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Days Turn Into Weeks
After Sorrel death / morning / by pool / AW

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Mintaka Slash-GNR
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She was tired of it all. Mentally and physically exhausted. Her morals were all jumbled up. They would be formed, then broken, then attempt to build again, then be torn down again. Therefore, Mintaka was unsure how to feel about things anymore.

Sorrel was dead. Aster was never around so most likely dead. Dion abandoned her, just like her mother because apparently she wasn’t loved.

A shame such a young mind could be screwed up so easily. A pity Mintaka was to prideful and angry to enjoy what she had before her. Azalea. Was she ok?

The child perked her ears and raised her head from her paws. No noise was heard. The golden pup peered down to look at her reflection. She though she was down right hideous.

In all truth, she probably wasn’t ugly… but Mintaka had issues in being satisfied. Her sister Azalea, sweet and innocent… everyone liked her. Why couldn’t Mintaka be that way? The girl let out a sigh as she placed her head back down upon her paws and snorted at the water.


Mar 17, 2018 06:43 AM

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Leas Fitzroy Matti
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Another pup that she had not had the stomach to try to talk to. She caught sight of Mintaka by the pool and turned towards the girl, she gave a little cough to signal her presence.

Time had passed, but it didn’t feel any amount easier to deal with things now. There was just too much pain, too much death. The most unbearable part about it, was that it was not unbearable. Leas woke up every morning, she breathed and functioned and that meant that puppies needed to be cared for and things needed to be done. Perhaps it would have been easier to just lie down and die like the rest of the them, but somehow she could not. The drive to live, even such a miserable life, was too strong. While there were pups to care for, she would do so.

She didn’t even know what to say to the girl. Mintaka was difficult. The pup had sought out her love and affection before, but then she turned around the broke the rules that were meant to keep the pups safe. She had pushed and pushed for her freedom, but seemed to have failed to notice that the puppies were being taught to hunt now, were being allowed time in the forest more. She just came and sat nearby. She didn’t know what she was supposed to do with this child that rightfully was hers, but out of all the siblings, Mintaka had fought against every measure of kindness or compassion that Leas could spare for her.


Mar 17, 2018 10:20 AM — Post #1

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Mintaka Slash-GNR
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Mintaka flicked an ear as she heard the cough. Her amber eyes turned to look at Leas as she sat beside her. The child didnt have words either. All was silent until the growing girl sat up. She attempted to fix her posture into a respectable one.

“Is Azalea ok?” she asked as she looked ahead at the damp wall. All she had left of true family was Azalea and Jos… At least she claimed to be. Plus they looked basically the same… So why not?

The golden girl knew others were being taught to hunt. However… It didnt phase her. Dion and her would’ve had a blast chasing critters but he was gone now. Though Mintaka had some spite for the boy… She prayed he was ok… Living.


Mar 17, 2018 10:32 AM — Post #2

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The golden pup straightened herself and Leas thought they might sit in companionable silence for a while until Mintaka asked a question. “Azalea is well taken care of, though I cannot make d-death any less painful.” She would have if she could. Azalea seemed so delicate to her. The dark girl did not seem to have a lot of personal fortitude and it worried Leas even more. Her biological children were of course upset by the disappearances and death around them, but they all seemed to withstand it quite well, Leas wasn’t sure about Azalea in that regard.

She couldn’t remain angry at a puppy for too long. She hated how the both of them seemed to waver back and forth with each other. “A-are you okay?” She asked quietly, feeling a little ridiculous to be asking a child. Maybe it was worthless to ask because the girl seemed to set against letting Leas treat her as a child, as her own child.


Mar 17, 2018 10:42 AM — Post #3

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Mintaka Slash-GNR
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Good. Azalea wasnt dead or dying. She hadnt run away either. The black girl was Mintaka’s. She wouldnt let her go so easily.

Mintaka opened her mouth and took a breath as she tapped her tail gently against the cold surface of the cave. ““Ave I ever ‘een alright?” she paused. “Im living… So yeah… I guess” she stated.

The girl remembered how she told her sister how she wanted to leave. Now Mintaka felt as if she should pay a debt to Sorrel. “Im staying. ‘Ake forest stronger… Better” she said as her jaw tightened at the thought that her sister wouldnt be able to see it.


Mar 17, 2018 10:52 AM — Post #4

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Leas didn’t really have a response to that. Nothing here was really alright it seemed. Maybe she should have been more shocked to hear a child say such a thing, but she wasn’t. Mintaka had indeed always been like this. She just nodded. The child was alive, it was more than what some others had.

The girl added that she was staying, and that only made Leas wonder how long this promise would last. Surely not very, based on the girls past behavior of promising to be good and follow the rules, and very quickly doing the opposite.

But she wouldn’t say so now. For all that Dionysus had infuriated her into telling the boy to leave, she still felt much softer in regard to Mintaka. “You’re big enough to start learning to hunt now, with the other pups.” It was a small measure of freedom. Leas had stopped trying to keep Mintaka in the caverns a while ago, she knew the girl wandered, so, now if she wandered at least she could make some effort to feed herself.


Mar 17, 2018 11:03 AM — Post #5

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Moving her tongue across her lips… Mintaka listened to Leas. There was silence after her comment. Was the woman surprised? The pup and Leas had always had a rocky relationship. Perhaps trust could be rebuilt so they could repair this pack.

Mintaka knew there were other wolves in this world. Therefore… She would have to leave for a bit once she could… To find others… Bring them here. “Will leave for short’ime though” she said. “Get more wolves” said the golden girl.
This was for Sorrel… For Orion… And to show all those who left that they made a mistake.

