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pitfalls abound [Aztek/Tide]
« on: May 31, 2017, 10:32:38 PM »


The dense jungle was new to him, as many things in Tortuga were. The golden-tan male found himself out of place in the greenery of the jungle, felt as though he stuck out like free-bleeding wound. Birds squawked loudly above him, monkeys chattering in warning as he passed by, visible even from the canopy. A constant, unending cacophony of noise that was, quite frankly, getting on his last nerve.  He wasn't a patient creature on a good day, never mind when it seemed the whole forest was screaming at him in alarm. He wasn't even hunting, he'd gotten his fill at the beach, where it was quiet. He let out an irritated growl the deeper he walked as the noises seemed to follow him, or perhaps they were simply all around him, a forest as densely packed with creatures as it was foliage. He had no way of knowing which, and he couldn't care either way, his ears pinned harshly to his head and expression increasingly murderous the further he wandered into the depths of the deep.

He had hated his life in his old pride, yes, but there was something to be said about the peace of the savanna that was clearly absent here. Sure, he had the ocean, something he had yearned and wanted for a long time, and he had a new band of brothers with which to throw in his metaphorical sword, but god, at what price? He couldn't live in this. He couldn't hunt in this. He could hardly walk in this.

Above him, branches snapped, sending leaves and twigs falling down upon his muscular frame as monkeys leaped from tree to tree to escape his threat. He burned at the thought of having to learn how to be stealthy. That had never been his strong suit. Not to mention he was not going to be doing any sneaking with his injured paw, leaving a trail of blood behind him and permeating the thick air with it's scent. Another predator could smell him coming from miles away; it wasn't as if he particularly cared whether or not he was downwind.

The noises increased, his irritation increased, his pace increased, until he was all but running through the trees, a continuous, angry snarl in his throat, white teeth bared. It came to a head when he burst into a clearing and suddenly he couldn't take it anymore, letting forth a loud, echoing roar that bounced off the trees and sent tropical birds flying in a mess of feathers and leaves. He heaved heavy breaths in the sudden, silent aftermath, blue eyes staring ahead but not really seeing, vision slowly coming back to him as the anger cleared.

He sat. Panted. Waited. His breathing returned to normal and he took stock of his surroundings. He was in front of a great waterfall, now, the pool it fed into deep, deep, deep. It slowly tapered up from it's deepest point, eventually leading away in a river that was nearly like a stream for how deep it was, only about two feet at it's deepest and just as crystal-clear. There were small, sandy banks. Trees grew over top of it, fancy, useless jungle flowers swaying in the wind upon it's cliff sides.

He'd frightened everything off with his roar, but slowly the sounds of the forest returned. Quieter. More manageable. Mindful of his danger but not screaming about it. He gave thought to collecting the myriad of feathers that had been scattered with his outburst and taking them to a crafter, but found that after his run he didn't have the energy for it. Instead, he loped his way over to a flat rock at the edge of the pool, in the sunlight, and flopped bodily down on top of it, leaving a trail of red pawprints in his wake.
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Re: pitfalls abound [Aztek]
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 03:18:41 PM »
A symphony of noise, animals high in the branches above, gave voice to the jungle as the orange wolf wandered his new home. Monkeys sending warnings among each other, A wolf walks below! Birds singing their songs and flapping in and out of trunks which stretched high into the sky, adding strokes of reds, blues and yellows to a very green world. Was there even a sky above all that green? Could it be the sky ceased to exist where those below could not see it?

There was a mugginess that he was unfamiliar with, having grown up high in the mountains where the air was cool, dry and thin. This air was heavy, it hung over him like a wet blanket, weighing him down. Everything seemed so much greener than even his wooded puphood home. It was as though the world was simply more alive here. He wandered deeper until he stumbled across a clearing.

