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Madd's Radd Stories

A place to put drabbles, one-shots, theme challenges, letters to other characters, and other assorted in-character bits.
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Madd's Radd Stories

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FORT WEYR
B'yani of Brown Hyuth
Candidate Lou
Candidate Lazu
Candidate Zul
SEMECA
Carol of Blue Carsk
Manuel of Garnet Minevath
Candiate Theo
Candidate Ollie
HIGH REACHES
Dusleros of Brown Runth
Lars of Bronze Scabellath
Candidate Hans
Candidate Orpheus
Candidate Ganymede
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ladyweathervain
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:21 pm

I Won't Be Alone

Lou grumbled, taking her small packed up lunch to the Hatching Sands. Some meat, bread, nothing particularly fancy but perfectly serviceable.

What a load of shards. The entire Fort had been abuzz with speculation regarding Nornth's clutch and no one had even been properly mauled! Or maimed! Sure, everyone BELIEVED that Nornth was a terrible individual but still... What a waste of time. No golds, either. Just a couple of bronzes and crumby browns... and one white that was actually black, but STILL.

"What a rotten old queen she is." Lou grumbled, tearing a chunk from her bread and chewing away bitterly. She'd worried and fretted over NOTHING. She hadn't missed anything particularly good. Just a bunch of anxious dragonets and a bunch of sleepy Candidates.

Well... She did miss SOMETHING. Someone, rather. The only person she'd been able to STAND in the Weyr had not Impressed. And now he was gone. He'd left in the night and now she was STUCK with the likes of Poppin... no, P'pin and... well Quinn was ok. She liked Quinn. She'd be sure to make Quinn as comfortable as possible now that they were rooming together. but everyone else? She tolerated and sometimes despised... But...

She felt so... alone.

In her frustration, she tossed the rest of her bread onto the sands, burying her head in her hands... For the first time in turns, she began to cry. And cry and cry and cry. It was hard, keeping her composure up. But now that she was finally alone, really and truly alone... she could let the facade fall away, and lick her emotional wounds.

When she finally, FINALLY managed to settle down... a crack made her look up. Something in the Sands shone and caught her eye, prompting her to bundle up her lunch and investigate...

Firelizard eggs. Little jewelbright eggs that muct have been missed during the Gold Queen's hatching event. And this little blue one was one of the last ones left... All around it were little bits of shell and tracks... Clearly the little ones were long gone, leaving this one behind.

She knelt in the sand beside it, encouraging it slightly. "Come on... Come on, little one. You can get out of there..." She kept her voice low, not knowing why but feeling it was right... Bit by bit, the firelizard egg cracked and cracked until it split apart...

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The blue that plopped out was a lovely color... cobalt? indigo? hard to tell. But Lou did not care. She held up a sizable chunk of meat for the little thing, tempting it... the firelizard looked up and squealed in delight as it latched onto the offered treat and tugged it from her grasp.

"...Very well. I suppose that at least SOMEONE will be with me... even if things don't go according to plan..." She sighed, feeding the little creature a bit more until he was stuffed. "...Marquis will be your name. It's a fitting name for a bold little creature like you."

She gently scooped the flit up, and made sure to clean up after herself before she left the Sands.

Perhaps she'd be alright after all.
FORT WEYR
B'yani of Brown Hyuth
Candidate Lou
Candidate Lazu
Candidate Zul
SEMECA
Carol of Blue Carsk
Manuel of Garnet Minevath
Candiate Theo
Candidate Ollie
HIGH REACHES
Dusleros of Brown Runth
Lars of Bronze Scabellath
Candidate Hans
Candidate Orpheus
Candidate Ganymede
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ladyweathervain
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Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:37 pm

One Bird For Another

It had been something else.

Ollie had been caught by a holder, sneaking in with a couple of wherries he'd snared. It had been when hed been sneaking in trying to avoid being noticed by the teachers... his name was at least heard in the kitchens, as he often deposited the catches in their pantries for the weyr... he wouldnt be around much longer so he figured it was a going away present.

The Jolder had not been angry though. If anything they were impressed. And so the trade had occured.

Ollie handed over the wherries like hunting trophies, and in exchange, he was given something more... alive

Hawthorne, a young hunting bird, had been trained and tempered, but it was difficult to find someone who would take him. Ollie wss more than happy to, having known uncles who had trained such birds... granted, it would take a while to get used to him, as ollie was used to silent hunting and lying in wait for what felt like eternities... but it was fine. He would adapt.

He still wouldnt hear the end of it fron his teachers though...
FORT WEYR
B'yani of Brown Hyuth
Candidate Lou
Candidate Lazu
Candidate Zul
SEMECA
Carol of Blue Carsk
Manuel of Garnet Minevath
Candiate Theo
Candidate Ollie
HIGH REACHES
Dusleros of Brown Runth
Lars of Bronze Scabellath
Candidate Hans
Candidate Orpheus
Candidate Ganymede
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ladyweathervain
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:42 pm

Don't Forget...

He missed home.

Theo missed Fort Weyr.

He'd already started making things good for himself. He'd managed to start making things for Semeca. Soap. Soap carvings. Soap shavings grated nice and fine so that one could let them melt in the bath water... It made him happy.

He'd been writing to Lou. Writing to the other and listening to her whine and complain about her life as a Candidate. He wished that maybe... he could say something to console her. But he'd been talking to her about the coming Hatching. How he was planning on taking a break from his Candidacy to come visit and see her Impress... Or not. Either way. It was a reason to go.

Regardless.

He'd started looking for something else to keep him occupied. He'd started taking on some extra chores when he was done with lessons. He'd sat through so many, it was impossible not to fall asleep in some. So he'd asked the older riders if he could do more to help. So he'd started helping the younger Candidates with their lessons, making sure they understood.

Things were nice.

He was helping move things around, and he was taking a break near the Hatching Sands. Not a thing had been laid here in a while... Theo hoped that he could actually stand for a Hatching before he aged out of here too... Shards, the thought still made his heart clench...

He was shaken from his fear by the cracking sounds of... eggs?

He slid from the stands, investigating behind a small dune and seeing a nest of Firelizard eggs.

That was... weird.

Already a few were busted open, with firelizard tracks leading away. But no, here was one more. It was wiggling, but it hadn't cracked yet... He scooped it up, sitting on the sands and watching it go... It cracked, more and more, until...

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Oh! A little brown fella...

Theo smiled, helping it from its prison and taking it back to the dining hall... He'd get the little guy a nice cutlet, something he could enjoy all by himself. The Firelizard was a vocal little thing, chirping and sounding off until Theo stuffed some meat into his face.

"Sorry it took so long to get you food ...What to call you, though..." He mused, making sure the little guy was happy and full. He didn't need a cranky firelizard on his hands... A moment of thought... then...

"...Mithra." A simple name for a simple firelizard.

He'd have to get the little guy a bed... Or so he thought before he went to bed that night, and Mithra decided the best spot in the house for sleeping was on Theo's face.
FORT WEYR
B'yani of Brown Hyuth
Candidate Lou
Candidate Lazu
Candidate Zul
SEMECA
Carol of Blue Carsk
Manuel of Garnet Minevath
Candiate Theo
Candidate Ollie
HIGH REACHES
Dusleros of Brown Runth
Lars of Bronze Scabellath
Candidate Hans
Candidate Orpheus
Candidate Ganymede
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