Laresari, Heart of Darkness Chapter 11It was a cool, bright morning. Dew clung to the grass and Sari’s scales. She yawned and shook herself off, flicking her tail to remove the last of the water off. Walking out from under the shade of the cliff, Sari appreciated the feeling of the sun on her scales. She had slept very well that night, it was later than normal. Dipping her head, Sari drunk from the rushing icy water.Snorting and shaking her head as water splashed up her nose, Sari turned back to see Gaia stretching as she woke up.Laresari, Heart of Darkness Chapter 11 by whitehorsetiger
“‘morning,” Gaia mumbled sleepily.
“Good morning,” Sari replied, “Ready to go?”
“Sure,” Gaia said, joining Sari beside the river.
“Let’s go then,” Sari said, spreading her wings to take flight into the morning sky.
It was not a great day for flying, thick grey clouds had gathered overnight and the wind was picking up.
“This doesn’t look good,” Sari said, adjusting her movements to account for the incre
Gaia, Heart of Darkness chapter 10Sari was true to her word, they flew non-stop that day. Gaia’s wings were drooping and she’d dropped a couple of feet when sunset finally came. They’d long since passed over the forest and were on what Sari referred to as ‘the last leg’. Sari swooped and landed elegantly beside the river in a small, grassy meadow. Gaia landed with a thump behind her, exhaustion making her wings ache. They walked away from the river, under the shadow of the cliff. Unlike Sari, Gaia did not like sleeping out under the stars; it just did not feel safe to her. A nice enclosed cave was better for her, sheltered from the elements and hidden from any possible danger. However, she did trust Sari with these things. After all, she was the one who’d lived here for most of her life.Gaia, Heart of Darkness chapter 10 by whitehorsetiger
She settled on the grass, revelling in the feeling of the weight being taken off her wings. Sari seemed unphased by the large amount of flying they’d been doing, although that was expected. Eve
Laresari, Heart of Darkness Chapter 9They continued to fly, following the river.Laresari, Heart of Darkness Chapter 9 by whitehorsetiger
Sari slowed, “There it is,” she nodded with her head, “The joining of the south and east rivers.”
“Oooo,” Gaia replied.
“Well, it’s technically the separating of the rivers, the east river is the last to separate off,” Sari said, swooping low to skim the surface with her claw.
The river became much more turbulent here, and continued to be heading south.
“How many rivers are there?” Gaia asked, fluttering just above Sari.
“Four, the west, the south west, the south and the east, they all come from the same source,” Sari said, “That’s where we’re going to the source.”
“Oh ok,” Gaia said, looking ahead, “Why didn’t we just come in from the south and travel straight?”
“That would have been suicide, the south river comes out at sea serpent cove. At this time, the young sea serpent will be old enough to be big eno
Laresari, Heart of Darkness Chapter 8Sari spent the rest of the night steadily circling the cave entrance. Her path took her out over the river, back around to the cliff and then over the ocean, back over the other side and over the river again. Her route though, was unimportant to Sari, the important thing was the thoughts swirling inside her head. She swooped back onto the cliff, in time to watch the sunrise over the ocean. She hadn’t slept a wink, but knew she’d be ok until the next night. When travelling alone, she’d gone three days without sleeping. The sky was stained a brilliant yellow, the colour reflected in the sea. Sari closed her eyes, the sooner they got away from this place the better. It was time to fix her mistake.Laresari, Heart of Darkness Chapter 8 by whitehorsetiger
Gaia and Violet joined her, just as the last edge of the sun peaked above the horizon.
“A few of days flight from here and you there, but I should warn you,” Violet began, frowning, “The wyverns do not take kindly to dragons, you’ll be very lucky to get