To find what is lost

Luca

POSTED: Thu May 05, 2016 2:20 pm

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Daddy, help! ;O;

During the initial relocation and temporary housing, Teagan hadn’t given much thought to anything beyond her family and their wellbeing. Her mother and sister had both suffered a few injuries from the chaos that had ensued as a result of the fall of the red star. Most of the Lotta’s concerns had initially revolved around making sure they were tended to and pampered so that their injuries could properly heal. And only after they had reassured her time and time again that they would be okay, had Teagan worried about the other many things that were wrong with the pack.

She had helped tend to the horses, partaking in the lighter duties due to her lack of strength that the adults had. A few of them had suffered burns, so ointments and balms had to be applied to their skins to help alleviate the pain. There was also food and water that needed to be brought up, as well as walks for the more restless ones. When not around the horses or hunting down food, Teagan helped see to Oonu’s care. The falcon had been used to carry messages, and, without a cage, the raptor basically roamed freely. Oonu’s lonely presence was a reminder that the pack was missing his sister. Teagan had worried for the female bird, and, the further from doomsday they got, the greater her concern was that something had happened to Marahute.

Her troubling thoughts had been temporarily left when one of Casa di Cavalieri’s allies, Midnight Shores, had visited for a few weeks to help the homeless knights. She had met her great-grandfather and his new family, as well as a few other faces from the island-dwelling pack. She had interacted with one of their medics that had brought her puppies with her, and had provided entertainment for them while she helped Veri and Morty with things. Once they had left though, Teagan’s worries over Marahute came back like a tidal wave.

She had tried searching for the bird, looking high and low, searching familiar perches. Nothing. Her worry had bubbled over, and she knew of only two individuals that might be able to fix it. Finding her mother busy handling the horses, Teagan had sought out her father. Her pace was clipped, and from her frantic searching, it was clear that something was bothering her. She had to find her father before he got tasked out with something, otherwise, a whole other day might go by that the female raptor was missing.

Teagan hurried her step, and after asking Jonas for directions, she made a beeline towards where her father was rumored to be. It didn’t take her long to find him, and she jogged right up next to him. “Dad!” She greeted him, taking a few seconds to catch her breath. “Have you seem Marahute lately?” She could be trapped somewhere, maybe even hurt, or, worse, dead. “I haven’t seen her since before the fall of the star…and I’ve searched everywhere for her!” She was sure to emphasize that she had done a thorough search to show the severity of the matter she had brought to him.

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POSTED: Wed May 18, 2016 9:05 pm

The Fort was not the same, but it would be. For weeks now the Cavaliers worked to repair the damages left behind by the loud blast, quakes and waves. Bits and pieces of homes had been scattered across the Fort, the once rich grass that had cushioned their paws had been turned into a soggy mess that had taken weeks to soak up. Glass from the shattered windows had been swept up and left in a sac in the blacksmith shop for the blacksmiths and crafters of today and tomorrow to use if they wanted to. Slowly, very slowly, the knights of Fort Kingsbury were recovering and they would continue to work until the Fort returned to it’s former glory.

Luca stood tall, watching as Isaac hold up the rusty gate that guarded the entrance to the Fort. The waves and quakes had knocked it down but finally they had found the parts to hold it up. With the assistance of Grynn’s handy work the small group tapped the metal bolts into place and hesitantly took a couple steps back. Before Luca announced it fixed his daughter’s anxious face arrived on the scene, greeting him with hurried words. Nodding his goodbye’s to the small group he put an arm around Teagan and began to walk away from the entrance of Fort for privacy.

“Teagan, Teagan. Calm down.” He hushed gently, taking a moment to take in the girls concern. He had seen Oonu before, during and after the disaster, having used him to send a message to Midnight Shores for help, but the sister he had also not seen since before the red star. An idea suddenly came to the Lune and he started to march out of the Fort. “Esther Island! That island is always covered in birds this time of year.” He explained to Teagan with a smile as he began to lead her out of the Fort and in the direction of Strega’s Bay.

