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Private  March 05, 2018, 04:25 AM
Vela
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Gamma
Vela went to look for her mother @Amekaze because there was something very important she needed to discuss in private. Now she was thinking about it, perhaps she shouldn't look for her mother around the den, perhaps her father was there. But then again, if she howled for her mother and not her father, Charon would probably come as well. Vela decided to track her mother down and hope for the best that she was alone.

Vela had become exclusive with Drogon as he was very handsome boyfriend material. But Vela didn't know much about what else she needed to do as his girlfriend. Plus she was a concern it was expected that she would have pups of her own, but she didn't want those yet. Her mom and dad were exclusive so she connected having pups with being exclusive.

Since Drogon expressed that he didn't want Charon to know yet until he had become more acquainted with the alpha. It made sense though. She wouldn't want her Dad to be mad at Drogon for liking her. So her only option was to ask all of this to her mother.
March 06, 2018, 12:01 AM
Amekaze
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Alpha
Lately, she was leaving a telling trail wherever she went. If not marking, she was hunting, or otherwise prowling around much more obviously than she had weeks before. For once, this would make her a little easier to find--when Vela came searching for her, she was polishing off a meal of rabbit she had more or less scalped from Charon's most recent hunts, but he was always especially generous when it was like this so he didn't take much convincing at all. Either way, the bones were almost cleaned off and her mate was long gone before she lifted her head and saw Vela coming her way.

Ame's tail beat against the ground as she finished licking her meal from her lips and then gathered her legs beneath herself to rise. She left a smattering of rabbit remains and fur at her paws, but paid it less mind for now with her most immediate of hunger pangs chased off. They would be back soon enough, though.

For now, her attentions were on Vela as she stretched and yawned, then chuffed to the pale daughter as she straightened her stance and went striding closer to her. She was welcome company.

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March 11, 2018, 01:53 PM
Vela
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Gamma
Vela greeted her mother as she was welcomed closer. She had been more in the background during Ame's heat. So she didn't have the same experience with her mother as her bother had. Vela licked under her chin before sitting down before her mother. "Mother. There is something I need to discuss," she spoke. She then listened if her father was close, and that didn't seem to be the case. Luckily.

"But you cannot tell Daddy," she looked at her mother strictly. She didn't want her father to know yet, mostly because Drogon wanted to bond with him more. She wanted to know first from her mother if she was going to tell on her to Charon. Otherwise, she would have to change her story a bit.
March 12, 2018, 10:00 PM
Amekaze
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Alpha
She rumbled affectionately during any greetings exchanged, and when Vela settled down before her, she got comfortable herself--as well as she could for now, and tipped her ears forward to hear her daughter out. There was something almost foreboding about it, or maybe it was more the way Vela paused to listen after she laid her need for discussion out like that that made her think that. Suspicions were raising by the second and the matron of the mountain tilted her head with an interested smirk on as she listened onward.

"Oh?" she hummed. "Do not worry, he will not hear of it," she assured her, whatever it was. His involvement would likely not be necessary, although there were a few (highly pessimistic) options that did warrant having him know.. but that was getting well ahead of herself. Likely it was just something a girl her age wanted some privacy about, or maybe something he just could not know about yet. Not something dire, a threat to her well-being somehow. 

However, knowing that Charon was his most doting just before and after their offspring were born, she could only guess that he'd be off busy for a while since he had just checked in on her, brought a snack, and she had no other needs. But he might not, so she would allow Vela to proceed after a quick disclaimer. "He was here when that was fresh, and mentioned something about patrol probably before he went on.." she said, gesturing to the remains of the kill scattered on the ground a few feet away that were well picked clean. "Should be well out of earshot by now, for now.. What is it?" she asked quietly as she crossed her forelegs, one on top of the other.

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March 14, 2018, 04:26 PM
Vela
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Gamma
Vela was glad that her mother wouldn't tell her daddy. She trusted that her mother wouldn't do so. She didn't think her questions about Drogon and her would have such an impact that Ame had to tell her father. Her eyes fell on her mother's large belly. She swallowed, feeling a bit... uncomfortable because of it. She didn't want that to happen to herself. She just kept her eyes focused on her mother's face.

Her mother then assured that her father was out of earshot and that they could freely talk, so that was why she started. "Drogon and I have become exclusive," she spoke. She just dropped that fact right away. "I really like him but... You and daddy are exclusive and... Well, I don't want a big belly like you," she then pointed out. She tried to not look at it with too much scorn.

"Will I get a big belly now too? Babies? Because I am exclusive with Drogon? I don't want them," she commented. "And..." she paused. "What should I do now we are exclusive?," she asked. She only said yes to it because it meant no one else could steal Drogon from her.
March 15, 2018, 12:27 AM
Amekaze
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Alpha
Drogon, then? Amekaze couldn't say she was surprised.. even if she did not have all too much to do with him herself. He came highly regarded, hadn't bothered her any, and had stayed. She was silent as she took the rest of this in, quickly becoming aware of what direction this was steering in. "Ah. No," she began with, giving her that piece of solace right away. She thought it was interesting how averse she was to the notion of pregnancy, but honestly that was fine with her.

