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backdated about 10 days, before Arielle's kids come

lookh aff'er 'em, pleahh'? she instructs @Ashlar, leaving him in charge of her rapidly growing brood. for rapidly growing they are, but not enough to leave alone—and she resents it, a little.

as she takes off from the den, she notes that Arielle's time is drawing near and that the healer may be drawn away at any moment. but Avicus is selfish, and she needs time to herself. she needs the chase, the hunt; she needs blood and the wind in her ears.

she's a red streak across the open land, revving up to full speed.

plenty of small game in the forest. she enters the trees, the nearby babble of the stream tilting her ears. she heads that way—perhaps fishing?

anything, anything beyond nursing.

she is more than over being a host to parasites, as much as she adores what they are and what they'll become.
but see, amid the mimic rout,
a crawling shape intrude —
a blood-red thing that writhes from out
the scenic solitude
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From a higher vantage, Aventus spied a red wolf streaking toward the forest. He had yet to meet many of his sister's subordinates, having spent the bulk of his time hunting and gathering for Arielle leading up to her inevitable labour, but he felt certain there was only one wolf so red as that.

Aventus sprang into action, moving down into the trees to merge into her path. Avicus was ahead, but Aventus made a sound in his throat to announce his presence. There was a lot they could talk about, but he recognized the purposeful lines of her stance and said nothing. She was hunting.

He fell in step, peering at her for further instruction. When was the last time they had worked together? Aventus could not recall.

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a dark shadow belies her brother's presence, and she turns slightly, giving him a nod of welcome. Aven, she intones—the only part of his name her tongue still has claim to. she allows him to stay by her side, and they prowl through the woods—

a pair of panthers, one red, one black.

god, wouldn't Merrick be proud?

hunhh', Avicus explains, though probably with no need to do so. he'll know the look of a bored and hungry wolf. she cants her muzzle toward the trees. 'kquirrel? rabbihh'? or. . .

the deer are on the plains.

her nostrils flare, seeking answers.
but see, amid the mimic rout,
a crawling shape intrude —
a blood-red thing that writhes from out
the scenic solitude
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Astara, too. They had always been her pair of hunters, nightstalkers, death come on four legs. Merrick had seen them as supplicants to his addled religion — Aventus had long played into that, and long grown weary of it — but it was Astara who strove to craft them each into finely honed blades.

Truly Melonii, and not for the first time did Aventus consider dropping Bearclaw from that name.

He kept his head low between smoothly rolling shoulders, both so he could smell the trails below and to show Avicus the proper amount of respect. She suggested a few options. It took him a moment to parse her meaning; she had always been a little guttural and succinct, but he didn't think he would ever grow accustomed to her gargling manner of speaking with part of her tongue removed.

Bigger? he asked, swiveling his head upward to sniff the breeze. There were deer, yes, but also foxes, porcupines, perhaps a rare badger or wolverine. He was game for anything. Whatever doubts and insecurities Aventus might harbor in his mind regarding his sister, he remembered their ability to work together when they were younger. They still had the capability, he believed.

A deer might not be so hard for them.

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bigger?

her eyes swivel his way, a flash of indigo. whah'ever we findh', she responds, already tasting blood. she stalks deeper into the trees.

there's undoubtedly a pungent smell she's following, and she feels her shadowy brother on her heels. it feels right. she hadn't meditated much on their reunion since he had arrived with his mate, and had spent so much time fighting that connection. . .

but it is right.

a snort breaks the air, and she pauses, halting upon forest floor. her tail lifts, slowing Aventus as well. it's big game, an ungulate.

she catches sight of a broad face and staring dark eyes within the brush. elkh, she breathes. she turns, looking back at her brother. her heart throbs in her chest, pounding against her breastbone. can they do this? 

i threw it into a randomizer and it spit out elk, so. . .let's do this? lol feel free to roll for failure or success
but see, amid the mimic rout,
a crawling shape intrude —
a blood-red thing that writhes from out
the scenic solitude