((OOC: Sorry for letting this get lost. Again this takes place before the madness on Astrofori One.))
((Dreamscape, USS Invicta))
:: The night was turning into dawn. Just over the horizon, the sun was breaking above the mountains. A light breeze began to blow carrying the sound of rustling leaves followed by what could only be the beat of hooves. Rune looked up to see a pair of dorcha hōiho… one pristine white, the other jet black. Both creatures resembled earth horses with the most notable difference being the row of seven tiny horns running up their foreheads. ::
:: Rune hadn’t seen them since she was a child on Leya-I. Her mouth dropped open… how could they be here? They were protected creatures forbidden to be removed from their home-world. ::
:: The creatures moved closer and stopped, looking directly at them. The white one kicked the dirt with his hoof once and made a snorting sound. Rune smiled in recognition. ::
::Alora breathed in sharply, but sat up slowly as she gazed upon the creatures. Familiar enough to be recognised, they dominated the scene for a moment and she breathed out her wonder.::
DeVeau: Oh look!
Jolara: They will not harm us.
DeVeau: Oh I know, but what are they doing here?
Jolara: Because… This is but a dream.
DeVeau: Is it? Or is it reality?
:: Rune smiled as she watched the human’s reaction to everything. ::
Jolara: ::softly:: It can not be reality.
DeVeau: Or maybe it’s a desire. Maybe it’s neither. Maybe it’s something needed.
:: Rune’s brow creased as she watched the dorcha hōiho and pondered what Alora was saying. ::
Jolara: Something needed? Like what?
::The young scientist’s hand stretched over to rest upon the belly of Rune, a smile spreading over her face.::
DeVeau: A respite. Or maybe knowledge that everything is going to be all right.
:: The baby kicked again, though it felt more like a nudge than a full kick. ::
Jolara: Things have been very difficult… ::smiling as she rubbed her belly:: Both of those are needed so perhaps it is both. Thank you.
Jolara: ::looking at Alora:: For.... ::tilting her head thoughtfully:: coming here and making this possible.
Jolara: ::softly:: I believe you did.
Lt. Cmdr. Rune Jolara
Intelligence Officer - USS Invicta
Writer ID: A238909RJ0