Snow – Part Two.
HiEmpLagunaDakarai: – He furrowed his brow and narrowed his eyes a little, the dimpled smile still remaining for the time being as he watched her become entranced by the little creature. If she was to be observant enough, this would not be the only little creature that appeared to like the company of the towering man. Rabbits in corners or poking their little fluffy noses out of their burrows and birds overhead in the trees; their was wildlife all around him and the only reason that they were not nearer was because of the other. He watched her mouth the word and lightly nodded his head in approval as she did so. And as close as they seemed for a brief moment, with the removal of the spider from his hand to his shoulder, it passed and she once again appeared taken aback. ” Forgot where you was?” he asked in a questionable tone, but inside knowing that it was probably the case, the forest had a knack of doing that. He did also, but he never knew it. ” And who says you do not belong anywhere?, I am also a traveller, I find myself inclined to do so. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page, do you not think?” he inquisitively asked –
CharlotteCarrendar:- She had forgotten, for the briefest of moments, the clocks stopped, the earth no longer was spinning, she was in her own world, a world where the spider was everything, and she saw herself in that tiny spider that treated him as though a familiar. She saw through the spider’s many eyes, and she felt the calm and belonging and she wanted to be that spider. But then it was over…she was back in her own body her own mind, and this is why she reacted so. “Out of body…it happens near death, but then when you gaze into the eyes of a kin, you see, everything differently.”- she licked her top lip, a light flick of her tongue, clearly not liking now being so exposed. How clever he was to do this to her, or did she allow this experience? “I know where I am now. And I have travelled though the books I have seen, that have been cast into the flames through war and plague.” She spoke of a world that Laguna would not know of and it seemed to be a riddle, but in order to learn more would be to question her further. She tilted her head forward, her hair forming a veil like curtain that covered her face for a moment. She didn’t know what to do, her nature told her one thing, her heart another….her hunger…her mind….”I’m cold…” -she said simply-
HiEmpLagunaDakarai: – Her words intrigued him; it was perhaps the intellectual equivalent of an out of body experience with mainly just words, he thought to himself absent-mindedly as she spoke. There was a lot he could say on the subject. He replied “Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience” as he looked upon her for a brief moment, before taking some loose stands of sleek black hair that had annoyingly furrowed their way forward whilst he peered down to her. He would correct them as he always would do by taking them and pinning them behind his ears as he would have done a thousand times before. He continued “I believe that perhaps everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a body, regardless of what body that is” He looked to the left, which judging by her footprints in the snow up until now was the intended path she was to take. I am glad to hear you know where you are my lady. But do you know where you are going?” he asked-
CharlotteCarrendar:- Then the truth came out. She pursed her lips together and shook her head from side to side. “Truth is….I intended to plane shift and well, something occured right as I was in the middle of it and…I wound up here. It kindof explains why I am dressed so.”- she then did a sales girl like gesture with both hands to more or less say..~get a load of how wrong this outfit is~ She raised her arms and then let them fall exaperated, and then turned to the direction of her foot prints which were now filling with snow. “I will get my bearings and then…when strong enough…maybe a day maybe two I will be on my way and out of your hair.”- she hated to admit that she had made an error, a mistake, but at the time she was both distraught and in search of Mazmezz. She marched over to a tree stump and sat herself down as though she was actually waiting for a bus.
HiEmpLagunaDakarai: – He folded his arms as he listened. It was not as if he knew the answer, he was just quite observant and intellectual and could usually tell if one did not belong in this area. And he got this feeling with her. He listened to her reply, even laughing a little by way of exhaling through his nose rapidly when she did her sales-ey turn. “Indeed” was all he simply said as he watched her take to the nearby tree stump, tilting his head and smiling to himself as he knew a few pairs of mice were behind that waiting for him to be alone again. They scooted off without her knowing, he found it amusing. He began to walk towards her and gestured with his arm towards her “Perhaps I can be of some…..” he began to say before lifting his gaze from her to straight in front of him. His face turned to stone. His eyes began to flicker rapidly and one observant enough would even see his ears twitch from time to time. He began to speak again, his tone flat and un-nerving, like it was not a voice to question. “You cannot be here” he uttered, still refusing to take his eyes off whatever he saw in the distance. “It is not safe. Get up. Get up and walk behind me…stay there for a moment” he said, as if they were timed instructions based on what he could see or hear in the distance –
CharlotteCarrendar: – She heard him approach her, the crunch of his boots as they descended into the crisp and compacted snow, was unmistakable. She looked up, and reached up to tuck loose hair behind her ear, only to catch the first part of what he said, “Really…give me a day..”- but something stopped him from speaking and she had a double take as his expression changed completely. Then..he said “You cannot be here” – She suddenly became confused and wondered what made him change his mind so rapidly. “Well, I can just try and dig my way back home. I can’t plane shift yet I don’t have enough strength….and..what..” -she got up as he told her too and then she wanted to protest about having to fall in behind him and stay out of sight, but of sight of what exactly. She made a slight growl at this complete change in behaviour, and she padded around him and then peeked around, wondering what he could see, that she couldn’t. She whispered. “Its snowing so much I can’t see anything up ahead. Did the bunnies warn you about big foot?”
