among the mass of dead bodies, Ruby saw a lone man fall to his knees, tears streaming
down his face rapidly. Just then a torrential rainstorm struck and Ruby saw the man turn
around one last time… and spotted her. The man narrowed his eyes and started slowly
advancing. Ruby ran towards him. Just then she heard the mysterious girl’s voice scream
‘’no!, Ruby’’. Ruby saw the man pick up his spear and just as he threw it, she heard the
mysterious girl say ‘’やめる！バック！収縮’’ and the spear whistled past her as the world
around her morphed into blackness. She saw a door and she reached for it. She opened the
door and she came out of a hill. She saw the mysterious girl standing in front of her, and she
smiled nervously. ‘’Let’s go.’’ the mysterious girl said. Ruby ran up to her and started blabbng.
ctjapanesean- ‘’i will answer all your questions once we find a safe spot to rest for the night.’’
the mysterious girl said. ‘’ what’s your name?’’ Ruby asked curiously. ‘’My name? It’s Kanan
Matsuura.’’ the mysterious girl said. They walked for a long time before they reached a cave.
‘’Alright.’’ Kanan said. Ask me a question’’ she said. Ruby opened her mouth to pepper her
with questions, and Kanan said ‘’one at a time please.’’ ‘’okay’’ Ruby said slowly. ‘’How did you
do that thing when that man almost killed me?’’ she asked. Kanan raised her eyebrows in
surprise. ‘’You don’t know how to do magic?’’ she asked. ‘’Magic? Of course i don’t know how
to do magic!’’ Ruby said. ‘’Well that was a simple teleportation spell.’’ Kanan said. ‘’And i think
that i’ll have to teach you some magic if you want to survive here.’’
Ruby was flying. She looked down and saw so many trees… so many trees burning… burning.
Ruby woke up screaming. She sweated nervously and noticed that Kanan was gone. Then she
heard a roar. She looked outside and saw Kanan calmly punching a bear, square in the jaw.
Ruby gaped as the bear came tumbling down and watched as Kanan brushed her hands and
said: ‘’hello sleep-like-a-rock. How are you feeling?’’ Ruby looked at her and said ‘’what’s for
Kanan took the bear and ripped it open with her bare hands. ‘’This.’’ she replied, then a fire
burst into blaze from out of nowhere. Ruby promptly stared at it, then started gathering
sticks and impaling pieces of meat and cooking it. ‘’I’m going to the lake.’’ Ruby said. She
treaded lightly over to shining blue waters to relax. She gazed upon the shining sea and
looked ahead. She saw trees...trees and a person. Ruby calmly kept her eyes scanning the
trees, until she realized there was a man. Ruby noticed that there was a canoe on the lake,
which was gently rocking. Ruby hopped into the boat and to her surprise, the boat started
silently gliding towards the other side of the lake. Ruby waited until the boat was lifted
ashore by the water, which was now quietly sloshing. Ruby took a tentative step on the land,
making sure it was not rocky. As soon as Ruby confirmed that the ground was smooth, she
started strolling towards the man. Suddenly Ruby knew exactly what to say. ‘’Why hello.
Beautiful day.’’ Ruby said. As if she had foretold the future, the man came into view. He
whipped his head around, and Ruby saw that his eyes were bloodshot, as if he had been