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Ash Chris Staff
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Mum tended to spend a little more time hunting now Ash and his siblings were bigger, and that was just fine with Ash, because he was growing vastly bored of the cramped, stuffy, too-hot den and spent as much time outside as he possibly could, playing with leaves and acorns and sticks and essentially whatever he could put his little jaws around. He liked feeling the breeze in his fur, the sensation of sunshine. He liked chasing birds, squirrels and mice, though he rarely caught anything, it was just a game to him. 

He was roaming further and further afield each day, and today he made a discovery of something totally new. He sat on the bank for a long while, staring down at the wide, constant motion of The Thing. Whatever it was, it fascinated Ash, and after a while he got up and trotted down the bank to investigate the river.

Calm down everybody, he wasn’t going in there. He wasn’t stupid. But he was curious, and he did sit down by the bank and dunk his smokey forepaw in the water. Eeeeeey! Now it was like what happened when Saya licked him in one place for too long. “Wet.” He grumbled, picking up his forepaw then licking it a few times. Well that wasn’t bad. Sorta reminded him of his mum’s milk. Ash had only ever drunk from rainwater puddles before now and the taste of this was totally different. He stuck his muzzle in and lapped, clumsily at first. Yep, this wet stuff was nice, he liked it.

HEY. The place of the bank he was sitting was a quiet little bend in the river, the current very slow. And there was another WOLF down there that looked like one of his siblings! He was the same almost-white colour. And he had a dark mask on one side of his face. And when Ash lifted a paw to poke him he realized the truth when he saw the dark foot.

That was him. For the first time, Ash was staring down at his own reflection.


Nov 27, 2017 06:30 PM

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Saya Zeri
 

Now that she was getting even older she was getting better at everything! Well, almost everything. Saya had focused much more on using her voice more than anything else. She was very noisy most of the time but she had discovered that she could make sounds into a melody, thus she got better at making more noise.

She was half following her bother’s trail and half humming her own little tune. A tune that was relaxed joyful and happy. While she hummed she wasn’t that loud, some of her concentration went towards her curiosity. she wanted to know what her wild brother was up to again.

Saya saw him but more importantly she saw the river which also got her interest. It looked like a big puddle of rain water all in one spot. Normally they disappeared after a while. Maybe this one will disappear too eventually. She stood not to far from her brother, she was still a bit behind, mostly watching the river. She was still humming her tune but it was much softer while she was curious.


Nov 28, 2017 06:35 AM — Post #1

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Ash Chris Staff
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He knew Saya was coming because she was singing, and because she was a girl, and Rowan was a bit of a girl too but he didn’t sing like that. He sighed to himself. Saya was never going to learn to hunt the longtails in the trees and the tweets in the sky and the squeaks in the grass if she didn’t keep quieter. She was ALWAYS talking and if she wasn’t talking she was singing and if she wasn’t singing she was humming.

Ash was a virtual oasis of silence compared to his sister.

Maybe she would want to see Ash’s discovery. He gave her his standard greeting-grunt and accompanied it with three whole words, even if they were uttered in a gruff command.

“Saya, come see.” He pointed a dark paw at his water-twin. He wanted to know if it would work for Saya, too.


Nov 28, 2017 07:26 AM — Post #2

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“Okay!” Saya moved quickly simply to come see. She wasn’t too sure what Ash was actually looking at. At first it seemed like he was just impressed to seeing a lot of water. That wasn’t extremely interesting. But once she got to the edge like him, she too saw her reflection and his.

The image was a little blurry but she was sure there was two wolves in the water. One looked like Ash and the other looked like Rowan. “Ro?” She brought her nose close to the water, Rowan did the same but closer to her. It was pretty unusual especially since she wasn’t smelling her brother here. She looked over at Ash’s reflection. “Ash?” Saya was confused, why were there two ashs here?


Nov 28, 2017 08:57 AM — Post #3

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Ash shook his head at his sister when she questioned if Ro was in the water. “No Ro. Saya.” He explained, pointing his paw first at her reflection then at her.

