A Child in the Eye of the Storm || Mother Nature and Katherine
A tense, still air hung ominously in the air of the forest, seemingly dripping from tree the limbs of shaking trees and settling in a stagnant mist on the forest floor. It was in that almost toxic mist that the sovereign of the Earth paced so rigidly, her features knit together in a sort of thoughtful grimace as her mind raced so rapidly. As she walked with stiffening a stiff gait, birds and rodents and all kinds of other creatures began to chirp and chatter nervously. Even the trees seemed to bend away from her for fear of unleashing her wrath. So many scared little pleas of help, so many frequencies and auras vibrating in a deafening cacophony of noise–
She put her hands over her face in a jagged, almost crazed manner, before roaring furiously, “Oh won’t you all just bloody shutu p !”
All of creation seemingly came to a standstill, birds taking flight away from their homes, rodents burying deep into the ground, trees becoming as rigid as statues. They immediately submitted to the might of their master, both in awe and in, most dominantly, of fear. A crack of lightning ripped open the darkened sky, its deafening crash shaking the woods to its core as it accompanied their master’s burst of exasperated rage.
Mother Nature closed her eyes and took a deep breath. Thunder rumbled away and everything was static once more.
[Scan area for intelligent– specimen– ]
[Error: no resul–]
[System shutting down]
The chaotic spirit was calm. At least, for now. She rubbed slender fingers over her forehead, a large migrane settling ever so comfortably in her frontal lobe. She winced with snaggled teeth bared in pain before taking in another sharp breath and letting her hand fall at her side. Her glazed, watery eyes looked to the jet-black sky.
4.5 billion years of my mind running seemlessly…and yet with seemingly no effort on your part, you manage to disrupt it so easily… Seraphina thought distractedly, pushing her previous emotions away to a dark corner of her mind in a file called “To be dealt with at a later date”.
There was one more meddlesome little problem to be dealt with, and she sat trapped in the hollow form of a mighty oak tree not three meters away. A child with auburn hair, grey eyes…and the loathsome habit of interfering with matters beyond her time and beyond her business. Mother Nature reassumed her regal, yet dangerous presence as she strolled quietly to where she kept the girl.
“And what am I to do with you, little goose girl?…” she cooed with a threatening undertone, obviously not looking for an answer. She continued with a mocking voice.
“Wait for your brilliant guardian in quite literally shining armor to save you from my deadly clutches?”
She lingered her gaze on the human child for a few moments before bringing her hands together in front of her and taking a few steps forward. “Worry not…I merely would like a little chat with you, Katherine of Santoff Claussen…”