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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, running into something furry and angry.
Somehow, in the struggle, he’d kept hold of his spear, but he was too entangled with the animal to bring it to bear. Desperately, he slid his hand down the spear, not even sure what direction he was headed towards, and once the end he held felt light enough, tried to stab the animal hissing and growling and clawing at him.
He jabbed, hard, and was rewarded with a pained yowl, and the animal flinching away. Jabbing again with one hand, he shoved with the other, succeeding, finally, in putting some distance between him and the source of his wounds.
Unfortunately, he’d ended up with the blunt end of his spear, but he remedied that, holding his weapon defensively and taking a moment to study his opponent. His heart sank. It wasn’t some cat he’d startled, which he might be able to scare away, but a monster. A big ryapi, a combination of bristly wild pig and an ocelot, a mature male by the size of the tusks curving out of its mouth.
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~~~***I’ll be doing National Novel Writing Month in November, so I may be slow in my replies, but I’ll still be blogging! Good luck to all the NaNoWriMos! ***~~~
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