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Towards hc, full autumn, misty fog | evening

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Bragi Þórbjörn Zoi
 

Moving towards home only told him how much he had missed the familiar trickles of the beach. Heart thudding, he found himself almost concerned about the reception of his return. While the Halcyon had never held the wolf to such heights, he held himself so.

Bragi ached like the chorus had fallen flat and now there was no music left in the world. The stiffness in his side was accompanied with what appeared to be a gash, which was indeed a mark of his travels. The demigod felt closer to mortal than ever before.

Calling out, a resounding howl, his head hung with the effort. The faint stink of infection clung to him, No matter how often he cleaned it out. Snagged by a lynx that had been feeling trapped, the long walk home had been daunted by the inability to call out for assistance.

He would survive. He could see the grounds leafing outwards and heading around the loop to the cove in the distance. He just had to walk. To get there.

Maybe someone would meet him half way.


Jun 08, 2017 10:45 AM

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Astrid Holt Fao Staff
 

Astrid had woken after a long day of napping, essentially. Feeling bright and vibrant—better in many ways now that Mako was back and all of that, though she’d never utter that reason out loud so blatantly—she thought to make a quick trip down the coast. Maybe find a plant, or maybe see if she couldn’t locate that Ranger territory she knew was there but had yet to venture with that in mind.

The fog wasn’t a bother. It seemed more and more common the last few weeks and so long as she didn’t accidentally veer into the water it at least seemed to keep most living obstacles out of her way. Nothing lingering on the beach, and anything that was was hunkered down. Birds tucked against the cliff walls, if they lingered at all. Nothing splashing the shore but the waves themselves that pulled and dragged an idle autumnal tune.

A ways from home, she spotted him. Not realizing he was injured at first, the wind going the wrong way to spot infection for her nose, she lifted her head at he familiar build and colorization.

“Bragi?” she questioned him, to be sure.  She hadn’t seen him lately. Well, she hadn’t seen a number of their Friends.


Jun 08, 2017 11:58 AM — Post #1

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Vincent Laroche Art Staff
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“Bragi?!”

Where had you been you wonderful fella!

A little bit closer and

“STARLIGHT!!”

TWO FOR ONE.

Vincent’s languid lope churned into a… less languid lope. Boy was he glad to see you two oh man oh boy oh wolf oh goshawks oh fiddledeefideeho and all sorts of nouns and madeup sounds and STUFF he was happy!

He half-stumbled to a stop near them.

“Starlight! Bragi!” he chuffed.


Jun 08, 2017 01:21 PM — Post #2

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While his heart was burning with pieces of information that he perhaps could not face, his head snapped up as he found her. The woman whom would make things better. Her pretty, soft expression stretching the expanse of a world he never would have guessed existed.

His mouth opened, but what escaped was a heavy whine. Relief. Stinging in his eyes. He had missed the beach. Badly.

I’m beholden to the stars,” Raspy, pained voice answered with a soft smile. Indeed, but then…

And the Sunshine.” The thrill, the tail wagging started the instant he saw the incredible male that had changed his view on being a papa. To believe Vincent was anything more than a guardian angel for Bragi - an idol - would be an underestimation.

He went to stretch out, to reach them, but the pull of the healing feline claw marks twisted him inwards toward it, half staggering as he moved his pace up the best he could, panting as his tail helicoptered.


Jun 09, 2017 11:39 AM — Post #3

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Astrid, upon getting her confirmation in his lilting voice, picked up her pace to reach him. His poetry today was short, and she chalked it up to the slight distance. And when Vincent appeared her heart flipped and she flushed unexpectedly beneath her fur before grinning.  Together they went to go meet Bragi who—staggered

Hurried, she approached, eyes wide and wondering.  She realized how he was hurt.  Barely walking as it was.  “Bragi, oh no, what happened?” she demanded to know, heart pounding for entirely different reason now.


Jun 09, 2017 12:01 PM — Post #4

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Vincent Laroche Art Staff
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“Bragi,” he repeated, a little more winded, not just from running down to meet him. Astrid asked what they were both fearing: What happened? Seeing the brightest bard on the beach injured brought a whine ekeing out of his throat. “We’ll help ya, mate.”


Jun 13, 2017 09:05 AM — Post #5

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Bragi should have known that the two who would make their way out to meet him would understand. While he wanted to dance on his hind legs and do the headless squirrel dance, he doubted he could rear up so gracefully.

Naughty pussy,” A husky, deadpan wolf made the crude joke on his own winded tongue. Slowing his pushing movements, “A beast endeavoring to find a piece of flesh to perch upon its catdom, a lynx, and it’s land on the bard of the sands left a gruesome Mark, tainted.

He presented his sore side in a twist. The left of him that once had some flawless rough fur now dictated by three longer markers and a shortened fourth. The fur had fallen away and been gently pulled, leaving a crushing scab with ooze of golden infection around the edges.


Jun 14, 2017 11:42 AM — Post #6

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Astrid resisted the instinctual recoil from the presented infection.  Remembering Alina, and how she had bravely tore infection from Talio with her teeth, she instead pressed closer to inspect, her tail gone rigid with worry behind her.

“Bragi, you gotta me more careful,” she said, not to chide him but because it immediately made her worry he’d end up in a terrible state like the aforementioned Evergreen wolf.  “I, uhm, I know what to do with this, but can you even make it to the cove?”

Should they find him a closer place to rest?


Jun 14, 2017 01:19 PM — Post #7

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Eerik Holt Raylee
 

Ya know when you can just feel something is wrong?

