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All Welcome  January 16, 2020, 11:14 AM
Towhee
Firebirds
Tradesman II
It wasn't often that Towhee strayed from the territory, at least not without a specific purpose, but today she found herself meandering around the bog absently as her thoughts ran wild in her head. She'd dreamed of giving birth last night, her joyful surprise soon giving way to horror when she'd realized that each and every one had been born with some ghastly defect. The nightmare was fading from her mind with every footstep, though it still made her feel restless and uneasy, not to much a little heart sore.

It occurred to her, as she strode through the frozen bog, that despite everything she'd said about her own fertility, there was still some part of her, deep down, that held out hope. How long ago had her heat started? Two weeks? She'd had the same number of partners as the previous year (three), which didn't bode well for her odds. But with two of her partners, they'd mated more than once, several times in Pippin's case. If it had taken, she would know within another week or two, surely, and suddenly Towhee felt buoyed up despite the previous night's horror show.

Her good mood was short-lived when Towhee's attention strayed to the nearby mountains and she couldn't help but think of her single encounter with Arcturus. She slowed to a stop near a mossy log, orange eyes glazed as she found herself wishing she could seek out Hydra. She really wanted to catch up with her adopted sister before too much time passed again. But did Hydra know? What did she think? Would she disown Towhee? But there's no risk, she caught herself thinking before she blinked back to a sharper focus, lips twisting into a strange expression, although hopefully there is a risk... Talk about your conflict of interests.

-Signing.- | "Speaking." | -"Signing & speaking."- | "Mouthing (inaudible)." | Thoughts.
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January 18, 2020, 05:07 PM
Penn
Firebirds
Apprentice I
Penn, however, strayed like 24/7. Ever since he was born, he'd found it difficult to sit still. That had not changed as the months had gone by. If anything, it had merely grown as the spaces he was allowed to roam had gotten bigger. It was becoming such that the territories outside of his pack lands were becoming just as familiar to his paws as the Copse. He had favorite places amongst them and different ways he liked to spend his time in each of them. And that day, he wanted to hunt some frogs. 

He hadn't expected to come across Towhee on this venture. He'd been meaning to make her teach him more of that fighting shit she'd done with him the other day, but he'd been away a lot and she'd had that one guy hovering around her like a super creep when he had been home. Penn took a quick glance around to see if Clingy-McClingster was around before he trotted on over to her to say help.

"Hey!" he called as he walked up and bumped his shoulder against hers, grinning.
January 18, 2020, 06:14 PM
Zane
Lone Wolves

Zane was headed north when he crossed a trail he recognized.  It was the chick from before, just... damn.  A little less interesting now.

Still, there was a chance right, that she was still down for a bit of fun?  It wasn't like the season hit and then bam, curtains till next year.  Zane prided himself in an intense knowledge of the female psyche, one that he in no way actually had, so he stepped out with an optimistic stride.

Until he got close, saw that she wasn't alone, and recognized the twerp talking to her.  Holy shit you had to be kidding.  :OI, HEY, DICKBAG?!  WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK WAS THAT?::  He hollered, stopping still where he was a ways off.  What the actual fuck was this kid doing here, chattin up a lady, when he'd left Zane holding the bag a few weeks back?

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January 19, 2020, 01:00 PM
Towhee
Firebirds
Tradesman II
If she did fall pregnant, at least Arcturus was the least likely to be the father. Despite her misgivings there, Towhee felt her previous flicker of hope bounce giddily as she considered the possibilities. Abruptly, she remembered speaking to Finley about this last summer. "Well, never say never," her godmother's lips echoed from the past. "Sometimes things are just... not what you expect." She needed to get back to expecting the unexpected, which honestly seemed like a good way to approach life in general.

Speaking of which, she jumped when someone jostled against her shoulder. Towhee's head whipped around sharply, only to lock eyes with a smiling Penn. She blinked at him, the sudden tension melting from her even as her thoughts about her possible pregnancy drifted away, though not without leaving a gleeful little twist in the pit of her belly.

"Yo," she greeted, only to have her attention snatched away by the approach of someone else. Towhee hadn't heard his shouting, of course, but she could see the look on his face. Her own contorted in a strange blend of confusion and recognition. He wasn't entirely familiar; where did she know him from...?

-Signing.- | "Speaking." | -"Signing & speaking."- | "Mouthing (inaudible)." | Thoughts.
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January 19, 2020, 06:31 PM
Penn
Firebirds
Apprentice I
It appeared he'd taken Towhee by surprise, but she relaxed into a smile soon enough. He grinned back and was about to go invite her to hunt for frogs with him, willing super Creep wasn't actually lurking somewhere in the shadows, when he was interrupted by some shouting buffoon.

Penn frowned as he glanced in the direction Towhee was squinting. He didn't immediately recognize the guy--after all, he hadn't looked nearly this angry when he'd found Penn in the tree. But, the memory did eventually click, just as Towhee was greeting him with a yo

The color drained from Penn's face as he looked back at Towhee, not that she would've noticed because his face is covered in fur but still. He looked like he'd just seen a ghost, but he swallowed thickly and forced a big ol' grin across his muzzle. "Hey, you can fight, right? Yeah, you totally can. This'll be fine," he began to turn away from Towhee towards the angry guy, but looked swiftly back at her to tell her, very seriously, "Oh! And if it happens to come up--It wasn't my fault."

With that, Penn looked back at Zane and smiled as though seeing an old army buddy again. "Heyyyy, sup, man? How you been?" he said, his body tense in preparation to flee if the other wolf decided to give him the beating he may or may not have deserved.
January 20, 2020, 01:47 AM
Zane
Lone Wolves

At this point, Zane was tuned in on Penn and completely ignored Towhee. He came in closer and faced both of them, but it was the boy behind that he locked his eyes on while he continued his righteous tirade.  

Dude, for fucking serious, ducking with the food and leaving us with the psycho wolverine?! Total dick move.  Thanks for the fucking setup and all, that chick was mega hot, but low fucking blow.  You owe me a fuckin dinner with interest, bro.  Zane shook his head, then looked at Towhee.

Hey! Glad to see that other chick didn't murder you.  He'd wondered for like... 5 minutes if she was going to be okay before promptly forgetting all about her.  Until he crossed her scent again.  See? Thoughtful.
January 20, 2020, 11:43 AM
Towhee
Firebirds
Tradesman II
She continued to quirk a brow at the stranger, trying to place him, when she sensed Penn was saying something to her. Towhee glanced at him only in time to catch the last bit. Her face pinched in confusion but then Penn and the stranger were talking rapidly to one another. Towhee could've attempted to follow along (although she could no longer see Penn's face to lipread) but she was too caught up in blinking between the two and assessing their body language, which spoke volumes to her.

She was just about to intervene and possibly tell this dude to back off her little brother when he actually turned directly toward her and said something utterly nonsensical. But it was exactly the kind of jogging her (at the time, hormone-fogged) memory needed. They had nearly banged that night, before Wraen had come along and taco blocked her by eating her taco and not in the sexy way.

Towhee locked eyes with the stranger again and replied, "So you saw that and decided to bounce? I thought dudes were supposed to be into—" And then she abruptly remembered her younger brother standing there. Towhee glanced shiftily at Penn and didn't finish her sentence, instead changing tack to say, "Anyway, how do you two know one another...?"

-Signing.- | "Speaking." | -"Signing & speaking."- | "Mouthing (inaudible)." | Thoughts.
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