Lost Creek Hollow How can something so small be so frustrating?
All Welcome  May 17, 2018, 04:28 PM
Brynn
Easthollow
Lambda
@Howl if around, but AW



Brynn was naturally curious and liked to wander. This is what lead her to be in this new place outside of her new territory. This area was full of very tall trees that created shade from the afternoon sun. Not that it was really warm; In fact, this forested area seemed even cooler once she entered it, but Brynn didn't mind at all. As she walked further into the forest, she could hear the distinct sound of moving water. After following the sound for a little bit, Brynn found herself at a flowing creek. She walked up to the water's edge, bent her head to the water, and took a quick drink. She saw a few fish swimming in the creek and thought she might try to catch one. Fishing was not her strength, but she would never get better if she didn't try, right?

Brynn walked into the water gently, trying not to make too much commotion, afraid she might scare the fish away. She walked until the water touched just below her elbows and stopped, waiting. She finally spotted a fish close by. She watched it swim for a few seconds trying to form a plan. Finally, she leapt toward the fish trying to trap it between her two front paws and the creek bed, but the fish was too fast. Brynn attempted this maneuver several more times with each time rendering her still without a fish. Finally, she let out a frustrated huff and stormed out of the water to sit back on the dry land. What could she be doing wrong, she thought, trying to calm her frustration. What was it about fish that gave her so much trouble? She continued to think about this while listening to sounds of the creek flowing by in front of her.

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May 18, 2018, 09:09 AM
Howl
Easthollow
Gamma
Though Howl could often be found doing border patrols of Easthollow he did often frequent the neighboring regions. This allowed him to get away from the territory from time to time as well as to patrol the area. Though others might not be at their border, not everyone would be so kind as to knock before walking through their doors.

He walked under the shade of the tall trees, the temperature change was distinctive and almost instant, causing him a bit of shock through his body before continuing forward. The pleasant sound of running water drew him to the creek. It was a common trend he was seeing. Him being drawn to water. It was just so calming but active at the same time.

But before he reached the water he caught the scent of Brynn and it brought a gentle sway to his tail. He then saw her sitting beside the creek, the fur of her legs damp from the water. He walked up behind her, walking normally not wanting to intentionally scare her. "Did you decide to take a dip again today."  he said with a smile as he nudged his head against hers before standing at her side. He remembered how during their first encounter they had gone for a swim in the pond of a beavers dam, though that was quickly interrupted.

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May 18, 2018, 10:05 AM
Brynn
Easthollow
Lambda
Staring at the creek, Brynn occasionally saw the flip of a fin at the surface of the water. She thought it almost seemed as though the fish were taunting her now that they knew she was fishing-challenged. She thought about the way she had tried to catch the fish with her front paws. Maybe that wasn't the correct way? Maybe she should use her mouth? But if she tried to catch them in her teeth, she would have to put her face in the water and wouldn't be able to see where she was going. She knew there was a trick to it, though; she just hadn't figured it out yet. 

Brynn's attempt at forming a new strategy was soon paused as she heard the sound of an approaching wolf. When she turned her head and saw that it was Howl, she smiled. She accepted his greeting nudge and replied, "No, I was trying to catch a fish, but they elude me every time." The frustration she was feeling leaked into her voice as she added, "I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong." She then let out a disappointed sigh and asked, "Do you catch fish?"

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May 18, 2018, 01:13 PM
Howl
Easthollow
Gamma
She had been fishing or attempting to anyway. Howl remembered her mentioning never being able to catch any fish when they first meet, and remembered how he had wanted to teach her at some point. This seemed like as good a time as any, seeing as how they were right next to a fish-filled creek and seeing as how Brynn sounded so defeated.

"I do fish. You're probably just over thinking it. Here..." he said walking into the water and turning to face her. He crouched down. "Stance low""Staying still". He then waited for a few moments, waiting for just the right moment. It was quiet. Then he lunged his muzzle into the water catching the tail end of a fish. Not the best spot to grab a fish. But nonetheless, Howl was quick to carry it onto shore and bite down on its head. "See. You just reach in grab it and pull it out." he said with a smile.

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May 18, 2018, 04:49 PM
Brynn
Easthollow
Lambda
Hoping to mimic his technique, Brynn watched every move Howl made while he waited for and caught a fish. Like she had been wondering, he caught the fish with his teeth. When he came back to where she was watching, fish in mouth, she grinned and said, "You certainly make it look easy." She replayed what he had done in her head and with a determined look on her face, she said, "Okay, I'll try it again."

