((For the Cirque.
Warning: I’m under the influence....
.: Imaginarium, a dream emporium
Caress the tales
And they will dream you real
A storyteller's game
Lips that intoxicate
The core of all life is a
Limitless chest of tales:.
It had been a month since that day when the strange blue wolf had stumbled into their world and brought them out. Hari had been starry-eyed at all the world while he guided them, demanding questions from her siblings left and right as she excitedly ran from one thing to the next. But she stayed close to her siblings, gluing herself to Shu’s hip or Tobi’s side. She had been nervous about the blue wolf, of course, but she was quickly distracted by him bringing them to a place he called The Grounds. He told them the entire land was theirs and they would be safe, as long as they extended that safety to everything else on the land. It was soSOSO BIG! Hari was beside herself with the sight. But she had stuck close to her siblings, never daring to stray from their sides-the world was big and scary now-until the most recent week.
And today just felt different for the petite female. The sun was shining through the red and green fabrics of their tent (so different from a cave!) and turned the light inside a gorgeous mix of crimson and emerald that glinted off her wings like drops of crystals. She lifted her head from Shu’s back and looked around. The morning felt different, like something exciting would happen. She gently moved her tail out from under Tobi’s head and stroked him on the head with it. She also nuzzled her sister’s side. “Wake up! Wake up! Something’s gonna happen! I can feel it!” She excitedly whispered. “Let’s go find Danse!” She sad as her wakeup call became more prominent and naggy.
She huffed and jumped over her siblings and landed at the mouth of the tent. “Fine, ya lazy butts! I’ll go find him myself! Catch up when you wake up!” She said before sticking her tongue out and dashing out of the tent.....only to turn around, dash back in, lick them both on the head and whisper a quick “I love you” before dashing off again towards the giant red tent at the top of a hill. She panted excitedly, knowing her brother and sister weren’t far behind before she skidded to a clumsy stop at the tent. She cleared her throat and hesitantly poked the tent flap. “Danse?” She asked timidly. “It’s morning.” She said, as if he didn’t know that. “And...I dunno. It feels exciting. So....maybe something is gonna happen today?” She said as she waited from him to appear.
.: Wake up, Dead Boy
Tricksters, magicians will show you all that's real
Careless jugglers, snake charmers by your trail
Magic of a moment
The sun was a burning ball of orange by the time he had decided to put his nose to the wind and continued his trip. Crackles and snaps were heard as his blazing mane happily licked at his face, never burning him and never going out. He was a Fire Drake, and his mane of pure fire was the most well known distinction. He snickered to himself as he swept his burning tail against a tree, lighting the wood instantly on fire. It hadn’t rained in a while, and pretty soon the flames were spreading and burning everything in sight. Tiny creatures ran around in a panic and he laughed at their rushed movements. His laughter only got louder when they ran into each other, but soon the fun faded and his snickers quieted. The fires died down as he swooped up to stop them with a wave of his wings.
The forest was still in a panic and he just took off.
His day was starting out so good!
His wings beat lazily as he glided on the warm up currents of the air, his mane flickering wildly as he used the warm air to carry him over the ground below. He looked down and saw something curious. Metal skeletons like the Human Ruins? Cool! He moved himself into a fiery dive and like a falling star; he made a spectacle of his dive. But of course, why wouldn’t he? He was pretty friggin’ awesome, if he did say so himself. His glowing figure hit the ground with a clapping BOOM and when the dust cleared, he sat there in his scorched shallow crater with the biggest smile on any wolf’s face.
This place was cool lookin. He may just stick around for a bit.
.:At the end of the river the sundown beams
All the relics of a life long-lived
Here, weary traveler, rest your wand
Sleep the journey from your eyes
Good journey, love, time to go
I checked your teeth and warmed your toes
In the horizon I see them coming for you:.
Hari must have jumped five feet straight up into the air when there was a sudden BOOM and she squealed in a frightened manner as she dove under Tobi’s body. But the boom faded and she peeked out from under his back legs and his tail to see a.....burning wolf? She snuck out from under her brother and looked. “Hey. What’s that?” She asked as she pointed a paw at the figure. “Danse? What is it?” She asked, curling her head around Tobi’s back leg to look at the Ringmaster. “Is it safe?” She asked again, remembering that he said they would always be safe there.
Well, if the pretty blue wolf said they were safe, it must be true, so she bolted from under her brother and down the hill to look at the large wolf more closely. She skidded to a stop just outside the outline of his impact point and looked down at the blackened ground, the charcoal scent making her nose twitch. “Hey! Who are you?” She asked. “Are you safe?” She asked with a tilt of her head.
He looked up at the demanding voice and saw a small, petite female who was more colorful than anything he had ever seen. Almost instantly he charged her and pinned her beneath him. “Well aren’t you just the CUTEST thing ever?!” He said as he nuzzled and licked her head. He liked little ones....maybe a little too much. “I’m Gravitation, but you can call me Gravity. Aren’t you just so cute?!” He said as he continued to nuzzle her.
“Hey! Gerroff!” She shouted as she was loved on. “Ah! Too much snuggle! Gerroff ya big thing!” She protested before her head was thoroughly soaked. Her protests were cut short by the amount of love she was receiving from the overly-excited Fire Drake. He just laughed at her protests and eventually let her go, to which Harikizu dived behind her siblings and proceeded to try and clean the spit from her fur. “I think he just tried to eat me....” She accused.
Gravity laughed and licked his maw. “I wouldn’t eat you, little. Even if you do look like a most delightful dish.” He said with a comic snap of his jaws in her direction, which caused her to squeak again. He snickered and looked at the onlookers before sending them a grin and bowing. “I’m Gravitation. Call me Gravity. And I was just passing through when this place caught my eye. So...which one of you is in charge of this great place?” He asked with a smirk.