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« Reply #15 on: Feb 28th, 2016, 8:59pm »

Caitlyn looked at the hand she'd put in the fire, and saw, not to her surprise any longer, that it was unharmed. She'd clearly gained a resistance to fire, and the ability to create flames of her own. She looked over at her father, eyebrows raised slightly. He was smiling at her, trying to raise her spirits. She couldn't help herself, and smiled back.

"I feel ok," she said, still lying down. "I just..." she paused, trying to understand how she felt, trying to express it in words to her father. "I couldn't just stand there and let someone die...not again." She rolled over to one side, facing her father while resting her head on the warm dirt. "The dragon came, and all I did was hide. Now...now everyone is dead," she said, softly. "And I didn't do anything...I couldn't just watch you die...not you too,". A tear rolled down her cheek. She brushed it away quickly, and rolled back on her back. She looked up at the stars, and sighed.

"So," she said. "What should we do now?" she asked. "I don't know if we'll be safe here, they, they might come back," she sat up, far too quickly, and, sat back down, feeling slightly dizzy. She closed her eyes, and, a moment later, felt herself falling asleep.
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 29th, 2016, 12:57am »

"Shh, shh, shh," Christopher said, pushing his daughter back down so she wouldn't waste the energy in attempting to get up. He knew she must be exhausted. He pulled her over so she was resting her head in his lap. He noticed that she had already fallen asleep. He kissed her forehead, and let her sleep.

He thought he noticed a change in Caitlyn. She seemed like she was acting more mature. Worrying about the safety of staying here. The prospect of the bandits returning was scary.

Christopher looked to the stairs, and saw the man laying there one leg bent, an arm crumpled weirdly underneath his weight, while the other reached out towards Christopher and his daughter. The man's eyes seemed to be staring directly into Christopher's, and it terrified him. That man had been his first kill. People always said the first one was the most difficult. What scared Christopher was how easy it was. It was his family motto that said, 'only a monster kills without feeling.' Was he a monster? No! He felt desperate, and believed the only way to protect Caitlyn was to fight back.

A new thought ran through his mind. Would people call his darling child a monster because of her eyes? He hoped not. Those eyes kept staring, and he kept staring right back.

Christopher knew it would be much safer to stay put for the night, for bandits were much more dangerous on the road than in a den. If they were to run into black hand on the road, who knows what he'd do. Tomorrow morning , Christopher planned to take Caitlyn to the neighboring village of Faela(Fay-ell-uh). There lived a man who knew of the prophecy and the whole story behind it. If anyone knew what was happening to Caitlyn, it would be him. Christopher laid down next to his daughter, and wrapped his arms around her, holding her close. Tears came to his eyes as he thought of his wife and son who had just died that day, and his daughter, who had been taken by some strange power. Was he destined to suffer? Who knows? As long as his daughter was alive and happy, that made him happy. He closed his eyes, and fell asleep next to his daughter, who seemed to be generating heat from her core.

Night visions didn't bring any solace this night. He watched as a great shadowy beast flew around the village of hostar, and breathed fire upon the buildings. He saw two people running towards him and instantly recognized them, as his wife and son. They were screaming, tears in their eyes, as they ran from their home. Then, in a brilliant burst of fire, they were gone, and the dragon landed in front of Christopher, kicking up ashes from all over the place. As soon as the ashes settled, standing where the dragon had been, was Caitlyn. Her eyes glowing purple, and her skin a scaly blue.

Christopher woke with a start, and remembered where he was. His daughter began to stir in his arms. Christopher looked up to the stairs , and saw a trickle of blood leading down the stairs from the dead man, pooling in a puddle at the foot of the stairs. The morning sunlight shone into the Cellar, warming Christopher's face, as well as Caitlyn's, coaxing them to get moving.

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« Reply #17 on: Feb 29th, 2016, 2:09pm »

She opened her eyes. It was dark, and cool, but that was no matter, her vision was excellent. Great walls of rock surrounded her on all side but one. She rolled over to one side, and looked out the cave entrance. The world unfolded before her, forests and rivers and hills miles away all in her view. She breathed in the night air, cool and fresh, unlike the stale air of the cave she'd been breathing in for the past few hours. She opened her great jaws, and yawned, a slight burst of fire lazily flowing from her maw. She moved slowly, crouching to get out of the massive cave entrance, still slightly too small for her, and perched herself loosely on the mountainside. She stretched her wings, and yawned again, the flames now spitting out of her mouth with a slightly greater ferocity. Then she let go of the cliff face.

