Kaya was just paddling up to the coast after crossing from the island when she heard it. The unfamiliar warbling cry was so low-pitched she felt it as much as heard it, and hastily the burly silver she-wolf pulled herself from the water and turned, dripping, to survey the water behind her, squinting slightly as she tried to determine where the unfamiliar call had come from.
Kaya had seen a lot in her years. She prided herself on being level-headed, capable, resourceful, and difficult to surprise. But setting eyes on her first whale was certainly enough to get her eyes widening, her body stiffening in surprise. A giant fish swimming calmly into her bay was not what she expected.
She assessed it carefully at it breached. It had fins and a tail, certainly no legs to speak of. It seemed to blow water out the top of its head, which sounded so ridiculous she wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t seen it with her own two eyes. She deemed the size to be over ten times as long as she herself was from nose to tail, but infinitely heavier.
“You better not scare off the fish.” She called primly to the beast, feeling safe upon the shoreline. “And if you get grounded in the shallows, you can be well assured that I will find a way to consume you.” That much fish wouldn’t last long before going off (Kaya hated old meat) even in this chilly weather, but she, Crixus and Dragomir would certainly feed well while it was fresh.
Jun 13, 2018 08:40 PM
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