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POSTED: Mon May 23, 2016 1:20 am

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Sorry if this sucks Dx I tried to push it out before I went to bed so that you could get started on it if you were up before I roll out of bed!

She felt bad for interrupting her dad. He was one of the pack’s leaders, and had a lot on his hands to deal with, particularly in the aftermath of the falling star. It was, perhaps, wrong of her to selfishly plead for his attention to her problems more than the pack’s, but, the Lotta was desperate for help, and her parents were the first ones that came to mind that could possibly help fix it. They had righted just about every other wrong in her life, surely, they’d be able to help her with this too?

Teagan wrung her hands anxiously as her father lead her away from the newly mended gate. She hadn’t even realized she had been so worked up until Luca spoke, trying to calm her down. The Stryder blinked, gritted her teeth, and tried to take a deep breath. Her muscles were tense, and, as she let out a breath, she felt a little bit of it leave her. “Sorry, Daddy, it’s just…I…I…” I love the birds. The words couldn’t form on her tongue. Luca seemed to understand his daughter’s stress and fondness for the feathered creatures even without her saying it though. His mind had quickly come up with a lead that Teagan had not thought of.

“The island?” She parroted, obviously having never been out to it before to understand if the suggestion was a plausible answer to her concerns. She trusted her father’s experience and judgment though, and the Lotta quickly jogged after the Lune. He spoke of birds, and Teagan hoped, prayed that Marahute might be among those that frequented the island. It was strange to think that the falcon would want to reside so far from the Fort, but, Teagan was willing to check nonetheless.

Luca led them with little delay, and once it became clear of their destination, doubt started to sink in. “Dad, do you really think she’ll be there? This is where the waves came from…” Teagan murmured softly, her mismatched ears flattening against her dark hair as she looked up at her father. Out in the bay, a tall island stood. A few seagulls called to one another as they rode on the ocean breeze. It was a promising sign.

Teagan looked about, finding many rickety looking vessels in various conditions in the harbor. Some had been capsized from the tsunamis, others floated along as if the terror had never happened. “How are we supposed to get out there?” The Avalon was nowhere in sight!

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POSTED: Wed May 25, 2016 1:55 pm

“It’s okay, daddy’s got you.” He reassured before leading her away from the Fort. Luca had never intended to have pups of his own but Indi and Teagan had happened regardless, and they were beautiful. It felt good to be genuinely needed by someone and to have them love you back without any conditions. The small family might have been an accident but looking at Teagan now, as they walked together towards the shoreline, he was so incredibly proud of his daughters. They were truly growing up and becoming their own individuals with personalities and skills. Soon enough they would leave Lyris and him to live in the court or explore outside of Casa, but that was a scary thought for another day. Today he could be superman.

It was a quiet walk for the most part, daughter’s mid still wrapped up in the birds disappearance and father’s mind focusing on where he was headed. With the destruction of the waves and quakes the territory didn’t quite smell or look the same so it took much more of his concentration to ensure they were headed in the right direction. Teagan spoke up with a concern and for a moment Luca felt like maybe she was right, maybe the island would be empty. Shaking his head he urged on, “The island has high land on it. It’s possible she took to the top.” Only time would tell.

The reached Strega’s Bay and the father led on, walking onto the sandy beach and along the docks. Teagan’s next question caused Luca to chuckle. He had forgotten that it was all too likely that his daughter only associated sailing water to the Avalon ship and likely had no idea what the canoe’s and rickety row boats were. Spotting an dull grey metal row boat that was still afloat with some luperci made paddles in it, Luca carefully boarded, the boat shaking under his weight until he took a seat. “Hop in but be careful.” He spoke with a large grin, grabbing hold of the paddles.

