The little engine that could

Everett!

POSTED: Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:28 pm

Do you have room for one more troubled soul?

The massive Optime shape of Iorek padded into the library. He was huge, over seven feet tall and his broad shape and shaggy fur only added to his bulk. He was bearlike with his broad snout, small rounded ears, and bobbed tail. He was hunched and feral, his arms curled towards his chest. His fur was a mess of tan hues under a haphazard mess of darker hues. His eyes were scarlet. The wolfdog wore a pretty pink flower crown.

The brown behemoth more careful this time, not wanting to cause another mess. The four-legged wooden things were short so it was easier for him to move without hitting anything. Everett wasn't in the library yet. The man didn't specify what time he was supposed to be here. So, the chocolate-saddled brute came early.

The crimson-eyed Cavalier found the book he wanted to read. He couldn't read, but he looked at the pictures. There wasn't much he could recognize except for maybe some animals like a bear. They looked happy and then they were sad. He didn't want to know the whole story so he stopped there and looked at the words. The red-eyed recruit knew that he couldn't read, but he looked at it, recognize the different symbols.

The massive yearling decided to sit down on the ground since he didn't trust to wood. He was still able to see over the three-foot tables when sitting down. The hybrid beast continued to look at the symbols.

The flower boy marvled at the pretty pictures as well. They were vibrant and he liked bright colors. He was gentle with the book, his claws were sheathed (not like they were ever out) and he used barely a fraction of his strength. He gently turned the pages, going back and forth between the parts where the creatures on the pages were happy and then sad. The bear boy was enthralled in just the pictures.

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Optime | Morning | July | Library
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Iorek
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Luperci Healer, Scavenger The Brotherhood: Master of Tooth and Claw
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POSTED: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:36 am

Word Count → 357 :: I'm so sorry for the wait x_x

True to his word, Everett sought out the yearling the next day. Whilst he had not named a time for their meeting, he rose early that morning - his mind sharp and clear. His glacial gaze swept over the pile of books that had steadily grown once his morning rituals had been attended to. Each one had been carefully chosen the night before with the male's intention to teach another through similar means his own mother had once employed with him. It was much easier for the male to focus on the task at hand now that his earlier indecent discovery was well hidden from innocent eyes; Everett's own had not been fortunate enough to be spared. The words and terms found within its pages made allusions to things he was none the wiser to, whilst the illustrations had left little for his imagination.

The library had become akin to a second home for the scholar, as he recognised his own scent seemed to overwhelm that of any other occupants. Everett cradled the handful of books he had chosen carefully to his chest as he left his rooms for the day and strode toward where he hoped to find his new student waiting. As the silver dog was so light of frame, his footsteps produced little sound; so that as he rounded the doorframe and placed the stack he had been carrying upon the table, he did not disturb the sole pack-mate in residence.

Everett stood a few feet away from Iorek, who was sat on the floor and with his back facing away. Curiosity alighted in his pale orbs as he quietly watched the other engrossed in the same volume that had interested him yesterday. The gentleman cleared his throat quietly, so that he wouldn't startle the youth. For all of his pack-mate's size and strength, he had learned that there was an innocence and shyness to his nature that he found charming. "Good morning Iorek. How are you today?" Everett waited for the other's response as he rested an open palm against the surface of a table. "You seem quite taken with that book. May I join you?"

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Sorry for the wait! 300+ Optime | Day | June | Library

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Iorek wished he could read. The pictures were quite confusing without the words to tell the story. He didn't know what the pictures were, but he knew that they weren't Luperci. He could tell that first it was happy, and then it was sad, and then it was happy when the blue thing came along. He wanted to know more about the story. He looked at the text, trying to make sense of the symbols. He couldn't understand them, though. The wolfdog tried to make himself understand them.

The massive yearling didn't notice the entrance of his pack mate. He was busy trying to read. But, when Everett cleared his throat, it got the boy's attention. He turned around, seeing the man standing behind him. The beast carefully got to his feet, towering over the man. The book was clutched under his arm. He noticed the new stack of books that hadn't been there before. The feral giant almost missed the man's questions as he looked at the stack.

G-Good. The red-eyed Recruit said, responding to the blue dog's question. Everett had a formal way of speaking. It was peculiar to the male. His mother spoke plainly with a few extra compliments here and there. The hybrid still didn't know why he spoke so strangely. With his mother, his words had been better. But after her death, his words were different. They were perfectly clear in his head, but talking to others jumbled them up. The crimson-eyed Cavalier almost missed the second question as he was caught up in his thoughts.

