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Post Re: Abiotic Dystopia
In the last forest, going down the twists of the river was a very tiny boat, fitting two very tiny creatures only five and a half and four and a half inches tall. The water pushed such small people in such a small boat more quickly than it would a pair of humans, but this was perfectly normal to the little people, and they wouldn't have it any other way.
They were quite vividly colored little people. The taller one of eighteen almost black dark purple hair, a purple and pink outfit made of sweet pea petals, and lavender dragonfly-like wings. Her nine-year-old sister was brightly redheaded, dressed in orange and yellow tulip, and had sunshine-golden wings.

Tylika, the younger sister, was seizing the opportunity to display the water magic she was just starting to learn to her big sister, Gavvian. She made gestures that imitated the flows and waves of water with her waterlily-petal-wand in hand, forming little splashes and whirls in the water beside them. Sometimes she managed to raise up a water sphere too, though she could only keep control for a few seconds when she tried to move it. Between displays were many extended stories about her new friends in water magic class.

Many times events in Tylika's stories would remind Gavvian of occurrences in her own social circles, but right now she made sure to not get carried away. Tylika appreciated being listened to, so Gavvian made sure to do more listening than talking.

They began to approach the lake. Tylika made many hurried splashes. "I don't want to go into the lake; I want to keep going," she explained at her sister's questioning look. They seemed to be part of the diverging current, however, despite her efforts.

Gavvian laughed and raised an amethyst woodwind to her lips, her sythuet, which was also her wand. It was a very complex instrument for its size. It looked sort of like a flute with an extra row of holes. Her fingers went up and down the holes as naturally as her eyes blinked. Next second, a personal gust pushed them a little more to the left, where they met a downward slope that got them lightly splashed to their amusement and a continuation of the river.

"Ooh, play 'Summer Rain', and I'll sing it," Tylika requested.

Gavvian was quite happy to do so. She never tired of the Syhtuet's lively ring, or that of her sister's voice.

Then she stopped suddenly when she noticed the forest was thinning out. "Tylika, time to go back."

They flew out and let the boat carry on without them. For fairies, all it took was a little Earth spell to make them from only a little wood. If trees were big to humans, they were gargantuan to fairies. They couldn't deplete them if they tried. They started flying back.

"Gavvian?" Tylika said after a moment. She suddenly sounded shaky and worried.

"What?" near the edge of the forest, Tylika's tone made Gavvian's stomach back flip. "Relax, if it was a human or one of their machines, your wand would've warned you by now," she thought to calm herself.

"...I left my wand in there," Tylika admitted.

Gavvian was more mad at herself than Tylika at this realization. "Why can't I ever be any good at being responsible? I should've checked if she had it as soon as we flew out." "I'm fast; I can catch it."

Gavvian zoomed back down the river. "I sure hope I can catch it, or it won't be a good thing for our mom to hear about! The last thing I want to hear again is that I still act like a kid!" She spotted their boat drifting on ahead and raced after it. It wasn't quite outside the forest yet, though the trees were quickly becoming sparser.

She dove down and caught the nearer side of their boat, stopping it and then swiftly snatching the enchanted waterlily petal. While her hands were nice and full, her left on the boat, her right with Tylika's wand, she felt her Sytheut slip out of its long pocket all fairy skirts and shorts had for wands. She released the boat and dove down after it, but couldn't see it. She hadn't heard any splash indicative of it falling in the water either.

It was only then that she felt Tylika's wand make the warning vibration. She glanced about and saw a strange small object to the right of her in the water. Well, it was still bigger than her, but not as much as many other things were. About the size of a somewhat large fish, but It definitely wasn't any sort of fish. It had to be a human machine! The wands must not have sensed it earlier because it was so small. Usually they sent huge contraptions to tear through the trees and level the ground, but this was just a little swimming thing that seemed to have a curious personality, as it had her wand in a little metal hand and appeared to be staring at it in thorough examination. Gavvian knew their machines weren't really alive, but it still looked like they were to her.

Gavvian hesitated with whether she should try to snatch her wand or just fly as fast as her wings would carry her, then thought that the first thing to do was get out of the middle of the water. If it was a marine creature, then it hopefully couldn't come on land.

The moment she moved, its device that resembled eyes turned toward her. That gave Gavvian a spine chill. She zipped behind a tree to avoid the gaze. She heard it swimming closer.

Gavvian ascended. She could lose it way up in the treetops. Next instant, her wingtips felt a shock as she flew into a sparkling forcefield. She glanced about. It was all around her. She then screamed as it started moving. Another zap to her wingtip urged her to levitate with it.

It settled itself down on the square back of the machine, which had by now indeed rolled on wheels off of the water. Now unnecessary, the floor of the field vanished, and Gavvian could at least set her feet down. The machine started rolling toward the end of the forest. In desperation, Gavvian stomped on the metal below her, but little fairy feet were absolutely futile to the robot.

They met a little jostle as the robot rolled over a tree root. Gavvian sat down to balance herself so as not to bump into the field again. She pulled her shaking limbs into a ball. Tylika's wand was still in her hand. This was what had brought her this far down the river. Really, letting it go and helping Tylika enchant a new waterlily petal would have been the more adult thing to do. "I am still a kid," she whispered to herself with a sob into her knees.

She dared a look behind her at the city. It was like a different planet, a planet where everything was monolithic and colored dull, metallic, lifeless gray.

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Post Re: Abiotic Dystopia
Gavvian's legs began to shake even more frightfully as the machine came nearer to the city. She was astonished at how many humans there were in every direction. With all of the world's space that they had claimed, she'd always assumed they'd be more spread out. The billions of humans there must be! All the enormous buildings and advanced transportation they had, and yet they were all so melancholy. There was something about their faces that was almost as robotic as their robots. There was a group of them at the edge of the city, whom the robot was rolling her toward. She had no idea what they might do with her, but terror made her certain it would be macabre and agonizing. More than ever did Gavvian want her own wand in her hand.

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For a second, all of the humans froze, and then blast suddenly hit machine, heavily damaging the front of it, and very nearly throwing Gavvian off balance into the force field. The force field blinked a couple times, then shut down completely. Gavvian noticed one human behind the others slip beneath a slope. "Hi," he whispered. He seemed to have done these things. He was helping her?

Immediately, Gavvian grabbed her sythuet from the machine's little metal clutches. She glanced toward the the inert humans. Whatever he'd done, their faces were even blanker than they'd been before, their eyes certainly not following her. So she zoomed under the slope. "H-hi," she replied, voice shaking with her pounding heart, just as the frozen humans were regaining mobility. Naturally, she whispered also, though with her smaller voice this made it almost inaudible.

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Gavvian didn't really feel ready; her heart was still pounding madly. She now had two wands in her hands that were vibrating like crazy since she was this close to a human. While she wasn't sure how much she could trust him, he couldn't do worse to her than the other humans would, she decided. So he was her best chance. "OK."

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Gavvian gazed around the place. The cameras were particularly curious to her; they were like windows with moving pictures behind them. She also noticed what was left of the wings. Maybe this human really was different. He didn't seem to think like the others at all. After staring at the cameras for a while in memorization, while her heart made its way to a more regular pulsing rate, she asked, "Are you a human?" She was honestly expecting to discover that he was actually a tall elf that was here in disguise on some secret mission, or perhaps a shape shifter

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