However, as I'm normally very plot-focussed, I couldn't help forming a plot as my mc travelled the forest. And I like my characters, who have quite different agendas and personalities. Orin is not nice at all. Although he doesn't even notice.
At some point I'll write this story properly.
The amusing part about this week's votes: one person actually voted my story for "Best Dialogue" even though I don't have any dialogue! Perhaps what that person imagined Orin and Jainellen said to eachother was better than anything I would have written.
I haven't decided yet if this Jainellen is the same as from nano2002. I started thinking it would be her living out one of her "in game" stories, but I found that I didn't have anything to say about that Jainellen in this setting. Which is odd, considering how that Jainellen is living in a house built into a tree. Something to ponder.