(Entry: 11/6/15 12:40 pm)
Whether it was your first time or hundredth, crossing the plain into the Feyworld turned your stomach. Vezz took a drink of teroux root tea from his canteen in hopes to fight the nausea. It worked most of the time.
“Okay?” Zora grabbed his shoulder with a firm grip. “You don’t look well. I thought you said this wasn’t your first time.”
Vezz frowned, stepping away from her reach. “I’m fine.” Maybe it was just him. Damn Fey could cross back and forth without a lick. He stood up straight, checking the contents of his pack and ignoring the slight spin to the world around him. “How long till we reach the city?”
“Two days,” she said, whistling a loud tune. A moment later two horses trotted into the open. One grey, the other black, each heavily muscled. They were already saddled and stopped a foot from Zora’s waiting hands. She grabbed the reins of the grey and handed them to Vezz. “This is Devious.”
His hand paused. “Devious?”
“Would you rather take Mankiller?” She said, pointing to the black mare.
Grunting, he took the reins of Devious and climbed into the saddle. Riding didn’t help his stomach much, but the teroux eventually did its job. The Feyworld was marvelous if you tookt he time to appreciate it. To most it was overwhelming with its brilliant colors splashed all over. Trees of bright blue with orange leaves, grass of yellow and purple. Hell, the shades of black were too numerous to count.
They crossed a river by bridge, which to human eyes, appeared to be invisible. He knew it wasn’t, but there were some colors only the Fey could see. Vezz wondered if the horses could see, or if they had grown immune to walking on air over the years. Horses back in the Deltland would shy away from water if it were too clear.
I like this for an opening, but it might be too long to set up enough with the rest of the story. Still not sure what my plan is, but I have a lot of things to consider about the Coeurl.
Right now, I am wanting to have the POV character human, who is called in to deal with the troublesome beast. I definitely like the idea of the beast absorbing magic and gaining a higher intelligence level, which it uses to thwart the Fey attempts to defeat it.
I like the idea of having the beast already defeating Fey armies and hired swords, forcing the Fey to go to a last resort. A man with a questionable occupation of dragon slaying. If he could kill a dragon, long time friends of the Fey (at least in this story), then he could kill the Coeurl, right?
Just some thoughts. Like I said before, who knows if any of this makes it into the story. Then again, it could all end up just as I discover it. Joy of writing! (Entry: 11/6/15 8:04pm)
A thought bubble about the ending surfaced a few minutes ago as I was driving home. I'll try to do some discovery writing again to feel the ending out soon.
The thought bubble: The Coeurl can reach into other creatures minds and eventually take control of them. The Blink Wolves can work at first because of their numbers. It takes a lot of concentration to take over another creature. If it can take over Fey creatures, why not the Fey?
Did the Coeurl already infect Fey minds? Was Vezz lured there for some reason? Looks like this story is turning into a Coeurl victory.