Story Title: Riders in the Sky
Author: V. F. LeSann
Equine Combatant’s Name): Peregrine
Species: Damned soul
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Starting tomorrow our combatants will be:
The War Unicorns from “Rue the Day”
The kelpie from “The Boys From Witless Bay”
Excerpt from “A Mother Unicorn’s Advice for her Daughter” by J.J. Roth:
Hide in plain sight. Let the dappled light through the forest canopy color your whiteness with camouflaging shadow. Let stillness be your friend when the hunter’s horn or adventurer’s voice carries through the vegetal quiet.
Breathe without sound. Depend on secrecy and stealth.
Once you are sighted, the hunt begins. Once the hunt begins, you are vulnerable.
Be generous, but circumspect, with your gifts. Dip your horn in struggling streams when no one is looking. Draw its healing point along the withered bodies of sick ferrets and ailing fawns. Lay its curative spiral against the breasts of lost, unconscious humans, but stay out of their healthy fellows’ sight.
Cover your tracks as you leave. If caught, you’re more likely to be destroyed than loved.
This constant hiding may make you feel unreal.
This is normal.