Watching the Storm

For Grynn

POSTED: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:39 pm

Late morning in the Fort.

Nayavota offered Howland a quick salute and slipped into the Fort. A summer storm brewed overhead, heralded by dark, ominous thunderclouds; she didn't want to get caught in the downpour. Nayavota peered into the shops, both occupied and empty, and considered her options.

Metal clanged against metal like miniature thunder cracks; Grynn was working today. Nayavota, drawn in by the crackling forge, stepped into the blacksmith’s shop. The Knight woman was tall and strong. She was powerful, like most of Casa’s women. Nayavota wanted to be like Grynn, to learn from her—if she grew up to be half the woman Grynn was, she’d make her family proud.

”Hi, Grynn,” she said, alerting the Knight woman to her presence, ”I’m here for a lesson!” Nayavota was a familiar face in the Fort’s shops, trading work for knowledge from its artisans. She was an ambitious child, intent on finding her place in the pack. Though enamored by Grynn’s smithing, the woman’s other talents intrigued Nayavota most. The silver girl, for better or worse, wanted spying lessons.

The clouds broke and rain poured down on the pack lands. Nayavota was happy to be warm, dry, and taking shelter in good company.
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Alexander
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POSTED: Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:08 pm

She was diligent in finishing the knife she was currently working on. The only sounds that filled the building was her hammer and the constant sounds from the collision of metal to metal. She was lost in the rhythm she had made for herself.

A light swing from the hammer kissed the knife as her “silent” world was shattered. She looked up and saw the “child” who had been a busy beaver around the pack. She enjoyed the young girls company and was impressed by how much she strives to learn. In honesty Grynn wanted to steal her and teach her all the things she knew.

“Naya, come on child hurry up.” She stated motioning her to come into the room. “You didn’t get to wet out there did ya?” She asked as she set the hammer down for a second. Glancing through the shattered window. “It’s a good day to be somewhere warm though it’s summer.” The red woman stated smiling.
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POSTED: Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:22 am

Grynn motioned the silver girl further into the shop. ”I’m hurrying,” she said, darting away from the summer downpour. The rain knocked against the old, wooden roof like knuckles against a doorframe. ”Nah, I’m dry.” she said, smiling up at Grynn. Nayavota had just missed the rain. Maybe she could run between the raindrops and make it home before dinner.

Nayavota examined the crackling forge; Grynn was working on a knife. ”Yeah, it is,” she said, watching the warrior woman hammer the metal blade into shape. Nayavota loved watching the blacksmiths work; Grynn, Makoto, and Leoris all had a unique rhythm to their work. Nayavota fidgeted with her belt, fingers trailing over the simple, leather knife sheath. Of all the weapons she had the pleasure of learning, her antler knife was the most useful. The simple dagger, though used for little more than skinning, was a valuable weapon. Nayavota just needed to learn how to fight with it.

”What’s today’s lesson?” she asked, picking up a piece of scrap metal and turning it over in her hands. Nayavota was working on her upper body strength—given a boy to draw back and fire until her arms were sore—but she was still too weak to work the forge. ”Is iiit spying?” she asked hopefully, flashing Grynn a toothy smile. Nayavota, already prone to eavesdropping, wanted to refine her skills.
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Alexander
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POSTED: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:15 am

Grynn happily chuckled at the girl, she was so young so full of life. Watching her slip her way into the forge she Was bubbly as ever and it easily rubbed off on Grynn. She slipped what she was working on to the side and leaned on the counter. “Glad to see you made it before the rain.” She commented.

The young girl piped up”what’s today’s lesson.” And before Grynn could even think Naya was piping in again. Grynn chuckled again shaking her head lightly. “Alright alright we will do some spying.” She commented.

She tugged at the loose shirt pulling it over her head. “But your gonna get wet.” She commented. She truly wasn’t in the mood to lug around wet clothes so she stripped the cloth at her waist and look at the girl. “We’ll go play in the rain and work on some tracking and movement.” She spoke.

Shifting took almost more focus than Grynn would like as she shifted from luperci to secui. She shook out her coat and looked at the girl. “Tracking’s a bit easier on fours. Plus I’ll teach you a fun trick.” She commented.
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Marie
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POSTED: Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:05 am

OOC :: Words→ 153

Nayavota dropped the scrap metal with a loud thud on the nearest workbench. She darted toward the door, excitement overcoming her desire to stay warm and dry. ”Yes!” she cheered, tail wagging furiously behind her. Naya beamed at Grynn from across the shop. ”Let’s go!” She leaned her walking stick against the doorframe and shook out her braids.

Grynn shifted faster than Nayavota, her body contorting into her halfling form with practiced ease. The silver girl struggled to keep up, at least in comparison. Dropping to the ground with a huff, her joints popped and twisted into place, shortening to fit her smaller, halfling form. Once she’d shifted, Nayavota grinned and slipped out the front door.

The storm raged outside, drenching Nayavota as she bounded into the town square. She yipped and spun in the mud, catching bemused glances from her pack mates. They were all used to Naya’s enthusiasm.

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