HiEmpLagunaDakarai: – He heard what she said, but his eyes remained completely fixed and focused on the activity in the distance. He didn’t have long to say what he had to. He began “You must make a choice, OK. There is something in the distance that is going to be precisely where we are in exactly 43 seconds from now. It is not coming for you, but for me, but it will not distinguish that you mean no harm if you are in its path. If you are going to leave then, go right now in the direction opposite. Or you can let me help. I can get us both out of this predicament but you will need to do as I say and exactly when I say it. Choose. Quickly.” He said all statement in bullet point form almost and without pause or hesitation in his voice. It was affirmative. It was going to happen and he had brought someone else into it accidentally. This was exactly the reason he sometimes kept away from people…-
CharlotteCarrendar: – “Forty three seconds?” well that alone would eat up precious seconds as she tried to get around her head what was coming, though she truly did not know. “I can’t get aways from something in forty three seconds, thats madness. I would rather stay and fight, thank you very much.”- The seconds were fast dissappearing and she was still rabbiting on. “I will stay and fight with you, and yes, I will do as you say, but thats my choice. No one tells me to leg it in forty three seconds.”- She then pops her head around his side, and her eyes widen at what is coming. “I think…I am out of time…”
HiEmpLagunaDakarai: – He listened intently to her reply, wishing to comment on the fact that this particular enemy you didn’t fight, or at least she wouldn’t fight. He simply replied “Very well” to her, her reply having given him enough permission to act on her behalf. He narrowed his eyes for about 3 seconds before flinching to the right, moving her with him as he head twitched and flicked like a bird of prey assessing a situation. He inhaled deeply….A whistling noise too faint for a human to hear quickly became slightly louder. His eyes dilated as they fixed itself on its target; a lone arrow marked for him. He exhaled as he burst into life, outstretching his arm and opening his palm to catch it as he did with the snowball earlier, albeit using a lot more skill than previously. Having caught said arrow, he brought it up to his face to inspect it. He seemed to look at how much of the arrow managed to slip through his hand before he caught it; it was about half and half. And then for the first time he looked at her, saying in his head “Hm. Upgrades” before saying to her “Go. NOW” –
CharlotteCarrendar:- The unmistakable whistling through the air and then, he caught an arrow, not in the knee, with his hand. Wait. An arrow, and he knew the exact time that it would be fired and come into range. No, this made no sense at all. Where the hell did she wind up? Her eyes darted around from left to right and then poking her head around, it was too late, he was turning to look at her. “Hm. Upgrades” before saying to her “Go. NOW” “Now?!” She backed up and then she tripped over a rock that was covered in snow, sending her falling to the ground. She scrambled, trying to get up, her ass in the air, as she looked for somewhere, to go to. “Where?” -she said in a voice that pleaded almost. She pushed herself bolt upright and then she started to run, back the other way she had come and dived over a snowy bank near an old oak, a load of snow falling from the tree’s bough and landing on her “Oommph”
HiEmpLagunaDakarai: – It was indeed a particularly odd thing to do and although Laguna was a peaceful creature, he did have a personality and quite rightly objected to being basically tweaked. She went limp in his enormous arms; him feeling regretful of doing such a thing now. No matter, it would make things a little easier perhaps now. He looked down to her; she certainly looked quite pretty in this state. Relaxed, soft and dream-like. He breathed out quickly through his nose; a mixture of a laugh and a sigh, before turning to face the previously occupied land of arrows. He had the ability to wake her of course, by reversing the action, but thought better of it for now. He knew a place they would be safe, and with the approaching sunset, thought it most prudent to make his way to it. He set off once more, bouncing between the trees, albeit at a more slower pace now. He could do such a thing almost on auto pilot, much the same way as Albatrosses fall asleep whilst on the wing because of how accustomed they are to it. His mind was busy processing thoughts about the meeting, as well as absent mindedly concentrating on where the next leap went and how the landing was finished. After a brief respite of just over an hour, they both came to the destination. A dreamy…..cave. He mentally shrugged his shoulders, never minding the great outdoors before going inside, placing the woman down amongst some bed of grass and hay, before turning to face the entrance. He folded his arms and began his scan-like motions once more –