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[Jordyn] [continued]

POSTED: Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:06 am

Continuation of this thread, early morning, Oct 20.

Apologies for the delay in getting this up! :)
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Coli awoke that morning to a sharp nip on her ear. She grumbled, rolling over and pulling the pelt more tightly around her shoulders, but there was a heavy weight on her chest, insistently scratching at her face. Finally the wolf huffed and squinted through bleary eyes, coming face to face with her largest daughter, Farina. The black pup continued pawing at her face, determined to wake her mother with her claws so they could go outside and play. Coli growled faintly, picking up the woolly girl and dumping her unceremoniously on the floor. With a frustrated growl, the wolfdog pounced on her sisters, nipping at them with a flurry of energy. Fiora and Florina were rudely awakened, and began barking at Farina, little claws skittering against the floor as they all began to run around. Coli grimaced, knowing they would not lay down again for a good long time, and that meant she could not stay in bed any longer. Sighing, she threw off the pelt and rose to her feet, nearly tripping over the energetic bundles of fur that tackled her ankles all at once.

When the front door was finally unlatched, the three puppies romped joyously onto the lawn. They were quick to squat and relieve their bladders on the grass, the one house rule they had yet to break. Auntie Lilin would tan their hides if they peed indoors. Then they happily scattered in three directions, causing Coli to wearily round them up and herd them deeper into Jordheim. There was a chill in the air, and the dewy grass was cold against their paws. Soon it would be frost and snow, their world turned white and cold. Coli was a gardener at heart, and winter was a lonely time when her plants withered and died. This winter, at least, she would have puppies to distract her from all that.

Once their initial wild energy petered out, the trio of puppies ambled at an easier pace, and Coli began to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the early morning. The moon was still visible as a faint shadow in the sky, and she had to assume most of her packmates were still asleep, since she did not see anyone up and about. Her bobtail twitched behind her, blue eyes scanning the sloping hills of their submerged homes. She had been living with the Virdings for some time now, perhaps she was overdue to check in on her own house. Now that she was Sannindi with her own responsibilities, she should probably move back there... it was just so empty. She liked having the Stormbringer family around her, their children bonding with hers, everyone sharing in responsibilities. As she nudged her daughters onto the path with her foot, she caught a glimpse of a black and white figure moving toward the heart of the village. For a brief moment she thought it was Sura, but that little collie dog had left alongside Ink, or so she had to assume. Coli waved her hand in silent greeting, unsure if the packmate was approaching them or merely walking by herself.

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POSTED: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:35 am


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The walk from Jordyn's house was long, but comforting. There were many leaves on the ground, and hardly any on the trees. She looked up at the moon, which was still visible at this time of the morning, and smiled. It would soon go, but she knew it would always be there, and that encouraged her to keep walking.

The chilly air held her warm breath out in front of her while she walked. It amazed her how it did that, and she blew more air out of her mouth to watch it happen. She knew it was getting cold fast, and her hoodie and jeans had been through so much that they probably wouldn't last the whole winter, never mind her shoes. Her natural fur would be able to keep her warm without the extra clothes, but snow always seemed to get in between her toes; it was a real pain. But at least this winter she would be spending it with a pack, rather than by herself. Her winters used to be lonely, but that had all changed now. She would eagerly wait for the snow to fall. It would bring new melodies in songs for her to write, and she would watch other peoples' reactions to the weather also. It would all be a new experience.

While deep in thought, Jordyn heard little playful shrieks in the morning air. And when she looked down a few houses, she spotted a mother and her pups. The mother seemed pretty exhausted, but the pups were full of hyper energy. As Jordyn neared the pups, they started to calm down. She knew it was silly to be nervous of what the little guys could do, but she felt out numbered. The female waved and Jordyn waved back, eager to talk for a while. She had never met this woman before, but she hadn't met many members yet anyway so the chances of meeting somebody new were very high. "Hello", the collie said to the female,"what a fine morning it is." Her conversation skills seemed rusty this morning, she had to assume it was because she had been pretty uncommon outside of Vinátta lately.



