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Hiraeth

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A roleplay duo about unexpected friendships, longing for homes never had, and magic.
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Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:32 am
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The sun began to peek over the horizon, painting the sky a gradient of blues, oranges, and purples. The water was nearly still, the faint ambiance of the tide coming in washing over Wren as the shallow tidepools filled. She paused, her bare feet digging into the warm, soft sand.

A yawn escaped the girl's mouth and the sun briefly blinked behind a cloud as if asking, why so tired, child? Wren sighed and passed a hand over her face. She hadn't slept the night before. Her father had passed away in a freak car accident a few months back, and when the nightmares got too strong the beach was the only thing that was able to calm Wren down enough to even consider going to sleep the next night. Staring out into the water, Wren tried to shake the negative thoughts away. There was no point in dwelling on things; the deed was done. Her father wasn't coming back.

Wren pulled her phone out of her back pocket and turned on the flashlight. When her emotions began to run haywire, so did her powers, so practicing something simple, like flickering a flashlight on and off, helped ground her regain control. She quickly got lost in her work, the flashlight mirroring the sun as it beamed.
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Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:54 pm
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The waves were thick and strong. They swirled around Icarus as he flickered in and out of consciousness, grabbing at the melted mass of metal, wax, feathers and the remnants of his dad's magic and tearing them apart as if they were made of papyrus. There was someone else in the water, too—someone who's magic was so warm and comforting that it kept lulling Icarus back to sleep. He caught glimpses of them as the waves pushed them through the ocean. Glimpses of brown and green. Eyes the color of the sea. Tanned skin and a familiar face.

But then he would lapse back into unconsciousness, mind too groggy to register who the person was.

The water started to grow calmer. The sun started to rise as they were pushed closer to the shore. When Icarus's head finally popped above the water again, whatever had kept him unconscious was losing its hold. He was finally aware of his surroundings. There was a girl nearby, holding a strange torch in her hand that looked like it could have belonged in his dad's workshop.

Icarus might have asked about that, but then he became aware of the unconscious man floating face down in the water next to him. His eyes widened. He had seen him in the workshop before; he had worked for the king for at least the past three years. And he was here—wherever here was—floating in the water next to Icarus when Icarus couldn't even remember seeing him in the sky. He was so confused and the melted wings on his back felt so heavy, but he had to get that man out of the water. He was sure of it.

"I-I need help!" he shouted, slipping his arms underneath the man's arms. His feet were finally touching the sand at the bottom of the ocean now; he was in a place where he didn't have to swim or float.
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Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:39 pm
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Wren continued to fiddle with her phone, the flash blinking across the sand. The harsh, white light illuminated the scene before her. The wind began was picking up, as were the waves. Wren stood, her phone all but forgotten, the flashlight still gleaming. Pushing a stray strand of hair out of her face, she wandered closer to the shore. If she really listened, tuning out the waking gulls and crashing waves, she could almost make out the sound of a voice. Someone was in the water.

Wren couldn't make out what they were saying; their cries were muffled and hard to understand. They did, however, sound distressed. Whoever was caught up in the waves was in trouble, possibly drowning. A string of curses flew from Wren's mouth as she waded into the water. It was cold. A shiver ran its course through her body, but Wren persisted, determined to find whoever was stupid enough to be swimming so early in the morning.

"Hey!" She called out, cupping her hands like a magaphone. "Can you hear me?"

Wren didn't wait for a response. As soon as the water was deep enough, she fully submerged herself, straining her vision for a glimpse of the struggling swimmer.
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Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:13 am
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For a moment, Icarus thought he could hear someone's voice. But the voice was quickly lost to the crashing of the waves, and no one appeared on the horizon when he scanned it for the person he could have sworn shouted.

He took a deep, unsteady breath and tried to get his footing on the sand. Waves kept threatening to knock him underwater, but he was determined to keep his head above it. He flipped the man over so he wasn't face-down in the freezing cold water. Had the water always been this-

The man groaned and shifted. His eyes were still closed and his breathing was still light; Icarus didn't think he was awake yet. But he was alive, and that was all that mattered.
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Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:49 am
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Wren forced her limbs to cut through the icy water. It wasn't too deep, but she recalled what her father had told her about drowning. Even a few inches could be enough to kill.

The girl broke to the surface, taking a large gasp of air into her lungs and scanning the surface of the waves. As she looked up, she caught a glimpse of a man - no, two men - not too far ahead of her. One was floating face-up in the water, the other holding him afloat.

"Hey!" She exclaimed, wading over to them. "Are you okay? Are either of you hurt?"
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Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:36 am
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He had been right. There had been another person in the water, even though they only just now became visible again. She yelled something across the waves, but Icarus was startled to realize he didn't understood a single word of it. She was speaking a completely different language. He only knew one; there had never been a need to know more while growing up in his dad's workshop.

"I don't understand you!" he said as loudly as he could. The man in his arms groaned again. Maybe, if Icarus was lucky, she knew multiple languages?
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