The abandoned village was populated with many huts, each one becoming overtaken with grass and vines. It looked like no one had lived there for quite a while. I wasted no time in starting to open baskets in search of the Chief's drums. With the first basket I opened I got quite a shock. A spirit appeared!
I found it just where they said it would be. I guess they had taken it until they could be helped. I took the drums back to the village square hoping to find the Chief there. As soon as I stepped into view he approached me, making my search a lot easier. "Thank you Citryne. This calls for a celebration! I declare - LUAU TIME!" Said the Chief. He walked into the woods behind me, and everyone else followed. So I did too. This could be fun, I need some fun. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"So you can drink the water, but can you dance the limbo?" He challenged. I thought, 'If it meant time alone in a hut with Akolo I'd wear a llama suit and spiked heels to the Pleasantview Symphony", but I said, "Is limbo the one where you fall over and wait for someone to help you up?"
Walking across those hot coals was more painful than I could have ever imagined. It really hurt. I don't think my feet were ever the same again. The reward at the end was fully worth it though. Akolo said jumped in my arms and whispered to me, "You are definitely the woman for me, you are the best." The Chief interrupted and said, "It is time for your reward, please follow me." Personally, I thought Akolo was reward enough for me, but the Chief wanted to offer more. "The Chief honors you, I'm so proud of you my love!" Akolo told me.
"Citryne," the Chief said, "You did so well, I am happy to call you friend to the tribe." I blushed just a little bit. "Thank you, I am so happy to b able to help." "Bring her reward!" Shouted the Chief at someone.
Huhana walked up to us and said, "When you finish your raft and go, please always remember that the respect and appreciation of the tribe goes with you." Just then Akolo turned to me and frowned, then ran away. Huhana continued, "Don't you worry about Akolo. He will forgive you and eventually will learn to forget. Maybe." Suddenly the Chief shouted, "The volcano speaks! Everyone back to your huts!" Just as soon as the party had started, it ended. "I guess I should go too." I said aloud to no one. Then I went to my 'home'. When I got there, I looked around. Waiata was there and came up to me. I said to him, "Home sweet home, guy. Is this my home? Do I need to go back to where I came from?" I paused in thought. "Akolo feels more like home to me than anything else." Waiata looked at me. "Of course you make it feel like home too Waiata." I pat him on the head and smiled at him. "I'm too tired to think about it anymore tonight. I'll see you in the morning Waiata." I slept very soundly, but had some odd dreams about Akolo during the night. I hoped that I would have made up my mind in the morning.
**Writers note: I am so sorry about the delay! Thankfully I have my game up and running, and I can get back to her story! Thanks for waiting, I hope you enjoyed the update.**