By The Rivers

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By The Rivers

Once upon!
A group of soldiers were sent along with some wise men and women in search for the unknown which has been attacking them in the night, killing men, women and children with no fear.
These people went far and near with clue of what they were searching for.
They searched for days to weeks, weeks to months until the seventh month.
On the first week of the seventh month, the mysterious being became pregnant and during this period of pregnancy, it's usually very aggressive, irritated by anything not hers.
On the second week, the mysterious being went out and attached the neighboring village, leaving footprints to its hiding place.
The soldiers heard of it and traced it to its dwelling, camped and strategized for attack.
They attacked the mysterious being in the morning, hoping that they'll kill it by mere punch and stone throws but the reverse was the case.
The mysterious being casted a spell on them which caused them to fight each other but was injured in the process. It managed to escape to the deepest part of the sea.
The villagers heard of it and reinforced, hoping that they'll join the sent soldiers and fight but what they saw was very worrisome.
When they got there, all the soldiers and wise ones have killed each other and left a note for any visitor who comes by.
What a loss.
The fallen heros were buried near the river and the mysterious being never came back.

This story was used for the competition organized by @xpilar for his 69th competition.