now it's raining bones

Ravenswrest

POSTED: Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:17 pm

The rains hadn't stopped.

They had started ages ago, in Magpie's mind, and all that was continuing to happen was rain. Rain. Rain. Where was the sunshine? And even worse, the rain seemed to soak into the bones; many within the borders of Inferni's lands had fallen ill, including her family. Fretfully, she'd begun spending much of her time away from anyone sick, determined not to get sick herself.

So instead of lurking around her usual hiding places, she lurked around the ravens.

Many of the ravens were fond of carrion, and many of the animals were sick. Sick animals, Magpie deduced, would make sick ravens – and that would be terrible for the coyotes who incorporated the ravens so lovingly into their world. So on two legs, she sprinted across Inferni's lands, through the drizzling, bone-soaking rain, to take refuge with the ravens in their small copse of trees. She arrived frizzy and soaked, looking small with her fur sticking to her skin.

Next came the hard part: checking on the ravens. She didn't climb trees, and so her eyes went instead to the ground, where carcasses too large to return to the nest with might lie.

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POSTED: Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:23 am

come get lost in the static

The rains continued all throughout the weeks to come. Those around her had fallen ill, and her mind went to Axelle who was all alone in her cabin. The Lykoi girl thought to return to check on the woman, but thought against it in fear that she would be angry with her for returning when her deed wasn’t done. So, instead, Eire worried about herself. Her brain itched, and that was about the only annoying symptom she received from this incessant weather. If she could stick a claw far enough up one nostril and scratch it just a little, she might’ve been able to carry on her day. Sometimes when she sneezed it felt a little better, if only for a little while.

Luckily, in Ravenswrest, the drops fell sparingly between the thick canopy of leaves above. Mostly the trees drank up all the water and what little water they allowed to drip down either fell upon the feathered residents or hit the soil below. The soil was damp, but not muddy like in some places of her new home. The ground nearer to the water gave way entirely, sucking ones limps in like a hungry alligator, threatening to never let go until their prey stopped flailing under the waves.

Eire had made herself comfortable in one of the tall trees in Ravenswrest, enjoying the curious stares of the black birds all around her and the cold, sparing raindrops that fell upon her every once in a while. She felt better here, alone. She wanted to be alone. It was quiet here and as long as she kept her mouth shut, she could think.

Though, unfortunately, the frantic, moist footsteps of another spanked the ground as they took haven in the trees. Sitting on a thick branch with her head resting on the trunk of the tree, Eire watched the woman while about fourteen different black birds watched her.

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POSTED: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:18 am

The rains had left Magpie a frizzy ball of doggish fur, much to her distaste, but she endured for the raves. And of course, to reward her concern, she was greeted with Narcissus' shrill screech of lil'yote!. She hated that bird, she really did, and yet the two wandered around and collected shiny things together frequently. Somewhere deep inside of her, somewhere that she would never admit to, she was glad he seemed okay.

Stupid bird! she hollered back, causing Narcissus to laugh in his throaty, birdy manner. Her ears drooped at the sound of it. Such an irritating bird, the young Trouillefou told herself, grunting audibly as she tried to ensure there was no potentially tainted meals in the reach of raven mouths.

In the dampness, it took her a long time to realize Ravenswrest was quiet, and that there was someone else present, but finally the wind brought the smell of soaked canine, faint as it was. The little thief turned her head to peer upwards at the sky, her multicolored eyes squinting to try and look into the tree. Hello?! she hollered out, careless that she could have been heard just as easily without yelling.

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POSTED: Sun May 14, 2017 7:47 am

come get lost in the static

The other came into the trees, and quarreled with one of the birds. Eire thought it interesting that canines communed with birds here. She thought of Axelle’s raven, Noir, and wondered if a bond could be formed with any of these birds here. Her eyes swept haphazardly over the different beady eyes watching her, sweeping in a zigzag motion up into the treetops.

Eire hadn’t been that high up into the tree, so it was possible she had been seen even though the woman called out to her like she hadn’t. Eire preferred her solitude, though she knew she couldn’t ignore the woman forever. She was seeking her, and she would find Eire soon enough. The Lykoi bastard child gazed into the black eyes of the birds who gazed back, and she wondered how long she could pretend in these new lands. She wondered how long she could play nice until her true intentions bled to the surface of her being.

”Hello,” she called down. She held steadily onto a thick branch and craned her neck a bit to see past a branch in the way. Red eyes fell upon a frizzy snarl of hair and met the two pretty-colored eyes of the female who sought her. Now the girl watched the other, and the ravens watched the girls.

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POSTED: Wed May 17, 2017 11:45 am

Hello.

