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 In Their Natural Environment, Emily Jane
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 Posted: Mar 4 2017, 09:07 PM
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you're loving me
whether you want to or not
It had been so long since Emil last spoke to his Far. The river spirit was always watching over him - of course, that much Emil knew, but to hear his voice from time to time was bliss. He allowed himself to soak in the river - not that of his homeland, in fact he was quite far from Helgeån - but the brush of the water was familiar and kind all the same. And so long as he immersed himself this way, sinking below the embrace of the waters, he could hear Helgeån’s soothing voice inside his mind.

He asked Emil how he was faring. He also told him how the other Stromkarlen were, his brothers and sisters. All was well back home, and a part of him wanted to return. He would, in time, but not yet. As he soaked in this river, he could feel the pull of toxins into his body. The water here was clean, it wasn’t in poor condition. But there was always…something, there was no land that was truly pure. He had learned that when he grew older, after he chose to leave. Of course, it would only get worse if he stayed for too long. He would have to expel it eventually. Not for a while yet, over time he had come to learn his limits, and he was able to...maintain himself for a while yet before he would have to remove it from his system.

So for now he simply soaked in the water, absorbing what he could, making water truly pure, his own body a container for corruption. He allowed himself to dive deeper, listening to the quiet lulls of Helgeån in his mind. They were simply conversing now, over small matters. The day to day flow - how things had changed so much since the last time he’d been to his home river. The land folk stayed away from the water’s edge these days, or the locals did at least. He was glad of that. If nothing else, he felt that his current state was not purposeless - so long as they continued to stay away from Helgeån he was confident that he could live this way. Even if it was no longer because of their arrangement - Helgeån said that the land folk had crafted frightful stories of drownings in the river, drownings that had no mention of the Stromkarlen - it was enough.

Emil closed his eyes, twisting in the water and beginning to rise once more to the surface. Helgeån had business of his own to attend to - watching over the eggs of the Stromkarlen - and the two said their goodbyes. Emil, for his part, had allowed himself to relax quite enough. The water was soothing, but it was best that he move on now. He swam to the surface, opening his eyes once his face broke the water and he was greeted by Kåre, her breaths kissing the water softly. She was gentle today, or at least, for now..
MOTHER NATURE | Far = father and Kare = breeze just for reference
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 Posted: Mar 10 2017, 03:18 AM
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Emily crept across the sky with her army of clouds. They had a lot of stuff to do today. As they flew, Emily scanned the ground below her, searching for something in particular. Once she found it, she abruptly let gravity do it's job and dropped straight down into a river. If someone had been watching her, she would have had a solid 8 for the cannon ball she did.

She loved swimming. It was hands down her favorite thing to do. Just being in the water made her feel better. If not for her job, she would just live in the ocean. A river wasn't an ocean but she would happily blow off a busy day of work in exchange for splashing around in one as big as the one she'd picked. Her clouds would probably get confused but if they did something really dumb without her, someone would let her know. In the meantime, she had absolutely every intention to goof off for the next few hours.

As soon as she breached the water's surface, the local fish were on her. They swarmed her like scaly puppies, each wanting attention from Mother Nature. Attention she was actually willing to give today. After giving each of the smaller schools some attention, she started a race with some of the larger fish. It was going to just be her and one other but several more decided to get in on the fun. Soon, they were all darting upstream, most trying to be the one to outswim Mother Nature. It wasn't exactly a fair competition since, even without her asking, the water parted a little easier for her. For this exact reason, she went way slower than she could have. She tried to keep pace with the fastest fish, only keeping a little bit ahead of them. Eventually, she'd slow down and let the fish slowly pass her. They knew she was letting them win but it was fun and what was the harm in letting them brag that they could swim faster than Mother Nature?





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☥ EMIL AV HELGE
 Posted: Mar 12 2017, 10:04 PM
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you're loving me
whether you want to or not
That splash was difficult to ignore. It was loud and obtuse - not the faint splishing made by native waterkin as they broke the surface to feel Kare’s kiss, but the sound of something plunging inside with no care if it was heard or not. Land folk were known to do that, and seemed to take amusement from the sound of splashing. Sometimes they would throw water at one another for their own amusement, not that he understood why. It was obnoxious and loud. When he heard the sound of that obtrusive splash, naturally the water fae’s ears twitched, his nose wrinkled. But strangely he did not smell a...human smell. Perhaps an excited beast then. He may have speculated an injured one to be at fault, but there was no scent of blood.