She was falling swiftly down towards the rocky shores of a small lake, the hard pebbles fast approaching, but she felt no fear. She was in complete control over what was happening. Just at the last second her wings stretched out, catching her before she hit the ground, and landed smoothly. She heard a rustling as whatever creatures had been by the lake front scurried towards the treeline, to some form of shelter. It would have been of no use, she could turn this entire lush area into a burnt wasteland in a minute if she wanted. But she had not come for to hunt, or to burn. She was thirsty. Her long neck arching low over the water, she drank deeply, the entire water level of the lake lowering as she took in a tremendous amount of water. She looked down at her reflection, and saw a great, dark red scaley face staring back up at her, huge teeth bared at her.

Caitlyn jerked awake with a gasp. She was in the cellar again. Morning light shone down the stairway at her face, and she blinked a few times, unaccustomed to the sudden amount of light. She looked up to see her father, still half asleep, waking as well. "Good Morning," she yawned up at him. She sat up, and stretched inside the cramped quarters of the cellar. She turned to the stairs and took a horrified step backwards, her head bumping against the rocky wall behind her. The dead man was still there, looking ever worse than he had the night before, his face a look of blank surprise. His death had been quick, there was no fear etched onto his frozen expression. She took a deep breath, and turned away from him, towards her father, rubbing the back of her head slightly. "So, what will be doing today?" she asked, somewhat shakily.
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 2nd, 2016, 09:21am »

Christopher saw that his daughter felt " uncomfortable about the dead man in the room. Who wouldn't be? He felt bad about his daughter having to go through everything recently. Caitlyn didn't deserve to be put under all the stress an event like the death of half her family at such a young age.

"We'll be on the move today to the city of Faela." He asked for confirmation. He brushed back a bit of her bangs that had fallen across her face, curtaining her left eye. Christopher had already anticipated his daughter 's next question, and said, "we're heading there because there's a man there who might have some answers about what's going on with you." Christopher took a step toward his daughter, and picked her up, before carrying her up the stairs so she wouldn't have to go near the dead man. He could have sworn those eyes followed him.

When they reached the top of the stairs, he set his daughter down on her feet. He put his fingers to his lips, and let out a high pitched whistle . His horse came galloping out of the tree line, and stopped in front of the two people. The horse looked into Caitlyn's purple eyes, and whinnied in fear of the small girl in front of it. Christopher put a hand on the horses long forehead, and shushed it so it would calm.
"Shall we go? Christopher asked, smiling at his daughter.
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« Reply #19 on: Mar 4th, 2016, 9:54pm »

Caitlyn looked up at the horse, staring at her nervously, it’s ears standing up; clearly on edge around her. She felt an extreme sensation of melancholy. The horse had been such a reassurance to her that evening, when she had been scared and confused about what would happen to her. She still had those worries, she realized, but they were no longer as overwhelming as they had. Her contact with the dragon scale had given her powers beyond her own comprehension. Would they destroy her? Only the prophecy could tell, and the only way to know the prophecy was to go to Faela, and meet with this mysterious man.

She steeled herself, and leapt up onto the horse. Unfortunately, she was far too short to make the jump onto the horse, which was slightly taller than she was, and ended up falling back on the horse. Not hurt, but a little surprised, she turned to her father, and laughed awkwardly. “Let’s go to Faela” she said.
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« Reply #20 on: Mar 7th, 2016, 01:40am »

Christopher smiled. He was happy to see his daughter smiling again. The horse whinnied a complaint, and he simply stroked its mane to calm it. "Easy girl. Easy." He said, before pushing his heels into the horses sides to get it to move. The horse began its forwards March, it's hooves clopping against the ground beneath. They headed in the direction they believed was the path to the main road. As soon as they'd left the scorched ruins of their home village, they were easily able to locate the path. They rode down the pathway, and listened to the noises of the animals. Christopher pulled back on the reigns and the horse came to a stop. Something was blocking the path.
Sitting in the middle of the path was a grey wolf. It looked very thin, but cunning nevertheless. There was a gentle look to its eyes, which looked to be a stunning sapphire blue color. The wolves tail was tipped black, and it had a black coat of fur over the top of its back. It looked incredibly out of place , for this was a winter wolf. For a winter wolf to be out in a place like this in the middle of the sun season was unheard of.

