It was early in the morning at the Viresh home and it was a day like every other day for the family. Actually it was quite a boring day, or that was how it felt before saying she would go for a trip to the singing mountains. Her dad immediately gave her a look and just flat out denied her to go there, something about she's being too young for traveling so far away on her own. No matter what Nezira said, it didn't matter, once she had gotten into an argument with Tekau, her dad, which Aloy, her mom, had to step in, as neither Nezira or Tekau would stand down. Aloy was most of the time actually quite loving woman and mother, but when it came to taking control over neverending arguments in the family, she struck hard and true. Nezira snapped one last time at her dad, but stopped when receiving a cold stare from her mom and decided to stomp away.
She entered her and her sibling's room frustrated, heated and angry, walking over to her bed, ignoring her sisters, if they were in the room as well. Pulling out a ragged rucksack from under her bed and placed it on top of it. As the rucksack was placed on the bed a little spider peeked out from it raising on its hind legs, showing its fangs. Nezira's anger seemed to melt away for a minute when she saw Kira, her jumping spider. "At least you won't scold me for no reason," said Nezira moving her hand to stroke the backside of her jumping spider. And even though the spider had raised its front legs, baring its fangs, it didn't strike the girl, but let her stroke its back peacefully and then crawl up on her hand.
Kira was one of her favorite companions she's found throughout her life on Dathomir as Kira seemed to enjoy being with Nezira and extremely loyal to the Dathomirian girl. Crawling up Nezira's arm Kira found a place on her shoulder, where it found a comfortable spot to be. Together with her little spider, Nezira started to gather stuff from her side of the bedroom, shoving it rather quickly inside with not much care.
While finding the few things she would need for the trip she stubbornly was still going on, even though it was directly against her father's order. Nezira didn't care whatever reason he might have had, she was old enough to explore and her parent's training and teachings were more than enough to survive, *AGH why did dad always have to be like this?!* thought Nezira angry and she kept on shoving stuff into her rucksack.
It wasn't easy living in the house. In fact, in some ways it was insufferable. Tashara had been in the middle befriending a group of birds when her sister and father began their screaming match, startling her new friend away. Letting out a sigh, Tashara watched as her airborne friends left her behind, as she fell back on the straw roof of the house and gazed up at the sky.
She longed to be free of this world, up in the stars like those with actual star ships. But no, her parents wouldn't let her. She was never going to get out of this place it seemed. She waited for the screaming to stop, but could hear the bedroom door shut as it seemed Nezira was in another one of her spats. Though if that was true....maybe she could get her sister to run off with her again. A small smirk stretched across Tashara's face as she thought of it. Crawling towards the window she had crawled out of, Tashara slowly lowered herself down, before sliding bakc into the window, as she saw her sister at working shoveling things into a rucksack. "You and father pick the worst times to have disputes Nezi." Tashara started, before seeing that demonic creature that Nezi favored was sitting on her shoulder. "Hello, Kira." Tashara muttered, as she shivered in disgust at the sight of the creature. "Are you going out of the house now? Because if you are I'm tagging along." Tashara leaned against her bedpost, watching as her sister was going about it in a funk. It was rather funny how this was Tashara's excuse for getting out of the house, but frankly her twin was the only person on this planet that truly understood her.
Nimueh sighed trying to block out the noise that unfortunately was her family more specific her little sister and father, one day she would find the biggest library in the galaxy and just never leave, it would be nice and quiet, and she wouldn’t have to deal with all ‘this’. Still a small crept up her face, they might be loud, but they were her family, even if she was sure she was adopted sometimes. She sighed and put her book down as she saw Tashara crawl in through the window.' So much for spending the whole day reading, can't leave them alone for one hour without them doing something that will get them...us...me in trouble...why was i born first?' , she got up and followed her little sister, hiding a bit as she started shaking her head at the sight before her.
