The Lands of Ralosia: The Desert
Corri and her friends take a shortcut across the great desert aboard a sand-ship, with the Mecarne Temp's help. Complications arise, and they end up trapped in an ancient place buried in the sands. A temple with some relation to the Goddess. Corri feels some connection to this place as well. All the while a figure with unknown motives follows the group.
The Lands of Ralosia series takes place in a world with individuals capable of incredible feats of strength, animals of abnormal size, and races of people with distinct anatomy and cultures.
This story acts as the 9th entry in the Lands of Ralosia series. I typically try to write each story in such a way that it can be read without reading the others, but this one is definitely strengthened by reading other entries.
The story that precedes this one is called the The Lands of Ralosia: The Weld Mountains
If you want to read a story which contains elements that come in to play in this one, check out The Lands of Ralosia: Earth & Sky
Lars is a depressed college student who works at an in campus coffee shop to get by.
Sailor is a usually happy girl who comes into the coffee shop every day, and she seems to be the only thing that makes Lars' day a bit brighter.
These are their thoughts.
"Go to a coffee shop. Sit by the bar with the glass windows and look out. Look at all the people running to catch a cab or a train. All the girls with one too many shopping bags. All the couples too in love to care. Then you'll see it - a bit of yourself in everyone. And somehow, sitting alone in a coffee shop had never felt so good."- Sailor