This day would determine her future.
Kessa couldn’t help thinking that as she started the journey to Ul’dah. Because she had to make her gil last as long as possible, she opted not to use a chocobo and instead made the trip on foot. The extra time gave her a chance to sort out her thoughts and feelings.
She hadn’t woken up that morning expecting to leave the home she had grown up in.
Nor did she regret that decision.
When she crossed the bridge over Nohpica’s Wells, she glanced around the place she had met Ququruka. Some small part of her expected to see h
Ul’dah had been just as marvelous as ever.
Kessa dropped the chocobo off at the stables while she explored. There was a large portion of city’s merchants that kept their shops open all night long. This is what made Kessa’s overnight trips possible. She wandered the marketplace first. She wasn’t alone as there were several other travelers and adventurers looking at the wares and haggling with the shop keepers. There was so much going on that no one really noticed the Auri girl. She was just another potential customer.
She did check the pickaxes. Any of them that would be a worthwhil
AN: Chapter 1 was too long for DA to handle and had to be split in two parts. This is the second part. Part 1 linked below!
Kessa had no reason to wait any longer and rushed back outside. She first hurried along the shoreline. She went to the cliffside behind the village and picked up a large stone. It covered a hole she had carved into the rocks long ago. Safe inside were the two small pouches she had stashed there. She picked one up and put the gil she had remaining from earlier inside. This was her savings meant to go towards a new pickax. She was not confident there was enough to get a proper one yet, but she would be tak
Tonight. It would be tonight.
She was excited. She was ready.
The sun rose over Thanalan. The weather was clear so the temperature quickly started to rise. Most residents of Crescent Cove were already active. Already working. The fishermen had left out on their boats long before the sun had come up. Others were mending nets or preparing to receive the day’s catch. It was a small village and they were less than wealthy. Residents weren’t much to look at on the surface. Simple clothing that mainly was there to protect them from the elements. Most of the time their clothing wasn’t even clean.
“It’s time to test out that Cure of yours,” Malik announced one day.
He didn’t really elaborate much more than that, but after all this time I was used to Malik’s tendency to withhold information. After I had spent the last few weeks trying my best to master Cure, he was leading me off through the castle grounds.
What he neglected to mention was he planned on doing this test at the infirmary on castle grounds near the guard station. This is where they would take the injured people after fights with the Heartless. It did occur to me the only way I would be able to see if my Cu
Chapter 8: Task At Hand
Seisho made his way down the street as quickly as he could. He’d slow down now and then to look around but would then keep on running.
He was currently in the eastern part of the city, having gone a several kilometers from his home. Had he realized beforehand he would be going so far, he probably would have taken his mother’s car.
Seisho came to a stop to catch his breath. He looked around as he wiped his forehead.
“Should be the right way,” he muttered.
Seisho has been speaking just to himself, so when he got a response, it surpri