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Ash Chris Staff
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Okay. Ash had overdone it. He’d gone running, chasing squirrels, and he hadn’t realized how fast his body heated up in the summer sun that streamed between the oaks. This was the hottest the weather had ever been in Ash’s short life. For a few minutes the pup flopped down in the shade, but the problem with being a restless athlete in training was that keeping still just wasn’t any fun. So he rose and padded down to the river. Ah, this was nicer. Cooler.

He splashed around for a bit in the shallows, but while he was messing around he didn’t realize he was getting further from the bank. The ground under his paws suddenly sloped sharply down - and Ash found himself afloat.

Saya would have shrieked the place down for Mum, and Rowan would probably have been so scared he fainted on the spot. But Ash was Ash. Not once did he think about panicking. He’d gotten himself in here so he could just turn himself around and get himself out, the same way he’d come in. At over twelve weeks old now, the correct motion came naturally, and his head never even dipped underwater as his strong young forepaws began to churn.

Hey.

Wow!

This was… almost as much fun as running. Ash forgot about going back. He didn’t want to go back anymore at all. He paddled in circles for a few minutes - then he headed boldly out into the middle of the river. The current gently picked him up and began carrying him downriver, and the ease of movement encouraged Ash to paddle on. He didn’t realize he’d have to fight the current now to get back into the calmer reaches of the river. 

This was awesome! Wait until he told his brother and sister about this!


Jan 01, 2018 06:33 AM

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Nayomi Slash-GNR
 

Nay and her friend had been on a cycle of sleeping, get up, then walk down the coast. Every area seemed about the same. Sand, rock, small bushes and water. Lots and lots of water.

Though getting slightly bored, the girl enjoyed spending time with Jethro… even if they had some strange moments.

Then her chocolate orbs caught a strange sight. A white and black blob was moving around in the water. “Jethro…” She asked and pointed her muzzle to the pup.


Jan 02, 2018 01:17 PM — Post #1

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The past couple days had been easy enough. He was still glad he’d found her. Even if they had a couple moments he might regret. Nothing had been as harsh as the first day of their travels. That day would surface every now and then, wiggling to tease his subconscious. Every time he was quick to stuff it back down and move on with their joyous days.

Today was different. They’d ducked off the beach not long ago, sick of the sand between their toes and the salt in the air. Their surroundings had morphed, slowly, until tress popped up before them. Of course, they would have to cross the river before entering said trees, but it was a welcome view.

He’d been debating on whether they should rest by the river or keep moving when her voice popped in. It was a simply statement of his name, but it got his attention. Her slender nose was pointing toward a bundle of wet fur bobbing in the river. It was a pup, from what he could tell, but they didn’t seem distressed. In fact, they seemed quiet pleased with the fact they were being carried down the river. “Do we save it?” He was completely unsure as of what they should do.


Jan 02, 2018 01:31 PM — Post #2

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Benvolio Nym Matti
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Benny had been acquainting himself with the local area a bit more. The mountains had been fun and all, and maybe he’d go back again, but for today Benny was on a mission to go see - he wouldn’t exactly call her a favorite - but a mother wolf and her kids that he hadn’t seen in quite a while now. His little jaunt off into the mountains had a taken a bit, but here he was coming back to visit, only a month later…

He had sorta meant to follow the river but got distracted by turkey scent in the taller grasses of the range. He hadn’t managed to bag another turkey - he supposed his second gift of a meal would have to be later. He continued on into the oaks, feeling them to be familiar now at least, if not a home.

He sniffed about for a few moments before he heard voices and immediately perked up in that direction. He approached the two strangers with his tale wagging, looking a lot more interested in the girl than the male. He opened his mouth, about ready to introduce himself, when he caught sight of what had drawn their attention to the river.

A little black and white thing floating by….just a little wolf…in the river…

Oh god! It was the bitey kid! “Oh shit!” Benny yelled. He paid no mind to the fact at the pup seemed to be enjoying his swim. Benny was not about to get bitten by Holly because instead of a nice plump turkey he returned her drowned kid. “I’m coming kid!” He shrieked, leaping forward towards the river bank. He’d whisk right past these strangers and instead be a hero to Holly for rescuing her little biting child.


Jan 02, 2018 08:39 PM — Post #3

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Ash Chris Staff
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Ash would have been mightily insulted if he could hear Jethro over the splashing of the water around him. Who do you think I am, my brother?! Save him!

He kept paddling, highly interested in the way the water pushed him along at an excellent speed. He glanced over at the first two adults, unimpressed. One of them was pointing their muzzle at him, and he lifted his lip in a little warning not to keep staring at him, or he’d paddle right over there and open one wolf-puppy-sized pawful of whoopass.

Then there was some shrieking and Ash stiffened, paddling harder so his front half popped a little higher in the river.

THAT LYING INTRUDER WAS BACK AGAIN. He outright snarled, and inhaled a little splash of water had had him spluttering a bit, though of course he kept his paws moving as he coughed the water from his nose.


Jan 03, 2018 06:01 AM — Post #4

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First… Jethro asked what they should do. Nay wouldve replied… But a male was seen in the distance. The girl stared as the stranger suddenly rushed down to the river.

Blinking… Nay tried to figure what in the world was going on. “Be right back” she said as the yearling bounded away and toward the pup and stranger.