Hunt. Mintaka turned her head toward Leas. Brows knitted together in an almost confused expression. “Auberon is hunting?” she asked. Her tone almost hurt. Why hadnt he invited her? She thought he wanted to learn with her.


Mar 17, 2018 11:13 AM — Post #6

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The girl had grand plans it seemed, to recruit wolves for them, but that wasn’t how things worked. Leas softened her expression as she glanced down at the child. “Not just anyone can join the pack. There are…bad wolves in the world, who would only come here to take advantage of things. They would hurt your siblings and the other puppies.” She didn’t know how to be less blunt about it, but she didn’t speak harshly. If Mintaka wanted to be an adult, then she needed to know adult things about packs.

“If you want to meet other wolves you cannot tell them about all of the puppies, and an adult needs to speak to them. Does that make sense?” Again, it was ridiculous to be telling this to a child, but Mintaka was uncontrollable, and at the very least, Leas would do what she could to keep the rest of the pack safe.

She asked about hunting, but about Auberon specifically. “Yes, he is learning to hunt with his siblings. Rathbone has been teaching them some things. You can learn too.” The girl wasn’t excluded from these lessons, Rath would take her along too.


Mar 17, 2018 11:19 AM — Post #7

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Leas was actually helping her to grow up. This amazed the girl. The woman who wanted to hold her captive was now giving her valuable lessons. Mintaka nodded as she looked up at the brown lady.

“Im gonna wait a bit longer” she concluded. Did Leas think she was leaving in a week or two? No… It would take time for Mintaka to become strong and learn information… And become smart.

Then the subject moved to Auberon. The girl let out a sigh. So he hadnt told her. He probably didnt even want to learn with her. Well fine… If he didnt care enough bout her to invite her along… Find her… Then so be it. Mintaka could learn on her own… With help of course.

“Why dont you teach me?” she asked tilting her head. What made Rat so special? He didnt want anything to do with Mintaka. Leas had always tried to help her.


Mar 17, 2018 12:09 PM — Post #8

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She nodded, but Leas was skeptical. She wouldn’t call the child a liar, or point out that her agreeing to things in the past hadn’t gone so smoothly. All she could do was nod in return and hope that Mintaka actually listened in some way. Threats didn’t seem to do anything. She had seen two puppies die over the past few weeks, if that didn’t put any sort of fear about the outside world into her, Leas words weren’t going to make a difference.

However, she also said she was going to wait. Wait for what, Leas had no idea. She had left already before. Perhaps she was afraid of the rest of the world now. Who knew?

She raised her eye brows at the girl suggestion that Leas herself teach her. Of course Leas knew how to hunt, she was not terrible at it. A little rusty perhaps after months spent being unable to get out of the caverns, but the early basics were the same.

“You want me to teach you…?” She wasn’t opposed. If they didn’t go far then she could be away on nicer days. Everything was a strange contradiction to her.


Mar 17, 2018 12:33 PM — Post #9

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Ears perked at Leas’s question. Was the woman confused or did she not hear Mintaka? The golden girl nodded though. No need for a snarky remark. “You are as ‘apable as Rath… If not ‘ore” she said.

Plus… One on one was better. Mintaka imagined Azalea wasnt mentally ok for hunting yet… Unless she wanted to spend time with Mintaka… Then yeah… She could join them.

“Anything Azalea ‘an do… But softer?” she asked tilting her head. Mintaka didnt want her last sibling to get hurt. Besides… Azalea was innocent and sweet… Not the kind to run around and kill things.


Mar 17, 2018 12:45 PM — Post #10

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She had a child reassuring her now. Her question had never been because she was worried she couldn’t teach them, it was just that, all of the pups seemed to love Rathbone. Even Achilles’ children seemed to have some affinity for him. They all just listened, and were interested. She saw how her own pups always seemed to flock to whatever new thing their father was doing.

“Y-yes, I’ll teach you.” She gave a little nod. This whole situation still felt strange. She couldn’t neglect any of the pups just because of how she felt. If they wanted to learn to hunt than she’d take them out into the forest to hunt.

Mintaka seemed worried about her sister, and Leas was too. She had never really thought of taking Azalea hunting. Even Adhara seemed to have more of an affinity and interest than the darkest girl. “Azalea could learn how to track things, it’s still useful. S-she should learn how to hunt eventually though.” Leas could only hope the dark girl never had to be on her own. She thought Azalea wouldn’t willingly leave the pack, but…she had found the emotions of pups to be quite confusing before.

“Do you want to go soon? Now?” She didn’t know if this was Mintaka asking to learn immediately, or just at some point in the future. Leas had often offered to take the children into the forest, but they just never came to ask her later, perhaps even with the strange mix of emotions it was best to just go now.


Mar 17, 2018 12:58 PM — Post #11

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This was obvious a change of emotion for the both of them. However… It was hard for Mintaka to choke it down. However… Through her alone time… She realized changes needed to be made… For herself. She couldn’t change the world if she couldnt change herself.

Her natural glare settled upon Leas. Her lips quivered into somewhat of a smile… The feeling felt foreign. It felt as if they made a peace of some sort. “Sure… If you ‘ave time” she replied and gave a nod. Mintaka didnt want to force the woman.


Mar 17, 2018 02:36 PM — Post #12

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The girl agreed and Leas nodded. She pushed back up onto her feet and gave Mintaka a very gentle nudge towards the exit of the caverns. She hadn’t tried to snuggle with this particular child in a while, but it seemed okay to give her such a little touch now.

“Alright, we can go now then, we’ll find something in the forest to hunt.” She turned towards the exist herself, thinking through their choices. A rabbit was likely the most sensible if they could find one. Perhaps some other small ground mammal otherwise.

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Mar 17, 2018 02:43 PM — Post #13

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