of them. You can⎯,” she covered her mouth quickly. Slowly her cheeks tinted with red from her outburst. She over did it again. “Sorry, you can just call me Na’liya,’” she whispered.

Grabbing her hair as a source to relieve the stress of her embarrassment, she looked down awkwardly. Why did she have a big mouth? Just because he asked for your name doesn’t mean he wants to be your friend. He’ll probably leave soon to play with the others. They all do. Her hands raked through the curls trying to keep her eyes from wandering over to the boy. She couldn’t quite place him. He seemed to be her age or maybe older. She mostly played with most of children around here and she’s never seen him. Well maybe he hasn’t heard from the others that⎯.

Ti’niva slight push caused her turn quickly and stare at him, forgetting what she was thinking. He wasn’t put off by her behaviors it seems nor did he leave. The poor girl was confused about what was going on. Wasn’t she too weird to be around? What shocked her even more was the question of going somewhere together.

Her feet gathered underneath her and with a burst of unknown energy she jumped on to her feet with a grin. Her wide dark eyes looked down at him with excitement and eagerness. “Yes,” she yelled a bit too loud causing the children around look at the pair oddly. Na'liya didn’t mind so much. So what if they stare. It’s not like she wasn’t used their judgmental eyes.

“Oh! Now that I think about it. I haven’t seen you around here,” she commented while picking up her jar and inspecting it for damage. A breath of relief could be heard from the notice that there was no damage to the jar nor its occupants. “Are you from here,” she asked while pressing her face to the jar and giggling when one of the insects landed on the glass near her nose.
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She seemed to curl up around the jar at the mention of the butterflies inside, as if she were afraid someone would suddenly taken them from her. She seemed disinterested at first, she didn't look at him and her face remained sullen. She appeared to get more closed, until he told her his name. Then he was hit by a stream of words, more than he had anticipated. He was caught off guard and struggled to hide the slight look of surprise in his eyes. He wondered if he should interrupt her she didn't appear as if she was going to stop. He was about to speak when she placed her hand over her mouth, her cheeks growing red as she abruptly halted her stream of words. Ti smiled as she turned red and whispered that he could call her Na'liya. "I will call you Nana." He said smiling gently.

She seemed to shy away again taking her fingers and running them through her hair. She seemed stressed by him and he was worried that maybe he had made her uncomfortable. Following his nudge she glared at him, a glare that made him feel like he had just done the worst possible thing, or so he thought. But he was again taken by surprise as following his question the girl suddenly sprung to her feet. The sudden influx of excitement and openness appeared to have come from nowhere. He felt himself almost fall backwards from where he was sitting in surprise. She was so inconsistent, or that was what he gathered this far. She was here one minute and there the next, the fluidity of her actions and emotions were like an unpredictable rapids. But he liked it, there was something challenging and exciting about her.

He pushed himself to his feet, a little slower than the girl had, and with a little less energy. She asked him a question, one he had sort of known would come eventually. "I live in the forest with my father." He responded as he watched her press her face up against the glass jar. He smiled at her giggle, it was so sweet and innocent, not much like him, his innocence had all but left him when he killed his first deer. He looked through the glass to her on the other side. "When you are ready, Nana," he grinned and moved to her side, "I will lead the way." He began to walk leaving the loud playing kids in their wake. He preferred his new friend to them any, they were all so normal, this girl seemed much more unique and interesting than them.

He started to lead the girl through the city, and what a lovely sight it was, even before the release. The trees were illuminated beautifully by the light of lanterns in windows and on door steps where the Iyọ awaited release. He kept walking as he searched for something to talk about, should he ask about her path, or maybe her family, he could even ask about what she liked to do. The possible topics were endless and for some reason Ti did not want to say something foolish. He normally didn't mind if he said something strange or weird around others, but this felt different. He kept thinking searching his mind as he admired the city occasionally glancing at the girl beside him before looking away a little shyly if he thought she saw him looking at her. His pace was steady as he walked along side her, she was shorter than him and therefore he had to close his stride a little so he was not too quick.

