With an aching heart and tears in her eyes , Kiera went into the woods , carrying Amaya in a bundle of rags and found a family of sleeping panthers in a cave. She set Amaya down with the panther cubs , hoping that Amaya would be adopted by the parents and not die a tragic ( and not to mention messy )death.
Meanwhile, in the darkest part of the forest, another girl was born. Some say that she was actually half human, half shadow. Her name was Laila. She was born from the shadows of the full moon. Her eyes look like deep, dark pits and her hair is as black as endless night. She was such a scary baby that it was no wonder that she was left in the woods to die.
As Amaya got older ( because the panther parents had decided to adopt her ) she got stronger and when Amaya was 16, the mother panther, Risa told her about Laila. She told about how Lisa had been infecting the forest animals and poisoning the vegetation with her darkness. Risa told her that the forest's only hope was ...Amaya!
So,3 hours later she packed food and water and told her friend Max that she needed a ride. After she and Max had rode around for a while, they got directions from a gambling raccoon named Madoolian . Madoolian told Amaya to go past the old tree, under moss stone arch, through the badger tunnels, but do not go through them without Nesha the badger.
After going around the tree and underneath the arch they arrived at the tunnels. Once they got there, Max said that they should just go through without the badger. Amaya said that they should probably call Nesha, but eventually she gave in. After heading into the tunnels they found themselves lost. Max said that they should probably head back the way they came. They called for Nesha and she led them out of the tunnels.
Amaya arrived at Laila's lair. She told Max to run back to the panther's cave and tell Risa that Amaya made it to the cave. She saw something moving at the back of the cave and headed slowly towards it. Suddenly, it lunged at her! When it touched her it hissed and leapt back as if burnt. Amaya asked what her name was and the strange shadow told her that she was Laila. Amaya felt something rise up inside of her. Suddenly, beams of light shot through her clenched fists. She aimed the beams of light Laila and the beams of light consumed her.