((That'd be amazing! We could use it later)) Corin struggled against the current and got her head above the water and took a breath before being plunged below again. (Naur) Corin!!! Naur swoops down but comes up empty handed, his face twisted in grief.
Out of the corner of his eye, Sterling noticed one elf jump off a ledge and disappear. Forgetting he had been talking to the other elves, he ran over to Nosta. We HAVE to go help!! C'mon!!!
Nosta nodded obligently, picked Sterling up by her beak and tossed him onto her back as if he weighed no more than a feather. Launching herself into the air gracefully, she swooped down until she gently landed beside Kalin.
Sterling clambered off of Nosta's back and looked down into the depths of the water. "How are we going to get her out of there?" he wailed to no one in paticular.
((Hey guys you might want to try slowing down. You're leaving others behind.))
Wolf had been through to much this day just to go search for a person who jumped. Instead he looked over the edge to see what was happening. Chicken. Why don't you go and be a hero.
"You're the bird, you are more like a chicken then I am."
Fine, but if you want to be more than that dude that yells at people all day you have to step up.
((Sorry, it's my fault for not telling you i would be gone for a while))
Mynqui examined her medallion. It seemed to be a symbol of water. Is this what you meant, Ear? She asked skeptically, that rain would become more comfortable?
Instead of the answer she was expecting, Ear threw Mynqui onto her back with her beak and thrust them both into the air.
"What's going on?" Mynqui shouted over the rushing air, holding onto Ear for dear life.
/Someone needs our help. Your skills can be of use./
Please, Mynqui thought sarcastically, I don't even know these people. Don't they have their own powers? Why can't people just take care of themselves?
/We all need help at one point, Mynqui. And at another time, they will undoubtedly return the favor/
Mynqui sighed in defeat. Fine, but what do I do?
/Corin is struggling in the water/ Ear explained as they came in view of the ledge and the water surrounding it. /but the water will listen to you/
Mynqui tried to reach out and control the water, but only felt foolish for trying something to vauge and ridiculous. This isn't working! she thought angrily.
/If you will allow me to help you, it will be simple/
Mynqui took a deep breath. Ok, she thought after the pause, I need your help. Lead me, Ear.
Suddenly, Mynqui felt the water as if it were an extension of her own body, like an extra arm. SHe could feel the slight presence of a living soul, presumably Corin.
No, Mynqui thought, don't take this person, water. Bring her to me alive.
((I looked over the previous posts...hope this doesn't mess anything up for you. If it does I change change it. You can interpret Mynqui telling the water not to drown Corin as whatever you like))
((Oh sorry, I didn't mean to. I might not post to let the story catch up, sorry))
Corin's head bobbed above for a fraction of a second and she grabbed the leg of Fleece. Her hands began to slip but she hung on with all her might.
((Hey since we are leaving people behind, why don't we make a rule that you can only post once a day? That way everyone doesn't have to read a million posts when they get back on? We don't have to, but it might be useful))
Fleece scanned to waters desprately. Finally he saw a dim figure at the bottom of the river struggling feebly. Kalin, drop me. Kalin screeched in protest, Uh, nu, you aren't going in that river kid. Fleece squirmed in Kalin's claws, and glared at him, Do you want her alive or not? Kalin shuddered and let Fleece go. He dropped into the river, the freezing water soaking his skin more than the rain already had. Quickly he swam to the bottom and grabbed the girl, swiming back. They broke the surface and Kalin swooped down picking them both up.
((Sounds ok to me, but can it be like two or three? I love posting #NoSocialLife lol)) Corin coughed and Naur's firm voice scolded her in her mind. (Naur) you gave me a heart attack! Never Ever do that to me again!!! I swear if this ever happens again. Corin ignored the words and looked at the handsome elf holding her. She suddenly felt embbarressed and ashamed at her actions. Naur gave a sympathetic huff o satisfaction and Corin closed her eyes. She saw her mother, and she wanted her to help the elves, her people. Corin knew what she had to do.
(Also a no-1x1ing rule might help as well. Wait for two people to post before you post again. Just a suggestion.)
Umbra frowned watching from above. Sira would have helped, but she knew it would be alright. The other falcons could be relied on. She did not feel her powers over time were needed here. She wouldn't go back to prevent the jump, and she had no promise stopping time for the girl would help her.
Things played out and the girl was saved. She sighed, shaking her head and nudging Umbra. *Please never pull anything like that yourself. I think I might just let you drown so you'll learn your lesson.*
Umbra was sure he could hear a teasing note in her voice. He knew she didn't mean it. Somehow, he knew that if he were ever in danger, even by his own doing, she'd be there to protect him.
((Yeah, a no 1X1 rule would be good, I think I do that too much (whoops) ))
Fleece coughed and swung up onto Kalin's back, swinging the girl up too. Keeping a firm grip on Kalin's feathers they flew back up to the ledge. Fleece watched the girl as they got off, would she be okay? (Kalin) Don't worry about her, you risk your life to save hers, least she can do is to keep her own life out of danger. Fleece ignored Kalin and asked the girl, "Are you okay?" He didn't meet her eyes though.
Nosta sighed deeply as the elf was rescued by another. She silently hoped Sterling wouldn't pull a trick like that, but she didn't dare speak that to Naur. With that, she put Sterling up onto her back. She launched herself into the air at an almost vertical angle and landed comfortably on the ledge.
