Redhawk Caldera Fwoosh
January 12, 2018, 03:44 PM
Nevouku
Lone Wolves


Nevouku couldn't believe it. He was here...and now that he was, there was something familiar about it. He was beginning to realize that he had in fact been here before. What had happened furing that time Nev could not recall. 

He stood just beyond the borders, and nervously looked to Lucy and Skwol. "S-So...this is it" he said. This is where they might break off from each other, it all depended how this meeting went.
January 13, 2018, 03:18 PM
Lucy
Lone Wolves

They had successfully traipsed through the dark wood and ventured to the other side. The caldera stood before them and Lucy felt a strange sense of knowing. She looked at the stretch of land and frowned thoughtfully. The words uttered by Nevouku caused her ears to swivel atop her crown and she looked to him with a strange expression before nodding. “Yeah,” she trailed quietly, but the dark girl drew in the scent of her surroundings and found herself perturbed by them.

The inky wisp turned her head to make sure that Skwol was not far behind them. She would feel better that he was there if they were to address any strangers. Drawing her head back, the ghoul called for someone to join them alongside the edges of the pack. The quiet youth was hoping that they would not have to wait long; she was eager to see if any of these wolves knew of Nevouku's family or his previous home.


When the sea takes me like my mother's arms 
I will breathe free as any word of God 
Papa don't tell me what you would've done 
She's the one who begged me 
"Take me home"
January 14, 2018, 07:45 PM
Skwol
Lone Wolves

He was there. Several wolf lengths behind them. He caught the look that Lucy cast over her shoulder and nodded to her with a brief smile. It seemed to him that both of his companions were a bit unsettled. Nevoukuu he expected it from but not Lucy after she had confidently lead them here.

The white wolf came to stand beside her to offer his quiet support. She tipped her head back to howl for a leader and make their presence known, and he tipped his own to let his eyes travel the wooded slopes. Layers upon layers of scents told him that the mountain had been home to a pack for a long time. It was a promising sign for a wolf in need of a stable home.

"Hopefully this works out for you," he murmured to Nev.
January 14, 2018, 08:07 PM
Finley
Redhawk Caldera
Alpha
Are you fucking kidding me... was Finley's first thought the moment she heard the call for attention at the borders. She had not enjoyed her last encounter with a lone wolf on her doorstep seeking shelter and she was not eager for a repeat. Were she human, there would have been signs posted all over the perimeter of the Caldera stating "NO SOLICITORS" in an effort to deter them. Once the conflict with Blackfeather was over, she would be happy to add more to her ranks. For now, they needed to just go the fuck away.

When Fin arrived, she saw that there were three of them and her immediate reaction was to think that Towhee would have her work cut out for her getting rid of this many. The thought faded as she neared the group, for there was one among them that ensnared her attention completely. Her chest began to tighten. Her limbs began to tremble. Her heart began to race. The world around her faded to a muted greyscale as she stopped before the trio, her eyes only on the dark girl who stood out in radiant color before her.

No passage of time could ever make her forget that face. No alteration of age could ever obscure her countenance too much for the mother to recognize her child. Not this mother. Not a mother who had thought of her daughter every single day since she'd been taken. Not one whose every decision since then continued to be swayed by the guilt and longing she had suffered from since her disappearance. Not one who was about to wage a war in an effort to ensure that no child of hers would ever be hurt again - a war that she was driven to fight out of some desperate need for absolution of the time she had not been there to fight for and save the one she had lost.

"Lucy..." Fin said quietly as she stared at the daughter she had been haunted by for so long. A ghoul, maybe. But always a ghost to the mother that never stopped loving her so fiercely she could rend herself into nothing from it.

 
January 14, 2018, 10:18 PM
Nevouku
Lone Wolves

Nevouku was gracious that they had gone all this way to get him here. Lucy sent up a call, and he waited. Part of him expected Sebastian to come running at his scent, but it was...someone else. Someone he did not recognize. But, they seemed to recognize one of them. 

He turned his head to Lucy, then to Skwol to see if he knew what was going on. Whoever they were, they must have known Lucy, and it seemed like a meeting long since overdue. So he kept his mouth shut.
Yesterday, 11:10 PM
Lucy
Lone Wolves

Skwol finally approached, making Lucy feel far more at ease on the borders of the unknown pack. She could not shake the familiarity of it – the scents that wafted through her nose. His optimistic muttering was lost on her ears, as the young girl tried her best to focus on the task at hand. No matter the fear that rose in the pit of her stomach, she knew that she was there to help Nevouku and that she had intended to see it through.

It did not take entirely long for another wolf to approach them. The female was cloaked in grey and silver. Her eyes shone like copper pennies in the light. It seemed that she had intended to meet them with a brisk step, but once her gaze fell on Lucy, she had faltered. The ghoul watched her with tense posture and bristling fur. She did not know this wolf, but something on the other's face spoke of familiarity. The dark girl's heart began to thrum inside of her chest and she took a single step backwards, hoping to press herself against Skwol's figure.

“Lucy...”

The woman's voice struck the air almost out of disbelief. Lucy squinted at the female and frowned. Fear was burning a hole inside of her and she did not know what to do with it. Her pale gaze roamed the other wolf – up and down – over and over until she latched on to the grey woman's face. The strange cognizance that had settled over her still lingered like a cloud. It felt as though she could scarcely see through it.

“W-who are you?” she whispered.

I do not know you.


When the sea takes me like my mother's arms 
I will breathe free as any word of God 
Papa don't tell me what you would've done 
She's the one who begged me 
"Take me home"
2 hours ago
Skwol
Lone Wolves

The arrival of the pack's matriarch brought an unexpected turn of events.

There was — for him —an unmistakable look on the female's face. That of a mother beholding her daughter for the first time in a long time. Had he not seen such a look before he might have missed it, as he thought Nevouku did, judging by the questioning look he passed to Lucy and Skwol. Unfortunately for the greying male, his appeal for a home and for answers would have to wait.

Skwol did not turn his head. His attention was forward and rapt, but he watched his companion from corner of his eye and moved himself minutely ahead of her as she retreated step and tucked in to him. He pressed back, to comfort and to let her know that he was there for her. Her uncertainty — her fear — roused a deep need to protect and this was how he did so, without completely taking over the situation. He recognized there was no need of that, and that this was between mother and daughter. Instincts might demand that he shield Lucy and remove the source of her upset but Skwol was in control of his faculties — it was rare, now that he had matured, that he was not.

The white wolf's stance was noble. His deliberate positioning declared his intention to safeguard Lucy but he demonstrated a humble respect for their position as outsiders by averting his eyes, allowing his tail to hang loose, and inclining his ears towards his broad skull. He offered no challenge and no threat. He was but a cavalier in service to the matriarch's daughter.
2 hours ago
Nevouku
Lone Wolves

Nevouku looked back and forth between the two as Lucy asked back a question to the female. He was very confused, till he spotted Skwol avert his eyes and take a respective stance. He too did the same quickly, thinking it was the right thing to do rather than what he was doing before, looking back and forth between them. Right now, he felt much like a third wheel in this situation.