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    Evan Keyes

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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Evan Keyes on Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:49 pm

    Evan smiled. For all his griping and complaining, this actually was pretty cool. Plus, Tinley's excitement was actually kind of cute. "You know the Tamar Falls?" he asked her. "clio jump off those sometimes." He could totally see Tinley doing that if she settled as Cuir or Ughdarras. "They're not as big and crazy as these, though."
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    Tinley Ryan

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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Tinley Ryan on Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:08 pm

    "They actually jump off the waterfall?" Tinley asked, amazed. She looked back down over the cliff. "How do they do it?" she wondered aloud, still staring down. How could anyone dive off and live?

    Well, Ravka thought, changing from a squirrel into a bluebird and fluttering above the dangerous drop, if you could fly, you wouldn't have to worry.

    Tinley hadn't thought about that. Or if you're Ughdarras, she added. She'd been thinking about which eilemaiden to choose recently, since she was finally in the middle of her settling age. Ughdarras had actually been at the top of her list for awhile, mostly because of Ronan.

    "When I settle as Ughdarras," she finally said, not thinking about the fact that her conversation had been inside her head, "you and I are gonna come back here."
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    Evan Keyes

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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Evan Keyes on Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:12 pm

    "Whoa, whoa, Tinley, no," Evan said firmly. He looked back over the edge of the humongous waterfall. Was she nuts? "Tamar Falls pour into a deep river with no rocks or anything. We don't know what this pours into. It could be shallow or full of jagged boulders." Not to mention this one was about five times taller.

    Ugh. Yes, yes she was nuts. "I'll take you to Tamar Falls when you settle, okay?" he offered.
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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Tinley Ryan on Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:37 pm

    "Well I would obviously swim down there first," she told him. "Duh." She pursed her lips. "In fact, we should go down there now and check it out!"

    She wanted to look at the waterfall from the bottom. What would it be like, to see the water falling from fifty feet above?
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    Evan Keyes

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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Evan Keyes on Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:49 pm

    "Oh yeah, good idea, lemme just pull my rock-climbing gear out of my pocket," Evan said sarcastically, looking out over the steep cliff that expanded down between them and the bottom of the waterfall below.
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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Tinley Ryan on Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:56 pm

    "We don't need any of that stuff," Tinley scoffed, walking around to try to find a good spot to climb down. "As long as we're careful, we'll be fine." She moved down the way a little, towards a patch of trees. "We can hold on to these and climb down, so we won't slip."

    She turned back to Evan who was looking at her like she was nuts. "You can't be scared, are you?" she asked.
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    Evan Keyes

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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Evan Keyes on Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:26 am

    "That's like a fifty foot drop, Tinley," Evan said, not moving from where he stood. "Even if we make it down safely, you think we're gonna have the stamina to climb back up?" He, at least, could use his eilemaiden to help at least a little bit. But Tinley didn't have that.
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    Post by Ekavi Samples (deceased) on Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:35 am

    Tinley shrugged. "We won't know unless we try," she told him. Honestly, she was pretty sure they'd be fine. The incline was steep, sure, but they had lotsa trees to hold onto. "You need to stop being so scared of everything, Evan. I'm sure you can just buy another pair of pants if you accidentally rip yours," she said, as if that was his worry.

    She walked over to the edge and took hold of a thin tree. She shook it a little. "Nice and sturdy, see?" she asked, turning back to look at him.
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    Evan Keyes

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    Post by Evan Keyes on Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:44 am

    Evan held his hand out and concentrated on the thin little tree Tinley had demonstrated the supposed sturdiness of. It bent to the side slowly, and only took the tiniest about of force to splinter. "That was less force than your body weight would've had on it," he told her. "You would've died less than a foot down the cliff if you'd tried holding onto that."
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    Post by Tinley Ryan on Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:48 am

    "There is more than one tree," Tinley challenged. She wanted to go down there so badly. "Why don't you just make sure I get down there safe with your trusty eilemaiden, and then I'll wait for you to come down. Or you can go first."
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    Evan Keyes

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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Evan Keyes on Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:50 pm

    Ugh. She was so stubborn. "Fine, go," Evan said, out of patience. He wasn't climbing down that cliff, but if she was going to insist, it wasn't like he could stop her. "Don't blame me if you break your neck."
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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Tinley Ryan on Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:49 pm

    Tinley rolled her eyes. Evan could sit up there and be boring if he wanted. She took hold of another tree and started to carefully lower herself down the steep hill. She held onto one of the branches as she lowered herself to the next tree, and so on, taking care to step lightly between them so she wouldn't trip.

