The emerging summer brought together the Wyod. These were a silent minute forest folk who met each year at the site of the couch to decide the next procreators.
This was an honoured task, a task with risk, a task that would elevate the procreators to a position of high esteem among the assembled Wyod.
They communicated through gesture, a wave of the hands, a flick of the long fingers they possessed all had meaning and coupled with their unique facial gestures added layers of meaning to their purpose.
They gathered around the couch, no one was allowed onto the couch but the chosen ones. After much gesturing and nomination, a couple was chosen. Their selection was greeted with much physical animation. The Wyod knew they had chosen correctly when the two chosen immediately upon seeing each other reached out and touch one another, who set their focus upon the other, and both began the pre-procreation ritual dance.
They stood upon the couch and performed for the assembled Wyod. It was a mating dance aimed at stimulating the other. To the Wyod it was a sacred step towards procreation and the successful maintenance of life among the Wyod.
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