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There be giants
Brittle Wetlands, coast | Early winter | Morning | Cloudy | High tide

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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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Oh no.

Oh heck.

Kip was so frickin’ lost.

At first he was only meant to leave the waterfall and Finni for a bit, but a bit turned into a while and a while turned into a few days and where the heck even was he right now. The stupid purple-brown weather was the culprit behind his loss of direction, he was sure of it. I mean, how could any wolf ever possibly know what was left and what was right during storms? When it was dark?

Horrid.

The mountains were super close now. Even though they made Kip feel tiny, seeing them was so cool. Like. How many wolves got to see the mountains every time they woke up? Huh?

Well, Kip was one of them. Suck it.

As the pale boy attempted to cross the weird marsh he’d come across (yuck, by the way), something in the distance caught his attention. Some water literally just sprayed itself into the air out of nowhere. Immediately interested, he wandered closer to the shore, only to find out that it was a heckin’ FISH.

WHY WAS IT SO BIG.

Luckily, he wasn’t alone. Another white wolf stood nearby, her attention also seemingly locked on the water beast. “What the heck is that?!” He squeaked, preparing to bounce up to the stranger. She must have answers.

 


Jun 18, 2018 03:38 PM — Post #1

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Kaya would NOT have wanted to admit her long distance vision was not as keen as it once had been. The yearling seemed to materialize out of nowhere, bounding up towards her like a long-lost relative, all too-long legs and giant puppy paws.

Instantly, Kaya’s posture took on a stiffer, more warning one. Her spine went rigid, her hind paws braced and almost pushing her into a forwards stance, tail lifted straight up. Kaya locked her eyes on toxicly bright yellow ones and showed her canines.

Warning: Do not breach Personal Space Bubble, boy.

“Why don’t you get in the water and ask it?” Kaya asked somewhat snidely. “I’m sure a beast that big speaks perfectly clear Wolf.”


Jun 19, 2018 03:28 AM — Post #2

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Okay, what the heck squared. As Kip made his way over to the woman, she stiffed up and bared her teeth right at him. Immediately, the boy recoiled. What on earth did he do wrong? “Sorry! The sand is, uh, slippery.” Yeah. You’re a genius, Kipper.

...Why wouldn’t he get in the water and ask it? According to the woman, it spoke perfectly clear Wolf.

“You think so?” In that case, was it some huge water wolf? Were water wolves real?


Jun 19, 2018 11:14 AM — Post #3

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The boy was quick to offer an excuse, and Kaya’s eyes darkened dangerously, but she made no further thread now he had been reminded to keep his distance and respected that.

Oh good lord this boy was pathetic. But she let a smooth smile flicker into her muzzle and nodded as the huge barnacle-encrusted back rose from the water nearby. “Definitely. Go ahead.” She encouraged, wondering how long the gangly child would last when he got in the water with that giant. 

((I’m sorry she’s awful))


Jun 19, 2018 09:20 PM — Post #4

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Well then.

The woman seemed certain that asking the huge wolf-speaking fish would work. With a nod, Kip’s chest inflated in a manner of bravery and his paws took him straight into the murky depths. The water was super frickin’ cold, causing the fur along his spine to stand. But he would NOT give up. Not when he was on a heckin’ MISSION. Determination drove him on.

Until his paws could no longer touch the sand, that is.

There he was, a few strides in, shuddering, drenched and trying to talk to a dang water beast. A glance of uncertainty was cast back at the white woman. He couldn’t fail her now.

With a deep breath, he shouted. “HEY!!” His voice echoed across the entire bay and surrounding wetlands. Surely the fish would hear him. “I’m Kip and this is my friend!!!”
If he could get a conversation going, maybe the beast would reveal who it was. Or he. Or she.


Jun 23, 2018 08:11 AM — Post #5

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My my my. This one was special. And Kaya didn’t think it was the complimentary kind of special.

Kaya noted that the giant fish seemed totally unperturbed by a wolf wading out to meet it. But he was certainly swimming, and Kaya nodded in (completely faked) encouragement when he glanced back at her. “That’s the way!” Inward smirk.

The idiot boy shouted at the beat and Kaya waved her paw airily. “Fish don’t have proper ears like wolves, you’ll likely have to get closer before it can hear you! It must be terribly hard of hearing, the great giant dolt.”

How long until he drowned? If only a rabbit would come along into her jaws, she could have had dinner and a show.

((Can somebody smack Kaya for being a bitch pls? PLEASE?!))


Jun 23, 2018 08:58 AM — Post #6

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(( lmao both of them need to be stopped asap ))

The white woman seemed confident that he should keep going but in all honesty, Kip wasn’t feeling all too good about this anymore. He wasn’t great at swimming, Finni already knew, and not only that, but this water was beginning to get a lot deeper. Like, really quickly. Almost as if it was coming into the bay from the sea. What the heck was that about?!

As if that wasn’t a lot already, the water beast still wasn’t answering. The female explained that it had poor ears and that he should go closer. “I can’t swim w—” well, he wanted to say, but at the same time, a fairly chunky wave frickin’ attacked his face. The salty water went into his mouth and all up his nose, causing the boy to cough and wiggle uncomfortably.

THIS WASN’T GOOD.

“Hey! Can you, uh, help me get out please?” He called back toward the white woman, face barely sticking out from the cold water. HE WAS TRYING, OKAY?