    "This is a lot of hard work!" she called up when she was only about ten feet away from Evan. She hadn't realized how difficult it would be. She kept going, though, picking her way through trees, testing them to make sure they weren't gonna bend and snap under her weight like the one Evan had showed her at the top.

    She peaked at Evan every once in awhile to see if he would start to follow her, until she got about half way and then stopped. She was disappointed, but still didn't regret her decision to go alone. Tinley did a lot of stuff alone because most of her friends refused to do the things she wanted to do.

    When she got three quarters of the way down, she had the routine down pretty pat. Slide carefully down, shuffling your feet as you extend a free arm. Let yourself go and snatch onto the next tree. She'd done it so many times that she stopped paying attention (something that was ALWAYS, ALWAYS Tinely's downfall).

    When she went to grab a little birch tree, she was caught off guard by the thing bending under her weight, bowing down the hill. Tinley let out a scream as she slipped off it and tumbled, falling to the ground and smacking into another tree that stood in her path.
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    Evan Keyes

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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Evan Keyes on Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:10 pm

    Evan rolled his eyes as Tinley started recklessly climbing down the cliff, but watched her nervously all the same. This was such a stupid idea. What if she got hurt? What if she couldn't get back up? What the hell would he do?

    He gradually relaxed a bit as he watched her slowly descend without any incident. That is, until she slipped. It seemed to happen in slow motion. His heart skipped a beat when he heard her scream, and he scrambled closer to the edge. "Tinley!?" he called frantically. "Are you okay!? Do you need help?" Aw, shit. Why did she have to climb down the cliff like an idiot?
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    Post by Tinley Ryan on Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:41 am

    Well crap, that hurt. Thankfully the tree had been there to block her decent, so Tinley had only fallen a few feet. It took a minute for her to answer though, the wind had been completely knocked out of her.

    "I'm fine," she called up to Evan, who had screamed down at her. She pulled herself over so she was sitting against her savior-tree. Her legs were all dirty and cut up from her tumble, and her chest hurt from smacking into the tree, but besides that she seemed to be all there.

    She looked down. She only had like ten more feet to go. Which meant downward! And so downward she went. She picked up her old routine, albeit more carefully this go-around, and carefully continued her decent until finally she had reached the bottom.

    "I did it!" she cried, throwing her hands into the air and uttering a loud "WHOOP!"
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    Evan Keyes

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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Evan Keyes on Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:14 pm

    Evan sighed with relief when Tinley called back that she was fine. He then heard her cheer with excitement, obviously not caring that she had just almost given him a heart attack. "You're an idiot, you know that?" he yelled down to her.
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    Post by Tinley Ryan on Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:27 pm

    "Oh, please," Tinley laughed. She had done it! She climbed all the way down and only had a few scratches and bruises to show for it. Success. She turned and walked towards the falls, waving over her shoulder at Evan who was still standing at the top.

    If the sight from the top of the falls had been beautiful, Tinley didn't have a word to describe what she was seeing now. She had never seen anything like it, not even in drawings. It was like an entirely different world down here, the misty spray enveloping everything close to the crashing water. It was violent and terrifying, but mesmerizing all the same. How could something be so beautiful and make her feel so nervous at the same time?

    She wished Evan had come with her to see this. She would never be able to find the words to describe it.
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    Re: live a little :: evan

    Post by Evan Keyes on Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:40 pm

    "Good luck climbing back up!" he called back after hearing her laughter. He felt tired just from watching her painstaking climb down, and now she had to somehow get all the way back up. He sat down, absent-mindedly making some nearby fallen leaves fly up and around as if caught in a whirlwind. He actually did hope Tinley would be coming back up soon.

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