Aetsia belongs to Keiko
Stella belongs to me
And in all fairness, Lopshire belongs to Keiko too. :3
Dark DesiresA storm was quickly approaching the small ship, two squirrels were holding hands gazing out at it in worry.
Chapter 1: A Storm at Sea
Chapter 1: A Storm at Sea
"We should make it, so long as it doesn't move any faster than that," One of them says, this one with long flowing red hair, crimson eyes, and wearing a red leather corset, a red leather skirt, some boots and bracers, complete with a matching satchel for supplies. She adjusts her glasses on her face as she turns toward her partner, another squirrel, wearing a light blue tunic, some brown shorts and shoes, and some goggles on her head. She too had a satchel for her own supplies, and a longsword sheathed at her side, and a pair of glasses herself. She turns to face the other squirrel and nods, hoping that they were going to reach the island of Shadowmoor before the big storm. Unbeknownst to them both, another force was at hand behind the storm.
Shadowmoor was in the northern part of Lopshire, able to be seen from one of it's northern coasts on a clear night. It was a large moutain of an island, and it was rumored to be a nice place to live until recently, when an evil force took over the island.
They both turned and headed for their cabin, setting their supplies aside until they were needed next. It was getting late, and they were both tired. "So Aetsia, when we get there do you wanna tackle this together or go in seperate?" the first squirrel asked, her voice smooth and soft. Aetsia thought for a brief moment, they were only in there to conquer a dungeon and claim the Sword of Legends, which had been stolen by a mole by the name of Rene. They didn't know what they had in store for them, but they had to get that sword back.
"Well Stella, I was thinking we split up, but not isolate ourselves completely," Aetsia replies. She didn't speak much, and Stella was fortunate that she would even talk to her.
"Alright, it's a deal then," Stella calmly states, expecting this to be an easy task. That was until something shook the boat, and hard too. "The hell?" Stella cries out as she's tossed aside, hitting the wall with her body. She looks up to see Aetsia still standing, but her balance was off. The other squirrel falls over and slides in Stella's direction. She barely manages to manuver herself out of the way, Aetsia hitting just below the spot Stella originally hit. "We need to see what's up," Stella exclaims grabbing nothing more than a dagger as she whips the door open.
Aetsia grabs her sword and follows Stella, her sense of balance more developed since she uses it more. While Stella clumsily fumbles around trying to get to the main deck, Aetsia carefully places her steps so she can at least remain on her feet. Both females reach the deck at the same time, and both are met with hard rain and lightning crashing around their ship. Something seemed out of place however, this storm shouldn't be creating enough energy to shake the ship this violently.
Stella tries to keep on her feet as she searches around for whatever was doing this, and her eyes grow wide as she finds it. Unable to find words she simply cries out, Aetsia turning her attention toward her. Her own jaw drops as she sees it too, a giant tentacle suctioned onto the ship, dragging it down. She turns her head and points, Shadowmoor was within swimming distance if they could make it before this beast took the ship down with them. Pointing toward the island and letting out a cry of her own catches Stella's attention. She nods at her and makes a mad dash for the other end of the ship, the one closest to the island. Both squirrels hold hands quickly and make a leap of faith, splashing into the sea below. They let go of each other to swim, Aetsia pulling ahead as Stella turns to see what that tentacle belonged to.
She stares in horror as a giant kraken was taking the ship down from below, making it seem as if the storm was the culprit. It's two large tentacles hugging the ships side while it's smaller ones gripped the bottom. Stella was surprised, it almost looked like a squid. This was too well planned to be a random attack too, someone or something didn't want them on that island. Stella turns around and swims for her life as well, a few feet behind the other squirrel. They swam for a few hours, the kraken paying them no notice.
Both squirrels ended up washed on the beach, collapsed and exhausted. They were a few feet apart, and took comfort in each other's company, but they couldn't move enough to do anything. They lay there, sputtering and coughing as parts of the ship wash up soon after. Although it didn't feel like it to them, they lay there for three full days.
When they regain conciousness and are able to move again both of them sit up and shake off the dizziness. Remaining silent the pair wanders the beach, searching for anything useful that may have washed up with them. Both were disappointed. They only had what they were wearing, and the weapons that they grabbed on their way out, nothing more. The pair of squirrels looked at the rest of the island, there was little walking room for them as almost right away the island's moutain was shooting up. It also happened to blanket most of the island. Only a few isolated beaches had enough ground to walk on.
Aetsia waves over toward Stella and points to an opening. This must be how they have to get around the island, through a tunnel network. There was one final odditiy about Shadowmoor Stella was just now grasping, they'd been laying on that beach for three days, and not once did it change from night to day. The island was trapped in a state of perpetual night. She follows Aetsia to the cave and stares in it, gulping as she did so. Walking side by side, both squirrels entered the cave, ready for whatever was in store for them.
More to come later. :3