I have no idea as to where I'm putting this in the story, but i had a dream about and wrote it to every detail and then some.
With the fall of night came the lonely sound of a single rider and her steed. It had been almost two days since their flight form the southern kingdom and their quest to discover Fazzle's and Evilard's whereabouts. Over a day and a half Earradise and White Star made their way to the northern part of the Black Moss Mountains; that naturally divided the Southern province from the part of the Northern and Western Provinces. They slept through the day and moved as soon as the sun would begin to set, they were alert at all times, for as one goes deeper into the mountain's territory it becomes stranger and more dangerous. Nonetheless, Earradise was determined to get to the western province as soon as possible and the shortest path was through the Black Moss Mountains. The moon was bright and eliminated their path for miles around them however; If Earradise could truly see she might have noticed the strange way the beams of moon light were falling. White Star thought it was strange, the light looked like it was shining on ripples of water; there was no water to be seen anywhere and it unnerved the mayor. They pushed onward and as midnight came and went the light beams became stranger and all the sounds of the forest became muffled and it was as though they were underwater. As the hours passed the feeling and strangeness continued, it was as though it was following them and as it did so Earradise began to feel a sick sleepy feeling. Beginning to lose consciousness and strength, both Earradise and White knew that Earra wasn't fit to ride for the rest of the night.
"White Star we must stop, I can't stay awake" she said almost inaudibly.
The mayor looked around anxiously for somewhere to rest and hid until morning. It didn't take her long to discover a large weeping willow tree with long thick curtain of leave that hid the base of the tree. Quickly and quietly the black steed with her ill master trotted over and disappeared behind the green curtain. Plush green moss surrounded the base of the tree underneath the canopy and created a naturally soft bed. Kneeling to all fours, White Star watch as Earradise slowly slid off her horse's back and come to rest upon the thickly gnarled base of the tree. White Star took watch, checking every now and then on Earradise. Second after second, minute after minute, and hour after hour, time ticked by slowly. In the hours before day break White Star heard the distant sound of hooves pounding the ground and that meant riders would be with them. However it was hard for her to make out how far away the strangers were and she couldn't understand why. As the riders came closer and closer White Star became more and more nervous, why is everything so off? What is causing her master to be so weak and defenseless? She thought to herself. White Star hid behind a large fallen log that was under the tree and waited and watched as the horsemen rode past. They were a group of middle aged men and from what White Star could see they were all hunters. Strange, all though they are only five hundred feet away, it still sound like they are a mile away. Something was seriously wrong and she didn't know what to do. White Star took to guarding again for fear of those hunters and possibility of this trap being theirs'.
Several more hours passed and Earradise awoke and fell asleep and awoke, the mayor could tell that Earradise was fighting the illness that had befallen her.
"White Star", called Earradise in less than a whisper, "We must escape this magic trap, Father told me once about traps such as these," it was taking all of Earra's strength to speak. "These are hunting traps for werewolves and other dangerous magic creatures; you must find a way out and get us out before night fall. Tonight is a full moon and that is the only time when the werewolf hunting parties hunt".
White Star snorted nervously and looked about for something to help her, if this is just a trap to capture prey then why is it affecting Earradise so badly and I am not? She asked herself. Snap! The house jumped and looked around, Crack! Tee Hee! Is there something else trapped in here other than master and I ? A bush rustled nearby and another, White Star kicked the bushes queerly. Another rustle, Ha ha ha! She was angry now; she had no time to play games with some silly little invisible pest. She charged at the bush behind her that the taunting laughter came from. Ahhhh! Came a little squeal and out of the bush ran a fairy. He had no chance to run away for as soon as he sprung from the bush, White Star grabbed him with her teeth on the back of his smart little jacket.
"HEY! Put me down this instant" he cried, trying his best and failing at trying to hit and kick his way free.
He was carried back to Earradise's and white star's hiding place and was quite disgruntled the whole affair.
His face was all mushed as though he was running full force and ran into a door but got his nose stuck in the key hole, which saved the nose from being squished like the rest of his face. His eyes sparkled like deep blue marbles, even though he was upset. His hair was a reddish chestnut color which suited him quite well. He wore a fine brown- green suit with a matching silk bowler hat and fine leather shoes. Despite all his finery White Star thought he was quite creepy looking and it unnerved her, however he was all she got.
Once under the safety of the willows canopy, White Star allowed the little annoyance free. He gave a great snort of dislike and took a moment to straight himself out. He then turned to face his captor, not even noticing the sleeping form by the tree. The Fairy could see that the horse was anxious and scared, but not of him. "Well, what d'you want?" he asked exasperatedly. He knew that she wanted to get free of the trap, just as him but there was something else to it. White Star patted the ground and pointed with her nose in Earradise's direction. He turned and spotted the strange looking girl and he understood that the horse was trying to save her master. He wanted to get a better look at the girl, but soon as he began to step in her direction, the mayor jumped forward in a wild sort of protective way and he backed off startled.
Regaining his composure, he glowered at the horse, "Stupid creature, what can I do to harm her? And anyways if you want my help you're going to have to strike a deal with me. We rarely do anything for free, so deal or no deal, it up to you? But let me tell you this, without my help you won't make it out of here by night fall and that is a guarantee", he said and a nasty little grin spilt across his face revealing white and gold teeth. What kind of deal does he want? Why was he so interested in Earradise a moment ago? She didn't doubt his words about the future. Ooooo! How she hated this situation, what her master do in this scenario?
"Well?" teased the leprechaun, his grin ever wider. She snorted in frustration and had no other choice but to give in; for now. She nodded her head and although thought impossible, his grin became so wide that it literally went from ear to ear, it was quite terrifying.
"Well then here's my deal for you", his silver tongue was laced with silky smooth mischief, "I'll help get you and you master out of here and in return my presence will remain hidden. Also I need to travel westward, and from what I can tell you and your master are headed in the direction. Now once we are out of this trap, all other problems are yours and yours alone, got that?" He watched her carefully as she thought it through. As far as deals go this isn't a bad one and all seems pretty fare, she thought and in agreement she bowed her head. The Fairy smiled and reached his hand out and placed it on the horse big black nose. When he pulled it away, there was a small white spot on the place where his hand was and if one looked really close they would see that, that spot was a very tiny four leaf clover.
"There now our deal is set and can only be broken when it is fulfilled."