*A huge river is in front of me. Someone is after me, so I jump into the river. The river is too strong and I can't get enough air. It feels like I'm drowning and I can't fight the river. I'm gonna die, I know it. So I stop fighting and after several min. all becomes black*
My eyes are closed, but I can still see the light. Am I dead? Am I in heaven? No, I don't think so it hurts to much. I keep picturing the river and my last breath. Did someone save me? Or did the river? My whole body hurts and the pain in my chest is worst, but I can still move. Slowly I open my eyes. I'm definitely not in heaven, so I can't possibly be dead. Besides I don't think that heaven is a forest with a river. Slowly I sit up, just to be sure nothing is broken. I look around to see who my rescuer is, but there is no one here. I'm totally alone. Weird. Then how can I still be alive? It doesn't matter, I just have to get home. But... Where is home? And... Who am I? I can't even remember who I am. My name... What's my name... It is... Adel, that's right. At least I hadn't forgot my name, but what about my surname? Um... No, I can't remember my surname! That can't be true. How am I gonna find my family, when I don't know my last name?
I'm not gonna get far, if I just stay here, so I decide to leave the river and try to get out of the forest. But which way am I gonna go? Maybe to the left? Maybe forward? I decide to go to the left, cause to the right there's the river and I don't want to go back to the river. I just hope that it isn't a dead end. Here we go...
After walking several min. I'm beginning to wonder. Did I take the right path? Will I ever get out of here? My legs are beginning to hurt even more and if it gets worse I will not be able to continue.
Suddenly I hear a branch crack. In reflex I turn around and see a big bush shake. Big enough for someone to hide in there.
"Who's there!?", I whisper, but no one answer. "Come out where I can see you!", I raises my voice and this time a man appears from the bush. He is wearing a leather jacket, some dark denim pants, and I guess a t-shirt inside the leather jacket. I can't tell for sure. He look hot and kind, but I don't know if he is that. "Who... Who are you?", I ask the mysterious man.
"Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you. My name is André Davignon. Who are you?", He asks.
"I... I'm Adel."
"What are you doing out here? It isn't safe for a woman like you, to be alone in the forest. And why are you soaking wet?"
"I... Fell in the river."
"That explains it. But that doesn't explain why you are here."
"... I don't know.", I say and trying once again to remember, what had happened. But I can't and that frustrate me.
"You don't know, huh? And why is it that?", he says and look like he don't believe me.
"Because I've lost my memory.", I say and can feel the tears welling up. But I'm trying to keep them from overflowing.
"Lost your memory?", he says and look surprised.
"You shouldn't be here, it's not safe. Come with me.", he says, grasps my hand and heat in the opposite way, the way that I came from.
"Why? Where're we going?"
"As I said, it's not safe here.", he says, but don't answer my last question.
"Where are you taking me?"
"Out of the forest.", He avoids the question.
"Answer the question, please!", I'm getting really irritated.
"Jeez, relax. It's just a place where you can be safe! You are acting like a noble.", he looks up and down at me and continues. "And look like a noble, just with wet clothes."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean, you don't look like a normal girl and don't act like one."
"Do you really think that?", I ask nervously. Should I be a noble? Like a princess or what? Then how did I get here in the first place? Shouldn't I be at a castle? It just doesn't make sense. I couldn't impossible be a noble and definitely not a princess. Could I?
"I don't know, but you act like one.", he says with a smile. "We're almost there."
"Wait and see", and then we walk a little longer. About five min. we're finally there. It's a little valley surrounded by mountains with only two ways out. The sun is almost gone and there is very dark. Only a little of the setting sun can be seen over the mountains. There is many tents, with lights and shadows inside, so it look like a camp. But it isn't a scout camp, it look more like a soldier camp. A weird kind of soldier.
"What is this?", I ask André.
"It is what it looks like. A camp for soldiers, a special kind of soldiers.", he says with an undertone I don't understand.
"What kind of soldiers?", I ask, cause they don't look like normal soldiers, if you even can call them that.
"It's like... um, ninjas. Just a bit more modern then the old ninjas.", he says with a smirk on his face. Ninjas? They still exist? Well, I didn't see that come.
"Ninjas, huh? Are you also a ninja?", I ask him.
"Yes, I am. Actually I had orders to follow, but then I bumped into you. And I think that maybe you're more importent then, that order. But we'll soon find out." he says and smiles sadly. If he's getting in trouble, it's going to be my fault. And I can't bear the thought of that it's my fault, that he's getting in trouble. I can't bear the thought of coursing anyone trouble.
"Oh, there's my leader. Come with me."
I follow him over to a group of ninjas. They are talking about some kind of war that's going on. I guess that the man, who's talking, is the leader.
"Master Willem, I found this women in the forest. I think that she's an importent person, but I'm not sure, cause she doesn't know who she is.", André says to the man, who just finished speaking.
"Hmm... What's your name?", the leader, Willem, ask me.
"And you don't know where you come from? Or anything?"
"I only remember that I... jumped in the river.... Because someone... someone was after me. Then I remember fighting against the river and then all went black. That's all I remember.", I say and look over at André. He look shocked.
"You said, you fell in the river!?"
"I'm sorry.", I say and look down.
"Who was after you?", Willem ask.
"I... don't know. I can't remember."
"Okay. This is what we do: You stay here and André will be your guard, just in case you'll get in trouble. You can help us with some things here and we'll help you get your memory back. Does that sound okay to you?"
"Yes, that sounds fine."
"Okay, then André will show you, where you're going to sleep. Good night."