Mayakterra sniffed the air, then looked around him cautiously to assure they were away from the danger.
He smiled inwardly seeing sazzies reaction, her twitching ears, heavy panting, the way she ran around in circles. He could see the pure rush of joy she was feeling at the transformation, a joy he knew well.
Nothing compared to the freedom, the ecstasy, the fulfillment of seeing the world through the body of another living creature. He had flown high in the sky riding waves of warm air, circling over the forest with spyglass keen eyesight, he had felt the thrill of the hunt as a wolf, seen the world through the eyes of an ant.... and endless array of experiences that one could never fully comprehend if he spent a thousand lives reliving each one.
Sazzie had claimed it was years since she had last changed, he knew the flood of feelings must have been overwhelming and blissful, he quickly returned his mind to business though as he un-shifted, returning to his human form.
He stood up, rolling his neck around his shoulders and looked around him finding the tree, once again he began quietly chanting and moving his body in strong, sudden motions his eyes glowing with green light and a magical smoke like emission coming from his body. The brush and ivy around the tree gave way, fading back into the landscape revealing his pack, satchel and staff leaning on the tree. He moved over to pick it up and put it on before whistling to get Sazzies attention.
"We have won here, but we are still far from safe. The raiders will return soon, and we must see to your village, I fear they may not have fared well at all and if we CAN help them we must." With his stuff on his body and staff in hand he stood ready to continue their journey.
happy to be out of danger, but being careful they weren't followed. If coyotes could smile, he would have at sazzies reactions, he remembered how it felt to transform after a long hiatus, and it was a wonderful feeling.
Nothing could ever describe the joy and freedom that comes of the gift of being inside the form of another creature, no matter how much you knew of the world there was endless possibilities to be explored through the form of other beings. The thrill