Better Late than Never Jun 28, 2010 15:50:31 GMT -5
Post by Broadwaykat on Jun 28, 2010 15:50:31 GMT -5
Channing had never been this far from home, which was a sad thing to say, considering that kids almost half her age left home every year on some sort of adventuring. She had been a homebody, and her call for glory and fame had come much, much later than some others - but she was nonetheless going to take it now.
But after days of walking, Channing's excitement was somewhat...dimmed. Her feet hurt, she missed her mother and father and her brothers, and longed for a nice, warm shower. She knew that leaving home was the right choice, but she was beginning to feel a little spent.
"How much further, Wilhelm?" Channing moaned, as she trudged down the path. Her daemon sat atop her head now, his sharp talons digging lightly into her hair to keep his hold. The chatot had looked over the map that morning, and told her it wasn't that far, and she believed him, but really, her feet were killing her now and she wondered if he had misjudged.
"I think it's just down that hill." He replied, his slightly tinny voice echoing in the empty air. "It's a nice day, Channing, not a cloud in site, what's the worry?"
"There's only no clouds in site because we're surrounded by trees." She moaned. She loved her daemon, truly...but even the friendly girl could get a little snappy when she'd been walking for ages - all Wilhem had to do was navigate, and be carried to his heart's content.
"Oh, shush - 'Onwards and upwards, Chan - step forth into the unknown."
Channing blew at a piece of stray hair. She'd been 'stepping forth' for over a week now.
But Wilhelm was right, as they reached the crest of the hill, both daemon and girl spotted the highly scientific, sterile building. Both their spirits seemed to lift, and Channing put forth some of her old spunkiness as excitement rose in her heart once more. She even managed to start at a quick jog down the hill, while Wilhelm, desiring to go faster, took off a fly above, landing on a lighting sconce outside the door, while he waited for Channing to hurry up and offer him an arm so he could climb up and onto her shoulder.
The door slid open, but Channing couldn't seem to find anyone in sight.
"Hellooo?" She called out, Wilhelm echoing here. Was nobody here, in the middle of the day?