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Waves Will Crash On Every Shore (Kelski)

Postby Savos on August 14th, 2014, 11:31 am

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72nd of Summer, 514 AV

The night was reaching its darkest hour, and Zintila's stars could barely be seen through the full moon's light. Savos bathed in the light as he descended the mountain, calmly making his way down the trail to the Tranquil Port. That night had kept him awake with nightmares that woke him up in a cold sweat, dreams that made him question his reality.

Leth always aided him in these times of confusion. Reality, to Savos, was a tricky thing. There was nothing to prove that he was not hallucinating everything he saw, nothing to prove why he was here today. If a dream could convince him that he was alive, and just as scared of death as he would be awake, how could his waking state be deemed “Reality”?. Naturally, it was a thought that the morning would generally discard as a waste of time and energy. But when Leth reigned in the sky, he urged Savos to search, to wonder.

The thing that sent Savos to the port, specifically, was not just to feel the cold breeze waft over his skin. In his dream, he had remembered his lost home. Savos was on one of Lhavit's mystical fadeong boats, but the port he was in was Denval's. There were people there, faceless creatures that spoke in rhythm to a song that he could not hear. For some reason, Savos was positive that if he fell into the black depths of the ocean, he would not be able to swim. So, the silhouetted nightmares pushed him.

He sank like a boulder to the bottom, and there, among the Algae and alien-like fish of the depths, were his parents. Not just them, but more people that he had known and cared for in his time there. His teachers at the academy. A girl he had had a short-lived relationship with. Even the people who hated him were there.

Even though they were all together there, every single figure looked unbearably lonely. They stood there, as still as the very peaks of the Lhavit's mountains, while algae swayed undeterred between them. Savos did not feel the usual grief from looking into his parent's dead eyes. He felt their desolation, he felt that if he returned to Denval, he would not find their rotting corpses. Instead, He felt like he could swim down to that very bay and find them all standing there, waiting for some God to realize that they had sunk too soon, and it was time to let them come back up to shore.

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The fishers in the Tranquil Port were waking up before sunrise as usual. No one really minded Savos' presence as he walked along the dock and found a seat looking out toward the bay. He turned his dream over and over in his head, trying to remember every singular detail before the memory could slip out of his mind. Syna's light was beginning to break over the horizon, but Leth was still high in the sky. He would always set very late in the Summer, and Savos was grateful for that. He felt like the God was somehow helping him to recall his nightly vision. After all, if he had woken up in the morning, he would probably not even remember why he felt such sorrow.

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Waves Will Crash On Every Shore (Kelski)

Postby Kelski on August 18th, 2014, 12:58 am

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The sea was never a creature of calm in Kelski's experience. But in the early morning hours, there was often a period between the incoming tide and outgoing tide where the wind slacked and the water turned to glass. Waves even ceased to slap the shore as everyone paused and seemingly took a moment to revere Laviku and his abundance where it touched Lhavit's shores.

Kelski was opportunistic of such things. She'd crept down to the shore, before light, and stripped of her clothing hiding her things behind and partially beneath a boulder that was small enough for her to move. There, she'd shifted in a swirl of lights and had taken to the skies as free as any winged thing could be. She circled out over the bay and did what any decent hungry Sea Eagle would do. She hunted.

When the waters were a glassy reflection, her razor sharp sight could see through the waters, piercing the depths to detect fish lurking at the top of the water column, feeding or awaiting fresh food sources to be brought to them in relative safety. She stretched her wings, having to pump them for lift since there was very little wind to assist her flight. She circled, her head dropping below the flight line of her body and scanned the bay, looking for a likely cluster of fish.

Salmon, fat and ready to migrate up the rivers that fed the bay, lurked in the sun warming up and enjoying the morning. They were waiting for fall to start up and spawn in the fresh waters, fattening up in the abundant food of the bay so they could make the audacious journey up river with ease. Their lingering and feeding in the Tranquil Port would be the last of the year. As they would not eat in their travels inland.

For some, it would be the last of their lives, because Kelski was quick with her talons and sharp of eye.