Eerik wished he had that scense. Instead, he’d missed the call by the water that flooded against his slicked ears. Face plunged into a tidepool as he rooted for juicy crabs. It was cold, but worth it if he managed to snag anything.

Unluckily, there was something sharp lurking in the depths to defend from his sloshing. With a huff, he jerked his head from the water, droplets pouring down from his face and back into the pool. Eyes squinting, he took a second to shake his head roughly, sending a spray of water every which way before settling.

Adorning a spikey crown of fur, Eerik stepped away, scowling at the water. Peh, didn’t need to eat anyway. He’d just nap or somethin- Was that Astrid?

He caught her figure in the corner of his eye. She wasn’t alone. A dark mass, and a ginger one. Unmistakably Vince and Bragi.

Tail waving fervently, Eerik wheeled around to bound that way down the beach. They were a ways away, but he made quick work of the distance.

“Hup!” He called out cheerily as he neared, only slowing at the last second to keep from crashing into them. He made a grand entrance of skidding through the sand, spraying the grains every which way. Lungs heaving, his tongue lolled as he looked from his sister to Vince. It was good to see them both. As for Bragi… it was sorta awkward considering what he’d said about him to Astrid.

Wait. What was that? Bragi was hurt. Hurter than hurt, by the looks and smells of it. “Ah, shit. What happened?” Didn’t look like… wolf. He hoped it wasn’t a wolf that did that. That’d be one scary fucker.


Jun 14, 2017 03:37 PM — Post #8

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Oh, mate, that was a nasty looking thing. Vincent sucked in a breath. Had never been one to learn anything about healing, anything to his lucky stars that Astrid was also here. She was learning — had learned? — about that sort of thing, right?

Thank goodness, it sounded like she did. And they had more company coming to help.

“One a them big cats,” Vincent answered Eerik solemnly, turning to look at him after shaking out the sand from his coat, unable to muster up his usual cheer at seeing his favorite buddy. He looked them directly in the eyes. “We have to get him home.”

It wasn’t a question. Bragi had come all this damn way, Vincent was going to get him home to the cove and they were going to treat him and their bright little bard was going to be okay again. It was. It was just going to happen. It wasn’t fair for anything else to happen.


Jun 18, 2017 10:47 AM — Post #9

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Relief flooded her when she realized Eerik was here. He could help. At the very least between him and Vincent they could get Bragi to shelter and taken care of.

“If we can get you home,” she addressed the Bard, “I’ve been gathering lots of stuff that I can help you with. Thanks to you, I know what I can do.”

The least she could do for him was put it to good use for his sake. He’d saved her, really, and now it was time to return the favor.


Jun 25, 2017 06:05 PM — Post #10

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Bragi’s feet felt a littl wobbly, although he would have liked to have blessed the lot of them with all the kisses he felt dying to give.

Dying, heh.

Bragi didn’t look at himself as dying, although his head did turn to his wound with some thoughtfulness. His body wobbled, and he knew it would be some time before he’d get the exercise and outing he required. There was an edge of franticness to the thought, and perhaps a scarce look.

Home,” His agreement was husky, “Provided youth’s eyes remain ever turned from the gory aftermath.” The edge of demand was on his tongue, offering a pointed look at his sunshine; and with that he did take another struggling step forward. Attempting to drag himself further towards the caves.

Grinning, albeit tiredly, at Astrid was the best he could do. “Stars shine every day a wee brighter betwixt the sweltering waves and the smile of the lovely medicine.” See, even in his state - charming. It was a requirement, after all, for being a demi-god who felt much too mortal.


Jun 29, 2017 01:38 PM — Post #11

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Big cats. Need to get home. Say no more. Eerik gulped down the sour taste that simmered in the back of his throat at the sight of Bragi’s neck. He could do this. Bragi and Astrid and Vince needed help. This was what he was here for.

With a nod of his head, Eerik hurried to position himself beside Bragi. Careful not to push too hard, he bumped into his flank. “Here, lean on me. Vince’ll get your other side so you can take it easy.” He assured the ginger male. For all the confusing words he said, Bragi didn’t deserve to suffer.

Astrid and Vince cared for him, and he wasn’t by any means bad. Eerik should have never said what he had about him. Kinda too late to take it back now, and shittier still that he came to realize this only when Bragi could die.


Jun 29, 2017 03:32 PM — Post #12

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Vincent Laroche Art Staff
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He met Bragi’s eyes, and struggled with the fact he couldn’t promise what he was being asked. If they were literally his kids, he would tell them not to look, at least tell Carl; but Eerik and Astrid, as immensely close as he felt around them, weren’t actually his to tell what they could and couldn’t do.

Nothing need to be said about it, however, as Eerik was as quick to action as they needed him to be, and Vince moved to the other side to sandwich their favorite poet in between them. “Together then,” he encouraged the three of them, hoping they could more or less match their steps. “One, two, one, two…”

fade/exit?


Jun 29, 2017 06:25 PM — Post #13

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Even utterly injured, Bragi had a way with words that made’s Astrid head swim not unpleasantly. “You foresaw this, didn’t you,” she accused with grim amusement, the mental jump from him as a bard to him as a prophet hardly a difficult one.

Astrid made a point to lead the way, and keep the pace measured…

Worried all the way

|Fade Astrid (just because backdated, kisses)


Jun 30, 2017 12:44 PM — Post #14

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Together. Thats all he wished for.

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Jul 02, 2017 02:01 PM — Post #15

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