Saya was way better than talking than he was (an effect of being a chatterbox he assumed), so it was no surprise she wasn’t calling him ‘Ass’ anymore, which he now had the sneaking suspicion might not be a very good word. Or a very good name to have.

She questioned why there were two of him, or that’s what he figured she was asking. He shrugged - he didn’t know how a magic copy of him had gotten down in the water. “Dunno.”


Nov 28, 2017 09:02 AM — Post #4

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“Not, Ro?” She said as she examined her reflection a little more. Ash didn’t seem to know something. She didn’t really ask him a question, the question was towards his reflection which didn’t say anything.

Saya did start to notice that the reflections were mimicking her and her brother’s actions. It was some sort of game! She lifted a paw to see what the reflection would do. It did the same as expected. She placed her paw back down and leaned towards the river. “Hello!” Yes, she was trying to see if it would talk back. But wait if they said it at the same time then communicating didn’t work very well, plus they would be saying the same thing.


Nov 29, 2017 05:51 AM — Post #5

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Saya didn’t really get it and Ash wasn’t really that big on explanations, especially of things he didn’t understand. Their copies down in the water didn’t have scents or speak back to them so they weren’t real like him and his sister, so that was that.

Didn’t mean Ash wasn’t curious. He looked over his shoulder, picked up a rock in his jaws, then shuffled back to the reflections.

Sploosh! Droplets kicked up as he let the stone go and it rippled through their reflections. This struck Ash as funny and his muzzle parted in a rare Ash-grin as he looked over at Saya.


Nov 29, 2017 05:21 PM — Post #6

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Rowan was outside, too. Usually, he was wherever his siblings were, letting them guide his actions and choices. It had become clear early on he was a follower, not a leader, but certainly he didn’t mind. It was easier that way.

Unlike Ash and Saya, he wasn’t far from the den. Earlier in the day, he’d found a pleasant, soft patch of yellow-green grass to curl up upon, and he’d fallen asleep. Every so often, he’d drone out a series of low puppy-snores, his paws twitching as he pursued whichever curious little creature his mind decided to dredge up in his dreams.

By the time he woke, it was afternoon, and the clouds overhead had begun to part. The harsh glare of the sun kept Rowan’s eyes screwed shut even as he rocked onto his elbows. He gave his lips a few audible smacks before turning his head and spotting the pale forms of his siblings, much farther out than he ever really made a habit of wandering.

His vision had improved greatly lately, and even from a distance, he could see that they were preoccupied with something.

Rolling to his paws lazily, Rowan began in their direction—his first few steps heavy and shaky, given he wasn’t quite awake yet. Despite that, he called out to them.

“Hey—” His voice was cut off by a yawn, but whatever. He’d be close enough for Real Talk soon.


Nov 30, 2017 01:41 AM — Post #7

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What was Ash doing?! He threw a rock at them! “Ash no!” Too late.. The reflection made a splash and Saya had to check if they were okay. The reflections were disoriented, barely leaving an image now. She looked at her brother with a frown. “That not nice ash.” but then again was there any way to check if the reflections were hurt?

Rowan called out from behind however Saya had bigger concerns right now. This time she tried to touch the reflections with her paw which resulted in her stepping into the water. It was wet and even muddy when she touched the button. She pulled her paw back and looked at it. Just mud and dirt. It’s like the wolves in the water didn’t really exist.


Nov 30, 2017 06:05 AM — Post #8

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Ash didn’t look up from his experiment. “Hey Ro.” He called automatically as his brother approached them, lagging behind as usual. Ro could be so boring. Saya frowned at him then, speaking as prettily as Mum managed. Ash went ahead and scowled right back at her.

“Saya, no dere.” He pointed out. How could he be not nice to nothing? Sisters were so dumb. But then she went and stepped in the big puddle.

Well if Saya was doing it…

Ash stepped into the water too, just with his front legs so he could pull himself back if anything bad happened. He quickly noted the current and looked in the direction it was flowing. Okay, that felt strong.

“Be care.”


