Otter Creek I'll be the match to your candle
May 19, 2018, 03:39 PM
Nara
Sunspire
Gamma
 
For @Aries

Now that Wraen was stil recovering, Nara hunted day and night to make sure that there was enough food to go around. She had journeyed to Otter Creek, hoping to find the famous creatures the place was named after. When she arrived, it was already dark - almost a full moon. With careful steps she approached the rocky shore of the stream. Trees hung low over the creek, their branches casting an eerie shadow on the water. It smelled like fish. Nara peered into the depths, but saw no movement. Her big ears moved to all sides as she tried to listen for any sounds. Nothing. Only the soft sounds of water could be heard. 

She could smell a pack nearby, they were fresh scents, but she didn't care. At least not right now. She was too tired to return to Sunspire. With an overdramatic sigh she plopped herself down beneath a tree and curled up in a ball, folding her tail over her muzzle and paws. It was going to be a cold and restless night.
May 27, 2018, 10:18 AM
Aries
Blackfeather Woods
Zeta
This night was harsh, with a biting cold that well suited the steel youth stalking amongst the shadows. The charcoal sky was coated in an ashen haze, as though the clouds had poisoned the stars and hidden them away where nobody could discern them again - in this eerie darkness, twisted trees loomed over the river and leaves rustled in an unsteady breeze. As though the silence had tempted out a monsterous beast, Aries strode through the land with a gaze of ice to pierce the tenebrosity. The soft sound of steadily flowing water could be heard, and the Svartell instinctivly began to strut in that direction.

When he arrived, he did not step forth from the darkness he had shrouded himself in, watching as though he were a panther eyeing helpless prey from a distance.  A pale woman hiding beneath a tree was curled into a compact ball to shield out the cold, and the soldier allowed himself to observe her from where he hid. In the moonlight, she appeared almost etheral, as though she were a wandering ghost trapped in a foreign world. A small exhale of breathe left his muzzle, but he made no movement to announce his presence.

If I cannot bend Heaven,
I will raise Hell.
May 27, 2018, 11:15 AM
Nara
Sunspire
Gamma
When she opened her eyes, it felt like someone had whispered in her ear but she had awoken too late and only a last breath could be heard. She peered into the dark night, ears pointed forward. A sudden cold breeze made her shudder. There was nothing. I must have imagined it, she thought, but Nara didn't go back to sleep. Instead, she rose and took a few steps forward, the last dry leaves crackling under her paws. Besides the sound of the stream, there was a dead silence. Still, a feeling that someone or something was there, waiting, watching, stuck to her pelt.

June 09, 2018, 01:43 PM
Aries
Blackfeather Woods
Zeta
She woke.

The dark knight watched, oddly intruiged by her peaceful demeanor. His ears tipped forward at the sound of crunching leaves, the stream continuing the endless swish as it swerved around rocks. The girl knew something was wrong, he could see it in her eyes, that sliver of uncertainty. It gave him a rush of excitement - he adored the fear, the confusion. 

After a few heartbeats more of sinister silence, Aries let out a deep chuckle. She'd know he was there now, but that was exactly what he planned.

If I cannot bend Heaven,
I will raise Hell.
June 15, 2018, 03:05 PM
Nara
Sunspire
Gamma
Sorry for making you wait!

A sound startled her. Nara was certain that it was another wolf, but she couldn't see them. Her eyes peered into the blackness of the forest. If this wolf was trying to scare her, then he was succeeding. She let out a few shaky breaths, waiting for him to appear. He didn't.

A barely audible who's there? left her lips, but Nara quickly composed herself - she wasn't going to be afraid of a ghost. Show yourself, she said, this time with more volume and more confidence, and only a sliver of doubt.