[P] Bright Eyes, Brave Face
p. Olivia
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don't let it bring you down
it's only castles burning




Excitement filled him more than nerves. It seemed he stretched his time as a loner as long as possible, soaking in what he could of the land and its mysteries. Now, though, soft summer air turned crisp and cool, leaves turned magnificent reds and golds, and wildlife focused their efforts on preparing for winter. Siginik watched, feeling bittersweet, as a flock of geese whistled overhead in their tidy arrowhead formation. The snows would come soon, and instincts scratched at his gut doggedly, telling him to find safety, to build a shelter. It was time to go.

His mother taught him well as a pup. One should always make a good impression, and the first impression is most important. Yesterday he bathed in a lake north of Halifax, where he went to repair his pack, and his fur transformed from a dusty grey to a brilliant, gleaming white, and it regained its healthy sheen, apparent even on a cloudy day such as this. He ate well and rested thoroughly the last few weeks, gorging himself whenever he could catch one of the small, plump deer that thrived in the forest. His body, once haggard from travel, returned to its natural stocky, fat-padded appearance. There was a spring in his step and when he thought of Olivia's face when she might see him, he couldn't hold back a grin.

At his reunion with Olivia a few weeks prior, he made sure to remember her scent. She told him AniWaya was only a short ways east of the creek where they stood. Siginik found that creek again, though mostly by sight since their scents had since been washed away by autumn rains, and set off in the direction of the sunrise.

It was close to midday when the forest thinned to an open field. It was obviously well-tended and a variety of greenery sprouted from the dark soil it rested in, though Siginik couldn't tell exactly what grew there. Breathing in, a distantly familiar scent wafted through his nostrils, the same scent that clung to his cousin Olivia. This must be it, AniWaya, the richly storied home of much of his family. It looked lovely and peaceful, from his view on the border, and he felt that surely his heart would burst as he soaked in his new home. He shook himself as if dispelling water, making his backpack clank. He took a curious comfort in the sound, breathing evenly to settle his sudden emotions, and laughed a little in spite of himself. When he felt steady, he stepped to the edge of the field, threw back his head, and howled.

"Olivia!"



((ooc)) Optime, midday! I am excite
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#2
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Ayyy! Is Siginik joining our lovely tribe? If so, I can accept him! :D


The day was cold and she found herself bundled up against a breeze. The fall was quickly approaching and her thin summer pelt couldn't fill out quick enough and her arms crossed tightly against her chest. It was easy to forgot that in a few short months, the land would be covered with snow and shielded with white. Those would be interesting days and her first winter with the pack but she expected it to be mild, a dull comparison to her winter with Lac Sakami. She hoped that they would fare well with their inland position and she was very grateful to the sea.


Even though it was cold, she was loyal to the call of her pack mates and she heard a call given to the wind that struck her with familiarity. It took her less than a second to fully realize who was calling and a grin split across her face and she forgot the chill of her skin and ran out to the borders with eyes wide and bright. It had been too long since she had seen her cousin and the bright face of Siginik stood out starkly in her mind. She wondered what had had gotten up to in the weeks he had been absence.


Moving swiftly, she saw him and his white pelt. He had filled out and become a very strong looking canine and he had not been small before, but it certainly looked as though he had filled out some. "Niki!" She blurted with her excitement written across her face and body. It was so good to see him. "Have you come to join AniWaya? I've missed you!" Normally, those at her borders were not received with so much affection but he was different and she threw her arms around him in a massive hug.



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#3
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don't let it bring you down
it's only castles burning




The white wolf rocked on his feet a little, peering around. Just as he wondered if she heard him at all, he heard a familiar voice cry out. He barely had time to register the flash of brown and tan as Olivia bounded up and sprung on him like a bobcat - a smiling, bubbly bobcat whose embrace was pleasant rather than painful. She almost managed to topple stout Siginik over with her enthusiasm, causing him to laugh as he picked her up in a bear hug to keep from falling.

"Hello, hello," he chuckled as he set her gently on the ground. If he stood up straight he'd be nearly seven feet tall, but his hunched posture kept him just under six feet. He grinned happily at Olivia's face beaming up at him, and he scratched the back of his head bashfully with all the attention. "I missed you too! Finally, yes, I would love to join if you would have me. What a lovely place this is; I can see from here why you like it so much."

The agricultural field stretched openly before them, mostly greyish from the overcast skies. Every so often, though, a sliver of sunshine touched the earth through a crack in the clouds, turning the crop leaves a vibrant green. If they accepted him as part of the pack, this marked the beginning of a new chapter in his life, one he was excited and a little unsure about. But he had no reason to be afraid; with his mother's blessing from Lac Sakami and rekindled friendship with Olivia, everything would turn out all right.



((ooc))Look at these happy kids omg. And yup, Niki is ready to join!
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#4
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Welcome to AniWaya!

We're so glad to have you! Check out all of this fun stuff:

  • Have a look at the Aniwaya Territories for interesting areas to explore.
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  • Remember to look into AniWaya's culture and laws!
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Need help? Confused about AniWaya stuff? Don't hesitate to PM your questions to the AniWaya account, and we'll reply as soon as possible. If you need posting tables, avatars or sigs, you can request code and graphics in the talents subforum. If you're feeling lost or confused about the game, don't hesitate to post a question in the Questions and Help forum!

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#5
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Yay! Lemme know when you figure out what rank path you want him to pursue~


She could hardly describe her feelings at the prospect of him joining the ranks of the tribe she loved so much. There had been many new faces in the tribe these days and she was more than eager to show each and every one of them around from top to front and all the fun little nooks and crannies. AniWaya was an old place but she was young and though she claimed none of the tribe's greatness, she hoped that she was bringing some life into the sleepy place and bringing about some joy and dancing to their days every once in awhile.


"Amazing!" She burst, tail wagging excitedly as though she was more excited puppy than full blooded wolf. "This is literally the best thing I've heard all day." She said again, hopping back and releasing him from her fierce grip. The biggest worry she faced was which place she would show him first. There was much of the territory to see and faces to meet. She was positive that Oceane would want to hear from Siginik, though it had been more time since she had been to Lac Sakami than Olivia. It felt amazing having another of her age in the tribe now and no doubt everyone would else would like him as well. She thought of Luna and Soleil that had joined recently as well.


Grabbing his hand, she tugged him along. "Welcome to AniWaya, Niki!" She bubbled, "There is so many that I think you'll want to meet, Oceané, my mother, Claudius Aston, the leader! I guess I'm one too now, but he's super more important. And Joy who came up from the Great Tribe. Even my dad is here!" She doubted Domovoi would be moved by her childhood friend, but perhaps they would meet as well.



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