Addie looked up into the blazing sun.
Where is she?
She stayed crouched on the ground but took in her surroundings. This was not a place she knew or a place she had ever seen before, even in a photo or painting. It was a beautiful place, covered in greenery and glistening as the sun rays beamed through the morning due. It seemed peaceful, nothing but the sounds of the birds and the breeze were echoing in Addie’s ears. She stroked her hand along the green grass and felt the droplets of the rain that had come the night before. Addie could only smell fresh air; nothing else was blocking her airways.
“Don’t worry, it gets a little better than this,” A voice came from behind her, it was a women and she sounded the same age as Addie, around 20.
“I often think that these meetings are awkward, I try to greet the people who fall from the sky with a smile but often I don’t know what to say, which is strange because I always know what to say,” The women came into Addie’s view, she was tall and striking, she didn’t look too friendly and gazed upon Addie with a confused expression.
“One, you’re a girl, two, the Realm is in peace, so this means shits about to hit the fan,” the women continued. Addie just observed her; she seemed puzzled but still somehow confident. “I am Barbot, my sister was the one who guided me here, she is not usually wrong but I have been waiting for you for forty-eight quarters,” Barbot smiled at Addie as she help her up “You are different from the Men that usually fall from the sky to help us but I guess you are who the gods sent us,”
“I am Addie and I am sorry you’re disappointed,” Addie spoke but she still wasn’t too sure what was going on.
“Trust me, you were exactly what I needed, one more bull headed male and I was about to end my life, one kid brought an iPad with him, everyone knows we have no clue what internet is!” Barbot exclaimed. Addie giggled; it was comforting that Barbot was a chatter box. “I guess you are probably wondering what I am talking about, right?” Barbot asked and Addie nodded.
“For as long as it is written in stone, people have been falling out of the sky to save our realm, we have lived in peace for a long time but my sister, the stone writer, foretold your arrival and for the last forty-eight quarters, when all three moons are full, I have waited for you,” Barbot took a large breath. She thought for a moment and tears filled her eyes but the reality of her mission loomed inside her, she sucked in her feelings and continuing her story.
“My sister was killed in the last time of unrest but since she laid down her life peace has filled the realm, we have not needed a person who falls from the sky, it always worried me when you would turn up but now I see you, I can understand your importance,”
“What do you mean, now you have seen me?” Addie asked as Barbot who had started too walked through the field Addie woke up in.
“When huge, strong men drop from the sky, it is clear that war is coming and they will save us however a woman is something completely different, your duty could be endless,” Barbot explained. Addie sighed and Barbot smiled “I have been doing this for over a thousand quarters now, you actually haven’t taken this news too bad,” Addie gazed at Barbot with a shocked expression, Barbot didn’t look any older than she did, let alone over two hundred and fifty years old.