I cropped my beautiful Dark Forest Sprite and did a bit more detail work on her. I love her Mona Lisa smile (:
‘Is this what you’re looking for?’ she asks, in a voice like rustling leaves and wind-chimes. She appears delicate and frail… she is neither, she is far stronger than you, and could easily physically over-power you, but that is not her way; she is a trickster. Sprites have been tricking humans since human time began, giving the already ancient sprites something to do. They know all our weaknesses. Don’t ask why they delight in manipulating weak mortals, it’s just what they do, although, sometimes their trickery is beneficial to the victim, mostly it is not; they are capricious creatures.
Of course, there is nothing in her hand. Depending on your need or your susceptibility to manipulative magic, you will see whatever you desire, be it fame, fortune or power. If you do see anything in her hand, you are doomed.
She is not your friend. Do not ask her for anything; she will give it to you but, somehow, it will not be what you thought it would be, and you will now be in her debt. The only way to discharge that debt will be with your own life, or the life of your first-born girl-child. Respectfully (very, very respectfully) apologise for being in her domain, and turn and walk away. If you show courage while doing this, she will let you go, unmolested. If you show fear, she will play scary games with you, but as long as you ignore them and keep walking away, she has no power over you.