“Are you enjoying your stay here, Obsidian Wraith?” he asked.
“Oh yes,” she replied with a smile. “It is quite exciting! And your island is so beautiful!”
Ano laughed. “Yes, it is. We have a quiet, peaceful life for the most part. Your presence has added a bit of excitement most definitely. We do enjoy having you here.”
Obsi blushed. “Thank you, Ano. Your hospitality is quite humbling.”
Ano gently patted her shoulder. “As I said, we enjoy having you here. Especially since you are so humble. I am not sure you even realize that you do not need to do chores or anything else that you do.”
“What do you mean?”
Ano sighed. “Well, as you know, we view you as a deity. Yes, I know you are human, Obsidian Wraith, but that does not make you any less magical in our eyes. Many people would have taken full advantage of this fact, and the village, and used it as an excuse to sit on their behinds and do nothing while being waited on hand and foot all day long.”
Obsi shook her head violently. “Oh, not me! My father was a King, but even he would do daily chores to keep himself humble. He’d even muck out the horse stalls once a week. My mother hated that day…”
“I can imagine,” Ano said with a chuckle.
“I enjoy helping with the meals and going on patrol with Leilani,” she said, blinking back tears before Ano saw them.
“You will need to accompany us on a boar hunt. We will be doing one in a few days.”
“I would like that very much,” Obsi said with a smile.
Before Ano could reply, they heard a commotion coming from the village ahead. They both broke into a run and burst from the foliage into the village to see some sort of creature attacking from the sky. They cocked their heads in unison as they watched.
“What in the world is that?” they whispered simultaneously.