The cover overhead broke, allowing the full light of the sun shine through. It illuminated a beautiful waterfall, reflecting off the pool below, the surface of which was only broken by the falling water. It stretched into a creek and back off into the jungle. The water looked cool and refreshing, the crystal water beginning him to come on in. Maybe a quick dip, a nice afternoon nap, and then off to explore the coastline? A sound plan. He was a new recruit, freshly accepted. He should enjoy a brief grace period from the responsibilities of his pack, as any new recruit should, to familiarize himself with his new home. How could he truly be an asset to his pack if he knew little more than the little portion of the jungle he'd scouted out this morning? He should be meeting his new mates, yes, but as of yet he had not stumbled across any.

With a groan of relief he slid his body into the cool water, letting it wash over his sticky fur and seep down to his skin. Paws carried him deeper until they could no longer reach the ground below and he gave himself over to the water. His head slid under, weighed down by his body as he simply stopped paddling; first neck, then cheeks and ears, the water sliding along his muzzle until he sucked in a final breath through his nose and slipped completely under. The sounds of the forest fell away, muted by the water; he stayed there, suspended as time seemed to stop for a moment. Not a single twitch of muscles until his lungs burned for release and he pushed himself back up, air erupting from his muzzle in a storm of bubbles. He gasped, sucking in a breath as he broke the surface, and paddled for shore. With a shake to clear his ears of water, he carefully stretched each leg and glanced around. His blue eyes fell on a series of boulders that climbed their way up behind the falls.

Curiosity peaked. With a powerful tension in his hind legs, he pushed himself up to the top of the first boulder, continuing until he reached the top. A cavern opened behind the falls. It wasn't large by any means, and the moss growing along the walls and ground held moisture. He paced the room and didn't find a single dry spot. Then again, he wasn't exactly dry himself, and the water held by the soft green moss was cool to the touch. It would do. He circled, patting down the spot of his choice and dropped into a heap on the ground. His eyes were just sliding shut for the nap he'd promised himself when a mighty roar reverberated through the clearing. The world fell silent, save the pounding of the falls against the collecting pool below. Aztek was on his paws in seconds, his hackles raised to the point where the sun symbol on his back was distorted oddly. He stayed frozen for moments uncounted as the sounds of the jungle began to return ever so slowly.

Finally, he unfroze; hackles still raised, he peeked out, gazing out in a limited field of vision from his resting place. The smell of fresh blood was the only sign someone had been there. Sending a prayer to the sea goddess that he wouldn't regret his next move, he gathered himself and leaped straight through the falls. It was the fastest way down, and he could hope the vision would leave some sort of impression if whatever feline had made that sound (for it had been feline in nature) was still camped out below. He splashed down, his momentum carrying him down before he bobbed back up to the surface. His head broke the water and he immediately realized he wasn't alone.

The lion was huge, nearly twice his size.

But that wasn't what bothered him.

He was the same shade of orange as the lion that had torn his parents open from neck to tail. It wasn't the same foul creature who had grinned with bloody maw at Aztek as he cowered, holding his precious sister, his Treasure, out of the creature's grasp. He knew it wasn't, that lion had born no stripes and his mane had been blood red to match the puddles growing out of his parents' bodies. He could only hope that it wasn't a sign, an omen. The air suddenly felt cooler as he pulled himself out of the water on the other side of the pool from the lion. He sucked in a breath, collecting himself, before addressing the creature. He couldn't run, it was too late for that. He could only hope the lion shared nothing more in common that fur color with the creature that had robbed Aztek of his puphood.

"That be a lot o' noise fer jus' ye, matey."

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Re: pitfalls abound [Aztek/Tide]
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 08:42:17 PM »
So this was the infamous jungle.

It was different for the water-loving dragon. Tide was convinced enough to follow the group of wolves back to their homeland, and away from his own. He was led to this new place, this Tortuga, as the place was called. A band of creatures with close bonds and the desire for great things. Something he could admire in them, perhaps. That was only minutes, hours, days into knowing them, and he knew this was only a glimpse into their lifestyle. Soon enough, he would be within their borders and learning of their ways. After all, he had agreed to come with them. To live with them. To join them.

