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Clint Mekani
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Okay so Clint was a little out of the loop again. Mom, Natasha, and Castor had gone to visit the Alliance. Clint was pretty sure Mom was back by now, but he hadn’t noticed any trace of the other two. Why did they split up? Did they ever find Castor’s sisters? Also, shouldn’t Seeker be back by now? Clint hadn’t really gotten to talk to anyone about it.

In the meantime, it was pretty quiet around here again, but at least it somehow seemed more peaceful than when everyone went on that trip north. He wasn’t as worried this time. He still hadn’t gotten used to Valentina being gone though. Sometimes it was like he forgot that she was gone, and it felt like she was still here, or like she was just on another trip and she would be back any day now.

But he was trying to get on with life, help the pack, and become a better Brother. He patrolled the borders more, and kept working on getting better at hunting. But it seemed like it was getting harder to find prey, as the weather got very cold, colder than he ever remembered it being, and the plants died. Today though, he did manage to find and catch a pretty nice-sized rabbit, that he was now carrying in his jaws as he walked back toward the falls.


Jul 24, 2017 07:30 PM

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Stark Jeames
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Wait, Clint was still here? Stark had imagined Clint would have gone with Natasha and their mother to the Alliance. But apparently he had not? Stark caught his brother’s scent on the wind, leading out of the Falls. He guessed he should at least say hi; him and Clint hadn’t interacted much lately. Maybe it was Stark’s fault because he had been distancing himself a lot.

With a sigh, he moved out of the Falls, towards the Glen. It smelled like Clint was actually on his way back here. The scent became stronger, quicker. Stark let out a few barks to let his brother know it was him, and that he was on his way. Just so they would not miss each other. He wondered what Clint had been up to, lately…


Jul 25, 2017 05:46 AM — Post #1

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Senna Selwyn windy
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Senna continued westward, still trotting alongside the strand of river that Eden had suggested she follow into the valley. The deserts had given way to rolling hills, and the hills to a forest or towering trees. Senna, born in the rugged mountain foothills, had never seen anything like it. She continually found herself tripping over stray rocks and roots as she craned her neck upward, marveling at the way the treeline looked against the sky.

Nose in the air, she caught the tantalizing scent of fresh, mammalian blood.  There was a delicious creature nearby, and it was injured. Senna hurried forward, knowing she would not be the only one after such a prize.  Some disembodied barking echoed from somewhere out in the trees, and Senna pressed forward harder. She responded with a possessive bark of her own. It’s MINE!  The freezing air burned her airway as she charged forward, leaving the river in the dust behind her.


Jul 25, 2017 08:40 AM — Post #2

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[ Edited: Jul 25, 2017 09:40 AM by Senna ]
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Clint Mekani
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Clint’s ears perked when he heard some barks. It sounded like Stark… But soon afterwards, he heard another bark that he didn’t recognize. He got slightly confused and hesitated for a moment, not barking back due to the rabbit in his mouth.

But he continued onward in Stark’s direction, glancing around and trying to keep an eye out for whoever the other wolf was. After a while he was getting close and he saw his brother up ahead. He put the rabbit down on the ground for a minute to call out to him. “Stark?” But the other wolf must be getting closer too…


Jul 26, 2017 03:05 AM — Post #3

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Stark Jeames
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There was another bark after his bark, and it did not sound like Clint’s. Hmmmm… was there another wolf around here? Stark decided it was best to get to Clint as quickly as possible, in case he needed help with anything. When Stark saw Clint approach him after a bit, his tail flicked behind him, and he let out one last bark towards his brother. ’‘Clint, hi.’‘ he called out to his brother, ears swirling on the top his head.

’‘Did you hear that other bark? I don’t think that was you… was it?’‘ he asked, and he noticed the dead rabbit, then. Oh, looked like Clint had caught some food. He should bring it to the cache. Or eat it himself. Stark did not mind what Clint would do with it. He had caught it, after all.


Jul 26, 2017 04:12 AM — Post #4

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Senna Selwyn windy
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The barking had stopped after Senna chipped in, and the girl didn’t know what to make of that.  Probably, once her competitor realized that there was someone else going after the same prey, he had quit barking so much and got busy tracking. Stupid Senna, always doing the stupidest thing. She should have just stayed quiet.

