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Wanderer Lost II

AraCelebEarwen

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Olheri arms wrapped around her own waist, her lips burning with the taste of his. A fleeting thought of Daelin's words came and nearly faded. "The Princess and lady Katrina send their blessings... with all of us." She tried to keep her voice from shaking. "I will see you again, mancub." The cold breeze brushed past the back of her neck. A chill swallowed down as she watched him as long as she could; tears threatening to blind her even as she stood tall.

The coin would be tied in a little cloth with her brother's hair. Simple trinkets to any other eyes but those that knew their stories. So much lose had been suffered and yet the return, at least for some, more then had ever been looked for. A fading people would be given a new hope.
 

Daranavo

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He began his long journey northward. Already the change in elevation brought with it a hint of a colder air around him as he rose higher with each step he took. He held his bow tightly and his pack was secured tightly upon his back. He stopped a moment and turned around. The Town of Gorshven all a haze by the fog that hung low on the mountain. As he looked on, feint howls of wolves were heard in the distance and he closed his eyes as he listened to their song. The wind whipped his hair behind him and he tilted his head up toward the sky. His brow furled as he felt the spirit of the wolf surge within him. As his gaze settled upon the horizon he opened his eyes, however they were no longer his deep blue eyes. A growl emitted from his throat as he looked on with the dark eyes of a wolf. He lifted his head high and howled into the morning air. Wolves that lingered near answered his call in kind. A crescendo of voices that for a time, he understood. His eyes returned suddenly to his own and he smiled as he gave a sidelong glance to the path that lay before him. He reached down and rubbed the locke of hair that he so recently cut from Olheri's head. He sighed heavily and lurched forward once again and slowly, he dissapeared into the fog.
 

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Taking in a deep breath of cold air, Olheri had lost all track of time when the sound of howling wolves danced on the edge of her hearing. The hairs on the back of her neck pricking even as a smile spread across her face.

Olheri’s eyes almost sparkled laughingly at the Princess' reaction to seeing her with such short hair. Nothing was asked though. There was nothing to explain. Daelin and Katrina had been ready for something like this. It was only a brief meeting that was held and Olheri agreed to stay a little longer, but for no more then one day. Things were arranged and agreed upon without much difficulty. It was as packs and bundles were readied that Olheri said anything about what was being done. "I have never needed anything more then I can carry! You need not send so much, mylady." Olheri's voice was almost a plea as she watched another pack being tied to the horse that she had been gifted. "Perhaps. But remember, you are already carrying something." Daelin smiled softly, her eyes speaking clearly of her desire to do anything she could to help. "And you aren't alone this time." Dressed in the simple garb of a traveler; her hair tied back and a hunting knife at her hip, Katrina stepped up beside them. Tucking a sealed letter into her pack, she nodded once to the young woman.

Hours -or was it only moments- passed before Olheri stepped out onto the road, Katrina at her side. A breath of wind caressed their faces; a glow coming to their eyes. Olheri knew by now that Katrina had traveled before. There could be no question as she caught a flash of something cross the woman's face; as though a strong, welcome memory had just lifted its head. A lingering glance was given to a tree along side the way. Olheri’s hand clasped around the stone charm. Dark, stormy blue eyes closing as a long breath was pulled in. Whispering something to the wind, she started forward a few steps before green eyes, bright under the winter sky, opened to the path that now lie before her.







The End...
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Paws.​
 

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