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Atlas' One-Shots

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Atlas' One-Shots

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1) Bake an Extra - Vox finds a bronze firelizard egg while making Quinn a cake
2) Swallow Step - Leo practices her punches then finds a garnet firelizard egg
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Bake an ExtraVox had found himself with some free time on his hands from the mundane repetitiveness of weyrlinghood, and that, of course, meant that he would hole himself away in the kitchens until he was needed again. There was nothing better in the world than knowing how to make your own food, especially if it was not for you.

He thought that he'd be making a 'Congratulations! You Impressed!' cake with all the bells and whistles- in sugar form, of course- for his former roommate, but lo and behold, she was not happy with who she Impressed to. That chimera, that conceited little dragonet was causing her distress and Vox, for one, wouldn't put up with that. He knew what it felt to be hurt by your dragon, and he knew that Quinn of all people didn't deserve that pain.

An 'I am so sorry that you got probably the worst and rudest dragon in the clutch' cake was in order, then.

Fewer bells and whistles, more and more pound cake and simple vanilla icing. Pound cake was Quinn's favorite, she told him. Basic, he thought, but it made sense because Holds didn't have cake like Weyrs did. He'd put some berries on top for flair so it would at least look pretty.

He had finished setting out all the ingredients when he was pulled out of his thoughts by the sound of cracking eggs. "Strange," he thought. "I didn't place the basket of eggs down that hard..." Vox didn't always have the gentlest of touches, but he always tried to place eggs down with the utmost of caution. Removing the cloth on top of the basket, Vox realized why there was a problem with his dozen eggs.

There were thirteen eggs, not twelve, and the thirteenth was shaking and cracking.

Panic ensued, this was a firelizard egg! This was a firelizard egg, you were supposed to feed them when they hatched and he had no food- He paused. He was in the kitchen, he had tons of food. He grabbed some of the extra berries he brought to snack on while he baked and had them at the ready for when the little flit popped out.

Soon enough, a snout popped out. And not soon after came the rest of the firelizard. A little bronze beauty. Vox held out one of the berries to the flit and watched as he gobbled it up. "Aww... aren't you a little angel? Sweet little number thirteen." He thought for a second. "...Oh! Thirteen! Baker's Dozen, that's you."

Now, hopefully, he'd have enough berries left over for that cake.
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Swallow StepA rose by any other name is still a rose, and by the same way, Leo was a fighter. As kind as she could be on the inside, she wanted to be able to throw a mean right hook on the outside. Whenever she got the time, and whenever her roommate, Honerva, was out of the room, Leo got to practising her punches.

It wasn't like she had anything to punch, anything she needed to punch, anything she wanted to punch, but it was good practice. Plus, if worst came to worst and someone ticked her off or tired to hurt her, she would be ready. Leo bounced around the room, pretending that she had an opponent in front of her. In her mind, it was one of those fights where all the kids would group around, cheer for their friend to win. Those didn't happen often in her Hold, but she could remember one or two, and she was prepared to win this one.

A right hook!

A left jab!

And an uppercut!!

And the opponent is down! Leo raises her arms in victory, laughing. Plopping down onto her bed, she gently swung her legs up and relaxed for a second. Wait- no, that was uncomfortable- wait- she stood back up. She moved around the blankets to find a single firelizard egg, bundled up and cozy... and cracking. Who the forsk thought it was funny to put one of those in her bed? She scrambled around the room for some food, lucky to have brought back some fruit from the dining hall to eat as a snack.

A crack on the right!

A crack on the left!

The shell is broken!

And its... a garnet firelizard! Cheeping and squawking like crazy, Leo shoved the fruit right up to her face. The flit nipped at the fruit and Leo's fingers, making her retract her hand. "By Faranth, you're a little fighter, huh? No biting when I feed you, alright?" The garnet squinted at her as Leo held out the food once more, no biting was to be had.

Leo sighed. Welp, it looked like whoever put the egg there was missing out on a flit. "You fight? I fight too. We're fighters together now. What's a name for a fighter like you..." She thought for a second, there was no way she was naming the thing 'Uppercut'. Throw some sounds together then! "Baji. Bajiquan. Just please stop nipping at my fingers from now on, alrigh- OW!"

Leo had a strong guess that she was always gonna have bite marks on her hands from now on.
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