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Jordyn walks. Jordyn thinks. "Jordyn speaks."
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POSTED: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:26 am


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Coli observed quietly as the packmate returned her wave, and began to approach them. The dog was wearing garments, unlike the flowing dresses Lilin and Shiloh wore when they wanted to feel pretty. Coli herself never bothered with clothes, thinking she was too plain in appearance to accent anything cosmetic, but they were interesting to look at, adding color and style over the natural figure. This female was also markedly slender and tall, with willowy legs lending her height. As she drew closer, Coli was mildly disconcerted to see this packmate was a good head and shoulders above her.

At first, the easily distracted puppies did not pay notice to the exchange. They were busy playing a game of tag, weaving between their mother's ankles and tripping over each other. Their thick woolly fur was littered with autumn leaves and dirt, and they would need a bath once the outing was complete. It was not until she spoke that the girls perked up, floppy ears angled toward the newcomer. The two larger pups gamboled playfully closer toward the stranger, little tails wagging every which way. Baby-blue eyes peered up, bright and shiny with curiosity. Her smallest daughter shrank back, leaning against Coli's legs and whimpering anxiously. Coli knelt down and scooped her up, standing with the brown-furred child hugged protectively to her chest.

She joggled Fiora up and down to calm her, as the pup liked to be bounced and held. "Hello there... it's a bit earlier than I wanted to wake up, but it's hard to say no to these little terrors," she replied drily, though a smile tugged at her lips. As weary as she was, Coli had grown to love her daughters dearly. She just worried that she could be raising them poorly, having no mate to support her, and a weak will. Her sister and Saul were her extended family, though, and so far things seemed to be progressing well. As though just remembering, Coli blinked and added, "My name is Colibri Haki, I am Sannindi of Vinátta. These are my daughters: Fiora, Farina, and Florina. They're a little too young to answer to their names, though." As she spoke, the two brave puppies began pawing at their packmate's shoes, curious about the clothes they had never seen before.
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POSTED: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:49 pm


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To hurry up her pace to the female wolf, Jordyn sped her pace up to a playful half-skip, her ears bouncing like a young rabbit. When she reached her, the first thing she noticed was the pups. She smiled at the cute fur balls that were snaking in and out of their mother's legs. It was such a perfect age. They had few worries, and their minds were only full of pictures of their parents, or colorful guidelines that they would soon start to build on once their bodies and mind grow.

The sight of the wolf picking up her pup, and swinging her to calm her down, warmed Jordyn's heart. The collie smiled sweetly. She couldn't wait to have pups of her own. They were such an adventure in a life, and they were permanent in you heart.

The female talked in an exhausted voice. The pups had obviously woken her up at an unreasonable hour. The female seemed worried about something, but she couldn't imagine why. They only thing that seemed to be missing all of a sudden, was a father figure... She wouldn't ask, but it would be in the back of her mind.

The wolf's name was pretty. It had a ring to it that she couldn't forget. The title that she had informed Jordyn was even more spectacular. A Sannindi of the Vinátta pack. What an honor! The names of her pups boggled her mind. It seemed like a tongue twister. The only way that anyone could remember those names so well was true love and devotion for your pups. Jordyn wagged her tail at the woman and the pups ans she spoke. "It is an honor to me you! My name is Jordyn, I am a Risna of Vinátta. You have such sweet pups! They seem like quite a handful." Although it would seem someone would be intimidated by the fact that they were of a lesser title than the person they were talking to, Jordyn was never ashamed of being lower in title. It was honor enough to be in the Vinátta pack alone that everyone should be just as proud even if they are slightly less important, even though she didn't feel that way. After she spoke, the pups rushed up to her, shoving their growing fangs into her jeans and shoes. She welcomed it with all her heart, and giggled as they tickled her.
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Jordyn walks. Jordyn thinks. "Jordyn speaks."
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POSTED: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:37 pm

:) Jordyn is so cute~
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Coli's gaze was drawn to the female's ears, folded and limp, flopping about as she moved. Her pups had similarly soft ears, not erect like proper wolf ones. She had assumed they would stand up straight once the cartilage set, since their sire's were pricked upright, but suddenly she was uncertain. She knew so little about dogs, and it made her worry there would be things she would not be able to help her daughters with. She glanced back down to Fiora in her arms, not wanting to make her packmate uncomfortable with her staring. Fio did look cute with her flopsy ears, at least. She touched her nose to the puppy's head, listening intently as the collie woman spoke.

