Blackfeather Woods You can repent but I warn you,
Joining  October 08, 2019, 12:16 PM
Midar
Lone Wolves

@Maegi @Jakoul
Would it be alright to forward date this to 10/11?


He staggard some as he arrived at the borders. Blood caked his fur in various places, concentrated most on his face and head; he hadn't thought it necessary to waste time cleaning it.The journey here had not been easy. His ribs were so painful that he was having trouble breathing, which meant descending from the mountains had taken far longer than it normally would. But he was fueled by his new mission; he had never felt more sure about anything in his life aside from his love for Alarian. So it only made sense that he did this for him now. 

Despite his persistence to get here, he had exhausted just about all of his energy doing so. Midar stumbled back on his haunches and drew in a painful breath, lifting his head and calling for whomever was leading the woods. And that took the last bit of his dwindling strength. As soon as the howl cut off, he slumped to the ground and lost consciousness again.

Shaking hands with the dark parts of my thoughts
October 08, 2019, 05:30 PM
Maegi
Blackfeather Woods
Nona
yes!

A howl. Maegi sighed deeply, rising to her paws from the hillock where she sat. Shouldn't they know the trees were unsafe, and thus they had fled? She supposed that no one could know everything, particularly about the internal affairs of an unfamiliar pack. At least, she assumed it was unfamiliar to them—the voice was unfamiliar to her.

But as she approached the edge of the trees where he lay, she realized she'd get no answers at all, at least for the time being. Since Miryam can't read, we'll try again with the greeting. There would be no greeting. He was out cold. Maegi padded up to him, frowning, nothing familiar in his raven-black pelt, either.

Hey, she muttered as she drew close, prodding him lightly with her injured foreleg (damn, that hurt!). Are you dead? His ribcage rose and fell, but otherwise, he looked it. And she'd dealt with way too much death lately for this to be anything but a hindrance and an agonizing reminder of what she'd lost.

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October 09, 2019, 04:26 AM
Venamis
Blackfeather Woods
Fledgeling
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That voice.

He remembered it so vividly, and the sound was enough for Venamis to feel as though someone had kicked him right in the gut. The young Melonii, having been resting when the howl went up, gathered to his paws and prepared to get the hell out of dodge before he could be found.

His family no longer inhabited the Haunted Wood, but why? Where had they gone? Were they looking for him? Had they finally found him? Venamis felt real panic grip him, chilling him right to his core, concerned that his father might've sent his second to retrieve him - that they might seek to invade Blackfeather if Maegi did not oblige.

Venamis went to the source of Midar's call, certain that his fate would be decided by others on this day. He crept through the trees and remained hidden in shadow, Winter-white eyes finding the collapsed figure of the former Melonii lieutenant at the forest's edge.

The ebony youth paused some distance away, watching quietly as Maegi moved to investigate. He refused to join her, reminding himself that this could easily be a trap to snare him - and Venamis was not prepared to play the part of a frightened rabbit.


sanguine, my brother
October 10, 2019, 10:21 AM
Midar
Lone Wolves

A nudge brought him back, but he did not immediately move, not until he heard her question and realized he had lost consciousness. Slowly, he pushed himself up from the ground, too weak and in too much pain to try and stand just yet. His violet gaze shifted to the woman. Not yet, he answered with a painful intake of breath. Before he would have been disappointed by that but now, he had a mission. He just needed to be allowed within the borders, to gain their trust. I am Midar Melonii, he offered. At first he wondered if he should give a fake name but his real name was likely to get him farther here. I want to come home, he said next, his breathing becoming more ragged. Talking this much was difficult when breathing was so painful, but he tried to hide just how much of a toll it was taking. 

Damien's child went unnoticed by the beast for now while he was distracted by the pain and trying to persuade this presumed leader to allow him entry into the pack.

Shaking hands with the dark parts of my thoughts
October 11, 2019, 07:55 AM
Maegi
Blackfeather Woods
Nona
She knew what he was before he spoke a word. The indigo eyes gave her all the answers she needed. Why, though, was still a question that hung between them. He gave his reasoning and she fixed him with a suspicious stare, in no mood to be charitable after the past several days. Especially if he was—

One of Damien's? Maegi asked succinctly, voice cold. If so, this was never your home. . .but it could be, if you prove your loyalty. Your worth.

She wished there was an easy way to verify his identify. Maegi thought of summoning @Aries, but the Svartell had been quite absent lately, which displeased her. Or Venamis, perhaps. . .however, the boy had seemed keen to leave his past behind. How could she drag him headlong into it again?

Her brows arced high as she added, scanning his battered frame, What happened to you?

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October 11, 2019, 11:26 PM
Midar
Lone Wolves

One of Damien's?

He nodded. I was, he said first, growing quiet at her demand that he prove himself useful and loyal. He couldn't blame her for placing stipulations on his joining; it's what he would have requested had their roles been reversed.

He coughed as she continued to speak, the motion sending jolts of searing pain up both sides of his chest. He kept his face a blank mask despite the hurting, unwilling to give away just how much pain he was in. I got caught under falling rocks, he said through his wheezing. While I was trapped, a voice told me I needed to be here, he continued. Surely a resident of blackfeather woods would understand where he came from. So I dug myself out and walked three days to get here. His cold gaze met hers. So I will do whatever you need.

Shaking hands with the dark parts of my thoughts
October 13, 2019, 09:14 PM
Maegi
Blackfeather Woods
Nona
He had to be. She shouldn't be surprised. It was just more difficult this time as opposed to Aries; Maegi had known the Svartell almost since birth, and even his disloyalty hadn't fully swayed her good opinion of him. Midar, she didn't know from anyone else. Why should she trust his word?

A voice, she said flatly, incredibly unfairly, considering that she'd been hearing voices all her life. Ah, well. No one ever said she was perfect. I suppose you could stay here and heal, at least. And if you're going to be loyal, live up to your word, then you might as well stay after that, too.

Maegi was feeling more deflated with each word, feeling the weight of past days pressing hard on her, pushing, pushing down. . . But we're not staying in these woods, she added, and jerked her head out toward the meadow. If you can walk, I can find you a place out there. It's too dangerous with all of the trees falling down. But then. . .you'd know that, she added, frowning as her eyes scanned his wounds.

Could he even walk? By Jaes, he looked as if he were on death's door.

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