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Maika lay draped over a tree branch; waiting. She should be here any minute, right on time. She almost had caught him yesterday, so he had to be extra cautious about being seen. He was painfully aware that his white scales clashed violently with the maple tree, making him visible if somebody looked a little more closely.
Maika pricked his pointed ears up at the sound of approaching footsteps. He jumped up straight, hitting his head on the branch above him. He peeked over the edge, grimacing from the throbbing pain.
Suddenly, a girl around sixteen strided into view, her feet crunching the fallen leaves that lay scattered about like snow. She climbed up on a rock by the trickling creek and sat there, closing her eyes and looking perfectly at peace with the world, and Maika watched her intently. This strange little human had been coming here for a couple of weeks, and, although Maika was wary, he was fascinated by this creature. He h