I stand silently for a while, thinking. I feel a bit conflicted. On the one side, I’m happy. Very happy. This is the first time since I’ve been reincarnated that someone has said such heartfelt words to me. She loves me. This is something that I’ve wished for even in my past life.
Tag: What Side Didn’t Know
After getting a long rest with Dubhe and Lilia in one of those super comfortable leaf bed I haven’t slept in since the enclave, I start a conversation with Dubhe about the bearfolk. Clearly, I don’t know the customs, nor did I make an effort to learn them on my way here. Too much
“We can’t believe how terribly stupid you are!” Dubhe yells at me after we get into our room. “You talked directly to the queen without being addressed? And imply that she does anything for you? Foolish husband of ours!” She is furious, interspersing her words with roars. She is also waving her claws around fairly
“Is this tree hollow?” I sputter, looking up. After walking about two dozen feet into the tree, the inside opened up into a massive, circular chamber. Similar to the platforms spiraling around the Enclave’s trees, the inside of this tree is sporting a wide chasm lined with a similarly thin, useless railing and open
I sigh. This is not what I wanted at all. Here I thought there would be this large, library-like-building that we could take shelter in. Instead, we have a crazed dryad, prone to violent outbursts. “Well, to begin with, I was sent here to learn more about the world… and the bearfolk. By Gaia.”
After I finally got to bed last night, and tried to get some sleep, I had that strange dream again. It keeps happening. It feels odd, every time like it’s actually a different reality. A bit like I’m stuck in another strange world when I’m dreaming. It feels more real than lucid dreaming, more solid.
After I was done feeling super embarrassed, I put myself back together. I took a seat after sliding my back down the nearest tree. The intruding bearfolk woman did as well, sitting next to me. “It’s unusual to see such a thing in this forest. Actually, it’s unusual to see humes or other dryads
In an odd turn of events, another female bearfolk comes to greet us today. It is the first I’ve seen of a female ursine, aside from Dubhe. “Dubhe, why do you bring these two here? It is forbidden.” This new ursine holds her head high as she talks to Dubhe, looking down on us
We have been traveling for countless days. I often wonder how things got this bad. “Darling, go hunt us something, we are hungry.” Dubhe waved a paw-like hand at me dismissively. She is an Ursine, or bearfolk. Something like a cross between a human – more often referred to as a hume in
Journal Entry 43: Despite the cost of paper here above the enclave, Nanna has insisted that I continue my journals. She says that it serves both to teach me to write better and to heal my body and mind. I’m still very upset about what happened that day. I’m not sure that