And here he was. New to the land, a dense jungle before him waiting to be explored. That wasn't what he was doing though. Not yet, anyway. While he wasn't going to admit it to anyone, it had all been a little... overwhelming. Maybe it was the change in environment. Maybe it was the lack of familiarity with these wolves. Maybe it was just all too new to him. Either way... he was under the water now. Well into his comfort spot, surrounding by the element that brought him the utmost form of peace.

He had found a pool beneath a beautiful waterfall, and almost immediately had waded into it. For the most part he had spent his moments swimming around the waterfall, droplets making his pelt shine with the sunlight as he simply enjoyed his surroundings. Even the jungle sounds didn't bother him so much. They were muted by the powerful entity that was the waterfall. Finally, just a few minutes ago, he had taken a deep breath and filled his lungs with air so he could plunge deep into the pool's depth. One of his great abilities that had led to so many peaceful moments. There was nothing quite like being surrounded by the peacefulness and silence the water brought when it was pressed around you.

It seems someone else thought the same, though.

Curled up at the bottom of the pool, Tide lifted his gaze at the muted sounds of a splash, watching the wolf float and hover just beneath the surface of the pool, far above where the hellion currently sat. He almost wondered if the wolf needed help, but it was barely a minute before he twitched and swam back to the surface in a flurry of bubbles. Right; he tended to forget other creatures weren't as able as he was to remain beneath the surface. Good thing at least, that the other was not in trouble. Choosing to leave it well alone, he settled back to continue his own form of meditation.

Another splash though, caught his attention. Again? This time the wolf had practically thrown himself in, paddling in the opposite direction. Was something going on he wasn't aware of? Deciding his peace had been disturbed enough, Tide unfurled his position and lifted from the rocky floor, a few bubbles trailing from his muzzle. Gently he made his way up towards the surface until his head gently broke the placid water, reminiscent of a crocodile revealing only his head while the rest of his body remained under the water. As he emerged, he caught sight of the wolf as it exited the pool, and a large feline resting on a rock. Was that the smell of blood, too?

"That be a lot o' noise fer jus' ye, matey." The hellion wasn't sure of the context of the words, as the water muted the roar at the depth he had sat in. However, it didn't take long to understand that something was amiss. He exposed some of his neck as he surfaced more, though his body remained largely still hidden beneath the surface as he tread water. "Pardon," he rumbled from where he sat in the water. "Is... everything alright?" Had to make sure, at least.

Tortuga, indeed.







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Re: pitfalls abound [Aztek/Tide]
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 09:47:06 PM »


Adder had just closed his eyes and started to relax when the sound of a body crashing into the water reached him. Shortly thereafter, said water splashed into his face, causing him first to sputter in offense, and then peter off into a snarl of outrage. Who in their right mind would splash a creature as large as him when he was clearly already pissed off? He whirled around to meet the wolf, half-rising from his position on the rock, only to snarl again in frustration when it irritated his injured paw. His ears pinned flat to his head and he sank back down into a laying position, the short fur along his back standing straight up in annoyance. He stared icily at the male in the water, pointedly wiping water from his face with his paw and flicking it back at him. Pissed as he was, this wolf was clearly a Tortugan, and though his gaze was murderous, he had no intention of harming a packmate. Yet.

"That be a lot o' noise fer jus' ye, matey."

"No one asked you to listen," He snarled meanly, exposing every one of his sharp teeth. "In fact--" He was fully prepared to rip the newcomer a new one, insult his appearance or his breeding or anything, just to be left alone, but then the water stirred again, cutting him off mid-rant.

"Pardon,"

Addereon's mouth snapped closed with a click.

"Is... everything alright?"

