Destiny calls, her song she sings on the wind.
It was what she had been telling herself for days now. After the events of Decay, Keiko had no more heart for her country, something had changed within her, something important. She didn't hate it, but she just could not live there anymore. Everything that had happened put her further and further off until she couldn't stand it any more. Now as she faced this endless expanse of desert, waylaid at a place where the earth had swallowed a city, she felt only cold. She felt no warmth from her thoughts, no warmth from her memories, no warmth for her desires. Her entire family was gone, swallowed by the desert in front of her, only wishing her to live on and become great. She could hear ther screams as they fell down a rift, burried by the sand and gone forever. Still, for their sake she would go on, she would make due, and she would survive.
She had almost nothing, and she knew that if something didn't happen, she would die out here in the desert. Her best bet was to get out of the desert and head for civilization, though the prefix civil was almost a joke. All she really wanted was to get away, to find an airship or a boat, and make it out to another country. The nearest to her was the river country, though it was under the protection of the water country. She had heard about the Hard times they were having as well though, and figured that they could always use an extra hand there. She was sure she would find work there, or at least something better than this.
Wrapping her face in her wind scarf, she headed east, following the sun and the stars, knowing that she would make it eventually. She had to.