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Post  Evander on Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:44 am

The last two and a half days had been hard on him, and no doubt his travelling companion. The journey from Seeking Creek was a long one, full of obstacles that only the fittest of horses could make... at least, if you didn't know the secret passage through the waterfalls, which very, very few, save for the lead stallion of the Twilight Escarpment, knew of.
Stolen had finally had to call it quits a few hours ago, since he and Indigo were so exhausted, and the landscape, while beautiful, was too similar to really see the boundary lines between one territory and the next. Beside a small pool of crystalline water, fed by a gentle, short waterfall. The grass around the pool was thick and lush, perfect to bed on for the night.
He was awoken by the sunlight rising up over the distant peak, reflecting off the dancing surface of the pool... at least, he thought that was it. In a half-asleep haze, he lifted his head, peering groggily at the opposite bank, blinking in confusion. He was almost certain he was dreaming, for something that should only exist in dreams stood there.
The stallion was huge. Stolen had never seen his equal ever. Not only was the stallion massive, being at least 3h taller than Stolen himself, muscle packed in tightly on his legs and flanks, perfectly proportioned, his body the deepest black Stolen had ever seen, while in stark contrast, his mane and tail were the most pristine shade of white. The stallion was grazing, partially turned away from him and Indigo, and seemingly unaware of their presence.
Silently, Stolen nudged the sleeping Indigo, wanting her to see this, to make sure he wasn't dreaming... that he'd found the place they sought for two long, arduous days.
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Post  ForeverYoung on Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:53 am

Indigo was exhausted from this trip. She was no where near prepared for this long, harsh journey. She struggled to open her eyes, but she also noticed that Stolen was half asleep as well, but she could see he was staring at something. Indigo lifted her head slowly and gently, throwing her fore legs in front of her, preparing to get up. The sun beams shot down on her pitch black mane, mostly knotted with leaves. Vision looked over towards the creek, that was reflecting the sun so perfectly and finely. She had never seen such a beautifully crafted place by nature. Indigo was speechless. The most she could do was smile, before she tucked her legs under her muscled stomach, laying down her head, not intending to wake any time soon.
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Post  Evander on Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:47 am

Stolen was almost positive he was dreaming this, since Indigo was so soundly asleep beside him. Sighing in resignation, he lay his head beside Indigo's shutting his gentle eyes and quickly falling into a dreamless sleep.

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Kalten had been grazing around here every morning, keeping an eye on the border of his territory. Further inland was where the place truly came alive with other nomads who were staying here. This quiet stream, however, was a pleasent enough place to go to when he needed to be alone.
He lifted his head to the sound of a heavy, almost sad, sigh. His ultramarine gaze swept the opposite bank curiously, looking for the sign of life that had made the noise. In the still increasing light, it was hard to see... until he noted a large patch of deep black in the grass.
The water he quietly stepped into was cool, but not to an unpleasent extent. It swirled around his large feet, the ripples he made lapping gently against the shoreline. It barely came up to his knees, so it wasn't difficult to get across, even with the pebbly bottom.
The two horses he came across were nearly as black as himself, and looked utterly exhausted. They were young to.... too young to be quite on their own.
"My goodness," he said softly, too quiet to be heard by the two younger horses. It looked like today, he'd be standing watch here... at least until these two woke up.
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Post  ForeverYoung on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:16 am

Indigo slowly opened her eyes. She felt a presence nearby. She got those feelings. They spooked her, but they could come in handy at times. She lifted her delicate head, preparing to get up. She threw her first leg in front of her, getting up so quickly she almost fell over. She spun around to find the biggest stallion she had ever come across in her life. Indigo backed away slowly. She nudged Stolen with her back foot, urging him to get up. Indigo was scared that the stallion might be trouble.
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Post  Evander on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:29 am

Stolen snorted awake, getting up in a similar fashion to Indigo, nearly tripping over his own feet in the process. He managed to catch himself and stand firmly for a minute, staring blankly at the giant stallion before them. His gaze rose slowly up the stallion's legs, to his chest, and then up to his head, which seemed to tower almost too high off the ground.
"Uh... wh-who are you?"

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Kalten's gentle gaze settled upon the two startled young horses, not making a movement for the moment.. he didn't want to make them more nervous than they already were. They were too haggard for running anymore.
"My name is Kalten, the lead stallion of the Twilight Escarpment... you two have had a long journey, but you are welcome to stay here as long as you need, as long as you follow the few simple rules that apply to all that reside here." He offered a friendly smile. "And who might you two be?"
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Post  ForeverYoung on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:35 am

Vision struggled to look at his head, for her neck was getting sore. She decided to look at his chest, hoping she did not look to silly.

"Well, I'm Indigo. This here is Stolen. Yes, we have come on a long journey." Indigo was well out of her sleeping mode now, she was wide awake.
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Vision had followed Kalten through the trees, thinking he had just gone for a little walk. She heard slight chatting in the distance, then she heard the romantic rumble of Kalten. She was so deeply in love with him. She broke into a canter, shortly followed by a light nicker, knowing she was close to Kalten.
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Post  Evander on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:48 am

Kalten responded quickly to Vision's nicker, turning instantaneously, searching until his gaze met hers. A wistful grin spread over his features, rumbling in response.
"Indigo... Stolen," he greeted them kindly. "You two should come with me... deeper into the territory, where it's safer. The two of you look still too young to be on your own.

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Stolen bristled automatically in response to Kalten's words.
"Young though we may be, we did make it this far." When his legs shook under him, still weak from the arduous journey, he humbled. "But... some rest would be nice."
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Post  ForeverYoung on Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:55 am

Indigo's legs were also shaking. Her body was overwhelmed by the journey. Indigo doesn't think that her body can carry her too many more steps, but she is deeply willing to get out of harms way.
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