Somewhere inside of Magpie, she had hoped it was just a remainder smell, one that didn't herald the presence of another – but when the hello was returned, she knew it had been real. Someone else was there, and her head lifted and turned, trying to seek out where it was the voice came from.

She found the source in a tree, being watched by the birds. Red-eyed and dark of fur (in part, at least), the curly-haired Magpie found herself in sudden enamor with the stranger. There weren't many dark canines in the Clan lands. She often felt like she was one of the only ones. Which, in truth, she was! So seeing another with darkness to her fur – true dark, not like the browns of many others – was interesting to her.

Hi! What are you doing up there? she called back, as if she hadn't been the one to say hello first, and with just as much verve as before. Though, she then spotted the carcass of something moderately sized under one of the trees, and went to wrench it from the beak of the bird who had been eating the meat. No! Not for you!

Trying to socialize and keep the ravens from being sick was quite a task, apparently. The raven certainly didn't appreciate his meal being taken; he squawked noisily in protest and beat his wings.

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POSTED: Sat May 20, 2017 4:19 pm

with a bag full of bones
I know the place you left still won't leave you alone...

Eire should have jumped down from the tree and joined the other Infernian on the ground, but she couldn’t find the will or the energy to do it. Instead, she rested her head against one of the branches – the one she had used to hold on just moments before – and gazed down at the other as she called up to her and then promptly began chasing one of the birds for their kill. Was the girl hungry? Had someone left her a snack in the copse of trees only for the ravens to snatch it up? Eire didn’t understand why the woman would go to such lengths to keep the birds from eating the carcass.

”Why are you doing that?” she asked, while her red eyes studied both the curly-haired girl and the irritated ravens that hopped along the forest ground after their stolen meal. Eire hadnt know very much about the sickness and where it came from. She had just joined the pack not too long ago, and despite feeling lethargic and a little under the weather, she was not as sick as some of the others. She hadn’t known that the sickness could spread to other species – such as the birds.

”Do you have a companion bird like some of the others here?” she asked, somewhat out of random. Her eyes fell upon a bird would ruffled his wings. His eyes were fixated on the carcass that the dark woman had in her grasp.

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POSTED: Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:21 pm

Magpie clutched the carcass as if it were some precious commodity, not yet realizing it was partially decayed and smelled quite bad. Her eyes narrowed as she stared back at the raven, who sullenly took to his perch on the tree he had come down from to begin with. One crisis averted, for now, until the ravens descended in their murder to feast upon flesh when no one was around to protect them.

From up in the tree, the other girl questioned her motives. Why? Why did she do this?

Because if they die, we don't have birds anymore, fired back the noisy, not particularly witty youth, her two-toned hair fluffing out like a great afro around her ears. And I do have a bird, and I hate him, but I don't want him to die. That was true, though she might not admit it in social circles. Narcissus irritated the dickens out of her, but if he was dead, she might just miss the feather-brained jerk.

With the corpse clutched in her arms, she peered up into the tree, and questioned a curious, Why are you up there, anyways?

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POSTED: Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:46 pm

with a bag full of bones
I know the place you left still won't leave you alone...

Eire watched the woman wrench the carcass out from the plucking birds. The ravens cawed angrily around her, following the meat all the way to her arms where they realized they wouldn’t be able to retrieve it unless they swarmed her. The ravens didn’t seem too keen on that plan, so many of them returned to their original perches up in the trees, resting their black eyes on the hybrid that sat with them up there. One of them landed on a branch not too far away from Eire, and eyed her obviously, twitched his head side-to-side, leaning in closer to see if she was a threat.

”Wouldn’t more birds just come?” Eire asked, ignorant to Inferni’s raven culture. Axelle had a raven companion as well – Noir, but Anathema’s raven culture was much different. There had been a number of birds – both naturally and owned by Anathema. They had companions as well, but lesser significance in the pack culture than Inferni, it would have seemed.

Being new still, Eire wouldn’t have known that.

”How does one get a companion bird anyway?” She wondered if she’d be able to find and train a bird to do what Noir knew how to do: send messages, scout, hunt for snacks… among other things she was sure. She hadn’t had the pleasure of seeing all the things Noir knew how to do.

”Me?” She wasn’t prepared for the question, especially not for someone who cared to know what she was doing and why she was doing it. That question had not come often – in fact, the freedom to do as she pleased hadn’t been something she was used to until recently when she was cast out of the nest to do what she was meant to do… ”I like sitting here with the birds… It’s kind of therapeutic to get away from all the noise for a while. This is my first pack… the whole concept is kinda new to me still.”

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