Ichika woke up the morning in a tree, it was huge a full of life. It seemed to be home to a race of elves. She jumped down the tree, not really caring for the people there. Sighing, she walked away from the tree and traveled to a waterfall.
Ramza had actually been at the waterfall. He normally came there and just stared at the waterfall for what seemed to be hours. "It's always so peaceful here. I just like it here because it's a good distraction from the hassle of life." He would say. He never stopped paying attention to the waterfall.
Ichika looked over to Ramza, and back at the waterfall. "Hel-lo? You ok?" The girl asked before her pet appeared by her and rubbed against her leg. She started to pet it, and began to pay no attention to Ramza. Ichika always felt that people didn't really matter, and they were just nuisances...little did she know- that all way about to change. The sky started to turn a cloudy-grey and the whole world seemed a bit darker because of this. She sighed and looked up, knowing it was about to rain, the girl decided to get up, and walk back to the elven hideout.
"I'm fine, I just need a quiet place to be for now." Ramza said. He still didn't bother to move even when it was about to rain. He seemed to be distant and not easy to reach as he continued to stare at the waterfall.
Once Ichika got back to the elven hideout, she climbed to one of the branches, and tried to fall asleep again. At this time, she had really no motivation to do anything. If there was an attempt on her life, she probably wouldn't fight back...ever since those Aragami came here, her life has been a wreck. Ichika started to have a flashback to when they first started to pop up. A huge Vajra started to attack the town she lived in as a kid. It killed everyone and everything....except her. Right before her own eyes...her family was killed and eaten. Why was she left alive? Was the Vajra tired and didn't want to kill her? It noticed her so why didn't it kill her also?
Ramza yawned and started to fall asleep. "It's so peaceful... maybe I should just sleep for now..." He said before he fell asleep. It was so sudden that he probably wouldn't expect it. Little did he know that his life would actually change.
Ichika fell asleep and woke up much later when it stopped raining. She decided to go back to the waterfall to see if Ramza was still there. Getting down from the tree, she made her way to the waterfall.
"That was a nice nap." Ramza said before he let out a yawn. He was still slightly sleepy from having slept in the rain and he was also rather cold as well from being pushed into the lake. He hadn't noticed it yet but he would notice it soon.
Ichika walked back to the waterfall after she was completely dry and checked on Ramza, she sure not to be noticed and to be discreet. After making sure the boy was ok she thought to herself. "Why do I care that he's alive?"
Ramza ended up sneezing. "Crap..." He would say. He was still wondering how he got wet and the sneeze only made him more curious. He had noticed that he was wet and cold. He just wanted to go back home for a while and rest but he had actually gotten lost on the way here.
Ichika walked to a local town that seemed deserted for the most part. The only thing she saw other than herself was a few children playing. She looked around and sighed, "I need help. I should go back to the village elder." she said. Even though she wanted to go back, she didn't. Watching the kids play made her wish she wasn't alone all the time, and that Ramza could be her way out of the emptiness she felt all the time. Sighing, she walked back to the waterfall and waited. While she was waiting, almost falling asleep, she nearly fell into the lake. Quickly getting up, she scooted herself back so she would not fall into the lake.
"Just what happened back there? I don't understand how I could possibly get wet after all of that. It doesn't make any sense about how someone just ends up wet. I don't know anything about it and yet I am wet." Ramza said. He was still rather confused about the fact that he fell in the water.
Ichika sighed and walked up to Ramza's house. She did not know this was where he lived, but her gut said to go there. Hesitating, she knocked on the door. Prepared, Ichika had her sword out, ready to hit anyone with the blunt edge of it to knock them out.
"Is someone there? I heard a knock on the door and I came to see what made it. If there's nobody there then I'm going back inside. I don't need a ghost haunting my place." Ramza said before he turned away to go back into his room.
She growled lightly and broke down the door. She immediately knocked him out with her sword, and started to tie him up. "I'm fucking crazy" Ichika repeated to herself multiple times while she was doing this. She walked to the abandoned town, and threw him on the ground of one of the houses
Ramza woke up and tried to escape on his own. He had managed to get himself out of the ropes and then tried to make a dash for the door. He would be stopped, however and would end up having to come up with a new escape plan.
She chased after him, and put her sword to his neck. "Help me. Please." she said, "Something's wrong with me, only you can help me.....please." she held back tears and sighed. She pushed him to the ground, and put her sword in its sheathe
"I don't want to be here and you can't force me to stay here unless you can find a way to stop me from attempting to escape. That is near impossible, however." Ramza said before he quickly covered his mouth with his hands.
Ramza ended up biting his own tounge to prevent himself from screaming in pain. "Just wait until my wound heals. Then I will be able to finally get out of here. You know that you can't keep me here forever." He said. He was already starting to look slightly pale from the slight blood loss that was occuring.
She laughed maniacally, "I can, actually." She took her sword out, and put it in the other leg. Then she started to wrap up the right leg, than took out the sword out of the left leg, and wrapped that up
"You also know that I can sneak off in the middle of the night as well." Ramza said. He knew that it was only a matter of time before he escaped. As if always looking like he was sixteen wasn't bad enough, he might also end up getting shackled to the wall or to the frame of a bed.
She sighed "I'm used to not sleeping, also I have a way where you can't move" She shackled him to a bed frame, just as Ramza thought. Ichika sighed and kissed him, "Be right back" She said before leaving.
"There's nothing to do except to worry and sleep..." Ramza muttered to himself before he started to fall asleep. He thought that sleeping would make it so that he didn't have to deal with the fact that he was kidnapped.
This time, one of the shackles on his legs came off, and now both his arms were free. This woke Ichika up. She slowly got up, kissed Ramza's forehead and undid the other leg "Leave..." she said, very depressed
"It's not worth making someone cry over. I don't want to return home anyway. It's always so eerie and quiet there and it honestly freaks me out. It's just that I've been living alone for so long that I forgot what it was like for other people to have emotions." Ramza said.