Sigh I guess it will never be the same, Dustin mumbled to himself, the memory's of that night sill playing over and over in his mind! He knew she was gone for good but would the hurt of missing her ever go away??
----------------------------------------------- The night Dustin's love left for good was the most tragic sort of story and here it is ...
Sassafras was one of the sun dance unicorns that ruled the islands in the middle of the inland sea. Dustin came across her dancing in the shallows of the lake and realized that he had a strange feeling in his gut towards her. Spying him in the depths of the water, her head went up and the water sprinkled of her lips and in the water creating little splashes and transforming her in to a glowing vision of beautie.
after that first meting they came every evening to see each other and before either realized what had happened they had fallen in love. Love between the two races of mythical horses was against the law of the land. Sassafras and Dustin knew it but nether cared when they were together. soon word got out about the pair and there lives were hanging in the balance Dustin knew that sassafras's father was a hardened warrior and that he would not tolerate his daughter seeing the strange water stallion for long.
on the last night in June his temper flared and he followed sassafras out of the herd and out in the bush land, rearing up he felt her a crushing blow to her chest, breaking her fighting heart. With a little wiper of pain she collapsed, satisfied that the trouble maker had been dealt with her father turned and left her to die, the little mare dragged her bleeding body to the edge of the sea groaning in agony
Dustin herd her terrified whinnies and burst form the depths and rushed to her side. Lifting her head to nuzzle him, she forced a smile through her pain.
"Dustin, please I.... Love... You...." she whispered weekly. "don't please no, i love u too, don't leave" Dustin cried desperately
but her breath was growing short and then it stopped altogether.
She was gone, sleeping forever, Dustin withdrew from her side and turned and fled into the depths