Regardless, as he took a moment to breathe in the scents, Kare told him that the being was strange. It did not smell like any animal he knew, nor did it smell human. It smelled different, and….strange. Emil let out a soft trill, lowering into the water. He watched as fish darted by, darted towards the source of the sound. Ordinarily such a startle would send them in the opposite direction. Yet strangely the pull to move toward it...did not go unheard by him. There was something about that scent that drew him closer, something that seemed faintly familiar - not in the sense that he knew it, but in a way that he felt like he should know it. He was perturbed by the strangeness, by the feeling of wanting to go. Yet it was an urge he couldn’t resist.

He let himself sink lower, fully submerged now as he followed the smell, swiftly moving himself forward, breathing slowly to put himself at ease. Sharp eyes caught sight of what looked to be human, but most certainly could not be - for as he watched the being swam in pace with the fish - and they themselves swarmed about her as though speaking to an old friend. She could not be from the land if they reveled in her presence so.

He was uncertain, in this moment, if he should approach - she seemed to be engaging kindly with the water creatures, no harm thus far intended - the worst offense she had committed was to produce such a splash of water and disturb silence, but the animals did not seem bothered. For the moment he would watch - if for his own curiosity. He wanted to learn.
MOTHER NATURE | Emily. You are so dang cute it kills.
and there's poison in my veins
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 Posted: Mar 25 2017, 08:00 AM
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It was a trout that won. She let the fish reach the rock that marked the finish line just a few seconds before she did. Emily watched the fish toot about, happily swimming in circles around her and a few of the other fish and only bragging a little. As a reward, she gave it a good scratch on its head. She couldn't help but smile a little. There were few places on earth where she could relax as much as she did in the water. Even in the privacy of her forest, there was something about the quiet of the water that made her feel better. The water was simultaneously calm and bustling at the same time, in a way that she had never seen anywhere else on the planet. And watching the fish dart about in excitement just reminded her of why this place was her favorite on the planet.

Eventually she decided to address the water spirit hiding in the river. She'd known he was there since the second she touched the water, but chose to let him come to her on his own. Between the water and the creatures that live in it, there was little she didn't know about any place she chose to visit at any given time. For whatever reason, he didn't come to her like the fish did. If she had to guess, he hadn't met her before. Which was hardly uncommon. She wasn't exactly social. Not even with nature spirits, though she did tend to give them more attention than anything else that wasn't an animal. It probably didn't help that she was human-ish. In appearance. Maybe other ways too but she wasn't going to admit that. For reasons. So if he wanted to wait and watch, that was fine with her. Until she decided to actually talk to him.

"Why are you hiding?" She let the water carry the message to him for her as opposed to actually talking to him. Mostly because fish weren't the brightest of animals and she didn't feel like explaining to a dozen schools that no, she was not talking about them or any of the others. She liked fish well enough, they reminded her of the Star Fish, but they were amazingly dumb at times.






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☥ EMIL AV HELGE
 Posted: Mar 27 2017, 08:37 PM
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The urge still remained - an urge that told him to go to her. It was a strange sensation, Emil was not familiar with the sensation. Yet it felt the way that land folk looked when they were drawn to his voice. At least in the early stages, before it became overpowering. It felt like curiosity. That in and of itself was not unusual - he was mystified by many beings after all. Rather it was the genuine feeling that he should seek her, and speak to her. It was the want to interact that was unusual - for even in his fascination he was reluctant to seek even the most intriguing of unknown entities. He had only approached the water fae of the Thames because Helgean had asked it of him, and even then he had been wary.

The compulsion was strange, and he was not sure if he could continue to resist it. Still, his wariness maintained that he keep a distance for now - she looked like them, the ones he was least fond of. Even if she clearly was not one, her form bred a degree of uncertainty. And while her scent was mingled with that of the water creatures that swam so near to her, he could assuredly smell something that was, if nothing else, akin to the land folk. It lacked, however, the strange smells that often accompanied them and had a far more natural feeling to it, something that mitigated - at least to a degree - that uncertain twist in his stomach.

