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The Everyday AquaticShe stood in a cool pond wind whipping her auburn hair into a frenzied dance. The murky spray lapped at her heels seeming to call her, inviting her to sink into the depths.
A lily pad bumped her ankle, jarring her. She looked up at the sky, and was immediately blinded by the midday sun. Squinting, she raised her hand, attempting to block out the searing rays. Tears streaming down her face, she looked down at the water. She could feel the heat of the sun licking the back of her neck, her freckled arms.
She sat down, now waist deep in the pond, feet sinking into the mud covering the bottom. Her white cotton dress was slowly turning brown as it absorbed the colour of the water. Feeling unsteady, she sunk her hands into the water behind her. Mud surged around her hands, pulling her farther, deeper.
She panicked. She was stuck. The pond was pulling her in, slowly but surely, determined to drown her. As if it were a vengeful god, the pond was unwavering in its need to claim her, to consume e
ReflectionsVal's pursuit led him to the foul beast's domain. The hollowed-out cavern reeked of blood and rancid meat. The dim light he had seen as he charged through the tunnel after the monster could now be identified: torches. Rows of mysteriously lit torches lined the walls of the huge cave. At its center was a substantially large labyrinth of mirrors.
He spotted the beast entering.
He spun his silver broadsword in his hand and hurried in behind it.
His garb was a simple blue and white crusader's leather with thick armored pads and reinforcing steel studs. Lightweight and flexible, but quite effective defense against blunt blows and – in a pinch – the slashing claws of the unholy spawn of the earth. All monster-hunters wore a similar variety in Val's experience. It would serve him well in these close quarters of the mirrored maze.
Right, left, forward, left, right he turned, always catching a glimpse of the beast's tail as he wove his way through the corridors. Every so often he sp
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