Wheeling Gull Isle I dreamt about flying the other night.
All Welcome  July 01, 2020, 04:46 AM
Luli
Yuèlóng
Bǎo Bǎo
In the weeks since her first (failed) attempt at venturing from the whelping den with all those strangers waiting to see, Luli's confidence had not come on in leaps and bounds as her mother might've hoped. She enjoyed those long mornings of lazing beyond the threshold in the sun before the harsh midday heat forced her to seek shade, and loved Daiyu's lessons on the world around them. Her life was a beautiful one, in a beautiful place, yet still her fear of everything unfamiliar remained.

She would hide away if an unknown wolf passed by, or if a sibling looked at her in a funny way. That was what she did then and there: she disappeared into her family's hollow with her tail tucked, the moment she spotted the shadow of a seagull sweep over her. Trembling, Luli lifted her rosy ears and peeked out into the clearing to observe with wide, fearful eyes as the bird settled on the ground where she'd been resting just moments prior.

July 01, 2020, 05:28 AM
Huā
Yuèlóng
Huángdì*
As Luli skittered back into the den, Huā looked up with concern, noticing the tucked tail and nervous steps. The rosebud turned to gaze out the entrance, and Huā came forward to peek overhead her, to see what might cause her fear.

A flapping of wings, and then a foolish gull settled itself in the clearing before them. Huā was not sure whether she felt comfortable slaughtering things that might struggle and squawk in front of her children yet... she did not even wish Luli to see blood drawn by her mother, as silly as it seemed, though fish were a different story, and she might bring them tidbit samples to taste every few days... And in time the girl would have to learn to hunt, but luckily for the gull, Huā would not kill it as long as her daughter was watching. So the siren let her gaze drift back down to little Luli, speaking whether or not she understood the words, voice gentle: 你无需担心。是一个鸟,我们吃那个,露莉。 A sigh then, she did not wish to encourage recklessness amongst then either. 可是,因为你很小心,妈妈很高兴。

July 01, 2020, 05:49 AM
Luli
Yuèlóng
Bǎo Bǎo
The bird canted its pale head to better peer down at the dappled wolf cub who stared fearfully back. She didn't like the way it looked at her, the suggestive glint in its wicked yellow eye made her ivory hind limbs tremble. Tail still snug against her rear, Luli smoothed her ears back and crouched closer to the ground in an attempt to better feel more secure.

From behind her, mother's spoke up - tried to soothe her timid baby. The koi whined softly, afraid to let her gaze stray from the gull who glared her way from beyond the burrow, so waited until the hooded adult had ventured close enough to be in a position to protect her if need be. 

"比我大," Luli observed, still shaking, "它吃?"
July 01, 2020, 12:17 PM
Huā
Yuèlóng
Huángdì*
A gentle whine from the sea dragon, and then blue gaze found Huā. It was big, Luli pointed out, and Huā nodded. She knew her daughter would grow in time, but sometimes the process seemed slow, and she wished that there would not be so many things to serve as a danger. And then, it eat?, a question which seemed slightly unfinished, though she supposed it made sense still if taken literally. Of course it ate. But was Luli worried about being eaten? But the girl had not asked specifically about this sort of fear, and if she was not thinking of it, Huā did not wish to plant unnecessary distress or nightmares by even bringing it up. 

是,是很大。可是在未来,你比他很多大。他吃小小的东西- 小鱼,小鸟,和小虫子。 Here she paused to lap delicately at the crown of Luli's head between her ears as she had many times before, hoping to ease her nervous shaking. 他也将被吃掉。我们去猎杀他。 在其他时候,我们尊重他的和平。 She added, not wishing her daughter to end up like that loner on the beach- causing distress and worry for the sea lions without making any real pursuit. Seaglass eyes flitted up again to watch the bird carefully, which only seemed to be looking for something on the ground as it pecked it way slowly across the grasses.