SD: ParentsSeveral weeks had past since two orphans had run from Shattrath. They did, despite the blazing heat and new lands, enjoy themselves. Arilynn had found weapons for them, while Ridelyn had started to hunt and cook their food. They had dealth with several wounds, nearly got killed by raptors, and continuely burned meat as Ridelyn experimented with the meat they were able to collect. Something about it all made Arilynn's blood rush through her, and it made her want more. Yet, now, in the evening of one of their days, she only wanted to see one thing.
"I don't know if I can,"
Arilynn looked up ot her friend, then back down at the unopened box. They went through this every night, bantering about opening Ridelyn's box.
"Do you want me to leave when you open it?" she offered quietly.
Ridelyn shook her head, "No. I want you to see it, too, I'm just... I dunno, scared, I guess,"
"Well, if you don't open it, you'll be curious about it all the time,"
"But I can't take it back if I do open i
SD: EscapeThe two eyed the schematic. Plans for parts, arrows to the larger image.
"We don't have all this, do we?"
"Not the schematics for them, no,"
Arilynn sat back with a huff as she said those words. Ridelyn and she sat in a small hidden spot behind the orphanage. It had been several months since the younger elf had acquired the original gyrocopter schematic. They had gotten as much metal as they could scrounge, along with a a pile of knuts and bolts. Ridelyn had saved pocket money, while Arilynn went about less ethical ways of obtaining things.
"I'll get the schematic for this part," Arilynn pointed to a large machine meant to go in the back of the whole flying machine.
"I... think that's called the engine," Ridelyn replied. They leaned closer to the schematic, "Just... when do you plan to get that one's schematic?"
"Tonight, defiantly tonight,"
"Lynn!" The older said in a almost motherly stern voice, "You already risked it three times this week. Don't push it!"
"You worry to
SD: The Orphanage"Lynn!" A timid male voice whimpered, "Let's go, please?"
"Oh, be quiet," A stronger, female one replied in a harsh whisper, "Matron Nelli has cookies. I'm going to get them for us!"
"But we'll get in so much trouble!"
"Only if you get caught," She huffed, "And I won't,"
"W-What about me?" The human orphan sputtered.
"You won't get caught if you follow my plan,"
"Oh... What was that again?"
Arilynn Farstrider rolled her eyes, "Just keep the Matron busy. I'll take care of the hard part,"
"H-How to I do that!?"
The young elf growled lowly, "Just ask questions, you always are," and with that, she bolted under the table. The timid human boy she had convinced to help her walked up to the Matron of the orphanage. As he started to talk to her, Arilynn slipped behind the large desk. She pulled out a cloth she had tucked in her pocket, and quietly opened the jaw. With quick hands, two cookies went from the jar to the cloth. She wrapped it tight and slipped it back in
Sunfires Daughter: PrologueLove me one more time, make this night last forever, for on the morrow, I leave for battle-
"It's my last call in the morning," She said quietly, and then leaned down to kiss the sleeping child's forehead.
"Can you promise me that?"
"I send in my resignation letter after the battle. Its on the table, already filled out and ready to be filed."
"That's not a promise, Lin,"
I may survive, and I shall return to you, but come the morrow, I leave for battle-
"I'll be fine. Jeria will be there with me, Aerc,"
" She's going out on the field even after Ri--"
"Just, watch over Arilynn until I come home?"
And if I die, just remember I love you, and you'll always be mine,
"I'd feel better about this if it were more then just Jeria that you knew..."
She shook her head as they left their baby's room, "We'll be fine. Please, just trust me?"
"You know I do, Lin..."
Let us warm up this cold night together, come the morrow, I leave for battle-
They lay down together, ho