She stared in disbelief, the man had just...no! He had left it to rot?! How could he! Ye inhumani-
She was snapped out of her thoughts by a sharp voice.
"Sweet cakes. You there? I said, grab your things, let's go."
Once again, she was confused behind words. Didn't he just say to get lost?
So why does he want me to come with him now?
"Hurry up! I don't have all day."
He called again. She sighed, and came, not having anything of value.
"So you don't have anything? I thought you were a bob, seems I'm right. Let me teach you one thing about this world, a'ight? It's kill or be killed, eat or be eaten. You can't go be all hippy-dippy in the flowers, eating berries your whole life. At some point, you have to come out, and hunt, FIGHT, fight for your place on the food chain, lest you live here forever, stuck, calling, wandering. Alright? Cool, second thing, always over estimate EVERYTHING. If you treat it like it's dangerous, chances are, you will be safe. Aviod anything big with teeth. I've yet to meet a friendly carnivore, and I doubt you'll be any different. Any question?"
She listened to the man, before stopping to snap back at him, then Thought better of it, deciding upon the one thing she had been wondering all day.
He held up a hand.
He said, cutting across.
"That's the one thing we never asked ever. Come to think of it, one more thing."
He stood, and stared a the sky, pointing, squinting at the sun. She was confused until his hand pointed towards a tall, metallic, light emitting spire. An obelisk.
"Don't go to those. There is nothing amazing up there, just legends, and death. Both horrible things. Now come with me if you want to live. That wasn't a threat,"
He remounted his raptor.
"That was a promise."
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He said with a sigh, nudging his mount into a trot, then without looking back at her, spurred his raptor into a run, hopping off a ledge, and into the black water of a river below, she watched, and waited for him to surface, but after a minute of staring, then, hunger licking at her insides like hotflame, she pushed herself to look away, and go search for food once again.
As time went on, she made slight progress, finding out how to make a pick of stone, fire from rocks and foliage, and notes from a paperish thing she made from hide and fiber, using plant oils, and a sharp piece of flint to scratch words on it, then coating it in oil, and heating it over a fire, until the words blackened, and could be seen with ease. She intended to test it later with whatever she might happen to learn.
With a quite sigh, she continued to collect berries, she had seen more people, they had chased her, never friendly, always trying to catch her, to steal from her, to take the life that was rightfully hers. She wouldn't let them, she hid in trees whenever she could, avoiding all of the creatures, she didn't care how cute they were or harmless, she learned the hard way, that looks can be deceiving. She thought all this as she continued her little Trek across the hill top, watching her flank carefully, checking left, then righ-. A loud snap sounded, and she let out a loud Yelp of pain. A toothed had creature seized her feet, and clamped down, holding her with a death grip, as she tried to fight back, but was helpless, helpless-
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The beast that sat atop that throne was huge. It had the head and body of a lion, the wings of a bat and the tail of a scorpion. I. Was. Scared. Simple as that. Never in my life had I ever seen such a creature. It's wings were torn and it's body was covered in burns and scars, making it look a little ugly. The tears on it's wings would have been fine if the wings hadn't been scorched. What was left was a few pitiful scraps hanging form the bone that supports them. It's face was burned and the side that was burned had a metal face plate on it. The bird things on either side had this metal plate too. One of Torrens legs was missing and had been replaced with an old rusty metal one. You could definitely tell he had been through some wars or something.
"Lexi, this is Torren. He is the one who built this temple," Pathro smiled
"Wow... I mean hi," I let out a nervous laugh
"Hello," Torren nodded
"If I may ask, what are you?" I asked
Torren chuckled, "I am a Manticore."
"Manticore?" I whispered to my self. I have heard this name before... But where?
"We have just come to say hello and look around the Temple, if you don't mind of course," Pathro smiled
"Go ahead, just no treasure room," Torren said. Pathro smiled and grabbed my hand again, leading me down a dark tunnel.
"Treasure room?" I asked about 5 ft into the tunnel
"Yeah, Torren is basically a god here. People and dinosaurs come from miles around to bring him gifts," Pathro explained.
"Oh.." the thought of more people being on the island or somewhere else in the world excited me. I hope more people come along eventually.
(2 Hours Later...)
Coming out of the Temple, I was pretty much blinded by the sun.
"Where are the wolves?" I asked. They were nowhere to be found
Pathro whistled. A moment later Night came bounding out of the trees, wagging his tail.
"Now you call Sand," Pathro said, climbing onto Night's back.
I paused and then attempted whistling. It went much better than I had expected. Soon Sand too came running out of the woods.
"Hi Sand!" I pulled myself onto her back and patted her neck.
"Alright, let's go," Pathro tapped Night's flank and was off in a moment.
"Come on Sand," I whispered. She bolted in the direction Night and Pathro went and ,once again, was able to catch up no problem.
We rode in silence for a while, that is until something large roared from the woods.
"What was that?" I began to panic
"Rex," Pathro sighed, "Come on, we must get home NOW." As we tore across the forest floor, I couldn't help but notice the larger footsteps that seemed to following us. I shook my head, Im probably just imagining things again. Eventually we mad with back home, I could no longer here the footsteps but still kept and eye out. We left the wolves with the others and enter the house.
"Hi Chicken!" I picked up the happy Dodo and hugged her. She squawked and pecked at my nose.
"What are you doing you crazy bird?" I giggled and put her down. She started running circles, like she knew something we didn't
"What is that bird doing?" Pathro asked, looking at Chicken suspiciously
"I don't know, she's probably just hungry," I pulled a small pouch form my pocket and took down berries from it.
"Here Chicken," I placed in the floor. In seconds she was sitting on the floor and devouring her berries greedily.
"Wow. Let's get some sleep," Pathro climbed up the stairs and went into his room, leaving me alone. I crossed the large living room to the couch and layed down. Sometime during the night Chicken came over and snuggled against me. Her warmth and the peaceful sounds outside helped ease me to sleep.
As bob wonders what in gods name he just got himself into, INV stands out from his throne room on the side of volcano. He is the lord of the sever and he knows taking him down will be a challenge to anyone. Ever since the last revolution a month ago against his rule, he has been living the high life. Nobody can touch him. But then he hears and argy land in front of the throne room. INV tenses up. He does not know who or what is on the other side of the door. All of a sudden one of INVs advisors come running into the room. He is out of breath. “ your... your majesty...” he pants. “The resistance... there.. there alive....” INVs mood changes. “alive? How long has it been a month? I do not think we have to worry. Don’t bother them for now...” “But... one of the govoners has been murderd and one of our ships is gone...” The advisor warns “We should probably just address this... we don’t know how strong they are...” “Fine.” INV answers back, “ Find them”
Outside the building is a small patrol group all on raptors. One extra for bob. “We have orders to take you to the swamp front correct?” One of them asks. “Yes I do.” Bob replies as he mounts the raptor. The group begin to descend into the trenches as the ride to the front. The closer they get the more eerie it becomes. The sky is a dusty grey color and two months of war near a swamp has caused the trenches to become soggy and infested with compys. The war has also caused the soldiers pain. Many of them staring into space or trying to sleep on the soggy muddy ground. None speak. Soon enough the patrol reaches a ladder. “We drop you here. The loyalists have a trench half way in the swamp. We think it’s abandoned though. Probably digging in somewhere else.You continue on foot from here. May the oversear bless you safe passage.” The patrol leader says as bob climbs the ladder. And into the no mans land ahead.