South Of Naedin

By Jessica McAlpine All Rights Reserved ©

Fantasy / Humor

Blurb

Nadie curled into the warmth of the layers of skins. She took a deep breath and then yawned. After a moment her eyes blinked open with bits of sleep at the corners. She quietly stared at the empty space beside her. “Dakaa!?!” She bolted up and searched the mass of blankets, throwing them aside and then turning and throwing them again when she didn’t find a mountain of a woman. She threw on her dress and burst out of the tipi’s flap. “DAKAA!”

Chapter 1

Nadie lazily smiled. She breathed in deep through her nose, taking in the warmth of her love. Her own long hair was a sleepy mess, scattered over her and Dakaasin. Nadie shifted and grasped at a lock of her hair, playing with the white colour that was in contrast to their skin. The moon and the river of stars in the sky faintly lit the stretched skin above them. Her smile brightened as she thought about how Dakaasin’s hair glowed under the moonlight.

She closed her eyes again, resting her head against her chest.

“Are you awake?” she asked after a moment.

She felt Dakaasin nod. “Yes.”

“Why? Thinking about flying?” she teased.

Dakaasin smiled. “You always ask that.”

She shrugged. “I can’t help it. I really want to see your other form.”

“It’s not that special.”

“I doubt it.”

The skinwalker’s smile drifted away. “I’m thinking about it.”

“Hm?” Nadie shifted again until she could look up at her lover’s face. “You’re not serious, are you?” Her eyes danced, both excited and frightened.

Dakaasin continued gazing upwards to the slanted side of the tipi. From their angle the stars couldn’t be seen through the open flap at the top.

“I… I think I want to go back.”

Nadie blinked.

She slowly rose. Then after gathering her thoughts she moved to lay beside Dakaasin with her head on the pillow.

Dakaasin turned to find Nadie’s eyes searching hers.

“Don’t,” Nadie whispered. “They’ll kill you.”

Dakaasin smiled quietly. “I want to find out. I want to know if they’ve stopped killing us.”

“Don’t. Please don’t,” she pleaded, putting a hand on her round cheek, soft despite the years it had endured.

Dakaasin rolled onto her side. She reached up and gently held her hand, rubbing her thumb up and down her knuckles.

“You were always supportive of my oath. You want to see my animal shape, don’t you?”

“Yes, but I don’t want you to get hurt. And I only said those things because I thought I could get you to change, you know that.”

Dakaasin chuckled. “I do.” Her smiled fell away. “But I still want to find out. I don’t believe that they could still be killing us.”

“But you don’t know that.” Nadie moved their hands and grasped Dakaasin’s with both of hers. “Promise me you won’t go? Or at least talk to the council of elders and ask them to… I don’t know, maybe send some warriors with you.”

Dakaasin stared into the dazzling, worried green eyes.

She nodded.

Nadie sighed in relief and smiled. She shifted closer and wrapped her arms around her, intertwining their legs despite their great differences in size.

“Thank you.”

Dakaasin closed her dark eyes, resting her head against Nadie’s shoulder. “I love you,” she whispered.

“I love you too.”

Dakaasin wrapped her arms around Nadie’s middle. She rubbed her back, waiting.

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