Hushed Willows If you need forgiveness, I'll give that to you.
All Welcome  July 28, 2019, 02:44 PM
Sundance
Elysium
Cherub
I can has siblings?

"@Atwood?" Sundance poked his nose inside his mother's whelping den, testing the air for any sign of his brothers. "@Reif?"

Although they rarely slept underground anymore, the silver Cherub was eager to look anywhere so that he might source either or both Shakti cubs. Since whatever it was that took their third parent from them, Attie and Reif had been so distant. He felt they spent more time together than with him, which was really unfair. He missed them, and the way things used to be.

He wandered through the willows, their branches sweeping his sterling dorsal as he sniffed the earth and plants in search of any sign that his littermates might've passed through.

July 29, 2019, 12:32 PM
Atwood
Elysium
Cherub
hell ye :3

atwood is not tucked in the den, but curled up like a cat under the willows, half-napping, half-observing. his brother's appearance is not an unwelcome one -- sundance and he have never been close, but atwood finds he generally likes his family. (he does not perceive the same shift his silver-struck brother does, but it is not an incorrect observation - unconsciously there is a bond to reif that atwood has, shared visions of blood and gore slowly fading to static in the lining of his memory).

at length he unfurls and rises to his feet, stretching his long and small body. "looking for someone?" he says by way of greeting, as though it doesn't occur to him that his brother might be seeking out him, and leaves it at that.
July 29, 2019, 01:36 PM
Sundance
Elysium
Cherub
Movement among the grasses, and Sundance's tall ears cupped forward as he quickened his stride toward the source of the sound. Gently, the sterling youngster peeked through the stalks to look upon his tawny brother as he sleepily stretched his willowy frame. His own feathery tail gave a gentle swish, and a bright smile tugged each corner of his mouth upward. "Lookin' for you," he chirped, glancing around for any sign of their blonde sibling, but saw no one else.

"Wanna explore?" Sundance asked, sure to emphasise his idea to accompany the excited shimmer in his pale eyes.
August 03, 2019, 08:30 AM
Atwood
Elysium
Cherub

sundance suggests exploring, and he shakes himself out sleepily, nodding. he's explored the willows thoroughly, having spent much of his time sneaking out to do exactly that. but it is flattering that his brother wanted his company, and he could use a little walk, and a chance to babble at willing companions. "yeah," atwood says, a shy but bright smile unfurling across his mouth, and steps towards sundance. "lets go somewhere new," he suggests, not keen on retreading already-treaded spaces in the willows -- the roses near their den, the borders -- when surely there's something new to be uncovered.
August 05, 2019, 07:37 AM
Reif
Elysium
Cherub
the wispy boy had been picking flowers. sun slanted down in lazy yet pleasant beams, dappling the earth in shifting patterns as the breeze tugged at the willow's laden limbs. it was in fact, a beautiful day and reif felt, he felt light. a feeling he welcomed wholly as little dirt covered paws carried him along, wildflowers hanging from creamy jaws- upturned in the rare sight of a little content grin. 

yet sounds soon intrude and he slows, pricking little ears forward to listen in curiously. upon realising it's both his siblings, he hesitates only briefly- standing lightly on his toes and wondering if he'd be intruding should he approach. yet he bites down any lingering nerves- they were his brothers after all, he'd only started feeling this way after everything that had happened. he'd grown withdrawn and although atwood had shared some kind of bond with him through it- he'd still felt a need to face it alone. but he'd recovered with the miraculous ability to adapt found in children of such an age. 

he turns slightly and moves now in the direction until coming across his siblings, exploring sounds fun. he's a little tired but he won't let that hinder him, shifting his skinny frame determinedly as he leans down to drop his gatherings at creamy paws. smiling a little bashfully, sage eyes shift from the flowers and up to his siblings as he murmurs in soft, lilting tones; "can i explore too?"
August 08, 2019, 03:08 PM
Sundance
Elysium
Cherub
Atwood nodded, an eager agreement to his gentle brother's suggestion to pass time together. The silvery boy beamed at him, pale gaze alight with excited wonder at the delights they might see together, so lost in hope that he trembled a little in anticipation - something that could easily be masked by the energetic swing of his tail.

As he prepared to welcome his tawny companion closer with an affectionate nibble to a downy cheek, the arrival of another distracted him. He lifted his velvet ears and fixed his stare to the sandy, leggy figure of their other brother. Sundance eyed the flowers he carried, taking a moment to admire the vivid hues before he shot Reif a fond smile. "Wouldn't be as fun without you!"

He was glad that they were all together for the first time in what felt like an age, so was keen to begin their shared adventure. The young Shakti tentatively took the lead, blinking over a narrow shoulder to be sure his siblings were close by, before he pressed on. "Where you wanna go?" Sundance asked, sure that Atwood would have some input considering how often he roamed.

August 12, 2019, 06:28 PM
Atwood
Elysium
Cherub

truthfully, atwood feels a touch overwhelmed by the affection sundance radiates, lost in his bright smile, the touch of his mouth against his cheek. he fights the urge to withdraw as reif arrives bearing pops of color, a grounding sight he finds himself unmeasurably grateful for. "yeah," he murmurs, quietly echoing his silver-toned brother.

at sundance's question, atwood tilts his head thoughtfully. at length he says, "the caves," his eyes flitting from brother to brother curiously. they have not exactly been forbidden from the c-- well, so they have, but atwood strongly feels 'don't go there' is merely a starting negotiation and not an order. and with all three of them together, it surely won't be so treacherous, and surely, so interesting to see.
August 13, 2019, 11:15 AM
Reif
Elysium
Cherub
something about the way his siblings greet him is different, and he doesn't mean the bad kind of different; it's...nice. they smile at him but there's something more to their smiles, everyone smiles all the time but when they do it they just move their mouths in the appropriate way. when sundance and atwood do it like that it becomes a grand gesture, he's captivated and it draws him in like a moth to a flame. it's as if their smile doesn't just stop at their mouths; it becomes them, he doesn't know how or why they did it but he liked it; it made him feel warm. which was exactly what he'd failed to make the connection to; it was that warmth that his brother's radiated that made him feel so welcomed and whilst he didn't truly catch on to that, it wasn't lost on him either as he lets his own mouth lift into a smile- wondering did his whole body smile too or was he just moving his mouth. how did you know?

he lets himself drop the topic before he can spiral into it and lose the exit, focusing on leaning down to nudge his flowers under the roots of the nearest tree, hoping they'd still be there whenever he finished their little adventure. hopefully not too wilted either, but he personally found them just as pretty. it wasn't the same vibrancy as the flowers that danced and swayed in the wind but there was a different kind of prettiness to the subdued wilted petals that drooped from jaws that carried them so carefully. 

soft eyes lift once more as atwood offers his suggestion upon sundance's request. the pale boy frowns at this; the caves? but..."we're not supposed to go therehe informs pointedly but then stops to reconsider...they had never really been told why and he was certainly curious. "but yea...yea i want tohe straightens now, light on his paws with a budding eagerness as his tail sways eagerly at his haunches; awaiting sundance's confirmation.

"-he was described as brilliant, and as quite odd, strange, solitary, and somewhat divorced from the world."