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POSTED: Wed May 25, 2016 4:02 pm

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She was glad that she had a father like Luca, not that she had known any differently to want anything else. He was supportive of her, comforting, and knew just what to say to cheer her up. Him and her mother actually. They were both solid rocks—no, mountains in her small world. Strong and powerful, brave and confident, unable to be brought down or moved. The thought of something taking her parents away had been unfathomable until the fall of the red star. Even in the aftermath though, her opinion of their invincible existence was only shaken by a little.

Teagan followed along in her father’s footsteps, trusting his judgement with every turn or alteration in their course that he made. Luca reassured her when she had her doubts, and his words somewhat eased her worries. She had never been to the island, but, had suspected it to be of the same level as the mainland, which, by logic, would have been completely wiped of its inhabitants with the giant waves from the falling star. High ground though? There might be some hope yet!

Luca found a small…Teagan wasn’t sure what to call it. It looked more “boat” than anything else though. However, it looked nothing like the Avalon. It was low to the water’s surface and was made of metal where the pack’s named ship was made of wood. Her mouth twisted in doubt when her father moved down the pier and boarded the little boat. How did it not sink?! It was made of metal, and her father wasn’t exactly light either! Teagan regarded the whole action with a skeptical eye, not trusting the little boat to not suddenly go under. Even when her father had properly settled down, the Lotta was wary of just jumping in. Her canary eyes gave the boat a reproachful glare, but, after it seemed it would hold them above water—at least for a little while—Teagan began to move towards it.

She had just begun to lower herself into the boat when something distracted her. “Wait!” She breathed hastily, pulling her weight fully back onto the wooden pier. Her eyes remained locked on to what had stopped her from getting on the boat. She trotted over to it, kneeling down to pick up the item of her interest. It was a unremarkable bag made of canvas. It showed a bit of wear and tear, but was in otherwise good shape. The sun had dried the bag out, and, as she opened it up and shook it out, a little crab fell to the boards of the pier. It scurried away within seconds of landing.

The bag free of stowaways, Teagan returned to her father and the boat. “In case she’s hurt, it might be easier to put her in something dark and safe,” she explained as she eased onto the wobbly vessel. She settled down opposite of her father, eyeing the paddles in his hand. “Have you ever used one of these before, Dad?” It didn’t seem too farfetched. Her father was a very knowledgeable man. “And will you really be able to take us all the way out there?” She peered behind his shoulder to the island in the distance.

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POSTED: Thu May 26, 2016 11:14 pm

From his seat in the boat the father watched his daughter’s doubtful eyes with a sense of joy and amusement. The Avalon was a large ship, wooden and could hold many luperci at once. The boats along the bay were nothing like that, they were old and most in poor condition. The metal rowboat would do fine for getting across to the island though, if only Teagan would trust it enough to get in. At last her feet moved, although hesitantly. “Come on then. It wont bite.” The father teased lovingly. Before the daughter took the step into the boat she set off in the opposite direction, leaving Luca watching in bewilderment. What on earth could the girl be getting? She didn’t even know what the boats were! Golden eyes looked over the dock in concern as he watched his canary girl grab a bag from near by. At the explanation Luca simply nodded, but his mind wondered if the falcon would go in the bag without a rather loud fight.

Luca extended a hand, steadying Teagan as she stepped onto the wobbly boat and took a seat across from him. Once she was settled he used one of the paddles to push the boat away from the docks. “Never in my life.” He admitted with a laugh. “But my mother was an avid fisher and loved the water. She could spend all day on one of these things.” With strong arms he pulled the water behind him, alternating sides of the boat as needed to keep them from zigzagging around. “We will have to see how rocky and shallow it is as we get closer. Worse come to worse we might have to carry the boat a bit.”