Voices. There were voices up ahead, which meant two competitors. Maybe they had already gotten to the prey and were arguing over who would get it. Maybe Senna could sneak in and steal it while they were fighting. She slowed her crashing, breakneck pace to a sneakier trot. There were figures up ahead. They didn’t see her yet (or did they??). Quiet, quiet…

Her back paw caught on an exposed root, and seeing as the girl was already dizzy from hunger she didn’t have a hope of recovering her balance. “Oof!” Her hip went down hard, and she saw stars for a moment as pain laced up her side. Porcupines! she swore under her breath. No way the others didn’t hear that.


Jul 26, 2017 10:24 AM — Post #5

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[ Edited: Jul 26, 2017 12:29 PM by Senna ]
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Clint Mekani
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“Nope, it wasn’t me,” said Clint, still a little confused. He was wondering if they should look for whoever it was, or just ignore it for now and talk about something else. It had been a pretty long time since he really talked to Stark much.

But then… there was more noise nearby. Someone was definitely there. Clint looked, and saw a white shape through the foliage. “Who’s there?” he called out, and took a few cautious steps closer. It wasn’t Castor or Eyja, he was pretty sure. What if it was one of Castor’s missing sisters? Or… someone from another pack, spying on them? Could be anyone, really.


Jul 27, 2017 04:06 AM — Post #6

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Stark Jeames
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Seemed like there was a stranger nearby. It hadn’t been Clint barking back at him. Stark’s eyes narrowed and he looked around. Was anyone spying on them? Or was a wolf simply passing through the forest? He was curious.

There was noise then, and he frowned. Clint was first to speak up. Stark stayed by Clint’s side, in case something happened and he needed help. ’‘Yo! Come out!’‘ he called out, not feeling up to being the nice guy. If anyone was here spying on them or anything, Stark would not be nice.


Jul 28, 2017 09:12 AM — Post #7

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Senna Selwyn windy
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Ugh, yeah, they had definitely heard her. They were calling to her now, and they way they were speaking their sentences sort of together, with all the tension directed toward her, meant that they probably knew one another.  Which made her the outsider, which made her even less likely to get the prey. It was hard not to drag her feet as she approached.

“M’not hiding!” she insisted, sounding more childish than she had intended. “Didn’t you hear me bark for ya?” Of course, she had actually been hiding, and the bark hadn’t really been that thought-out, but then they didn’t have to know that, did they?

“Senna Selwyn. Rogue.” She belatedly answered the first question that had been thrown out to her as soon as she was close enough to be able to talk without shouting.  She was probably quite a sight; dirt-streaked, matted, skin-on-bones, eyes dull from hunger, trembling with fatigue, and now a slight limp in her step from the fall.

The two young males were both striking in appearance in their own ways, but of course her apple-green eyes were drawn to the stark contrasts in the black-and-white boy’s pelt. She’d never seen anything like it. It was like.. well, it was almost like.. a skunk..?

“Uhmm…” She blinked a few times, finally tearing her gaze away from the first wolf to glance at the second. There was something off about his eyes. Oh, man.. Skunkboy and Mis-Match. These two made quite a pair.

What.. what was it she was here for again? Her mind was so foggy, and these two were thoroughly distracting her from whatever her original intentions had been.Her gaze landed on the carcass laying at Mis-Match’s feet. Oh, right. That. Her stance tensed up as she fought her desire to propel herself towards the meal.


Jul 28, 2017 11:43 AM — Post #8

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Clint Mekani
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Okay, this girl was a rogue named Senna, not anyone that Clint had heard of. But he did notice that she didn’t look like she was in great condition. Skinny, trembling, limping… Was she all alone? How long had she been a rogue? She must be around the same age as him.

Surely it would be okay to… help her? Give her a place to stay if she wanted? And of course he also remembered that the pack needed more wolves. He was maybe getting a little too devoted to his mission to recruit new members, because it was one of the first things he thought of when he saw any new wolf, no matter the situation. Not that he met new wolves very often really.

“Um, well. Hi. I’m Clint, and this is my brother Stark. We’re from a pack near here called the Firewing Brotherhood,” he explained, although he got the feeling she might not really care who they were and might only be interested in the food.

“Are you… okay? You hungry?” He gave her a small, uncertain smile. It might be all right if they let her have the rabbit, right? He glanced over at Stark though, afraid that his brother might not be so nice.


Jul 29, 2017 02:22 AM — Post #9

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Stark Jeames
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’‘Well, why did you bark for us?’‘ Stark asked, when he finally noticed the other wolf, a female. One that was around their age, it looked like. ’‘I mean, you’re a rogue, closing in on pack territory.’‘
Yep, Clint was right. They were Brothers of the Firewing Brotherhood. Stark wasn’t too happy that Clint had told the girl their names, though. But he guessed that since she had told them hers, it was fine for them to tell her theirs. He nodded lightly, but never took his eyes off of her. He did not trust this Senna. But then again, Stark did not exactly trust any stranger.