Rude as it may've been, Addereon stared at what he could see of the male. His whole body had paused and gone lax in surprise at his appearance--where had he come from in the first place? What was he? The anger that had been simmering in him suddenly vanished, replaced instead by curiosity. His pink nose twitched as he tried to draw in a scent to identify him though he only succeeded in getting a whiff of the wolf on the opposite bank and the smell of freshwater. Never taking his eyes off the male, he drew himself to a sitting position, left leg pulled in close to his body and staining his white belly red. He had a tiny puddle of blood beneath him, now. "We're fine." He answered, decidedly calmer than when he'd addressed the wolf prior. Blue eyes moved briefly from the green boy in the water to the brown one across from him, daring him to say otherwise. Never mind the free-bleeding wound. Everything was fine.

Licking his lips, he continued. "No harm done. Are you new here?" He directed his question at Tide, but his eyes flicked across the distance to Aztek as well; the question was for him, too. Adder's gaze drew back to Tide as he waited for a response, eyes twinkling with interest, ears perked forward. His posture wasn't necessarily friendly--it never was--but interested was just as good, right? He at least didn't look like he was going to rip anyone apart anymore, which was a start. He burned with unasked questions, but given Aztek's reception of him and his responding snaps, he held his tongue.

For now.
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Re: pitfalls abound [Aztek/Tide]
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 12:32:01 PM »
The gold wolf gave a great shake, sending droplets flying from his coat. "No one asked you to listen," The lion's voice rumbled, punctuated by the angriest of snarls. Hackles still raised, he gave the lion a rather unimpressed look that showed none of the inner turmoil tightening like a coil in his stomach. Well done, Az, he silently scolded himself. Ye've gone 'n made 'im angry

For just a moment, his vision shifted, the lion before him suddenly becoming the lion that still stalked his nightmares. Fear churned in his stomach, the lion who had destroyed his puphood like a hazy double vision over the lion that actually lay across the pool from him. The smell of blood, a metallic tang in the air, did nothing to ease the memories. But then the fiery black-maned lion's rumbling voice brought him back. "In fact--" He started to tense, but was immediately distracted as an odd head popped out of the water between them. A head with horns and long ears, a head only vaguely canine in nature. His blue eyes nearly popped out of his head. Had the creature been there, in the water below, when he'd leaped in? What other creatures may lurk nearby, hidden by the world around?

A brief glance at the lion showed a similar reaction painted plain on his face. The cat was staring rather pointedly at the odd creature. But at least the huge feline didn't look angry anymore; instead, he merely looked intrigued. "Pardon," came the gentle, almost silk voice of the beast. "Is... everything alright?" The lion shifted and the smell of blood grew stronger. Az wrinkled his nose as the lion answered. "We're fine."

"Aye" he murmured, nodding his head. "We be fine." Az remained uneasy about the cat, but answered in the affirmative. If the cat's anger truly just melted away with this newcomer's entry, it would do him no good to start pointing paws and poke the rage that clearly simmered underneath the blazing pelt.

"No harm done. Are you new here?" the lion rumbled in that deep voice only achievable by the largest of cats. The cat's blue eyes flicked from the strange beast in the pool to him. He cleared his throat. "Aye, I be jus' a sailor, fresh off th' docks.," he answered, his gaze moving back to the green creature in curiosity.

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Re: pitfalls abound [Aztek/Tide]
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 05:49:29 PM »
Having been below the surface of the pool, Tide had missed most of the interactions between the two Tortugans prior to his emerging from beneath. However, it wasn't hard for him to figure out something was amiss, which was why he observed the two closely. At least he was in the water already, which was an advantage were something to happen. Somehow he doubted that would be a concern, but you just never knew. Perhaps he hadn't adapted quite yet to pack life, having been on his own for a long while before being discovered by the war captain and his crew. He was sure of one thing, though.

Tide definitely caught their attention.

