Duskfire Glacier the seal lullaby
All Welcome  October 13, 2018, 12:48 AM
Tahani
IkKanattuk
Itchaksrat

she had been quiet, these past moons since settling. had kept herself busy with tending to the ill and injured, herb-gathering, and caring for the pups, especially her precious Currituck. sometimes she felt she was an inadequate mother to the orphan--that the number of things she invested her paws in was a great deal too many, and she neglected the girl for it.

but all seemed well enough. their numbers ebbed and flowed, but the core group remained the same--family. the children were growing well, and winter was coming. for all there was to worry over, there was much more to celebrate.

the healer meandered through the territory, looking for her wayward daughter. the brown-pelted girl had become quite the explorer, and it made Tahani both proud and petrified. it was her destiny, she knew. . .but, oh, god! if only she could clutch the child to her bosom, keep her young forever and away from the terrors of the wide world.

she crooned gently, sing-song, speaking her daughter's name. "little bird," she murmured, searching every nook and cranny. "where are you?"

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October 13, 2018, 09:10 AM
Currituck
IkKanattuk
Tiguak
These days, Currituck is all legs and ears. Her fur doesn’t grow in like the other puppies, though, and they don’t complain about the cold. After a while, she tries to stop complaining about it and find something else to fixate on. She spends most of her time off the glacier and in the forest below. It’s still cold, but not as bad, and her feet don’t feel like they’re freezing against icy floors.
 
She has her head down for a drink by the water when she hears the gentle voice of Tahani. There’s a weird blur of a line between caretaker and mother she’s never really understood or asked about. As things change in the seasons, she feels the need for answers she’s yet to get. Her tail sways and she picks up her head and turns over her shoulder, swinging droplets of water around her.
 
“I won’t be a little bird for long!” she chirps, spinning on her heels and barreling forward.

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October 16, 2018, 01:18 PM
Tahani
IkKanattuk
Itchaksrat
the girl came rushing toward her with a cute retort, and Tahani smiled, nodding and taking Curri into her embrace--if she allowed it. "i know," she said, her voice rueful but kind. "you are growing so fast. how are you?" she felt as if she had missed so much. she wanted to hear everything--every last detail about her adopted daughter's adventures.

Tahani, in general, felt isolated from her family. she knew that needed to change. she would start with Currituck, and then work her way through the ranks. draw close to Shiv, Sia, Taki and Tom. . .and then perhaps reach out to the newcomers, as well.

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5 hours ago
Currituck
IkKanattuk
Tiguak
Currituck rests heavily into Tahani’s chest, nuzzling her pointed nose into her thick fur. It is cool to the touch, at first, but the more she burrows the more warmth she finds. It’s far more welcome than the bite the air offers now. Reluctantly, Currituck pulls away and peers up at the large woman with a crooked smile and wide eyes.
 
“It’s cold,” she says, more matter-of-fact than anything, “so I like the forest, it’s not so windy.” Other than that? She shrugs a bit. She just does what she does best and wanders, getting into trouble here and getting into trouble there. Gotta keep things interesting. “I met a big white wolf like you and Sia but he wasn’t very nice. Um, but he’s not from here either.”

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