One hour after the child had left her in the room to have dinner with her family, she returned with another small box, and Suqqu had that sinking feeling in her stomach. Another one of her people had been captured to be kept as a pet. Why do humans think the world and all other living beings in it are theirs to do with as they please?
As the man left the area he captured her from, Suqqu felt herself rolling around the box she was put into. She banged her tiny hands against it calling to be let out, her pleas fell on deaf ears. In the dark she had no sense of time or distance for how long she was carried.
Suqqu had spent the better part of a day mourning her loss. She had to use up all her magic power and supplies to dig a hole deep enough to bury him and levitating into the grave before pouring the dirt over him. She left a mark should she ever become powerful enough to resurrect the dead. "I'm sorry my hero, she said as she closed her eyes, I wasn't there to save you as you were for me, but after I avenge our betrayal, I will do everything I can possibly do to get the power of resurrection."
Suqqu steeled her nerves, stopped crying and dried her eyes, she would grieve for her protector later. She first had to avenge his murder, all the two of them ever did was what the leader of their country had asked them to do. And after everything they did for him, they were betrayed. And for what reason? she wondered; I’ll be sure to ask him after I poison him, maybe let him see someone he loves die, see how he likes it.
Racker and Suqqu had continued with their trek 7 miles off the main trail. Racker figured it would be less likely to get ambushed that way. After a few hours of hiking, Racker chose a place for them to sleep, close by there were four large trees that Suqqu could climb up in a hurry should the need arise, and a large rock five feet high and teen feet wide he could use for cover. He set up the canvas sheet for cover should any rain come and as they hunkered down for the night Suqqu asked before going to sleep, "Are we just going to walk right up to him?"
Suqqu had scouted ahead, her tiny size kept her hidden high up in the trees. But she did have to worry about eagles or any other birds of prey that might want her for a snack. So far however, nothing came to attack. And Racker her protector had finely tuned instincts. Marcellus and his wife the bounty hunters, were crouch walking to their location. As quickly as her little feet would allow her, she scampered back to where Racker was hiding 25 feet from the man they hung upside down in the trees.