It was not long after that - or he didn’t think it was very long, but he was quite left to his own thoughts, time drifting away from him - when he felt words carried through the water. His eyes snapped to her, for he did not doubt the words came from her, but it wasn’t a look of fright he gave; perhaps of wonder and curiosity, but also one of gladness. The way she spoke reminded him of Helgean. He allowed the words to sink into his mind, and then - only after a short while - did he begin to swim nearer. She intrigued him, now more than ever. Was she perhaps a fae of the woods, a water spirit herself? Not likely - she had a different smell to her, but all the same if the water listened to her, he was intrigued. The water was her friend. Therefore she was not a threat. He trilled quietly, a low sound reverberating in the back of his throat. He stayed, still, at a distance, but certainly not out of her sight now. Truth be told he was ever so slightly embarrassed that she had known his presence was there - he had thought he was hidden well.

”I don’t know you.” The answer was simple - it was not intended to be impolite, it was rather a statement of fact. He simply did not know this being; there was nothing more to it. That response would - hopefully - be enough for her, for if she was a being who understood nature’s beasts then an unwillingness to approach the unknown would be understood innately. Yet still, he was intrigued. He wished to know more. ”You are not land folk, yet you look and smell of them.”

MOTHER NATURE | Wow he really likes her now
it can eat at you until they both turn black and blue. the poison in my veins that got me through her kiss.
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 Posted: May 7 2017, 09:57 PM
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Emily watched him creep out from his hiding place, a little amused. It was obvious he wasn't used to seeing her. Which, again, wasn't that unusual. He was taking it better than some others had. She'd been met with outright aggression before they learned better. It was nice to know he wasn't one of those.

She gave a faint glimmer of a smile when he said he didn't know her. He did, he just didn't realize it. "I am Mother Nature." That alone should be enough to explain things to him. She was well enough known among the creatures of the planet that all she had to do was toss out a name to get recognition. Which was annoying when she wanted some peace and quiet but it was the animals and spirits here who had given her the name.




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☥ EMIL AV HELGE
 Posted: Jun 3 2017, 01:06 AM
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Ordinarily, a stranger would have made Emil wary, or even hostile. Hostile particularly when they smelled or looked like the Land Folk - both of which the woman did. Yet it wasn’t wariness that he felt, but instead a sense of curiosity and...even the draw toward her. That, the inherent want to investigate and be near her, was unsettling and unusual; he oft preferred to keep both to himself and his kin - though clearly enjoying the water, she did not look to be among the fae; she should, then, have been of little interest to him. And yet…

Perhaps it was some form of glamour. Emil was not unfamiliar with the glamours of fae - particularly the Seelie, who were well known for their charm while his Unseelie brethren were more known to spread fear by their natures. Though she did not seem to be fae, it was possible she had a similar quality to her - a charm that drew others in.

All possibilities, however, faded when she introduced herself. This being was….

He was not so sure he believed her; however, if it was true, it would explain why he felt naturally drawn towards her. His ears twitched and he trilled quietly, lowering somewhat in the water, less in an attempt to hide, and more because he found the water to be a comfort. He allowed himself to stay at a conversational distance, though the urge to move nearer was strong. ”Can you prove it?” he asked softly, his voice not...skeptical, but rather inquisitive. She had done no wrong of yet, and the fish appeared to like her; suspicion was simply within his nature.

He tilted his head as Kare whispered past them, her invisible hands playing with both his hair and that of the strange woman’s. The breeze’s presence was soothing, but all the same he remained on edge.

MOTHER NATURE | Do he believe you? <_<
it can eat at you until they both turn black and blue. the poison in my veins that got me through her kiss.
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 Posted: Jun 24 2017, 05:47 AM
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It was fairly amusing to watch him. This particular spirit was very wary of her. It reminded her of when young birds and squirrels first met her as she passed through the trees, when they still didn't know what to make of her.

"I can." Of course she could prove it. It was just a matter of if she would. If he pressed her more about it, she actually might. But for now, she made no move to do any such thing. Her job was to take care of the planet, to make sure everything ran smoothly and as it should. That job did not include showing off to every suspicious spirit. Instead, she just turned slightly to pet a large bass who was begging for her attention.

She did take a moment to slow the current around her, and just her. The minnows were starting to play in her hair and it was a pain when they got lost in there.






