Eight years into the past...

"It wasn't supposed to end like this!"

" You can't do this!" I screamed as loud as humanly possible, but it did no help. Just a nine-year old girl, that was cornered.

"Can and will, Girl!" The large man said pointing his blade at me.

"Now come here!"

He jabbed and I rolled as the point stabbed at the spot I had been standing in. Using my small size to my advantage, I ducked under him, between his legs and bolted away as fast as my thin legs would carry me. I dashed through the forest like a jackrabbit, however, the bandit wasn't as quick as I was. He was large and awkward, whereas I was small and nimble. After minutes of running, I came to a large keep with a wall surrounding it. In the center was a very large oak tree that almost reached the sky above it. I turned to see the man that had been chasing me emerge from the forest. The clunking steps made me wince. He grinned with evil intent and I braced myself.

"BANDIT!" Someone called behind me and the bandit hissed in anger. He glared at me.

"This isn't over, little one." He hissed in a rough voice. It was unearthly. Then he disappeared into the forest. A group of five knights rushed passed me and one stopped. I couldn't see the face behind the helmet he wore, but he stopped and asked me if I was okay. I stumbled and collapsed in his arms. Then the world went black.

My name is Athena. This is my story...

Me: Hello! It's been a while since I've touched this one. This was from two years, or three years ago and I've grown as an author, so I'm going to fix this. ^^ I've fixed Athena's backstory and I was going to explore both that, and her relationships with the NBCs. Just a warning those, there is a little bit of a love triangle, but it's a surprise. :D Anyways, I hope that you enjoyed this.