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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:45 am
by Songhue
((lol, that's good, really clever of you :) ))

finally, Sparkle couldn't hold his breath anymore. he swam up as fast as he dared, not wanting to get caught but also not wanting to waist what breath he had left be straining too hard. he forced himself to slow near the surface and sifted his nose out with hardly a ripple. part of this was for the game but part of it was also a love of the water; it was completely alien to him, but it reflected the sun in magnificent ways and it forced him to move.

however, he couldn't help but pull in a large gasp of air. he took a moment to pant for breath then dove under again and swam further upstream. Amber had surely heard him; the water was almost still that far from the water fall and barely made a whispering chuckle. now it would be a game of stealth. he just had to hope that she wasn't too close behind him as he dove deeper to hide his shape beneath the waves.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:02 pm
by Kyra
Amber turned when she heard him gasp for air. She saw him head up stream again and dove after him. She swam even faster now that the current wasn't as strong. She swam after him just bearly making out his shape in the water. She surfaced and the dove under again.

Yes, indeed this was becoming a stelth game.

occl Thank you.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:05 pm
by Songhue
ooc| :) sure :)

wow, she's good.

Sparkle was feeling the water now, ready to use anything to his advantage, but Amber still had him close. as he started to get low on his air again he thought that she might catch him since he had to slow to surface; swimming up was never as fast as swimming straight. if she did it'd be fun to catch her in turn but he wanted his run to lasat longer; after all, she'd had forever.

then his tail clipped a currtent, one of the odd spots caused by the river bed and wind that flowed the same direction as he was swimming in. exited, he dove into it and allowed it to carry him first deeper then higher to wards the surface. he broke out and took a lungfull of air and then went right back in, planning to ride it until it ran out, and trying to keep in it's lower belly so he couldn't be so easily seen.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:29 pm
by Kyra
She had again came up for air and hadn't seen him. She desided to rest a minute or two, that's when she heard him with the splash and the long deep breath. She admeadatly dove under where she had last seen him. As she was looking she got pushed upward. She had found the current that she now figured that he would ride untile it ran out. She got a quick breath and then dove back and got inside the current. Now more than ever determind to catch him. She would ride this until it ended, unless she saw him get out of it.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:16 am
by Songhue
following the strong push of water as it flowed around him, Sparkle found himself being pushed down farther than he liked, where there was too little light to suit him. slightly panicked, he pushed himself higher in the underwater river and found himself closer but still not as close as he'd like to the sun. he looked up and both ways, trying to determine what the current would do next when he saw something behind him. Sparkle barely had time for even that though because no sooner had he seen the shape than there was the sharpest turn he'd rode so far, leading him down, down, down, into the waters.

then the current let out. it almost ran into one going the opposite direction and it was mostly by luck that Sparkel wasn't caught in that one. then he headed up. he took a long, soft breath, mostly savoring the light after being carried so far under and then swam forward until he found a shallow, seaweed covered bank near the edge of the water. chancing a grin, he hid in the sunny colors, knowing that his main and tail would look like sunlight, and hoping that the rest of his colors could blend in as well. with luck, though how much more he could expect he wasn't sure, he might get her ahead of him and be able to double around. it would certainly be a good trick if nothing else.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:47 pm
by Kyra
Amber had seen his shape, so she stayed in the current. She also was uncomfortable with the amount of light, but she new this was the fastest way to catch up with him. Then all of the sudden she was going back the way she came. She swam out of the current and broke through the surface of the water, taking a long deap breath. She rested a minute or two then carfully swam over the other current going back the way she came.

Amber finally was able to touch the bottom. She walked up the beach and then shook her whole body. Her main now covering one eye. She spotted the seaweed and guessed it would be a good place to start looking again.
As she neared it she was on full aleart for Sparkle. She dropped her head down as she started to walk through the seaweed.