My black hooves made soft imprints in the sand. I walked next to the grass of jungle with out being in it. My feet made a scraping sound as they moved in and out of the sand. My black tail swooshed away an unreachable itch. Now it swings lazily behind me. My black mane tickled the chocolate of my my soft coat on my neck. Long bangs hung in my eyes. My eyelashes brush them away enough to see. My two-toned nose takes in the scent of the jungle next to me and the water on the other side of the sand. It smells sweet and salty all at once.
Birds chirp in the trees. A few fly into view. They are of multpile colors. Some yellow. Some red. Some multiple colors. My favorite would have to be the pair of royal blue birds that embraced a purple trim. My chocolate eyes take them into my entire view.
I sigh. I am content at the moment. I am sure that this feeling won't last overly long, but I do not care. I grasp the moment of sweet calm. It feels good on my everchanging nerves.
I wonder if I will meet another horse in this calming place. I gaze off into the distance.
I couldn't help but feel this place was full of wonder and beauty as I galloped gracefully across the wet sand. The strong wind that blew over the ocean blew my mane and tail far behind me as I ran. Deep marks from my hooves printed the sand.
I didn't really know why I was here or what this place was apart from a beach. I didn't know its name or anything about it, it just seemed like a nice place to come after I explored the thick jungle that towered above me.
An unfamiliar scent wafted through my nose and I slowed to a stop, unsure on who it was or what they were like - the last thing I wanted today was to get into a fight with another stallion. I glanced around and spotted another horse walking sideways to the jungle.
She was a lightly built bay mare with two white socks painting her back legs and a long stocking on her front leg. I couldn't see her face but I knew she was very pretty. I couldn't see the harm in going over to say hello.
I trotted calmly over to her as many birds flew over my head, flying towards the ocean. "Hi," I called happily, waiting to see her reaction.
"Hi" the words entered my head. I skittered a step away from the voice. I turned my light head to the voice. As it turns out, I hadn't imagined it. The voice belonged to a stallion. My serene feelings quickly disperesed and I was overtaken by excitement and terror. A stallion. Part of my mind yelled at me to run. Stallions are dangerous! it screamed, Run! Make your legs move! The other voice in my head said that he meant nothing more than companionship. Stay here. See what he wants. it whispered to me in a soothing way, He is no threat.
The voices in my head always argued. Maybe that is why I often stay in one mood only so long. I feel sorry for one voice if I listren to the other one more.
I thought past the voices to my last few feelings. Calmness and loneliness. Loneliness. I listened to the voice that begged me to stay.
"Hello," I said to him. I hope that he did not have to wait to long for my hello. I hope that I found my answer quicker than normal. "Who are you," this I asked with caution tinged on my voice. I did that to appease the second voice.
I couldn't help but let a small chuckle escape my lips at the long delay for her answer - I could just see the coggs working inside her head as she stared at me like I was something from outer space.
"I'm Kye," I introduced, bowing my head. "What pretty name has been bestowed apon your pretty face?" I had only just seen this mare but I was eager to know her already. She had this charm about her in her looks and voice that had already won me over - and I thought I was pretty tough.
Kye. The word swirled in my mind. The voices fought about it. I pushed them away as he asked my name. Don't tell him. my cautios voice instructed. He means no harm by it. Tell him. the other voice crooned to me. I often listened to the more outgoing voice, and I now I made no acception to that.
"My name is Sanity," I said using my short for my name. I trusted him. His polite and and charming manner cuased no reason not to. I smiled greatly, although the more annoying voice told me what an idiot I was.
I smiled. Sanity was a beautiful name - I liked it. "So, tell me why you wander here at Birds Lagoon?" I asked, wanting to know why I was here with this pretty mare, talking to her - was it fate or had I just come across her on my travels. I wanted to know. It tugged at my mind as I grew more eager for her answer.
I pondered about his question. Thinking was hard with the excessive fighting taking place in my mind. "I suppose that I have jsut been wandering and found myself here," I finally answered. Kye seemed very curious about the subject. I smiled upon that. "Why is it that you are here," I asked. I was equally curious.
