She’d been meaning to do this for a while now. It was just a matter of… getting around to it.
Because, of course, Calliope couldn’t just spontaneously walk right up to Pace and tell her that she wanted to take on some sort of rank within the Tribe. It wasn’t that easy. Or her anxious brain wouldn’t let it be easy, anyway. Although she knew that the Halcyon would probably be overjoyed to hear such news, Calliope nevertheless dreaded it — pressing herself to find her alone, to go up to her, to find a good way of bringing up the subject… it was just stressful.
Not to mention she still didn’t know what she wanted to call herself. Everyone had such creative names for their roles in the pack, but Calliope hadn’t been able to come up with anything so far. While she definitely knew what she wanted to do, she just couldn’t sum it up into a neat little title. She’d been thinking about it for months, stewing over it, trying to come up with something that didn’t sound totally stupid.
Eventually, though, she made up her mind to just… forget about that part and approach the leader with her idea. She wasn’t doing herself or the pack any good waffling over something as simple and ultimately trivial as a name. And heck, maybe Pace would be able to help her out there.
That’s what she told herself, anyway, as she stood there outside the cave mouth, peering into the dark.
She flexed her toes and dug them into the sand. When she was feeling nervous, it helped to feel “grounded” somehow. Calliope didn’t know why, exactly, but it worked. She didn’t question it.
After partaking in this little ritual for a minute, she drew in a breath to steady herself and then called out, projecting her voice into the cavernous space as best she could without outright yelling.
The plan was to check here first. If the Halcyon wasn’t in the cave, then she’d check up and down the beach.
This isn’t something Calliope would notice herself, but I figure it’s worth mentioning she’s entering proestrus. So it would be noticeable in her scent.
…My little baby’s growing up. ;w;
Aug 26, 2017 04:44 PM
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