Vela was far too young to concern herself with it and Amekaze felt like in a way, she understood. As a young wolf, an almost yearling, babies had never been on her to-do list. It had taken years for her to come around at all.. and a very specific set of variables that was this mountain and Charon, evidently. "First, you are too young for puppies to even be a possibility for you," she explained, remembering a vaguely similar time last year when a cerberus, likely Alya, had cornered her about the topic just before Vela's litter had been born. "And, you can be paired up with anyone for anytime without having babes. It is not only the having a partner that results in offspring," she sighed, toeing a careful line and sure that this was going to get more questions but she was prepared.

Before it could get too in depth, she shook her head and wanted to keep the Drogon matter close-by too because she had a lot to find out about that one apparently. Not finding herself overly adverse to the notion already was probably the best start anyone could hope for. It seemed a little soon to be pairing off her last pale daughter to a yearling in her ranks. Drogon was on his way, but he still had a lot  to prove and establish in the meantime in her stingy opinion--but, treating her daughter well was going to earn him some regard quickly. "Well, what you should do can be many things. Anything really. Spend time together, hunt.. bond, and get to know him as you grow together. There is no hurry, especially if you are already exclusive. Do you think you will become mates one day?" she asked. She tried to think back to when, precisely, she might have called herself and Charon formally exclusive. Most officially as mates, she knew when and where even, but maybe truly it even predated that to not so long after their beginnings as dual alphas. From there, it had been awfully easy.
March 15, 2018, 07:38 AM
Vela
Moonspear
Gamma
Vela let out a relieved sigh when her mother told her that she was far too young to have babies. Her body sagged in relaxation. She then nodded at her mother, glad to have that answer. "Okay so, when will I know I am old enough?," she then wondered with a squint of her eyes. "Is it when I smell funny like you did?," she questioned. To her, that strange scent wasn't that alluring.

It seems her mother was still keeping some information. Vela still didn't know how the pups came to be then. Curious. Then her mother explained that they could do all sorts of things together. "But we are already going that,' she commented. "Isn't there something else?," she inquired. Drogon made it sound like it was some secret and that her father wasn't going to like it.

Vela then started to think about her mother's other question. Would they be mates one day? She tipped her head and then started to nod. "Yeah. I think so! He is very sweet. He calls me, ruhtinatar, which means princess. And he wanted to hunt for me every morning but I told him not to. Though the thought was very sweet," she spoke with some more nods.
March 21, 2018, 12:30 AM
Amekaze
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Alpha
"For most, it begins around two years old," she answered. "A lot can influence when, exactly, from the time of the year to the availability of resources even." Which was only the very edge of what could make it happen, or more likely, not. To her understanding, it varied by the individual. She was pickier--more sensitive to it, and prone to needing things just right if she was going to go seasonal like that. If memory served correctly, her own honored mother had been quite different and quick to keep her cycles going, even in her later years as Ame had always known her rather prolific dam. "But yes, basically." Now she only had to tie in it with enough explanation to help her understand why it was such a delicate, albeit important, matter. "That scent comes when a mature females goes into something called "heat"; it signals the time-span in which pregnancy can occur if mated to," she said, half gesturing her snout towards her own flanks despite how clinical in her presentation she was.  She did expect some of it to be too much. She wouldn't blame her, especially when she was not gentle with her facts of life.

It was a heavy subject. She didn't like explaining it, but it was important that her daughters come to understand it at least vaguely enough before it happened to them. Vela just may be a little young for it to be anything except overwhelming, but she would answer her as much as she wanted to so long as she continued asking the right ways. "It can be anything. From menial everyday type of things to the more intimate closeness bonded wolves can share," she eyed the last pale daughter carefully. Everything continued to point to her needing to explain some mechanics here, as much as she would rather not. "All of it, what it means to be mates and all, can vary for everyone for every partnership, and every wolf's needs and wants." No two mateships were ever the same, and nothing forged between Vela and any other could ever expect to be just like what Ame and Charon had built their foundations upon. In this variety was the beauty of it.

"Ruhtinatar.." she tested, just to feel the very foreign word on her own tongue. "Interesting. Well, that is good, and I am happy he is sweet to you. Of course, you are both young still and have plenty of time to grow into what works best for you two and how your bond will grow and strengthen," she said, not wanting her to rush into anything because she had expectations of what it meant to be to have a partner (and one day, a mate perhaps) like that. If it was meant to be for them, it would fall neatly into place--or so she believed.

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March 26, 2018, 09:18 AM
Vela
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Gamma
Vela nodded to her mother that she understood. She hadn't even become a full year yet so that meant that it was still a long time before she was able to have pups of her own. Good to know. She was relieved to hear that really. "I see, if we wouldn't have a lot of prey at hand or my body's condition would be bad it could also affect when I can have pups," she repeated. She was planning on being a fighter so maybe she wouldn't even be in good health when the time came, who knows.

