Love so deep and real it hurts
Tongues so numb can't find the words
On this tree we'll leave our mark
Timeless love, a lone tree heart.
A single handful of seeds scattering life across a once barren land.
A single sapling planted lovingly on a mound of rich earth.
A single promise of eternity together.
A single earth-shattering event, separating two souls forever.
A single carving in the wood of an ever-growing tree.
A single heart lost forever to the forces of love.
on the Northeast coast of a distant land. It is a place of
freedom and mystery, for few have walked through its tall
grasses or over the rolling hills. The land is wild and untamed,
with few trees and patches of desert. The waters are dark and
dangerous, yet still manage to create a pleasing lullaby.
Here, you can breathe just a little bit easier.
Here, you will not be forgotten.
As you crest yet another generic hill, you notice a tree in the distance. Its great branches so heavy they touch the ground and leaves such a dark, rich green that it stands out against the yellow grasses. It would be a nice relief from the beating sun, even with the cool breeze offering a bit of comfort. You stumble your way over, barely catching yourself from a tumble, when something jumps out of the shadows of the branches. You freeze, breath caught in your throat, as terror stabs at you.
"Hey, stranger," a man says. His blonde hair catches the sunlight blindingly as he grins at you. "Welcome to Heartwood."