Nezi was packing clearly planning on going off to god knows where and of course Tashara was going with her, what a surprise! and was Nimueh going after them? probably, because someone had to make sure they didn't die or kill one another...mostly also if she didn't mother and father would just send her after them anyway, better kill two birds with one stone then. Nimueh walked over to the window hanging on the windowsill looking at both her sisters with a raised eyebrow. "And you two pick the worst times to go exploring," she said looking at both girls before jumping into the room with them "if you think im letting you go off on your own then you can forget it...so where are we going?" a part of her wanted to say that they should stay but that would never happen ... so why not just give in and make sure that they came back in preferably one piece.
Kneeling down and angrily shoving the last bit of stuff into her rucksack, she heard the voice of her dear twin. Nezira was not in the mood for teasing from Tass and would most likely snap at her if she tried any kind of trick. Kira just stared eerily back at Tashara unmoving, almost looking like a statue. Luckily Tashara didn't tease, so Nezira ignored her first comment and closed her rucksack, swinging it over her shoulder. Turning around, facing Tashara, "I'm leaving for Singing Mountain and no one is going to stop me" explained Nezira stubbornly. Looking at her twin, Tashara had that look, the look that said, Nezira could suggest anything and Tass would tag along. Funnily enough, even before Nezira got to suggest tagging along, just to spite their dad, her twin suggested it.
"Let's get out of here befor~" started Nezira, but stopped when Nimueh entered through the same window. Nezira sighed, "And you picked the worst time to play mom Nim" shot Nezira back, rolling her eyes. Great, now they were going to have their big sister breathe down their necks for the trip. "Ugh, this day can't possibly get worse" sighed with her backpack hanging from only one shoulder, "Singing Mountains," said Nezira, walking past her two sisters, crawling out of the window and getting out on the straw roof. Looking around the area, good, no mom or dad outside doing work.
While Nezira and her sister's room was on the second floor, the drop wasn't that bad in height and not that it mattered when she had magical powers to help her get down. And magical powers helped her as she walked to the edge of the roof, she simply dropped down from the roof and landed as silent as she could. Nezira was not about to have her dad hear her and then storm out and scold at her for going against his orders.
Quick and silently she moved away from her home, heading for the jungle-forest, circling the open area the hut was build in. Kira started to crawl into a small open room in the backpack, in order to get some darkness to hide, just as they would do in the wild, waiting for prey to strike.
Whether her siblings followed her or not, Nezira started to head in the direction of the Singing Mountains as it was quite a long journey from where they lived.
//The part about magical powers is not a referring to Nightsister Magick, but just a word since the Force is a Jedi and Sith term, thinking since they are raised and taught by their mother, they wouldn't have known the standard name for the Force//
Tesara only shook her head as it was clear her twin was having a fit. It was amusing of course, Nezi always did have a flair for the dramatic. "Better hope Nim doesn't catch us, or she'll raise hell. Or worse, ask to tag along." Tashara cautioned, only to be proven right as Nim came in through the same window she had . It was like she could detect fun or something, and knew the best time to just come in and ruin it all. "Speak of the devil and he shall appear." Tashara spoke.
Tashara let out a giggle as her elder sister suggested coming along, and knew that Nezi was none to pleased. "Haven't been to the mountains in a long time now that I think about it. Probably would be fun." Her eyes looked over to Nim. "Sister, you can stomach fun can't you?" She asked in a slightly demeaning tone, before grabbing her bag for the trip ahead. It was a rather difficult journey, but with the company of her sisters it would be rather fun.
Taking up her bone blade, Tashara sheathed it against her back, taking up her bow and quiver as well. As Neri made her way out the window, her twin would be hot on her heels, rushing across the rooftop and leaping down to the ground, as they would soon be off to the mountains, and their parents would just have to deal with it.
Nimueh smiled at her little sisters as she jumped in through the window "before what? hmm? and please Tash i am far more than just the devil" she said looking at both girls with araised eyebrow and shaking her head at the two of them. Getting slightly offended "first of all i don't 'play mom' god why would i want children when i have you, two idiots, aand i can have fun...my fun just involves less mortal danger" muttered the older sister folding her arms over her chest. Contemplating if she should tell mom and dad or not? hmmm the Singing Mountain ? it couldn't be that bad right? she could just go with them and not tell mom or dad, Nimueh could look after the two idiots...not that Tash or Nezi ever listen to her so ... yeah... this would be 'fun'.
