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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, running into an angry ryapi (ocelot/boar monster)–he breaks free and Adann joins in the attack. (I’ve skipped over some fighting)
“Adann!” Kaie yelled.
“I’m not leaving you here!” she shouted back, which made the ryapi’s ears flick towards her. Taking a few more steps back, she kept her gaze fixed on the enraged, wounded animal.
They would have a talk, Kaie determined, about fighting a deadly monster with no weapons in hand. She hadn’t reached for her sling, because it was near useless against the thick bones and dense hair of the ryapi, and he wished she carried another long knife, not only the little one used to cut fruit, which would also be about as useful as a splinter in this fight.
He didn’t want to draw the ryapi’s attention to her again, so he moved in, as it lowered its head, pawed the ground, and charged again. Turning, he readied the spear to throw, but the ryapi crashed to its knees.
They both closed in, and roaring, the ryapi shoved to its paws, lunged at Kaie, and then toppled over, legs stiff.
Adann stared at him, wide-eyed, face ashy pale, “Did we … is it dead?”
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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