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POSTED: Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:46 pm

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But it might sink, she mentally countered when her father teased her about her doubtfulness of the boat. Teagan considered herself fortunate that she knew how to swim in case the vessel should fail them. As her canary eyes flicked out to the open waters though, the confidence in her abilities waivered a little. She was decent enough that she could keep her head above water, but, should the boat capsize in-between the shore and the island… Well, Teagan didn’t particularly feel like finding out how good her doggie paddle was.

Her father got them moving soon after she had settled down. The Lotta watched the movements her father made with the paddle, quietly taking note of the proficiency of his method and progress they made across the calm waters. Luca’s reply to his skills with the boat they currently sat in made the daughter visibly blanch. Dad!” She rebuked, the word nearly screeched as she gave him a minor look of horror. He defended himself before she could get onto him for making her get into a boat he had no idea how to drive though. Teagan relaxed a little, but, gave him a glare for good measure as she crossed her arms. Feeling he was justified, the Stryder decided to busy her attention with the water around them.

The water made a soothing sound as it lapped against the metal hull and was pushed around by the oar. No matter how hard Teagan stared into the water though, she couldn’t see any further than the dark surface. She tried to not think of how deep the water was the further out they went. The Lune went on to answer the second of her two questions, and the princess nodded with acceptance. It wasn’t long until the island grew larger and larger the further they moved from one shore to the other.

Cries of seagulls became louder, and the soft rumble of waves filled her mismatched ears as Luca gradually brought them closer. The once murky water started to give way and reveal a sandy, pebbled shoreline. A scratching sound on the boat’s hull, indicated they had reached shallow waters. At the cue, Teagan pulled the bag across her torso and piled out, the cold sea water lapping at her knees. She help her father drag the boat up out of the water so it wouldn’t float away while they searched the island.

With their way home secured, Teagan turned to observe the tall cliffs with a curious, adventurer’s eye. “How do we get all the way up there, Dad?” She inquired, looking to her father for his guidance.

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POSTED: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:29 pm

Slowly the father swung his paddle from side to side, pulling the tub of a boat closer to the island. The tall cliffs on the island protected much of the bay, making it the ideal place for the birds to nest in the spring, sea life to live, and the boats to remain in working condition. Without the added pressure of wind pushing the waters back it took very little time to reach the island. As they drew closer to the shore the green undertow disappeared, revealing pebbles, shells and soft sand. The bay’s floor scratch against the boat, bringing them to a halt and the pair stepped into the shallow water and dragged the boat to shore.

The island was truly one of Casa’s hidden treasures. Very few of the pack members had taken the time to boat out to the island leaving it mostly untouched since the time of humans. A variety of Canadian birds flew overhead and chatted to each other from nesting grounds. Looking around in awe Luca almost missed his daughters question. The gears in his head began to turn, how indeed. The Lune had not been on the island himself so how the heck was he supposed to know.

Golden eyes took in the environment. The sandy beach turned into rocks, which climbed up high into high up cliffs ideal for keeping little baby birds out of sight from predators. Finally an idea clicked. Turning his body he started down the beach towards the lighthouse. “We can climb to the top of the lighthouse for a good look around. Save our energy for actually getting to her if we find her.”

Arriving at the base of the lighthouse he let his eyes wander up. The building was much larger than he had originally though. Pulling open the door it squeaked loudly, and unsurprisingly. Inside the lighthouse streams of light trickled down from the exposed upper balcony, illuminating the layers of dust that had settled for years. “Mind your step, keep a hand on the railing just in case.” The metal stairs could only be trusted so much given their age.

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Teagan idly watched the birds overhead, searching for any that might have had Marahute’s telltale silhouette or cry. Amongst the great varieties of shapes and calls though, none matched the falcon that the Cavaliers were searching for. For a moment, doubt had begun to creep into her gut. What if her father was wrong? What if Marahute hadn’t made it? What if what it what if. Her thoughts were filled with a swirl of them. There were so many negative possibilities that she couldn’t help but to consider the chance that one of them might have been true.

