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This is a WIP, NaNoWriMo 2015, Forest Wed. Adann 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). On the third day, Kaie and Adann (mostly Adann) are setting up traps again.
Finally, Adann chose a likely looking spot, and knelt down to set up this trap, too.
“I can do that,” Kaie sulked, leaning against a nearby tree, “I’m just a little out of practice with the heavier traps.”
“Do you really want to lose a hand while you’re relearning?”
“That depends,” Kaie said, “Will it make me look tough?”
“Only if you come up with a good story,” Adann paused as she finessed a particularly fiddly bit. “No, an excellent story.”
“How do you define excellent?”
“Punching a shark… during a flood … to save an orphan. No, three orphans!’
Kaie laughed, straightening from his slouch, “If I ever lose my hand then, that will be the story I will tell.”
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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.