She was deeply fascinated by them, large pink eyes watching each and every one of them fall.
The black sky, darker than the shadows in the corner of the room sprinkled an endless array of diamonds, clear and bright like the stars. Their small bodies melting into the earth and across pavement, surprised the little girl. "Oy, so you must be the new girl." A cheerful voice interrupted the quiet in the room. The girl ignored him continuing to watch the diamonds drop from the sky outside the window. "The sky, it's crying." The boy approached her also taking a peek outside then chuckled, "How do you know for sure, that it's crying?"
The girl furrowed her eyebrows together in confusion, "The word just came to me."
"I see. . .Number VII." A veil of blue bangs hid his piercing green eyes that were cold as ice, even he warmly smiled at the little girl. "It is rather interesting how you came up with that word, because of the simple fact-"
"There you are Number VII." Renox appeared in the hallway and walked over to them.
"Great, so you've met Xander." Renox shot Xander a glare in which Xander only smiled.
"Xander." Number VII looked back at Xander who still wore his false smile.
"Nice to meet you." The little girl shook his gloved hand slightly.
"Whose turn is it to name our new teammate?" Xander asked and was delighted to see Renox clench his teeth, "Mine." Xander still smiled pissing his colleague off even more.
"Have you come up with a name for her yet?"
Renox sighed and shook his head, "Wait. . . .Why didn't I think of this before?"
Kneeling down he touched the girl's forehead and a reddish light flashed from his fingertips. "What are you doing?" The girl glared at him finding herself that she couldn't move! "I'm delving into your memories in hopes they can give me some sort of hint of what your name once was. . . .So I can make up a new one from your original."
The girl relaxed and closed her eyes seeing shattered glimpses of what had to be fragments of her memories. "Luanne. . . .That was your original name." Renox said dropping his hand from her forehead. "Luanne?" The girl asked, blinking slightly.
"That's what I saw a woman utter at you, in one torn memory." Renox confirmed and stood up.
"Then what shall my name be?" The girl asked looking at him with expected eyes.
"Your name will be. . .Luxanne."
"My name is Luxanne. Not just Number VII. . . .I am now Luxanne." Luxanne stated and silently said her name over and over again to memorize it. Renox nodded, "Yes, Luxanne. . .It means graceful light."
Xander laughed earning another glare from the stoic Renox!
"Wow, Renox I never thought you would come up with a pretty name for the little girl. It certainly suits her." Luxanne blushed slightly at Xander's compliment.
"I-I was just doing my job!" Renox seethed then composed himself.
"We need to move out, the Witch finally saw whose been carrying a potential power that could threaten our master."
Xander raised an eyebrow, "Oh? And Master wants us to investigate this person?"
"Yes, we'll travel together and teach Luxanne some of the ropes so to speak."
Renox looked over to Luxanne who now had her face and hands pressed to the window watching the rain again. "The sky loves the rain." She whispered drawn to its pretty sight.
"And we get to do some sight seeing! . . .What world is this person in?"
Renox tugged Luxanne away from the window then opened a portal with a wave of his hand.
"We're going to the Castle of Dreams."
Xander felt excited, being trapped in this God forsaken place for long periods of time would drive anyone crazy! "Did the witch know their name?" The light hearted boy asked walking beside his darker friend.
Luxanne held onto Renox's cloak walking closely next to him.
"Ah, great name."
"Kero." Luxanne repeated, the name seemed to be filled with warmth like the light.