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Under the Waterfalls   1520.03.15  
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Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer)
Esarrali wants to find a unique plant or animal to study for her dissertation. But she finds her thoughts straying from that goal to contemplating her beautiful guide.
Posted: 10/06/10     Updated: 10/08/10 [2 Comments] ~ 1 words.
 

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...this morning, when they headed back toward the Crystal Desert, the Border Chicory flowers were slightly darker, and the desert itself was dotted with pale green. Seeing the fragile shoots of green, Esarrali had started forward—one of those plants might be just what she needed.

Rraneffa had grabbed her shoulder, hard enough to leave bruises. Her voice, in contrast, was soft and melodic. “Stop. Those seeds sprouting without a hard rain is a signal that a wraith storm is coming. See—the Border Chicory flowers are already darker.”

Esarrali peered at them. They were a pretty, rich lavender with blue shadows. “They’re not that dark!”

Rraneffa’s beautiful, enigmatic guide looked grim. “Those buds were formed yesterday, and were pale lavender last night. I checked. The ones forming today will likely be dark purple. We’ll have to stay in the foothills, until we get to The Waterfalls.”

Author's Notes

This was written during the July, 2010 Muse Fusion. The prompt that inspired it was a request to see a trip to somewhere no one had ever been before; there was also a request for an unusual creature. So here's a place no Empire scientist has seen before, with a bit of romance thrown in.

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Location:
Crystal Desert

Characters Featured:
Rraneffa, Esarrali,

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