NaNoWriMo Novel 2010: The Clockwork of Faye
Chapter One - Homeward Bound
Everything looked exactly the same.
Half a day had passed, and no matter how hard Sarn looked, the Zhongshui looked just like it had before, when she had left it. She didn't know how much time had passed. Sometimes it felt like lifetimes. Sometime she wondered if she had only been gone a day. Sarn tried not to show her disappointment, but it was difficult. More so than it should have been. Her face and body felt like an open canvas, clearly painted for anyone and everyone to see. She was biting her lip, her fingers picking at the clothes that had once been a soft grey and were now stained with blood and sand and who knew what else. Her eyes felt empty as she stared out across the open waterscape of the Zhongshui, taking in the forms of the structures, the lapping water. It felt familiar and strange all at once. She had known this place her entire life, but compared to Lorechant
the two worlds were as d