Haunted Wood Give me the glitterati
Private  October 15, 2019, 03:09 PM
Vanity
Nightwalkers
PPC
She wandered. Little food despite them eating all they could weeks before. She'd returned and it was no surprise there were only bones left of the body. 
She drifted towards the borders, ensuring they were all marked. 

Tree, look to the outside for dangers, mark, continue.
One, two, three, four.
Tree... she continued until she'd nearly circled the entire forest. Making a kill in the process. Just a nest of mice, but it was enough to sustain her for another day or two.
They'd have to start eating others soon. Ah, the captives. Of course.
Always the captives.

Her ears turned, looking into the woods. Someone was there. She stared hard at the undergrowth, commanding whoever was there to emerge. 

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November 02, 2019, 04:10 PM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Soldier
AAAAAAA I forgot to reply to this!! I'm so sorry. ;v;

Another day, another walk. He saw nothing of note as he went about his merry way until that masked woman came into view. Her position by the border made him suspect she was patrolling. Apparently, his movements had caught her attention, as she now  peered into the misty depths of the woods on high alert. The two had hardly interacted at all, and he couldn't even recall her name. Deciding to change that, Black Hat did as her hard ruby gaze commanded and emerged from the shadows.

Why so tense, lieutenant? He asked coolly, stopping a short distance before her. His eyes drank in her features for the first time. She was a pretty little thing, and her white mask only accentuated the feminine features of her face.
November 12, 2019, 04:15 PM
Vanity
Nightwalkers
PPC
Ah. It was that creep that always had that dumb twig tangled in his fur. How it didn't annoy him was beyond her. That's why he was a creep.

"I'm not." Much. She wanted to be ready for any prey. She watched him, her lips pressing a little. "So, what are you doing, creeping around?" She grinned, her ears pressing forward and chin dipping slightly. 


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November 13, 2019, 08:42 AM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Soldier
Of all the red flags BH gives off, it's the hat that makes him a creep. LOL.

The lieutenant's answer didn't convince him. Could've fooled me. Her question drew a grin from his own maw to match hers. If you call taking a walk 'creeping around', then sure. He didn't bother with stealth in his own home, that would be pointless.

Now was as good a time as any to familiarize each other. Forgive me, but I don't think I ever caught your name. You are?
November 13, 2019, 02:29 PM
Vanity
Nightwalkers
PPC
Lmao only Vanity would pick up the small things
 
Perhaps he was right. Maybe she was tense and worried. But about what?
It wasn't her promotion, she knew that. She'd never feared for her rank before and was sure she could hold it. She could beat Serem, and Black Hat had defeated Serem. He gave her the neck wounds. 
She wondered how they'd fare pitted together. If he came for her rank she'd defend it with her heart. This was the start of her making an empire again.

"Vanity." She remembered him. She knew all in the woods. As she should. As a hunt leader, she needed to ensure she knew where to put her players. "So, what happened to your face?"
She thought she might as well find out what sort of foes he'd faced, maybe it would help her.
 
 

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November 13, 2019, 08:25 PM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Soldier
"Vanity," She offered curtly. He tilted his head as if trying to see it. Well, he knew very little about her personality. He assumed the alias accurately described her. Otherwise, what good was an alias? He also assumed it was an alias and not her birth name, but he'd laugh if he ever learned the opposite was true.

Black Hat, He returned, matching her curtness. Her next question gave him pause, and he blinked. His grin somehow stretched even further than before,  dark lips pulling taut across yellowed teeth. A fight, obviously. Are you always this tactless? He asked back through the contorted expression.
Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Vanity
Nightwalkers
PPC
She snorted. Did he think her as stupid?
He wore a twig on his head for decoration.
"As far as I know, you stabbed yourself with a twig." Her voice came out flat and deadpan, showing she was dead serious. Well, her picture would be complete if her eyes didn't hold her mischevious glint.
"I was wondering what you got in a fight with, if I have to be so bare with my words."

She faced him fully, letting a soft twitch of a smirk rise up, She wanted to know more about him, it was clear he wasn't ready to give up the information so quickly. She'd have to dig. Maybe even pull rank, if she felt so inclined to do so.
So, how was Black Hat going to play it? So far, he was matching her. MAybe he'd take this conversation in a different direction. (I know y'all are thinking the sex but not this time, BH lost his chance calling her tactless lmao)

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Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Soldier
Black Hat didn't necessarily think she was stupid, but she was as he said — tactless. It wasn't an insult so much as an observation. And with her remark about his crown, at this point he just wanted to piss her off. He gave a sharp laugh. You wish.

