posted on Feb, 19 2006 @ 04:21 PM
It was a long day so far and getting even harder.In the time I had known Tor I had experienced many things and been to many places.As I have seen too
many times in our adventures,nothing is as it seems.I had borrowed a horse from one of the farms close to my house,and made my way through the
night,the snow began to fall hard.
I knew the way for I had been there many times. Looking behind me I gave my home one last look and said goodbye.I had lived in falloway for many
years.Leading mostly a normal life.that is till one day while trapping on the edge of the woods, I came upon a path I had never seen before.To this
day I have never been able to find it again nor have I seen the place it took me to.
I walked for ever it seemed,that day,even then all those years ago.I knew that these woods were different.
As the mouth to the main entrance to the woods came into the horizon the The sky was dark with clouds."Whoa there".I gently tugged on the reigns.The
horse knew me and stopped.I figured that foot would be best from here on.I jumped down from the saddle and told the horse to go home.Thats when
something happened that I have never experienced before.The horse turned around to walk away then stopped,and looked back at me.It just stared at me.I
knew it didn't want to leave me."I know"I said.The horse who I had kinda borrowed before let back its head and let out a short snort. My heart
jumped.It knew where this was.Knew what it was."Ill be okay girl,you go home".With another snort the horse turned and galloped back the way we
came.I stood watching it go.
Turning towards my task I sighed "Either I just talked to a horse". I reached down and unstrapped my bow from my pack."Or I've been hanging out
with Tor for too long".At that I chuckled.
I got ready strapping the special quiver the Doc made me to my left leg.I had used it several times since then and it was pretty good.
"What would I ever need that for".I said looking down at the thing Morvin held in his hands. He flung his arms out,tossing it on the table beside me
."You never know Jerald".He said scowling.If you two ever get into trouble and you have to run what happens,huh"while pointing at me he
scurried over to the table near by and picked up some arrows lying about."Ill tell you what he said".He ran back towards me tossing arrows as he
came."They fly every where.He stopped short of running flat into me and pointed another finger in my face"Now this"He smiled a big grin."This" he
said picking up the strange looking thing."This straps them in when you want" he said handing it to me."How does it go on".I looked at him even
more puzzled than before."Here I'll show you".
Somehow I knew that I wasn't going to see him again.
It was cold as I walked slowly down the path.It was silent too not even the wind was blowing .One by one my steps took me further away from the safety
of the open fields."well"I thought "Better get going".Tor will need me before long.With that I slipped my trusted bow over my shoulder and began
to run towards the first mark.A large red rock beside the path.
"Then turn away from the path,keep going until you reach a ravine".
I said outloud,repeating the words Tor had spoken to me many times.
I had at least a day to find my way to the Tower where one of Toraylins apprentice's lived.Though I had been there before many times ,for weeks at a
time even.. It was during the night though. Before i had either Tor or Becca with me to show me the way.I wished she was here now...
She knew this place like the back of her hand.
It was during that day along time ago when I came upon a clearing of black roses,that I had met her for the first time.I was alot younger then .She
too like the Scarecrow himself seemeed to age little since then.Something that even now after knowing them and almost feeling like family,still chills
me to the bones.
"What are you doing here girl".I asked. I came up from behind her out of the wood ,it didn't even startle her."I am digging want to help".I
peered at her with strange curiosity. "You shouldn't be in here,you could get hurt".I stated side stepping around her to get a better look at what
she was kneeling over."Oh god".I jumped back.
Becca was indeed digging a hole,to bury whatever it was that was infront of her."What Is That".I cryed.She looked at me.With that gaze I felt a
sharp pain in my chest suddenly and a chill down my spine.She lowered her eyes and a single tear fell from her cheek,with that a gale of wind blew up
and about the clearing.A crow cawed in the distance somewhere.
Suddenly I became very afraid.The girl stood up and walked over to me."Get away from me"I started to back away."Don't be afraid".She said
"Spooks got out last night".She turned only a few feet from where I stood and looked back towards the hole."Tor said I can get a new kitty".I
heard her sniffle.Her black long hair blew in the cold brisk wind."But I have to properly take care of spooks first".Slowly she turned her head
towards me looking down."Tor says that I have to be strong,and that someday he too will be gone".
At this point I had no idea what to think looking about I asked. "Why arn't you afraid girl,you surly know about the things that live in here"I
was starting to fear that she might actually be some hideous monster and at any moment...."Becca my names Becca,pleased to meet you".Raising one
hand to her mouth she laughed and stuck the other one out to shake."Don't worry my master is near by..he watches over me".I reached out my hand
"Master?".I asked grasping her hand "Please she begged".Pulling me forward."I'm almost finished".
I stumbled forward more puzzled then anything,letting her lead me towards the centre of the patch of roses..As I crouched down beside her she began
to dig again not even looking once at the torn apart carcass of her once beloved animal."Besides Jed".She stated my name as if she had known me all
my life."Tor said to tell you to wait here with me".She looked at me again,and stopped digging.She could tell at any moment I was about to turn and
run.She reached out and touched my shoulder.It felt cool and instantly I felt calm,as if I knew that she was right."So you might aswell help while
you wait". With that I began to help her bury her cat...
Quickly I snapped out of my day dream.Something..Behind me...Turning around I realized that I had been lost in my thoughts for a while without paying
attention"Damn"I uttered and pulled my small blade,I always kept for close encounters.
Nothing there.Not that I could see either way.It had also become very dark.
All I could see was trees.I stood still and listened,starting to lose my nerve.
That's when I heard it.A soft singing like I have never heard before.Faintly off in the distance a glow began to soften my view.I waited as it drew
closer and closer.It was beautiful.As the soft light grew brighter and brighter.
I felt suddenly relieved of all stress.Anything that has as beautiful a voice as this could not be evil,i thought to myself then stopped myself
"what"I said outloud trying to focus on the light coming through the trees."Ohhgg".I felt dizzy.The world began to turn as I reeled and fell
forward in the snow."Ahhh". "Isnt that better"A voice said in my head."Why not just go to sleep"It said.My eyelids began to feel heavy and my
body tired,."It would be sooo easy"The voice was but a whisper now"Yes it would"I replied..........I closed my eyes feeling relaxed
and at ease,all the while the soft singing continued to fill my ears..."Ahhh"
I yawned and rolled over "Goodnight".I heard in my head as I drifted off....
Story-line:Toraylin: story: 1 chapter: 5(Jerald)
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