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POSTED: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:36 am

It had been some time since the dark fae had last seen her friend, despite the fact that he now resided within Jace's camp. She probably had spent more time with him back when Anathema was still around in all honesty. It made the Hushhowl girl feel terrible the more she thought about it. With her family back, things moving forward with Remus, and working on her own training, she had been neglecting her other friends. Sure, it was understandable why she had been rather busy as of late, but it didn't excuse her from ignoring others. She would have plenty of news to share with Besekel though, especially in regards to Remus. After that moment they shared and the question he asked her, she still felt giddy just thinking about it. There was more of a reason to see her friend than just to share that one bit of news. She did really miss spending time with Bes and the sparse amount of time she had spent with him since he moved to Casa was just appalling and would need to be fixed immediately.

Wanting to spend time with one of her best friends, Night headed out to the stables. She collected her dark mare, climbing onto her back before urging the beast into a trot, gaining speed as they headed out of the fort and towards the camp Jace and her family had set up. She was still used to riding bareback but at least used the reins. The saddle didn't make much of a difference in her opinion, so she often rode without it. Night brought the horse to a walk as she approached the camp, stopping in front of the building she herself had once resided in. Bes? The dark girl called out his name as she slid off the mare's back, poking her head inside to see if her friend was there. His scent was strong here, but that very well could have simply been because he spent so much time there. You here Bes?
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POSTED: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:29 am

Life, had finally started to feel normal again. Well, as normal as it could be, but that was good for him. He still had Uriah, his anchor for the past entirety of his life. Even if his parents haven't dropped by yet, Jace was still taking care of them, and the two didn't really get to know the others too well, but they were nice too. Besekel even discovered that some of the others from Anathema came to Casa, two girls named Kira and Quinn. They're a friendly bunch, if not the latter being a bit too, high energy for him. Still, he hoped to see them again sometime.

Besekel was in their temporary abode, turning his head until a series of popping sounds cracked from his neck, letting out a little sigh. With a little flap, he fanned his shirt out, slipping it on over his head as his arms wiggled into place. The sound of approaching hooves thundering close drew the flick of an ear, as miscolored eyes glanced to the side of the hide wall that their tent was made of. Wondering who could be riding into camp on horseback, he straightened his shirt over his midriff, hearing a familiar voice call into the wetu close by.

"Night?" he said, poking his head out of the tent's entrance, a bent ear resting against the sewn hides. "Over here." he told her, stepping out of the tent, dusting off his shorts. A sliver of grey came over his eyes, and with a sigh of annoyance he tucked it back behind an ear. Since he had been here, his hair started to really grow out, and if he didn't keep it in a tail all the time it'd start to block his vision like that. "Whatcha doing around here?" he said in a friendly greeting, noting that he hadn't really seen her in a while. Not since, he first got here, really. That was a dark memory to recall.
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POSTED: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:10 am

Just as she poked her head into one of the wetu's, the voice she was searching for reached her ears. Her head snapped back, looking over her shoulder at the other wetu where Besekel was coming out of. It would seem that she might have been looking into Honrin's space rather than the one Jace and the rest of the family had been sharing. She wasn't sure why she thought Bes would be in there, or maybe she had just gotten the two buildings confused. With a warm smile on her face, Night moved away from Honrin's wetu and headed over to meet with her friend.

Bes! Without a second thought, she closed the space between them, wrapping her arms around his neck in an embrace. She didn't see anything wrong with the little display of affection. Her judgement was no longer clouded by confusion and the dark girl knew that while her and Besekel were close, she now saw him as nothing more than a best friend. Whatever slight feelings she had before, were no longer present. Instead, her feelings had increased dramatically for Remus. Whether that was due to something that changed in her or if those feelings were always there, just hidden, she wasn't sure. Regardless, she had been neglecting her dear friend and was determined to change that.

Her smile turned into a smirk at his question. She took him by the hand and led him towards her mare, half pulling him over to the horse. I need some Bes time and I'm pretty sure you need to get out of here for a bit too. Seeing as she hadn't even seen him around that often, she was sure he had probably been keeping himself mostly holed up in camp here. I'm taking you for a ride. The dark fae climbed onto the beasts back, holding a hand out to her friend to help him get on behind her.
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POSTED: Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:46 am

Besekel emerged from the small tent they slept in, swiftly being tackled into a hug after he straightened himself out. "Well, hello to you too!" he said cheerfully, returning the embrace by briefly wrapping his arms around Night, disengaging when she pulled away. She didn't really answer his question right away, instead dragging him towards the steed she rode in on and saying that she wanted to hang out for a bit, offering him an out. Two and two didn't quite connect just yet, and Bes seemed relatively pleased with the idea of spending time with an old friend before she clamored up onto the beast, informing him that he was coming along in a way that sounded there was very little agency in the matter.

Looking rather apprehensive, the young man glanced from the flank of the mare to Night, feeling the pressure of her outstretched hand. "Well, thing is, I've only ever admired horses from afar, never actually rode one." he admitted, his expression dripping with doubt and posture betraying how unsure he was as his ears flicked to the side. But this seemed to be the chosen mode of transportation, so he timidly took the ebony girl's hand, trying to use his other hand to help lift him onto the thing. After a few tiny hops to get himself hyped up, and to make sure he wouldn't claw out chunks of the mare in his attempt to climb, the silver male was pulled up onto the horse behind Night.

