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POSTED: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:19 am

When she jabbed at the wolverine den, nothing emerged. Nothing hissed, nothing squealed. Nothing. So the wolverine family had not returned after their discovery and prompt dismissal some many months ago by Palaydrian and Farina. Good.

Palaydrian had been right. The wolverines had beem a threat to the children, supervised or not, and needed evacuation. Now, with a sudden influx of youth in their pack, introduced at their recent naming ceremony, the borders would need sentinels again. Farina was ranked as no scout, but though she would admit it to no one the Hollr had half-siblings to protect. Outside their ceremony she would not see them, not until something had been finalized about Florina's predicament abroad. At least Colibri had visited the Soul with news of her pregnancy.

With the wolverines still gone, Farina released the tension in her shoulders and moved on. As much as she wanted to protect, she hated thought of uprooting another family, dumb and feral as the wolverines had been. Recent discussions with Anu soothed some of Farina's lesser troubles, but not all within her was qualmed. She walked with a rigidity in her limbs and a necessary alertness about her features, but so too did she walk the border with a permanent frown and fisted hands. A terribly intimidating sight, for sure.


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POSTED: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:12 am

blah, crappity post is crappity >.<

Carya hadn't been thinking about much lately, except for Lochlan. Why was he on her mind twenty-four seven? She shook her mane on her head, and returned to the borders, a probable explanation for why such thoughts about Lochlan were on the Aston's mind, obviously not on the borders of Vinatta.

Growing bored, the Aston female sulked along the borders, though nothing was wrong per-say, she did have a lot on her mind. What with her recent promotion in ranks, and now out-ranking all of her family. She stood on her own grounds in making sure that Vinatta was fresh with supplies as well as fresh with continual livestock, constantly trading livestock so that her fellow Starfa Aspen might have some more to look after. Ru wasn't with her this time on the borders, which was odd- but otherwise Carya was distracted by her thoughts to even realize that she was almost walking straight into a tall, burly male! She'd come from the bushes, and this figure didn't look all that...happy? Then, she recognized who the wolf was, and gave a gentle wag of her tail.

It was Farina! Her friend with the Falcon. Carya felt somewhat embarrassed for practically walking into the female- and for thinking she was a male- and instead straightened herself up, and gave a friendly woof to the larger female. Hello Farina. What's got you out here? How about that weather? Talk about a way to start up a conversation.
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POSTED: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:42 am

yours was fine but forgive the poopiness of my own ;_;

Farina maintained a devoted focus and strayed in thought all at once, black eyes hunting for anything out of place, an excuse to call herself useful as a packmate. But her mind could not stay at task, wandering from matters involving the litter of half-siblings her mother had recently produced, the absence of Florina, the words Anu had told her but days before at the white walnut tree. She was troubled old things, by ancient topics few seemed to be worrying over. They had more important things to—

Carya? Farina spotted her before the opposite, and the two nearly collided before the white Aston gathered her wits. Something certainly had her distracted; Farina could only hope it was not related to that ghastly scar on her face.

"Walking the borders," Farina replied with the face and tone of a skeptic. "And what about you, Starfa?" The word was emphasized but with a grin and meant with no offense; Carya towered above her in the ranks, but her duties did not call her to the borderlines. Why was she here? Wandering about distracted by thoughts?

"Something's on your mind," continued the wolfdog, blunt in delivery as always. "What's going on?"


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POSTED: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:42 pm

Farina glanced over the white wolf-dog with black eyes, and Carya couldn't help but do the same to the Haki child. A small grin was in place on the Starfa's face, as she watched her fellow pack-mate. When Farina answered her question, then asked her one while emphasizing the fact that Carya was a Starfa, Carya slightly frowned but glanced back towards the larger female who had a grin upon her face. This caused Carya to also grin, and reply with; Well, even though I'm a Starfa doesn't mean I can't keep the pack safe, as well. A gentle smile put upon her lips. You are wanting to become a Vald? She suspected that's what Farina was doing, just like Drin?

