[AW] The Demons That Lurk Within
Gaspesia
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BĂȘte Noire. The name and phrase meant nothing to her, though she continued to consider it as she ate the last of the cooked rabbit. If she had followed the conversation correctly, this wasn't the name of the territory claimed by Tallulah's pack but was the loner band she thought may be willing to help--in a more cordial manner. All the better; even thinking about stepping onto territory claimed by individuals who were liable to turn an eye of disdain in her direction made Ria feel defensive and cagey, and no amount of curt hospitality would have stopped her from reacting. Her sense of honor wouldn't have allowed it. But here perhaps, in this loner band, she could get whatever further help Tallulah thought she needed and be better prepared to continue facing the remaining winter season alone.

It wasn't a joyous thought, and made her heart ache just a little more strongly at the cold and lonely future stretching out in front of her, but it at least was something to do, a direction to move in. After being directionless for weeks, it was a small mercy to have somewhere to go--and admittedly someone to go there with. Tallulah wasn't at all the sort of wolf Ria would have thought to come across in the wilds, too soft for her own good, exuding a kindness Coriander was certain the world would sap from her until that well ran dry. Was it her non-wolf blood that made her this way, the same non-wolf blood that made her coat so pale and spotted? She wouldn't have lasted as an Uzun either.

With the rabbit meat gone, Ria dropped the skewer-stick in the snow at her side and licked at her lips and fingers until they were clean. Looking across at Tallulah, she noted the woman's expectant, attentive posture, as if waiting for something, and it took a another couple awkward seconds for Coriander to realize she waited on her. A cue, some indication she was ready to move along to this resting spot nearby. The dark Luperci shifted the blanket into her lap and ran her fingers along one edge again, so very reluctant to hand the item back but recognizing the difficulty in traveling with it draped over her wolf shape--

Oh. She ducked her head to look at her strange body again, and a worrisome frown settled upon her brow. She could change, the woman had said it was something they could do, but... "How do I...change?" It had only ever happened on its own terms before, not with any sense of control or influence on her part. Coriander lifted her head to look questioningly at Tallulah, hoping this was something that could be mastered in a moment and praying she wasn't somehow stuck like this indefinitely.



OOC: Sweet! Yeah, I'm all for it, thanks!


Messages In This Thread
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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