She banked, spotting a likely fat salmon, and dove deeply and abruptly. She tucked her wings, her brain doing complex calculations that not even her sharp mind could follow. She tucked her wings, arrowed down, and at the last minute snapped them open, reached with her claws, and pierced a salmon neatly across its back. She sank several inches into the water while she fought with the air to lift the big fish. Struggling, she managed to get it on shore, gain a bit of altitude, and then drop it roughly on the rocks.

The fish wiggled violently as Kelski's stomach grumbled in anticipation of the sweet delicious feast to come.

But the fish was a fighter and it fought like mad to get back to the water. Even bleeding with its back broken from the Sea Eagle's talons, the fish jerked back and forth, battering its body up against boulders and finally up against a human figure that was sitting quietly along the shore staring down at the water that was still slowly ebbing outwards.

Kelski landed nearby, shifted, and narrowed her eyes.

"The fish is mine." She said quietly, dangerously, wanting the fish but not wanting to approach the man to get it. She didn't know him, and while he had a sad exhausted look to his face, there was something also compelling that made her explain herself and not just dart in and take the meal.

"May I have it?" She demanded, her tone counteracting her words. The words were a question but the tone was a demand. Barefooted and without a stitch of clothing, the Kelvic moved forward. Her eyes flashed with a possessive fire. She wanted that fish that flopped next to him and wasn't going to take no for an answer.
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Waves Will Crash On Every Shore (Kelski)

Postby Savos on August 19th, 2014, 11:47 am

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The sound of the great divide, that eternal wall between water and land could never cease to impress him. How much water filled that abyss? How far would someone have to go to reach the shore on the other side? Was there another shore? Many legends of strange creatures and an infinite horizons if one wandered too far.

Billions of particles of water crashing at every second had a habit of rendering Savos deaf to what was around him. He couldn't hear the birds or the wind or... What was that strange sound? He could hear a lame flopping sound behind him, and his brow furrowed. Before he could turn around and look, whatever the sound was hit him square in the back. Startled, he sprung up and looked down at what his brain had deemed a threat for a fraction of a second and sent him into a panic. It was... a fish. How the hell did a fish end up, well, not in the water? He would have to rethink his theory about the great divide. He kept the poor dying thing from going any further down the beach's slope by blocking it with his foot.

"The fish is mine."

Grateful that the mystery of the traveling fish was solved by a humanoid presence, Savos looked up with an apologetic smile. He paused for a moment, staring, and once he understood that he was not hallucinating it, he immediately turned away and covered his eyes. The woman in front of him was completely bare.

Her off-white skin had had a strange glow in the morning light. From Savos' quick glance, the pale girl had been staring at him without any sign of embarrassment at her lack of clothing. She seemed to be more interested in her fish. But Savos had momentarily forgotten the fish, only remembering the way those curly locks of hair fell over her body's curves, the way those grey eyes bore into him like that of a hunter.

"I'm sorry-" he started, feeling his face start to burn up. Even with his dark skin, he felt like someone could see him blush. "I didn't mean to-"

"May I have it?"

Savos remembered the struggling little animal at his feet. Its frantic attempts at getting back into the sea were becoming weaker. It seemed that its life was finally starting to give up on that hopeless little body. Savos knelt down and picked it up, not without difficulty as it was still struggling, and its scales had a habit of being slippery. He held on tight to the little animal. Soon its soul might join his loved ones on the ocean floor.

He took a tentative step toward the girl, his arms outstretched with the creature in his hands. He looked back up at her, making a strong effort to look only at her face in fear of offending. She had wide, grey eyes, staring down at him with predatorial menace. He even felt somewhat intimidated by her, as though she was not above attacking him to obtain her prize.

"You may have it," he said, giving her a small smile so as to reassure her that it was indeed not his intention to take her precious fish.

"It must have, em, landed here on accident somehow... Um. Are you cold? I can give you my coat," he had fought the urge to mention her nakedness, since she seemed to be totally unaware, or not really care that she was. He had fought with himself about mentioning it, but he had to. Plus, he wasn't lying about the cold. Syna had barely begun her ascent, and the breeze was anything but forgiving.
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Waves Will Crash On Every Shore (Kelski)

Postby Kelski on January 22nd, 2018, 1:01 am

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