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Extract: The Chronicles of Han Storm - Leilaka
" Moira was waiting for me at the exit from the Faery Dimension. I was surprised to find her there, even more so because she was saddled with a double saddle.
She huffed lovingly at me, touching my shoulder with her soft muzzle, making me want to kiss her on her velvet nose.
Before the thought could become an action she put her head in front of my chest, shoving me firmly into the oak tree from which I had just appeared.
For a moment I feared that I would tumble back into the Faery realm but my shoulders hit the solid surface, the back of my head smacking hard against the trunk.
*Jays, Moira! Stop it!* I shouted at my Huracan. *What is wrong with you?*
She seemed excited and at the same time agitated.
**You respond** she told me, poking me again with her nose on my shoulder, as if to assure herself that I was truly standing before her.
*Why would I not respond to you? We are inseparable* I replied, trying to dodge away from the tree, just to end up being pinned to it again.
**I lost you!** she wined for a second, pushing so hard into me that I could no longer breathe.
"Let go!" I wheezed at her. "I'm here! I'm back!"
She relaxed her hold a bit and I could breathe again, convinced my bow would leave its imprint in purple bruises on my back in a few minutes.
She found this thought humorous, backing up a bit more. **I'll heal you. Just NEVER, EVER leave again without telling me!**
*Oh!* I thought at her. So that was why she was so upset. *I will inform you next time I want to leave.*
**I do not want to be without you, Han** she told me. **You are part of me. I do not like it when we are not together.**
I sighed. Sometimes it was better to be alone for a while, but she did not like it when we were separated and I got that message, loud and clear, having the bruises to prove it!
*Why the saddle?* I wanted to know from her, cuddling her head.
**Habieb and the others are waiting for you. They are ready for the hunt but could not find you. I told Raman that I knew where you were when we were not connected. They are not impressed that you had spent the night in the Faery Dimension.**
She backed off, allowing me to move around her body in order to mount up before walking the small distance to the open area next to the cliff.
She was indeed correct. Ragghwaart, Habieb, Samual and the other two Riders were waiting for me.
*Hello, Han* Samual greeted with a welcoming smile.
Habieb avoided eye contact but Lance came to stand next to Moira, greeting her with a light touch to her neck.
"Morning!" Ragghwaart greeted eagerly. "We are glad you can join us. We were not sure how long you were going to be busy within the Faery Kingdom."
Not replying, I watched their auras. They were all shining with golden halo's surrounding them, blending the Elfes and Huracan partners into single units. Instead of seeing twelve separate entities, I currently perceived six combined units, including Moira and me.
"Moira informed us through her connection with Lance and Habieb that the Angragi you had come across yesterday was a bachelor herd" Ragghwaart continued. "We have all agreed to use your method of hunting from the Huracan and try and slay at least one to every person. That would give us a bit of a boost in the food department.
Master Han, are you in accordance with this plan?" he inquired, annoyed that my attention was not on them but elsewhere again.
"Let us fly!" I told him, urging Moira to get going. I wanted this hunt out of the way to give all my attention to my suddenly vibrating world.
Since coming to Leilaka, I had not yet experienced these sudden spells of heightened vibrations. It was as of old, when my body prepared to adjust to be able to handle the higher vibrations that came with being aware of metaphysical happenings.
It was an odd feeling in Krish's body and it shivered in its heightened state of awareness.
Moira did not seem to be affected by it, or even notice it, so it was probably only me experiencing this. "
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Published 30 Jan 2014