The Scribe of the Vault of Orendathos won the March 20th Aether Prompt, with a wee-one in the undergloom:
What an ugly thing, Ze thought. The softness of the chubby, hair topped morsel was not only strange for the Bilewood, but also because it made him wonder at the kind of creatures that might live beyond the undergloom.
He stepped from behind the tree, his teeth surely catching the light from the hole the small animal fell through.
No sudden transformation. No emerging coat of slime. Not even a terrifying-
Then Ze cuffed his ears.
The thing had grinned and begun to… hiccup? No.
“Please don’t hurt me,” Ze quickly pleaded. “I can serve!”
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