All through out this dream, I'm looking through the eyes of Salimus, my character/persona. (Its funny how that thing works.) She was traveling through the desert on the verge of exhaustion. The vast desert had dished out much punishment for Sal, and she couldn't take much more. Holding one of her limp arms, struggling to stay up, let alone move, something finally comes into sight.
It's a huge city, who's large walls were made with many metal sheets but mostly of tin sheet metal (the wavy kind). The job was really poor, being sloppily put together and the sheets going every other way. Even some of the structural supports are even visible... It wasn't much of a pretty sight, but it relived Salimus none the less.
Wandering up to the wall, she looks both ways, wondering where the entrance to this place is. It was huge, so their had to be a main entrance, right? After picking direction, she lifts her feet, walking in a less exhausted manner. The sight of this place had restored her spirits a bit.
She had not even traveled a fifth of the circumference of the place (Still a lot of ground she covered, mind you) when a group came into view. Just shadows in the distance, she stopped, straining to see them. There seemed to be a lot of knight-like guards running after a teenager. She was in her mid-teens, 15 or so, with black hair and dark skin. She wasn't dressed as well as the guards, as yellow-white rags where wrapped around her body, only kept together by ties, metal bits, belts, and a sliver of rope. Heck, it was surprising that she even had brown, worn boots on, the way she looked. As she ran, something was under her arm. It was maybe about the size of a basketball or a little less, but I couldn't tell what it was right then.
As she drew closer, it appears that she didn't see Sal, focusing more on the guards behind her. Salimus, herself, was just watching an couldn't move much. When she realized that the girl was on a crash coarse with her, all she could do was hold up her good and as she ran into Sal with a thud. Looking at Salimus, the girl was perplexed by how she looked. It was so much so that she didn't realize that Sal had grabbed her shoulder and running had fled from her mind, letting the guards catch up to them.
"Halt! You're under arrest!", screamed one knight as they surrounded the ragged girl. One ran up as the others held out their weapons. Forcefully, he ripped the object she had on her from out arms. An argument started to take place as Sal tried to get a grasp on the situation. At first, in hot tones, the men refuse to tell an outsider who had no way in the incident more of it, but quickly they revealed that the girl stole what she had to get food. Sal fought with her words for the girl's favor as she tried to coolly reason with the guards. After awhile, the guards had had enough, basically saying "whatever" and returning to their post, leaving Salimus with the girl she rescued.
Maybe a couple hours latter, Salimus was on the inside of the city's huge but deplorable wall. The flooring here was much like the wall. Some parts of it were rusty and even pointed up in jagged edges. No wonder why everyone else in rags, much like the girl's, were wearing boots. The inside of this place had a few home that were as poorly constructed as the wall they were in was. Most of them weren't even that big in width, so much so that it only houses two people in one or two rooms. Some managed to go vertical or even arc around the streets below them, but by the sight of them, you'd worry if these things would fall on top of you or any of the many people on the partly, crowded streets. It was obvious that the lower-classed citizens lived here, and Sal didn't like the looks of it. It made her worry about the people here and pity them.
She had gotten some rest from the sun, but Sal herself was still very tired and weak. Some food would be nice... It'd also be nice if she didn't have to hide from the guards with some rags her new friend found for her. That teenager girl was actually very nice, and had introduced Sal to a friend of hers. He was about the same age but a head taller than Salimus. His dark hair was in a mess, and he had some grim of his sun-beaten face, but he was an alright guy. The girl with she could have invited Sal to her house for dinner, but she knew her parents wouldn't approve. The boy also knew this but he had a plan. Parting from the girl and going with the boy to his house, she hid behind a panel in the wall of the house. It wasn't what you'd call cozy, but at least she could sit down an rest. Latter in the night, the boy came back with his younger brother to present Sal with some food. As the elder of the two convinced the younger to keep her a secret, Sal was very content with the meager meal she ate.
The next day, the teenagers showed Sal around the city more. They went into a secret outter part of the city. It had a few building built as shaky as the ones in the walls, but they were much larger, and quiet a few people lived out her happily. The landscap around them had more vegetation than the desert, but it was rocky as the land started to turn to mountains a ways out. A few ravines and cliffs also doted the ground as well. Some pieces of the land were pushed up towards the sky while other chucks shank lower than the rest. One ravine was like a huge sink hole with lava at the bottom. A few houses made of stone floated above these. Sal wondered how these worked but didn't question it to her new found friends much.
As the morning started to fade into mid-day, all the kids, in the city got ready for school. Luckily, their school cloths were better than the rags they had, being much more cleaner and even regal to degree, but then what is a uniform really? After that, all students went to the very center of the city. Exiting the walls, Sal fallowed her friends. Sneakily, she tried to keep from the sight of any guards or the higher classed citizens.
This part of the city was much more lavishing and beautiful than the parts he had already seen. The buildings were all made with a light-tan adobe, and the shingles on the roofs were as red as the clay you'd find at the bottom of rivers. Everything was ornamented and crafted to a great extend, and this inner part wasn't very small either. It wasn't even that crowed with adults as mostly kids filled the streets.
