Athena’s talk with Atlas hadn’t put her in much of a good mood, something that persisted even as the days passed. Although she hadn’t exactly been distant from everyone else, Athena found herself more contemplative and quiet of late, though she’d remained close to the rise in the days since she’d spoken with her brother. She hadn’t been quite in the mood to make her usual trek across the eastern grasslands, and had done her hunting close to home.
She had her meeting with Jay to consider, as well- she’d been seeing him from time to time, and though there wasn’t much of a change in her typical demeanor, she hadn’t exactly stuck around to have long conversations. Athena hadn’t intended to make him wait so long for their trek down to the creek- during which he promised to catch her a fish, and that had certainly been the only thing on his mind, certainly- but she hadn’t wanted her own dour mood to prevail. Rather than meeting him the next day, she’d taken her time- it had been three days, or somewhere thereabouts- but she didn’t think it was long enough that he’d start wondering if she was going to meet him there.
Athena had trekked down the rise and to the creek, making her way toward the point where the water simply soaked into the ground, intending to work her way farther upstream. The rumble of the rushing water was nonexistent here, and small marine animals and insects liked to take advantage of the brackish water that pooled here. Athena avoided that, not wanting to get her paws muddy just now, and she would rather avoid the biting insects that stayed in the area during the warmer months.
She threw her head back and howled, letting the note linger in the air, hoping that Jay was nearby. She waited a beat before putting her head down and sniffing around for some small creature she could terrorize. She hadn’t done much snake hunting this season- maybe she could occupy herself with that while she waited.
Feb 21, 2018 09:16 PM
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