Myths come to life.

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POSTED: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:07 am

It's now or never.
Word Count → 294 :: OOC Thread prompt: It's noon and there's a sunshower. Your character thinks they just saw a mythical creature.

How... how was this happening? Moon peered up at the sky, only half full of pregnant clouds, the other half bright, blue, and sunny. She cocked her head, she twitched her ears, and winked her eyes, and shook herself but still the image did not go away. How was it doing this? How was the sky dropping rain while the sun still shone upon the plains? It was beautiful. It was unnatural. It was frightening.

Moon Moon decided that she didn't like it when the weather acted suspicious, and that she would go to find her father, or Mads, or Asura, or one of her friends who could explain this to her... but everyone from Sapient had been too preoccupied by the recent political snafu that there was no way she could even get anyone to believe her. Little did she know that it was highly probable that others had seen this before – rain on a sunny day – and could tell her that it was normal.

Uncertain of what she should do, Moon Moon decided to get herself out of the rain, at least. Aqua eyes peered around the immediate area until they caught sight of the cave carved out in a wall to the west of the clearing. She wished she was wearing a cloak that she could pull around her protruding, pregnant belly, just for the sake of doing the action, but she was not. Spinning on her pads, she jogged for the shelter.

Once inside she spun back around just in time to see a white shape streak through the clearing. Her jaw dropped. No, no, I didn't... did I just see...? she muttered to herself, squinting and peering through the rain. Did that horse have a horn?

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POSTED: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:13 pm

OOC; Hope you don't mind me throwing Ares into this? And apologies for the vagueness of where he is near the end, thought might leave it up to you whether happens across Moon Moon's shelter or not.
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Now if there were one thing in which Ares was more than willing to admit - even if just to himself - it were that this was certainly a slightly bizarre feeling and situation. The pleasant warmth in which the sun offered as it shone down upon the earth and all in which were beneath the sun filled part blue sky and then there were the light rain shower that in turn counteracted this through cooling everything and everyone that it landed upon. A strange and potentially annoying experiance for some but also a wonderful one; the intriguing multi-colored lights that were created were certainly a sight to see and enjoy.

It were for this reason that Ares had found himself coming to a halt as soon as the sun shower hit him, tilting his head upwards and eyes partly closing and a small smile forming upon his maw as rain were allowed to trickle over over face without so much as an effort to wipe the water away. Well; aside from anything else he were already damp anyway so what harm was a little extra water going to do?

It were this that had caused the temporary lone male to simply linger out in the open head tilted upwards towards the sky before tugging himself back to reality and opening olive eyes to focus back upon his surroundings and in time began to move lest he forget to do such a thing. Tp where specifically he knew not for there were the option of seeking out shelter and waiting for the rain to pass - the issue with this being the rain could continue for many hours and potentially grow heavier as the day wore on - or for him to press on and still get wet. What a choice, get soaked returning back thome or spending a mildly blissful few hours dry.

A dilemma it may have been but one in which were quickly forgotten about for a time, but why he would not know for such alternative scenarios were not always obvious and did not always reside within the realm of reality or myth.
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POSTED: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:09 pm

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Despite her astonishment, Moon Moon turned away from the bare door frame for a moment to shake herself dry. It was a futile action because it just splattered water all over the shed to drip back down onto her, and because this makeshift tin shed was so rickety that rainwater was leaking in from a dozen places already. At least she wasn't in the middle of the throng, though it would be fun to try and follow the rain in such a way that she remained in the peculiar patches where rain did not fall.

Turning back around, she was startled to see a gray shape moving through the storm. She bristled, expecting it to be another fantastic creature of myth, but after a few blinks she realized it was just another luperci.

Psst, hey! she whispered, but there was no way he could hear her over the rain, especially the way it was beating the roof of her shelter. She stood in the doorway and leaned out, yelling much louder this time, I said, 'Pissst, HEY!' That was enough to get the attention of an old, deaf, blind dog.

There's somethin' out thar, she warned him. it ain't safe out there. If you wanna live you better get inside! Moon's hands waved frantically, punctuating her urgency.

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POSTED: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:18 pm

If Ares had indeed heard any words directed towards him over the sounds of the rain then he made little effort in which to make it clear that he had even registered such utterances, even if at a quick glance there were only the smallest twitch of an ear and even then that could so easily have been put down to the rain landing upon a surface that could make even the smallest of sounds seem louder that intended.

So naturally this would have been more than enough reason for anyone to have simply shrugged off any other perceived sounds that may or may not have reached his ears, at least right up until the near yell reached the grey male's ears. The sound of the words in which were clearly aimed at him not just simply surprising him once they were to reach his ears - no doubt due to his unexpectance of the pressence of another with little foreknowledge - caused the male to take a step backwards almost as if he had been struck by some blow as eyes searched out the voices source. Only upon locating the female sheltering within her shelter did the surprise give way to mild confusion as a half step were taking towards her before seeming to be about to question her words.

That was the first thought in which entered his mind up until the warning of his safety got his attention, so with that and the briefest of glance to his surroundings did Ares take note and do as he were bid scurrying forward to cautiously join the female before having the chance to cast his eyes back outwards to where he had been up until recently. "What's out there then? What's so dangerous?" it were potentially wild asumption but better that then think otherwise and be proven wrong, all he had to go on was the information given to him.
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POSTED: Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:42 pm

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Word Count → 200+ :: OOC

The man in the rain certainly heard her when she bellowed at him, turning to see her flailing her arms inside the hut. He was coming her way now, so she ducked back into the shelter until, soon enough, the sopping wet stranger burst through the opening and into the structure, too.

