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Madd's Radd Stories

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FORT WEYR
B'yani of Brown Hyuth
Manuel of Garnet Minevath
Candidate Lou


SEMECA
Candiate Theo
Candidate Ollie
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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
Manuel of Garnet Minevath
Candidate Lou


SEMECA
Candiate Theo
Candidate Ollie
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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
Manuel of Garnet Minevath
Candidate Lou


SEMECA
Candiate Theo
Candidate Ollie
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