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« Reply #21 on: Mar 8th, 2016, 8:09pm »

For a moment, Caitlyn was terrified. Their way was blocked by a wolf, staring intently. She had often been told stories about wolves. Their ravenous nature and savage nature made them among the most dangerous creatures she was likely to come across, the reason she had played in the back garden of the house instead of the woods outside the city of the wall.

This wolf did not quite appear to look the way she’d imagined. Wolves were gigantic, fearsome beasts, with teeth the size of swords and numbers as vast as the stars in the sky. Perhaps it was her vantage point on the horse, but this wolf seemed small, thin, and not extremely intimidating, though that might’ve been because she’d seen the destruction a dragon could wreak.

Then there was the matter of the wolf’s eyes. It was unusual, not the soulless, terrifying thing she’d imagined wolves would look like, the eyes looked nervous, and oddly human.

“Wolf!” She cried out to the creature blocking their way “What is your business here?” She did not know what it was about the wolf, but something about its expression told her it was more than a wolf.

The Wolf tilted its head to one side, eyeing the girl with curiosity. A moment later, there was a swooshing noise, and a bright flash of light blinded them all for a moment. When they were able to see again, a woman stood before them, tall, thin, and with a menacing smile on her face. “Shall we go with your money or your life, girl?” She shot back at Caitlyn.
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 8th, 2016, 8:46pm »

"Wolves can't talk sweetheart," Christopher said, just before the blinding light appeared. He shielded his eyes with a hand, and watched as the light faded, and in the wolfs place was a woman with black hair, and wolf ears. It, or ,ore rather, she, was sporting a wolfs tail from her lower back that flicked impatiently. Christopher immediately dropped from the saddle, and drew his sword, he knew of this creature. It was an animus, a being who could go between an animal form, and a human like form. They were notorious for infiltrating towns and learning secrets using the form of stray animals.

Christopher put a hand back behind him, Palm facing his daughter, and he said, "cat, stay back. I wouldn't want this dog hurting you." He slowly approached the animus, and asked, "tell me, what is your name? What is it you want?" Animi were capable of being negotiated with, and no one had ever been reported to have been killed by an animus, so Christopher didn't feel in any danger. He held the sword all the same, in case she was armed. Those sapphire blue eyes shone directly into his, and he found himself briefly staring into her eyes for a moment, before coming to his senses, and tightening his grip on the sword in his hands.
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 8th, 2016, 11:51pm »

Caitlyn looked down at the woman, startled. She, unlike her father, had never heard of the Animi. She hoped that her father would be able to handle the situation. She was afraid, not only for herself and her father, threatened by an Animi, but for the Animi herself. Caitlyn was not entirely sure what her powers were, and was afraid for what she’d do. She’d come very close to burning a few people last night, she wasn’t sure what would happen if she were to lose control with the Animi.

The wolf-tailed woman approached him slowly, her eyes darting between Christopher’s face, his hand clenched on the hilt of his sword, the horse between the two of them, and Caitlyn eyeing her over his shoulder. She smiled grimly. The man was armed, and on a horse; the odds did not appear to be in her favor. Still he was not without his own liabilities, the girl behind him for a start, he would not stray too far from the girl, or the road, or the horse.

“What do I want?” Asked the woman, coming to halt just out of striking distance from the horse. “I want whatever money you’ve got, I want whatever food you’ve got...the horse, I could use that,”

The woman smiled at him sweetly. “That’s about it. Oh, and as for my name...you may call Zyliria,”
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« Reply #24 on: Mar 9th, 2016, 12:07am »

"Now listen here, Zyliria, is it? we just came from the village of hostar, which just recently suffered a dragon attack. Do you really think we would have any food or coins on us?" He began reasoning with the woman. She looked young. Younger than him, but older than his daughter. "As for the horse, she's the only thing we got. We'll happily let you come along with us to Faela. You and I could take turns walking." He relaxed his grip on the hilt only slightly. Zyliria stared him in the eyes, seemingly pondering the offer. Christopher then said, "please, i'm offering you all I can. You see, my daughter, she just lost her brother and ma. Don't take the horse from us please."
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« Reply #25 on: Mar 9th, 2016, 10:33pm »

“Hostar’s been attacked by a dragon, you say,” said Zyliria, slowly. “So that’s where it went.” She’d seen the dragon as it flew over, and remembered it vividly.

