Title: Ecce Vicit Ariel
Ariel - September 17, 2008 01:54 PM (GMT)
Wake up in the darkest hour!
Angels are surrounding you
In the borderland of heaven
Lucid are yor dreams tonight
As a divine command Ariel looked back.He was still on the beach.Has he been here all along? Certainly not , well according to his memories.The young one had a few confrontations with Josie already and he wondered about himself.Was he truly feeling something for her or was this all a grand confusion?Unfortunately he had no answer to that.For the first time, he actually felt really lost and wanted someone to relieve him of this burden.But of course, that was impossible.Here a few people already knew him and Ariel did not want them to know about him and Josie.
Well it probably didn't matter now, anyway.Everyone saw them at the festival.There was no mistake that there were at least some sparks, between them.Even a child could understand that.It was just the way Josie looked up at him.She brought him inspiration for life, even bigger than his beliefs.To Ariel, now Josie was more-important and divine than the Goddess herself.
Yes, he worshiped her.Josie was so nice to him but at the same time she confused him.She had troubles, too ,the same as Ariel.They were truly alike, but he was the weaker one.Josie had motivation for doing things, while Ariel always stayed the same, never changing from his original way of thinking.Maybe it was time to break that?
Turning to the ocean, he could remember only a song, which would help at this time:
When the sailman's sailing away
He shows that the dream of Lemuria is true
A land lost he will find again
Hear the call from the depth of the anemone song
Do you dare to enter the ship?
Hear the call from below of an underwater world
Land of Mu is close to the stars
In the arms of the sea you will live as hypnotized
Toan - September 20, 2008 08:26 PM (GMT)
"Oh man. Jill's gunna kill me." He raised his hand to the back of his head in a rather awkward and uncomfortable gesture, a small frown coming to his face as he glanced around, gathering up his belongings from the boat. He didn't have much, luckily. He had just brought along his clothes and the basic necessities. The mayor from Maple said that he would have his livestock and produce delivered to the valley he was moving to, so he didn't have to worry about dragging them all along. Had he fed them enough before he left? He quickly retraced his memory as he walked along the pier -- of course he fed the animals enough. He gave them a week's supply of fodder in their feed boxes, and he assumed that it'd be enough to hold them over. Their water troughs were refilled before he left as well, hopefully the spring wouldn't be too rough on them and they'd be able to handle the newly brought warmth from the dying winter.
He sighed and tugged the strap on his rucksack to tighten it, holding up a small suitcase full of belongings in his other hand. Now were the hell did she say she was living again? He glanced down at an unfolded letter in his free hand, reading some sort of messy, anti-grammatical jumble of letters. He really needed to teach his sister how to write...
Of course, in his mix of thoughts and attempt to decode some slop of letters his sister wrote, he rushed straight into another creature, his sister's letter falling straight into a bit of muddy sand -- "Oh-! Crap..My bad."
Ariel - September 20, 2008 08:51 PM (GMT)
Ariel's senses reacted instantly.He grabbed the letter from the mud and took out a clean towel from his backpack.Rinsing it with an unknown liquid from a bottle, he helped clean the mud from the letter, without damaging it to the best of his ability.His eyes avoided the other male for a few seconds,while he concentrated on the task at hand.After all he gave an oath to help preserve all living and non-living things around him.That included letters, dropped in the mud by accident.
When he finished, rather quickly actually,Ariel turned his hazel eyes to the stranger and with a warming smile offered him his fallen and now cleaned letter
"Here you go,mister."- Spoke Ariel with his mellow voice,before taking a few steps back.
He didn't want to scare the stranger, like he did with a few other individuals here in Feather Valley.
Ariel stood calm before the unknown and seemed to just follow the flow of nature.Whenever sun shined, he went.And whenver storms were heaed, he ran.It was like a spinning wheel and his life was only the essence of it all.
Still Ariel didn't want to be rude, so it was only polite to introduce himself
"My name is Ariel, can I help you with anything,mister?"
Toan - September 20, 2008 09:16 PM (GMT)
He quietly watched as the man lifted the letter and cleaned it of any muddied particles, sand here seemed to like to cling to things a lot more than they did in Maple... It was clinging to his boots as if they were it's last resort, like they were going to burst into flames the second they unlatched themselves. It almost felt as if it was weighing him down some too, but he simply shrugged it off, it was only sand right? Not rocks, so it shouldn't have mattered. Oh dear. His mind was wandering.
The farmer boy shook himself out of it, attempting to keep track to what was going on currently instead of his shoes. My, that would have been rude. To tell the person you just met that your shoes were more important than them.
He could imagine Jill saying that though...He needed to teach her so many things that their parents didn't...
He reached forward and took the note, a simple thank you and nod coming from Jack as he received it, just as clean as he had it a moment ago. He watched as he moved back quietly, the fact that he seemed uncomfortable and acting incredibly cautious almost worrying Jack. He figured it was just because he was new to the Valley though. That was normal. He was reluctant to meet new people that moved into Maple, so he let this man have the same right.
"Jack Harvest, related to a miss Jill Harvest. You wouldn't happen to know her, would you? I'm trying to find her farm and I didn't tell her I was coming..soo.."
Ariel - September 20, 2008 09:27 PM (GMT)
Ariel listened to this stranger's short introduction.He seemed a little nerveous or fearful, but still Ariel tried to ignore that.He didn't want any more emotions, these days were full of bursts in his senses.His hazel eyes looked over Jack Harvest, he seemed like an ordinary farmer boy.
But when he finished his introduction,Ariel learned that he was lost.Praise the moon, Ariel finally met someone equal.Unfortunately he didn't know the perso,Jack referred to
"Sorry I don't know miss Jill Harvest.But I can probably help you out.I have been here for a while now and I am sure that we can find the path, you seek"- he offered,before looking back
The paths were many and Ariel unfortunately knew only two, the one lead to the forest and another one was a shortcut down to the village center.But there were a lot others, maybe one of them would be the one that Jack Harvest seeked.
Ariel returned his gaze onto him and smile
"You see those?We can start from there"-he pointed at the crossroads.
Of course Ariel had no idea, if this man would accept his offer.But then came out the next question, What did Jack Harvest had to loose?He didn't know his way anyway, so exploring with Ariel would only bring him the benefit of knowing a few things from the young priest of The Goddess.
And Surely Ariel would teach him a few things soon, of course if Jack Harvest would show interest.
Toan - September 24, 2008 11:03 PM (GMT)
Jack simply shrugged at the man's offer, he didn't know Jill, that was all that mattered to him at the moment. Maybe she had given him the wrong town name. God knows what she might have misread or miswrote. That would have been horrible though, since Jack had already spent a good amount of gold on getting everything he owned shipped and everything to this new place - Feather Valley was it? That sounded like the name. He didn't feel like pulling the little letter out again and reading it.
"She said she lives somewhere in a meadow - but knowing her, it's probably on a mountain somewhere.." He mumbled rather quietly. He had to admit, he was almost annoyed by the fact that his parents hadn't taught their daughter how to read or write very well, so she wrote very well like a five year old hyped up on sugar.
He eyed the crossroads that the man pointed at. They didn't seem to lead to any meadow..but it was definitely worth a shot. He shrugged and wandered a bit further toward the path, "Sure, why not..." He stuffed the note into his pocket and decidedly walked himself a few feet along the trail. His sister was living here? But why?
First thing was first really, Jack didn't know if this man even wanted to show him around town. He had offered it, but that didn't mean he had expected Jack to admit to it. Perhaps he should have just kept his mouth closed and looked for the meadow on his own? That sounded like a much better idea now...