Post by EbonyPatriot on Oct 15, 2004 17:49:56 GMT -5
"Yes that would help. Thank you," smiles the Troodon. His paternal instincts (always-present in his kind even when the animal has never breed) are appealed to by Ken'ichi's cub form; although Ken'ichi is somewhat older than him. The Troodon vows to protect Ken'ichi with his life.
"So," EbonyPatriot asks, walking with Ken'ichi. "Is this Nikiski trustworthy? Is he gentle?"
"Oh yeah, you can trust Niki. He's a nice guy." Ken'ichi chuckles as he pauses. "I should know, he's my older brother."
Ken'ichi smiles as he glances to EbonyPatriot, then he looks forward to see where he's going. According to how far he has gone in his little journey, reaching Niki's den should only take like a day or so, maybe less if they walk without stopping for the night or for a break.
"By the way..." Ken'ichi starts a conversation. "Who's this wolverine you said his name is Tazer? Why does he and his pack out to kill all wolves and bears?"
Post by EbonyPatriot on Oct 16, 2004 10:35:17 GMT -5
The Troodon is silent for a few moments, and then answers: "I honestly do not know. Tazer hates Wolves and Bears. Something's unnatural about him. I mean, Wolverines don't tolerate each other normally, let alone form packs. I- I honestly think he's insane, like Balto's grandson Joker was. Do you know about Balto?"
Post by EbonyPatriot on Oct 17, 2004 20:20:32 GMT -5
EbonyPatriot smiles, his tail wagging happily. "Balto is a half Wolf, half Malamute hybrid of Nome, Alaska. His mother was Aniu the White Wolf, so almost everyone in Nome hated and feared. That changed when he lead the team that relayed antitoxin six hundred miles to the relief of stricken Nome. He has had many adventures since then. Balto has truly made a difference between many people and animals. What's more, he can actually speak to a lot of humans."
Ken'ichi is amazed and wondered about the wolf that EbonyPatriot has just talked about. "Wow, he sounds like a pretty cool guy!"
Just as he finished saying that, Ken'ichi looks up to see that the day is almost done and night will soon start its shift. "We're gonna find a place to stay for the night, we should be back to my den by tomorrow afternoon, so there's no rush."
Ken'ichi pointed to an abandon cave not far from their position. "We can stay over there."
Post by EbonyPatriot on Oct 17, 2004 20:35:52 GMT -5
"Oh yes," answers EbonyPatriot. "Balto is very gentle and forgiving. He's a little shy and insecure and stubborn, but otherwise he's flawless. You’d like him."
The Troodon's pupils dilate until there is very little blue visible. "All right, I don't mind where we sleep. We Troodons having great night vision, so I wouldn't mind is we walked on either." His swishes his silver-tipped tail, waiting for an answer.
"Say," EbonyPatriot asks suddenly, remembering Sitka's words. "Am I going to meet anybody else besides Nikiski? Like that Spectrum or Kia?"
"Wow, night-vision, eh? Sounds pretty interesting." Ken'ichi comments about the troodon's feature. "And as for your question, I'm not entirely sure. Spectrum left on a journey of their own. And as for Kia and the others, they kind of went their seperate ways. We still see each other sometimes, but lately I haven't seen any of them."
It didn't took long for the two travelers to reach the abandoned cave. It's big enough for the two of them, pretty spacy too.
"Well, here we are." Ken'ichi yawns and lies down. "We should have some rest, for tomorrow morning we'll head off as soon as the sun hits, we should be able to reach my brother's den by the afternoon."
OoC~ this post and my previous post will be set in the day before EP and Keni's return! Just to clarify that
Nikiski goes off to the river to get a drink. The days without his little brother are dull and boring -- sleep, eat, and sleep. He misses his little brother, but since he promised to give Ken'ichi a little more room and time on his own, he cannot go back on his words. The only thing he can do is... wait... wait...
To his amusement, Nikiski finds a beehive on the ground, broken into piece. A nice little treat for the big bear. Nikiski starts to eat the honey, not aware of a pair of eyes in the near by bushes.
Post by EbonyPatriot on Oct 18, 2004 18:54:00 GMT -5
EbonyPatriot lays down in sphinx-position, curling his muscled tail around him. "That's a shame that your friends went their own ways. Still, at least I have you in my pack, and tomorrow I'll have Nikiski, hopefully."