She sighed before jumping out the window and following her sisters making sure she had her notepad and rifle, she jogged after them not wanting to be left behind sighing as she shook her head, one day she would say no, and stay home and not get involved with what her sister…
But then if something happened then it would be her fault….Uhg stupid sense of responsibility! Why wasn't she an only child!? "Hey wait up! god you two! what's the hurry it's not like mom and dad know we are gone...yet witch they will...why the Singing Mountain Nezi? " she asked her little sister, there had to be a reason for this small adventure...right? and why that place it gave her the creeps.
*Tisk, Nim just had to follow* thought Nezira as she glanced behind her while walking further and further away from the familiar area that they all called home. "Because I want to explore the old ruined temple Nim... Why do you care anyway? You just wanna read your stupid holobooks" Nezira huffed without looking back at Nimueh, it was safe to say she was still mad over her confrontation with dad. The natural road that ran from the house bent like a river, making the beginning for the girls easy to travel.
However, the road soon merged with nature and traversing slowed down a bit, as they often had to either climb fallen trees or boulders, in order to get the fastest way across. Sometimes they had to stop and check their direction by climbing up in the treetops to see which way they had to go, so as not to get lost.
Just after noon, the sisters finally got out of the vast and expansive forest and entered the reddish fields that were overrun with vegetations. In the distance, they could see the looming mountain-chain, called The Singing Mountains dimly covered in fog. The real reason why Nezira wanted to explore the ruins, is mostly because of their mother's stories and tales of the spirits and afterlife.
According to their mom's stories and tales, the reason for the mountain to be called The Singing Mountains is because it's haunted by the spirits of the dead. It is said that something terrible has happened long ago and these spirits sing in a forgotten language of the terrible event.
Last time Nezira went there, or at least tried, her dead stopped her, leading her back home, explaining to her that it would be too dangerous for her when she's so young. She's 21 years of age now and she wouldn't take no for an answer anymore. Nezira had to see the mountain for herself.
Nezira looked up at the sky, seeing the sun high on the sky, they would soon hit breakfast, which her stomach would agree with her. Looking back at her sisters, "Let's stop for a break, I'm getting hungry and we won't get to the Singing Mountains anytime soon" explained the silver-haired sister. Pointing in the direction of a pair of single spotted trees for shade, Nezira started to head in the direction.
Coming to the first large lonely tree in the red grass field, sat Nezira promptly down, leaning her back up against the trunk. Not far from where the sisters were, was a large herd of Vernes grassing in peace. Placing her bag on the ground in front of her, Nezira started to fish out some pre-packed food to eat.
It seemed their group of two was now a group of three, and Tashara couldn't help but feel a tad annoyed. It could have been worse though, she'd rather have Nim tagging along rather than risk mother and father coming after them. "Well if she is busy reading her books, she won't be busy nagging at us." Which was technically true. Falling in line with her twin, Tashara was more than ready to get going. With her traveling gear on hand, she set off with her sisters, hoping that Nezi knew where she was going. "Nezi, you didn't forget how to get there did you? We both know how forgetful you can be." She smirked, as they began to set about climbing, knowing that her sister would have her feathers ruffled just a tad.
They had been at it for a while now, and their work was paying off. Tashara could make out the mountain peak in the background, the faint peak was showing through the fog. There was always some rumor that they had been told as children, of dead spirits who guarded the pass and the that they attacked travelers; though their mother often made such stories up to try and keep them in line. Sadly they still had a while to go, as Nezi made her request for a break. Taking out her bone sword, Tashara toyed around with the weapon, as she was all too aware of how dangerous some of the wild life could be; though she knew well enough how to make friends with it. Tashara settled for taking a seat on one of the many branches of the tree, as Nezi set herself up on the ground. "So, how long do you think it'll be before we get to the mountain? It seems we still have a day or two of travel left." Tashara inquired, looking to her sisters for an answer.
