The copper colored fae moved quickly into the lands, knowing this was the right place. This land was now the one that she belonged to; it did not belong to her though, not unless she was chosen to be the queen of it. Simplicity sighed as she saw the shimmering lakes that made up the land, decorated it. Lush trees were all around them, adding to the beauty. The cold spring rains brought her coat to its shining natural color as she stood in the grasses of Still Waters. It was truly...beautiful. No other word could really be used to describe it in the opinion of Simplicity.
Looking back to Thanliel, she smiled warmly. They now belonged to each other. The spotted fae's heart jumped slightly about the thought of spending an eternity here.
You watched her happily as she viewed Still Waters for the first time. Thoughts creep into your mind, plans to show her the things you have found as you explored your home at the beginning. But you have already chosen a place to show her, one that you haven't shared yet with anyone.
"There is another, smaller valley within this terra. No one else knows of it, a place of refuge should it ever be needed." you say, smiling as you nuzzle her boa ever so gently. Then with a mischievous glance back at her you take the path down to the valley at a gallop, turning, quick as a flash to avoid a small pool of water. You weave your way through the pools and grasses, around the trees that stood sentinel like an expert, your hooves sometimes not eve n coming close to the waters, and other times touching the barest surface of it, sending a shower up that forms rainbows above your head, reaching across the water.
The fae stepped lightly upon the mud as she stood to view the territory of Still Waters. The spring rains had moistened everything and brought beauty to the smallest things. Things were becoming alive again; the grass was becoming more green every moment it seemed. Where is he taking me she thought in wonder as he began to move quickly. After the night, she was rested and able to go for a gallop. Corus had hurt her, but that was getting better already.
Simplicity nuzzled him in return, showing her greatest affection to him for letting her come and live with him in this paradise. The gorgeous Appaloosa used her powerful hindquarters to propel herself into the distance...after Thanliel. After her travels, she had gained the essential strength, speed, and agility that she needed. Skills of leading others were also gained in this time of her life.
Simplicity maneuvered around all the trees like a master, letting her daggers hit the ground lightly with every stride. The bright chestnut smiled as the water splashed upon her features and the side of her body. It was quite refreshing, the water. It washed any dirt and blood that remained upon her away and made her shine like the sun in summertime. Simplicity watched the beautiful rainbows of color splash above their heads. The fae could not wait to see the beauty that the valley beheld.
You led her to the other end of the valley, slowing down as you reach the cliffs that hang over you on this side. You slow down and turn, trotting lightly alongside the cliff face. There ahead is the fissure, a seemingly small crack in the stone when looked at from afar. However, as you approach you see, without surprise, a widening near the base. You enter it, turning your head to make sure that Simplicity, the beautiful, gorgeous, perfect fae, was following. Reassured, you return your attention to the narrow corridor that led between the cliff wall.
You begin walking through it, picking your way around the stones that litter the ground carefully, walking around a boulder that stood near the center of the pathway. Then your through, and you view the smaller valley with pleasure. The blue green grass is just beginning to grow, short for now, but growing every day in the sun and rain, untouched by the wind, protected by the walls of the cliff surrounding it. Cane sugar had already begun to grow in its own area to your left, and the small wood stood to the right of you, beside the blue grasses. At the center of these three areas is a pool of the clearest water you have ever seen, and are ever likely to see.
Finally, on the other side, the cliff is marked with shallow looking caves. But you know that if you were to enter a certain one and follow the winding path within the maze, you would come out standing on top of the wall of stone, able to look out upon your entire land, and watch for any attacks.
Post by .:Phantom:. on Aug 17, 2010 10:25:58 GMT 8
Simplicity slowed as Thanliel did, taking care around the cliff edges. A slow jog she picked as they moved along the face of the cliff, watching as a crack in the large cliff lay in front of her. It looked small at this distance, but she moved forwardly toward it, trusting Thanliel and knowing that where he was taking her must be truly beautiful. The chestnut fae followed Thanliel through the cave like structure, wondering where it would lead to.
