[100 Words is a story in 100 words or less, based off the word in the title.]
Hot, arid, hard.
The sand is hot, too hot to explore further, so Kill sits under the tree, waiting until nightfall. Out here, if you go too far without you will die.
So he sits, waiting for the sun to set and the sweet cool air to come sweeping in from the west.
Then his quest can continue.