The atmosphere was immense, but also slightly suffocating, temperamental joy spiralling in the air. Children, running, skipping, pounding. Everywhere was lit up by millions of coloured lights, but the sky remained dark and foreboding. The many different fumes of the shining stalls danced in swirls of air, making mouths water with delight. The fair had come alive, and it wouldn't stop until the sun rose.
A man pushed his way through the bustling crowd, alone. He wore a long dark cloak, which covered his whole form; the only thing you could see was his sparkling green eyes under his hood. Although his eyes glittered, it was not with happiness. Finally, the man came to an empty spot where he would not be seen. He pulled down his hood and slowly looked around. Long brown hair tumbled down way past his shoulders, tied up into a ponytail.
Sighing, he walked though the abandoned bit of the fair, looking at the wasted rides, the ones who had seen too much fun. He sat down on a bench and looked at his feet. Everything had changed now hadn't it? A small breeze rolled litter down the area, finally stopping next to a falling apart merry-go-round. The man smiled sadly as he looked upon the ride. That was one of my creations, wasn't it? He thought, walking over to it. Ah, what fun he had when he used to watch the children run and gallop over to his rides, enjoying the last of the summers air.
Chai? Is that you?" Came a trembling voice from behind him.
Chai whipped around to see a small old man standing behind him. He smiled sadly.
I've much to tell you." Chai exclaimed, gliding over to the man.
Percy gasped. "It
It really is you, isn't it?"
Chai smiled and looked up at the night sky. A single star glinted above, it looked lonely. He sat down on the bench and beckoned Percy over. He hesitated, then strode over to Chai.
"How long has it been, old friend?" Chai exclaimed, green eyes boring into Percy.
30 years, I should think."
No wonder it's changed so much
" Chai looked up at the sky again. "The sky still remains the same though." He began to stride away from Percy. "Remember, I'll always be watching you from the sky, so live your life well"
Chai stopped and turned around.
"It's time for me to disappear with the fair
" he whispered to himself, and started to walk away. As soon as he had turned the corner, Chai broke into a run, fading, like a shadow. The sun was rising, and he must disappear, along with the dancing fairground.