The Secret Path_Part 01The Secret PathThe Secret Path_Part 018 years ago in Scraps More Like This
The sun beat down on the hilly side of the Ilah Province, baking the earth with a soft warmth and scenting the air with a subtle aroma. The workers were busy at their tasks in the fields, but paused now and then to take in their surroundings and pass around a cool drink of water. Many of them worked at a leisurely pace, knowing that the greater work for the day had not yet started.
They were, for the most part, merely keeping busy while they waited for the master of the house.
A warm wind raced up the hill upon which the humble estate rested, flying through the quaking leaves of the surrounding treetops as it passed and mingling with the sharp rustle of the lush, golden grass as it swayed. Two figures were making their way down a path that parted the grass along the hill; one a tall Sangheili male with a distinguished lope, and the other a child whose head and shoulders were just barely visible as she bobbed energetically along in the grass.