Rhaine Reply Essay

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Rhaine paced around her small bedroom, opening drawers, picking up articles of clothing or small, precious trinkets—only to place them back down where they belonged and shutting the drawers. It was the young elf’s first time traveling, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to bring with her, her bag as it is was already filled to the brim. Not to mention that Rhaine had yet to even pack the items she was going to attempt to sell while on her short journey. Letting out a long exasperated sigh, Rhaine picked up her bag and emptied it on her unmade bed and began to sort through her items once again, for the fifth time this morning. Repacking her knapsack, Rhaine tossed aside the items that she ...view middle of the document...

If only she wasn’t so cautious of others finding out about her mage powers, if only—quickly smacking herself on the side of the head, Rhaine repeatedly reminded herself that she tried her best. If it wasn’t for her or her mage abilities, more houses and lives would’ve been lost. Taking a deep breath trying to clear her mind of the night of the fire, Rhaine opened the door of the store and entered. The interior of the store looked strange because during the night of the fire, Rhaine used her barrier magic to seal up half of the store that had not been consumed by the flames, thus leading to the store to have one half of the store look perfectly fine and untouched while the other was blackened with ashes and soot. Taking a few more steps into the store, Rhaine called out to her mother and brother, “Anyone here?”

“Oh sorry!” a female voiced called from the back of the store, “Me and Julian were taking inventory and notes to figure what could’ve been damaged or lost during the fire.” Emerging from the back of the store was Rhaine’s adoptive mother, Patricia, and anthro brother, Julian. It seemed as though there was going to be a lot of work in getting the store back to how it was before the fire, even Rhaine’s eldest brother, Nicolas, was going to return to help rebuild the store. “If you are busy, don’t mind me, I just wanted to stop by and say goodbye before I leave,” Rhaine explained, slightly embarrassed. It would the first time she would be away from the comfort of her family, which was the only thing that bothered her about leaving, but she wasn’t sure when she’d get another chance like this. “Aw…my little elfen girl!” Patricia cried as she made a bee line to Rhaine and embraced the elf. Rhaine chuckled and gently patted her mother’s back. “You know, I am a good head and a half taller than you right? I’m not so little anymore mom,” Rhaine said with a tender smile. Unfortunately, this only caused Patricia to squeeze Rhaine tighter in their embrace. “But you’ll always be my little baby! No matter how tall you grow!” At this point her Patricia’s voice was cracking and Rhaine knew what was going to happen next if someone didn’t stop her mother from rambling. Shooting Julian a pleading gaze, Rhaine mouthed the word ‘help.’ Thankfully, Julian was willing to oblige. “Shouldn’t we be finishing up the inventory check, we need to get this done...

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