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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 are talking, and when Adann asks for a kiss, Kaie reacts badly and storms off alone to check on the other two hunters.
“Kaie–not alone, it isn’t safe this far out!” Adann yelled.
“I’m armed,” Kaie shook the spear he’d already killed one monster with today.
The sound of running feet followed, spurring him to race faster. Couldn’t she leave him alone, even for a little while? He tried to offer her something she wanted, and she refused it. So frustrating.
From the noises behind him, he was gaining ground, so he kept moving, feet slapping the earth, wishing he could outrun his future so easily.
He rounded a corner in the trail, and hit something furry. Claws ripped into his side, and something yowled, piercing and challenging, right in his ear. Whatever he’d tangled with felt like a cat, and it didn’t want to let him go.
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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