Phantom Hollow Dreams of red and silver
Private  April 17, 2019, 08:58 AM
The Melonii
@Revan @Zan @Venamis puppies opening their eyes! Hello world!

Peaceful is the word she would use to describe their existence. At least, if she knew the word and wasn't allowed to ever grow up. Eating when hungry, sleeping when tired, crying when disturbed. What more was out there for the Melonii children - the sparks of hope for the new generation? Lumi didn't want much more, and yet life would answer her many questions.

She woke up and noticed something different - something that hadn't been there before. Smudges of black and brown, slight dots of white and the source of light coming through the opening of their den. Of course, she didn't know what it all was. She sniffled the air, pawed at the strange visions in the air. Everything else seemed normal though. Bright blue eyes stared for the longest time at all that was around her, not crying nor moving in fear of what it was.

I have seen Beauty thrive in the most Fragile of Places
April 17, 2019, 10:22 AM
The Melonii
Perhaps Revan would be the last one to wake one day and realize that the world was way more than bumps, milk and crying. He was blind for days after Venamis took his first glance at the world, and was still blind when Lumiya took her turn. But these things did not bother him, for he didn't know they were a thing. He had indeed noticed one of the other bumps (Venamis) become way more active, and he had wanted to catch up to him, it seemed fun, but mostly he ended up crashing against something and being left behind.

Except he had already opened his eyes.

Revan hadn't noticed it, but his baby blue eyes, as soggy and clouded as they were, had been open for hours, and you would think that it would come as a shock that there were lights out there to explore but Revan simply hadn't seen it. He woke from a nap and dragged himself to mommy for a drink, but bumped against Lumiya who was standing there like a rock. He nosed her, and whimpered to see if she reacted, but otherwise he would move on and find a teat to doze off on.
April 17, 2019, 03:42 PM
The Melonii
Venamis adjusted well to his new sight, and he was quick assume his normal routine of nursing and sleeping. It did not cross his infant mind that he might be entirely alone in experiencing those first few days of bleary vision. By the time his siblings found their eyes, his had developed considerably.

Although a certain blurriness remained as he was far from mastering focus, the Melonii babe could better make out the shapes of his family around him. The providers were large and raven-furred, and most of the small bodies he shared his space with were also dark. One was significantly lighter than the others, but he knew she'd always been around and therefore the shade of her coat didn't matter to him.

Having woke to drink more than his fill of breakfast, Venamis lay at his mother's flank like a fat slug. He quietly watched two of his siblings interact nearby, an innocent curiosity keeping him from drifting into another snooze before the time came to feed again.

4 hours ago
The Melonii
Her own slumber was disturbed but what she saw was waking up for. With a soft gasp did she inspect her children, their little blue eyes and how they reacted to such a discovery. @Damien! Damien come quick! She called out, perhaps a little more panicked due to the excitement than she had intended. But who could blame the new mother? Literally any sign of her children growing up would make sure to get her ecstatic and she simply had to share it.

Nyx carries with her a raven named Tulugak - feel free to reference him (Bio for more info)
14 minutes ago
The Melonii
Like a statue Damien had kept to the entrance of Nyx's den to guard it, only ever leaving to find her food or to relieve her of her duty when she needed to stretch her legs or drink some water. And for the most part their routine was rather dull and simple, but it was the bright moments that made it all worth it and enjoyable.

One day she called to him in panic, shouting out his name as though something tragic had just happened. Damien spun around his own body to enter right into the little crevice that acted as her den and worried ran his nose over each body to make sure nothing was missing. What?? What is it?? he asked anxiously, unable to find whatever was wrong with her or his children.

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