Good, ya made it, yer safe, Moon breathed a sigh of relief. She didn't know the guy, but she was happy to have saved a stranger's life. She leaned up against a rickety wall, chest heaving as though catching her breath. In some ways it was just a dramatic movement, in others ways she really did need to get some extra air, because the pups she was pregnant with were pressing on her diaphragm and making it harder to suck in full lungfuls of air.

Well, I saw somethin' movin' out in tha distance, she explained once she caught her breath. I's just mindin' my own business when tha rain starts pourin' down – how that hell can it rain when it's so hot like this? An' sunny? - an' then pew! This animal goes runnin' out through tha trees. It was like a horse, but it had a big horn comin' up through its head. It's some kinda monster. What kinda horse has a horn? Like, this big! she made a gesture with her arms to indicate an exaggerated size of the horn. It'll stab us with it fer sure if it catches us out there.

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POSTED: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:51 pm

Ares had to admit, even despite the mildly uncomfortable heat in which came along with the heavy rain and the water in turn coming as something of a relief it did not mean that to some degree Ares were not in many ways glad to be out of the rain for however long or short a time he were tolerated for. Which - now that he had entered the building where the female was sheltering and able to more fully observe her - was wholly dependant upon her general mood how long she were willing to tolerate his company for given how well advanced her preganncy seemed.

For this reason at least did the grey male take steps back until at least he were backed up against the opposite wall from the white mother-to-be that could offer her whatever comfort was to be gained from there being ample room for her without causing any unpleasantries. "And I thnk you for your warning but what's out there?" This would certainly prove to be a pointless question as she seemed more than willing to offer him and explanation though for all the potential threats in which it could be it were certainly not what he were about to hear.

The reaction made in regards to the weather was amusing if nothing else, of course he could understand her reaction for it were certainly a strange thing to witness when it were both sunny and rainy at the same time. Sure it were not something that happened regularly but enough that it were considered normal in some way by soem, but not for those who probably had not witnessed it. "It happens ocassionally, it's weird but does happen." Granted the males words may have sounded dismissive but that were not his intention, merely a bad attempt at reassurance.

It were of course what the female had to say next in regards to what was causing her agitation, to start with it seemed so very hard to believe that she had seen exactly what she said - come on, a horse with a horn on it's head? There was no way that was eve remotely possible was it? But then again given how animated she was being it was hard to disbelieve her, this in turn was all it took for the male's attention to drift away and begin searching the area outside, not as if he would see anything out there now but who knew. "A horse with a horn? That doesn't sound right - but sure sounds dangerous too. Just as well you got yourself in here then." Ares spoke softly, the struggle in believing what he had been told still evident upon the male's features as he stared pointidly upon the female.
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POSTED: Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:40 pm

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The dubious look in his olive eye was one she knew well, and detecting it caused her brow to purse as she leaned back against the rickety wall of the shed. If he wasn't leaning against the opposite side, her weight would probably knock it over, and vise versa.

Her eyes flicked to a ragged hole in the shed wall, peering out into the dingy day. The rain had slowed some, but was far from over, and between the sheets of rainwater and the gloom cast by the clouds overhead she could not see far – nor could she see to the left or the right because the shed walls blocked her view.

Ya don't believe me, she said. It was a statement, not a question. She was tired of being questioned, thought to be a lunatic. Before even exchanging her name with the gray man who she just saved, she lurched forward and reached for his wrist – but whether she actually snagged it or not depended on his own reaction. Intending to have him in tow, she zoomed out of the shed, forgetting all previous warnings about the killer horned horse.

C'mon! she said as she tried to lead him out. We're gonna find it an' I'll show ya I ain't crazy! Clearly she had something to prove. She slipped in the mud but luckily did not go down. Her foot-paws worked quickly to steady herself and she kept leading him toward a copse of trees in search of this horned equine.

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POSTED: Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:49 pm

It were not as is Ares did not completely believe the female when she spoke of this strange 'horned horse' but at the same time it did truly sound like a slight fabrication of reality. After all given how hard it were raining - on the occasions it were between pausing - surely it could have just distorted her vision just enough to think she had seen this strange creature? All this and in turn he knew nothing of this female before him, for all that Ares knew she were unstable in some way - in fact could have been anything not just her - so why would he believe her?

But that was unfair on this female, as far as she were concerned what she had seen not long before he had shown up - in her mind - was very real. It were this combined with the blunt statement in regards to his disbelieving her story that near instantly got the male feeling guilty for doubting her (even if there were good reasons for that) by simply his wary reactions that he had been unaware were so clear upon his features. "It's not that I don't believe you, it's just that it is hard to believe." It were more than likely a futile attempt at reasoning with the white female but worth a try all the same, it were also because of this that he were only in part surprised by her desire to prove otherwise and quite literally drag him along with her.

So there would be little resistance as soon as the white fae grabbed his wrist and took him out of the shed in search of this being in which had entered itself upon her hit list, the grey male briefly being alarmed by the near miss with her slipping in the mud. Maybe for his own piece of mind if nothing else it would be better to go with her. "Alright, let's go find his horned horse then." Well, for today he didn't have much else to do so what did it hurt to go on a hunt for this strange beast?
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