The feline was cut off mid sentence the moment his hellion head pierced the surface and revealed itself. Orange eyes focused on the large cat, quickly realizing he was being stared at. Not a surprising notion, considering. Tide was used to others reacting to his appearance, though admittedly most looked cautious or wary. This time was a little different, which surprised him. The cat sat up on the rock, drawing a paw to his chest. An injury? "We're fine." Then the canine echoed with an "Aye. We be fine." Lowering his muzzle an inch, his calm expression didn't change. "Then why do I smell blood?" It wasn't an accusation. He was merely pointing out a fact.

His legs gently swayed beneath the surface, maintaining his position in the pool. "No harm done. Are you new here?" At first Tide thought the cat was only speaking to him, but then he saw his gaze (at last) leave Tide's form to look at the canine. "Aye, I be jus' a sailor, fresh off th' docks." Ah, so he wasn't the only newcomer here. He returned his gaze to the feline, giving him a nod. "I am new to this land as well," he offered them, pushing with his large tail behind him so he lightly floated over towards the shore. Soon enough his claws would be scraping against rocks on the floor as the shore angled up towards him.

"I am--" he paused a moment, about to say "Yakamoz." No, that wasn't who he was anymore. "Tide. It's a pleasure." As awkward as this interaction was so far. He remained largely hidden still beneath the surface, but he was fairly closer to the two by now. "How about you, sir?" he asked the feline, since he was the only one who had not answered yet.







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Re: pitfalls abound [Aztek/Tide]
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 11:58:34 PM »


"Aye. We be fine."

Oh, good, the man had a brain. Something alike a smile--a smirk, perhaps--pulled at the lion's lips. Getting his way always did put him in a better mood. That smirk fell away when the intriguing male next spoke.

"Then why do I smell blood?"

Well. Addereon glanced down at the wound. It wasn't particularly bad, and certainly not life-threatening... but he should probably do something about it besides just bleeding everywhere. Probably. "That'd be me," He confessed, not at all guiltily, "My dinner bit back." He shrugged massive shoulders, lifting his injured leg to his lips so he could lick the wound offhandedly. The least he could do was clean himself up and not look like a total barbarian, even though that... was a fairly accurate description of him, honestly. That's what he'd been kicked out of his old pride for, right? Being too violent, too angry, too barbaric. He'd been a perfect gentleman in Tortuga though. So far.

"Aye, I be jus' a sailor, fresh off th' docks." // "I am new to this land as well,"

"Me too." He offered, blue eyes sliding between the pair, though his gaze drifted to the amber-eyed beast more often than not. "I've been around a week or so. Long enough to have my own den, back on the beach." He didn't really care for the bungalows everyone else seemed so fond of. They looked like they'd blow over at the slightest of winds. Caves were sturdy, dependable. Far away from annoyances.

"I am-- Tide. It's a pleasure."

Addereon's ears perked forward, listening attentively as Tide spoke. He had to admit, the name fit him; he came from the water and though his pelt was a bit greener, he did seem to fit in well there. What a pleasure it was indeed. The slight pause didn't go unnoticed by the larger male, but all the same, Adder didn't call him on it. Tide's secrets were none of his business. Yet.

"Well, honey, who would you like me to be?" He purred, grinning devilishly. He waited just for a moment, long enough to get a reaction, then continued; "My given name's Addereon." He licked his maw, clearing it of the blood he'd smeared there while cleaning his wound, and stopped favoring the leg. It was still bleeding, sure, but he had better things to worry about now.

"How about you, sunny? What's your name?" He tilted his head slightly--curious. Though he was much more interested in Tide's appearance--the more that he could see left him with absolutely no answers and even more questions--he did wonder about the wolf, too. He had a nasty-looking scar across his face, blinding him in one eye, and a shifty sort of behavior about him that led Adder to wonder. Who dove out of a waterfall toward a lion when they were so clearly apprehensive to even get anywhere near him?

"You can stop acting like I'm going to dive across the pool and eat you anytime now." He flicked an ear dismissively. "I don't bite." A pause. "Hard." Another pause. "Usually." He finished, and that wasn't quite right either, but it was close enough. Throughout it all, his expression remained that devilish grin, over-sized fangs on display in something not quite nonthreatening, but close enough.

