[AW] The Demons That Lurk Within
Gaspesia
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How long? Pressing herself as close as she could against the rough bark of the tree, Coriander--now in her Optime guise--turned her eyes upon the horizon and felt her heart sink even as the sun proceeded to do the same against the edge of the earth. Too long. No matter how long this transformation lasted, her light was nearly gone, and the opportunity for a night of relative comfort was rapidly darkening like the skies above. She couldn't find shelter that quickly, not before the nighttime temperatures fully set in. Hugging her arms more tightly around her middle, Ria bit her tongue to stop another despairing whine from slipping out, knowing it would do nothing to help. This was all her fault, same as everything else. If she had just acted with more smarts, with more care...

Perhaps the cold was already getting to her as well, for it wasn't until a voice called out that the dark monster-wolf realized she was no longer alone in her misery. Though company was even less preferable. Her shoulders hunched in shame and guilt as she tried to shrink her strange shape into something less noticeable as if to hide, assuming the stranger hadn't yet seen her very visible wrongness in the quickening shadows. But as she shifted in place, peering through her lavender right eye and tilting her muzzle outward in a vain attempt at catching a scent, Ria realized this was no ordinary wolf as she first thought.

The fur along her shoulders and spine bristled with clear apprehension just as her mismatched eyes opened wide from seeing the stranger, a soft, choked gasp heralding another panicky racing fit of her sensitive heart. Coriander turned, pressing her back to the tree with her legs drawn inward and her feet and hands grasping for purchase beneath the snow. She didn't even register the wound on the back of her neck protesting the quick movement. Another one. This stranger too was misshapen and malformed, accompanied by other creatures that, under normal circumstances, shouldn't have looked so chummy beside a predator of this stature. Everything about this image was wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong!

A fearful, threatening growl started in the back of Ria's throat, full of warning and dread. "Stay back, monster," she rasped around it, the words coming out with a clearly nervous undertone despite the gruff delivery. The naked Luperci stared at the dressed woman standing before her, feeling cornered by her approach but confused by the lack of open hostility. Why was this one different? Was it really only because Coriander hadn't tried to steal from her first? Unable to help herself, she spat out a question, one meant to learn not only about the stranger...but about her own current state of being: "What are you?"



OOC: Thanks for hopping in! Sorry about Ria ^^; She's new to this lol


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The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 11 January 2022, 12:46 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 11 January 2022, 07:22 PM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 12 January 2022, 12:32 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 12 January 2022, 12:45 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 12 January 2022, 02:33 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 12 January 2022, 05:19 PM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 12 January 2022, 11:51 PM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 13 January 2022, 12:06 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 13 January 2022, 11:27 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 13 January 2022, 03:44 PM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 14 January 2022, 10:37 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 14 January 2022, 07:38 PM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 16 January 2022, 11:33 PM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 17 January 2022, 12:06 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 18 January 2022, 11:16 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 18 January 2022, 12:14 PM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 24 January 2022, 10:57 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 24 January 2022, 07:01 PM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 25 January 2022, 11:23 AM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Tallulah Colt - 25 January 2022, 10:27 PM
RE: The Demons That Lurk Within - by Coriander Uzun - 29 January 2022, 04:59 PM

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