Sunset. The time of night where beasts roam free. The time every child of the sun fears. The time nocturnal beings come out to play. The time of my awakening.
As the sunlight trickles down between the seams of the trees, the energy of the moon washes over the land as it begins its reign. She shares her energy with me as we both begin our journey of the night. She follows me wherever I go; protecting me as her living goddess of the night. She is my mother of the sky, as I am her daughter of the Earth.
The cool breeze swept across the area, shaking the leaves of the forest, just as a new born cub attempting to walk for the first time, and causes me to stop in my tracks and feel the warm earth beneath me. The streams of cool air shift through my hair, grabbing my full attention. "What do you want, Mother?" I cry out. "What is wrong?" The light wind streams soon turn to blazes of frigid wind hitting my body at a rough, alarming rate. A warning.
I began my journey again, this time at a slow