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November 20, 2019; 3pm

 

Forearms rested on exhausted knees as she panted softly in her tree perch. This was the fourth rest stop she had to make as she returned from her investigation of the northern lands.  It had taken her three days to make what had once been northern Venezuela. It was taking her three days to get back.  A vehicle might have seemed more practical to cover the nearly 700 miles, but not in this terrain. The jungle and mountain landscapes that covered the majority of the trip were impassable by anything but a plane which Narwa did not have to spare, nor did the bastet care for air travel. Land creatures were meant to keep their feet on the ground.

 

Bright amber lifted to check the sun. She would make Megildur before dark; a good thing as she had just eaten the last of her meat reserves. Coarse tongue curled and flattened with each soft pull of air as she crouched in the middle branches of the Barriguda. Eyes dropped at the sound of the capuchin family moving through the trees, heading further south. It was a behavior she had seen again and again over the last six days. The wildlife was heading south, they instinctively knew what she now had confirmed…. cold was coming. The rumors had been true.

 

Leather sack was slid back over her head to drape down her back, flaccid now as its contents had been consumed. Crouched legs exploded, hands catching a branch, swinging out before releasing in a somersault that dropped her the thirty feet to the ground, padded feet easily catching her weight.

 

She held back her speed on the last leg, conserving energy for the report she was sure the head of Narwa would demand upon her return. The slower pace also aided in navigating the heavier overgrowth of the dense jungles of Megildur. Hands planted on low branches as deft feet leapt over fallen trees. The migration of wildlife was becoming more and more apparent as she neared the compound. The animals seemed to instinctively know there was safety in the arms of the outworlder sanctuary. They were right. Enough fae with powers could stave off the cold, at least for a time.

 

Padded feet slowed their sprint as the formidable compound came into view.  There was much to talk about.

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Bare feet padded through the stone halls of his home despite the chill they were emanating. The elf had a lavender cashmere turtleneck over a pair of black slacks that kept him warm enough in the home.

 

There had been rumors... stories... about the cold and that it was spreading from the north. He would have ignored it if not for the fact that this was the coolest his lands had been since he came to this world nearly a decade ago. Frown wrinkled the timeless brow. He had enough to worry about. The outworlders had started showing up in his territory in droves. Word had gotten out that he was offering them sanctuary and they were taking it. Problem was he only had so much security and just like with the humans, there were good and there were bad outworlders. It took time to sift out the "bad seeds" and while they were being sifted, he needed security to keep the others safe.

 

He really didn't need an ice age to contend with now.

 

The flutter of wings caught his attention. Ipsin was going nuts near the windows facing the north. Ay'sha must be returning. Ipsin only got that excited for the feline woman. Had to be a cat thing.

 

Plush slippers were slid on as he trotted down the steps to the large terrace on the eastern side of his home. He detoured through the kitchen to let his den mother know to bring lunch out to the terrace and to include some barely cooked meat. Not his preference but the feline woman would be needing to refuel after her trip and he didn't want to wait for the report.

 

If an ice age was coming, he had some outworlders that he was going to insist "repaid" some of his kindness with their abilities.

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Thickly padded feet slowed as she caught site of the elf out on his large veranda. Thumb ran along the strap of her bag as she leapt over the rail with a feline's ease, dropping silently onto the deck near him.

 

Rumors aren't rumors.....

 

The quiet words rolled off the tongue with a rich accent not found on this world. She had learned the neutral language that  outworlders had come to accept as a common language but it still didn't come with a natural ease. Blanched chin extended towards the north.

 

Farthest shore already very cold.... the um...... animals..... they come this way to escape.

 

Bag slid from her shoulder to drop onto one of the carved wood chairs, her staff leaning against its back as she watched the woman bring out a large tray of food, the meat catching the feline's amber gaze.

 

White is falling from sky there..... white......cold pieces....

 

Her world was a warm one and she had only lived in the southern continents tropical climate since coming to this world. The snow had been disconcerting. Fingers reached for the near raw cut of beef, the cube popped between her lips, extended canines eposed for the briefest moment before she licked the white tips of her fingers.

 

.... coming closer too....

 

Legs folded up under her on a second chair waiting for the questions she was sure he had.

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He sat in the pilot house... cold towel on the back of his neck, literally half naked; no shoes, no shirt, boat shorts barely on his hips, hair in Mohawk twist and off his neck.  This heat, was killing him.  He would have been below deck, but it was worse there.  Stifling.  Humid.  He could barely breathe, questioning his entire decision to do this.  The sun though... the sun was the bastard that needed to die.

 

They were early.  Really early.  The storm that had been predicted to batter what was once Florida and threaten to halt them in Georgia for a week minimum had taken a sharp turn into the gulf, enabling him to ride right behind it.  Daring, but that's what he did.  It was odd for a storm to take such a drastic turn, something was up with the weather, he could feel a cold nipping at their heels- but for now he was in tropical hell, still unaware the same storm that let them arrive quicker had burst into snow in the gulf and was battering the entire central land mass with flurries and white-outs.

 

There was also talk of someone on his tail, and he wanted to lose their asses.  He would deal with them on the return when he didn't have a boatload of terrified Outworlders.  Word traveled fast, and not in a good way sometimes; he'd almost had to leave a few behind.  They were restless, his insistence on them staying below deck and out of sight was a firm one.  It was uncomfortable, not ideal, but it kept them safe from whatever they may still encounter.  They were on the coast and coast meant they could be seen unlike on open water.  He didn't come this far to lose them now.

 

He also didn't come this far to die of heat exhaustion either.

 

This would be the make or break moment, learning as much about where and who he was dropping them off to as the fae seemed to know about him.

 

It still reeked of servitude.

 

Hopefully, it wasn't.

 

Head perked up slightly, watching the mouth of the river.  Bare feet on the bridge, he stood quietly from his chair and put the boat at full stop to kill the engines, coasting quietly into the mouth of the river.  High trees and a few ridges on either side as far as the eye could see.  He didn't like the vulnerable position, but they really had no choice.  The dock was less than a half mile in- at the point where his boat could go no further.  They would be trapped, and alone.  His crew were stationed at key points, armed, and waiting for a hint of something to shoot.  He hated guns, but they were necessary in certain situations.  This was one of them.

 

Boat was completely silent save for the lap of the water on the hull.  An occasional screech from an exotic bird that didn't heed the instinctual silence from the rest at the strangers' trespassing brought muzzles up and his eyes toward the fluttering green foliage.  Barely anyone breathed as he steered to a coast with precision, looking for someone on the dock ready to throw a line.  Do or die time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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