Clint asked if she was hungry, and Stark shot him a little look. Clint had caught this rabbit, and he was so willing to give it away to a stranger, a wolf they did not even know at all? They probably couldn’t even trust her. Sure, she looked skin and bones and would not be able to fight. But still… ’‘You want to give her the rabbit you caught?’‘ Stark asked his brother, voice sounded disapproving. Of course he did not agree with this. But he guessed it was Clint’s call since he caught the damn thing.


Jul 31, 2017 07:02 AM — Post #10

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Senna Selwyn windy
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“I…uhm.. I just.. smelled the prey and..” Senna muttered a little lamely, searching for a response to Skunkboy’s inquisition. She didn’t have one. The bark had been thoughtless, and it had been doubly thoughtless for her to try to assign some meaning to it once she caught up with these two. Maybe if she could just think a little more clearly, she could come up with something better to say.

She refocused on the boy with the mismatched eyes when he introduced himself and his brother. The girl blinked in astonishment and then grinned a delirious sort of smile. “That is the awesomest pack name ever.”

Maybe they were bonding, because Clint asked if she was hungry. Her smile widened, and she gave a confirming wave of her tail. “Always!” It came out with a small giggle. He must have known how ridiculous his question was… even back when she had a pack and the caches were full, she was still always hungry. She was told it was part of being an almost-yearling. These boys were her age; no doubt they were going through the same kind of thing.

Whatever bonding she and Clint were doing, Stark the Skunkboy clearly wasn’t feeling it. He addressed Clint’s kind intentions with vitriol in his tone—speaking as if Senna wasn’t even there, no less—and Senna’s jaw dropped. What had happened to this kid to make him this way? To make him disapprove of helping another kid, who was obviously in more need than either of them had ever had the misfortune of experiencing?

“I’m a person!” Senna cried, panting, voice distressed. “And I’m right here!” Stark’s implication that Clint shouldn’t help her (and speaking over her as if they were two adults talking about baby) had wounded her on a deep level that she didn’t even quite understand.  Against her will, Senna felt tears of desperation creeping into the corners of her eyes. She blinked rapidly.

“I.. I was born in a pack! With a mom, and brothers, and sisters!” She wasn’t sure exactly where she was going with this train of thought, but maybe if Stark could see that she was just like them, an actual person, and not just some.. rogue, he would concede that maybe she deserved to live.

That was it, wasn’t it? Senna was starving. Clint’s offer of food might even be the difference between life and death for her, and Stark’s cold disapproval felt the same as if he had said, “This girl doesn’t deserve to live.”  Well, who made him judge and jury?  Senna edged toward Clint as she fell silent; it was now taking her full concentration not to burst into childish tears. Her shakes became more violent.


Jul 31, 2017 09:25 AM — Post #11

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[ Edited: Jul 31, 2017 04:04 PM by Senna ]
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Clint Mekani
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Things were going well at first. Senna seemed to perk up and looked so enthusiastic, and she even thought their pack name was awesome. But then… like Clint had thought, Stark wasn’t being very friendly, and he didn’t seem to like the idea of giving food to a stranger. Clint could kind of understand that, but… the Brotherhood wasn’t supposed to be the kind of pack that turned away a wolf in need, right?

And then, Senna was getting upset about it and… overreacting a little, in Clint’s opinion. Okay, maybe Stark hadn’t been very nice, but at least he didn’t insult her or chase her away or anything. And now Clint got the idea that the two of them might start fighting or something, and he didn’t want to pick a side. He had to try to be the diplomatic one and make them get along. Why him?

“Okay, um… calm down. No one said you’re not a person,” he told Senna nervously. He wanted to add something about how Stark was always like this and was just grumpy and it didn’t really mean anything, but it would probably just annoy Stark more if he said that.

Then looking at his brother, he again tried to choose his words carefully. “It wouldn’t be so bad to give her food, would it? She’s hungry.” Very hungry, and alone, it looked like. “Imagine what Mom would do. She would feed hungry wolves, right?” Yes, when in doubt, just ask: what would Mom do? Pretty good reasoning, if you asked him.


