Haunted Wood the joker is a wanted man
Private  October 11, 2019, 10:24 AM
Hela
Nightwalkers
Whelp
in the month she's been here, she's put on equal amounts of muscle and scars. she growing quickly now, too, faster than she'd ever had in her short life. she's amassed a fair amount of goal, too, and chief among them (and most attainable in this moment) is to take Valour's spot. despite their neutrality towards one another, awakening slowly in the girl is a fierce ambition. it had always been there, to some extent, but surrounded by it now as she is, with each vying for power, their lust is contagious. 

and so she howls for @Black Hat, a half hour since the most recent quake had rattled the Teekons. she waits on all four paws, alert and already suspicious, remembering what he'd said last about first moves and expecting he might take his own advice.
October 12, 2019, 09:01 AM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Grunt
Black Hat had grown numb to the frequent quaking. Disconcerting as it was, they seemed to be here to stay, and there was nothing anyone could do about it. Life would either adapt to this change or die, just like all the other natural happenings.

So it was without much concern he moved to answer Hela's call, though he didn't dawdle. Upon arrival, he looked the girl over. She appeared hale, he was pleased to conclude. Ready for your next lesson? He presumed aloud.
October 12, 2019, 11:43 AM
Hela
Nightwalkers
Whelp
he arrives with a glance and a question, and she allows him the courtesy of a nod before she moves. this time, it's a feign to the right before she makes a grab for his left shoulder, intending to deliver a sharp nip that could just as easily become something more damaging in a real fight. she's learned her lesson, and thought carefully about their next lesson before calling for him. 

just as quickly as she makes her attack, successful or not, she pulls back, remembering too the adverse effects of hanging on too long and expect him to react swiftly.
October 13, 2019, 06:58 AM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Grunt
She was ready to hop right into it, as she was upon him without a word. First came a feign to the right, then a bite to his left shoulder. He swung his head down with gaping jaws, but they only closed around the chilled air with a light clack of his teeth. Before him, Hela stood on her toes, already prepared to spring into action again.

Black Hat straightened up. Good, He praised, but it was a precursor to his criticism. But the shoulder isn't an ideal place to target. Do you remember the three target points I mentioned last time?
October 13, 2019, 03:57 PM
Hela
Nightwalkers
Whelp
she withdraws, never falling entirely still and instead resorting to pacing. "snout, flank, scruff." she latter was out of reach, at least at the moment, but she other true were workable. shifting her weight as she turns the other way, she adds, "I was trying for surprise. those three seemed obvious; you pointed them out." she'd come to learn, on her own and from lessons with cass, that speed, wit, and surprise would be her best attributes while young, and outsized by most. how to properly utilize those; well, that was where her knowledge faltered somewhat. again, she shifts direction, remaining in his line of sight at she waits for him the speak, or move.
October 13, 2019, 05:07 PM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Grunt
Tiny PP; I know I didn't specify his chin's position in the post prior, so lmk if anything needs changing. ♥

Abuzz with energy, Hela took to pacing as she listed off the three points with ease. So she hadn't forgotten. He listened to her reasoning and hummed, finding it sound. Fair enough. However, you failed to take note of something crucial — my throat was left wide open. If you see the opportunity, seize it. Take what you can get, but the throat is your end goal, He explained coolly.

Feeling that he'd given her enough to chew on for offense until their next lesson, Black Hat took the initiative and made the next move. Without any forewarning, he lunged for her throat. His hold, if gained, would be firm and unyielding, as he wanted to see how she would try to remove him.