Osha's writing corner. May 26, 2021 0:36:58 GMT -5
Post by osha on May 26, 2021 0:36:58 GMT -5
Ghost flew through the swamp, his own house dwindling in the distance. He had arrived in Igroven the day before and had not had a chance to go exploring yet. It had taken most of the day to find his temporary housing and to set it up with the few belongings he had.
He had left his pet behind, not knowing what he would find. But if all went well today then the next time he went out he would be sure to bring her.
He angled his flight toward a big boxy building. This building, like all the others, was built up on stilts that rose out of the swamp. And it looked like a great place to start exploring.
He landed in a flurry of wing flaps on the edge of the platform. One time of stepping in the marsh and feeling the wet soak into his paws was enough for him. He was going to avoid stepping on the squishy, soggy green ground whenever possible.
A sign with a delicate scroll hung over the door marking this as the Library. He pushed open the door and was instantly greeted with a pacing Lilipeep. Like all the others he had seen, this one sported a water lily on its head. He hadn’t seen one with a flower that shade of pink before.
“What am I going to do? What am I going to do?” The Lilipeep was muttering to herself.
She looked up when she heard the door open.
She stopped pacing but Ghost noticed that she still wrung her hands. “Oh, Your so tall!”
Ghost chuckled, he was taller than her but was of average height for his species.
“Yes. I guess I am.” He answered. He wasn’t sure why this Lilipeep was interested in his height.
“Ooo, um,” the Lilipeep said nervously.
Ghost watched as the Lilipeep kept wringing her hands and making cute nervous sounds.
While he waited patiently for her to either start making conversation with him or leave in to pursue the shelves, he got a good look at the library. It wasn’t the largest he had ever seen but it was laid out rather well. And he could already see a section of books he wanted to go check out.
He took a step in that direction only for the Lilipeep to suddenly be in his way.
“Sir, um, Could I ask you for some help? I, I know your new here but, but I could really use someone as tall as you.” The Lilipeep asked.
“Of course. What do you need?” Ghost answered her with a friendly smile, hoping that it would help her not be so nervous.
She gave a small smile then headed off somewhere deeper into the library. She came back with a light green rag.
“Could you please dust the top two shelves? I just can’t seem to reach them and the head librarian is coming tomorrow and….” She was wringing the cloth so much that Ghost was afraid she was going to rip it apart.
“Here let me have that and I will go dust.” Ghost gently plucked the rag from her hands.
He turned to the nearest shelving unit and started dusting.
“By the way my name is Ghost, What’s yours?” Ghost waited and when he did not hear an answer he looked over his shoulder. The Lilipeep was nowhere in sight. What a silly little creature.
He shrugged and continued to dust.