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All Welcome  August 29, 2018, 08:27 AM
Delight
Bracken Sanctuary
Shiva
@Koume? hope this location is ok!

again he finds himself briefly slipping from the boundaries of bracken (who's avoiding who now, delight, ha) -- not far at all, no desire to wander too far, maybe a little desire. with the arrival of seabreeze and olive and their brood he is not needed to watch his children so hawkishly, and that's fine. all the better for him to think to himself. there is still some strange boundary between him and alarian, a borderland where their seperate histories seem to clash -- or at least where alarian does not yield in the way, maybe, delight wants him to, and delight is still afraid to push too hard lest he send the golden boy running off (again). 

he's overthinking but at least he knows he's overthinking.

sighing the chancellor pauses in his steps, turning back toward the sanctuary. no -- wandering is a bad idea today, he thinks. like someone who has stepped outside their apartment and made it down the block only to realise they don't actually want to go outside today, delight turns towards his home.

but we were worried that you'd fallen in the river, or worse
but then you sent us back a letter, it said in capital letters
"THE UNIVERSE IS GOING TO CATCH YOU"
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August 29, 2018, 11:01 AM
Koume
Bracken Sanctuary
Seraphim
She travelled North-East, away from yet another place she was only just calling home. She knew she had promised not to do it. She didn't want to do it. But they left her little choice. Day by day went by of just nothing. If she had wanted nothing, she would've stayed at Blackfeather. If she had wanted to dwell in the lower parts of the ranks despite her obvious talents, she would've stayed at Blackfeather. She felt no remorse either; The Bearclaw Valley wolves were as good as strangers to her. None of them ever took the time to get to know her, too busy blinking their lashes at the one and only Xan. At least, that was her theory with all the females and the kids.

She must've traveled for days already as she neared the border of the Teekon Wildernis, her intention to leave making her paw pads itch. Or perhaps that was the blood that spilled out of the cracked parts drying up. Walking hurt. Thinking hurt. Had she eaten yet? A shuffling noise of the gentle feet of a mouse sent her fluttering over the fields rather carelessly, chasing one of the only chances she had had to get something in her belly. When the mouse was just between her teeth as she took its life, the retreating frame of the male stopped her dead in her tracks.

Especially now could she feel her paws burning. If she didn't seek proper medication for the wounds, they would probably get infected. She never did have a thing for healing herself though, she was a warrior - a commander - through and through and so her problems went ignored for the time being. She wondered if the male had seen the whole ordeal.

August 29, 2018, 08:16 PM
Delight
Bracken Sanctuary
Shiva


barely three steps toward home he's made it when a flash of movement turns his head. a streak of black and the squeal of a mouse greet him -- oh, he thinks, awkwardly shuffling back as if he might somehow be in her way. it'd be easy for delight to move on and leave her to her meal but his eyes catch on her cracked paw pads, her slightly ragged-run appearance.

he clears his throat. "you, uh," the chancellor starts with his usual eloquence, "you doing okay there?"

but we were worried that you'd fallen in the river, or worse
but then you sent us back a letter, it said in capital letters
"THE UNIVERSE IS GOING TO CATCH YOU"
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September 03, 2018, 02:14 PM
Koume
Bracken Sanctuary
Seraphim
A feminine man, she noticed. She easily outmatched him in muscle mass, even with her average frame and traces of malnutrition from her youth. She squinted at him, one coal black paw risen slightly to take the pressure of at least one of her pads. She judged him with a frown on her face, eyeing him up and down without as much as a sorry.

Just fine. She spat and lied as soon as she dropped the dead mouse near her other front paw. Then she waited for a reaction. Perhaps he would even call her out on her obvious lie, if he dared.

