Spring, the New Beginning
Erza inhaled the moist, warm spring air. Dew, like sparkling shards of diamond, dotted the grass and speckled the canopies of trees. Erza's breathing was slightly accelerated as she ran through Magnolia's Crocus Park. The seventeen year old high school student was a decent runner, although, she was an ace thrower. She had however placed first in a 400 meter sprint for their invitational meet not long ago. She also placed first in shot put, discus, and javelin. She was spending her Saturday training hard to make an even better time and throw even farther. She might even consider a relay rather than the 400m but she hadn't decided.
After finishing out the run, she stopped to rest under an oak, leaning against its rough bark. She slid down to fully catch her breath, resting her forehead on her knees and back against the tree. Something landed on her head causing her to sit up and examine it. The debris that had landed in her hair was a sakura petal which m