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Lume


4 . 9 . 2021
" I am not to be chained. "


After waking in the presence of someone who she quickly learned was not, in fact, a hunter, the Starlit spoke for the first time in her life to someone who wasn't of her herd nor the pocket-forest she's come to enjoy. Even if the conversation wasn't a product of her own willingness to speak. Her voice quick to retort that she wasn't "some dumb animal" like her company commented. By their smirk, though, had a feeling that the other -- a woman -- held knowledge that Lume could, in fact, speak this whole time. Not like she would have remained quiet for very long, being too fearful to deny something so trivial. Exchanged names, calling the other Wyn.

Spent her time over the following week getting to know each other to a degree. Though, when Wyn disappeared one morning, slipped out in an attempt to leave to look for her family. Her ankle feeling better after Wyn's healing capabilities were extended to her, figured it was about time she went searching.

Only to find a magical barrier erected no more than a mile from the home. Followed it, coming to the realization it was a barrier around the home and the land itself and not just in one particular spot -- as odd as that would be, but the doe had been stupidly hopeful.

Returned to Wyn's home and waited for the woman return. Fear making a disturbing appearance in the pit of her belly and the core of her heart.


3.9.2021
Severely shaken after an incident involving one of the rarer species that lives in her world: dragons. As the winter months disappear, the wyverns and their brumation ends with it. And with that, the need for food is high. They know where and when to attack, and it isn't particularly easy to outrun something that can fly fairly fast. Especially the small ones that pack together, capable of taking to ground and chasing them through the trees.

The gathering that happens around this time every year is cut short by the wyvern's arrival, and bodies flee for safety where they can find it. Even if it's in the arms of Lady Luck or by their own swift legs and endurance. Gripped in panic and flush with adrenaline, it takes little to have Lume moving as quick as her legs could carry her. No more than a darting shadow that sparkles in the shade of the trees. Though in the process, it removes her from her family herd. The cries of her father to run, as well as her mother's frantic yelling fills her ears even days after the incident. The image of her eldest brother against one of the drakes in an attempt to do something — as if they could do anything whatsoever against such a being — haunts her as she roams through what remained of the forest. The majority of it burnt down and ashen by the hunt.

Worked her way along roads when it was safe, disappearing into the brush when soldiers would pass by. Whatever court that ran the land was clearly on the move for the wyverns as Lume struggles to dodge groups of troops that quickly circle the area. Circled around and returned to the clearing out of hope that her family would have done the same. Kept moving when no one remained in sight beyond a few charred mounds she figured were bodies of those left behind. Wondered, worried, and feared that any one of those bodies could be a family member. Morose and silent as she continued her search. Moving out of the destroyed woods and back into the security of the greener canopy. She wanted to find her family, but she wouldn't do that by becoming an easy mark to a hunter.

The feeling was short lived.
Got a few yards into the lusher woodland when the sound of leathery wings sparks her fear. Ran for her life, unknown as to where the dragon was or if it even knew she was below it. Kicked up her tired legs, leaping over logs and rocks when they appeared in her path. Zigzagged the way she was taught until she was farther than she was before. Part of her hoping she would come across one of those bands of troops hunting through the hillside if only to drop the dragon off with them. No luck. Came to a slow stop, attempting to listen for any further wing beats -- and ended up stepping into a trap. Had enough time to yell in surprise before she was scooped into a net that carried her into the trees. The movement making her dizzy, unable to react when the poorly designed trap slammed her against a tree, knocking her out cold.


1.25-28.2021


Let the existential crisis begin.

1.18.2021
Grateful as the world begins to warm, though she does find the process painfully slow. Eating up any sun patch she can. Cold nights somehow turn into colder mornings, and the doe finds herself within the confines of the forest more often than not as things begin to return to normal. Lingering, waiting for something. Each journey into the endless wood, as few and far between as her little ventures had been going over the winter months, had been lacking. Not sure what it is more: the rutting season had spoiled her, or winter had gripped this place so hard there was little want to be out in the snow.

Not that she blames anyone for the latter. The cold makes her ree.