September 04, 2018, 09:05 AM
Delight
Bracken Sanctuary
Shiva


jeez, alright -- were he human he'd have his hands up in the air but as it is he pulls his shoulders back, an eyebrow quirking up dramatically. "okay, okay," he says, more placating than properly apologetic -- it's not as if he did anything and obviously she isn't okay. considering that he'll give her a pass this time. "just, y'know. my pack is close to here. we have medics and food." (and a lot of yowling cats, but tactfully delight omits that part -- it is not the most enticing offer). "you should probably have those paws looked at," he adds, his moonsharp gaze flitting back down to her feet, the way she obviously worries her pads. 

of course, bringing her back would be admitting to alarian that he wandered -- but on the other hand, hey, it was for a good cause?

but we were worried that you'd fallen in the river, or worse
but then you sent us back a letter, it said in capital letters
"THE UNIVERSE IS GOING TO CATCH YOU"
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September 07, 2018, 09:56 AM
Koume
Bracken Sanctuary
Seraphim
She squinted at him then, lips pulled into a straight line. Very well then, if he wasn't going to let her get infected and lost and probably sick, then she might as well trust him. If they wanted to treat her, why would she say no? She could always bail on them, like she had done to her other previous homes. It wasn't like this one moment would tie her to something bigger or whatever.

There was still one thing bugging her though. Why would your pack treat an outsider? She asked suspiciously. It was almost like someone was behind all this. That this was one big trap she was going to get herself entangled in.

September 08, 2018, 02:38 PM
Delight
Bracken Sanctuary
Shiva


jeez, everyone is so suspicious. delight frowns at her as if the answer to this should be obvious, his eyes flicking briefly to her injured feet before they come to rest on her face again. "broadly, because it's the right thing to do," he says, "but more specifically, our pack is a sanctuary -- we take in anyone who needs help as long as they need it." 

hopefully that'll satisfy her for now. he turns and starts heading back towards the sanctuary, pausing to look over his shoulder at her, expecting her to come walk alongside him. and, well, he'll deal with alarian when it's time to cross that bridge.

but we were worried that you'd fallen in the river, or worse
but then you sent us back a letter, it said in capital letters
"THE UNIVERSE IS GOING TO CATCH YOU"
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September 16, 2018, 11:05 AM
Koume
Bracken Sanctuary
Seraphim
"the right thing to do"... Koume had to try hard not to laugh at him. Instead, one corner of her lips pulled up a little, dangling in between a smirk and a genuine smile. Honestly, the blackfeather wolves were crazy for believing what they did, but these wolves believing in doing only good for others might just be insane. Her eyes went over her paws, the stinging pain the only reason she was still considering joining the feminine man on his way to this sanctuary.

When he turned, probably expecting her to follow suit, she lingered. The harsh expression disappeared, made place for a more innocent look of surprise, before he went to look at her. Frowning, she rolled her eyes, but decided she should follow. She joined him and stayed at his side, her pace slow and painful and her face turned away.

September 26, 2018, 08:07 PM
Delight
Bracken Sanctuary
Shiva
gonna go ahead and wrap this, if thats ok -- they should have an up to date thread soon!

tactfully, he ignores her smirk, if he saw it at all. he doesn't mean things in the sense of some haughty morality -- delight is, at the end of the day, fairly selfish -- but just that it seems natural. the girl needs help and he's the resources, so why not? maybe he is unnatural but who can say.

normally he would think to inquire after her history (and if he knew she was of blackfeather, he would be quite excited, for he's always curious about the alluded-to war) -- but his mind is elsewhere today, distracted by alarian and seabreeze and olive and the various other disruptions currently ongoing in the sanctuary. none of them he needs to trouble the girl with -- though he should probably get her name at some point, whatever -- though he does manage to tell her, "my name is delight, by the way, and this is the bracken sanctuary," before ushering her in to get her tended to and disappearing into his den.

she can find out about the cats on her own time.

but we were worried that you'd fallen in the river, or worse
but then you sent us back a letter, it said in capital letters
"THE UNIVERSE IS GOING TO CATCH YOU"
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October 11, 2018, 11:05 AM
Koume
Bracken Sanctuary
Seraphim
Koume didn't like being from Blackfeather. The god worshipping maniacs of the dark woods was not where she belonged. Perhaps whatever brought babies to the world had misplaced her somehow, given her to someone who did not have her interest in mind.

Koume. She answered in kind, struggling her way towards the borders with her newfound friend (?) a few steps before her.