Brynn walked back out into the water and waited. Remembering Howl's direction to stay low to the water, she crouched down. She waited quietly for a minute before she saw a fish swimming towards her. She plunged her face into the water and attempted to grab it between her teeth. When she came back up, her face was soaked and she had no fish in her mouth. She shook the excess water from her face and turned to look at Howl with amusement in her eyes. She couldn't even be frustrated. She just laughed at how clumsy her attempt had been, especially when compared to the effortless way Howl had just done it. "I guess I need to try that again," She said, laughing once more. 

She crouched back down near the water and waited. Again, she saw a fish swimming towards her. This time, she waited until right when it was about to cross in front of her before she launched her muzzle into the water once more. This time, she felt her teeth sink into the flesh of the fish. She pulled the fish from the water, firmly holding it in the middle. She trotted back to where Howl was and dropped the fish, a panting grin on her face. The fish flopped around on the ground in front of her, which was surprising since it clearly had obtained a few puncture wounds from where she had clamped down on it with her teeth. She quickly put her paw on it to keep it still and swiftly bit into its head, silencing the movements. She lied down, holding the fish between her paws. She looked up at Howl, gave him a big smile, and said, "Thanks!" before going back to her fish and digging in.

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May 19, 2018, 09:43 PM
Howl
Easthollow
Gamma
He laid down on the creek's bank waiting while Brynn attempted to fish. At her first attempt, she missed her target and Howl thought about giving her a hint. To aim for where the fish will be rather than where it was. But he decided to stay quiet and let her figure it out. He had given her the basics and it was up to her to figure out her own style. She was smart he thought, she would surely figure it out. It still shocked him that she hadn't done it before in the past.

He kept his fish to the side of him, not eating until she had something of her own. When she succeeded at her second attempt his tail wagged, "There you go. See. I knew you could do it." he said. She brought onto the bank as if flopped around in her jaws. Once she clamped down of it's head and thanked him Howl spoke again.  "Oh no problem. You did an even better job than I did."  he said seeing as how she got hold of its body rather than just it's tail.

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May 21, 2018, 12:01 PM
Brynn
Easthollow
Lambda
Looking up from her prize, Brynn licked her lips and smiled at Howl's encouraging words before replying, "I'm sure it's just beginner's luck." She intended on practicing this some more so that she could be consistent in catching fish. She was hoping to broaden her hunting skills now that she was in a pack. She constantly felt the need to prove her worth and was always looking for ways to do so. 

Brynn thought she may be able to prove herself valuable when Valette's pups were born. She didn't get to experience much about pack life as an adult in her old pack, but she did remember that when there were newborn pups, the mom couldn't leave them for very long and usually needed food brought to them. This thought prompted her to look up from her fish once more and say to Howl, "Do you think Valette will let me bring her food once the pups are born? I want to help, but I don't want to overstep her boundaries since she doesn't know me very well yet." There was no doubt the alpha would be fiercely protective of her children, and Brynn didn't want to cause problems. She couldn't quite shake the feeling that she didn't belong here, and she was pretty sure that pissing off the alpha was not a good way to keep her place in the pack.

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May 21, 2018, 10:00 PM
Howl
Easthollow
Gamma
She spoke of beginners luck, throwing doubt on herself. "And I'm sure you had it in you the whole time. No luck needed."  he playfully argued. She need only more practice to begin fishing with regularity. Now that she had her own fish in hand he began to dig into his meal.

During which Brynn asked him another question regarding delivering food to Valette once her children were born. "I think it's very kind of you to think of such a thing. I'm not sure what her temperament will be like. I hear every mother's is different. But I'm sure you will find out quickly." he said with a bit of a chuckle at the end. "If you do decide to bring her a meal, I would suggest waiting a bit. Give her some time with her litter. Then try it out. Making sure to not cross through the entrance until given direct permission, and if she says no... well know it's more than likely not personal."

Howl is always open to some interesting plots.
Just PM me and we and plot and thread!
May 22, 2018, 12:40 PM
Brynn
Easthollow
Lambda
Brynn smiled at his retort to her beginner's luck comment and continued to work on her fish. 

She thought about his answer to her next question and replied, "I won't take it personally. I know she'll be protective of her pups." Brynn wouldn't expect anything less. She would remember Howl's pointers on how to approach her den, though. Hopefully, if she was respectful and cautious, it would turn out okay. 

Brynn continued to consume her catch, lost in her own thoughts. In the quiet, She could hear the occasional flip of a fish tail in the water and a bird chattering in the trees above. It felt nice here, and she thought she might visit this place often if she could. She realized she actually felt content right now, which was something she hadn't felt in a very long time. She was struck with a sudden flash of worry at feeling something that could leave her feeling worse if taken away later but just as quickly pushed the thought out of her mind, hoping that her anxiety hadn't spread to her expression. She carried on in the devouring of her spoils, trying to enjoy her happiness instead of being scared of it.

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