Trial and Error -- The First Attempt! [Open] Feb 23, 2019 10:01:58 GMT -5
Post by hoodwink on Feb 23, 2019 10:01:58 GMT -5
The girl seemed a bit different, though the older man chalked it up to either the recent stress both have had to endure on this world, or adolescence. Either way, it didn't involve him too heavily as Tori left the tent to search for food. His own stomach had growled at the mention. As she was walking through the entrance he waved her goodbye and offered his thanks for searching.
As the teenager left the tent, the Vagabond sat down on one of the many suitcases. His gloved hand fell into his jacket pocket, pulling out the small leather notebook from earlier that he had found in the tent. Opening the notebook, he began leafing through some of the pages. What he saw wasn't worrying... at first. Hm... Jane? That was the name scribbled onto the very front page of the book. Afterwards it was filled from top to bottom with journal entries from this 'Jane'.
The Vagabond read the journal entries, his heart sinking with each one. This 'Jane' person seemed to have been on this world for some time. There were sketches of the worlds inhabitants, such as the jaguar and hippos, but also sketches of creatures the Vagabond had yet to see. There was a sketch of a group of small gorillas... a small scribble underlined beneath reading "KEEP SAFE". As the Vagabond read on, he learned from this 'Jane's notes that this world, the Deep Jungle, was supposed to be guarded by the gorillas, similar to the hippos in the sense that they were natural guardians of the worlds light.
According to the journal, it seemed like the gorillas had been slowly thinning out, steadily disappearing one by one. This 'Jane' person had gone to search for them, noting how many would roam deeper into the Jungle and never return. After a few of the gorillas started to go missing, 'Jane' wrote how 'odd creatures with orbs for eyes and antenna on their head' began to appear across the world. The Heartless... The Vagabond clenched his teeth a bit.
His thoughts were interrupted as Tori returned into the tent, holding cans of food from the piles of luggage outside. The Vagabond pocked the leather book, though his heart was still heavy. In the last entry he had read, this 'Jane' person had gone to search for the gorillas deeper in the Jungle, attempting to figure out what's been happening to them all. There is no entry afterwards. Whoever this Jane person is... I wonder if they made it... For all he knew this journal dated back a hundred years, and the mystery woman of the journal was already dead.
Lifting himself off the suitcase, the Vagabond walked over to the other side of the tent, where there was a small singular portable burner, perfect for heating up individual cans of food. Grabbing the device, the Vagabond began to inspect it, trying to see how it worked. He glanced over at Tori. "Thanks for finding those..." His tone seemed a bit disturbed, as he was still thinking of what he had read in the journal. "Hey... have you seen any gorillas on this world yet?"