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open to anyone who'd be allowed near the roost! <3

dad went on a hunting trip and he hadn't been home in a few days.

besides that this was unusual there was a tension that towhee jr could feel like a live wire, or the prickling heat before a lightening strike.

her ptero vocabulary grows as she absorbs it with a unparalleled hunger; trying hard to keep up with the milestones she should but would never hit. to her, the world remains silent and vocal chords refuse to make noises besides vibrations and huffs. simple, primal noises even if she'd have been hearing-abled.

so, she learns in her own way.

how to decipher body language and how to trust her own sixth sense: how the presence of others felt based upon their moods and intentions.

the air felt different, depending ( though it could be argued she was just making assumptions based on body language ).

her breakfast of regurgitated meat settles like a rock in her stomach as she lingers at the mouth of the den, scowling at the light blue sky, the sun warming her; as if she was offended that the day dare be so beautiful when her father hasn't been home.

has a juvenile peregrine falcon companion named ghost; can be freely pp'd in threads with her; with the exception of serious injury/death.
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tags for ref, as usual! but sylianos is totes welcome to join, hehe.

Boldly, Saleem ventured into the world away from the den. He was loathe to leave @Sylianos's side, but @Arsenio's pull was too strong, and a sense of adventure pulsed through the young boy's veins.

His hearing now at its full capacity, Saleem was like a hawk on every sound. A chirping bird. The soft rustle of tree leaves. The snapping of a twig beneath his father's paw. Each sound was a new adventure, and each one delighted the blue-eyed boy.

When his father rounded a corner—Saleem just a step behind—the son was surprised to find another small wolf. Larger than himself, but still much smaller than the adults he had met during his short life. So when his father paused, then nudged little Saleem forward, the boy approached with a wagging tail and flattened ears.
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Sylianos hung back, intent on remaining with Tamar until the moment his twin disappeared out of sight.

He did not know of anxiety, but that was the feeling that squeezed his chest and stole his breath when he could no longer see Saleem. With a soft whine, Sylianos scurried out of the den and along the scent path his father and brother had left behind, and the thrumming of his heart only calmed when he was able to see his brother once more.

He was so focused on reaching them that he didn't notice when Arsenio and Saleem paused, resulting in Sylianos running straight into the side of his father's muzzle when the man bent to nudge Saleem forward. Toppling onto his backside, Silly shook his head and sneezed loudly, for now rather oblivious to the stranger that his brother was cautiously approaching.
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the roost is approached, and for a small moment in time, jr can feel hope that maxim returned to them blossoming up her chest, into her throat — where it lodges almost painfully, wrenching itself out of her lips in a low, drawn hiss as she realizes the three figures approaching are not her father.

the hope dies, wilting like a severed flower, shriveling inside jr until she’s scowling at them all: adult and two children.

one of them is cautiously approaching and the other makes a weird movement. a sneeze though jr cannot hear to confirm it and had not yet quite learned that particularly body motion despite having sneezed plenty herself in her tiny span of life.

-who is?- she signs out her demand in ptero; standing guard of the roost like a scorned gorgon.

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The strange child did not appear pleased with their arrival. The wagging of Saleem’s tail slowed, and his ears went from appeasing-flat to concerned-flat. Arsenio stood back, allowing the children to interact freely. It was about this time that footsteps—followed by a crash and a sneeze—sent a startled Saleem careening toward the strange child, completely missing her silent signals.

With his twin now here, his demeanor quickly returned to a much more positive one, ignoring the strange child momentarily for his brother. Once their reunion ritual was complete, Saleem once more turned his attention to the strange child. He slapped his front paws on the ground, bowing low while his rear end remained high in the sky, tail twitching behind him.
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Sylianos was swept up at once in Saleem's prancing greeting, which he mirrored almost perfectly. For now, they had a silent form of communication that only they were privy to, and in that instant, much information was exchanged. Saleem and Arsenio had only a brief head start on Sylianos, but his brother had seen so many things!

Including a stranger, whom Sylianos only now took note of. He poked his head around his brother's shoulders to peep at the dark pup on the other side. She wasn't much bigger than the twins, but the scowl on her face made her feel a lot bigger to Silly. Like his twin, he completely missed seeing her legs move.

