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[continuation] Crystal Shores | Full summer | Afternoon | Downpour | With Scott

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The rain didn’t seem much at first. There was no thunder, so Maaike wasn’t alarmed. But then the skies really opened, and it was worse than the downpour from the other day that her, Scott and Lemming had weathered. In fact the torrential roar of the rain - quite chilly considering it was summer - made Maaike fluff her fur out. Before it began she had glimpsed a lake somewhere up ahead, but now she could barely see a body-length in front of her own nose. The roar of the downpour hitting the ground required shouting as she turned to Scott.

“Scott, stay close!” She called. If she lost him now she might never find him again. She didn’t have to sniff the ground or the air to know. “I’ve lost the scent!”


Jan 31, 2018 07:02 AM

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It had started to rain, out of nowhere. Horrible rain, heavy and cold. Scott pressed his ears against his head, and stayed just beside Maaike. Though, he wondered why she always spoke like she had to protect him… Sure, he would stay close, but he could look after himself. That he was smaller than her by a few inches and that he was starving did not make him any weaker.

’‘Aye!’‘ was all he said. He was a bit disappointed she had lost the scent, though. But so had he. But instead of worrying about the weather, Scott continued to sniff, trying to get the scent back. He moved out forward a little, slightly in front of Maaike, his nose to the ground. Bad weather or not, he was not going to let some rain bring him down.


Feb 01, 2018 01:01 AM — Post #1

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Maaike had her nose down, both to prevent from inhaling too much rain and to cast about for the scent they’d been trailing - hopefully Ink’s. Or somebody who knew him.

She increased her stride autocratically to catch up with Scott as he moved ahead, keeping close enough so that her fur just brushed his. Then there was no way they could be separated.

He didn’t seem inclined to stop, so Maaike fluffed up her thick coat and trudged on. She couldn’t see any shelter anyway, yet.


Feb 01, 2018 06:34 AM — Post #2

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At least Maaike did not comment on him moving on ahead. She picked up her own pace though, to end up beside him. Both were pushing against the wind. Shelter seemed about good, right now. But where could they go? Weren’t there trees nearby? Scott thought he had seen a forest. ’‘Shall we tak’ shelter at ra trees? a clocked trees oan oor left!’‘ he told Maaike, trying to call out over the wind.

’‘We kin gang thare ‘til th’ smirr becomes less! An’ ah kin mibbie ca’ fur Ink in ra meantime?’‘


Feb 02, 2018 06:15 AM — Post #3

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She wasn’t certain if she wasn’t understanding Scott or just mishearing some of his words thanks to the surrounding roar of the rain, which drowned out some sounds. Maaike just nodded. “Yeah, let’s go!” She barked back, hearing the word ‘left’ and veering in that direction. Man, this weather sucked. She’d had it with rain.

Ink. He was saying something about Ink. If they ought to call him, she thought? “I don’t think he’ll be able to hear us until this stops!” She called, squinting into the downpour. She could barely see in front of her like this, and didn’t know how close the lake shore was.

She checked for thunder and lightning, recalling what her mother had said about storms and trees over a year ago. But it just seemed like rain, so it ought to be safe.


Feb 02, 2018 06:20 AM — Post #4

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Maaike moved to the left and so did Scott. He followed her in the direction of where he thought he had seen trees. He heard her call back to him about Ink, and he simply nodded. They would have to wait out this rain. No use calling for Ink now if he could not hear them.

Scott thought he saw trees up ahead, and ended up beside Maaike, hoping to guide her in the right direction.


Feb 03, 2018 07:20 AM — Post #5

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Maaike breathed a sigh of relief. The ground was still damp and muddy and water seemed to be running off down a slight slope - she was still unable to actually see the very nearby lake. But she settled in the pine needles with a grunt.

“Okay. Better.” She glanced Scott over, quickly checking to make sure he was okay. “Good spotting by the way. I couldn’t see a thing. Still can’t.” At least with the boughs above absorbing some of the raindrops, it wasn’t quite as loud underneath.


Feb 03, 2018 07:31 AM — Post #6

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They had made it to shelter under the pine trees. And while not all rain was kept from them, it was better than walking out in the cold soaking rain. Scott sat down while Maaike laid down, and he let out a soft sigh. ’‘Saw ra trees afore it stairted dreich- raining, lik’ this.’‘ he told Maaike, and scratched the back of his ear to get rid of an itch.

’‘A’ve nae missed this damn smirr while ah wis gaen.’‘ he muttered, voice sarcastic, and lightly agitated. ’‘It rained ‘ere far too much.’‘


Feb 03, 2018 07:39 AM — Post #7

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Maaike spotted Scott scratching behind his ear. She didn’t even think of making a joke about fleas like she would have as a kid. It would have made Oberon roll his eyes, Deme laugh along with her. Tita would have called her weird and Maeve said something cryptic Maaike wouldn’t have really understood.

She smiled at Scott’s sarcastic tone, not understanding the word ‘smirr’ but able to figure out he meant rain or storm. Maaike didn’t laugh much anymore.

“My Da used to say it made the world go round. Made the grass grow, and fed the prey, which we got to catch. He loved hunting mountain goats.” She recalled. She felt uncomfortable after she’d brougham Da up. That wasn’t how you stayed tough, talking about stuff like that.


Feb 03, 2018 07:50 AM — Post #8

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’‘Weel, yer Da wis a gey wise jimmy. Bit doesn’t mean ah gotta lik’ ra smirr.’‘ Scott responded to Maaike, with a smile. He wink at her, but not long after the smile faded and he looked out at the rain. ’‘Mah Da wis a Guard o’ ra Idavoll Circle, pack ‘ere in ra… meadow, bit it disbanded. Ah wanted tae be lik’ him sae badly… Mibbie ah wis claise tae him fur oor mither simply abandoned us at a young age… An’ in ra end, he wis a’ Ah hud left.’‘

Scott fell quiet for a moment, ears flicking as he listened to the rain, hoping to get some rain drops off of them. ’‘Ne’er felt gey claise wi’ mah fowk oan mah Da’s side, that’s how come Ah cam back ‘ere, bit…’‘
There was not much left here, for him. He wondered what was out there for him. Probably nothing.


Feb 03, 2018 07:57 AM — Post #9

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The wink went unreturned. Apparently winking was up there with laughing or joking now. Maaike was glad when Scott began to talk. She proved a good listener, both her ears up, and not just because she wanted to figure out what words she didn’t understand.

As far as advice went though, well. “Guess up here, we’re all each other has left.” She sighed, downhearted by talking about dead fathers and where the pair of them fit in the world. “Come on. Let’s try to sleep out this rainstorm.” She dropped her wet head on her soggy paws. Sleep was going to be tough, tonight.


Feb 03, 2018 08:03 AM — Post #10

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Yeah, good idea. Sleeping sounded good. Scott let out a soft sigh and nodded. He went to lay down, and rested his head on his paws. All they could do now was wait for the rain to stop.


Feb 03, 2018 08:07 AM — Post #11

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