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PostSubject: Re: An Epic Return (Monty X Eldarwen)   Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:04 pm

Not too long after Freki’s searching gaze had been scanning his surroundings did they fall upon the guardian dragon who seemed to be in quite a hurry. As soon as their eyes locked, Silverwing was calling out to him and the urgency in his voice was only all too visible. Freki froze in his movements, immediately knowing what this meant. Forgetting all about the food in his hand, he discarded the few pieces he was carrying, carelessly dropping them to the floor and hurried over to the dragon, immediately asking: “Are they here? Have they found us?!” There was no denying he was scared, but it wasn’t a fear for his own life but rather of what they brought upon the elves now and of what was about to happen next. He wasn’t sure whether he was ready for a full-out battle yet, barely having wrapped his head around the fact that he would have to do quite a few things he’d never ever thought he’d do in his life.

“Where are they?” he whispered in a sudden realisation that they might be close by and could have overheard them, even though he, only seconds after, scolded him for being so thoughtless. Silverwing would not have called out, had his attackers been able to hear. Nevertheless, he glanced upwards into the sky, unable to help but wonder where they were or whether they would appear any second. It was ridiculous but he felt rather exposed all of a sudden and didn’t know where to look or what to do, instinctively starting to fidget. Trying to calm himself and organise his own thoughts, he inquired: “Should I go get my things and get ready to go?” They might be better off if they disappeared now, right away, before the attackers found out where they were and the elves would be endangered. Then again, he suddenly thought that maybe it was better to wait for a bit longer. “Or should we not wait for them to move on? So that we can disappear without them noticing anything?”

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But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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PostSubject: Re: An Epic Return (Monty X Eldarwen)   Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:28 pm

Silverwing watched Freki’s panicked movements, saying nothing the shrill tone to his voice and the none stop questions. He waited until he had finished before he spoke again. “They’re looking for us. Somehow, they have traced us back to the river.” He didn’t know how they had done it, since they took flight to the air not long after the crash. Following the scent of something through the air was incredibly difficult on a good day, so how did they manage it?
Then it hit him. [/I]Blood![/I] He was covered in blood when they made a run for it. Blood gave off such a distinctive smell, that with dragons as keen a nose as those, it would be only too easy to follow it through the air. It was a good job they landed in a river and washing all blood traces off them. Otherwise, they could be in battle right this very second. But what now? He wasn’t sure he could fly yet, nevermind land again with his limp.

“The river,” he began. “The river washed the smell of blood from us. But they’re circling the area.” At least there was nothing to trace them back here, no drops of blood had splattered the earth, or even any solid evidence they had even entered the river…
“Oh no…” he hissed, half to himself. “There was a dint in the river bank. They know we were there, it’s only a matter of time before they look for us here.” He dragons would know fully well that this was elven territory, but that wouldn’t stop them. “No,” he said quickly. “We need to go now. Go get your stuff. And bring me the chief, I need to warn them.” His eyes scanned the skies again, checking to see whether there were any signs. Nothing yet. But in an hour or so, who knew? In an hour, they could be in full blown war.
“Hurry.” He growled.
With that, he stretched out his wings, learning what boundaries he had with the, and what boundaries he had to cross in order to get away from here.

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PostSubject: Re: An Epic Return (Monty X Eldarwen)   Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:00 am


Freki saw the flash pass over Silverwing’s face but didn’t quite know how to place this reaction of the dragon. Something had occurred to him, something important and shocking at the same time. He was anxious to find out what it was but he refrained from asking even more questions, biting his cheek to keep himself from speaking up. When the dragon finally did mention what was on his mind, the gardener paled some more. He had not thought about this at all, knowing that the scent of blood was a strong one but he had not figured it would be traceable so well through the air, though drops would have been scattered all along the path they had flown, so it would indeed have been rather easy to track them.

“Right, the river dent…” Freki’s voice had almost completely abandoned him and it came out barely as a squeak when the full realisation of what Silverwing had just said hit him. There was no doubt they were going to be here soon, even if they had flown away now, they would come back, maybe even with reinforcements. Nodding, he agreed: “Yes, we have to leave now.” Yet, this new information had him rooted to the spot, the fear of what might come to pass nagging at him quite badly and it was only at Silverwing’s growl that Freki finally snapped out of it and quickly ran towards the elves.