"If i was to busy reading books then the two or you would most likely have accidently died at some point in the last 21 years" she muttered as she walked behind her two sisters. "And books aren't stupid!" she huffed out walking faster out of fear that the two would leave her behind, they always treated her like the bad guy! all she did was save there reckless asses! if they just tried acting 'normal' and stopped running off and getting into trouble every 5 minutes, then maaaaybe Nimueh could take a break from being the babysitter, buuuut nooo that was to much to ask it seemed...She could be fun...she liked exploring....as long as the plan was more than just ' uh lets go here it looks fun'. A small sort left her lips at Tash's words, "now what would make you think that? its not like she could get lost in her own room without a map? " she snickered smirking at her sisters.
After a while they came to a stop, Nimueh looked around taking it all in, it was beautiful, in a eerie kind of way...all that red...if it weren't for the fact that she could see it was grass...she could almost believe it was blood...dancing it the wind. She sighed and sat down placing her riffle next to her, "we should find a place to set up camp for the night, either here or somewhere else... it's not safe traveling at night and im not the only one who knows that or what kind of beasts roam these parts....soooo what’s the plan? please tell me we have a plan and we aren't just wandering aimlessly around until we happen to find ourselves at the singing Mountains " she asked eyeing the two girls with a raised eyebrow.
While chewing on her food, she turned and tilted a bit to the side, to see the tree beside the tree. "A day or two, yea, most likely" stated Nezira nonchalant and returned her focus to her food. Kira her Jumping Spider tipped her face out, only having the front legs visible, to get a view on the surroundings. Rolling her eyes at her older sister, of course, I have a plan. The plan is going that way" started Nezira to explain, pointing in the direction of the Singing Mountains with her thumb. "Besides, it's not so bad, the weather is not trying to kill us or any wild animals. And I don't know if you've noticed dear sister, but this vast grass field doesn't exactly have any large areas for us to seek shelter" explained Nezira, finishing her first sandwich, opening a second one.
What the siblings didn't know, a few yards on the opposite side of the large flok of Vernes, a pack of Voritor lizard slowly crept through the tall grass. They were hungry and on the hunt for dinner, just like the Dathomirian siblings. The Vernes just minded their own business, relaxed as they grassed in peace. However, that would soon be broken as the Voritor lizards jumped into action. two ambushed one of the adults, making quick work of it. Meanwhile three other dashed after the fleeing herd, which was heading straight for the sibling's position.
The rumbling and panic moaning sound of the great beasts charged directly at where Nezira, Nimueh, and Tashara rested at a dangerous pace. Reacting quickly, Nezira got up on her feet with her bag in her hand and looked at Nimueh, "up in the three!" Said Nezira. Swinging her bag over her right shoulder and quickly scaling the tree to where Tashara sat, Nezira in her hurry stepped wrongly and almost lost her grip, losing her bag. However, she had no time to get it and Kira was holding on to her hand anyways, so she continued up and looked to Nimueh, hoping she was following her.
Nimueh sighed pulling out her water pouch and taking a sip, wrinkling her nose a bit as she eyes Kira, uhg why a spider? they were just so small, weird and hairy. She looked out at the landscape in front of her enjoying the seconds of peace before her sister started taking. "The weather might be 'not so bad' now but it could change! and don't jinx it! oh and dear little sister are you telling me the great adventure Nazira didn't pack a tent?" she said mockingly, not that she was any better she had food, water, and a blanket in her knapsack but that was about it.
She lay back down in the red grass closing her eyes and started to hum a lullaby, as much as her sister would complain about her being ' all about the rules' and ' never doing anything fun', she did love this, being out in nature no mom and dad telling her to be responsible. This right now....it was the most peaceful she had felt in a long time....even with her two sisters as company, they weren't too bad, once the noise faded out and all she would hear was her breathing.
Her head snapped up as a moaning sound resonated across the field, she looked around her eyes going wide at the sight of the fleeing herd and great big beast running towards them.
She locked eyes with Nazira and noded before grabbing her stuff and jumping up to one of the higher branches trying to swing herself up into a sitting position. In her hurry to jump, she didn't get enough speed and couldn't get her legs over the branch and ended up hanging there with her legs dangling beneath her.
Nimueh will try to jump up to one of the higher branches and try to swing herself up into a sitting position. (Barely a success)