Having always been somewhat more reserved with strangers, Sylianos hung back and leaned his little shoulder into Arsenio's leg. He was quite content to let his twin take point on interacting with others, especially when they looked as upset as Towhee Jr did.
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she scuffles back quickly as the two mirror imaged boys come careening towards her. she trips over her own back legs, ears fluttering back against her skull.

a small exhale of surprise leaves her, followed by a loud huff of annoyance that her ptero goes unanswered.

she smacks her paws against the earth. -who is?- she signs again growing more aggitated.

has a juvenile peregrine falcon companion named ghost; can be freely pp'd in threads with her; with the exception of serious injury/death.
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i don't think this is particularly plot-heavy, so we can probably continue when i get back from my trip, if y'all don't mind. <3

The second time she made the strange movements, Saleem saw them. They appeared unnatural to him, and he wondered what it meant. It was nothing like the language he spoke with his brother, one no one else seemed to understand.

"Why is she doing that weird thing?" he asked Sylianos, craning his head back around to look at his mirror. "Why isn't she playing?"
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Sylianos saw it, too. Pushing away from Arsenio’s leg, he cocked his neck for a better look, then made a sound suspiciously similar to a snigger. No wonder Towhee Jr looked so mean and angry, she was a freak!

She’s broken,” said Sylianos to his twin in their shared babbling language, unaware that Towhee Jr actually did have something wrong with her besides her weird twitchy paws. It was good Arsenio could not understand what he said next, for there were shades of Antigone in it that might have caused the man a small concern. “Careful, you'll catch her weird if you get too close!
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i'm sorry about jr!
jr bares her teeth at the boys before her; a gesture that would've been threatening if she wasn't a child.

her agitation has grown paramount as they do not use ptero back at her; unable to grasp that they did not know ptero and couldn't use her way of communicating even if they wanted to.

all she knows is that she signs: a third time -who is?-, bristling like a spooked cat. she gives no time between her signing before she snaps her teeth at them: adult and boys alike, inching back into the roost, golden gaze wary.

she wants them to go away.

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The strange girl snapped at them again, and Sylianos thought that she was broken. Saleem could not disagree with that. "I don’t think she belongs here," he said, now baring his own teeth at the stranger. She may have been a bit older, but picking a fight with two against one was never a good idea. "Let’s chase her away!" he suggested, taking a darting step toward the strange, silent, broken girl.
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Saleem wanted to chase the freak away. Sylianos wanted this as well, but he was more hesitant and unsure than his twin. He bared his teeth in unison with his sibling, but while Saleem took a step forward, Sylianos craned his head back to check Arsenio.

The man's attention seemed like it was pulled another way for the moment. Deciding that they would not get in trouble for what Arsenio could not see (and unaware of how attentive adults were), Sylianos joined his twin in advancing on the broken girl with a clap of his little jaws in an effort to appear menacing.

Towhee Jr looked a lot more menacing than Sylianos felt, but he had Saleem, and she was alone.
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to towhee jr, the adult appears inattentive; the boys, undaunted.

the boys draw nearer.

inching back into the safety of the roost is not working and though she has no word yet for what it means necessarily, it feels like retreat.

so she stops.

tries to make herself look bigger.

and snaps her teeth again at the advancing boys.

determined to hold her ground.

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Saleem sensed Sylianos's discomfort, and the boy felt it, too. She was larger, and although there was only one of her... She puffed her chest and raised her hackles, and Saleem found himself doing the same. "Why won't she leave?!" Saleem barked to his brother.

Feeling a boost of confidence, Saleem darted forward, snapping at the air beside their nemesis, hoping this might be enough to get her out of here.
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She must be too dumb,” Sylianos hypothesized, putting together the pieces in his head until the picture he painted of Towhee Jr was one of incompetence. He concluded that the poor thing behaved like a freak because she was too stupid to be normal.

A part of him felt bad for picking on someone so useless, but mostly he felt empowered to stand with his brother against someone who was already a detriment to society. They would grow up having to feed Towhee Jr and communicating for her, because by herself she was inept and would surely perish. Even at his tender young age, Sylianos had no interest in charity work.

He snapped his jaws together and feigned for Towhee Jr’s other side, only to stop and crouch down at his father’s booming bark from behind. Flattening his ears, the boy turned to look up at Arsenio, whose blue eyes veritably blazed in his head now that he realized what his unruly sons were about. The man didn’t need to say a word.

Sylianos knew to continue was to invite trouble upon his own head. He gave Towhee Jr one last dirty look, then slunk back to his father with his tail tucked.