I ran out of the house excitedly, happy to be going out to play. The village chief's grandson, Alpha, had invited me out again, and now we were chasing each other all around the village.

Suddenly, silence fell upon the village as we heard our beloved hunter returning... Alive. Slung over her back was her magical switch axe and about ten different monster parts... From the Lagiacrus, Lord of the Seas. She had killed it. We could hardly believe it!

It was my life's ambition to be a hunter when I grew up and be the greatest there was! I had told all of my friends about this dream. As she walked past, Alpha decided to push me forward, right into the hunter.

I pulled away immediately and bowed.

"I'm sorry!" I said hastily. She had stopped and was now facing me. Before I knew it, she was on her knees, her eyes level with mine.

"What's your name?" She asked me.

"Neeshka." I replied shyly. She was talking to me!

"So you're the one that wants to be a hunter? I've heard about you." She explained. I looked up and locked gazes with her blue eyes.

"If you set your mind on becoming a hunter, you'll become one. I can see that you are set on becoming one of the greatest hunters?" She asked.

"Yeah!" I said, excitedly.

"Then you'll become one of the greatest hunters. It won't be easy though." She reached into her pocket and pulled out a large dragon-like claw.

"This is a Lagiacrus claw. Keep it with you, it will keep you safe, then maybe one day you'll become the greatest hunter of all." She placed it into my hand and curled my fingers around it. It was heavy, and the tip was sharper then a hunting knife. She smirked as I gawked in wonder at her gift, then patted my head. She stood up and continued on to speak to the chief.

That was the day I was certain that I would become a Monster Hunter. I wasn't expecting it to go the way it did though.