The prominent feature of this town, besides the crappy wall, was a huge school. It was castle-like in design, but took on a similar appearance and color style as the rest of the inner city. It stood taller than any other building in that city, and it was obvious. As the large doors behind the arcs opened, all the kids marched up the stairs and inside for class.
The inside was pretty modern, having desk for each student, tough, red rugs that covered the floors, black boards, and even computers. The tan walls were covered by posters, some art and projects, and the occasional, thick school doors with slim, glass windows in the middle. Man, the place was big! All grades and ages of kids were at this school. It wasn't surprising that Sal even got lost when her friends were showing her around. Of course though, it's not like she could be around them all the time. When their next class started, she had to stay outside a lot of classes for the most part. Lazily, she'd roam the halls and freak out if she saw a teacher, trying to hide from their sights or running to avoid getting caught. There was one time where the guards were actually called in and sent after Sal. They had her running all over the place and her diving into unoccupied class rooms, trying to lose them. Most of the time though, she's only slip out to be seen by another guard in the hall or catch the eye one of guard at the last second before she exited the room. The only thing that stopped them from chasing her, was a bell that singled for the next class. She lost them in the crowds. After that, she stayed out of sight and out of mind between each class.
Eventually, the teens were forced to leave the school without Sal. The damn guards just wouldn't let up as they searched every last child before letting them walk out. They say her up in a chandler before leaving, to wish he waved sadly down at them. "I'll just have to find another way to escape..." She thought to herself. All the while, through the searching, no one seemed to care about the thunder storm brewing outside.
When all the students were checked and left the buildings, the guards sent in one of their stronger ranks. He was a bit guy, balded head, and he had a few scars on him. He was a hunter though and he was going to try and hunt down Sal! Casually, Sal was walking down the halls at this time, looking for a way out. Something had to be opened after all. A class room with windows is what she hoped for. This being said... Guess who shows up? Oh, hello mister hunter! What's that? You see her? You see Sal? WELL YOU GET A GOLD STAR! ... Only if you can catch her.
Obviously Mr. Man wants that gold star (if you haven't figured that out by now, I'm joking about that), so he chases after Sal and Salimus being the intelligent person she is blots like a bat out of hell. This guy's pretty fast though. Sal's just barely out of his reach! She does her best to evade him, jumping and dodging, his fist as he strikes out at her. She tried going through a few class rooms, tossing desk, chairs, and other things at the main, but he smashes them yo bit or merely shrugs him off. What's this guy's deal? He's no Superman, after all. At some point, I think it's when Sal's in the school's main computer lab, her friends from earlier show up to help her escape from this thug. It turns out, they didn't really leave the school. Guess Salimus taught them a trick or two when she ran around evading guards that day, hun?
So, this goes on for a bit longer, but meanwhile, that storm's just getting worse. A funnel cloud starts forming in the swirling wind. All heck was about to break loose as people below started to notice this, but this was very few because of the stupid wall!
The teens had the bright idea of going up to the school's tallest tower to escape Mr. Man-Hunter-Guy. As the go up though, they see this tornado forming. Sal knows what this was all too well and informed the two to head back down as she was going to alert the people with a bell or siren at the top of the tower. Sal continues going up and up, while her friends leave, and that stinking guard keeps fallowing her up.
The main thing in Sal's mind was to alert everyone and get the people in the walls to take shelter in the main city. That wall didn't look like it would last this storm, so it was very urgent to do this, specially st the funnel started to stretch to the ground. The guard thought wasn't thinking about the sky, heck he didn't even notice it as he was only focused on Salimus.
Part way up, she finally found the bell. She rang in loud so all could hear it. Leaning out a window as it cried out, she saw all the people exit the wall and enter into the main city. A sigh of relief came from her mouth... And then... From behind her, the man grabbed her by the shoulder, turning her around, and throwing a punch toward her face. Sal ducked down, avoiding the swing, and quickly snaked behind him. The man regained his form and charged at Salimus. Bringing her ax out, she dodged to the side and slammed her ax into the armor plates of his arm. For a moment, he held it, cringing. Regaining himself, he grabbed a table, tossing it at Sal. As it came, she defended with her long ax. Once more, he picked it up and started to swing it around at her. For a few moments, she dodged each blow, but the wood table did manage to scrap her gut, and the guy then smacked her in the head with it. Blood flowed from the wound near her horn as she tried to remain standing, but she only could for few moments as she fell to the floor. Standing above her as Sal tried to regain her hold of herself, the man brought the table down against her once more! This time, Sal rolled out of the way, and kicked the man's legs out from under him. Falling face first on the table, his nose broke, and blood dripped from it as he lifted his head up. Getting up from the floor, he stood, shoulders hunched up and his arms out. Sal was already up and struck a fight stance with her ax when- BOOM!- the twister hit the school! It had touched down and had gotten closer all the time. The two combatants struggle to keep balance as part of the tower, the part THEY are in, is ripped from the main part of the school.
I don't remember what exactly happens after that. All I remember is Sal coming back to this place a year latter. She's fine and is flying in from the desert, looking at the city. She's smiles as she looks down at it. The walls were one, ripped away by the storm, and they remained gone. The main part of the city still stood and all damage was taking care off. Most were minor, but there was some much worse ones, like the tower, that were fixed too though. Every one in the city were living together in the main part of town now, and there was not that many people in rags.