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[continuation] w/Kalea

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Dune Kelly
 

It had taken some time to reach the spot in the prairies she’d remembered. Rabbit tended toward the hour just before dawn or dusk, and while they were somewhere in the middle of that, Dune was sure they could nose some out. She glanced to Kalea with a grin, knowing they were certainly not in earshot based on scent.

“There’s a warren somewhere around here. Do you have any questions?”

The wolf had said she wasn’t great at hunting, so now was the time if she wanted to be bold about it. Perhaps the lack of ability came from her own lacking stamina from her thin figure, but Dune wouldn’t presume.

With one ear toward the girl, she put her nose to the ground and carried forward, the faint trail of rabbit driving her eastward.


Jan 31, 2019 07:12 PM

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Kalea Nami Bear
 

Kalea chewed on a significant portion of her zesty herbs on the way. The sudden calming sensation it gave her was more than enough, and she was excited to hunt with Dune. Dune was so gentle and delicate and friendly, she was ready to do her best for her new friend.

Dune was right. Her lack of ability was absolutely caused by her health, more than her actual potential. “They’re so fast. How do you catch them if they run? I can never keep up.” She admitted. She tried to emulate everything Dune was doing; nose to the ground, sniffing, perhaps trying to look smaller (like Kalea needed to try).


Feb 03, 2019 04:53 PM — Post #1

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Dune Kelly
 

The scent was still a good distance out, so light conversation was no problem. She’d stop if she had to, if Kalea had more than a few questions. But her first one was normal. Perhaps she’d be a little slower a likely lack of energy, but she could still manage, especially with another wolf around.

“It’s not about being fast,” she said at first, glancing ahead. “It’s about being smart.” And that was the truth, though she hadn’t really given the actually details. She glanced back at the girl with a grin.

“With two of us, we have to work together. One of us drives them out, the other waits for them to head her way.” It was sheer chaos, and she loved it. “The one waiting has to be able to dodge when needed, anticipate their moves. Which post do you want to take?”


Feb 05, 2019 12:00 AM — Post #2

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Kalea Nami Bear
 

Both of those tasks seemed impossible for her. Drive them out? Would a rabbit be afraid of her? She’d do better crawling in the warren with them and being their big sister. Maybe they could fashion her some faux ears and she’d fit right in.

Kalea grinned back, but she had no idea how to hunt smart. Kalea was talented at sniffing out carrion, though. Couldn’t they go look for someone else’s hard work? Ha-ha, kidding.

Nervously, Kalea looked away. Her ears went horizontal.. like they normally did. “Oh. Umm. I don’t know..” She didn’t want to disappoint Dune, or ruin the hunt. “I guess.. I could drive them out..?”  That seemed harder to ruin of the two options.


Feb 06, 2019 11:35 PM — Post #3

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Dune Kelly
 

They were getting closer, and Dune had a feeling beyond the next rise in the hills, they’d be scuttling about. So she lowered her body and motions for Kalea to do the same. She’d seemed so uncertain in her task, but Dune had faith. Driving them out would’ve been her choice for the kid as well.

Closer, she lowered her voice and looked at Kalea. “When we breach the hill, we’re going to have to stay as low to the grass as possible,” she said. “It’ll take a second for me to figure out where the best angle for you to head will be, and then you’ll have to swing around in a wide arch, keeping low and quiet.” She paused, looking at the girl with every certainty. “When you’re ready, just charge, and try to drive them my direction.”

She glanced off, thinking if there was anything else. “If you can snag a rabbit along the way, go for it. Try to injure one, snap a leg or something, and then worry about taking it down once it’s slower.” She grinned. “You got this, kid. Ready?” And then she started her way up the rise.


Feb 06, 2019 11:51 PM — Post #4

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Kalea Nami Bear
 

She could smell the earthy, loamy, almost acidic scent of rabbit nearby. Kalea grew up eating mostly fish, but the little land creatures had such a unique taste. Variety was nice, but of course, in her condition, any food was preferable.

She lowered herself down as Dune did. Her belly brushed against the ground, and her ears went flat. She kept her body as still as she could. It made her feel like.. like.. a real wolf. A real predator, instead of the lowly scavenger she was.

She listened intently - it was a lot of information. She could feel her heart pounding in her chest. She really, really didn’t want to mess this up. “Okay. I’ll do my best.” She said as confidently as she could.


Feb 09, 2019 04:43 PM — Post #5

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Dune Kelly
 

Dune nodded with a grin at Kalea’s words, and then turned back to the hill, crawling just barely to the top, noting a few rabbit browsing in the grass. She scanned for the warren, watching a rabbit disappear to the right. There. It was likely they had a network of other spots, but that’d do. She looked at Kalea, and nodded to the right, gently nudging her into action.

This was it.

She’d wait until Kalea drove them out and then rush the ones driven her way. This was the fun part, the adrenaline of the kill, the blood. It all happened in moments, though it felt like ages. All she could do was wait for now.


Feb 11, 2019 01:06 AM — Post #6

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Kalea Nami Bear
 

Nervously, the cream-colored wolf nodded to her companion. She could see the little unassuming hole the rabbits were hopping in and out of. Carefully she made her way to her position as Dune instructed. It’ll take a second for me to figure out where the best angle for you to head will be, and then you’ll have to swing around in a wide arch, keeping low and quiet. When you’re ready, just charge, and try to drive them my direction. The instructions bounced in her head and Kalea followed them as closely as she could. She very slowly, very quietly walked around the perimeter of the rabbits’ land. They looked so peaceful, munching on grasses and grooming one another. Momentarily Kalea was reminded of home.

Once she got to where she thought was the right spot, she stopped and tried to look at Dune for approval. The rust-hued wolf was covered by grasses and so well hidden, she couldn’t see her at all. Kalea was all on her own.

Her heart was pounding heavily against her chest and she was absolutely terrified. She watched and waited, holding until what felt like the perfect moment. Kalea could see almost all of them were out in the field, far from their little hole, which seemed like the perfect opportunity.

She flew from her hiding spot. Her first few steps were clumsy and the little prey animals immediately turned their heads. Once they started to run, Kalea’s natural instincts took over. Snapping and charging, she chasing them towards where she knew Dune to be waiting.


Feb 11, 2019 05:29 PM — Post #7

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Dune Kelly
 

Eventually Kalea disappeared in the distance, exactly as she should, and Dune smirked to herself, waiting for the chaos to begin. She had every ounce of faith in the girl. Rabbit were good starter animals, and if she could leave the wolf with even an ounce of knowledge or self-esteem, she’d be a happy wolf.

And then, she spotted the pale girl charging out, rabbit panicking in classic fashion, some darting to either side but a good group darting straight ahead. All Kalea needed to do was keep them pushing that direction. She remained hidden for the time being.

It wasn’t her play yet. She needed them a little closer or they’d disperse before she could get to them. Just a little bit closer, kiddo. The girl was charging with every ounce of grace Dune had assumed she would. It was absolutely enthralling.


Feb 12, 2019 12:42 AM — Post #8

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Kalea Nami Bear
 

She was winded after just a few big steps, but she forced herself to push through it. Her chest burned and her breath became fast and shallow. Kalea’s need to never disappoint a soul kept her running.

She veered to the side when some of them tried to branch off, then to the other when another few tried to run the other direction. When she got close to one, she tried to step on it, bite it, anything.. but she was so afraid. In the heat of the moment, Kalea wasn’t able to summon the courage.

Still she could not see her reddish-hued friend, but trusted she was ahead.


Feb 13, 2019 10:54 AM — Post #9

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