The late morning sun beat down on her face, as she slowly backed away. The fiend was following her, leading her into a dead end. She could smell the death it permeated, the death it had caused.
And soon, she knew she would be added to that total.
She had tried screaming for help, but no one had heard her cries. She would die alone. It was sad, and a single tear left her eye.
Her back hit a tree, and she knew it would be the last thing she'd have the option of backing into. There was no escape. This fiend was fast, and even if she ran, she wouldn't get far. Death would come for her, and she would answer its beckon.
She only hoped it would happen quickly.
The fiend stepped closer to her, its snout smelling her, and its large maw opened. She closed her eyes, not wanting to watch any more of her own death, and braced herself for the pain.
But it never came.
A yell, its words undistinguishable, cut through the silence of the moment. The fiend, apparently seeing new prey, moved away from her, and towards the new presence.
"Enough!" the voice cried out, as he used a sword, bigger than she had ever seen before, to slice down the fiend. Then, as the fiend turned to pyreflies, he turned towards her. He wore an unusual red robe, much like the warrior monks from the temple. His face bore a long scar, and over it he wore glasses.
"Are you all right?"
She nodded numbly, still feeling death near her.
"Don't worry. It will pass. Be more careful, next time, you may not be so lucky."
She nodded again, and watched as the figure, robed in red, paced away.
"Wh..who are you?" she called out.
"A friend," his deep voice replied,
"I thank you!" She called after him. She was given no response, and started to follow him. She knew where he was going, because she lived there.
The island town of Besaid.
I told you all I'd make a sequel, and those who read told me to hurry up and do it. So here I've done it. For reference the first chapter is placed around when Yuna, Rikku, and Paine are on Mount Gagazet for the sphere in the ruins. Read and review, please?