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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)–which they manage to kill. Last lines: “Did we kill it?” “Yes.”
“Oh, thank the gods.” Adann pressed her hand to her heart, drawing in a few deep breaths, “when it knocked you down, I thought my heart might leap out of my throat.”
Watching her stand there, one arm wrapped around herself, still measuring the thump of her blood, and pale, Kaie felt the anger drain out of him.
“Now, we definitely need to find the others, and you need so many bandages.” She hurried to him, her hands skating over his injuries, skimming the air above each cut, “I was worried he’d really got you, but these aren’t very deep.”
After doing a quick scan of the area, she led him over to a moss covered stump, and handed him a cloth, a little pot of ointment, and the crushed herbs for paste. “Get what you can, and I’ll try to find Rui and Corliss.”
Before she stepped away, she touched his shoulder gently, on an unscratched area, “Are you okay, Kaie?”
“Why wouldn’t I be?”
“I’m not sure I am,” she responded.
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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