!!rV8GTu4cyt+ 05/19/11(Thu)02:36 No.14977094|
With a grin, you walk across the room. Your sister catches sight of your approach, flashing you a smile before taking a leap back to avoid a wide swing from her opponent.
“You're faster than he is. Circle around.” you say, watching her. She nods, immediately strafing arund the boy. His face furrows into a frown as he turns, tripping over his own feet in an attempt to keep up with the girl.
“Your grip is too loose.” you say. The boy looks down to correct his own grip. Your sister, pressing her advantage, raps her stick along the boy's knuckles in a swift strike. He yelps, dropping his branch to the floor. He dives for it, only to be halted by the end of a long branch. Your sister smiles up at you, expectant. You ruffle her hair, taking the stick from her hand. “Well done, Aurora.” you say with a tone of commendation. Her smile widens into a grin, and she hugs your leg fiercely.
“Don't look so down on yourself, Leo.” you say, glancing over to the boy slowly getting to his feet. His dejected expression is pitiful. “You were doing fine until you let me distract you. Just stay focused.” He stares at you for a moment, then nods and stalks away.
“Osy, what's going on?” Aurora questions you. “Everyone's talking about you. Are you in trouble?”
You crouch down to eye level, composing a serious look on your face. “I'm not in trouble, little one. I've been promoted to the position of the Totemist. I have a very important job to do now, so I'm going to need you to look after yourself a little more for me. Can you do that?”