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The nights were becoming longer it seemed. For it was the nights that they hunted. I had been their prey for longer than I can remember. Many times they almost had me, but something I know not what had kept me from being cornered. This last time I had all but given up in the hopes of escaping them. I can only catch glimpes of them. The night is their domain and I have been lucky to be able to out distance them during the light of day. But now they have caught up to me. I know Im exhausted, sleep has been little these past days. I look around for a place to make a stand. I can hear them crashing through the trees and the underbrush, they have caught me scent. It won't be long now.

I started up a deer trail again, I had hoped that the fresh tracks would confuse them, but they are smarter than I gave them credit for. I picked up my pace, Im exhausted, part of me says to just lay down and die, But I have seen the result of thier hunt. Thier victims do no die, but become bodiless souls who have no where to go. The other part of fights screams with rage. I want to turn to fight them, but I know it would be futile to try.

Suddenly the trail wound around and I could see a light coming from up ahead. With a last burst of energy I ran towards. And suddenly Im in a clearing. An old man sits beside a fire, He does not stand nor even looks my way, "It's about time you got here", he says. I stand looking at him with confused exhaustion. "Sleep now for they will not bother you this night, and on the morrow we have much to discuss you and I. " For some reason, I know that those who were hunting me would not be allowed into this circle light. I walked over next to fire and lay down, and before I could ask or say anything, exhaustion claimed me.

Love of life is great, if you value yours, sheath thy sword.

Cougar, Guardian of the Sword of Tesh!

Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:26 am
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