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[summons] Wavehaven | Late summer | Morning | Fine | Calling Kaete, Saskia, Braith, Nomad, Percy & Bayley

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Bucky had thought about meeting up with the remaining pack members and breaking the news about the recent dramas, departures and the patrol events to the remaining members of the Adunati Rangers. But the thought of doing so on an individual basis exhausted him, and he was easily exhausted not yet quite being recovered from his flu. So he howled for his packmates, counting off a list of who was left and physically here to answer.

Him. Nomad. Saskia. Kaete. Braith. Pierre’s boys may or may not come. Was that really it? He had started the pack with this few wolves in it, it was true. He just… never expected to have lost as many wolves, so many wolves important to the Rangers, to him, as he had.

Who would be next, he wondered morosely as he howled, a tone of loneliness leeching through in his song. He had to try and get into a more positive mindset before anyone left actually got here.

((Vagueness about Holly puppies until that thread resolves; at this stage I am going to assume that Bucky thinks all the Fawneon kids left with their parents even if it doesn’t play out that way, but Bucky would 100% call a pack meeting to share all the recent bad news before he left for the summit so here we gooo.

Loose posting order, posts where ‘X character is just standing by listening’ are a-ok as I know some people struggle with large group threads. Bucky will probs throw up a new post every 2-3 days or as needed))


Mar 14, 2018 02:16 AM

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[Nomad is on his way, I just wanted to plop this in here to say he will attend however my laptop keeps freezing up atm and long posts are hard to type right now… So uh, yeah.]


Mar 14, 2018 05:02 AM — Post #1

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When the summons reached her ears Braith smiled, Bucky was back. She’d missed the dark man so didn’t waste any time making her way to where he’d called from. She found him soon enough and offered a small lick to his chin in greeting. She didn’t know what he was calling the meeting for but she took a place in front of him to wait for the others he’d called to arrive.


Mar 14, 2018 07:59 AM — Post #2

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Percy heard the call, ever-vigilant as a good Ranger could be. He let out an answering little roooo that was beginning to take on a more mature sound as he aged, but still undoubtedly puppy.

“A meeeeeeting,” he sing-songed to himself just before Bucky came into view. He spotted one other, and sidled up next to her, beaming upward. He actually didn’t know her name, despite having seen her once before. “I’m Percy,” he said, by way of greeting, then straightened up and put on his Most Serious of Faces to wait for whatever news Bucky had to share.


Mar 14, 2018 03:21 PM — Post #3

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Kaete knew that Bucky had been home for a couple of weeks now, but she had been hesitating to talk to him for a few reasons. And not the usual reasons that they had argued endlessly about, no, really.

The main thing was, now that summer must be almost over, and she hadn’t gone anywhere or done anything important in half a year, she was getting incredibly restless and she really wanted to focus on things other than him. She had begun to wonder if she really should have agreed with Nomad’s idea. She was sick of being here, sick of waiting, sick of having to plan around Bucky’s schedule, sick of trying to deal with him and failing, sick of everything.

There weren’t even any new problems this time, it was the same ones from before. If he had simply answered her questions last time, they wouldn’t have to bring in Judge Nomad and waste more time trying to work it out. She wanted to forget about Bucky for now and get away from here already. And if he decided he did want to talk, he could wait until there was an opening in her schedule.

The problem there was, she didn’t know where she was going to go, until she asked him about it and particularly about whether he would let her go help the Evergreen Wolves or not. Or maybe even whether he would let her go on another patrol or not, though she doubted that. So she had to speak to him at some point, but she was afraid it would turn into another argument somehow.

On top of that, she had noticed something different about his scent for a while there—the smell of sickness. Obviously he got sick on purpose just so he would have an excuse not to talk to her. On top of that, she knew he would want to chat with Nomad and every other wolf in the pack before her, so she was giving him time to do so. On top of that, if he did have any important news from the patrol or anything, he would probably call a meeting soon anyway.

Aaaand there it was—a howl. It had a bit of a sad tone to it, Kaete thought, so there might be bad news again. That was, aside from the Evergreens thing and the Elliot thing which they already had a meeting about, which Bucky must know of by now. Still, a meeting might be a good opportunity to ask him a quick question or two without things getting personal. But somehow it was still annoying. She couldn’t even explain why, it just was.

Making her way to the scene, she noted that she was one of the first ones to arrive this time. It was only Bucky, Percy, and… what was that girl’s name again? There would surely be a bigger crowd soon.

Kaete realized she didn’t know what to say to Bucky. Ordinarily she would ask how his trip went, but he was probably about to tell them anyway, and also he wouldn’t have answered her because she was unworthy of such knowledge. “Hi everyone,” she settled on instead, feeling vaguely uncomfortable as she took a seat nearby.


Mar 15, 2018 04:19 AM — Post #4

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Well, here he was. Shadowing his brother with a slight knit to his brow. Concerned. Trying to focus on following Percy without incident was the extent of it. He smiled at the familiar odor of Kaete but then was trying to locate Bucky from where he sat.


