Category: WSDK

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C17. Trees

“Che.  Ow, ow ow.”  I watched Tristain rub his crimson cheek with his good hand and stood up uneasily, trying not to jostle his injuries.   He walked over to the Lillia Tree, and stroked one of her branches. He felt the bark’s smooth texture, with his fingers, evaluating it, before commenting.  “Huh. Odd.”  

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C16. Taking Root

“Food, I need to rest now.  When Tristain wakes, have him give me more ice.”   Lilia yawned, and walked over to a small spot where dappled light shone through the trees.  She smiled at me, thrusted an arm and a leg into the air, balancing on one foot. Her skin slowly unwrapped into leaflets,

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C15. Reversal

One of Tristain’s arms was mix of colors: a deep blue, black, and purple.  He also had a decent sized bump on the back side of his head. Lilia frowned at her missing arm, but it was slowly growing back.  Her other arm had been missing a hand, but that had already regrown. Her feet

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C14. Proof of Worth

We continued our march shortly after that incident. I gently touched my sore neck.  It hurt to talk, actually, it hurt to do anything that involved my throat.   Specifically, after Tristain cooked up some more bear meat for food, ‘breakfast’ as he called it, I found it also hurt to swallow.  The only thing

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C13. Uneasy Alliances

I wasn’t particularly tired anymore.  The threat of being eating by this strange woman that Tristain called “A Dryad” was causing my heartbeat to pound in my ears.  Not sleeping during the darkness was hardly an issue anymore.   Tristain, after all, had pushed my endurance to the limits at the enclave when he first

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C12. Just a little snack

Although she said she would wait, she continued to harass us while standing at the edge of the fur laid out.   “I’m soooo hungry though, can’t you come over here and give me something to eat?”   “Not that I was going to sleep with you standing there, but it looks like we won’t

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C11. Bump in the Night

  After drying the fur, and scraping off any remaining bits of meat, I started feeling odd and my mouth became very dry.  Then, for the second time in a very short while, Tristain surprised me.   “Here, suck on this.”   I blinked for a few seconds, not really understanding what he was talking

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C10. New Experiences

I had never eaten anything other than the tree’s fruits before, but I must admit, the meat of this bear, when cooked over a fire (how did he make that?!  I didn’t even see what he did…), was delicious, but dry. Tristain had some odd words about it himself, something about “giving up vegetarianism.”  

What Side Didn’t Know – A2,C9. Bearly a food chain

The end of the flower field began a dense, close growth forest. None of the trees are anywhere close to the size of those I’m used to.  Looking between the forest and the flow field, it was almost like a barrier was protecting the field. There was a definitive line between the two, with no