As Simplicity emerged from the stony cliff center, she nearly gasped. The beauty of this valley overwhelmed her, for she had never seen anything so beautiful. The lush grass populated the small valley, short now, but with the spring rains, it would surely grow to envelope the land. The water was so clear that she could see her own reflection shining off of it. What an eden she thought to herself. Smiling, she nuzzled Thanliel gently. "This is beautiful...and amazing," she said. "Thank you for showing me this," she said, looking to him once more.
This land that she was now a part of was unlike any other. Turning her attention to the caves, she saw that they were rising up to something. Simplicity was rather puzzled about this. Was there a haven of safety above this one?
You see her smile, hear her gasp as she views the gem of your land. There was no other place like it in the realms, for you knew that there was nothing it could be compared to... Except for the mare who stood beside you. She was as wonderful, more wonderful than even this, your sanctuary, your safe haven and place of rest.
You nuzzle her, smiling with an innocent expression. As her view turns to the caverns, you laugh at her surprise. "Would you like to see where they lead? Well, one of them. There's only one way up, and one way down. Everything else is likely to get you nowhere but lost."
You move slowly down the valley, stopping to nibble at the new grass, then turning slightly to the sugar cane. "This isn't a good plant to eat whole. However, something I found out one day is that if you lick at the flowers and between the leaf and stalk it tastes sweeter than even the blue grass." you lick at one a bit yourself, savoring the sweetness, it's taste reminding you of the sugar cubes you had once been given after a race.
That reminded you; you had yet to tell Simplicity of your former life among humans. You consider it, then decide to tell her after you've shown her the caverns. After all, it could wait for a little time at least...
Post by .:Phantom:. on Aug 17, 2010 22:50:32 GMT 8
Simplicity captured the image of the valley before turning to Thanliel, who was rubbing her gently. The spotted fae let a look of adoration come across her features. His innocent expression and his expression of love towards her told her everyday that the decision she had made was correct. Many decisions, she believed were not the right ones; Simplicity believed for the longest time that she was the one that was to blame for what had happened to her. Now, she knew that all would be fine. Simplicity's heart now longed for Thanliel and was forever his within this land of paradise.
She came back to the present moment, thinking of what they could lead to. "Yes, I'd love to," she said, letting him lead the way. It was up high, she could already tell, so it could be a good view. Simplicity loved seeing new things and experiencing new senses of adventure.
Simplicity moved forward, so that she was beside him. Lowering her delicate crown, she nibbled on the succulent grass. The femmora licked the flower lightly, enjoying the taste that she would never forget. Back in the snowy forest she lived in first, no one knew that licking sugar cane tasted so sweet. Ivory flakes blew down from the silky blue blanket that covered the earth every day in the place she'd grown up in, even in the summer. "This is the most rich grass I've ever had," she said. "There wasn't much at all where I grew up," she said, thinking back to that tragic day.
You nod in understanding. "No, nor for me. I was born among humans, a racing stallion, from a horse simply called The Black." you say, saddened at the memory. But then you perk up and trot towards the caves, looking back every few steps to make sure she was following. "Up here though... Here is where you can see everything!" and so you led her through the tunnel, weaving through the maze, checking occasionally to make sure you were going the right ways.
Finally, you came up out on top of the cliff, looking out over Still Waters, seeing your glorious home, your paradise...
Simplicity looked at him with delight. "A racing stallion, how exciting!" she said softly. The spotted fae always thought it to be fun to run at top speed. To forfeit grazing on the sweet grass though would be too much. As much as she feared humans, as long as they weren't cruel, she wouldn't mind. "I believe I've heard of him...somewhere," she said, thinking about where she had heard the name 'The Black'.
The red femmora trotted through the damp caves after Thanliel, each time her dainty daggers hit the ground, it sent echoes through the walls of the cave. Many stones laid in her way, but Simplicity was wary of them and did not stumble. As she inclined, she tired a little, but the view at the top was worth it. Her orbs were filled with delight as they wandered over the beautiful lands that she lived in. "It looks so huge from the air...even larger than from the ground," she said, admiring it for a moment.
