Help Me Help You

Indi

POSTED: Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:59 pm

Something was off with the girls and the father could not put a paw on what exactly had happened. Obviously they were not getting along, both he and Lyris had made that observation very quickly thanks to the girls switching back and forth between bickering and the silent treatment. He had to admit, their fight made for some much-needed quiet but he was frustrated at the fact that he could not enjoy it knowing they were unhappy.

It was possible, he and Lyris had agreed, that Indi was upset about Teagan shifting before her. It was likely that their bubbly daughter would not shift for another moon or so but Luca could empathize having grown up with three siblings he knew there was a sense of competition around who would reach certain milestones first. With that knowledge in mind the father knocked gently on his daughters’ door. Lyris had gone out with Teagan and he would deal with Indi – divide and conquer. “Indi.” He spoke with a softness in his voice that had only developed the day he saw his daughters born. “Honey can I come in?”

Without waiting much for a response he cracked the door open wide enough that most of his face fit through the gap. Sticking his neck through with a smile way to large to fit the situation he continued his request. “I was just about to go for a walk and I was wondering if you would keep me company. I thought we could maybe walk to the steam baths.” That was sure to get her attention. The girls had certainly heard of the steam baths being part of the ceremony to join the Brotherhood but beyond that he was unsure what they knew.

OOC: 200+ words


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Melissa
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POSTED: Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:58 pm

Sorry this took so long, I was having trouble making the words come. Leetle bit of PP, tell me if you want it changed. [568]


It was quiet and dark inside the room that Indi and Tea shared. Tea had left the window closed when she had left earlier and Indi couldn’t quite find it within herself to go through the whole debacle of trying to open it herself. Instead she had made the matter moot by burrowing herself fully into her blanket, hiding away from what little light there was.

Indi’s blanket had been serving as a source of comfort for the young girl most of her life, though it was precious little help today. It was thick and soft, big enough that she could still burrow herself into it entirely even as she grew, and the scents of her entire family were ingrained into the fabric. Particularly Tea. It was that last point that was making it so ineffective today, but it was managing its most important task; muffling the occasional hiccups and sniffs that Indi couldn’t help but let out from time to time.

When it came, Indi wasn’t quite sure if her father’s voice was a blessing or a curse. “K-kay Da.” she answered his calling, mentally cursing herself at the stutter she couldn’t quite hide. Some small part of Indi wanted, had been wanting to for days, to throw herself at Luca and sob, beg him to make everything right. Something else though - not quite pride or fear, but something halfway between each and yet still different – refused to let her show her weakness, drove her to bottle it all up inside. Tea was usually the only one she could open up to when some thing or another had upset her, but she wasn’t an option this time. Not that she was actually doing a good job of hiding it, but she could at least pretend to herself that she was.

The young girl yelped when Luca entered the room without waiting, quicker then she had expected. She quickly wiped her eyes vigorously against the blanket, trying to hide the moisture that still lingered, and poked her head out of her self-made den; faking a yawn even though she had been awake for hours.

Even though Indi would usually have been raring to go as soon at Luca had mentioned the steam baths, there was only the slightest twitch of interest in her ears, and even that was faked. Truly, she didn’t really want to do anything except what she already was, but she couldn’t think of a good reason to refuse him so she slowly extricated herself from the blanket cacoon.

“Yeah, sure.” Indi said, not quite able to fake enough enthusiasm to sound genuine. She lingered for a moment as the blanket, and the scent of Tea, began to slip away, before padding over to Luca. The only concession she allowed herself to her mood was that rather than bumping Luca in greeting like she usually would have, she instead buried her muzzle in the fur of his shin. Indi said nothing, just spending several seconds breathing in her father’s scent deeply before she backed away, looking up at him with a tilted head and expectant eyes.

POSTED: Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:29 pm

The door was gently pushed ajar before Luca realized that he should have waited. Ears flicked back against his head at the sight of his baby girl, blue eyes red from tears and her small mix match face sticking out from a fort of blankets. The young father’s stomach dropped as though he had just leapt off a cliff and was free falling to the ground. Fenris his daughters knew how to pull on his heart strings, just like their mother. If someone had asked the young Cavalier about children even a year ago he would have laughed in their face and insisted that all children where brats and he and Lyris would never willingly communicate with them. Now, now it was all different and that version of Luca and Lyris had faded away as their little girls had entered the world.

When Indi finally emerged from hiding within the blankets Luca cracked a weak smile, encouraging his daughter in her hardship. Indi was such a bubbly girl, he could hardly imagine how hard it must be fore her to feel sadness. With Teagan it was more difficult to read her emotions but sweet Indi wore her heart on her sleeve, a train Luca was sure she had inherited from his father (who had never been able to keep his emotions and thoughts to himself). The motion of her rubber her muzzle deep into his fur only put the nail in the coffin.

“Come on.” He spoke, trying to add a little pep in his step as he lead the way out of the yellow house and towards the gates. “It’s a bit of a trek to the steam baths but it’ll give you a chance to see some more of our territory. It’s important that you are familiar with the land. You know your grandfather Jazper picked a great spot for Casa when he founded it years ago.” Luca blabbered on trying desperately to get Indi’s mind moving forward.

OOC: 300+ words


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POSTED: Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:17 pm

Sorry for the wait, had a busy few weeks <3. [264]


Indi’s tail dragged listlessly behind her as she padded alongside Luca, keeping close enough that her flank occasionally brushed his leg as they walked. She didn’t pay much attention to the territory as they passed through it, her gaze pointed ahead but eyes unfocused and vacant, lost in her own thoughts. Even as they left the fort and began to venture out into the surrounding forests she simply walked along on autopilot, barely paying enough attention to stay close to Luca and not trip over a root. The familiar sights, sounds and smells of Casa’s territory held little interest to her when her at the moment. Not with her mind occupied by much more important matters, like Tea.

She was similarly inattentive to what Luca was actually saying to her. Indi offered up the appropriate vocal nods – hmming and ahhing when Luca’s tone seemed to reach the end of a statement – but otherwise his words seemed to go in one ear and out the other without hanging around in-between. Eventually though she felt as though she should say something and managed to shake herself out of her thoughts, glancing upwards at Luca. “What are the steam baths?” she asked. Indi had vaguely heard that they were involved in the brotherhood oaths somehow, but beyond that she didn’t really have any idea what she was being dragged out to see.

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