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☥ EMIL AV HELGE
 Posted: Jun 30 2017, 08:12 PM
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She said that she could prove it - yet no action thus far had shown as much. Was she only saying so to earn his trust? The confidence had seemed genuine...but there were very clever liars on this planet. She could be one of them, claiming to be a Greater being when in truth she was instead perhaps some sort of fair folk, though why she would claim such power if it wasn’t true, he couldn’t be sure.

He found his eyes drawn to the water around her, however - drawn to the sway of the current that was usually so keen to flow on its own direction. That it changed so suddenly - she was, at minimum, a fae of the waters. She could control the waters and have them do her bidding. His ears twitched, and he trilled - a curious, small sound. Hardly a feat of the great one called Mother Nature, but the little fish seemed to be fond of her. They, and also the water itself. And he could not deny it now, the urge to be near her.

He allowed himself to go nearer, but he was still cautious, the slightest tightness to him as he eased forward. He tilted his head, noting that some of the little fish had tangled themselves in her hair. This time he frowned, teeth baring for a split second. ”It’s unsafe. You’re netting them.” It was a chastising tone, rather than one of malice - her presence was not a harmful one and despite his words he was soon close enough that he could reach out and link hands with her should she, too, outstretch. What was she, so silent yet possessed of an odd draw? It was mysterious, daunting. But it was also pleasant and relaxing. He liked it, but he also did not.

MOTHER NATURE | He still unsure, but....more ok with you.
it can eat at you until they both turn black and blue. the poison in my veins that got me through her kiss.
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 Posted: Sep 13 2017, 04:26 PM
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It was good that he wasn't as wary of her anymore but Emily's focus had moved from him to the fish tarting in and out of her hair. For whatever reason, the smaller fish always thought her hair was the perfect place to play hide and seek. And maybe it was for them but that didn't make it any less annoying or dangerous for them.

"I am aware." She really didn't need him to tell her what she already knew. She shook out her hair so that the fish could easily see a way out. Then all she had to do was give the order. Out. In a second, she had turned from a safe haven for them into something dangerous. They sped away from her, seeking safety in plants that grew along the floor of the river. And a while it wasn't directed at them, a few of the larger fish moved a little further away. They knew they were safe with her still but she'd just demonstrated how quickly that could change. At least in their minds she had.

Emily Jane waited until the last one had left before twisting her hair into a tight coil and pulling it over one shoulder. There. That should make it much more difficult for something like that to happen again. And with that taken care of, she turned back to the spirit in front of her. "Who are you?" If he could ask her, then she had every right to ask him the same.




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☥ EMIL AV HELGE
 Posted: Sep 20 2017, 12:47 AM
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It seemed at least as though the nature spirit was aware that her hair posed a danger to the fish. Of course, he should have relatively expected as much, if she was a true nature spirit, aware of the animals that lived within this world. All the same, he let out a soft trilling, a pleased sound when she spoke. He watched as she shook her hair out…..only for the fish to startle away with sudden speed, as though she were a predator. Emil’s ears twitched, and he sniffed the air. Had she masked her scent…or somehow adjusted their perceptions? He himself had felt little change – only the natural unnerving twitch that came from watching a large number of other, smaller animals startle. It was within his nature to mirror their responses – after all, if there was a true threat, it could easily be a danger to the Stromkarlen as well.

He gave her a curious look, but didn’t ask directly. There wasn’t a specific need to, and if she chose not to answer that was fine. He found himself curiously watching as she coiled her hair, removing the danger to the wildlife around her. She had so much hair….

Emil stood straight when she addressed him, tugging fingers through his own – much shorter, but still long for a male humanoid – hair as clear blue eyes made to catch her own. ”Emil av Helgean of the Helge river.” She had asked only who he was, and that was the answer – but doubtless she would be well aware that he was far from that home. He was more than willing to share further with her, if she so desired to know any more, but by nature he had always been somewhat more direct and ill spoken. Unless asked, he would not speak more than required. His gaze went towards where the fish had all scattered from, wondering if they had found a new place to play.

A small part of his mind wanted to join them, to swim and play for a while.

MOTHER NATURE | He want to play.
it can eat at you until they both turn black and blue. the poison in my veins that got me through her kiss.

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