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Encounter

I woke up, not remembering exactly when I had fallen asleep… Allana had been worrying about elephants so we sat at the edge of the desert while she thought. 
I sat up and Nanika fell onto my head from god knows where and sat on it. Allana was looking at me strangely, “When did the little red faceless being get eyes?” 
Nanika… has eyes?”
As it jumped down I had to admit that yes, there were eyes on its once faceless face. “Huh”
Weird things kept happening…
Getting up I stored my armour and other stuff in my inventory where it would be almost weightless. Which reminded me that I still needed to go through mother’s stuff. I stole her inventory (there was no way I’d have enough money to buy my own) and her things were still there. My shield I put in the “fast equip” space, it was a standard inventory so I could put three things maximum there. After some reflection I decided to add my armour in a group (which made it count as one) and a dagger (which unfortunately couldn’t go with my armour). “Well, we should get going right? How long can you run?”
Allana looked startled “longer than you and faster too, I guess if you could run for a day we could get back to the guild safely but-”
“Hey you don’t know me! Stop making assumptions. I can run fast for a whole day, any more I’d have to run slower and stop to eat but I could do it!”
“Well then let’s do it.”
So we ran across the desert until we bounced off a wall that wasn’t there and were sent sprawling. Nanika went forward and tried to walk through the invisible barrier, it couldn’t understand and was wondering “what went bump?”
I immediately equipped my shield which felt rather futile seeing as we were surrounded by one (it flashed a bit when Nanika kept bumping into it) but you never know…
“A trap!” Allana spit. Then she cussed under her breath, I kind of hoped she was muttering a spell to get us out but nothing was happening so either she wasn’t a very good mage or she was swearing. I preferred to believe the latter. 
Then I remembered I had armour so I equipped that as well. And the knife. Just in case. 
“That’s some nasty piece o’ work you got there” frowned someone from above. She looked young but she was taller than I was. There was an empty sheath on her back, she wore an orange shirt and brown trousers and her hair was like sunrise. Her sword gleamed by her side in her hand which had gold tattoos on it. Her feet were bare. 
“Who are you?”

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I won’t hide it, I am very proud of that drawing!
Then about the story, it follows on from Tiny Demon – Part 2 (on which I messed up the link and I’ll probably mess this one up too and I couldn’t get it up anyway) which in turn follows Part 1. Thank you Michael from Hypothetically Writing for inspiring me to write a series 😉
It seems watching mangas and reading anime (or is that the other way around?) has influenced my subconscious and I can now draw ok-ish manga style… characters?
I’ve always loved drawing which is kind of pathetic when you see how I normally draw but it seems to be improving ^^ . This may be a bit disproportionate but it’s easily the best I’ve ever done!

Sayōnara, have a good week!

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Posted by on 26 October 2014 in Banzaï, Tail of a Demon

 

Tiny Demon – Part 2

I waited with my hand outstretched. The little red people looked at me quizzically (as much as a being with no face could) and then one came forward to inspect my hand. Satisfied with the result he climbed up on it and said “ne?”
“I need to find the Dana” I replied.
Suddenly he jumped off as if my hand was scorching hot and they all stood protectively over the fire screaming “Dana Dana Dana!”
Coming to my rescue Allana came up “We don’t have to take all of it, just a bit.”
Then they calmed down and I noticed we might have a problem so I asked “Is there any chance one of you could carry it down with us?”
At which point they all looked at each other and pushed one forward. Looking rather down, this one took a bunch of fire stones in his arms and started walking away. So we followed it all the way to the village and defended it when it was called a demon and sentenced to death. It obviously didn’t want to go back so I decided it could stay with me. I named it Nanika.
Suddenly Allana was looking weirdly out into the dusty landscape. “When did our elephants leave?”
“Oh, that…”
Even squinting I couldn’t see past the desert…
“Ah, yeah that might be a problem…”

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Ok so I don’t have any wifi but I just remembered I have this awesome thing called 3G that I have 50MB of! So I decided I was going to post this anyway and see how much it takes.
New picture! (Because you can’t write a manga without pictures).
This is part two as you can see so you can read part 1 here! I wanted to make it last week’s speakeasy but I missed the deadline ^^’
I’m keen on making this a speakeasy series (like Hypothetically Writing’s Hadley’s Story which was amazing 🙂 ) so look out for part three (maybe under a new name) next week!
Link to the next one!

 
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Posted by on 22 October 2014 in Banzaï, Speakeasy, Tail of a Demon

 

Tiny Demon – Part 1

She looked down at me, tall, ominous, clad in silver armour and confidence, her long obsidian hair catching the breeze and her fiery eyes blazing at me. “Is this your first time?”

And there I stood beside her, small and trembling in thick leather armour. My shield, which was almost as big as I was, was strapped on to my back in such a way that I could easily pull it in front of me. My short white hair stuck up in spikes and my face was pale. My bright blue twinkling eyes were full of fear at that time when I looked up.

“Are you sure you want to do this?”

 

I had arrived at the guild two days before with nothing but my clothes and my shield. My sharp ears and fangs caused a lot of trouble when they were found and I was sent on a mission to prove my worth. Allana came with me. I would have appreciated a kinder person.

 

I nod. There was no turning back now.

“Into the cave, kill any monsters that could be lying around and come out with some of the sacred Dana. How bad could it be?” She said. Then she smiled reassuringly and I had to grin stupidly back. But I guess she didn’t mind seeing my fangs.

“Stay close behind me” she warned as her long thick sword materialised in her hand, “you never know what you might find”.

We crept into the cavern, all senses alert. It was so quiet and there was an eerie flickering light in the back. All we could hear was our breathing. Actually especially mine.

There didn’t seem to be any monsters but then I had never seen any real monsters. I imagined them to be big ugly beings and my fingertips kept twitching, ready to grab my shield. There was a slope with fire above. “Monsters are usually afraid of fire. Unless they’re very strong but I don’t think this is the case here or someone would have noticed.”

So up we went. There was indeed a fire, fuelled by glowing red stones that seemed to be its inextinguishable source. And all around this fire were little red people, with sphere heads, a cushion-like body and tubey arms and legs, not unlike the green ones I had met near my old home. They were harmless really but they tended to attack however they could when they felt threatened and seeing how close they were to the fire I could easily guess how they would attack. So before Allana slashed her sword I hooked my fingertips under the edge of my shield, pulled it over my head and planted it firmly into the ground in front of me all in less than a second. So fast that Allana almost hit it with her sword.

Sure enough they were throwing the fire at us but they soon stopped, realising that it wouldn’t work. I peeked over to see them standing in a circle, speaking excitedly in their squeaky language; they were looking for a way to make us go away, they were annoyed that we didn’t burn. I knew that although they didn’t understand our language, they usually understood the general meaning of what you try to tell them. “Let me talk to them.” I asked Allana.

Stepping around my shield I spoke to them: “I don’t want to hurt you, I just want to find the Dana.”

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Ok so this was meant to be last week’s speakeasy entry but then I hadn’t finished the drawing and then I missed the deadline and I thought “oh well, no rush now” so I’m only putting it up now…

I’ll miss this week’s speakeasy too if I don’t write something today ^^’

I hope you like the drawing. I’m very proud of it since I can’t draw much especially not people but I think this was ok 😀

You can read the next part here 🙂

 
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Posted by on 19 October 2014 in Banzaï, Speakeasy, Tail of a Demon