He had almost completely forgotten about his own things when he was trying to find the elf who was in charge amidst the masses of still celebrating and dancing elves, but finally he managed to spot the right one. Sneaking his way around the children, not wanting to disrupt them and not wanting to worry them with the expression on his face, he moved to the chief, who immediately realised that something was not quite right. Freki only briefly spoke to him and begged him to come to Silverwing to properly talk about this, as amidst all the festivities would not be a proper place to discuss this topic, especially not since they kept being interrupted by excited elves. The elf leader quickly motioned for Freki to go get his things while he himself made his way over to the guardian dragon accompanied by some of his warriors who had noticed the exchange and were now slightly worried. During that time, Freki hurried over to the hut he had spent the night in and grabbed his bag, only barely checking if he still had enough supplies of everything. To his utter surprise he realised that everything had been filled, even the ingredients he had used on Silverwing the previous day and a smile crept on his face, slightly easing his discomfort, as he realised that the elves had done this. Still smiling, he made his way back through the crowds, trying to avoid most of them but when suddenly someone held out a plate in front of him, he gladly took two of the buns on it and put one of them into his bag. The other he forced himself to nibble on while he crossed over to the guardian and the lead elf.

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And miles to go before I sleep,
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PostSubject: Re: An Epic Return (Monty X Eldarwen)   Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:16 am

Silverwing’s eyes narrowed as he saw Freki scamper away, he stared around the clearing of huts and celebrations, trying to establish the best way to get away hopefully, without anyone noticing. They couldn’t go back the way they came, because that would just leave another obvious trail, and who knew, the other dragons could be back there already, waiting for them to show. Scanning the area, he notices a few places where the huts dwindled out and slowly transformed into lines of trees and eventually, the forest again. Maybe one of those paths could be another way out.
He waited anxiously for Freki to return, or at least send the chief. For every second they stayed here, the more time the others had of finding them, or worse, bringing reinforcements. Now that he thought about it, that was what they were most likely to do. For whoever was in charge of those dragons, wouldn’t send them again on their own, after failing last time. Whatever else came now, wouldn’t be alone.

As the elf leader approached, accompanied by a few of his warriors, he moved his wings slightly, putting them in an easier position to take off with. “They’re back.” He said plainly, not bothering to waste time with formal greetings, it may just cost them their lives. “Me and the human need to leave, now.” The expression on the leader’s face didn’t change, but he shifted uncomfortably. “How do they know?” He asked, a grave face full of worry, probably for the safety of his own people.
Silverwing paused for a minute, thinking about how to lay the news upon the elf as easily as possible. But right now, feelings couldn’t be cared for. He quickly explained the situation, not allowing the leader to interrupt with anymore questions. When he had finished, he noticed Freki moving over to them, his bag full and happily eating on some sort of food. It was then, that the elf turned to his warriors.

“Go, clear the people from the back path, don’t tell them what is happening, but get everyone to prepare their weapons. Get the women and children inside, if needs be, we will move everyone to our hideout shelter. If they are looking for the guardian, then it won’t take them long to come over here. We can’t afford a fight, not now.” Obediently, the warriors moved out in their formation and began to alert the small village. Silverwing could tell that panic was slowly rising up by the sudden quietness of the festivities. A few elves glanced over to him and the chief, wanting to ask the warriors what was going on, but the only answer they got was a sharp instruction to get inside and prepare for a battle.
“There is a path around the back, we use it to escape from battle if needs be.” The elven leader began again. It is the only way that is bordered by trees, it hides us, but I can’t say the same for you if you travel by air. Might I suggest following the path on foot, before you take off? If they see you in the air, they wont have second thoughts to come looking over our village.”
Silverwing wasn’t sure how to answer, because travelling by foot even for a short distance would leave their scent more easily than by air, but if it was what the leader wanted, then he wouldn’t make his communications somewhat more difficult. He merely nodded, “where is the path at?” He asked, eventually, after figuring they had waited too long. The leader motioned in the direction to the back of the village. “I will lead you there.” He began moving in the direction of the trees, until Silverwing spoke again.
“No,” he said. “You need to stay with the elves incase they attack while they are with us. They need you to guide them.” Both of them stared at each other for a few more seconds, before another reply came. “You’re right.” Was all he said.

“Freki,” Silverwing said, turning to look at the human, “let’s go.” With that, he turned his head, thanked the elf for his hospitality and shelter, before setting off towards the trees. The speed he would have liked to travel at wasn’t exactly fit for an escape on foot, and he only hoped Freki didn’t get anxious at walking at his pace, since it wouldn’t be hard for him to walk ahead.
“Are you ready?” He asked once he had reached the trees. “It begins now, final chance if you want to turn back.”