Nov 30, 2017 09:01 AM — Post #9

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The little river was still holding her attention. Saya was understanding that the reflections weren’t very real. They were just there and simply looked the same without doing anything else. Next thing to notice was the water flow. Having put her paw in the water she felt a force.

Saya wasn’t too sure if it was a good idea or not to go in but Ash was going for it like the brave brother he was. She was still uncertain though. She gave Ash a nod and hummed ‘okay’. She stepped closer to Ash. Just in case, and decided to step into the water again. The experience and discovery was quite interesting. But it was wet! She didn’t want to go any further! Instead she simply stepped back while still remaining next to Ash.


Dec 06, 2017 06:31 AM — Post #10

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Urrrrgh his sister wanted cuddles. He knew all the warning signs. Nowhere near as cuddly as Saya was by nature, Ash swung his head and clipped her gently on her neck with the side of his muzzle. Not quite a nuzzle, but it was close.

Once he was sure Saya wasn’t going any further, Ash retreated out of the shallows with a ‘come on’ grunt. Better go back and get Rowan before he started crying.

A crybaby brother was worse than a boring brother.


Dec 06, 2017 06:39 AM — Post #11

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Rowan Jill
 

Oh, Ash told him hello! Rowan, dissatisfied by his earlier, failed attempt at a greeting, provided a cheery, complete, “Heyeeee!” in response. Behind him, his tail wagged as he approached his siblings at last.

He watched, quiet, as they both touched the… moving thing with their paws, Ash going so far as to put his front legs into the wet stuff. Rowan’s brows rose, and though he remained a respectful few tail-lengths away, he could still see the adventure they were having.

Without him. UM, RUDE.

“What is?” he asked, daring to creep closer even as the pair of his siblings seemed to be retreating. “What seeing?”


rolls belly up in submission and apology for the lateness of this


Dec 18, 2017 12:50 AM — Post #12

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-Pets the belly-

Seeing reflections was over. It was interesting but a bit disappointing. Saya thought that maybe she’d had more friends her age but the reflections in the water weren’t very real.
Oh well, she still had her brothers. She turned to face Rowan. “Hey Ro!”

He seemed to be curious, Saya will explain. “See us in there, but not real.”


Dec 19, 2017 04:21 AM — Post #13

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Ash grunted at his brother’s cheerfulness. Did his siblings have to be so HAPPY all the time? But he supposed your brother and sister were supposed to be a little bit annoying.

“See. No smell.” He elaborated after Saya explained to Rowan what was happening. As far as Ash was concerned that was the end of it. It wasn’t real if you couldn’t smell it.

He sniffed at Rowan. Why was he always lagging behind? As brothers went he could be boring and he didn’t always run around exploring, not like Ash did. Plus he was way too easy to beat in a wrestling match. Ash pretty much just figured he was the superior brother, really. 

((GET DAT BELLY!))


Dec 19, 2017 04:38 AM — Post #14

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Y’ALL SO NICE ILU BOTH

It looked like his bro and sis were finished with… whatever it was they’d been doing with the long, flowing, wet stripe thing. Rowan had to frown a bit at that, but his expression quickly brightened when Saya told him hey!

“Say!” he chirped at her, shifting atop his paws to sneak a quick nuzzle against her cheek if she let him.

As he drew back to listen to her explain what they’d been looking at, his blue eyes went wide with wonder. How on earth had they seen them in the water-thingy?

Ash was quick to explain that though they’d seen themselves, they couldn’t smell themselves, and overall Rowan was just a fluffy, white bundle of confusion.

Ash snuffled at him, and he shrunk back a tad, feeling like his brother was snorting in derision more than just smelling him.

“Welp. Wanna go see.” He looked between both of them before moving toward the water. He was nearly at its edges when he turned over his shoulder to tell them, “Fo’ me.”

Because, y’know. It was okay that they’d seen whatever there was to see first, because at least they’d explained it to him. Now he just had to witness it with his own eyes.


Dec 19, 2017 04:47 AM — Post #15

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