Jan 03, 2018 04:02 PM — Post #5

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Not long after he had asked his very awkward, but important, question had another male come bounding in. He darted straight for the kid, yelling very inappropriate language in front of a pup. Then Nay was off. Telling him to stay put, sort of. As if. He was not going to allow her to run off without him toward an unknown male and river.

Wordlessly, he followed her. Straight into the most interesting situation he’s been in in a while.


Jan 05, 2018 12:48 PM — Post #6

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Benvolio Nym Matti
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The pup was drowning! Benny watched with big eyes as he saw the little guy paddling more furiously and sputtering water out of his mouth and nose. Oh no! He was not gonna let Holly’s kid die cause then she’d be super pissed at him.

Benny took the last few steps on dry land at a dead sprint and then launched himself through the air. He felt the momentary thrill of soaring over some of the water and the feeling of weightlessness of such a leap, and then…the much less enjoyable sense of falling. He splashed into the river, a ways upstream from the pup. Water rolled out in waves from where he had broken the surface and Benny submerged completely under before he popped back up, sputtering and paddling as well.

After a moment of blinking and shaking water out of his eyes he turned to swim after the pup as quickly as he could. Benny swam well enough for any wolf his size, but it wasn’t like this was his favorite thing ever. “I’ll save you kid!” He shouted towards the black and white pup.


Jan 05, 2018 06:56 PM — Post #7

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Ash Chris Staff
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Ash cleared the water out of his nostrils and managed to stop spluttering water, eyed narrowed on Benny-the-liar. That had been his fault! Just wait until he finished swimming and - oh nevermind. Benny was coming towards him. Good, that’d save some time. The willow trees lining the banks sedately flashed by as he was carried further along with the current.

He kept growling, kept moving his forepaws. There were two more spectators on the bank as well but Ash was a bit busy to cast them more than a glance. He had Intruder Exhibit A to worry about. Let somebody else worry about those other two.

Just let the little liar get closer. Go on.


Jan 05, 2018 07:04 PM — Post #8

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Nay rushed down to the bank of the river. The male leaped in, but what use would it be to have everyone if the water if no one could pull them out.

Standing on the bank, “Bring him over when you grab him!” She shouted at the adult.

Her heart hammered in her chest. Hopefully they both would be ok.


Jan 05, 2018 09:47 PM — Post #9

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Everything was escalating much too quickly for his liking. Nay was shouting, the stranger was shouting, the pup was growling. If they weren’t floating down the river he would have asked everybody to stop and take a deep breath.

That was ridiculous, of course. So instead he came running to her side and swooped toward the edge of the river. “You grab the pup, I’ll get the other one.” That would work, right? Let Nay take the pup out of the stranger’s jaws so Jethro could at least grab him and keep him from floating further away.


Jan 05, 2018 09:55 PM — Post #10

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Benvolio Nym Matti
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Benny paddled furiously after the kid. He heard the pup growling but Benny didn’t put it together that the kid might be growling at him. He was here trying to save the boy from drowning - even if he had bitten Benny in the past, but this time Benny could forgive that.

The other wolves on the bank were an after thought, he heard them saying something to him, something like to go closer to them, but Benny was in the middle of a rescue mission at the moment, so that’d have to wait.

The current and his paddling had brought him close to the pup and through the splashing water he tried to reach his head out and grab the kid by the scurf from behind. If Benny could just get a hold of him he’d turn for the bank and get them both out of the water.


Jan 06, 2018 10:05 AM — Post #11

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Ash Chris Staff
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It had been his intention to brutally maul poor well-meaning Benvolio when he was close enough, but the puppy was not practiced with moving in the water. He tried to lunge at the small male but found himself stuck by the back of his neck - being carried! Like a little kid! Ash began to snarl and thrash, trying to forcibly pull free even though he was perfectly safe with his head held high above the water.


Jan 06, 2018 04:16 PM — Post #12

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Chocolate orbs watched as the brown male grabbed the kid. “Bring him over here! We’ll help pull both of you out!” She said.

Her ears then turned back at Jethro. “Ok” she replied to make sure he knew she heard him.

Now just to wait for them to come closer.


Jan 07, 2018 12:58 PM — Post #13

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He was getting the growing suspicion this kid didn’t realize just how much trouble he was in. If he went far enough down that river he’d get spit out into the ocean and washed out of existence. It was very clear that he did not care for the strangers’ help.

“Watch the teeth…” He murmured to his companion, but whether she heard him or not didn’t really matter. The scene unfolding was much too entertaining.


Jan 07, 2018 01:06 PM — Post #14

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Benvolio Nym Matti
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Kid securely in his grasp, Benny turned to paddle towards the shore. He angled with the current - he knew better than to try to swim completely against it. However, the kid wouldn’t stop moving. Even held by the scruff he was snarling and jerking himself around in Benny’s grip. Benny had to tighten his hold to keep the kid in place - he couldn’t just drop him into the water again. He hoped he wasn’t hurting the pup, but then he couldn’t do much about it with the kid trying to kill himself by drowning here.

He swam for the shore. More than ready to pant by the time his paws touched the bottom again, except there was a bundle of fluff in his jaws still. He was wading out of the water - quickly starting to feel the kids real weight once his shoulders were above the water. Ash was a fat kid too apparently.

Finally these strangers seemed useful and he hoped one of them would come over and grab the growling, writhing little shit cause Benny was having a hard time hauling him more than halfway up the bank.


Jan 08, 2018 09:41 PM — Post #15

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