Ai ran, ball in hand. Chasing her were two kids around her age, laughing and trying to get her. Ai quickened her pace, refusing to let herself slow down and get trampled. Ai cast a look back at the two boys and chuckled. She turned ehr gaze back towards here and noticed something shine as it caught the light of the sun. As she ran by she swooped down and picked up the shiny object. It was a silver key with special engravings on it. By now, Ai was a good distance away from the boys but didn't slow. The key caught the suns light again, blinding Ai. She tripped on an upturned root and dropped the ball as she fell. It seemed like hours before Ai hit solid ground. She landed on her hands and knees and waited a few seconds before she opened her eyes. Once her eyes opened all her senses opened along with them and she immediately regretted it. Sounds ran through her ears and scents flooded her nose. She stood up, clutching her shirt above her breasts. She looked around and noticed that this wasn't the same wood she had been playing in. Cautiously, Ai walked around, looking all around. Suddenly, Ai heard the wind as it was pierced by something. Ai half way turned in time for the dart to pass right pass her face and hit a tree. She stood there, stunned, for a few seconds before turning to where it had come from. To any human eye it would appear that nothing was there but Ai's sharp eyes caught a small shine as the sun reflected off of something. She then stared at the bush it was poking out from and could see bright green eyes staring at her. Ai took one step toward the bush and then heard the wind being pierced again at all angles. She leaped up into a tree, hiding in the branches and their very leafy cover. She looked below her to see 10 people who were completely different than her yet the same. They had no ears or tail and they smelled funny. 6 were male and the other 4 were female, that was easy to tell. Ai could hear many noises coming from the south so she turned her body that way and ran along the branches. The strange creatures must have seen her cause the strange things with sharp metal tips and four colored paper feathers were flying all around her. Ai decided that they didn't really know how to fight so she kept her weapons hidden and kept running. She wouldn't slow down even if she saw something that reminded her of home. Speaking of which. Ai looked at the key in her hand and pocketed somewhere safe, deciding she better keep it in case there ever came a time when she would need it. Though she doubted it.