Y-Yes. The brown behemoth said, not sure what the man meant. He placed the book on the table. Maybe the dog wanted to read it for himself? The boy sat down in a crouched manner, almost like a dog. His head could still see over the table as he sat. The chocolate-saddled brute looked up at the man with a curious gaze.



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Luperci Healer, Scavenger The Brotherhood: Master of Tooth and Claw
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What I wanna save I will try

POSTED: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:01 am

Word Count → 291 :: Out of Character text

His packmate did not seem to notice him for some time. The scholar could understand this perfectly well; a good book had a similar effect upon him. When Iorek looked his way and stood, Everett was reminded once again of the disparity of their heights. The silver male raised his head and followed the crimson orbs to the material he had brought with him. He canted his head to one side as he observed the curious expression upon Iorek's features, and the abrupt manner in which a response came. "Good to hear. Ah, I've brought some things along with me, as you have noticed."

Everett crossed the room as the other male placed the book he was reading, with the book open on the table-top. He followed Iorek's lead and sat opposite him, and leaned forward with palms flat on the surface. Colourful imagery spilled from the pages as he examined them. Each one tried to tell a story or convey a meaning, something that the ancients had some knowledge with. It was odd; some things were familiar, such as the creature using a rod and line to fish whilst others were incomprehensible to the scholarly Luperci. What was that large blue thing that emitted smoke? Everett traced a finger along the line work that represented bears, but what were those other odd creatures? It was little wonder it held such appeal to Iorek.

"What an interesting book you have found. Can you tell me more about it?" Everett could have gleaned something of the story by reading the words themselves, but that was hardly the point. Perhaps his question would prompt the male to speak openly about his own thoughts and feelings toward something he showed a great deal of care for.

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Iorek noticed the books that Everett had brought with him. He was more interested in the book he had found, but if those books were more interesting, he might try to read them, too. He didn't know what the story was about and he wanted to know why the characters were so sad and what they were doing. It looked like a happy story. The wolfdog looked at the books, none of them catching his interest.

Then, the scholar asked the crimson-eyed Cavalier a hard question. What was the book about? He had a slight idea from the pictures but absolutely no idea what it was actually about. He couldn't read so all of the text made no sense to him whatsoever. But, he tried. "Th-They h-happy....th-then s-sad." The red-eyed Recruit said, refering to the characters.

The dog also asked why the book was so interesting to the massive yearling. "P-Pretty c-colors....B-but c-can't r-read....d-don't kn-know....wh-why s-sad." The flower boy said.

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Luperci Healer, Scavenger The Brotherhood: Master of Tooth and Claw
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What I wanna save I will try

POSTED: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:19 pm

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The scholar nodded as his student explained what he thought was happening in the story. Good. It was a starting point, and he wanted to gauge Iorek's feeling on the subject. It would be pointless to attempt to teach when the student was not already invested in the lesson. Everett tapped a long finger to his chin as he listened to the ruby-eyed male admitted he did not know why the characters went from happy to sad. "You are doing well," he smiled gently, "Please remember that learning any skill takes time and practise."

He hoped that his reminder would not deter his student. It had been intended as a gentle reminder. Just as blades needed to be sharpened to prevent them from becoming blunt and useless, so too did one's command of intellectual finesse. The silver male flipped several pages of the book, the imagery blurred into faded colours as he did so. Pale eyes moved from side-to-side as he read its contents, and he made mental notes of unfamiliar or difficult terms. Ahh, so the large blue object is a 'train'. If the images could be trusted, Everett had encountered the skeletal remains of the vehicles before in his travels.

Everett returned to the first page, and smoothed the paper with a palm. It was written in a short, rhythmic style with much repetition throughout. This would be a valuable asset in simplifying the text into sounds that Iorek could mimic. Glacial orbs regarded his pack-mate softly as he spoke. "We will begin with basics. Stop me if something does not make sense, hmm?" He gestured to his mouth with one hand as he continued, "Reading is not so different to me talking to you right now. You use your ears to hear the sounds I am making when I talk. That is all reading is really, words written down on something that make sounds." The male paused and waited for Iorek's response.

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