The stage was set, the mannequins were all in perfect play, and the coating of dark colors fell over the horizon like a curtain, only dotted quietly by the light of flames that tore into the sky. The moon hung overhead and a cry across the tangled webs of trees echoed for miles. A sense of sorrow joined into the noise like a low tune symphony, and it was enough to make stop and think. The clouds had all but rolled in to bring the rains as the season had begun.
Aetherius, the Wolf god lay on his perch scanning all the valley with his ever watchful eye. Even as he did, it was apparent that in comparison to the years before, there wasn't much to watch over. Still however, the wolf's pride was justified as the spirits began to come awake for the night. A light clacking of hollow wood sound erupted from the spirits of the trees, like the sounds that begged for rain from the old humans that had died of decades ago. At this point, he almost longed for their neediness.
In the few years up till now, a new group of humans had sprung from hell and high waters to in a certain way, terrorize the beasts of the forests. But it wasn't their guns and bombs that they feared. It was the hatred and darkness that followed in their wake, that left even the strongest of beasts acting like nothing more than a mere pup fighting for its meat that evening. It truelly was something you could see just by the light of their over-built cities.
"Disgusting." Aetherius' lips curled as his teeth bore at the thought of them walking into his forest. He was more than sure many of the gods and goddesses felt the same. But what lengths were they willing to go to protect their home? This he did ponder on quiet nights such as these, they didn't have the wolf pride, and so was it easy for them to walk away. Even as a God he didn't understand all things and their actions, and while willing to learn, certain attitudes were at best difficult for him to perceive.
The winds blew, and dying petals and the smell of burning wood as well as ash peppered his nose and caused a stir of discomfort as he snorted and turned his head away from them.