She listened more carefully as to what she could do with Drogon now they were intimate. She liked his lessons but it also sounded like it was accepted that she was more intimate with him, like sharing a den. She would have to explore that intimacy with Drogon then. She had the feeling he also had more experience with that as well, same went for fighting. "Alright. I will talk to Drogon then to see what he expects," she returned to her mother. So far, Ame seemed to be very useful with all this information.

"Yes," she spoke. Though she was also realizing what her mother was saying. Drogon was the first wolf outside of her family that she got better acquainted with. Other packmates that weren't her direct family she wasn't close with at all. So maybe she agreed too soon to Drogon's request? "Good point, because I don't think I know what he wants or expects from being exclusive. I will ask him next time," she spoke thoughtfully. At least she had a lot to figure out.
April 08, 2018, 11:28 PM
Amekaze
Moonspear
Alpha
"Right. Carrying puppies is a lot of work for a body. Nature will not undergo that toll without good reason," she detailed a little, glad that Vela was catching on nicely and not seeming overly keen to the idea. Although Ame tolerated it, she truthfully found pregnancy plenty miserable--although it was at least peaceful unlike when the pups came, so she always tried to focus on the little things that were good to help.

Still, she had waited until her life was very settled into a good routine and she had the right partner at her side before it even occurred to her that she ought to procreate. "Some are more sensitive than others, some will cycle even if times are lean.. some will not if their status does not reflect the right to it.. it depends so much. It can also be a lot about the right time and place," she nodded, sure to emphasize the value of this subtly enough. Just as she had never seen a heat on the Sunspire, despite what she had always presumed back then to be a good condition, plentiful prey, and the status as top female, something unseen had decided otherwise. Evidently there had always been just enough stress to keep her on edge and neither was it ever meant to be there by some greater means, she believed now looking back--because how unhappy could she have potentially ended up if so? Trapped elsewhere, burdened by young of her own before she truly grew into herself, possibly even abandoned by their sire? Awful.

Nevertheless, Vela also seemed to be approaching it from a good mindset from what little she could tell so far. Ame nodded. "I think that is a good thing.. to know from each other, too.." she approved on all accounts, and would also perhaps get to know Drogon better too if he were a suitable counterpart for her. Since Vela very much reminded the mother of Charon, perhaps she might seek to see elements of herself in him, abstractly enough.  "If it is meant to be, it will work--and you will understand," she assured her pale daughter gently. To her, it was more of a feeling than something to ever be put into words. It just was.

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April 09, 2018, 02:41 PM
Vela
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Gamma
Vela nodded once more that she understood. The female wasn't really interested in children, yet. Plus if she wasn't in good shape she probably wouldn't even go in heat anyhow. "Okay. I understand. Thank you, Mother," she spoke and dipped her head. She wagged her tail. It was good to have some more information,

The girl could only agree with her mother's words that she should get to know Drogon better, and that is exactly what she was going to do. "We will see if it is meant to be then," she spoke. She hoped it would. She really liked Drogon and looked up to him. She wondered when she wouldn't look up to him anymore if she would still like him as much. She would wait and see, now he was still very cool.
April 16, 2018, 02:19 AM
Amekaze
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Alpha
Nodding deeply to her thanks, the mother was content to see the matter of puppies relatively shelved for the time being and she opted to just be thankful that Vela did not seem overeager in that regard at all. Moving onward, she wondered to herself what her future may hold exactly, and if Drogon was meant to be the one to stand beside her, bonded and whole. They would have a whole lifetime together if that were the case.

While there was much she could comment on if she tried, she was interested to see it unfold instead. "Mhm. Like I said, you just know," she murmured softly, clear that she was a firm believer in that gut, heart, and very soul feeling. Vela did seem to get this and she appreciated it greatly of her. For as much as she could be like her father, a little of her dam's guidance could not hurt. "Sometimes it is right away. Other times not. When I first met your father, I had no idea how important he would be," she mentioned. He had been far too young the very first time, and only after time and experience did he even truly begin to register as someone of earnest interest--which had only been a starting point, really.

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April 18, 2018, 07:14 AM
Vela
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Gamma
Vela was starting to become a bit unsure how much she was certain that Drogon was the one. She didn't know if he was. Luckily, her mother's next words help her insecurity. In the beginning, even her mother wasn't aware of how important her daddy would be to her. Vela decided that she would see where it would bring her. "Thank you, Mother. I will have a good think about it," she spoke. Vela then dipped her head in thank you. "I will leave you be," she spoke and with that the female trotted off again. She had lots to think about.

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April 22, 2018, 04:54 AM
Amekaze
Moonspear
Alpha
Amekaze gave a soft dip of her muzzle. "You are welcome," she replied, content enough with the outcome despite the subject carrying some depth. For it considered, it had went well and the dark mother would not deny the pride that worked at her heartstrings then.

But, glad as she was, she was fine to see her off as well. With a soft, fond chuff of farewell, Ame knew she would see her again soon while she watched her go. In the meantime, she went off on her own way, likely to fine a quiet (and warm) place to nap.

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