As the light disappeared over the horizon, Ailissa continued her trek. She wasn't too far off from where she though this one light would land.
She did notice a few odd things about it though. As it dropped, unlike the other lost souls, this one got bigger. And then the color changed from blue to a flaming red. It was almost as if this were not a lost soul, but rather some kind of meteor dropping from the sky.
She finally reached the outer edge of the Wonderland Gardens when she heard the crash. It WAS something large and it WAS something fallen. But how? And from where? This planet had never had anything crash into it. When people arrived, they arrived as lost souls. When landmarks arrived, they just appeared, making you question your sanity if nothing else. There had never been a sound so loud, so shaking as this on this world. It seemed as if all the trees would topple over.
Ailissa let go of the flower stalk she had used to steady herself when the impact reached her and started forward tentatively. She angled herself towards the epicenter of the crash, this time more out of curiousity than anything. If things were falling, that means the world was changing, time was moving. Maybe she could even leave! Maybe whatever rock had fallen had a clue about how to leave or expidite the change, or anything at all.
Hope filled her as she broke through the thick outer wall of the gardens and entered what she called the hearthstone, but then confusion. This thing was man made. She had seen a few metal beasts like them clear on the other side of the planet, just appeared like wraiths one day out of a mist, empty and dead. She had no idea what they did, what they were for, or what to do about them. Ailissa stayed fairly far away from them, mostly due to having heard movement inside one of them at one point. This one was different, however. It had crashed here like a meteor, like it had forced it's way into the world on its own volition. It almost seemed to glow red hot as it smoked and steamed and settled in the middle of the shallow hearthstone pool. And it sounded like there were things inside.
She decided to watch it for a while to make sure it wasn't a trap or some man eating metal monster or some irradiated space junk that would kill her one way or another. She climbed one of the smaller trees and rested on a lower branch, with enough room to make a quick getaway if something lunged at her, and waited.
Jedi. I officially love you both xD