Finally he decided on what to say and looked over to her. "When will you release them?" he asked gesturing towards the glowing butterflies. A sense of urgency had made its way into his voice as he asked the question. He longed to see the sky be filled with the beautiful creatures, all spreading their light across the city that had been in darkness for the most of Cylus. In the forest it had been even darker with no fire and the Iyọ already sleeping in their cocoons, his father didn't like risking making a fire unless completely necessary. "I can't wait to see the beautiful creatures freed." he added explaining his question. He smiled at her as he considered if he could have started conversation in a better manner. He nudged her again with his elbow, ever so gently to make sure she was still with him. he Healised it could be considered rude, but if anything it was a show of affection. "You must have seen it many times before?" He asked furthering the conversation more.
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Small ears twitched as he started to speak. Soon a pair of eyes followed to where the sound came from. Then with a gasp and a slight jerk she looked at Ti with shock. He lives in the forest! She knew it wasn't uncalled of, but she's still a bit surprised by it. Her mother barely let her go into the forest even if the young Sev'ryn supervised. It always kind of bothered her, but she understood why she wasn’t allowed to. She was far too curious about things and that could lead to her death. The way her mom looked after hunting was not something she wanted to experience. A shiver of disgust went down her spine at the memory of her mom coming home.

Na'liya had so many questions for him. Questions like what does he do out there? Does he ever get bored? What creatures have he seen? There was so many that she was starting to have a slight headache. Thankfully, she was distracted when he started walk away. Where were they going? To be honest, she had stop listening after he said he lives in the forest. That had taken up so much of her focus that she didn’t pay attention to anything else. Tripping over her feet, she caught up with him. Her attention would shift from the jar in her hands to the path in front of her. That reminded her that she need find somewhere to release her little hostages.

Watching her new companion every once in awhile, she wondered what she was going to do about the situation. Originally, she was going to give the boy the Iyọ but it seemed like he didn’t want them. It didn’t bother her if anything she was quite happy. She made have made a friend. A slow smile slid across her face but soon vanish of the sensation of being stared it. A curtain of hair flew to the side as she whipped her head around at the source of annoyance. She stared into Ti’s eyes. Watching for something and not finding it, she turned forward again and ignored the other’s stares.

When he asked in hurried tone about her releasing them, the ten year old didn’t quite know so she gave the response on her mind. “I’m not sure yet. I would usually do this with my family but…,” she went quiet not really wanting to talk about it. A shake of the head brought her out of that mood. There was no reason for her to get that way. It’s not like she’ll never do it again. There’s always next year and the year after that. “I guess we could release them when we start to see the sky light up,” she grinned. She was going to include him in the release. It would have been too boring to do it by herself anyway. Also from the way his eyes wandered around the lantern filled trees, he was eager to see them. If it wasn’t for those little hints, what made it plain to see was the boy outright saying he can’t wait. Plus, she didn’t mind him around. He didn’t talk about her nor complain about her mood swings. Na’liya knew she could be a bit overwhelming, especially to those who were new to her presence.

With a sudden stop at his latest question, a thought pushed into her already full brain. Several blinks later came a response of yes. “I have seen it a lot,” she looked up at him. A tiny spark of annoyance was felt at his height but she didn’t focus on it too much. “I like to watch the release in a tree most of the time. It’s much more fun I guess you could say. The higher the better,” she rushed out in almost one breath. A gasp was heard and a hand shot out to grab his arm, “we should release them,” she quickly moved the jar forward a bit in her other arm, “in a tree!”
Yes this is a grand idea!
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First she told him about how she would do it with her family and he noticed how a sadder look crossed her face. He observed it and was curious, did she wish she was with them. Was she sad because they weren't there, or was it because of something else, he did not know. He observed yet again that she bounced back quite quickly, the sadness was quickly flushed from her face and replaced with a gentler smile and appearance of calm. He was amazed by how fast her emotions changed, it was impressive and quite thrilling to see someone who could change so rapidly. She suggested that they should release them when the sky started to light up. "Yes that is a good plan. Maybe some of the butterflies will fly near to us." He said with a wide smile as he imagined seeing them light up the sky and some of them even fluttering around them.

