Post Reply Ghost Shipyard
Posted 11/23/10
EXAMPLE: Aluminite's Beginning



The sound of the crashing waves hitting the docks rumbled throughout the misty area. A boat creaked loudly as it bumped against another, breaking the monotonous tone of the ocean. A single person walked down the path, running hurriedly away from a boat and whatever had frightened him. As quickly as he had come, he was gone.
Above the nearby forest, a dove flew quietly towards the boardwalk, landing neatly beside a rotten board the man had just ran by. She shifted neatly into her human form, and surveyed the area. The mist indeed made it hard for her to make out anything past the boat directly in front of her. She sighed and thought to herself, You'd think they'd clear this mist... Someone could fall in the water. She shook her head and folded her arms.
After moments of waiting, she spoke out loud, "Am I supposed to do something? Dance? Juggle? Recite a poem?" She grumbled to herself. After all the travel she had experienced to get there, she wasn't going to go back anytime soon.
Still... it's very cold here... She shivered, looking around once more, trying to find the shape of any person who she could ask for assistance.

"Juggling would certainly be a new one." Said a stranger, he clasped his hands together and rested them atop Aluminite's head, his chin then rested on his fingers as he stood behind the student. His tone was smooth and calm, his eyes glowed silver in the dark green depths and his deep brown hair hung in tassles to block his vision. A long, thin sword was strapped to his waist and a larger, almost claymore sword in appearance was strapped to his back. "You're Aluminite, right? Or do I need to find a new headrest?" He asked with an odd twinge of humor in his voice which resembled the sound of flowing water.

Alu darted away, her expression startled. Protectively her wings unfolded in case she needed to take flight. She turned and looked at the strange man. He almost resembled her brother, with the exception that his hair was dark. She cleared her throat and bowed politely, yet nervously, "Yes, I am Aluminite. May I ask who you are?"

"Raunien, and may I say it's an honor to meet you Miss Aluminite." Raumien said with a low bow towards Alu, his expression was serious and and he then broke into a smile, "Do you have means by which to transport the two of us to Twilight Moon Academy? It's this long tradition to test your abilities in such a way." He spoke in a kind tone and his mysterious green/silver eyes seemed to speak as well, adding depth to his words even though he wasn't saying much. It was a captivating thing to watch, each word accentuated perfectly to seem to not only play off your knowlege of the word you were tought- but some odd, pure essense of thier meaning. He was probably an exceedingly good motivational speaker.

Alu shrugged at Raunien, turning away from him to gaze at the sea. His eyes were indeed calming to her, but they were like a viper's eyes- soothing, yet deadly. She looked down and cursed her paranoid thoughts, then turned back to Raunien, "Well, I can shift into a dove, or I can just fly..." She looked at the wings tucked beneath her cloak.

"Transportation for two, though? It might be a bit tiresome for you to take yourself and a passenger all the way accross the water to Twilight Moon Academy..." He noted as he took on a thoughtful expression and he looked to the ground, trying to figure out an alternative idea on getting to thier destination. His green, silver shimmering eyes looked towards the water and he shook his head and looked toward his student, "Do you have any ideas? Or do you feel up to carrying a passenger?" He asked as a breeze whisked from the trees and accross the water.

Turning a bright shade of red, Alu turned back to Raunien, "Umm, well I don't know if I'll be able to support you. Like, normally I think I could, but I'm completely exhausted from the trip here. I flew for almost a day straight in a dove form, and you can understand how tiring that is..." She shrugged pathetically. This was a horrible start to a new school, and now this man was probably thinking her of weak. If she had trained more with her flying, she'd be able to fly for days on end, but that was one of the things she always avoided.


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