Lara still grabbed on to the piece of wood that kept her afloat. The sea was draining her strength for more than two days now. She knew she was done for, but somehow still had found a way to survive. She was almost deciding on letting go when she saw something in the horizon. A thread of land, and she could feel the currents taking her closer. She smiled, but could cling to that piece of the wreckeage, let alone move and swim. She closed her eyes, and prayed.
When she woke up, she was on a shore. At first she thought she had died and was in heaven, but then she realized she was too covered in sand and tired to be in paradise. Before her laid a white sand shore and a forest, and there was not a soul in sight. She tried to get up, but soon realized she was too weak. Then, she heard a voice behind her.
-Hey, are you ok?
She turned around and found she was not too tired to move after all. She rolled weakly away as she saw who had spoken.
It was a girl, or at least that's what her face looked like. Long, red hair with some curls and light blue eyes, and a few freckles in her otherwise flawless, young face. She looked at her, as if not understanding Lara's fright. She stood straight, and Lara got a better look. The girl was muscular. And not only muscular, she had more muscle than Lara thought possible for even a man! Her arms had biceps the size of her own head, with matching triceps and shoulderblades, and her whole torso was packed with incredible, similarly huge muscles and a pair of breasts as big as melons. Her tiny waist was just as muscular as her torso or her thick and packed legs, and she wore a green leather top and skirt, and what looked like roman sandals, with a few acessories.
-Are you hurt? I'm not gonna hurt you.
-I... - Lara began to say, but then noticed her throat was too dry. The girl seemed to notice it too, and walked to a coconut tree. With a tap at it's trunk, she made a coconut fall, and then with her bare hands and extreme dextriety, she chopped it's top half clean off. Then she offered it to Lara. - Here. Drink.
Lara still looked at her in shock. Then, she remembered she had to breathe, and looked down at the coconut. She hesitantly grabbed it, and took a sip. The water was sweet, witha hint of something that Lara had never tasted before. The drink was good, though, and she was parched, so she turned it up and drank the whole coconut dry. When she put it down, she thanked the heavens for something as incredible as still being alive.
-There, that's better. - The mysterious, muscular redhead said. - Now, who are you? Where are you from?
Lara noticed that her voice was suprisingly high pitched for someone that big. She gathered her thoughts and managed an answer.
-I'm... I'm Lara Smith, daughter of William Smith. My father sent me to the old country as her representative in a negociation, but my boat was hit by... something. - She paused, trying to remember what it was. - And it sank, and then a storm hit and I survived.
-Oh, poor thing! - Lara said, sounding more surprised than pitiful. - I imagine your captain must have angered old Posei. That's a shame. I'm Elysia. - She said, smiling.
-Old... what? - Asked Lara, standing up. - Wait... Wha... Where am I?
-Oh, you're at a secret place I can't tell you where because we hide here. - Said Elysia with a sly smile.
-Look, I have stuff to do. My mother asked me to gather some material for the temple she wants to make. Why don't you come with me and I'll explain some more while I do this? Then we can have lunch with my mom.
Lara was caught off guard, but managed a nod.
-Good. Oh, and she'll probably feed you since you're so skinny any tiger could easily gut you up. - Lara said, turning around and giggling.
Lara was going to ask about her sentence, but then Elysia crouched and, with a loud boom, jumped hundreds of feet into the air and away, leaving the dark blonde american to deal with the sand that covered her. As she stood there, stupefied, trying to clean up, another wave of sand hit her as Elysia landed back on the beach.
-Oh, sorry. Took me a moment to realize you might not be able to jump as much. - She said, smiling apologetically.
-I-I... I... - Lara began to answer, but then gave up. She took a deep, sandy breath, and looked at Elysia in the eyes. - Elysia... What... - The redhead looked at her, confused. - HOW ARE YOU... WHAT IS THIS... HOW IS... - Lara huffed, and tried again to calm down. Lara giggled.
-Look, we don't have time for this now, ok? Here. - Then she swept Lara off her feet with incredible ease, and crouched. Lara instinctively threw her arms around Elyisia's neck and held tight as the girl launched up and fell down afterwards. Lara opened her eyes, dizzy, as Elysia put her down. As she looked around, she saw mountains as high as 8 of the hills near her old farm. She turned to Elysia, but she was already a few yards away, near a rock as big as the largest mansion Lara had ever seen.
-Yeah, this should do it. - She heard the girl say. Then she saw the redhead crouch down and felt the ground tremble slightly, and her jaw dropped as she saw the huge rock rise, Elysia's feminine hand and unbelievably muscular arm the only things lifting it. She rubbed her eyes, sure she was dreaming. She wasn't. She could see the rocky soil cracking under Elysia's feet and her arm growing ever so slightly, her bicep touching the undeside of the rock along with her hands.
-What in the name... - Lara muttered, still in disbelief. With the ease of a man lifting a pebble, Elysia walked back to Lara's side, who ducked a bit out of fear that the huge boulder would fall.
-This should do it. Let's get going! - The redhead said, cradling the young girl with a single arm. - Hold on.
Completely oblivious to the massive extra weight on her muscular arm, Elysia jumped again, soaring even farther than before. When they landed, the buff girl's massive legs created a 30ft wide crater with a thundering boom, but remained unharmed.
-There. That was easy! You should see what my-- Hey, are you okay?
-I'm... I'm... - Lara tried to say. Then it all went black for the american girl.