When she awoke he was already outside braving the eternal blizzard, known as the Forbidden Winter.
She began preparing to leave again, saddling her horse, checking the pack animals……
she also connected to his mind, saying…..“I’m here!” He grumbled something inaudible and said he wondered where she was….
she smiled to herself. She knew they would survive, this and many other battles.
Fighting terrible beasts known as Slashers and their demonic blades, angry Behemoths, and ti – no…..not tigers. He had the Gift of Tigers.
They would protect him and help him, sensing the gift and his spirit.
And they would never harm her, now that they shared the strength of his purple light.
After she checked her weapons, she mounted, and rode in his direction…..
“Do you sense the tiger yet?” she asked.
“Yes, are you sure about this?……” “Yes, just follow her.” “Her?” “Yes.”
He did so without fear, as if the tiger was a friend, which to him was amazing……the tiger led him through the blinding snow.
Several hours of high winds later, he was slowing down. The wind had drained his strength. The tiger stopped when he did, looking back.
Tana gave him some incentives, visions of herself……she actually teased him, with her eyes at first.
Then her mouth, so sensual and even the tatoo on her chest. It worked. He was able to stay awake and press forward.
He yelled, “You are in so much trouble when we finally meet!”
She chuckled, and encouraged him again with her eyes……
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