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Dhracia Madison
 

At long last, they had left the mountains. It was strange to suddenly perceive a change in scenery when one had spent what felt like an eternity in a single place. The mountains would always hold a special place in Dhracia’s heart, but with the amount of wolves inhabiting the southern stretch, she found it less and less ideal to linger. Besides, there were still places in the valley she had yet to see. Trouble to stir up, too. Mountain wolves made for dangerous opponents; she wanted something softer.

Naturally, her first inclination was to visit the shoal that they had been chased away from. She remembered the soft-spoken male that emerged from the cave, and the larger male, and the female that joined them, and found herself wondering if they were still there. The scent of pups had been strong in the area, too. Maybe her intention was merely to scope the place out. Maybe, if they were lucky, they could corner someone and have a little fun. It was always like her to see how far she could push her adversaries. She craved that sense of danger.

Dhracia paused at the ridge that led down into the shoal and cocked her head to her companion. “Ready for some fun in the sun?” she grinned, and without waiting began to descend the treacherous slope.


Mar 23, 2018 12:00 PM

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Briar Rainy Staff
 

Coming back to the beach they’d visited before, Briar found herself rather pleased at Dhracia’s selection of spots. She had dearly wanted to investigate the shoal further, but with those pack wolves chasing them off earlier on, the chance to do so had been minimal. She hadn’t mentioned her day stuck in the mud to Dhracia, and refrained from doing so, hoping that she wouldn’t see Ororo (who had mentioned traveling to the beach to visit her family) or her mate here and have that embarrassing bit of history revealed.

Was Briar ready? She grinned, an fit of giddy energy overtaking her, and snapped playfully at Dhracia’s tail tip. “So ready,” she said, and began the descent, taking a few steps here, sliding several feet there, until finally she reached the bottom.


Mar 23, 2018 12:06 PM — Post #1

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Dhracia Madison
 

Dhracia threw a smirk back at Briar as she felt just the slightest pull on the long guard hairs of her whipping tail. She’d have to return the favor later, once they were on slightly less dangerous ground. Although… she couldn’t deny the thrill the thought of wrestling on that sandy slope imparted on her. The risk of tripping, falling, breaking a few bones. Just the risk, though. That would be fun. The thought ended when she imagined Briar doing the same, and she found herself feeling bitterly agitated at the possibility of something harming Briar that was not her own teeth.

The tawny princess made her descent in smooth, careful glides down the bank until landing in the sand below. Though summer was beginning to fade, the heat lingered for as long as the sun was up, and she felt it emanating from the substrate below. Dhracia rumbled with delight, pouncing through the loose terrain and relishing the feeling of grains fleeing, tumbling at her impact.

Her gaze flicked back up to Briar with a mischievous flash, “Race you to the water.”

And again without waiting, she bolted toward the waterline.


Mar 23, 2018 12:11 PM — Post #2

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Briar Rainy Staff
 

Briar took a moment to wiggle her feet into the sand, embracing the warm feet, slightly damp the deeper she dug in. She straightened though, at the prospect of a race, but the cheating bitch was already running headlong for the water.

Briar dug in and took off after her, but the head start was too much, there was no way she could beat her there. The reaction to shout out “no fair!” didn’t even occur anymore. This was Dhracia, after all.

If she could catch up, maybe she could at least pummel her into the water.


Mar 23, 2018 12:21 PM — Post #3

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Dhracia Madison
 

Dhracia peered over her shoulder, catching a glimpse of her companion running after her. Lips drawn in a wide smile, tail flagging with delight, she burst forward with jubilant speed toward the aquamarine waves that came rolling onto the strip of moistened sand ahead.

She crashed into the water with a laugh; a twinkling sound evocative of girlish youth, one she didn’t utter often. It was rare she found herself so carefree, so daring; that she would be okay whether or not someone appeared at that moment to ruin their fun. Because if they did, she would engage them all the same. Harmless or harmful, it was all the same in the end. The same rush of joy in her veins, a tremble in her heart.

She ran as far as the water lapping against her chest and then turned back to face Briar, tongue lolling happily from her maw as its refreshing temperature all but enveloped her.


Mar 23, 2018 08:03 PM — Post #4

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Briar Rainy Staff
 

Briar bounded toward Dhracia, gathering herself to leap at her when the bigger female turned to face her. She grinned, flew through the air in a surprisingly graceful arc, and landed several feet short of her target with a huge splash. Just then, a wave crested, and she was obliged to momentarily lose her footing, laughing, paddling uselessly against the water and occasionally making a choking, hacking noise when she inhaled the salty essence.

She flailed her limbs, reaching out to grab hold of Dhracia’s longer legs. Those were her legs now.


