Hideaway Strath Emotional tourism
All Welcome  July 11, 2019, 04:26 PM
Phox
Asterism Grove
Kilonova
He was still itchy, but at this point, he'd kinda gotten used to it. Phox still stopped more than usual to scratch and roll around, but at least he could focus enough to check the caches. Their bounty from their first hunt as a pack had been plentiful, and it looked like it was still holding up well. Phox lifted his leg near one of the less full stores, marking it for good measure against any predators who might think it wise to come mess with their stash.

Onto the next! He jogged along, his mind wandering about as willy-nilly as his feet. So far, things in the grove had gone rather smoothly, but he was already bracing himself for the next upset. Phox knew from his two plus years on this earth that things rarely stayed quiet for long. (Besides, where would the entertainment in that be?)

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July 12, 2019, 10:48 AM
Ruenna
Asterism Grove
Magnetar
The stars had smiled upon Asterism Grove since its formation; maybe naming themselves for the celestial fate-makers had attracted their positive attention. The pack was finally beginning to reap some of the benefits of their tireless efforts, and Ruenna was in the mood to celebrate. She had just the idea for how to do that, and now all she needed was an enthusiastic kilonova to help her put the plan in action.Β 

"Phox," she chimed, spotting just the man for the job. Approaching her packmate, she bumped against his shoulder in a friendly greeting. "Got a second?" She fell into step beside the leader.
July 12, 2019, 08:39 PM
Phox
Asterism Grove
Kilonova
Ruenna's voice distracted him, and Phox whirled around to meet her gaze. Yeah, what's up? he asked, furrowing a brow. Was she going to leave them? Was she going to challenge his or Towhee's authority? He expected the worst, based on past experiences, and he couldn't push down those thoughts (at least not right now). His brain immediately assumed the defensive position, readying him for whatever might come next.

What if Ruenna wanted to bed him? Was he even ready for that? Did he even want that? The last time he'd allowed such a thing, she'd ended up dead, and he definitely didn't want that. Camilla, although strange and otherworldly, had been a comfort to him. He had loved her, in her own way. Could he ever do that again? Would he? Phox blinked, only milliseconds having passed since he had spoken. Surely it was nothing like that.

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July 13, 2019, 11:50 AM
Ruenna
Asterism Grove
Magnetar
As perceptive as Ruenna was, she was completly oblivious to the whirl of anxious thoughts her simple question had provoked. She did note the small furrow in Phox's brow. Hmm. Was he annoyed with her for interrupting him? Rue nodded toward the path, indicating that they could walk and talk if he had somewhere he needed to be.Β 

"When I lived in the Sunspires, there was this neighboring pack-- Elysium-- that would hold these big gatherings sometimes. They would invite all the packs in the area, which was a lot I guess..." Rue trailed off. She wasn't keen on the idea of the Grove inviting in a load of strangers from a bunch of random packs, that had always seemed like a reckless move to her. Something on a smaller scale would work better, with invitees from trusted packs.Β 

"But remembering that.. it just had me thinking that it would be great to get to know our sister packs a little better."Β  Many members of the Grove had come from outside the Redhawk's dominion and knew very little of the wolves and the packs they were supposed to consider extended family. "I was wondering what you thought of maybe hosting like a.. a house warming party or something. At some point."Β Rue fell quiet. Towhee had indicated that there was some underlying tension between the sister packs, but hopefully it wasn't prominent enough to derail any merrymaking.
Today, 10:12 AM
Phox
Asterism Grove
Kilonova
Funny how Ruenna seemed to be surfing the same brainwaves that Phox had been for a few months now. Yeah, he said, nodding along, We actually plan to all get together once everybody's kids are old enough to travel outside the pack lands. Fig and Fenn are old enough, but I don't think any of the other packs' kids are there just yet. Phox had already talked this over with both Raven and Niamh, and it had been Wildfire who had brought it up in the first place. He thought it would be a great way to get everybody together under good circumstances and honor Wifi's memory at the same time.

Raven had been about to burst the last time he saw her, and he wondered how her brood was doing. He actually found himself wondering about the well-being of Quixote and her other kids. Maybe putting distance between them really had done their relationship some good. He was still a little sour about the whole Rannoch and Liffey thing, but considering how little it had interfered with his life, he didn't really have an excuse to hold onto that grudge.

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