Looking to imitate the main rider as he straddled the horse, Bes very quickly realized there was a limited number of things to hold onto so he wouldn't go hurtling back down to the ground. "U-Um, Night, d-do we really have to r-r-ride where we're going? I'm n-not sure h-h-how I'm, going to stay here." he said, looking around for some sort of place he could support himself or brace against being bucked off the moment they started trotting. This probably was the last way he expected to ride a horse.
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POSTED: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:50 am

As she wrapped her arms around her friend, his own wrapped around her, returning the embrace as he greeted her. Once she did pull away, she immediately started pulling him towards her horse and it was clear he didn't realize what she had in store for the pair of them just yet. As she climbed onto the mare's back, she glanced down at her friend to see a rather nervous expression on his face. Bes spoke of how he hadn't ever ridden a horse, just watched from a distance. Thinking about it, she couldn't remember ever seeing him around any horses in Anathema or Casa, much less on one.

Don't worry, you've got me here to teach you how to ride. Besides, Midnight here is pretty gentle, she'll go easy on you. The dark fae smiled and tried not to laugh as her companion made a couple attempts to get on the horse. She didn't want to make him feel any more nervous or embarrassed than he already did, so made great effort to ensure she didn't laugh as he mounted the mare behind her. Without even having to look back at him, she could feel how tense and nervous he was. His voice broke as he stuttered a question. For one, you can get closer to me and you're going to want to hold on. She reached back behind her grab onto his hands and physically wrap his arms around her waist. Seeing as it was his first time riding, he would likely want to hold on, which was a little difficult when she didn't use a saddle. It left him with limited options for things to hold onto.

Pressing her feet into the horses side, she urged Midnight forward in a slow and steady walk. The dark fae wanted to get her friend used to the feel of riding before they started going faster. Doing alright so far? Her head turned to look over her shoulder, though she still couldn't really see him clearly since Bes was directly behind her, but hopefully he was getting a bit more comfortable.
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POSTED: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:30 pm

Despite a hesitant protest, Night assured the tall Greyfire that it would be perfectly fine, and that their faithful steed would be nicer than others. "Haha, h-how... reassuring." he mumbled, still eyeing the mare with suspicion. Reluctantly, he hopped aboard, nervously waiting for further instructions as he glanced at the ground, now further away than before. Night was apparently much more hands-on than previous encounters, as she grabbed his hands from behind her and snugly wrapped them around her like she was tying a sash. "O-Oh, ok-k-kay." he stammered, scooting further up on the mare while trying not to fully press against Night.

In a way, the whole situation was both embarrassing and humiliating for him, which usually are used as the same thing, but for the silver male the context of the situation divided them enough. Firstly it was embarrassing to behave so childishly around someone he knew and respected like he was a year old all over again, and secondly it was humiliating to show just how little he knew about such fascinating creatures like horses, or rather how to ride one. And then they were moving, as Night spurred Midnight on into a calm gait. Wasn't quite what he was expecting, and certainly wasn't the fastest that she could go, he knew from watching horses getting exercise. Still, it wasn't unwelcome.

It was a strange feeling, moving along the ground without ever having put in effort yourself. The medic had only done so whenever one of his parent's picked him up and carried him as a small pup, and had largely been moving around on his own limbs for the entirety of his life. But now he was moving astride this large beast, and leaning over slightly to watch the ground below them without any input from himself was strange, if not a little intriguing. Well, the idea wasn't, he had seen others riding horses and carts and such all the time, but to actually be here and experience it for himself, feeling the steed move beneath him... it was surreal. Night tried to look back at her nervous passenger as he clinged, to which he glanced over and asked H-How much f-further do w-we have to tr-r-ravel.", squirming as he looked to the ground.
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POSTED: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:37 am

It was so incredibly hard not to chuckle at her friends unease. In all honesty though, he was doing just fine seeing as this was his first time on the back of a horse. He was clearly hesitant and nervous as he moved slightly closer to the dark fae, but being sure not to be so close that he was pressing up against her back. Really though, she wouldn't have minded if he did. It was his first time doing this after all, and actually, it was the first time she had anyone riding with her as well.

Once she spurred the mare into an easy walk, she gave her friend the chance to try and get used to the new sensation before asking how he was faring. She couldn't hide the smile on her face as she attempted to look back at him. This time, she couldn't suppress the chuckle when Bes asked how much farther they were going to ride. Take a look behind us Bes, you can still see Jace's camp. We haven't even started to get going yet. The dark fae placed a hand on top of his, giving it a reassuring pat. Don't worry, we won't go far for your first ride. How do the hot springs sound? It wasn't where she had originally planning on taking her friend, but she knew he was uncomfortable and decided to settle with somewhere closer which would mean less of a ride for Bes.

Night nudged the beasts side again, urging her into a trot and moving at a slightly faster pace. She held the reins with one hand while keeping her other hand close to his to ensure he was doing alright with the ride. Once they got a bit further and Bes got used to the bouncing of the trot, she would spur the horse into a gallop, hoping to get to the hot springs soon.
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