(I hope this is okay u n u; i didn't really want to write too little or too much for the starter-)
(Also lame title i'm sorry i cant title for the life of me its all that came to mind
since mae's project which she was basically pouring her dreams and soul into. . . figuratively speaking. . . got broken u v u; goshimnogoodattitles)
The small girl blinked her dull eyes, examining the darkened room around her. Since class had ended, the room was closed off and she was allowed to stay to work on her project during the teacher's lunch period. She tried hard to make it look nice, to make it the best of the best and this would only be a stepping stone towards her life goal of being a vulcanologist to study the volcanoes that she loved since she was a little child. Spending most of her time in the room, she only managed to get halfway done before the teacher came back at the end of her lunch period and told Mae its best that she not overwork herself, to head home. Nodding, Mae tied up the project and put it in her pack, sighing lightly as she left the room. There was nothing too odd about outside, but Mae was getting a weird feeling of slight danger, or maybe it was just the feeling of something was going to happen today. Of course, it was only slight- and for that she managed to push it off for the time being. Walking down the stairs of the building her class was in, she went out the door and out onto the campus's open sidewalks.
The cool wind blew against her face as she took a deep breath in. It was sad, however, they allowed smoking on campus too, and since this really bothered her she usually had to find a non-smoking zone to stay in. In this case there was someone smoking nearby, and looking over at the person, she started to cough a bit. This resulted in her turning on her heels and walking in the opposite direction towards the street. She had to get home safely, and that was all that mattered to her at the moment. She didn't really understand that walking home probably wouldn't be for the best at this moment, but hey. . . she thought because she was eighteen that she could protect herself well enough from strangers, or more to the point, human strangers. She honestly thought that there were only humans in her neighborhood anyways- or she knew that. Never before had she seen anyone of any other race in the small city that she lived in, nor was she very aware of any crime that happened in the area either. She tried to keep conversation and interaction with strangers to a minimum anyways, so she was mostly focusing on the sidewalk as she walked to the street crossing and waited her turn to cross. After crossing the street though, her project fell out of her bag and onto the street. Mae found herself turning around as quickly as she could and trying to run out into the street to grab it, but it was far too late, cars ran over it and trashed the entire thing. It was nothing but rubble now. . .
Mae just frowned, looking at her hands. If only she was quicker or paid attention, then she wouldn't have dropped it. If only she wasn't so clumsy then, possibly. . . Turning quickly around, she started quickly walking in the direction of home, tears forming in her dull bluegreen eyes.
"Oh the vastness of this land." Clown put his foot up and surveyed the empty playground near the sidewalk "What adventures that await me here?" His eyes fell upon the sandbox for a brief moment. "Over yonder! The desert with its sand and heat beckons the wanderer to his doom." And then the slide. "And over here, the mountain climbs high, beckoning the warrior to perilous climbs and frozen heights."
And a brief moment of silence.
"I like how that sounds." The odd man grinned, flipping over to the slide and leaping his way to the top, sitting down on the smooth part while holding on. "Okaaay...! Slide!" He let go of the railings.
And didn't slide anyway.
"Go... go!" He waved his arms, trying to propel himself forward.
The young girl continued to wander about on her own, and when passing the playground she just happened to look over. It wasn't normal for her to see a random man sitting on a slide apparently telling it to. . . go? Either way it perked her interest a lot, and she decided to go say hi. She needed to get in more social situations anyways- and she knew this for a fact. Walking up to the other wasn't even the hard part, it was talking to him and keeping up a decent conversation that would be, at least on her end. "H-Hello, sir?" Mae stuttered, smiling a bit, clasping her hands together in front of her. "Are you . . . having trouble with the slide?" Of course, she probably looked stupid talking to a grown-looking man about a slide. She knew she really should be on her way home, and she shouldn't be talking to strangers.