You nod, then sigh. "No, I could never run full out. They would rein me in, so I could only run as fast as they wished. Never faster, never slower. So I left. The Black though... He found a kind of love, a companionship, with a human, and the human's heart calls to him as yours calls to me." you smiled a bit, then nickered as you looked across the valley, known as Still Waters. "Here, here I can run as I wish, with the speed of my sire. With the speed of my brothers and sisters. Here... Here is where we can both do as we please." you say, looking upon the waters you named your land after. The grasses were growing, longer and taller each day, and others came and went, though none disturbed your land without reason...
Post by .:Phantom:. on Aug 28, 2010 10:30:43 GMT 8
As Simplicity heard about it, she sighed. Nothing was ever as good as it sounded at first. There were times for running and playing, and there were times for thinking. The spotted fae believed that it was one of those 'thinking' times. It was spring, the time of life and happiness. Thanliel could probably sense it too, and he would know she was thinking because she wasn't speaking. It was time, perfect time. When would she ask? Simplicity sighed, wondering whether or not to ask now.
As nerve wracking as it was, many mares had been doing so and getting results. She guessed that Thanliel would want another to love...she hoped. "My love...." she said softly, calling to him. "Would you give me a foal, my first?" she asked, her orbs pleading with him, hoping. She reached out with her nose to brush his neck ever so slightly.
The question caught you a bit by surprise, even though you knew it was spring; the breeding season. Already you knew, many had foals and pups of their own. Yet... You weren't sure all the time of what your move would be. Would it be good to give your only mare, your only love, a foal, or would it be wiser to wait?
You finally nod your head, deciding to take the risk, and give the love. "I would be honored," you state gently. "If you would accompany me to Wajida Glade, Simplicity." You smile a bit, then nuzzle her gently, your eyes bright with wonder. A young one, an heir, the ultimate show of loyalty...
Post by .:Phantom:. on Sept 24, 2010 6:35:06 GMT 8
With glee, Simplicity nodded, beginning to move away from the land that they had not moved from in months. Until Thanliel decided on a queen, her foal would be the beautiful heir to the land if a colt. If a filly, it would bring them endless joy too. She smiled gratefully, running up a steep hill, getting in the lead. Simplicity knew and knew very well that her stallion would outrun her greatly, but running was for fun, as he had said to her before. The spotted fae stretched her slender, long pillars out to reach at the ground with every stride. Her nose stretched out as she bucked playfully, moving over the first hill easily.
Turning her delicate crown, she looked back to him happily. "You coming, my love?" she asked, panting a little. So she had noticed, her life had become so luxurious while living her. Not one step had she to run, unlike in her days of wandering. Back then, a beautiful fae was vulnerable alone. Still, she was if she was to be alone. With a strong, fast, handsome stallion like Thanliel, nothing could go wrong. None would bother them in the glade.
You nod to her, before extending yourself, whipping past her easily, though never staying far ahead, making sure that your beautiful love was safe as you left your home, the place you wished to live in forever. Soon, another would run through the lands, playing in the cool waters, rippling their still mirror smooth surfaces. And he or she would be the lovely foal of his own. His and Simplicity's. It would, indeed, be a wonderful time.
The summer had made the grasses turn light green, except those nearest the many pools of quiet water. Outside your lands though, the grass was parching in a heat wave. You knew, in the forests, it would be cooler than here, or at the coast. You, however, didn't care much, for the warmth made you feel gloriously alive, and you loved your land too much to risk leaving it. Perhaps though, you would, if Simplicity wanted to... She was more important to you than the land you had claimed for yourself and your herd.
Feeling her slender pillars push in front of her, she elongated her bodice to flow with the early summer heat. Tossing her delicate crown with delight, she splashed through shallow beds of water. Now was the time to make no haste, for it was the time of love for all creatures, large and small, evil and good. Some things would have to be considered, though, for they lived directly next to a land of immense darkness, where the good were captured and never came out....alive at least. Having her beloved by her side made her feel more safe and secure though, as if nothing could touch her.
Simplicity felt the water splash through her chestnut tresses as she passed the border. Happily, she imagined what the future would behold for the two of them. Most likely, the youth would be spotted like her, yet it would be quick and speedy like the father. Life was an intriguing process, though, and one could never be certain what would come of it. Simplicity knew only one thing for sure, and that was that the young foal would be kind and good like it was trained to be. Now that Corus, the one who tried to take her, was dead, there was nothing to worry about.