Thunder roared as the skies cried. It was perfect weather for the year's sacrifice to the Dark Forest. Each year, a young girl had the honor of giving herself to the forest. This allowed the village protection from the creatures and the forest itself. Lightning flashed as another roll of thunder deafened the villagers watching the ceremony tack place. Gadot, the leader of the village, lead a group of three women toward the edge of the cliff that overlooked the Dark Forest. All were wearing black except for the third woman. She was dressed in all white, her hair tied up with flowers. If anything it almost seemed like she was dressed for a wedding, though her bound hands spoke another story. The rain hid the tears streaking down the girl's cheeks. As Gadot stopped near the edge, the two women moved aside to leave the third standing on the edge of the cliff. She stood with her head held high, her brown hair whipping around in the wind. Gadot cleared his throat before starting, "Oh great Dark Forest! We offer you this gift in exchange for protection from the creatures you hold. As we come here today, please accept this maiden as sacrifice." Everyone was quiet as Gadot walked toward the girl, avoiding looking at her violet eyes. Thunder roared. Gadot shoved the girl off of the cliff, leaving her to fall to her death. The crowd on the cliff started to slowly walk back to their village, sure that their village would no longer be in danger. The wind rushed past the girl's body, leaving her to scream as she twisted and twirled. This was her duty. She had to do this for the sake of the village. The waters of the river below churned, ready to swallow whatever dared touch its waters whole. "No, please... I want to live!" The girl finally called out. "Please, I want to live! Don't let me die! I want to live!" Blue enveloped the tiny human body, swallowing her into its abyss.