She then seemed to smile and grow happier as she suggested they release them from a tree. He felt his own face brighten up and he looked over to her. Her idea only added to his excitement at seeing the release. He could only imagine how beautiful it was to see the sky grow in colour and the butterflies flying between the trees. His eyes were bright as he looked over to Na'liya, he smiled and nodded quickly. "That is a great idea, quick lets find a tree." He looked around his eyes flashing from side to side, the forest was full of trees but he had to find the perfect one. It wasn't quite right, all the trees weren't right he kept looking with his eyes but he couldn't find the one he wanted.

At that moment he reached out and took her hand in his, he felt her small cold fingers brush across his palm as he began to walk. He guided her by her hand as he sped up, his feet speeding up just like his eyes as they darted around examining each different tree. His feet quickly broke into an excited jog as they moved between he forest city, the search was on. He saw it a large oak ahead of him, they would be able to climb to the lower branches using knots and hollows in the trunk. He kept guiding her, he had barely even noticed he was holding her hand. Was that strange he didn't know but he was totally unaware that he was even doing it at the time.

They reached the base of the tree and he looked up to the higher branches. He was sure they would be perfect for watching the Iyọ flying into the sky from their lanterns. He looked around at the girl and smiled, "This is the one, we can climb this quite easily." Suddenly it registered with him that he was holding her hand softly in his own. He looked down at their hands and blushed, his cheeks went hot and he released her hand as he kept looking down. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean too. I erm..." He stopped speaking and just remained looking down shyly. He felt strangely nervous for some reason, yet he also felt ashamed for taking her hand and leading her without permission. "Please do forgive me." He looked up now his composure regained as he smiled still little nervous and surprised by his own actions.
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Na’liya all but rocked on her feet with self contained energy. Yes! She knew it was a good idea. A mental pat on the back was in order for her geniusness. She had done it once when she was younger. At the time she didn’t really know how to climb trees all that well. So she was on her father’s back on the way up. It was magical from that high up. The sky was so lit up. From the branch, the sight had took her breath away. The only reason she hadn't done it again was because both of her sisters fell out of it. A giggle was heard before full out laughter. How could both of them fall out at the same time? The chance of that happening was quite low. Nonetheless, those two beat the odds.

She turned her head around feverishly looking for a tree. Not finding a good one in her vicinity, she started to wonder around a bit. Maybe there's some over there.

The little girl was pulled from her thoughts from the sudden pull on her hand. She blinked at first not registering that she has just been pulled and being dragged. Stumbling at initial movement, she was able to break out into a run with him. Wherever they were going, the hair on the back of her neck was standing up. Maybe it was the excitement for the event that filled the area or maybe it was the eagerness that washed over him. Whatever it was, she was starting to enjoy it as well. If anything, she was relishing in the mood. Small feet started to pick up and race side by side next to her friend.

Then she saw it. The oak tree was huge! It towered over her greatly. The already present grin on her face grew as wide as it could. Her teeth were seen giving her a feral like look. She nodded her head in agreement. They could climb it easily. She still wasn't quite good at climbing, but she would try her best.

The Sev'ryn was about reach out with both her hands, but noticed a weight in one of them. Looking down, she saw his hand wrapped around his. They felt hot against her cold fingers. When he let go of her hand, she felt a bit sad at feeling the cold creep back onto her skin. It's odd, but she kind of liked it. She didn't let her mind wonder on it for too long. She clenched and unclenched her hands a bit before she perked up a little.