That was surprising. But, what was more surprising was that Farina had actually paid close enough attention to notice that there was something wrong with the Starfa. Maybe that was what bothered the Aston female more than anything. Not because Farina took notice, but because Carya let her guard down enough to practically run into her fellow pack-mate, and then Farina took notice.

Giving a shy laugh, Carya sighed, and looked up at her black and brown friend. Oh, Starfa issues. Every day issues as usual, because. You know. Tracing her scar on her face, Carya glanced up towards the skies. She chuckled, then sighed again, letting her smile fade. And life issues....with love. She admitted hoping that Farina would prove to be a great listener.
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POSTED: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:04 am

"A Vald? No way." Not that there was anything wrong with being a Vald, she supposed, but the route had seemed almost fated for her since the wolfdog's earliest memories. Among her fellow children she had been one of the strongest hunters, if not the the strongest, and her scouting abilities not shabby. Farina knew herself perfectly capable, and yet felt it was not her calling. There were no gods involved, no invisible strings pulled by puppeteers; this was a decision of her own, and Farina felt it was the right one to make. "That's what everyone expects me to do, but I want to become Araedi. But unless there's someone acting up, I don't really know how to prove myself, and I'd rather not invite trouble just to do it."

Farina thought to ask the Aston for her advice, considering their stark height difference in ranks, but the wolfdog withheld the inquiry. She could do herself just fine without advice, especially one from a childhood friend. The wolfdog did not like to draw attention to her inadequacies in the presence of one once her equal, her own age. It was embarrassing how Farina had blended into the background for far too long, how until recently she simply had not cared.

Starfa issues, said Carya. Farina knew nothing about that, but as the Aston went on Farina recognized a subtle and suppressed need to talk within the white woman. She motioned the Starfa to accompany and began to walk again, at slower pace but with sentinel's eyes just the same. Companion or not, these borders needed attendance.

"Love? Really?" The wolfdog laughed, blunt once again in delivery, but an earnest curiosity followed in the harmless smile thereafter. She was not satisfactorily feminine to gossip, but empathic just enough to genuinely care. "Go on..."


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POSTED: Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:26 pm

Carya's brow quirked at how the Haki female said "Vald? No way." Like it was offensive or something. But maybe that's just how Farina was, after all, the two of them weren't that close. At least not yet. Carya was always hopeful that she and her packmates would grow closer and closer, as many within the pack had. When she mentioned wanting to become and Araedi Carya couldn't help but smile at the other female wolf brightly. That's a wonderful field! She mused, holding back the urge to clap her hands. Carya didn't want Farina to think she was immature.

Oh well, she gave a small clap of her hands. I know that Lochlan always helped escort me places. She shrugged, and looked at the other with thoughtful blue eyes. Maybe if you'd like to accompany sometime to another pack, that could help? She grinned thinking of the next place she was in tow for. Perhaps Inferni again, that Ombre female was certainly a very kind soul.

Although when Farina laughed at Carya- or rather just laughed Carya folded her ears a bit, stepping in line with Farina and walking beside her before she decided to talk. Her eyes looked around her a little bit, and she couldn't help but smile, her smile was sad though. Well, Lochlan and I aren't really a secret.. She started and sighed, her right white hand finding it's way to her hair and twirling it slightly. But he doesn't love me, I mean maybe he does but I don't think that he really does. Like, uh... she faltered and swallowed feeling tears. Well...I kinda...I told him I loved him, and he said he's glad that I did.... She sighed, and shrugged her shoulders, her voice fast as she spoke the last part and softer than before.

Would Farina laugh again? Or was she going to be a true friend? Carya just continued to walk in step with the black and brown girl, a soft smile painted upon her black lips.
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POSTED: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:21 am

Farina had not experienced love, and neither had she known infatuation. She was the independent sort for one, self-reliant and dedicated to her tasks. Her mind did not browse such sentimentalities often. But neither had an individual presented themselves to her as something more than a friend or acquaintance; never had she been forced to rethink a relationship with possibility in mind. Perhaps she was unattractive, perhaps her demeanor warded those thoughts away. A pang of loneliness struck her then, one swallowed with ease.

