Too much gravity to feel the highs

Akantha

POSTED: Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:24 pm

  • (WC) 255
  • (Date) 12 September 2015
  • (Territory) Central Market
  • (Form) Lupus
  • (NPCs) None

Time held promise. Soon. It was closer than it had been before. Soon she'd not have four legs, but two. As did many Luperci children, Sybil eagerly anticipated the arrival of her first shift. It was close, she'd been keeping track of the time. Counting down. In two, three, maybe four weeks, she'd be standing, truly standing, for the first time in forever. It was nearly tangible, almost close enough for her jaws to snap at, a dream on the cusp of coming true. But, in the meantime, she'd have to keep herself busy. Idleness did not suite her. In order to survive the waiting, she'd have to keep herself preoccupied.

Even in its deteriorating state, the girl loved Bathurst. It was a jungle of weeds and concrete, and she was the queen. Her domain sat upon those cracked streets. She'd explored most of the buildings, and those that remained were unstable, not to mention difficult to access. At the very edge of the market, Sybil's hindtoes scratched against the concrete, forepaws digging away at the rotting wooden remains of a small, dilapidated building. While the front of it had, for the most part, collapsed inwards, the back of the building still stood, even if just barely. It seemed to be what remained of an old accessory shop, and the pup was eager to get at what was inside. If nothing else, it served as a distraction from the butterfly wings beating against the cage of her stomach.

Sybil Moineau

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Salena
Luperci

POSTED: Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:04 pm

Sorry for the wait! Syb is so cute :3


Bathurst was still a ruined city – a place that was slowly being reconstructed beneath the watchful eye of the Sagax and Sagire. Akantha made the journey more often now with the help of Ambrose or Florian, though today had decided to allow them their rest. She wandered aimlessly through the cobblestone streets, a basket filled with books balanced precariously against her hip. The golden woman had taken to collecting blank journals and filling them with the stories she had begun to collect from her fellow luperci – and slowly the journals had begun to fill.

The sounds of children in the Estate had become a regular occurrence, the halls filled with raucous laughter and children playing. Sybil and Valentina had come to stay in Sapient with their father, and though Akantha had only met them each briefly a piece of her had not been surprised to learn that the Infernian Tryst had resulted in offspring. The Dommus Summus was unsure what she felt on the matter, though understood that the children would be raised properly beneath the Sapient banner.

Scratching caught her attention as she rounded a corner, and the bushy tail of a cub slowed her steps. Akantha clicked her teeth, pricking her long ears towards the child. ”Sybil?” She called, stepping closer with a curious expression in her amber eyes, ”What did you find?” The building sagged beneath the weight of its collapsed roof, and Akantha abandoned the basket and moved to join the child, crouching in her skirts close by. "These buildings can be unstable -- you shouldn't play so far from the Estate on your own."

Akantha Amaranthe

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Amanda

fortune favors the bold

POSTED: Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:20 pm

  • (WC) 289
  • (Date) 12 September 2015
  • (Territory) Central Market
  • (Form) Lupus
  • (NPCs) None

The hybrid finally managed to pull a plank loose, tugging it away from the pile with her jaws. Much to her disappointment, however, the plank's removal only caused an imbalance, and another board tumbled down to take its place. Sybil doubted that she'd be able to wiggle through the gaps, and didn't want to risk trying to climb the pile of debris. The pup has already spotted a few nails poking ominously out of the wood. Her spirits fell, but only slightly. There would always be other days, and other buildings to explore. She had two, three weeks. But the reminder of that had an effect opposite to that of which she'd intended. Suddenly, there didn't seem to many other opportunities, at all. If only the change would come faster, and clear away the still, stagnant air.

At the golden woman's call, Sybil turned, and her eyes lit with delight. She admired the Diplomat; Akantha was pleasant and bright in a way that the girl envied. She was quite pleased to have run into her. "Hey!" Sybil greeted, breaking into a large grin. "Well, I saw some interesting stuff in there. I wanted to see if I could find anything." The pup's smile faltered, and her newly rejuvenated spirits took a dip. She hadn't put much thought into that. "Oh, sorry. I got bored and, um, I didn't mean to go so far." Apprehension pressed against her chest, and a feeling akin to shame formed a pit in her stomach. She'd wanted to impress the woman. With hope for a chance at renewal, Sybil swallowed the lump in her throat. Surely the gold-spun woman would not be mad?

Sybil Moineau

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Salena
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POSTED: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:57 am

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Sybils large blue eyes peered up at her, and Akantha couldn’t help but be taken back to her times as a child. Onuba had been the perfect place for a child to grow up and explore. The Spanish woman had enjoyed her times there. The Roble dogs had ensured that the city was constantly maintained, and upon their first shift the young girls had been allowed first into the gardens, and later onto the streets beneath the watchful eye of their nursemaid. Sapient did not have these luxuries but there was a plethora of areas to explore, and to any child this was a delight.

Akantha recognized the girl’s curiosity, and couldn’t help the twerk of her lips as the girl responded. ”Well, you are lucky that you have company now pequeño!” She turned her head towards the area the girl had begun digging, and touched the soil gingerly with her hand before straightening. ”What do you think is inside, hm?” The store front was dilapidated, and though many of the buildings had been picked over and looted during Sapients conception there was always the chance of something being left behind.

”Come, let us see if there is another entrance – a safer entrance.” She ruffled Sybils large ears affectionately with a gentle hand, and set off towards the side of the building. ”I hope we find something wonderful.”

Akantha Amaranthe

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Amanda

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