“It's okay,” she smiled towards him. “Don't worry about it,” she tried to say in a comforting tone. She could hear his nervousness, but she didn't know how to get rid of it. So she did what she always does, distract that feeling. Putting a foot in one of the grooves, she tried to pull herself up but started to slowly slide back down. Looking behind her sheepishly, she gave a small awkward laugh, “maybe a little help?”
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Help, he thought confused for a second as he regained full composure. He remembered then she was trying to climb the tree. He shook his head clear as he focused on the task at hand. He himself was not an experienced climber, but he did have a height advantage over the girl. He pointed to a small hollow in the tree. "Put one foot here." He said indicating where to put her first foot for purchase. When she was ready he stood behind her and placed his hands on her waist. "Three, two, one." He said as she pushed up with the leg in the hollow and he pushed her waist up.

"Now go climb, look for the hollows and knots in the trunk." He said as he began to climb bellow her. He followed her up the tree, he slipped twice and found himself hanging from only his hands at another point during the climb. It was certainly something he could use a little more practice with as he climbed behind his new companion. "The big branch to the left!" He shouted as he struggled and climbed behind her. It was more difficult than he had imagined it being, but that could have just been because they were rushing and excited for the release. He placed his hand in a small hollow and turned his head to the side so he could see behind him. The city looked so different from up the tree, he felt like a bird or a squirrel.

They made it to the branch and Ti crawled on sitting with his legs either side of the thick branch. He placed his hands in front of him for balance as he sat opposite Nana. "We made it. Are you ready for when the sky lights up Nana." He asked smiling widely as he rocked a little and almost fell sideways. His wobble made him hold onto the branch tighter with both his legs and hands. He didn't want to fall from way up there, it would hurt and could potential mean he broke a bone.

"I am glad to be here, I thought I was going to be alone." He admitted smiling at the girl before looking at the butterflies again. They provided the light for the two of them as they awaited the release, he was sure that time would come soon. He bit his lower lip as he waited and looked around him admiring the view. It had been a truly great idea of the girl. "I am excited, it will be a beautiful thing to see I think." He said as he kept admiring the world at the height of the trees."This was a great idea, how did you think of it?" He asked inquiring into the reasons for choosing a tree.

It was so isolated up the tree, the sound of the children were a distant murmur and nobody was there to spy or interrupt the two children. he liked it up there, although dangerous, it felt strangely safe to him. He looked back to the girl now, having grown bored of the surroundings for the time being. She was relatively pleasing to look at, but as a child of the wilderness he did not really make any connections between her being pretty and any other social meaning of that. This caused him to blurt out something possibly inappropriate. "You are pretty." He said simply, looking into her dark brown eyes.
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A slight blush dusted upon her cheeks at his silence. It was probably ridiculous that she didn't know how to climb it. With a head hung low, she started to pull her feet away before she heard him speak up. She nodded as she followed his directions. Feeling like her foot was in a stable position, she felt his hands on her waist. It was a bit weird but she focused on trying to climb. Her hands every so often slipping out. This caused her to slip downward a couple of times. Luckily, she was able to grab onto branches each time. She really didn’t want to fall on Ti nor drop the jar, that was secured in the crook of her elbow and was pressed up against her side. There had been moments she felt it slide slightly.

She finally reached the branch that he has shouted out to her. Laying on her belly, Na’liya slowly made her way towards the middle. Her arm and legs clingy to the branch for dear life. The poor branch probably had indents from how hard she was holding onto it while turning around to face the trunk of the tree. Her feet started to swing a bit as she looked down. A sudden urge to swing from her feet on the branch swelled up. Now that was a bad idea. One wrong move could lead her to getting hurt and that was something that she did not want.

She gave a quick nod at the Sev’ryn’s question before looking up at the sky. A slow sigh of content left her chapped lips. The wind was only slightly there but it tousled her hair in a comforting way. She looked up at the moon named Rahkrii. It reddish color peaking between the branches of the tree. It was truly peaceful here. Her ears twitched slightly as she listened to him. “Well you’re not alone now,” she grinned at him. The sky looked clear tonight. It felt like it was a good night for the Release.

