Blackfeather Woods Song of the mau
All Welcome  July 03, 2018, 02:23 PM
Aningan
Pledged
IkKanattuk
The eldest child’s eyes had long since opened, yet there was little for him to do with this new ability. He could watch as the shadows rushed away from the light’s dance, make out the misshapen forms of what he would later know to be his siblings, but that was about it. It was not until the gift of walking was bestowed upon him that the boy was truly capable of living life, teetering and toddling in whichever direction his legs thought best to take him in. He did not fully understand what it was that he’d learned to do, did not even see the dangers that would eventually follow him, he simply moved with joy as he discovered his capabilities.

There was a light brighter than that which he was accustomed to, one that was often blocked by a mass he could not identify. Yet, today it was not. Today there was no mass to shield the sun’s rays from shining down through the mouth of his den, there was no barrier to stop him. Thus, out the child went, wobbling atop his little legs as he poked his head out into the new world.
July 13, 2018, 08:04 PM
Shivali
Pledged
IkKanattuk
The children grow each day, once more stronger than the last. Soon they’ll be difficult to wrangle but she’s certain the lot of them will be able to keep them in line, at least for a while. They’re raising children under unusual circumstances than they’re used to. Strict parents limited their growth and they’re all in a whirlwind of new experiences, something more difficult on the older siblings. Some days she’s scared. Some days she takes in stride. Watching Aningan figure out his legs, however, make her realize there’s not much for her here.
 
She sighs gently, shifting away from the other two slumbering children and pressing her nose against the back of the child’s head. She does not stop him from exploring, instead a silent guardian as he begins to investigate the big world around him.

Nothern 
Common
i opened my mouth in the night and the night poured in
the night fit against the ridges behind my teeth
the night packed itself under my tongue and settled in, as if to sleep
July 18, 2018, 12:07 AM
Aningan
Pledged
IkKanattuk
The touch against his neck startled the boy, causing him to whirl around in a flurry of unsteady legs and floppy ears. He tripped over his own paws and went tumbling down, yet was quick to right himself; a sprawled out mop of fur soon morphed into an upright, semi-steady child. He stared at the cause behind his fumble with raised hackles, still uncertain, until her face came into focus and he was able to relax.

Knowing not if he’d be pulled back or not, Aningan whipped himself right back around and hobbled off as quickly as his little legs would take him, eager to complete his quest and explore.