Aug 02, 2017 11:49 PM — Post #12

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Stark Jeames
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She was… weird. Very weird. Stark just stared at her with the biggest frown. She was trying to get the food from Clint, wasn’t she? And she was yelling, and it annoyed Stark. ’‘I know you’re right there!’‘ Stark snapped back at Senna. God, she was annoying as hell. ’‘My brother decides if you get the food or not because he caught it. And I’m just making sure he makes the right choice.’‘

His last words turned into a hiss, as he stared right at the female. She was whining, and getting on his nerves. Stark was sure Clint would give her the food, though. Maybe she would leave if he did. That would be great.

’‘She’s hungry, yes. She’s starving. Looks like she cannot even hunt food for herself.’‘ Stark commented back to Clint, not taking his eyes off of her. He squinted at her, tail flicked angrily. ’‘I wonder how long she would last out there.’‘
And yes, now he was actually pretending she wasn’t there, being a dick. He looked right at her, though. As if to mock her. ’‘Would mom feed annoying sneaky wolves like her?’‘ he asked then in a whisper, looking back to Clint.

In the end it was still Clint’s choice, but Stark just wanted his opinion heard.


Aug 04, 2017 11:06 AM — Post #13

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Senna Selwyn windy
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Her attempt to humanize herself clearly hadn’t worked—at least not on the skunk-pelted one. The boys had extremely different reactions, Clint trying to soothe and Stark becoming more agitated. Senna blinked back tears, dangerously close to letting a few slip out after the boy snapped at her. She backed away from the angry boy, edging herself sort of behind Clint. While Clint wasn’t exactly defending her, it still somehow felt safer to have the calm brother between herself and the angry brother.

He was doing it again, talking over over her. Rage swirled in Senna’s gut, and a few hot tears slipped out.  Stark was trying to upset her now, she knew that, and yet even knowing that she couldn’t keep her emotions from welling up. She was starving and exhausted and had trouble with self-control even on good days.. on a bad day like this, it was nearly impossible.  She trembled, with cold or rage or exhaustion or perhaps all three. Stark let his eyes glaze over her pointedly. 

He was trying to provoke her. He wanted her to attack, so he could fight back, and no one could fault him for ripping the throat out of a starving little rogue girl, too weak to defend herself against two brothers fat from pack-living.  What an incredible jerk.  She was so upset she couldn’t even think of anything to say, because he needed the worst sort of rebuke, but she didn’t even know mean enough words to tell him off the way he deserved.

“I don’t want it. I don’t,” she finally said, voice quiet. Fading. Trembling a bit, because she was still just barely in control. Also, because it was a lie. “I didn’t even say I did.”  Which was true, strictly speaking. She had only said she was hungry. There was no way she could possibly eat after this encounter anyway; everything would just taste like rot with this sickening taste in her mouth. She refused to meet anyone’s gaze, angry tears still falling. She backed away farther, wondering if the boys would simply let her fade away into the woods once more.


Aug 04, 2017 11:58 AM — Post #14

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[ Edited: Aug 04, 2017 12:19 PM by Senna ]
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Clint Mekani
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This wasn’t really getting better. Stark was being even meaner, and Senna said she didn’t want the food, but Clint didn’t really believe that. Stark was just driving her away, and who knew when she would have another chance to eat? Stark had said it, he knew she might not last out there, but he didn’t care. Could he really be that heartless?

Clint usually didn’t like to argue with his siblings, but he was going to stay stubborn on this one, because seriously, leaving someone to starve and die? No, he didn’t think Mom would do that, no matter how ‘annoying’ the wolf might be.

“We don’t know what she’s been through, Stark,” he pointed out, trying to keep his voice firm. “I bet it’s not her fault that she ended up.. hungry and everything.” It wasn’t like she would just let herself starve on purpose because she was lazy, right?

It could be that Senna lost her family before anyone could teach her how to hunt better. Clint could understand that a little, after losing his mentor and feeling like he fell behind on some skills compared to the others. Or maybe Senna had just traveled through some place that didn’t have much food, or something. Or she had been sick and couldn’t hunt. It could be anything.

He just wanted to help her, okay?! She had sort of almost hidden behind him and he felt oddly like he wanted to protect her, even though at the same time, he was pretty afraid of Stark getting any angrier. Clint looked at her, his voice getting softer again. “You can have it if you want. You can take it and leave, if you.. don’t want to stay around here…” Around Stark.

“But if you do need a place to stay, or if you ever want to visit again, I swear the rest of our pack isn’t so… um…” Like Stark. There wasn’t really a nice way to say it. “They’re really nice.” Okay now he didn’t even want to look at his brother because he was afraid of how much this would offend him. What did Clint get himself into?


Aug 06, 2017 03:11 AM — Post #15

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