forum “Nobody wants to play with me.” (Dark Fantasy. DEAD)
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@Serpentess health_and_safety language

( @RiverTheSeawing? You busy?)

As the sun fell below the horizon, the howls grew louder and closer, chasing the kids. Red eyes seemed to appear everywhere, and ghostly shapes flitted about in the shadows.

Something large also neared, following them at a distance. It stank of malevolence, and occasionally emitted a strange barking sound. The sound of dragging chains soon joined the barks.

@Seeba petsINKC President

"What's going on?- What's following us?-"
He looked back as Jax pulled him along with purpose, eyes scanning the woods behind them

@SpookyScarySnoteleks group

"We'll be fine, we're almost there," Jax muttered, failing to hide the fact that her voice was shaking. "Almost out of the forest, almost home, it'll be fine." She broke into a run, pulling the boy behind her as tears started to form in the corners of her eyes. "We've gotta run, but it'll be fine, okay? Just run, and we'll be safe in no time." The girl's voice broke, her breaths growing quicker, more panicked.
"Don't look behind you," she instructed. "Don't turn around, don't look anything in the eyes. It'll be okay, just don't look back. Focus on the ground, so you don't trip." Daring to glance ahead through tear-blurred eyes, Jax still couldn't see where the trees ended. Judging by their pace, they should have made it out by now, but she couldn't admit that they were lost.

@Serpentess health_and_safety language

As the forest grew darker, more creatures appeared, watching and appraising them. In some spots, fighting broke out amongst the creatures, and their howls of agony could be heard far.

The large creature following them barked louder, as if gaining strength. The dragging chains stopped a moment, being replaced by the sound of a loud crash and snap, a tree nearby falling over to the attack of the chains.

The creature gave a loud, triumphant roar and the chains once more dragged by its sides.

@Seeba petsINKC President

"Ow- you're hurting me!"
Axel pulled back against her grip, slipping out of it and rubbing his wrist.
"We've past that rock 8 times! Where are we going?!"

@SpookyScarySnoteleks group

"I-" Jax paused for a split second, breaking her own rule to look back at the boy. "I-I'm so sorry." She could barely be heard over the sounds of monsters behind them.
"Have-have we really been here before?" The girl's breathing grew panicked as her head whipped around frantically. "We have," she whispered. "I-I've never been here at night, I don't know if I know the way," she admitted, tears flowing down her cheeks, only to be absorbed by her mask. "I'm so, so, sorry, I-I thought I-" Jax was interrupted by another, closer roar that sent chills down her spine.
"We have to keep going, may-maybe we can get out of the forest, or-or hide somewhere, we'll be okay. I'll try not to hold your hand so tight this time," she promised, slipping the boy's hand into her own again before she took off, praying that her friend could keep up.

@Serpentess health_and_safety language

Night fell completely with more fighting among the watchers. Their howls and cries echoed in the night, all the way to the village.

The large creature gave a strange gurgling laugh as it near, and its silhouette could be seen now. The tall beast barked again, and an arm moved through the air, chain swinging to slam the ground where the children stood.

@SpookyScarySnoteleks group

Jax yelped as the chain hit the ground, jumping back and pulling the boy with her, breaking into a run again. She didn’t say a word, focusing on the forest ahead as tears blurred her vision. All she could do was run, and hope that neither of them tripped on anything.

@Serpentess health_and_safety language

The creature howled angrily and charged after the children. It threw a chain again, swatting a tree. A brief flash of light appeared behind the tree, but it was unclear what it was.

The watchers started to leap out in front of the children, causing trouble and disorientation rather than attacking. Strange little laughs started, and the fighting stopped as more hopped around.

@Seeba petsINKC President

"Are those gnomes??"Axel exclaimed, watching the creatures hopple by his feet,
"I've only ever seen paintings of them-!"

@Seeba petsINKC President

(Unfortunately, that happens a lot. Im fighting tooth and nail to keep my character profile thread alive while also trying to not seem too desperate. Now I have to start promoting this new thing I'm doing and I don't know how to go about it. My biggest fear is ending up on the rudeness chat. It happened to my friends and it tore her apart.)

@SpookyScarySnoteleks group

“Those aren’t gnomes,” was all Jax said as she continued to run. “Don’t touch them, focus on the ground so you can av-“
The girl was cut off as one of the creatures grabbed her ankle, causing her to fall forward, landing hard in the dirt. She let go of the boy’s hand, waving him on. “Keep going,” she insisted. “Run as fast as you can. I’ll be okay.”
The creatures grouped around Jax now, starting to poke and prod at her. She tried to stand, but they kept dragging her down. Fear filled her eyes as the creatures began to carry her away into the dark.

@Serpentess health_and_safety language

(Killing your characters is optional, as are replacement characters)

The creatures yipped and howled as they dragged Jax further away. The large creature with the chains stopped chasing Axel to gloat over Jax. It lifted a large clawed foot, the chain dangling from its wrist, preparing for a killing blow.

@RiverTheSeawing

Tsuki smiled grimly as the ball of light cracked, leaving a glowing white liquid everywhere, including on their paws. They let out a giggle and twitched an ear. "By the way," they told Goldergon, "I saw your argument with the kid. So, why don't we play a little game?"

@Serpentess health_and_safety language

Goldergon paused, not sure what the white liquid was. He hovered over Tsuki, claws bared, but he didn’t move another step. His hands slowly lowered.

“What game? And do tell what this fascinating liquid is,”Goldergon hummed with an eager grin.

The bear-like beast stopped for a moment, then walked around the mess, heading for the village. It cared not at all for Goldergon.

@RiverTheSeawing

"This liquid was the magical knowledge in the ball," Tsuki said, "but it's pretty much useless now, other than to have a little fun. As for the game, it's a bit of a challenge."

@Serpentess health_and_safety language

“Fun? As in bloody, gory fun? Hmm, and you still haven’t answered my question. What is the game?”

His fingers tapped eagerly and his dull red teeth were bared. He stayed absolutely still besides his fingers, not even breathing.

In the distance, trees were torn down as the bear-like creature wandered.