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"Shadow-Part Four" by Jess Hanna

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Roan woke up late that night. Again she was standing in this almost familiar woods on the path that she almost remembered. Roan half expected the shadowed man to come riding down the path. She waited many minutes but he didn't come. Roan heard a quiet squeaking at her feet. There was a little ferret. It was bleeding from its leg. Roan quickly picked it up and examined it. The ferret was young. It was mostly brown with a tuff of black hair sticking wildly up on the top of its head. Roan brushed the hair back down. Despite the pain, the little ferret squealed and scruffed the hair back the way it was. The leg looked broken from a high fall. Roan tore off a bit of cloth from her sleeve and bound the ferret's leg so it would mend. It quickly ran off, at least as fast as it could with it's leg bound. She wasn't sure what path led to where so she picked a way that looked a bit easier to walk on with no lights. It soon dawned on Roan that it seemed too easy to walk. She stopped, but her legs went without yielding. Roan heard a muffled scream. One of complete horror and pain pent up and finally released. A scream so utterly horrible it seemed almost in-human.

 

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When Roan awoke the scream echoed in her ears, playing over and over. She wasn't sure who or what it was, and she didn't know what happened but for some reason she felt as if she had caused part of it's pain. She knew that was impossible and yet…Roan shook her head, I'm being foolish again she thought.

Kayligh didn't see this. Mainly because she was out gathering food for the day and deep in her thoughts. This place, it didn't seem right. Kayligh felt out of place, and her place was in the woodlands. This wood looked like everywhere else, thick with trees, the scurrying of little critters in the corner of her eyes, the songs of many birds hidden in the tree boughs. Then on an after-note she realized that while the creatures were running, it was away, not following in curiosity and caution they usually showed. The bird's singing also seemed a bit strained, on the verge of panic. It pained Kayligh to see the woods like this but she knew there was nothing she could do.

When Kayligh got back to the camp Roan had her hands on her ears and her head tucked by her knees. Kayligh walked up quietly and put down the berries she had foraged in the woods. She tapped Roan softly on the shoulder. Roan jumped straight up and looked around nervously. "Okay Roan, this is bad. I've never seen you so much as nervous, now this," She said, wave her hand at Roan to further her point, "What exactly is going on?" "I don't know, all I know is that I don't like it. Too much not known," said Roan cryptically. "And we're not getting paid for this ether," she mumbled after. Kayligh laughed, "You humans are too serous, money this and that. Take some time to relax a while." Roan was the one to laugh this time; "You elves aren't serous enough!"

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'Shadow-Part Four':
 • Created by: :-) Jess Hanna
 • Copyright: ©Jess Hanna. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Brooch, Dream, Elf, Mystery, Rogue
 • Categories: Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc.
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