Author's Note: HI! Welcome back! I don't have much to say except thanks to all my reviewers! You all give me constructive criticism, and I will try to find time to go back a fix my mistakes! … That is all for now, so please enjoy!
Your Obedient Friend, Adriatic Rose
When I finally opened my eyes, I found myself no longer on the forest floor. Rather, I was in a semi-warm bed under the ground. The only way I could surmise that was because of the strong odor of dirt and earth. The covers seemed to be made of animal furs and the tickled my nose as I tried to sit up. Before I could do so, my leg shot pain throughout my body and I cried out in torment. Tears sprang up in my eyes as I threw my head back. My whole body was shaking, not able to take this any longer.
A callous hand went to my mouth, the person seemingly trying to force me to eat something. Instinct made me fight; remembering all the times the warden would shove pills down my throat that would leave me coughing up blood for days. Who knows what this pill will do!
But this wasn't a pill; it was some sort of berry. Then, I remembered: Neverland. The person trying to "feed" me was talking, but I could barely make out what they were saying. They were grumbling, and were very furious.
"Just eat it! It will heal your leg," came the reply. It sounded like it came from a boy. "Stop fighting me; you have no idea what I went through to get this!" he sounded quite put out, and so I complied.
Submission. I ate the bean berry thing and turned my head to see my attacker/helper. All I caught glimpses of what was a strawberry-blonde head before sleep came and took me again.
"I am not lazy!" I thought to myself. "Wait! That was a boy! Peter?" My eyes fluttered shut and in my dreams, I heard the soft peal of bells. They seemed very… angry.
I shook my head and sighed. She really put up a fight!
What did she think I was going to do? Poison her?
I stumbled out of the room, shutting the door behind me. Slouching down against it, I rubbed my face. My legs felt as if they couldn't carry me anymore, and the scratches on my hands still hurt. Tink looked at me with a worried expression on her face as she nudged me to get up.
"Let me help you with the small stuff." She said as I half flew half staggered to my own room. Lying on the bed, I relented to Tink and allowed her to dust me with fairy dust. "Just a little bit, and you will be as good as new!" She claimed as she sought out all of the minor scrapes and bruises on my mangled body.
I am not complaining. I looked worse than I felt, but having Tink brood over me like a baby made me chuckle.
"Tink, it is not that bad!" I tried to swat her away, but she continued to treat me like the last boy in Neverland. "Okay Tink. I think that is enough!" I growled at her.
"You silly ass." And with that, she zipped out the flap of deer skin that divided my room from the rest of the place. Well, actually this wasn't my room. That girl was in my room, acting like a… well, a girl!
I shifted onto my side and winced. There was a deeper gash on my ribcage, and even though it wasn't serious it still hurt.
"I'll fix it up later." I told myself as I rubbed my hands. Tink had done a good job patching them up with her dust. (A/N: in the Barry/Pearson series, the "starstuff" could heal too) I drifted off to sleep, wondering what I should do to the Lost Boys when they got back. I mean, they were the ones who basically did that to her! Tootles had almost killed her, or so the Twins said. Then again, they were always ones to tattle.
Memory/Dream Sequence…A FlashBack
"PETER! You have to come quick! We found a girl in the forest!" The Twins had come down into the Home rather befuddled, and were trying to talk over each other.
"Whoa, slow down!" I yelled over them, putting my hands up in mock defeat. "One at a time, okay? Twin One, what happened?"
His worried face scrunched up in sorrow as he told me how they had gone out hunting just as I had requested. They had heard someone stumbling in the undergrowth, and assumed it was a lost pirate or something. When Slightly stepped on a fallen branch, the person took off at a measly brisk walk and so they chased after them. But when they heard the person fall down the ravine, they rushed down it too, so as to kill the intruder.
I stopped him in mid story, hurrying out of the Home as fast as I could. They followed, so as to continue the story. I took off, now flying ever so much off the ground. I needed to get there before something bad happened. When I came upon the rest of the boys, they were huddled around a limp body and Tootles was crying. Not wasting a second, I scooped her up and flew her back to the Home as fast as I could. I felt something wet on my arm, and when I looked down I saw the bullet wound to her leg.
My face grew hot with fury as I flew on. "Those stupid pirates; they did this!" I almost screamed in anger. I knew it wasn't the Lost Boy's fault, only because none of them had pistols. As I arrived back at the Home, I swooped in and carefully made my way back to my room. Laying her on my bed, I shouted instructions to Tink who had chased me in. Telling her to look after the girl, I flew once more back out of the Home, heading to the other side of the island.
"I need to get the Sanare bean-berry before she-." No! I shook the thought from my head. She wasn't going to die, not if I had anything to do with it!
Memory/Dream Sequence…A FlashBack (END)
I woke up to the sound of the Lost Boys whooping about their latest hunt. I grimaced as I got out of bed: they had some definite explaining to do!
Author's Note: What did you think? This was my first Peter pov, so I am a little nervous. Thanks to Dave Barry andRidley Pearson for creating the Starcatchers series!
PS... this is now my longest chapter! YAYZ! *throws cookies to all!*
PPS… "Sanare" is Italian for healing (original right? HA) … I think… and a bean-berry looks like the red thing that Haku gave to Chihiro to eat when he first met her (if you don't know what I am talking about, watch Spirited Away )