Part One - Onerous Stone
Aren was awakened from his nap due to hearing a strange tapping noise. His false ears perked despite not actually helping him hear, and he stood up. He started towards the noise, his footsteps slow and cautious. He didn’t know what it was - it was definitely a strange noise that he hadn’t heard within his boundary before. Perhaps a woodpecker? But it sounded more… perhaps hollow? Echo-y. As if it was coming from underground. The tapping only became more persistent as he continued to walk along, listening so he could figure out where it was coming from. Usually one to keep his head up high and proud, it was a rare sight to see as he lowered his head to start searching since it really did sound like it was coming from underground.
Soon enough he found it, in a shallow hole in the ground there was a mossy stone, hitting itself against the side of the hole. Curious, he stood and watched it for awhile, his lowering down to look at it. It was an odd