Jun 25, 2018 04:33 AM — Post #7

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((Oh no Kip is an innocent sweetheart and my monster is neither of those things.))

It amused Kaya, to see the child floundering, spluttering, even if she kept that amusement off her face. Surely he would drown, and spare the world one more idiot.

“Oh I can’t swim right now as I ate recently child, but you’re doing well.” She kept her voice very calm. Dangerously so. “The giant fish is turning - swim back that way, quickly now!” She encouraged with a nod. It would certainly be a spectacle if the fish brought its tail down on the high-strung child. She had certainly never seen anything like that before.


Jun 25, 2018 04:46 AM — Post #8

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Despite Kip’s request, the woman told him to keep going. She kept cheering him on. Kip wanted to go back to the wolf fish, to ask it like she’d said, but the water kept getting deeper despite his efforts to return to the shore. There was so more of it all of a sudden. What the HECK.

According to Kaya, the fish was swimming away. His head turned to try and spot the it amongst the water, but it turned out that not focusing on swimming back to the shore was a terrible idea. More water swirled into his mouth and throat, causing him to cough and flail harder. This was not good. THIS WAS NOT. GOOD.

 


Jun 28, 2018 01:23 PM — Post #9

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Too priceless. Was he really going to drown right in front of her? Well now. Didn’t this bring back memories? She reacted the same way this time. If he was intelligent and strong enough to brave the ocean, he would survive.

Or he wouldn’t, and it would prove he was not worthy of his miserable life.

Still playing the part, she let out a bark. “Watch out for the tail!” She of course didn’t mean that. She still thought it would have been delightful if he got close enough to the beast to be struck by it. Speaking of the giant fish, it seemed utterly unconcerned by the flailing predator swimming (term used loosely) nearby. Kaya supposed she wasn’t overly bothered by gnats either, which was all the child likely was to a beast so big.


Jun 28, 2018 09:09 PM — Post #10

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Something about constantly moving his legs to try and stay afloat was beginning to make them hurt. That didn’t happen when he was running, and the fact that this was getting super tiring super quick scared the living frick out of Kip. He was still far from the sand, too far, and while the water seemed to be rushing into the bay, he couldn’t get there.

For a moment the water completely covered him. The boy gasped, choking on water as he rose to the surface seconds later. His heart was hammering against his chest. The white woman still wasn’t doing anything. Why wasn’t she saving him?!

Kip’s lungs burned. He thought of Finni, of the waterfall back at the Brotherhood, and how it had felt similar when he inhaled the water it splashed off to the sides. But this time it was worse. So much worse. The pale boy struggled to keep his head above the water, paws splashing in a terrible attempt to keep himself stable.

He couldn’t breathe.

 


Jun 29, 2018 03:04 AM — Post #11

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Kaya stood up tall and paced along the shore, a little disappointed now the giant fish had moved too far away to clip the boy with a tail or fin. So she wouldn’t get to see that today? 

“Boy, can you still hear me?” That was quite convincing to her own ear. As if she were truly worried about this brainless child. “My eyesight isn’t what it was, how far are you from the shore?” Her distance eyesight was in fact not as keen as her younger days, that part of true, but she could certainly see where the boy was floundering despite her words.


Jun 29, 2018 05:20 AM — Post #12

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Boy. The woman sounded concerned, panicked, but Kip could bet that it was nowhere near how scared he was right now. Almost scared enough to actually pee himself.

Okay, not almost. The water was warm for a second.

He tried to open his mouth and answer, hoping that if he told her where he was she would be able to help him, but the brief period was enough to repeat the same mistake he’d just made seconds ago. His throat burned from the cold, salty water. His lungs felt no different.

Another wave hit him - this time, it was much more difficult to break through the surface. In fact, he didn’t know which way was up at all. Not right now, not anymore. Up seemed to be spinning all around him.

The boy considered waiting for the water to push him out onto the sand. To stop struggling and wait for the bay to let him breathe instead of fighting it. He tried, but it did no such thing. In the end, his jaws inevitably parted and sucked in.

Despite the water surrounding him, he felt as though his insides were on fire. His eyes burned. Everything was so hot but so cold. The only comforting thing about this whole situation was the sand his spine occasionally brushed up against. Soft, like the
grass back in the Falls.


Jul 02, 2018 01:48 PM — Post #13

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He had gone under, and this time he did not resurface with his bothersome pleas for help. As if she would pass this test for him - he clearly wasn’t strong or intelligent enough for this valley, and nobody could be faulted but himself for that.

She let out another bark, but she was tiring of the pretense. How did some wolves keep up such deceptions for days or weeks or even months? Wouldn’t life simply be easier if one was allowed to speak their mind, to say outright you are too weak for this world and have no repercussions? 

But Kaya Silvano had lived long enough to know the truth was not always beneficial.


Jul 02, 2018 04:51 PM — Post #14

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The world was turning dark. Kip had no more energy to fight the water. He was tired, he was cold, he was scared.

Maybe he would eventually wash up on the sand and the white woman would be able to wake him up. She had to be smart if she knew that the fish spoke wolf. She would know how to make everything okay.

Hopeful, Kip’s eyes closed. It would be the last time.

 

((….well that just happened ;_; ))

 


Jul 03, 2018 09:04 AM — Post #15

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