She clarified, and he replied, You don't, but apparently I do: That's for me to know and you to find out, darling. That last word dripped with sarcasm. Black Hat leaned down to her level and winked his red eye. Pulling back, he asked, Do you have any talking points other than nosing through my history? I prefer to focus on the present and future. Maybe she'd be too pissed off to engage in further conversation. That was fine with him; he wasn't the one being rude initially.
Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Vanity
Nightwalkers
PPC
"Aw sweetie, is it a sensitive subject? It's ok, I understand and care about your emotions."
Her shit-eating grin split her maw, tilting her chin up to look at him properly, where the light could cast on his sharp features. Cliff face, he reminded her off. Jagged and ugly, unless it was the right time of day.
But this was a wolf, so perhaps the right mood, would be more appropriate.
No Vanity, you cannot fuck every male that swaggers across your path.

Ok, maybe she was a bit tactless.

"Well, right now I don't know what to think of you."
There's a present. She didn't know what to think. Usually, she thought asshole, or sexy. Not nothing. She was feeling emotions. But ones she couldn't string together. Disgust, admiration, hate, attraction. 

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Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Soldier
He belly laughed at her sad attempt at getting under his skin. Nice try, but you'll have to do better than that to pry into my dark past, Black Hat explained. Vanity said she didn't know what to think of him, so he filled in the blanks for her. I'll accept anything related to charming, handsome, and intelligent as correct answers, He said with his head held high.

He had his fun. A topic shift was in order before she decided to rip his face off. Anyway. You're in charge of group hunts, correct? Is there a particular reason you went the hunter route? He inquired, assuming she let him get the words out.
Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Vanity
Nightwalkers
PPC
She pouted but is a friendly sort of way. Like when you make your girlfriend grumpy but she can't be mad at you. Unwittingly, her snow-capped tail swayed. Maybe she was enjoying AssHat's company. 
Heh, impossible.

"I'll give you intelligent; but seriously, you look like you were dragged across a cliff."
It wasn't a dig, but honest opinion on why he wouldn't be handsome to her. Vengeance was handsome, Alison was beautiful, Serem was sexy, Alula was cute. Black Hat...she'd find out.

Anyway, she followed his topic change because he did seem rather uncomfortable.
"I am. I was a hunter in my lands and I will hold myself to my title." She wouldn't waste her breath being grand towards him. She realized he was the sort to laugh at her and call her something that she probably was... oh shit vain was the word. Her Mother was right in naming her. "From pup-hood, I was taught how to be silent and stalk my prey, then as I grew older I learned how to not even make a mouse twitch whilst I was directly above it." Ok, she couldn't help being vain. Cut her some slack. 

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Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Soldier
Black Hat recoiled at the perceived insult, and his shocked expression bled into a scowl. He was dashingly handsome, she just had poor taste! And you look like you skinned someone's face and thought it was fashionable to wear it, but I decided not to bring that up. Can you even define the word 'tact'? He didn't pull his punches, nor was he mature enough to let the slightest of insults slide. His pride wouldn't allow it.

I see, He said after Vanity explained her penchant for hunting, sounding not overly impressed yet not unimpressed, either. I've never been much of a hunter, but I perform well enough in the category. My focus has always been in offensive combat. Then, later, advising leadership. I was a member of a high council. Perhaps that would satisfy her thirst to pry at least a little bit. He wasn't trying to make this a pissing contest, not that he needed to try to blow her out of the water. But one would be hard-pressed to outmatch Black Hat's vanity, even someone literally named "Vanity". He was just that far up his own ass.
Today, 02:24 AM
Vanity
Nightwalkers
PPC
She laughed at his words. She’d never really had anyone insult her so blatantly before. Probably because they thought she’d rip their face off and actually wear it. But here she did not have such privileges of causing pain to those who wronged her. Though she did outrank AssHat. 
“Tact is having the ability to understand and care about feelings. But then again I’m forgein, and if I amwrong you mustn’t  laugh or I will show you how I hunt.” She smiled sweetly like she didn’t threaten him. She liked games and hoped something would find themselves in the woods which was a play toy. So far, they were all to proud or a pup. 

Surprisingly, he started to open up. Why be so adamant about being a secret when he’d give away snippets anyway. Sooner or later, she could form an image in her mind whether he intended to or not. “And I was the Queen.” If he wasn’t giving away enough then ahe wouldn’t be specific. She was a Queen and a Warlord. Perhaps here she can regain the title, seeings as Venny so graciously made his tilte that. 


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Today, 06:16 AM
Black Hat
Nightwalkers
Soldier
He didn't laugh, but that didn't stop his contemptuous grin from returning. Her being a foreigner was a pretty valid excuse, in all fairness. Hmm... close, but not quite. I don't care about anyone's feelings, but I still know how to be appropriate so I don't piss the wrong person off, He threatened back, hint hint. It was in good fun though... mostly. If she didn't heed his warning, she'd learn the hard way that none of his threats were ever empty.

Vanity could think whatever she wanted, but Black Hat was very selective about what tidbits he let people glean from his past. Some, like his trades and ranks in a previous pack, were harmless enough. Those explained naught about his eye scar nor why he was no longer there. When she explained that she was the queen, he dramatically feigned awe. That explains a lot, He teased. He decided against revealing he, too, was a leader if only to avoid coming off like he saw her as competition. Black Hat was on his own level of petty.