The Lotta was distracted from her depressing worries though when her father suddenly spoke up. She turned her head towards the Lune as he started to make his way down the beach. Not wanting to be left behind, she quickly trotted after him. Luca pointed out an old human ruin that stood in the distance, a lighthouse. It stood tall and lonely on the edge of the island, its old function of warning seafarers of the shoreline long since obsolete. It seemed like a good place to start though, and would suit the Lupercis’ needs just fine. They just needed somewhere accessible and tall that they could survey the area from.

At the foot of the lighthouse, Teagan couldn’t help but to marvel at how large it actually was as well. Never in her life had she stood at the foot of something man-made that was so big. Perhaps a few trees could rival it in size, but not in both size and girth. While she gawked at it, her father pulled open the door of the structure. It let out an audible screech that made Teagan’s ears fall quickly against her hair at the sudden sharpness of it.

It quickly became evident that the towering building hadn’t been used in a long time. She nearly sneezed from the particles of dust that filtered about as a new draft of air was swept up into the lighthouse. She peered into it with a skeptical glance before her father urged her to take the stairs. She placed a tentative foot on the first few steps she took, as if testing to make sure the old metal would hold her weight.

“I think I should be more worried about you than you should be of me,” she commented as she came across a step that bowed just a little too much when she’d put some weight on it. She pointed to the questionable step as she stretched her leg so that she took the one above it instead. “I wouldn’t trust that one.”

They eventually made it to the top with little issue, and the site was absolutely breathtaking.

Teagan had to stop herself from blindly rushing over to the railing of the balcony. “Dad, look!” She breathed in awe. “You can see everything from here!” Back across the land, she could see over the tops of most of the trees, and if she turned back to the sea, it was just miles and miles of water with a small sliver of land on the far horizon. Racing to around the rounded balcony, she could even see Wolfville!

After admiring the scenery for a few minutes, Teagan remembered what they had come up there for. She paced around the balcony until she found a spot that gave her a good view of the small island that they were on. From their vantage point, they could easily view the island in nearly its entirety. She put a hand up to block out the sun’s hindering rays and let her canary eyes scrutinize every bit of the island she could see.

Nothing.

Nothing.

Nothing.

Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a lithe figure take flight, and as her sharp gaze turned upon it, she felt her heart catch. “Over there! Do you think that’s her, Dad?!” She barked urgently, trying to catch his attention before the distant figure flew out of view. The Stryder pointed a clawed finger to one of the highest parts of the island. A lone figure circled higher and higher on a draft of air.

Teagan Stryder

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POSTED: Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:02 pm

The golden Knight rolled his eyes and mumbled “Uh-huh” sarcastically under his breath in response to his daughter’s comment. He most certainly would not worry about himself above his inexperienced daughter. Maybe someday Teagan might rival her ol’ pops in knowledge about the world but as far as he knew she only knew what he or another Cavalier had taught her. Should the day come where she became all knowing Luca would simply pull the Lune card and his word would be law.

Still, he agreed that the step looked untrustworthy and skipped it with ease, following his daughter up higher and higher. As they climbed the Lune began to worry that he was bringing his daughter on a wild goose chase that might very well end in heartbreak. It was all too possible that Marahute would not be on the island, she could be dead for all they knew, or at the very least hidden from sight given recent events. Still, he hoped he would come out the hero today instead of the bad guy.

Once at the top he took a small step forward, taking in the scenery as his daughter nearly exploded form excitement and awe. As she began to chase the horizon around the circular top he called out, “Careful, please!” Shaking his head he knew his words would fall on deaf ears. She settled at the edge of the building and the gold father moved to join her, his own gaze searching for the treasure they had come to find. Her exclamation caused him to jump slightly, his eyes darting in the direction she pointed. A smile spread across his lips, “It very well might be. We’ll have to get closer to check it out.” Looking over the hilly island he point to the northeastern side. “Looks like its not so steep on that side. We could walk up and take a peek?”

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