Hm. I had to think about that for a while. Why was I here? Good question. "I guess it was just fate that lead me here to where I would find a beautiful mare standing before me," I said, smiling at her. Yeah, it was probably fate - or luck - for it wasn't often I stumbled in the path of someone who any stallion would die for.
I glanced around the beach and felt a sudden aderenilin rush trying to push me forward into a full gallop across the sandy beach. I decided not to ignore it. "Would you mind joining me as I race the winds?" I asked, half rearing onto my back legs. I paused in mid air before twisting around to gallop in the direction of the sea, listening for the sound of hoove chasing after me.
Fate. What an interesting thought. I smiled upon that. My worried internal voice scoffed. Apparently it didn't believe in fate. I mentally rolled my eyes at the negativity of the voice. Fate had always been a personal belief of mine.
I returned my wandering attention to Kye. He was a smidge fidgity. He wanted to race. That sounded fun. I pushed away the worrisome voice that nagged on me. "Sounds like a good idea," I said and followed him. His stride was perfect. I was more interested in watching his legs work than keeping pace.
I carefully listened to the steady beat of the mare's hooves as she raced quickly past me. I dug in my heels, stopped and span around, galloping in the other direction. I galloped a wide half circle before turning back to Sanity. I could feel the blood pulsing through her veins as she ran. A soft wind caught in our manes which twisted and swirled around in the strong breeze that also made my eyes water. Sanity ran like all mare ran except even more breathtaking. Her stride was simple and effortless like she was born to race the winds. I smiled at her before aiming a quick buck to the other side.
I saw his smile in my peripherral vision. I smiled back. I briefly made out that he bucked off to the side. I slowed enough to watch him. He was amazingly perfect.
An unknown feeling swelled inside of my gut. I wondered about it. I tried to consult the, usually bothersome, voices in my head. They both tried to explain at once. It made my head hurt. "Shush," I didn't realize I said it out loud until it fell of my lips. I watched Kye to see if he had noticed.
I gave her a confused look at the words that slipped out of her mouth. Then I realised that she seemed to be talking to nobody in paticular and forgot all about it with a quick shake of my head and a small amused laugh. Insanity was quick, I had to give her that one. I struggled to keep up with her amazing, graceful and effortless pace that seemed to make her just float across the ground. I slowed down to a halt just in time before I hit a tree that was standing in my way. Why do solid objects always have to stand in my way? It was just annoying. Why couldn't they just move to the side so there wasn't the risk of me crashing into them?
I blushed at his laughter. He had heard me. I was glad that he had not turned away from me and run away like most had. I smiled again. Then he stopped. I skidded to a stop and looked at him. His face was hidden to me by a tree. It was I who laughed then. "Have you run into something," my voice was light of heart and I meant no harm to him.
"No," I called back to her, slightly embarassed. "No, I'm fine." I moved around the tree and cantered quickly to catch up with her fast pace. I loved the way she spoke. Her voice was like velvet and silver bells that hung gently in the air as she laughed or spoke. It made me smile.
I tossed my thick mane as Kye moved around the tree. My eyes gleamed in an over enthusiastic joy. I was having the time of my life. I let out a brief moment of heartened laughter.
I smiled at his smile. He seemed such a ray of sunshine. I had never been around someone who made me feel so normal, so sane. His presence made the voices in my head dissappear, almost.
I arched my red neck and pulled my legs into a playfully slow motion. My legs moved in the action of a pulled back canter. I moved only at the speed of a medium trot. My mane and tail rippled around me. I looked at Kye in a way as if asking him to join my happy play.
Noticing Sanity's playful mood, I suddenly kicked up my heels and tossed my long mane and raced towards her, skidding just in time before a collision happened and twisted and ran towards the sea, leaping into the air again and again giving her signals to chase me.
I swirled around as Kye almost hit me. He raced away from me. I bucked and chased after him. My legs pulled me to him with the most speed I have ever run with. I tossed my head in the air. Sand sprayed my belly from my front feet. My mane and tail would surely be in knots at the end of the day.