Sterling clambered off her back, and realized he still had his medallion in his clutch. After the events that had occured below, he was wary of whether or not he should commit to this. He had been excited prior to this incident. He held he medallion shakily in his hand. Looking up, he noticed Nosta had been eyeing him.
(Sterling) What? (Nosta) Are you going to put on your medallion or not?
Sterling didn't reply for a moment.
While Nosta waited for a reply, she turned to Kalin. You have chosen a elf with great bravery and honor. Wise choice.
Sterling still fingered the medallion in his left hand, and looked down on the spiral engraved onto it.
Ear took Mynqui back to the circle when the drowning victim had been rescued. They'll be ok, right? she asked Ear anxiously.
/Well, well, look who's showing a little compassion/ Ear teased.
It..it was just because they'll have to work together now, so it would be in her best interest if they were all alive, Mynqui reasoned futlily. Ear already knew she wasn't as stonehearteded as she wanted to seem.
I wish I could've helped more.. Mynqui thought.
/The greatest danger has passed, but you can still be of use/ Ear said. Without any resistance from Mynqui, Ear was able to guide her powers. Focusing on the two elves who had been in the water, Mynqui forced the water off of them, leaving them completely dry. It wasn't much, but now they would be less likely to get sick. It was still raining, after all, so if would be hard to get warm again if their clothes were soaked.
Corin opened her eyes and ha her strength back. She pushe away from the elf and notices there was no water on her, other than the rain. Naur flew close and she hopped on. (Naur) why did you do that?!?! You scared me half to death! Corin ignored the large birds pleas. She had hurt her honor and shown she was a coward, but no more. Naur brushed her gently as they landed by the elf. His scournful eye was laid on her and she grimaced. She walked forward and drew the medallion with reverence. Naur then placed it upon her. Corin felt renewed strength within her soul. (Naur) will the ember beneath your palm to ignite. Corin nodded and a flame came from her hand. She stumbled back in shock and t died, but she had not burned. Corin closed her hand and faced the other elves. She drew herself up and said, her voice strong and unshaken, "I am Corin, Rider of Naur." Naur stood regally and fierce. Corin smiled at the others, she better get on friendly terms with them, it would be a long time together.
Fleece watched her, then went to the circle again. Kalin replied to Nosta, Thank you. Fleece looked at all the medalians. Most were gone by now, only a few left. Fleece took the one with white sun and could feel it's warmth. Kalin flew over and took the medalian from him, holding it and waiting for Fleece. He bit his lip. There would be so many elfs, and danger, and lots of other things. Fleece looked down, he really just wanted to go back to his grandfather's shop. He was dry, which was weird, but he didn't want this. Slowly he knew he had to do it and he stepped foward allowing Kalin to put it on him.
Wolf did not feel important. Fleece had jumped in to help Corin, Mynqui revived them. But he just watched. What could have you done? You sink in water. That was not your battle. Wolf realized that Ond said something nice to him, maybe this "Falcon Rider" thing could work out. Did you just say something nice to me? You sound very surprised. Well thanks, Ond.
Bella watched the happenings, confused at what exactly was going on. Why would someone willingly throw themselves off a cliff? Especialy if they had been chosen by a creature as special as the falcons.
Some people are not willing to reconize their own greatness
Ithil said, her voice ringing in Bellas head. She nodded in agreement, bringing one of her hands up to stroke the falcons feathers. She may not particularly like other elves, people that were able to so easily walk around and communicate with eachother, but she understood them, for she was the same.
Looking around the circle Belladonna was glad that the girl had been saved with the help of the other elves, but she couldn't help but feel a little useless, she had nothing that could help. Judging by the few elves who had remained within the circle, she guessed they shared her feelings.
Ithils wings jumped, hitting Bella lightly in the back, cauing her to jump, startled.
You aren't useless, and neither is anyone else Bella relized Ithil was reading her thoughts and she smiled slightly, amused You're specialties just couldn't be of use
Sterling watched as a few of the other elves had put on their medallions. Unsure of what to do, he looked to Nosta for help.
Even though no words had been spoken between them, Nosta knew what Sterling wanted even if he didn't think he wanted it. She gently picked up the medallion in his hand with her beak, and placed it around his neck. Look at your ankle now.
Sterling clutched the medallion in his palm and could practically feel the happiness radiating from it and onto him. He was full of energy now, despite the dreary weather. At Nosta's request, he lifted up his pant leg, and looked at the spiral. He knew it had always been there, but it had always been faint, hardly noticeable. Now, it was bold and bright, and it was glowing. Clapping with joy, Sterling threw his arns around Nosta's neck. "Thank you!!" he squeaked.
Umbra was silent for a moment, waching everyone. Once the tall elf, taller than him, left their line of sight, he stood. "Well I suppose we get on with the training right away? I, for one, am rather curious as to what I can learn." He said, directiing this statement to Sira, although anyone could have responded. He didn't mind.
Sira nodded, looking at the other falcons, waiting.
Mynqui's expression hardened as her mind began racing. Training counded promising, but also a bit dangerous.
I'm guessing this won't be as easy at simply 'following you'? Mynqui asked Ear.
/No, it will surely be difficult. But the most rewarding thing you'll ever do/ Ear promised kindly. /and I'll be here to help you unlock your potential/
Potential? Mynqui meditated on this...no one had ever said anything like that before. Sure, she had always jumped through the right hoops, but never anything extraoridnary. Then again, she should've known her ordinary life was over when the giant falcon pranced into it.