Caidrynel Ch1 - OriginalSyrus stood with his eyes closed. He could feel grass beneath his bare feet. A light breeze cooled his gray skin. The faint sound of a hundred million microscopic organisms chirping reached his ears. He opened his eyes to a magnificent world, the most stunning sight he'd ever seen, filled with ancient trees and every piece of colorful life imaginable, darkened by the night but lit up by a number of stars and moons above. He had longed to see the bright stars his whole life, but when he looked up he saw nothing but black.Caidrynel Ch1 - Original3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Saddened, Syrus returned his gaze to the world around him, only to find a completely new scene. He could not see the bottom of the jagged, snow-covered mountain he now stood atop. At least, he thought it was snow covering it. It was another unclear thing of nature he wished he could see. Syrus turned his gaze to the left, and saw nothing but clouds of all shades of gray, some nearly white and some nearly black. The cloud above him was becoming dark, and before long, ra
Caidrynel Ch2 - OriginalA week passed without another dream. The first of two cold seasons had set in early, as Syrus had predicted. Usually at this point every year, Syrus could still walk around in only his looser shirt and pants that didn't quite reach his feet. Instead, he was walking out his front door every day with a tighter, long-sleeved shirt, a long, unbuttoned jacket, and a pair of thick leggings over his pants. He had to cover his feet too; the rubber soles he had strapped to his open feet every day weren't going to cut it. Unfavorably, the weather was only beginning its abnormally sudden transfer to the cold seasons.Caidrynel Ch2 - Original3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Syrus entered work one morning and immediately turned up the thermostat. Almost immediately, the building was hit by a powerful blast of warm air. Some products rattled on their shelves for a moment. Relieved, Syrus took off his jacket and switched it with his work vest.
After a short period of sitting behind a counter, tapping it with his claws in a short rhythm, Syrus suddenly felt
Caidrynel Ch3 - Original"I'm no stalker, my friend," the stawnian told Syrus after they'd been seated and had ordered drinks, "I was sent to find you."Caidrynel Ch3 - Original3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Syrus scratched his head a moment, then asked, "Uh, sorry, but I don't feel comfortable calling you 'friend' without knowing your name."
"Why not?" the stawnian asked. His wide mouth then became wider as he grinned and laughed silently to himself. With a terrible overbite he almost couldn't close his lip over, his triple-pointed ears, and a set of horns lining his head in two rows protruding from his wild mass of green hair, the stawnian looked rather frightening for such a seemingly-friendly character.
"I'm sorry," Syrus repeated. "If you'd rather-"
"Nah, it's fine. Um " He quickly scanned the restaurant around them. "My full name is Whaynticorrezaul Phumdor Casgineron," he said before coughing mildly.
"That's quite a mouthful," Syrus commented blandly.
"A human I know calls me 'Whayne'," the stawnian added. "Everybody else does too, now."
"I see," Syrus
Caidrynel Ch4 - OriginalAfter a few hours' trip, Syrus exited the bus with two bags, one small and one large, on his back and Myler clinging to his left shoulder. As the bus lifted and flew off, Syrus looked around at the enormous docking platform he was now on. It must have been over 4 mile's distance from end to end, and around 1 from front to back. They couldn't look anywhere without seeing hundreds of vessels, large and small, business and luxury, planetary and interplanetary, and beings of all sorts everywhere. The dock was lined with skyscraping control towers, each surrounded at the base by many small, personal transports. It was a true marvel, more of one than Syrus had expected.Caidrynel Ch4 - Original3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Taking his eyes from the sight and toward his pockets, Syrus began to rummage for a small sheet of paper that he'd been given that gave the docking number where the Colonel's shuttle would be parked. As he finally found it and pulled it out, a gust of air from a ship landing nearby blew it from his fingers. Myler jumped after
Caidrynel Ch5 - OriginalThe sound of the intercom filled the shuttle with the words, "Attention crew, we are now approaching our destination. Wake the sleepers and prepare for landing."Caidrynel Ch5 - Original3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Syrus opened his eyes and looked around for Myler as the voice on the intercom repeated the announcement. After spotting him floating near the door, Syrus pulled himself off of his cot and jumped toward Myler.
"You hear that, bud?" Syrus asked when Myler saw him. "We're almost home!"
Myler let out a surprised grunt and propelled himself toward the window across the room. Syrus followed, just as excited about seeing their home for the first time. When they reached it, they both gazed out as far ahead as the window's angle would allow. Sure enough, a tiny teal dot was visible among the black, starry background of space. The mere sight of it put an eager smile on Syrus's face.
They watched for several minutes as the planet grew ever-so-slightly larger, until their attention was brought to another intercom flooding the shuttle.