She awoke with a start—or had she been awake from the start? It'd felt like she'd been in the middle of taking a step, and only once her foot had firmly hit the ground had she been dragged fully back to consciousness.
“Where am I...?”
The grassy plain spread as far as she could see, cloven in half as it was by the wide dirt path she found herself walking down. A gentle gust of wind sent her hair flickering into her view. Raven black, with hints of dark blue highlights when the light hit it.
But of course, her hair had always been that color.
“Huh?” she hadn't even noticed that she'd stopped walking or that her companion had continued ahead of her. “Oh, um... No. No, I'm fine. It's just....”
Where were they? Who was he? Why were they traveling together? What was the destination?
She looked back down the way they had apparently