It was time to move on...
The traveller gathered his things and set off on his way toward the jagged peaks in the distance. From his position on higher ground, to the left and
two thirds across the expanse of grassy plane, there was a grove of trees about ten in number. The traveller stopped in his tracks and stared at the
trees, he thought he saw something... there it was again.
A glimmer of silver light twinkled between the trunks of the trees and slithered in a straight and horizontal line out of the grove before
disappearing into the distant grass. The traveller looked up and squinted at the low but rising sun and gave a wink, then made his way towards the
water beyond the trees the sun has shone upon causing the silver shimmering reflection. His flask was almost empty.
As he approached the trees he again stopped in his tracks, from beyond the trees and past the water a sound echoed across the remaining grassland
coming directly from the mountain range in the distance. It was the sound of fear and terror, with elements of trying to escape. It was the sound of a
man, a scream so loud, and no doubt the last sound that man ever made.
As the echo dispersed, the earth began to tremble ever so slightly under the travellers feet, and there was a rumbling sound in the air. A deep sound
not like a earthquake, it was a growl. The rumble in the air became progressively louder and rolling the air into pressure waves that could be
physically felt, and then turned into the most almighty roar the traveller had ever heard, but from the stories he knew was on the right track, and
from that terrifying sound, he knew was close...
He continued on his way towards the water beyond the trees and filled his flask. The sun was high and it was now warm. One of the trees in the grove
had some ripe fruit it was offering. And a traveller never refused a free meal. He sat on a rock by the water to eat, looking straight at the
mountain, it's highest peak disappearing above the few clouds remaining in the sky that seemed to cling to the mountain, giving it an appearance for a
split second, as though it were crowned with the heavens.
He put the fruit to his mouth, took a large chomp and chewed, still looking straight ahead...
edit on 18-1-2015 by Wifibrains because: (no
edit on 18-1-2015 by Wifibrains because: (no reason given)