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PostSubject: Re: An Epic Return (Monty X Eldarwen)   Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:41 pm


The gardener’s mood tensed immediately when he reached the dragon and the elves, gloomily talking about the precautions that needed to be taken. Freki had missed a part of the conversation, but he was just as glad, because the words he did hear weren’t all too rosy. Suddenly, he was scared about what would happen to the elves if they were to be discovered here and it made him feel guilty for ever accepting their hospitality, even though they had been in dire need of such.

Freki was shaking while listening to the elf leader’s words, watching the sorrow and worry grow in the warriors’ faces until with a sudden swoop it was all completely gone and a grim look of determination replaced it. This was all relatively new to him and he still had trouble digesting it all, trying to figure out how to handle situations such as these. His life had always been so peaceful but still, it had bored him, he had wanting something new to happen. This was it, so he would do better to get a grip and make the best out of it. The guardian dragon needed him and this was his way to do something good with his life instead of sitting around in his garden growing herbs and flowers. If putting himself in danger meant that these elves he’d come to appreciate over only a few hours would lead safer and slightly more carefree lives, then he was fairly certain it was the risk. What was one’s life good for if not for doing something meaningful with it? Not necessarily something everyone would remember, he didn’t care about being a hero, but Freki definitely wanted to make a change, use what little abilities and talents he had to do something good. He kept quiet throughout the conversation with the elf leader but listened carefully to all that was being said. As soon as the elf leader offered to take them, Freki opened his mouth to protest however, thinking along much the same lines as Silverwing, but he was just as glad that the guardian dragon was already talking the elf out of this idea as Freki had barely managed to open his mouth. Thus he closed it again, nodding along fiercely. The last thing he wanted was keeping the chief away from his people longer than necessary, especially now when he was obviously preparing for war and very concerned about his followers.

Freki did not have to be asked twice to get a move on. As sorry he felt for leaving the elves in such a pickle, he was glad that they could move away from this place, in hopes of escaping the grasp of Silverwing’s attackers, although somewhere in the back of his mind he was sure that they would catch up to them sooner or later. It was however not a thought he was going to voice out loud, since by the looks of it, the guardian dragon was already quite stressed and didn’t seem to be in the bestest of moods, though that of course was completely understandable. For the time being, it seemed as if Freki had slipped into some kind of trance in between being afraid and … well, everything else. He simply followed the dragon as quickly as possible, trying to find a decent rhythm to his feet so that he did not have to run to keep up with the dragon’s somewhat larger steps.

As Silverwing briefly halted in his step when they reached the treeline they were meant to be following, Freki snorted at his words. “There is no turning back anymore, my friend.” With these words, he motioned for the dragon to continue on his path, following close behind. The path did not look like it was going to be the most comfortable for Silverwing to walk through but it was the best they could get for the time being, so they would have to make due with it.

They had not gotten too far in when an idea popped into Freki’s head, and after carefully mulling it over for just a little while longer, he asked out loud: “Is there no way we can mask the scent a little? Like with some kind of perfume? Strong smelling flower or other plants or something? Or would they notice that and follow that scent instead?” He felt foolish asking this but he didn’t quite know how dragon noses worked and if it only helped to at least temporarily mask the scent in several spaces, it would maybe at least make their followers’ search a little harder. Or maybe Freki was just giving in to hopeful illusions.

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And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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PostSubject: Re: An Epic Return (Monty X Eldarwen)   Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:51 pm

At Freki’s words, Silverwing couldn’t help think that it was an answer he would have guessed he would say. Perhaps the sudden call of the dragons would have shaken him up a little bit, but after his bold statement from last night, it was as if nothing would stop him now. After all, he did have the stubborn mind of a human, they all did. But there were some more stubborn than others. He had found this out through his own rider, Sandy. Once her mind was set, there was no changing it, so maybe Freki had this trait too? “No,” he said. “You’re right, there isn’t.”

There was a short moment of silence as the too progressed, until the human’s voice spoke out again. The suggestion of plotting a trap was a thought Silverwing had considered earlier on to do when they set trail. But he didn’t know how they would be able to manage it now. “Dragons noses are very sensitive,” he started, not turning to look at the gardener as he spoke. “But it would take a while to cover up the track now, and we don’t have the time. Stopping to do something else other than move may turn out to be a big mistake. If they catch us, I don’t know what we’ll be able to do.” He paused for a few moments, twisting his head to look behind him, making sure they weren’t being followed and then up to the sky. So far, there were no visual signs of the dragons, or whoever was planning to come for that matter. But he didn’t know how long the sky would stay clear for. Not much longer, he suspected.
“If we missed a single trail,” he continued, “then they would find us, then the time wasted will be of no use. We can’t afford any slip-ups, and we can’t afford to waste any time.” Perhaps he was being a little harsh the way he laid it out to the man, but it was the truth. Any other time, and Silverwing may have said it a little lighter, but there were other thoughts swimming around in his head, and he barely realised how he sounded.