"It's lovely to meet you too, Jordyn," she said softly, surprised by the enthusiasm in the Risna's voice. Perhaps she always woke up this early. Coli was less keen to start the day so soon; her favorite time was high noon, when the sun was warmest at her back and she could drink in all the sights and perfumes of the garden. Missing the chilly morning fog and dew was no great loss. "And they certainly are a handful -- soon they'll be speaking their first words, and then they'll have questions about everything." A rueful smile played on her lips, thinking on puppies she knew from the past. This was her only litter, but in her youth she had watched her packmate's young as often as she could. Playing games, teaching them the names of plants, talking about feelings... She was looking forward to many of the same things, even though it was very different being the sole guardian.

Farina latched her sharp puppy teeth into the fabric of the trousers, and was growling and tugging as hard as her chubby body could manage. Coli frowned, and quickly glanced to Jordyn's expression, checking to make sure she did not mind. "If they're bothering you, let me know and I can pick them up. They don't really... erm, respect boundaries, I suppose." She glanced to her third daughter, and found Florina creeping through the grass, white tail waggling. With a squeak of excitement, the pup surged forward, making a leap for the collie's plumed tail.
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Jordyn glanced at the squirming puppies below her. They were so adorable, but what a handful they were. Their names almost seemed like a tongue twister, and she couldn't remember which one was which. A tubby pup continued to chew, and tug on the bottom of her jeans. She didn't even flinch, and she welcomed the gesture. She thought that they could probably be teething, which made their instinct to bite even stronger. The collie wanted to snuggle with the little guys, since they seemed so sweet and cuddly, but she knew that that would probably be unwise of her. The mother, as most mothers were, looked to be protective of her pups, but that usually came with instinct. So instead, she just gave a friendly giggle to the little guy below her, but then flinched as one of the pups sank their growing teeth into her tail. The pain was fast, and the collie felt the ground beneath her escape her touch then she felt dizzy for a moment. She lost her train of thought, and fought to balance herself. While spinning around in a blur, the collie wrapped her hands around the pups chubby body, and pulled with all her might. The pup broke free, and she looked at it. Around its mouth was a reddish liquid, and grunted slightly. The smell of her blood was in the air, and left her legs give out a little. The ground met her bottom, and she caressed her tail, the blood soaking her tips. She was too embarrassed of her state to look into the eyes of the mother. Maybe pups weren't right for her after all.

Word Count :: 277 Thank you~ Sorry for the REALLY long paragraph :: --

Jordyn walks. Jordyn thinks. "Jordyn speaks."
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POSTED: Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:02 am

:) No worries, and sorry for the delay!
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The two females were quiet for some time, watching the puppies romp and play. Coli gently set Fiora down on the ground to see if she had calmed down enough to join in, but instead the smallest pup merely sat down and watched. When the mother glanced up again, she saw the incident unfold too quickly to react in time.

Florina's teeth sank fearlessly into Jordyn's tail, and it seemed the excited pup had bitten too hard. Coli's fur bristled in surprise and fearful concern as the collie-dog spun dizzily in a circle, grasping at the whitish wolfdog and pulling her free. They all collapsed onto the grass, and Colibri swooped in, snatching up Florina by the scruff of her neck. Farina had gotten too dizzy to hang onto the trousers and let go of her own accord, but Coli grabbed her too, holding them both firmly despite their squirming. There was a tense moment where the mother stood with her daughters in hand, glaring at her wild children for playing too rough, and then the packmate that could have crushed them.