Mar 16, 2018 05:02 AM — Post #5

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Welp, Nomad was here! He barked a few times as he made his way over to Bucky. However, there seemed to be a much bigger gathering happening. Looked like they were about to have another pack meeting. Thank god Nomad was not the one leading it, today. ’‘Hey hey!’‘ he called and smiled at everyone, like he always did. And then, he went to sit down next to Bucky and sort of just… sat there. What were they gonna talk about?

Not about all the wolves who had left, right…?


Mar 17, 2018 09:19 AM — Post #6

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The remains of their pack came filtering in. A small sigh escaped Bucky when he realized his mate was not among them, but he guessed he could fill Saskia in later. Still, on top of all his siblings, her absence from this meeting stung his heart painfully. He coughed discretely into his own shoulder fur then straightened up. A quick, grateful look to Nomad was shot when he came to sit by him.

“Hey guys.” He took a deep breath and smiled at the group, though it didn’t quite reach his eyes. “I wanted to fill you in on the patrol, but those of you who..” He faltered. Those of his packmates who didn’t get goodbyes had been what he was going to say. 

“But, as to why there’s so few of us. Firstly, Pierre has gone to visit his brother Albus, who some of you might know as being on our missing list. When I was in the mountains I got news he’s joined the Hillside Sanctuary, so Pierre’ll be out for a week or so checking up on him. Pharaoh and Babette are with the Evergreens helping out with hunting while they have so many mouths to feed, though I think most of you know that from the last meeting you had while I was away - great work on that Nomad and Kaete.” He nodded at them both, but that was pretty much all the positive stuff he had to mention.

And he was definitely giving everybody else a chance to speak up, not delaying bringing up any of the negative… 


Mar 17, 2018 09:35 AM — Post #7

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She wasn’t sure why Bucky had called them to meet him but she soon found out when a pup she didn’t know arrived. She’d seen him before but hadn’t had the chance to meet him formerly. It looked like that was about to change as he sat down next to her. She smiled as he introduced himself, “I’m Braith,” she returned giving him a friendly bump on the shoulder.

A few others arrived after that and she turned her attention to the dark man as he spoke about where a few of their members had gone. She hadn’t even realized that the rangers numbers had decreased but things were starting to fall into place. The expression on her face changed from a neutral one to one that was more concerned.

Before she said anything she would wait to hear what else Bucky had to say if anything.


Mar 17, 2018 11:54 AM — Post #8

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Kaete returned a brief smile at Nomad. Things seemed a little less tense when he was there. Bayley was also there to accompany his brother, but so far this still looked like a pretty small group compared to past gatherings. But Bucky already started talking?

Wait, was this really everyone? She had noticed there were less scents around than usual, but since she didn’t really know some of those wolves very well or they weren’t around the gorge much anyway, maybe she hadn’t noticed just how many were missing. This was getting a bit concerning.

She already knew where Pharaoh and Babette were, yes, and it was nice to be acknowledged for the last meeting. Nomad must have put in a good word for her there. There wasn’t much time to wonder what else he had said, or why Bucky only seemed to appreciate things she did for the pack and not for him personally, because now she was trying to figure out who else was gone.

Pierre was off to visit an Albus, and she wasn’t sure if she remembered that name but okay. Where was everyone else from the last two meetings? She could understand if the other pups decided that meetings were boring, but what of the adults? Where was the rest of Bucky’s patrol—which she still presumed included Saskia? Did she die in a tragic rockslide in the mountains? Not that Kaete would be happy about that or anything.

This wasn’t looking hopeful for her wish to travel somewhere. There was no point in asking Bucky about it before finding out what happened to all the others and when they were coming back (if ever), so she stayed quiet and waited.


Mar 18, 2018 08:36 PM — Post #9

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Bucky swallowed. It took visible effort for him to hold himself together, and however composed he always was, he couldn’t be when it came to this. Bucky’s eyes shone too brightly with emotions, and his ears twitched too rapidly and his breath shortened.

“Some of you might know some of this so… yeah. Just so… everyone… knows. Okay I’m just going to say this all at once.” Before he did somryhing unthinkable like break down in front of everyone. “Fawn and Efeon have moved their family out of the valley. Holly has left her pups here and fled, only taking Regent. Benjamin has opted to go on a journey to find himself as a wolf. Pierce went missing on the patrol during all the fog, and Casscade has gone looking for her.” His voice had done lower than usual by the end, his head hanging.


Mar 21, 2018 06:10 PM — Post #10

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Nomad remained quiet as he listened. He did not know what to say. All he could do was listten, and he gently bumped his shoulder into Bucky’s to try and comfort him, leaning into him.