The Troodon looks around the cave, sharp eyes catching a slight movement. A swirl of silver hairs in the dark, two squeals of pain; and the Troodon settles back down, two dead squirrels in his mouth. He tosses one to the bear and begins to devour the other. "Yes," the dinosaur chuckles softly. "My night-vision and hearing and touch are excellent; but my nose isn't half as good as yours."
"So..." EbonyPatriot, used to roaming for nights and days without rest, is not tired; indeed, he is wide awake. "Tell me, what are your friends' basic stories?"
That day, a pair of red-ringed dark eyes gleamed out of the sit-bathed bushes, watching as the bear Nikiski devoured the honey. The eyes belonged to the psychopath of the animal world, Tazer the Wolverine.
An evil grin crosses his fearsome face. Bears were easy to kill compared to wolves (after all, wolves lived in packs). Tazer turns to his mighty pack of Wolverines, the psychopath’s figure looming above them. "Be ready to kill," he croaks in his harsh voice.
"That bear, Tazer?" asks Belladonna, a female Wolverine with small yellow blazes. The two stare at Nikiski.
"Not yet!" growls the giant Wolverine. "We must wait, yes wait. Wait until he is depressed, hopeless, thinking that things couldn't possibly get worse... and then, we'll strike."
Belladonna lowers her head. "But wouldn't it be better to attack now, when he's not expecting it...?"
Tazer snarls and slashes at Belladonna; the she-Wolverine cries in panic and runs away. Tazer stiffens and roars at his pack: "We do as I say! We attack the bear when he's depressed!"
Ken'ichi finishes eating the squirrel his Troodon friend gave him and wiped his muzzle clean.
"Well...There's Kirchy, her parents died in a storm and her sister fell down a waterfall...While Kia's parents died in a fire, Kia has a sister though. There's Truttle and Sioul, those two are brothers though. As for Nikiski, he's my adopted big brother who lost his big brother, Siraki, to the humans. There's Spectrum, I still have his past to learn, but he's off somewhere finding these items. As for me, well, my parents were killed by humans when I was merely a baby. I have a brother named Kamali somewhere around this forest, haven't seen him in a while."
Ken'ichi glances at EbonyPatriot to see him quite into the story. "What about you? What's your story?"
Post by EbonyPatriot on Oct 18, 2004 20:09:25 GMT -5
"Depressing, very sorrowful," sighs EbonyPatriot, still thinking about Ken'ichi's friends. "I'm sorry about your family. That must have been awful."
"Anywho, I'll tell you my story. I was born to Zion and Kermode. My father had overthrown the terrible leader Cortes; but Zion had not hurt him- he rules with peace and love. My father is the greatest leader my pack has ever known. Cat's-Eye, Sky, and Tuktu are my brothers.
"My whole life has been happy. We roamed all over America and Canada (though never in this area), and I got to meet Balto and his family on our travels. That was when I discovered Tazer. I knew I couldn't let him kill all of the Wolves and Bears. So I said good-bye to my family and wandered on, and then I found you... And that's my tale," the Troodon finishes.
"Tazer! Tazer!!" cries Belladonna. "Look! The bear's leaving!!"
Tazer laughs at her worry. "Honestly, Belladonna, did you expect him to stay? Hah! No matter, we'll get him."
"But Tazer!" whines the female. "He knows we're here!"
"Let him know! LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW THAT I, TAZER, SHALL CONQUER THE WORLD!!" His voice rises to a Tasmanian Devil's scream, alerting all of his presence.
Ken'ichi stayed quiet as EbonyPatriot comments about his family's demise. But his face lightens up as EbonyPatriot begins telling his side of the story.
"Wow, I'm sure you must've had a lot of great adventures and seen very cool places." Ken'ichi expresses as his urge to see the whole world has increased like never before. Just as that comment has been done and said, Ken'ichi looks outside to see the moon clearly up in the sky, marking midnight or such.
"Hey, it's getting late. We better get some sleep."
Post by EbonyPatriot on Oct 18, 2004 20:33:04 GMT -5
"Oh yes," agrees the Troodon. "Many adventures. Maybe someday you can with me. Maybe you could even meet Balto." EbonyPatriot smiles and lays down his head. "Live long and prosper. Until the dawn, good-night." Closing his eyes, the dinosaur falls asleep.