She sighed heavily then as her racing heartbeat began to even out, giving the miscreants a brief shake to remind them they had done wrong. They wriggled unhappily, wanting to play more on the ground. "I'm really sorry about that, Jordyn, are you okay? I can take you to the herb garden, if you'd like something to clean and numb the area..." Her worried blue eyes lingered on the bi-colored dog, huddled on the ground caressing her tail, avoiding eye contact. Puppy teeth were sharp, she could certainly attest to that, but it could not be a serious injury.

The silence unnerved her, and the anxious wolf shifted her weight subtly from foot to foot, hoping she had not inadvertently traumatized the poor girl in some way. "Like I said, the girls are still learning boundaries... I'm hoping once they start speaking, they'll use their words more than their teeth. They're hard to handle right now, these two at least." She glanced to her third daughter, still sitting on the grass with her observant blue eyes wide. Sometimes she did wish they were all as well behaved as her firstborn, but she knew that wasn't fair. Colibri needed to be stronger, so that they would respect her authority as they grew older.
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Jordyn stood up, and balanced herself with her left hand. Her tail was already looking better since the pup's teeth hadn't done much damage, but it had taken her by surprise. "I'm alright," Jordyn said wearily, still not feeling her best,"There is no need for herbs. It doesn't hurt much anyway.". She put a hand to her head, and relaxed, taking a deep breath. The bleeding had stopped along with the raucous of the squirming pups. The collie glanced at the mother who was scolding her pups, and then who glared at her. Jordyn knew she could have squashed the little guys, but she lost her mind in the pain of the bite. She knew it was not the time for an apology. It would just look childish.

Jordyn remembered for a moment what her old pack used to do when kids played too hard with the elders. The pups knew that the elders served vital needs for the pack, but they insisted on playing with their tails, and clothes anyway. If they gave them trouble, they would be taken to their fathers and would not be fed for many days. If they had really strict fathers then they would be sent into a wolf pack to fend for themselves until they would run for their lives from the hungry wolves. This had happened to Jordyn only once, since it was such a dangerous and fateful punishment, and you have to do something so terrible to earn it, but she had never messed with the elders again. Well, at least Jordyn knew her memory was alright...

Jordyn smoothed out her pants and hoodie when she was in standing position, and then surprised herself by patting the head of one the chubby pups. She didn't know if it was the one who had bitten her tail, but it had no blood on its mouth so she guessed it couldn't have been; although it wouldn't have mattered to her anyway. It was just a pup, and it didn't know what was right and wrong yet.
Word Count :: 344 | OOC :: -- No problem!

Jordyn walks. Jordyn thinks. "Jordyn speaks."
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POSTED: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:33 am

Short ending post since I've been absent for a while. Thanks for the thread, PM me if you ever want a new one! :)
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Colibri watched cautiously as Jordyn reached out, gently patting one of her girls on the head. The anxious mother nodded approvingly, relieved that the situation seemed to have smoothed over. Still, it was troubling that her daughter had drawn blood; all puppies nipped and chewed, but they needed to know what was too much. It was unfortunate that Jordyn seemed to be so sensitive, since most of their packmates would not have reacted so drastically. "I'd better take them home now," she murmured, kneeling carefully to scoop up Fiora and hug all three pups to her chest. They wanted to be put down and run about again, but she knew they would go right after Jordyn, not understanding their error.

Colibri gazed at the young collie female, eyes softening with pity. She had no way of knowing what upset her packmate, but there was some trauma spoken in the lines of her wary posture, and Coli certainly knew better than most how that could affect the way one interacted with the world. Coli herself was still terribly nervous around men, even trusted packmates, because she could never escape the shadow of her experiences. Life could be cruel, something she could only hope to shield her daughters from. "If you change your mind about the herbs, please let me know -- I'm staying with the Virdings, so you can find me in that direction," she said carefully, gesturing deeper into Jordheim. She was always grateful that Saul and Lilin allowed her to dwell with them when she needed their support.

"At the very least, I can make you a soothing tea. But, um... it was nice to meet you. Sorry again about all this." She lingered for a moment more, but there was nothing more to say. The Sannindi sighed, shuffling back to the house with her wayward offspring in her arms.
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