Farina did not know Lochlan well; he was one of few Stormbringers present not raised like inner family. Why could Carya not have fallen for someone like Lund or Runi, someone the Hollr might have advice about?

"Maybe he needs time or he's too shy to say something," she replied, but hated to leave it at that. There was no point in optimism when the opposite would leave feelings more hurt than they could have been. "Or maybe, I guess, he just doesn't like you like that. Doesn't mean he can't eventually though, right? You could still try."

What the hell was she saying? Advice on romance from one like Farina was pointless. She had no experience, no knowledge, no clear understanding outside common sense and what she had seen and heard in others. She had no examples to give. How pathetic. Still, Farina tried to hide the disappointment for herself in her voice. "How well do you know him?"


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POSTED: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:51 pm

Part of Carya hoped that Farina would be able to help her out and give her some sort of advice as to what to do, but the other part of Carya didn't even know if Farina was interested in the male sex at all? Carya's brows quirked on her head, and she found herself thinking about her mother's as well as her friends whom had previous interest in other species of the same sex. It wasn't odd, nor was it strange to Carya but, she didn't even know if she too-was interest in females as well. She knew they were all pretty, but she didn't feel any desire towards them like she'd felt with Lochlan. Then again, Carya didn't even really have any...emotional connection with any other females but her sister Andi!

She gave a furrowed brow and focused on Farina, and found herself frowning even more that Farina had spoken. Yeah, maybe you're right. She said sadly, at her complement about him needing more time. However at her next comment Carya's ears pinned on her head and she shifted her weight in her stance. Ah, that one stung Carya's heart a bit. He kisses me though... Carya said silently as she touched her lips. Maybe I should just wait for a while before I ask him again. She stated and looked to other female as if looking for some sort of reassurance.

I know Lochlan very well. Yes, very well indeed. She thought to herself picturing the kisses and closeness of one another that they'd previously shared in the past. They were practically inseparable.
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POSTED: Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:41 pm

There were implications in those words Farina was not so daft to miss, but puzzled no less on how to interpret. The wolfdog said nothing as Carya attempted to explain herself, agreeing once yet speaking the opposite. If Lochlan did not love her—did not see her as anything greater than a friend—there would be no signs of affection. Their relationship would be platonic and without questioning. What was being presented resembled something the opposite, and even one as inexperienced and indifferent to love as Farina could see holes in the argument.

"The way you're describing sounds like he's just unsure to me," said Farina, shrugging. "Like he's never done this before and isn't sure what he's supposed to be doing. Neither do you, though."

Love. Why did they have to talk about love? Couldn't Carya have been into hunting or scouting or anything but love? The two had so little in common, and even less so on a subject like this. Farina made a point not to admit her failure in the topic, not that she had been actively seeking a thing. The wolfdog had higher priorities. "Just bring it up. Don't beat around the bush about it anymore. Get a straight answer out of him, I don't know."


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POSTED: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:34 pm

short, my bad D;

Carries ears twitched, and she felt like her entire body was twitching as well. Smiling halfway towards the other female, Carya's own eyes went to Farina's hands. While she spoke, Carya took it all in, and when she finished speaking, Carya did not speak any further. Thinking about it silently, Carrie's heart ached as she thought about Lochlan not loving her. Or even liking her. When Farina had said that neither of them hadn't done this before, Carya couldn't help but agree. She was right. Neither male, nor female had done this before. Maybe it was just scary to the young Stormbringer.

Carya then changed the subject. Uh, so? What shall we do? Do you scout daily? Is that what you're doing...? She wondered figuring that the questions would distract both of them from the topic of love, that seemed to pour out of the Aston's mouth more frequently than not.
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