It was at that point, that he wondered how Freki must be feeling. After accidentally stumbling across a fallen guardian, and getting dragged up into everything. Having to leave everyone he knew, to go on a mission he had been told about a day earlier and knowing that there is a good chance he won’t return. So his family and friends would never know where he went, what had happened or why. To some, that would be unacceptable, a terrible way to go about things, but considering the circumstances, Silverwing thought it pretty brave of the human. It was features like that which were rare in human beings. He had seen so many humans kill without meaning, cause pain and suffering, and to find another, who would put their own life at risk in order to save everyone else, wasn’t something you came across everyday.

His eyes narrowed slightly as the path to the eleven trail gradually entangled itself back in with the natural forest. At least they were out of the elves homeland now, and there had been no sign or noise of an attack. Maybe they had been lucky this time...maybe.

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PostSubject: Re: An Epic Return (Monty X Eldarwen)   Wed May 04, 2011 7:27 am


Freki furrowed his brows a little at Silverwing’s speech about dragon noses. It was not that he was stupid, he knew fairly well – latest after knowing that the dragons had followed the scent of Silverwing’s blood even through the air – that a dragon’s smelling sense was quite well developed in comparison to many other animals, but he still thought it would be better to try instead of doing nothing. Though of course, he was aware of the fact that it would take quite a large amount of whatever it was to mask the scent. Or something very strong.

As the guardian went on talking, Freki drifted off slightly, losing himself in his own area of expertise, namely plants. It was the one thing he was absolutely certain he could best many other people and the only domain he felt secure in in contrast to his usual rather frightened self. There had to be something he could use to throw them off the track at least to delay them for a bit? However, every single plant that could be used for such an achievement either was fairly rare and most needed to be ground into some sort of oil as to better spread the intense smell. Immersed in his own thoughts, at least he barely registered the tone of voice Silverwing seemed to be slipping into more and more. Freki might be weak in a lot of respects and avoided conflict where necessary but he still didn’t like to be treated like a naive child; though he might not dare say it out loud if it happened. However, as the guardian dragon trailed off, the gardener, rather frustrated, gave up raking his brain for a solution and simply discarded the matter.

Their environment gradually changed towards the wilderness again, the path purposefully leading them away from the elven territory and with that away from any kind of protection they might yet have received. Freki only realised how far they had already walked when he suddenly stumbled over a root that had laid itself across the forest floor in front of him. He had been occupying himself with blindly following Silverwing and only considering practical elements of plants he spotted here and there, frantically trying to avoid any thought about what might happen to them or what had already happen to them. As Freki caught himself in his stumble just before he completely lost his balance, he straightened himself up, a deep frown on his forehead. “Silverwing?” he asked tentatively, his voice very low. “Shouldn’t there be a few noises?” The ‘ouff’ he had uttered when he had tripped now seemed tremendously loud in the deadly silence of the forest. No little critters running away from them, no birds flying up after the unexpected tumble and consequent noises. He found it rather hard to believe that the mere presence of the guardian dragon was so unnatural that every animal fled and left behind nothing but an extreme silence. Wasn’t the guardian supposed to be, well, the guardian and as such a source of protection instead of danger?

Freki’s eyes scanned their surroundings but nothing seemed out of the ordinary apart from the apparent lack of sounds, and even if there was something wrong, wouldn’t Silverwing have said something by now? Or maybe the dragon hadn’t wanted to unsettle him, probably guessing that the gardener might go all panicky on him? Which of course was not all that far off from the truth. Freki’s heartbeat was racing and he could feel his pulse in his head as it kept accelerating the more he thought about what might happen any minute now.

Of course, he didn’t have to wait much longer anymore as suddenly a loud cracking seemed to erupt from every side of them and the trees began swaying under some heavy weight, small branches and leaves showering down onto the dragon and the now paralysed human being, who could do nothing more than stare up towards the skies, eyes huge in fearful anticipation of whatever was about to come crashing down onto them.

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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