She’d been walking, alone and depressed, after losing everything. Then, for a moment, the sky had darkened entirely. She’d looked up to see a long, long red tail whip through the air. It was gone before she’d fully understood what it was. A few moments later, a deafening roar ripped through the forest, shaking the trees and terrifying birds from their perches.

“Do not think you are the only people who have suffered recently.” She said quietly, for a moment quiet, looking sadly away from the two of them, at the trees she had come out from. Then the moment passed, and she was glaring at them again.

“Very well. Where are you headed. Surely somewhere where you plan to get food, money,” she smiled at them, but there was no amusement on her face. “Lead the way, sir,” she said.
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« Reply #26 on: Mar 9th, 2016, 10:50pm »

Christopher smiled. He sheathed his sword, and said, "we are headed to the town of Faela, and where Is it that you come from, Zyliria?" He extended a hand out a hand to the animus before him. He knew very well that once a deal had been struck with an animus, it wasn't in their nature to go back on their deal. "Please, take a spot on the horse and we'll be off." He offered her to sit in the saddle, in front of Caitlyn.
The horse whinnied a complaint as another person with strange eyes approached her.

Christopher hushed her again, and gave Zyliria a friendly smile.
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« Reply #27 on: Mar 11th, 2016, 9:55pm »

Zyliria frowned up at Christopher. “No, I am from these very woods,” She looked over shoulder, at the darkness behind the trees. “But there is nothing left for me here.” She closed her eyes for a moment, and turned back to Christopher. “I will go with you to Faela.” She paused, and looked at the horse. There were already two people riding it, the well-built knight and the little girl. She smiled at it, and looked up to Christopher.

“I don’t think the horse will be able to take all of our weight, and I’ll probably the fastest of all of us. I can keep up with you,” She transformed into a wolf, and looked up at Christopher expectantly. “After you,”

Caitlyn turned in the horse, looking down at the wolf excitedly. She was curious about the new addition to the team. “Hi! I’m Caitlyn,” she said, introducing herself. “Tell me about yourself!” She realized that she was being very outgoing with Zyliria, trying to make her feel more relaxed around her. Since the dragon attack, she’d spent all of her time with her father, with the exception of their brief encounter with the bandits. Above all, all she desperately wanted someone to talk to.
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« Reply #28 on: Mar 14th, 2016, 12:57am »

Christopher smiled at his daughter trying to make new friends. He didn't know whether or not he fully trust Zyliria, but she seemed like a friendly animus. He smiled, and said, "i'm sorry, ms. Zyliria, but I must insist you get the first ride. He dismounted from the horse, so his daughter was the only one sitting on the horse. "I made a deal with you, and I'm willing to adhere to our agreement." He knelt down in front of the animus in wolf form, and began scratching between her ears, meaning it in a respectful manner. His scabbard glinted in the sunshine, and it cast beautiful golden reflections all around. Christopher went back to his satchel and took the artifact out, before hiding it in his cloak. He still needed to return to the king. Hopefully he could barter for some actual equipment he could use.
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The wolf snarled and backed away quickly from Christopher, transforming quickly back into a human. “Don’t pet me!” She said, sounding horrified. “I am not some pet of yours, and I will not be treated like your dog!” she hissed at him menacingly. She walked past him delicately, still frowning at him over her shoulder, and paused once she reached the horse, one hand on the horse’s back.

“You know,” she said slowly. “In my wolf form, I can sprint for miles without need of stopping to rest. You humans are incapable of such a thing, so, it might be best if you rode the horse, and I ran alongside.” She smiled over at him. “It’s not a problem.” She let go of the saddle, and began walking back the way she’d come. “Maybe we can talk on the way there, girl,” she added curtly to Caitlyn.

Caitlyn watched Zyliria as she walked back over to Christopher, looking at him expectantly. She was, Caitlyn decided, an odd person, proud and haughty one moment, and kind the next. However, she felt there was more to Zyliria than she was letting on, and she was determined to befriend the animus. She had suddenly gained so much destructive power, she needed to know she could still act like a normal human being, making friends, chatting with someone other than her father, and the likes.
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