“The life here is different, tall grasses instead of trees. Is this the North Metch Territory that they told me about?”
She looked around. To the south west was a settlement. Jin had never seen buildings before, the Elken just slept under thick trees. She was no fool, immediately recognizing the use of such structures against rain and wind.
Jin stepped into the bright light of the plains and took it all in. She closed her eyes. She breathed the warm grassy air. She smiled, opened her eyes and started walking towards the town, trampling plants and disturbing grass lizards in her path.
Jin had dark skin, and wore only a loincloth made of weaved grasses. “For safety,” Her mother had told her. Long dark hair streaked down her back in braids, and in the front just covering her breasts; when she didn’t brush it aside. Some of her hair was matted into clumped locks. She had the look of an organized mess.
It took only minutes to reach the town, and in an instant she could tell that she didn’t belong. She stared at the first person she saw, a boy near her age. His clothing was much more covering than hers, loin cloth reaching down to the ankles, cut at both sides to reveal strong but unimpressive thighs. He looked much weaker than her, his skin a lighter shade of brown. He looked… Delicate.
He noticed her, sizing him up. He smiled, looked at her hair, her clothes and her small chest.
He blushed and said, “Hello, women.”
“Ekkchleh hallim nah-” Jin spoke, but stopped when she saw his face change. “Nah?”
He shook his head, “What? Where are you from?”
She shook her head, “Ahh… I am North… I am Elken.”
His eyes widen. “Elken?”
To be Continued…