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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 climb a tree and talk–Adann’s last line is that the hunters only need to check on them tree times a day or so.
“They’re not very good teachers, are they?” Kaie asked.
“I don’t think they’re here to teach us–right now they’re worried about one thing.”
“Me.” He sounded so hopeless, Adann’s eyes stung with tears.
She blinked them away, keeping her gaze trained on the treetops, worried that if she turned toward him, she might start crying. “Not you, us. This is a two person problem, and it must be a two person solution.”
“I…” He fell silent for a long time,and she waited, because he seemed to be thinking.
“You’re right,” he said, finally, and nothing more for a long time.
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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.