reply to post by Night Star
Why Jigme could not fall asleep, after such a harrowing journey, was a bewilderment. She never had had more than a few brief moments once she settled
in and closed her eyes, before she left for her next journeying, into the vivid construct of dreams. And with the night so quiet and still, an
explanation eluded her new companions, who were beginning to rather hope that sleep would quickly quiet her chattering. And, just as their wishes were
seemingly gotten,... 'w-w-what was that! Did anyone hear that?!'
'I heard it.' Eron finally replied, reluctantly adding the direful response, 'Trolls.'
''Trolls? I have heard no mention of trolls in this enchanted forest.
Why would they come here?'
A disturbance in her wide-eyed enthusiasm, that had not been sensed till now, was apparent.
'No one really knows why these vulgar tormentors appear, unbidden, unprovoked, and take hideous pleasure in the suffering they create. There are
But yielding under the weight of sleepiness, he could offer no further explanation.
'What theories? You can't just go to sleep! What will I do if it comes back?!'
In a barely discernible reply, that Jigme knew could be conceived only by someone asleep, he muttered, 'Ignore it!'
It was just then that Jigme heard an unfamiliar voice.
'Don't be afraid'
'Don't be afraid? Of trolls?! Just ignore them?! I have heard they are are dreadful!'
'They may be,' continued the stranger, 'but I believe we often fear what we don't understand. I have often thought if we could somehow learn to
understand them, we might find they are not as fierce as we believed.
Besides, its nearly dawn, and I'm quite sure the trolls have all returned to their caves by now. And, you had surely get some sleep, you will be
needing it for the day ahead.
Jigme agreed. With her thoughts now turning to the adventure ahead, her hope swiftly returned.
'Thank you ....I am Jigme.'
'You are welcome, Jigme. I am Sussurra.'
'Sussurra, I don't recall seeing you in our party earlier.'
'Oh no,' Sussurra explained, 'I am not with your party. I live quite nearby, just below Fox Brook, by the Lonely Waterfall.
I've just come up to offer my assistance. Would you point me toward the leader of your party? I wish to speak with him before first light, and
request to join your mission.'
'But, how did you come to know of our party and our mission?'
'Well, it was you, Jigme, actually.' Sussurra smiled, 'Well, one of your Moths. A quite spirited White Moth; she explained everything to me. Good
edit on 23-9-2013 by BugWhisperer because: I had misspelled Jigme.