It was lat at night as Sketchy watched the stars from her back porch of her home. Everyone else in the household was already fast asleep, and she was about ready to start getting for bed too. However, before she was about to head inside, she heard a faint call of her name just past her fence. Sketchy turned around to the fence and walked over to it looking in the direction the sound came from. Within the woods that surrounded her house, Sketchy noticed a familiar face she hasn't seen in a very long time. "Lelia!?" Sketchy called out in shock, leaning over the fence. Lelia peered through the bushes and branches and nodded, with a small smile on her face. She had a wild yet restrained glisten in her eyes. "Follow me." Lelia whispered as she turned around and headed deep into the forest. Sketchy took a quick look around, not sure what to do, before deciding to go after her, leaping over the fence. "Where are you going? Where have you been for the last... Forever!?" She asked Lelia, trying to keep up. Lelia didn't say a word to her, but she was determined to find out. She followed Lelia far past the part of the woods she recognized, even to the point where she wasn't sure if it was even part of the same woods. Lelia finally came to a halt when she reached a very peculiar tree, with Sketchy not too far behind. The tree was the only one within the woods that bore fruit, and yet the fruit wasn't like any kind Sketchy has seen before. They were small, like berries, and had an orange color to them. Lelia sat underneath the tree, looking up at Sketchy with excitement. "So uh..." Sketchy began, "Are you going to tell me anything? Anything at all?" Lelia smiled warmly before climbing up the tree and plucking several berries from its branches and leaping back down, "I'll tell you..." Lelia said to Sketchy as she handed some of the berries to her, "...After you eat this fruit!" Sketchy looked at the berries, both confused and suspicious. "What's wrong?" Lelia asked, taking notice of Sketchy's expression. "Well, you've been acting a little off, and it's kind of an odd request, not to mention I've never seen this kind of fruit before," Sketchy replied, "As far as I know, you could be some kind of evil clone or something, and these berries are extremely poisonous." "Oh!" Lelia stammered, "Well, then, I'll eat the fruit with you then, then I'll tell you. Is that okay?" Sketchy sighed, pondering over it. After a minute or so, Sketchy responded, "If it means I get to finally learn where you've been this entire time, then fine." Sketchy brought the fruit up to her mouth and watched Lelia take the first bite before proceeding. Sketchy ate one of the berries, and was surprised at how sweet it was. Sketchy ate a couple more of the fruit before she suddenly stopped. Her entire body slowly went numb, her legs wobbled trying to stand. Lelia helped Sketchy sit down next to the base of the tree. "Can you tell me now..?" Sketchy mumbled, trying to keep her now heavy eyelids from falling. Lelia nodded, smiling, "I've been here!" Lelia answered ecstatically. Sketchy looked at Lelia with a puzzled look, "Wha...?" "I've been with this tree the entire time! Taking care of them and protecting them!" Lelia clarified, maintaining her excitement, "And now I have you to help me now!" "What do you mean...?" Sketchy asked, her confusion turning into slight fear. "The tree told me that if you were to have some of the fruit, you would help with taking care of them from now on!" Lelia responded. Sketchy could feel a wave a panic wash over her, but the feeling immediately fell into a state of calm. Her thoughts began to grow muddled and unclear as her eyes grew too heavy to keep open. As Sketchy began to drift asleep with Lelia watching over her, she heard singing echo quietly through her head.