It was a bright and sunny day in what Mowgli referred to as the ''Man-Village''. Everyone was very busy tending to their usual activities, be they cooking food, harvesting the crops or watching the children. Shanti, now 19 of age, was busy gathering water, waiting for the return of her father and Mowgli. It made 9 years since she met the terrifying snake known as Kaa, who made her an unwilling slave and wanted to eat her. Thinking about it brought back old nightmares where the python would try to devour her after making her unable to act at all, still conscious and knowing of her terrible fate.
9 years later, she still thought about it. By luck, Mowgli had known the same fear as her, which brought them closer than ever, becoming lovers. Happy about the way her life had been normal for the past five years, she found satisfaction in her simple and normal life, having everything she wanted close to her. However, this was to be challenged, as the fearsome serpent approached the village, de