Her eyes looked over at her friend and smiled at the memory that gave her this idea. “Well when I was younger, maybe like six arcs or maybe seven arcs,” she pulled her hair slightly in confusion. “I can’t remember, but anyway my dad had taken us up in a big tree,” she emphasized the size with her arms before clamping them back onto the tree from falling sideways a bit. “It was so pretty! I wanted to do it again but my sisters fell out of it. He said that it was too dangerous to do it again. I would ask every year but he would just say next year. I really hate that he says⎯,” Na’liya cut herself off before she went overboard with unnecessary detail. “It was just really pretty, and I wanted to do it again,” she looked longingly at the glowing insects in the jar.

What came next almost made her fall from the branch. He called her pretty! That was unusual for the ten year old to hear. Of course she heard it from her parents, even some of the elders that she was able to be around. This was the first time that she heard it from someone her age. She blinked a couple of times. Even her mouth started to open and close on it’s own. For once in her life, she didn’t know what to say. So she sat there trying to understand what exactly what he meant. Of course she understood what he said, but did she hear that right. There might have been a mistake.

“Thank you,” she stumbled over her words with her face down hoping that her mane covered her reddening face. Not wanting it to get awkward she started to move her hands about and yelled a little. There she shook the nervousness from her body. Her eyes landed on him and she smiled.

“Enough about me. Tell me about yourself,” she tilted her head slightly. She was curious about her new friend, at least she hopes that he has a neutral feeling. “What’s your favorite color? What do you like to eat? What do you do for fun? Do you think that my hair can hold like 12 branches all at once,” she just let the question pour from her mouth non stop. She was so focused on Ti’niva she missed the light touch of an Iyọ landing on her hand and the area getting a bit brighter.
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She seemed to blush when he called her pretty, and for a brief moment it occurred to him that maybe it was interpreted as more than it should. Maybe she had taken it the wrong way, although, he did not known in what way it was truly intended. To him it had just been an observation nothing really more or less. But that realisation was quickly forgotten as his young mind became distracted by a slow growing of light in the sky. Was this it, was it happening now? He gazed at the sky with wonder as it began.

He looked down when he was bombarded with a stream of questions from the girl. She seemed to be so curious about him that she had not noticed that it had begun. He even felt his jaw drop a little as he saw an Iyọ land on her delicate hand. “Don’t worry about me, we have something bigger going on now. There is one on your hand.” He said pointing towards the creature that had landed there. “It has begun.” He said smiling widely and excitedly. He could feel the giddiness talking over him, the joy bubbling up inside him. He was sure it would soon overflow in either laughter or tears of joy at the beauty of the creatures and the sky which now shone in a multitude of colours.

“It is beautiful.” He said in awe as he looked around him his head rolling on his shoulders loosely. He struggled trying to take it all in, he didn’t think it was even possible to see it all. The Iyọ on her hand fluttered away and around the jar now as if urging the two to release the two trapped inside. He looked over at his friend, they were her Iyọ to release and he wasn’t going to take that from her. He was quite content to just take in spectacle. He wondered if Moseke was somewhere in the forest watching them take flight too. He took a moment to let out a short prayer to her mentally.

‘Thank you Moseke for this beautiful sight for saving our forest so we could see these creatures and thank you for saving our race. For without you we would not be able to see such a beautiful thing.” He smiled happy with the small prayer he had created. He returned to watching the Iyọ, a few now fluttered around them in the tree, the green blue and yellow glow of their wings mesmerising. Part of him wished he could see this every night, and if not every night as was impossible, then it was something he wished to see every year.

"I am sorry, I didn't answer your questions, what did you want to know?" He asked still distracted by the lights in the sky. He smiled as he looked briefly at the girl across from him, he had an urge to put out his hand in invite for her to take his. But he did not think it was a good idea, part of him thought it would be strange. Maybe if he did the girl would find him awkward and think him a weirdo. Even as these thoughts crossed his mind he found his hand laying palm up between the two of them, he did not look at it but just left it there. He thought maybe it would just seem like the he was putting it there for comfort if she did not take it.
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