Mar 23, 2018 10:32 PM — Post #5

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Dhracia Madison
 

Dhracia watched with anticipation as her companion charged through the water at her. She lowered her chest slightly, the instinct taking over to drop into a play bow, and her tail lifted up out of the water with a wag. As she arrived, the splash had consumed her nearly completely, drenching her head and back. She lay her ears back and growled, closing her eyes to protect them from the salty water and opening her jaws in defensive preparation.

But it wasn’t her head that Briar was going after - it was her legs.

She stood upright again as she felt jaws close over one of her legs and blinked the stinging water out of her eyes, growling as she glimpsed Briar below. Dhracia raised her other leg and tried to hook it around her, intending to dunk her companion beneath the surface.


Mar 29, 2018 09:45 AM — Post #6

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Briar Rainy Staff
 

Leg acquired! It was hers! She was victory itself! And then something hooked over her and the oppressive weight of failure pushed her beneath the water, a wave cresting gently overhead, anticlimactic to the extreme.

Eyes squinted shut, Briar coughed and spluttered, but she was beneath the water still- and inhaled the salty liquid. This caused her eyes to open in alarm, her body to react without her direction or consent, writhing wildly in the surf. SHE WAS DYING SHE WAS DYING DHRACIA WAS DROWNIN HER SHE KNEW IT SHE KNEW IT THIS BITCH WAS CRAZY. If only Briar would stand up.


Mar 29, 2018 09:17 PM — Post #7

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Dhracia Madison
 

Dhracia cackled as she sunk Briar beneath the water, but with all her writhing, she couldn’t keep her down for long. She gasped and sputtered at the sudden splashy chaos beneath her, wrenching her head back, and then her legs - hopefully, if Briar had let go of her other one - in an attempt to escape the deadly thrashing. Because the last thing she wanted was to get sea salt in her eyes.


Apr 05, 2018 12:53 PM — Post #8

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Briar Rainy Staff
 

Briar let go of Dhracia’s leg, still flailing wildly in mild confusion about what was up and what was down. She found it, hitting the sandy bottom, which, it turned out, was entirely reachable if only she had extended her legs, and then pushed herself up above the surface, squinting.

“Rude,” she said, water trickling in a constant stream from her cheek fluff, chin, and.. well, honestly, all over. Her sides were heaving from the effort of holding her breath, and she started trying to make her way back to the shore.


Apr 07, 2018 11:06 AM — Post #9

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Dhracia Madison
 

Dhracia backpedaled (backpaddled?) and waited, watching as her companion’s sleek head emerged from the ocean like a glorious, albino whale. She grinned mischievously at the single word and moved after her, enjoying the sensation of the waves carrying her along as she walked. It was like they were ushering her back toward the shore, reminding her of what it was that kept her grounded.

That sense of danger. That desire for trouble.

She splashed after Briar and nipped at the woman’s hip. “Remember that cute little family that lived here?” she asked. “We should go storm their cave.”


Apr 10, 2018 09:11 PM — Post #10

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Briar Rainy Staff
 

The little pinch on her hip caused Briar to scamper, butt tucked, the last few feet until she was clear of the water completely, then stood standing on the shore, eyes intent. She did remember the family. The family that had basically been responsible for getting them chased off the beach, quick fast and in a hurry. Her lip quirked up over her canine, and her tail began to sway. “Lessgo!” she said, flashing a big grin at her companion and spinning on her heel toward where she’d seen those wolves before.


Apr 12, 2018 01:39 PM — Post #11

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Dhracia Madison
 

Dhracia followed suite, relishing the last surges of water against her side before she emerged into the waves lapping hungrily at the sand. The water that weighed her fur, made it cling to her body, left her feeling cold and exposed but she didn’t care. As far as she was concerned, they were alone here. Her naturally thin physique bore no promise of vulnerability when it was only Briar who shared her company, and if she wanted, Dhracia would always find herself permitting of the graze of teeth. Her spine tingled at the thought.

She smiled back at Briar, bursting after her with excitement to investigate the cave that the family had come from. Perhaps they would still be there, or perhaps the children had been left alone. Dhracia was in something of a mood to terrorize, lately.

Up ahead, the jagged wall of the cliff loomed in shades of green brush and red clay, the gaping maw of the cavern sitting dark and stagnant, as if anticipating their arrival. She growled low in her chest with excitement, coming up on the entrance.


Apr 14, 2018 11:39 AM — Post #12

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Briar Rainy Staff
 

Bounding eagerly to the entrance of the little cavern, she hardly noticed that the scents within had faded and gone stale with time. What used to stink of pups and their parents now just.. stank of emptiness. A vaguely herby smell tickled her nostrils and she sneezed, narrowing her eyes and poking her head in boldly, spurred by the growling of her companion. “They’re gone!” she said, nose twitching. She looked back at Dhracia, brow raised. “Ours now.”


Apr 18, 2018 06:55 AM — Post #13

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