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Old 01-21-2007, 05:09 PM   #43
Aylwen Dreamsong
The Melody of Misery
 
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Bellyn did not know how long she had gone without stopping to rest. She navigated, turning the horse further northward, searching for some source of water.

When she finally brought her horse to a slow walk, she could feel her body aching everywhere. Her fingers had gone numb hours earlier. Her animal companion stomped and prodded at the tufts of cold grass beneath his hooves. Bellyn had pushed for too far, too long.

Bellyn was content to wash her face with the cold water, while the horse gulped at the stream. She was tired from riding; he was tired from galloping, from running.

Sleep. She needed to sleep. He needed to rest.

Not for long, she promised herself, not for too long.

Long enough to rest, short enough to keep from dreaming.
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