Trees whispered in the darkness, playing host to nocturnal birds and insects singing their quiet ballads.  A gentle breeze flowed around and through the woods, its melody merging into the chorus as it traveled.  The peaceful refrain was disturbed periodically by the sound of the druid sleeping amongst the roots, her limbs twitching in response to the images dancing through her mind as she dreamed .  Low, mournful whines joined the evening song while the stars and moon waltzed silently through the heavens on their nightly journey.  Her soft, unconscious cries became more frequent strands in the symphony as the night progressed and the scent on the tattered piece of blue and silver cloth clutched to her chest faded a little more ….

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