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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, and after they’ve finished Adann suggests climbing a tree.
“What is it with you and trees?” Kaie asked.
“You can see everything from up there. Race you–whoever finds the tallest tree first wins!”
She was already running, so she couldn’t answer, but after a few heartbeats, she heard him racing after her.
“Found it!” Kaie yelled.
Adann paused, swiveled to see where he was pointing, and had to admit that it was a great climbing tree, jutting out above the rest of those nearby.
“What do I win?”
“What do you want to win?” Adann asked, genuinely curious.
Kaie frowned, “I’m not sure–I’ll think about it?”
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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.