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A New Adventure [Open]

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:43 pm
by OneWingedAngel
Zyria could not wait to return to the beautiful hills of Sionayra, it had been far too long. More importantly, she was dying to see her old friend and hoped she was still there. It had been over a year, Zyria guessed, since she left the hills. That chapter in her life was over now though, and Sionayra felt like home more than anywhere else had.

She darted through the trees, back and forth, with the wind blowing her long black hair from her face. "She has to still be there, please still be there..." she thought again and again. Light on her feet, it did not take long before the trees thinned and long green hills stretched for eternity before her. She came to a stop at the tree line to admire them for a moment. The sky was darkening, and despite her speed the dark clouds were gaining on her. The wind blew a little harder and she could sense moisture in the air. Feeling she better keep up the pace, she took off again.

If she could just find that spot where they first met... it was along the river where she found shelter under a tree. It was the day she left home. All she had to do was get near the elven forest and retrace her steps... the steps she took years ago.

After hours of walking, the clouds above finally broke. Darkness covered the hills and a steady rain began to fall. Zyria was prepared, as usual, and pulled a hood over her head. She had found a river of some sort, whether or not it was the same river she could not be certain. She followed it anyway, hoping to see something familiar that might help her get her bearings. She stared at her feet as she walked, deep in thought. She hoped her friend wasn't too angry with her for leaving...

The wind was somewhat fierce now, Zyria had to pull her hood back up several times and it was pointless now, her hair was already soaked. She even began to get a chill. "Ahh, finally. Here's a tree I can rest under." she thought and approached a pretty thick tree with branches hanging out over the river. She stopped. "A tree??" she said aloud, "Is this---?" It couldn't be. This tree looked so big! Then again... it had been a good while since they first met at this tree... and it did look familiar.

Zyria's eyes quickly scanned the branches. She was so excited, if her friend was relaxing on one of the branches she might pee herself! She darted around in circles, checking every single branch... but no luck. She let out a deep sigh, and plopped herself down in the exposed roots at the base of the tree. It was mostly out of the rain, and she was pretty tired. She reached into her bag, pulled out some fruit, and began to nibble on it while she watched the storm. Where else could she look? Maybe this trip wasn't a good idea after all. Maybe her friend had moved on? Either way, she knew she'd run into somebody familiar, it was just bad timing.

She finished the fruit, tilted her head back and closed her eyes...

Re: A New Adventure [Open]

PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:48 pm
by Vineda
She swooped and dipped, dancing on currents of air, rejoicing in the sights and sounds of the beautiful land of Sionayra. It was always balm to the soul, and she drank it in. After quite a while and quite the distance covered, the sky darkened and rainscent loomed on the air. As drops began to fly through the air, she gave in and dipped down to a heavily leaved tree for some cover.

Alighting gently on a low branch, she decided a squirrel might be more suited to the tree and shifted accordingly. Scrabbling around the branches for the best spot, a figure caught her attention. It moved with a familiar grace. She watched curiously as it circled the tree and settled in.

It pulled something out of a bag. And it.. it munched! Her tiny squirrel stomach grumbled. She held back, looking the figure over with surprise. It had been long, far too long since she'd seen this face. She squeaked and scrabbled forward, leaping to a lower branch and then to the roots around the figure. A final leap landed her squarely on Zyria's torso and she proceeded to scurry around to her back and up to her shoulder, ecstatic.

Perhaps she should have shifted back to the form Zyria would recognize, she realized a bit too late.

Re: A New Adventure [Open]

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 am
by OneWingedAngel
As she took in a deep breath, her nostrils filling with the cool darn air, a rustling sound from above caught her attention. She opened her eyes to see a small creature scurrying down from the tree branches above. Zyria recognized the shape and size as that of a squirrel, one of the cutest small rodent species of the land. This particular squirrel was quite spunky as well, as it came down directly to her and sprung onto her lap. Within seconds it was climbing all over her, up her back and onto her shoulder. Zyria let out a soft giggle in response to the tiny feet tickling her skin as it climbed.

"Oh! Look at you!" she squealed, excited. What a brave creature, or a careless one, she couldn't decide. Questions rose in her mind about how and why this squirrel felt so safe and comfortable around her. Sure, she was an elf and more in-touch with nature than humans, but she was also a hunter. As she lifted the peach to her lips for another bite, a thought occurred to her. Maybe it was hungry! If it hadn't found food in quite some time, it might be desperate enough to boldly approach her in an attempt to beg for food.

"Are you hungry, little thing?" Zyria asked, keeping her voice soft and gentle but having to speak louder than the pounding rain. She pulled a piece of the juicy peach apart with her fingers, and held it up to her shoulder where the squirrel sat. Typically squirrels ate nuts and berries, she was pretty sure, but peaches were nice and sweet and might be considered a treat. "I don't mind sharing." she added with a soft smile.

Re: A New Adventure [Open]

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:49 pm
by Vineda
|| Please excuse my total slackerishness in taking so long to reply. I am the worst. >_<

|| Her friend was so kind, to so readily offer a piece of her snack with no notion of who she was. Grabbing the piece of peach, which was a bit overlarge for a squirrel of her size, she popped it in her mouth until her cheek bulged and scampered off of Zyria's shoulder. She doubted even in her kindness that the elf would thank her for shifting to a full human sized body while sitting on her.

It took just a second to calm herself enough to reach the place where she could sort through to her core and shift back. Once that was done she leaned back against the tree and chewed the peach she still had, leaning to her left where Zyria sat, a goofy grin plastered to her face.