[AW] The Demons That Lurk Within
Gaspesia
#17
From within the shadow of the blanket draped over her, Coriander yet again frowned and hunched her shoulders defensively. Why would she wish to visit a pack that was going to hate her on sight? She wasn't unfamiliar with bias, and admittedly harbored her own, but seeking out assistance from those who would instantly hate her seemed foolhardy and self-destructive. What were the odds they would even let her within their borders just to visit, let alone stay for a couple days to rest as this woman claimed they would? Tallulah's offer of speaking on her behalf in order to garner some leniency with her leaders earned a quietly skeptical, "Hmph," while she pulled the blanket more tightly around herself.

But still she listened as the pale Luperci woman went on, and Ria would have been lying if she denied some interest in the prospect of a visit. The way she said it, there appeared plenty to be gained from it--information, food, more exposure to how these bi-pedal wolves lived. Now that part of the mystery behind her new condition had been explained, at least a small modicum of curiosity remained for this world that was so very different from the one she had been raised in, one that apparently now belonged to her as well.

Feeling heat gather on the wound at the base of her neck, she let the blanket slip to her shoulders and reveal an expression of uneasy consideration while the cool air eased the discomfort of her bite. Her mismatched eyes stared into the shifting flames of the campfire for a short time while she internally warred with herself, even though the answer seemed obvious no matter how she tried to look at it. Uzuns were supposed to be self-sufficient and superior to everyone else that walked this earth--but Coriander had never lived up to their expectations and had always been just a little too soft for her family's liking. And she still didn't want to die.

With options lined out before her that she didn't fully comprehend, it was difficult for the new Luperci to make a proper decision regarding her fate. Buying herself a few more seconds, she shifted forward onto her knees and grabbed for the skewered rabbit still propped over the fire and brought it closer to sniff and inspect. Turning the skewer slowly within her hand, Ria gave a soft, "Hm," before letting her rust and lavender eyes meet the blues of the woman across from her. Not a wolf, of that she was certain, but some careless, trusting breed of canine just waiting for her kindness to be taken advantage of. Her brother would have recognized that right away.

The dark Luperci lifted her chin and eyed the woman anew. "Fine," she answered at last, taking a bite of the rabbit and and speaking around it, "take me to them. Either of them." Coriander didn't care, nor would she let herself at any point in whatever interactions followed those visits. She needed to be strong like her family now that they were no longer at her side, and the best way to do that was to emulate their behavior. She didn't know how exactly, but she was going to use this kindness extended her way to her advantage while she had it.


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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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