Mar 22, 2018 04:28 AM — Post #11

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Oh. Wow. That was a lot of wolves gone. Every time Kaete thought Bucky was finished, he went on with more bad news. And it sounded like most of them might be gone for good. At least no one was dead this time, but… how could so many wolves disappear all at once? She frowned, finding the whole thing disturbing. Though she hadn’t been very close to any of those wolves, there was the sadness of knowing that she probably never could be now.

She had barely known Fawn or Efeon, never met them or their kids properly. Never met Holly at all, and of course she was the one who left her pups here—probably a bunch of little punks like Ash. Casscade was one of the original Rangers though, so if she didn’t come back (and it was somehow quite easy to imagine that she would get lost out there), there were now only four of them left, four out of seven.

But naturally, the departure that Kaete found most personally frustrating was Benjamin. Seriously, it was like any time an eligible bachelor was within a ten-mile radius of her, he got zapped by lasers and disintegrated. That took away her last real reason to hang around here any longer before leaving on her search for more males to obliterate.

As for how it must affect Bucky to lose so many siblings and friends at the same time… Kaete found that she couldn’t bring herself to worry about that too much, because what was the use? She couldn’t help him with it. He wouldn’t confide in her about it. He hadn’t even talked to her about losing Caesar, among other things. He didn’t want her help.

So really, all she could feel was more bitterness there. Losing so many should make him pay more attention to the friends he still had, but he wouldn’t. Maybe they all left because he treated them the same way he treated her. Maybe he deserved to have bad things happen to him. Maybe this still wasn’t bad enough, because he still had Saskia. Bitter thoughts such as those. He most likely would have forbidden her from speaking to his siblings anyway.

She felt comfortable with her own secret selfishness right now. It was freeing, like he had no power over her if she just didn’t care. It still didn’t seem like a good moment to say anything, so ... she waited.


Mar 23, 2018 05:22 AM — Post #12

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What was there to say to that, really?

He good a deep steadying breath, shooting Nomad a grateful look for his support, and carried on.

“I know it’s a lot, and I’ll get to letting you all know about my patrol soon. But if everyone can help look out for Holly’s pups I’d appreciate it - they’re six months old, and don’t need a constant caretaker, but hunting lessons and… well, just knowing they aren’t alone would be good for them. They haven’t had stable parents so far so it’s important they know the pack is there for them. Star was close to them, so hopefully she’ll be back soon from helping sort out the Elliot problem, who if anyone doesn’t yet know, is a criminal who’s been hiding out near our Brotherhood allies. Likewise, most of you would already know Pharaoh and Babette have gone to help the Evergeens after most of their adults departed and left puppies in need of capable hunters.”

Mass purges of packs… it wasn’t just the Rangers. The thought didn’t make him feel any better.

“So. With the members we have left, we don’t have enough to send full three-wolf patrols to help either cause. Has anybody heard any new information on the Evergeens or Elliot since the last pack meeting Nomad and Kaete held?” He nodded at those two in thanks for their efforts then. He figured that if anybody did have news they would have (hopefully) told him about it. But he wanted to hopefully get the meeting a bit more positive, instead of him just relaying information from his patrol.


Mar 25, 2018 06:29 AM — Post #13

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The pups needed to know they weren’t alone? If the others were anything like Ash, they most likely wanted to be alone. Kaete didn’t think it would do any good for her to bother with that kid anymore. Knowing she wasn’t alone would be good for her too, but no one cared about that.

Bucky mentioned that they didn’t have enough wolves for full patrols. Did that mean they could still send patrols, just smaller ones? Did that count the Rangers who were already helping with things—Pharaoh, Babette, and Star?

But he then asked if anyone had new information and… Wouldn’t they have told him by now if they had? He was just dragging this out now. Kaete was pretty sure that he had said the part about Pharaoh and Babette twice. It probably would be better to wait until the end of the meeting for questions, because maybe Bucky was about to explain further anyway, but she was practically writhing with impatience.

“I haven’t.” She answered his question first, trying to sound calmer than she felt, and then, “I have a question. Just to clarify. Does that mean no more of us can go and help the Evergreens? And we won’t have any more patrols for a while, I guess?”

There was no telling when they would get more members… but unless it happened very soon, it would be winter before they knew it, and there were no patrols then. Then no patrols in spring either, because of the perfect family of twenty pups that Bucky and Saskia would definitely have. So, apparently they only had one patrol a year. Not that it mattered since he was never going to let Kaete go on another patrol ever again.


Mar 26, 2018 06:22 PM — Post #14

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Bucky felt a bit puzzled as he shook his head to Kaete. Did she think he was trapping his packmates here, never to go anywhere they wanted to? Give how negative she was he couldn’t rule it out. 

“No, if anyone wants to go anywhere, now’s the time to speak up. Kaete, do you want to go help the Evergreens?” He encouraged. “Just that we’re not going to be able to send a full patrol with you there, or to anywhere else. I’d say until we have four adults who can stay here to hunt and defend, and three to patrol, we shouldn’t send any patrols out, what do you guys think?”


Mar 27, 2018 03:33 AM — Post #15

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