“The hideout is kinda far, and you look tired. I have a little house that we can go to for a while! Hungry? I have some fruit and birds that I got today!” She looked at the girl again. “Autumn. That’s pretty. I like it a lot!”
A grumble erupted from Autumn’s stomach. Food sounded so wonderful. It’d been a few days since she’d had her last catch. “That sounds wonderful,” she jumped up, holding out a hand to help Owlette up. “And thanks. When arrived in Neverland, I decided to change my name. Autumn was always my favorite season so it became my name!”
“Im glad you’re alright! You kinda get used to tumbling around the island like that.” She could tell the other girl was debating whether to trust her or not. “Im your friend, don’t worry! We’re all a family here.” Her green eyes shining with happiness over a new member to the family.
A genuine smile grew on Autumn’s lips. Family. In a sense, it was nice to hear that. “Fantastic. I’ve been searching for people for a while,” she explained, “For a while, I’ve just sort of been rogue here. Avoiding everything and anything that moved.” She shrugged and sighed. It was rough out here, but things were beginning to look up.
“Hey! Its okay, don’t be scared. Im a lost girl, Owlette the lost girl! But they call me ‘Lette too. You took a pretty nasty fall… You okay? She sat next to Autumn and smiled.
Brushing the dirt off her face, Autumn smiled at the girl. “I’m Autumn and I’m fine. I’ve had much worse falls.” Olette looked to be friendly, a charming smile and bright eyes. Perhaps she would become an ally of Autumn’s. It was better to have an ally, or even just a friend, here. Being alone is nice sometimes, but it gets to you after a while.
Owlette was in the forest practicing with her bow and arrow Howler had given her. She been able to build herself a small shack and was enjoying the more solitary life. When she was ready to shoot a girl shot through her line of shot. ‘Lette dropped the weapon and flew after the girl, calling out. “Hey you!”
When she heard the call, Autumn panicked. Unaware of her surroundings through the worrying of her mind, she tripped over a root, landing face first into the dirt. She sat up and shook her head. A couple bruises would be the only thing out of this dive. The girl was coming towards. Autumn expected death to be upon her. She had no idea what was about to happen - and that horrified her.
x marks the spots (by zachary schwaller)