I look forth through the trees and see Disastraprone in front of me. I inhale deeply thinking that the Fairies that were still at the main gate were going to say no. I glanced down the path and for the first time in a while I am scared at what they would say. I had only heard whispers from other travelers that the trackers only last till you are just outside of the walls of the main sector.
I still had my tracker in all this time but Bill… He got his out somehow without his skin scaring where it was. Although, the part that he is a spellbound should had made it less surprising but this is the first time that I had paid attention since we had left the kingdom.
“What is wrong Mistelle?” He asked and I felt the side of my neck and didn’t realize that I still had my old tracker in place. I must had looked saddened or in deep thought in order for him to ask.
“Nothing, we better get inside.” I said and tried to dodge his question since I was not looking forward to this.
We walked to the gate and the stone fairies met us at the door once more. I rolled my eyes as once more the one that had the foreshadow ball slid off of her perch once more.
“Welcome back!” She chimed and I kept my eyes forward.
“I will like to go in if I am still allowed.” I asked and the one with the trackers came next to her companion. She flapped her wins a bit and raised the bowl to me and the memories of the first time sprang into my head.
“You are, We just got to replace your tracker.” She chimed and I shook my head quickly not wanting to go through the pain once more.
“No, I am not going through the pain again!” I told them and the farriers looked like they were up to something. I tried to turn my back to them but I only turned to see Bill right behind me.
“We came this way for a resin.” He said and I shook my head. I knew better than to run from something so simple though the memory is embedded so deep into me that it had frightened me to replace the one I already have.
“I know, but I don’t want to go through the pain once again.” I cried and Bill shook his head as the fairy with the trackers chirped up with a solution.
“We only need to replace the core!” She said and her friend grabbed her ball.
“She is right; many people have done it, even us.” She said and it still didn’t settle well with me. The one with the foreseeing ball rubbed her hands on it and then reared back in shock. “That’s odd, it won’t show what I want it to.”
“Either way, we still can’t grant you access till at least the inside of it.” The one with the trackers chimed as she placed her plate onto her friend’s pedestal. “Less painful.”
“Ok?” I questioned and Bill placed his hand on my shoulder.
“At least you are not in the same situation as me.” He was right. He did have to go through something worse he has to get his tracker replaced completely instead of just a piece of it.
“Fine.” I finally broke and the fairy that had the trackers got to work with her partner.
I felt a bit of dust on my skin while something was being pulled out of my body. The slight pressure was something that was very weird to me. It was something that I wasn’t expecting since all I knew from my first experience was pain. I didn’t have much numbing dust and as soon as we started it seemed like we were done.
I stood straighter and hooked the tracker back in its holder. The fairs looked at each other in shock. “What is that you have?” They asked in unison.
I smiled thinking that they found my genius invention. “I call it the Tracker jacket.” I called out and the girls glanced at each other and I felt happy while seeing an opportunity. “Is there any others that I can help with this?” I asked.
“Not right now but we will let you know since there is nothing like this.” The fairy with the trackers chimed and I felt happy that there is a chance that I could help others.