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Re: pitfalls abound [Aztek/Tide]
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 04:57:59 PM »
The lion's mood was definitely improving. That bode well for both canines; the stranger in the water appeared on the smaller side, and Az wasn't exactly a huge wolf. Then again...

"Then why do I smell blood?"
"That'd be me, My dinner bit back."

... the lion was injured. But no matter, he no longer seemed to pose a threat, having calmed with the situation.

"I am new to this land as well,"
"Me too."

Fresh meat, like himself. Fancy, three new recruits running into each other this deep into the land. His single blue eye peered at each. What an odd group they made up, but it would seem this was the life in Tortuga. The borders had smelled strongly of all species, and the smells grew stronger as he'd drawn closer to the bungalows most of the pack resided in. That had been part of what had driven him into the jungle. Pirates did not always make for the cleanest group, and the bungalows had been rather overwhelming for one who had been alone as long as he.

"I've been around a week or so. Long enough to have my own den, back on the beach." A den on the beach? So the lion had chosen not to move into the bungalows either. Interesting. His eye trailed up toward the falls, picturing the den he'd discovered back there. Aye, the lion had told them where his den was, but it wasn't as though they were standing before it and he was pointing to the entrance. The beach wasn't exactly a limited space in Tortuga.

"I be still searchin' fer me cabin, but I find I enjoy th' jungle."

"I am-- Tide. It's a pleasure." Az dipped his head in greeting. A fitting name, given the creature's obvious affinity for water; although he appeared to be drifting closer, to a point between the wolf and lion. His body remained hidden, however, giving no satisfaction to his burning curiosity.

"Well, honey, who would you like me to be?" His attention snapped back to the lion. The sour mood from before had completely evaporated and the lion was... flirting? His face was that of one startled; not offended, simply surprised by the complete turnaround. "My given name's Addereon." Ah, a name. With a start, he realized the lion was staring at him again. Why? "How about you, sunny? What's your name?" Oh, right. He had not yet given his name. He cleared his throat a little warily. "I be Aztek," he introduced, scoffing slightly at the nickname. Sunny? Really?

"You can stop acting like I'm going to dive across the pool and eat you anytime now." He narrowed his eye at the lion. Trust him... simply because he says too? Not likely. Although he could be a little more civil now that the cat wasn't snarling and spitting at him.
"I don't bite."
"Hard."
"Usually."

"That's certainly comfortin'," he mumbled, loud enough for them to hear but soft enough to pretend they hadn't. "Why don't ye come on down 'n wash that paw then, matey. I'll only bite if ye bite first." That grin, that toothy expression of not-quite-pleasure, made him more than a little wary, but he didn't seem that bad. At least... not ALL bad.

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Re: pitfalls abound [Aztek/Tide]
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 08:27:28 PM »
The hellion shifted his gaze to the feline as he admitted he was injured. "That'd be me. My dinner bit back." Fair enough. Tide could see that. It was a like a fish flailing back as his own powerful jaws wrapped around their scales. He wasn't new to that concept, so it was one he could accept. Then it moved on to introductions, and the feline claimed his den was by the beach. How open. Tide thought of his own little quarters, hidden beneath the surface. It was a cave he discovered while swimming beneath the waterfall. It was only accessible by swimming in through a hole in the rock, and it emerged into a dry cave that allowed him to settle in.

It was nice and secluded. Just how he liked it.

"Well, honey, who would you like me to be?" Tide looked surprised for a moment, and honestly it made him smile a little. So the man had some humor about him. But he said nothing. He wasn't offended by the little pet name. "My given name's Addereon." Tide nodded, acknowledging the name. "It's a pleasure," he said, settling on the shore and resting his otherwise heavy body in the shallow. He still had not completely emerged from the water, but his body shape should be more obvious from where he stood. Especially the lion who was more high up on the rock.

