In the Light of the Life That I Have Found

Bes, and Jace come in whenever :D

POSTED: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:57 pm

In what manner had he sinned? In what way had the silver boy come to grief in such a place as this? He and his brother, they were so far from home, home was gone, they were damaged, and the night seemed to stretch on endlessly for them. Uri could see the pain and uncertainty in his brothers eyes, surrounded by strangers, memories of burning bodies and blood, fighting, shouting and chaos, like they had walked through hell and come out of it alone and empty. They weren't totally alone here, however. Jace, the strong warrior woman who had defended the near identical pair during the battle where fire and death rained and the scent lay thick across the land, had taken them into her home and under her wing.

That's how the boys wound up in Casa, they were away from their family, but they still had each other, a place to sleep, and a pack to work for and to be protected by. The boys spent much of their time outside the fort, holed up in Jace's encampment, doing chores around the place for her, and when there was spare time, Uri trained with the dagger that his mother had gifted to him, one piece of a matching set, really the perfect weapon for one such as himself.

When he was alone, Uriah felt hollow, empty, incomplete, like there was always a hole in his chest, or part of his being was incomplete, but that would always change when his brother was with him. Spotting the mirror image boy as Uri trotted across the open ground, plants only just beginning to bloom, the boy would change his course to head for his brother, approaching the boy with a solemnly wagging tail, happy to see him yet never truly happy anymore. There were many other wolves in this pack that were close to the twin's age, more so than there had been in Anathema, but Uri did not know any of them, had not grown with them, had not befriended them, and he didn't know if he could. Of course, his brother was social, scarred, but more social than Uriah was still, but to the aspiring warrior twin, his brother was all he needed for now. "Hey Bes, done with your chores...?" The boy asked, ears perked up a bit as he approached.
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POSTED: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:42 pm

The people here were, nice. Family was nice to them too, but, well.. He guessed this was family now. Uriah seemed to be, coping with the change. As for Besekel himself, he just wanted to be alone much of the time when he was out and about. He shuffled around, doing as he was told and helping where he was needed, but never seeming to be especially motivated. The cavaliers felt... happy. They had their grievances sure, but for the most part many of them went about their days as one would expect, normal and peaceful. It was hard to imagine what he went through could happen in a world where this was also permitted.

Jace, who's wounds he had help treat during the fighting, took a liking to the brothers, accepting them with open arms. It was good to live away from the others he felt as well, in her clan's camp or however she described it when they first arrived. He hadn't gotten to know the others, but the once medic wasn't sure how they would take to him if he did. In many ways he still felt like an outsider, despite being taken in. Often when he saw Uriah leaving to go practice, Bes would pick up the twin of their daggers, conflicted and confused. He knew he had to be at least willing to learn, more so than what his parents had taught them. He just, couldn't muster the will.

For a place so warm and filled with life around him, the boy felt cold inside, untouched by spring's kiss as he remained in late winter. Having his twin around made him feel a bit less frozen, warming up in the light of his brother's fire, but embers weren't enough for him. This chill was hungry, and if it couldn't be held back it would continue to eat at his memories till only ice remained. Talking to others was difficult, a chore as any, but at least it held it off for a little while. His hair was pulled back into a tail again, two strands falling on either side of his brow, the pale son unable to be bothered enough to fix it anymore. The sound of approaching footsteps drew closer as he watched the road ahead of him, walking along until a voice stopped him. "Uri..? Yeah, I'm done for now." he answered, flicking a bent ear as he gave a frail smile to his mirror.
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POSTED: Sun May 06, 2018 2:44 pm

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The earth had turned, spring was here. The crippled woman hobbled about inside her Wetu, pulling small wrapped bundles and pouches from their various hiding places. Each contained totems and other such charms that had been carved inside and kept away from the light for the winter. It was a poor representation of the ceremony she had witnessed performed but she did her best to uphold the old traditions.

She set them one at a time into the bag on a strap across her shoulder. She worked on them in the spare quiet moments of the times when she and Temo were alone in their home. These moments were full of preciousness to the Denahlii woman, who grasped each such second with gentle paws.

Pushing aside the entrance fur she hobbled into the sunlight, the grasping rays warm on her scarred face. This was the same sun that she had seen peek above the horizon for the first time after seeming endless darkness. The warmth was the same, invigorating with the spring's light.

Aware of but ultimately ignoring the two boys she had taken in, Jace focused on her task. From within the pouch one bundle was pulled, cradled in her paws. Carefully she unwrapped the small, rough carved bear from its leather covering and held it out for the sun to touch, imbibing the bear totem with the protective light of spring's sunshine.

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POSTED: Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:58 pm

Life had suddenly become hard for the two boys, mirrored faces remained taut with the stress of losing everything that they had learned to love with the coming of a war brought about by their adoptive grandfather, the likes of which the two boys had never known. Uri had finished up with his chores, finishing up with the work that their new “adoptive” family had set out before him, yet even as he joined up with his missing half, the boy was converned, Anathema had been home, a grouping of people who were mismatched, a family setting in which each of them were accepted despite it all, each of them joined by the blood that ran through each of their veins.

Blood no longer connected the twins to the pack in which they resided, yet it still connected the two boys, as did their joined hands, and something deeper than that resided between them, something unspoken. Uri wasn’t whole when his brother wasn’t beside him, he was angry, anxious, incomplete. Yet, as Besekel rejoined the older twin as their daily duties came to an end, he felt a tension leave him, he felt lighter, free from his hateful burden and more at ease in his own skin. ”How was your day? Meet anyone new? See anything cool?” he asked, his grey and white tail wagging solemnly behind him as he slung an arm around his brother, their coats perfectly matched as they joined arms, the older of the two straining for something to say to lighten their recent moods.

Uri smiled softly as he lead the pair to the wetu in which their guardians would stay during the night, his attention wholly turned onto his brother, the boy yelping as he nearly ran head first into the woman Jace as she would exit the structure, recoiling a bit but quickly regaining composure as the boy refocused on what was in front of him. “Jace, forgive me.” he spoke, dippin his head and looking to see if she needed anything from the boys, releasing his brothers hand from his own.
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