Blackfeather Woods issorartuyok
All Welcome  July 04, 2018, 07:53 PM
Sos
Pledged
IkKanattuk
Any who would be welcome near the den. Set three days from now.

Early morning struck, and the sun could be felt against the warm earth that Sos had napped on. It soaked into his darkening coat and brought a smile that curled his features upward. Both of his baby blue eyes were closed, avoiding the bright light that shone against their lids. The nap had lasted little more than half an hour when the sound of a bird pulled the pup from his slumber and back into the brilliant shades of the real world. Sos blinked tiredly for a moment or two before he pushed himself up onto his elbows and parted his lips to pant. The warmth had soaked into the marrow of his frame, he could feel it. It was difficult to shake the tiredness from his figure, so he forced himself to stand and move toward the shadows of a large tree. The trunk of the figure stretched upward and reached out overhead to shield the area from most of the heat.
 
Once he was pressed against the trunk of the structure, Sos lowered himself to his rear and peered up at the dappling of glittering sunlight against the dark leaves of the trees. The boy searched for signs of life up there, but he found it difficult to focus on any one thing when the breeze was pulling at the foliage. It almost seemed as though every tree was writhing softly. A large bird flew to the lowest hanging branch and bobbed along the stick with a fluid grace. Sos was intrigued by the creature that seemed to maintain balance of that nature. The young bear had trouble shaking his coat without toppling to his side.
 
The bird tweeted and turned its head sharply to peer down at the young boy. Sos yapped in response, watching as the dark-winged thing took immediate flight and vanished into the reaches of some other tree in the distance. Sad that he had lost his interest, Sos looked back toward the mouth of the den with a curious expression. Tunerk had been little fun lately, as she had spent most of her time sleeping. The boy was eager to experience anything that was different from the standard monotony of his days, so he found himself roused far easier. For a moment, the polar youth wondered if he could make enough of a fuss to rouse Tunerk from her nap.

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July 06, 2018, 04:19 PM
Tahani
Pledged
IkKanattuk
she was never very far away from the den, providing aid and moral support to Shivali whenever she needed it. she had been taking a much-needed nap in the sun after hours of diligent herb-gathering when a noise roused her, her eyes slowly fluttering open. little Sos was stationed at the foot of a tree, looking contemplative; his other siblings appeared to be asleep.

with a stretch and a yawn, Tahani rose to her feet, padding over to her nephew with a gentle rumble in her throat to let him know she was coming. she gave him a lick if he would allow, preening gently over his downy fur before pulling back, smiling down at him.

"hello, Sos," she greeted, tilting her head slightly to one side. she didn't know what tongue Shivali had chosen in which to speak to her children, but then, they were still too young to really grasp language altogether. and, anyway, no harm for them to learn the northern language, though they were so far south. "what are you doing?" she asked, making it clear on her face she was inquiring as to his activities today.

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July 18, 2018, 03:06 PM
Sos
Pledged
IkKanattuk
It was foolish to imagine that the boy would experience much of any sort of solitary existence. Though he was quiet and preferred to explore on his own, there was a group of wolves who were dedicated to protecting him and his siblings, as well as showing him that family was the most important thing. Still far too young to understand the concept of loyalty to family or the thought that he should want only to serve them dutifully, Sos regarded them all with a curious – albeit quiet – nature. They never seemed to make him feel any amount of discomfort, save for the moment his mother had snapped at his uncle. They were watchful and kind, protective of the pups, and Sos had grown so used to their presence that he could not imagine what his life would have been like without them there.

When the female Tahani appeared before him, the boy turned sharply and drew his ears forward to meet her words. She spoke in a tongue that was ingrained in the marrow of his bones. The boy knew enough of it to understand that she was requesting him to tell her what his plans were. Sos dipped his head slightly and smiled to the pale woman. The young bear then drew his crown upward and locked his eyes with her own. There was a stern expression on his youthful face; one that spoke of an age beyond his years. “Dark birds,” he told her in the native tongue, stumbling slightly over the phrasing. Then, Sos peered at her with an intense expectancy and waited to see if she should inquire more.

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July 18, 2018, 05:43 PM
Tahani
Pledged
IkKanattuk
Sos reminded her a lot of Siarut at that age, big and strong, with a serious countenance. to her delight, he responded in the northern tongue, and her smile grew wider still, stretching her delicate mouth to its limits. she nodded, raising her eyes to look at the trees above, where no such birds sat now. they were flighty, and had never treated her with any interest; perhaps they knew as well as she that she was an outsider here.

"tulugak," she explained, looking back down at Sos. "the raven. they are very smart. some even say they know our language, and fewer still have, apparently, heard them speak back. have you?" Tahani asked, eyes glowing with mischief.

she stretched, long lines of her body twisting and pulling before she settled into a sphinx-like position, eyes level with her nephew's. "where are your brother and sister today?" she asked, her gaze trailing toward the den. "still sleeping?"

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