The lion then directed his words to the wolf with them, so Tide listened politely, becoming intrigued with Addereon's next statement. "You can stop acting like I'm going to dive across the pool and eat you anytime now. I don't bite." Somehow he doubted the biting part, but Tide was starting to like this feline. He was direct with his words, much like the hellion himself liked to be. But he wondered what prompted the statement. Clearly there was more that had gone on while Tide was still out (haha). "Hard. Usually." Tide chuckled, a deep reverberation as he understood the joke the other implied. Yes, he was definitely starting to like Addereon.

The wolf introduced himself as Aztek, and seemed unimpressed at the feline's little joke. At least at first. "Why don't ye come on down 'n wash that paw then, matey. I'll only bite if ye bite first." Well, maybe Aztek was falling into line with the humor as well. If the feline moved to go to the water, though, Tide would lift himself up. "Oh, excuse me, let me get out of your way." He carried himself out of the water finally, settling himself just at the shoreline with only his tail still dipped in the pool. He wasn't embarrassed by any means of his body shape, but he was sure gonna expect the questions to come now.

"So how are you both liking Tortuga? I find it a rather fine place, but a lot of others don't seem to like the humidity." Tide enjoyed conversations when available, so he may as well start one.







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Re: pitfalls abound [Aztek/Tide]
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2017, 09:51:43 PM »
"I be still searchin' fer me cabin, but I find I enjoy th' jungle."

Addereon only just barely kept himself from scowling. Wherever that whole "king of the jungle" phrase had come from; it was wrong. Adder didn't want to spent any length of time in the noisy jungle anymore, really. Maybe if he'd started the venture in a better mood he could've tolerated the cacophony better, but, as it stood, his opinion of the jungle was not a good one. Adder was a guy who put a lot on first impressions, after all.

"It's a pleasure,"

"Oh, it sure is." If only he could really purr. The more he saw of Tide, the more interested he became. He was long--almost serpentine beneath the rippling surface of the water. What was he? Adder wanted to ask, but, in the end, it didn't really matter all that much, did it? He was there, he was Tortugan, he was different. Adder didn't really need to know much else, honestly.

"I be Aztek,"

Blue eyes slid back over to Aztek from where he'd been watching Tide's body sway gently with the water.  Aztek? He hummed thoughtfully. "Sunshine fits you better." He declared, having already labeled him as such in his memory, should they ever meet again after this. Adder kept to himself, so he doubted it, but he would still need to interact with others if he had any plans of moving up in rank. Which reminded him... "Are we all Sailors here?"

"That's certainly comfortin', why don't ye come on down 'n wash that paw then, matey. I'll only bite if ye bite first."

Adder rolled his eyes--why did everyone care so much about his injury? He'd be fine! He'd recovered from worse. As long as he walked on it regularly while it healed, he wouldn't have a limp--probably not even a scar.

"Oh, excuse me, let me get out of your way."

Well, if everyone was going to make such a fuss about it--Adder sighed and made his way off the rock and into the water, bloody footprints in his wake. He sat just in the shallows, deep enough for him to be submerged up to the wrist. That was good enough, wasn't it? He'd let it soak for a little bit while he took in the view of Tide outside of the water. What a pretty creature. And so much tail was still left in the water, too.

"Is everyone satisfied now? I'll be fine." He would've been fine before, but that was besides the point.

"So how are you both liking Tortuga? I find it a rather fine place, but a lot of others don't seem to like the humidity."

"There's nothing like this place where I come from. It's a nice change of pace from the oppressive dry heat of the savanna." He made a thoughtful noise. "At least here there's always water to cool off in. You ran the risk of being eaten by crocodiles in my old... Where I come from." The pause was quite noticeable--where the world 'home' should've been, instead there had only been silence. The word felt like ash on his tongue. Home. As if that place had ever been that for him.

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I'm out of my head
Of my heart, and my mouth
Cause you can run
But you can't hide
I'm gonna make you
mine