The first thing Peri did when she emerged out of the tunnel was look at the enderman’s eyes. She didn’t want to, but what’s the first thing you would do if you found an enderman with a green eye?
Any doubt in her mind that Sophie and the enderman were friends disappeared as Sophie calmed him down and coaxed him into not attacking Peri. The fact that she can stop an enderman, who are relentless in nature. . . She shook her head in dull astonishment.
The enderman stared at her. She stared at his chest. Take your hand off the sword, Chasm, her thoughts nagged her, and her hand slipped to her side.
“C’mon, Peri, we need to get Kevin’s arm fixed up,” said Sophie once she had helped Kevin to his feet. The duo started for the exit; Peri trailed behind them in silence.
How does one take care of a wounded enderman? she huffed to herself in silent laughter; who knew that thought would ever crossed her mind? This is too strange. A girl who’s friends with an enderman with a green eye. . .
As Sophie lead him up the tunnel, Kevin turned his head and looked at Peri. She could hear a growl playing at his throat. Peri bit her lips and focused on a spot on his elbow swinging back and forth, not letting her eyes betray her once more. “H’lo there,” she said softly. The growling got louder.
Sophie looked back at her and flashed a smile. Peri saw her squeeze his arm tighter.
Peri tried again. “H’lo. I’m Peri. Sorry I looked at you. I know you don’t like that. I hope you can forgive me. . . . I’ve just never seen an enderman with green eyes before. . .” She had to remind herself again to not look up.
Kevin let out a steady growl as she talked to him, but otherwise made no move. Peri averted her eyes to her feet in a sort of respectful gesture.
“Why does he have a green eye, Sophie?”