Joined not long after finding a sunspot by Jae. Initially surprised and a little scared at the Godmarked's sudden appearance. His exuberance at her wasn't something the Starbright expected from someone with fangs -- unless they were gonna eat her. But it seemed like he wasn't. Not when he gave her the chance to greet him and they exchanged monikers. Fell into pleasant conversation with the male, surprising herself a bit. Content all the same.

11.2.2020
Popped into the forest and right into the windy storm that had settled upon it. Hung out for a whole twenty minutes or so before deciding against it, and going home to shiver herself back to being warm.

10.24.2020
Disappeared for some time to move along with her family from one distant forest to another. Disturbed by the cold that has swept over their homeland with little warning. Hoping, as she walks along with her herd, that they have better luck where they're going. So far, can't help but think the blizzard was following them. Pushing them out, if not pushing them to a cold death.

More than once, fell into thought in an attempt to keep her mind off of her sore feet and cold legs. Worrisome for her nieces and nephews, questioning how they would survive the seemingly harsh winter they were going to have this year. One worry fed into the next and was quick to become worried about her more immediate family. Mainly for one of her brothers who had fallen ill even before the herd decided to move. Often finds herself at his shoulder, walking with him to keep him company while their elder brother keeps watch for predators alongside their father.

Ate whenever she could. Slept whenever she could. And really starting to hate walking through chest high snow.

A clear sky welcomed them after a few days when they entered a new territory. While not totally lacking in snow, it's an absolute miracle that she can see her hooves and lay down in a spot that's not saturated. While digging for roots and eating what grass was available on the border, bemused -- as well as a little sus -- to find a portal into the same woods she'd left little over a week prior. As if it had followed her. Peeked around to make sure no one was watching, and then disappeared into the warm rays welcoming her from within.

10.9.2020


She's freezing her ass off but this is kinda cool and unnerving to see.

Shortly after entering the woods, tucked herself beside one of the new, large mushrooms that had grown throughout the forest. Finding them rather cute and interesting, given they never grew this large back home. Speaking of home, the weather was also much different there. The snow is enough to send her shivering. Admittedly a little anxious by the smell of what she could only guess was magic that hovered around the flying statues. Having only smelled the ozone-like scent a handful of times throughout her life up to this point, questions about the idols she had seen her first day here only multiply.

Peered around at the groups who look painfully warm and inviting, but didn't get up to ask anyone what was happening -- if there was anything happening at all -- and resorted to lingering underneath her short and stout mushroom. At least, until curiosity and the need for warmth drives her to her legs and she meanders through the darker portion of the forest, from a trot to a bit of a hop. Anything to get her blood running.

Stopped short at the sight of more statues. Looked over her shoulder in the direction she came. Far too deep into the woods to see the idols she had previewed prior, but still a little freaked out. Wound through the ruins to put some distance, or at least a barrier between her and the statues, as well as the group that had clustered together under them, but her passerby self wasn't alone for long.

Approached by Crescent, who she shyly bowed her head to. The human-faced creatures were an oddity, even if creatures in Eachover could have vaguely similar appearances. Being this close to one had her intrigued. Immediately drew into a panic however when white light from Crescent shot to her, feeling whatever magic the Spirit had delivered surge over her body. Unaware that it had bled her coat white until her vision returned, and that panicked her more. Fled the area, heart racing. Returning to the pond with little direction and rubbing her self off against the tree whilst her coat returned to normal.

Returned home shortly after for familiarity's sake, and to find a sunspot to lay in to warm back up. Shaken, but alive, so that's something.



Do not seek forgiveness, for it will not ease the burden.

It weighs as it should.





stumbles in and sips on

stumbles in and sips on coffee
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vomits ilu

vomits
ilu
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hmhm!

hmhm!

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cyootie

cyootie
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Thank y'all uwu

Thank y'all uwu
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She's a beaut.

She's a beaut.
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♥!

♥!

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beautiful girl

beautiful girl

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Oh, she is gorgeous!

Oh, she is gorgeous!
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RIP, double post, sorry. ):

RIP, double post, sorry. ):
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Thank you all! :'D and fsfs

Thank you all! :'D
and fsfs no problem Hum lol ♥