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This is a WIP, NaNoWriMo 2015, Forest Wed. (I’m skipping ahead.) Addan and Kaie (who was engaged), are married as symbols of their gods, and 2 weeks into their marriage, the gods’ blessing and the town are suffering, so they are sent on a hunting trip with two experienced hunters (Rui and Corliss). Kaie and Adann set traps and returned to camp.
Corliss asked, “Did you get all your traps set up?”
“Yes,” Adann said.
“I believe so.”
“We’ll see,” Corliss dismissed them, returning her attention to her work, while Addan stood and watched Corliss intently.
The other woman glanced up, saw Adann staring at her, and continued sharpening her knives. On the second and third times, she did the same, but the fourth time, she stood and stomped violently over to the younger woman.
“We don’t have enough food yet, so go get us at least three fish. Do not get killed, or hurt yourself–understand?” Corliss pointed the knife she was sharpening at Adann.
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Beikife is a small town in something like the Amazon rain forest, protected by a pair of married gods. The gods are represented by human avatars, two young people chosen and married by divine power. The strength of the marriage represents the bond between the gods’ blessing, so the new forest wed must find a way to connect to each other, or the crops will fail, the rivers will flood, and the cursed monsters that live in the forest will claim many lives.