Sounds of feet sinking into the murky waters and gooing under-bed of the swamp. The climate tended t stick to flesh humid and muggy was the atmosphere was not a place he would normally find comfort. But the Woods final words rang deep within." You are similar to a Child of Dust. Lifes essences echo twice within you". He had pondered over this for four days now trying to make a connection, create some type of attachment to what seemed to him, t be some form of sentiment. A clue? Not having a home now anywhere all he could do was walk and think, think and question everything he was processing. Why did things have to be this way? Why was he forced to walk this world in solitude? He truly was beginning to feel like a monster.
Insects of all kinds and sizes made trie way to different flora even engaging in the primal war of eat or be eaten. His presence was being hidden he didn't want to alert any unnecessary attention. Tis domain, it was completely foreign to him, he couldn't begin to account for its many possible dangers. A lone wolf at heart though he still walked unaided by the terrain. As irritating as it might have been the pungent smell of the ecosystem and the beauty of its symbiotic oneness was putting him in a surprisingly better mood. Something about beings amongst life in its various form always brought him some form of solace. It did bring up bouts of anxiety forever since taking life for the first time he was questioned whether its safe for him to remain around anyone. Especially not the powerful.
So he treks upon a path of seclusion whilst seeking answers to whether he...has a family. Nagase referencing The Wood s a "Mother" planted seed of curiosity in him. A mother, the person who gave birth to him. He couldn't even remeber her face, or if he ever met her r his father. Did he have those kinds of bonds with other beings on this planet? The questions fluttered unfiltered and unanswered in his mind. As he moved further through the muck he spotted a path more slid than the rest. Making his way towards it he caught a whiff of something...fowl...and dangerous. His eyes flashed revealing his lime green feline like mirrors. He could now control his dual sight interchangeably, one of Boras many gifts to the creature. Turning his head swiftly to the direction where the scent was the strongest he jumped to the side as a beast the size of a tiger rushed past him attempting to gouge its fangs into his skull. His swift movements earned him a graceful doge with only a single hair of his singular braid was lost to the wind. Muck splashed as the beast crashed into its surface getting it over Allen exposed chest and arms. His face befell with a grimace as the snarling predator glared at him with eyes bloodshot red radiating a horrid intent to maul Allen.
He thought this was the third wolf to attack him. It was odd for what he knew of these creatures from a bestiary of the orc left in his satchel were that he hunted in groups. So Why did they only confront him one on one? Intervals between assaults...but each stronger, faster than the last. It was odd. A mighty howl bellowed from the belly of the creature before it Charged again, this time Alen would not move an inch. His adrenaline was pumping and is naten was aggravated. As the beast reaches the apex of its leap he would sen his leg crashing into its right side with enough force to possibly crush its rib cage. His leg was harder than steel thanks to increasing the iron in his bloodstream to coagulate and harden his legs increasing the power of the blow. Again the beast spalt in the ground sending thick ripples in the murk upon impact. Hit quickly got up again wincing in pain as it did so. Ready to put an end t this bout Allen began allowing his blood to low out of the orifices on his back. As it came forth and congealed he would see the dark essence of yet another wolf making its way from the shadows. That wail released from the beast earlier must've been a rallying call. Were...were these beast testing him? Gauging his abilities and acclimating their numbers accordingly? He never regarded such creature capable of high thinking process and planning. Unless...they belonged to a being that could...