And finished this before my break... not bad, two stories in 15 minutes, though not much to them... but it feels good to write...
Buren stood at the edge of the beach, the tide washing across his feet. The chilly winds and water did not affect him. As a child he grew up in the snow. Over time, his life had changed drastically. He had gone from a Chief’s son, to an Outcast, and now a lover of the very “demons” his father had sworn a war upon.
Stream approached him from behind, wrapping her arms around him. “Your thoughts are distant.”
Buren clasped her hands that had been on his chest. “After finding the Silver Fish holt – and being reminded of my own people – I have been thinking of my father. My mother.”
“You wish to go back?” Her head was pressed against his chest; she could hear his heart beating, and the rhythm never quickened.
“I have thought about it repeatedly,” he admitted openly. “It’s been exactly another season – to this very day – since we drove my father and his tribe away. While I may have never gotten along with my father on many things – my mother always loved me. Cared for me. In many ways, you remind me of her – because your love does not come at a price or expectation. It’s simply love.”
Stream felt her heart sink and she slowly released him. “I understand. If I could see my father and mother again, I do not know if there’s anything that could stop me. If you must go – I understand.”
“As I said,” he turned around and faced Stream. “I’ve thought of it. But I know, even if I built a small ship to sail back to my father’s lands – I would have to make this journey without you. And – as long as I draw breath – I can not imagine being far from you. Even for a day.”
Stream hugged Buren closely and wept into his chest.
REGULAR SURVIVING STONE HOWL:
• Shadow (Male Soul Name: Tyru) – Black Hair, Tanned, Green Eyes (Elder brother to Purespring, Chief)
• Foxhair (Female Soul Name: Loun) – Red Hair, Green Eyes (Hunter)
• Snowspring (Female, Soul Name: Tylo – Black Hair, Green Eyes) – Ten years old. Daughter of Shadow and Foxhair.
• Spearclaw (Male, Soul name: Lren) – Brown Hair, Green Eyes (Scout)
• Vineweaver (Male Soul Name: Reyk) – Auburn Hair, Blue Eyes (Tree shaper, Soul Mate of Stillbreeze, Plant Shaper)
• Stillbreeze (Female Soul Name: Hewl) – Brown Hair, Brown Eyes (Soul Mate of Vineweaver, Tanner)
• Echo (Male Soul Name: Ayav) – Brown Hair, Green Eyes (Cub of Stillbreeze & Vineweaver, Magic)- About Nineteen years old.
• Windfetcher (Female Soul Name: Burm) – Auburn Hair, Brown Eyes (Cub of Stillbreeze & Vineweaver, Next Potential Chief… If She Has Her Way!) – About Nineteen years old
• Stream (Female Soul Name: Vree) – Red Hair, Green Eyes (Healer)
• Buren (Human, Brown hair, hazel eyes) – About 21 years old in human years
• Waterspout (Female, Soul Name: Unknown) – Belongs to Silver Fish Holt, interested in Echo