Post by EbonyPatriot on Aug 12, 2006 11:01:54 GMT -5
"Insane?" snarls Stone, all traces of his friendly tones evaporated. "Is it insane to allow the Leaf-Eaters a paradise, where they can raise their offspring without fear, where they don't need to spend every waking moment watching for predators?"
"Please, try to understand; it is a sacred tradition," hastened Tree-Star. "Set down by the first of Alimons, Shakti."
BIC: "We'll have to make due." I say to the one in the bushes.
I settle down and stop complaining.
“Fine, fine, we understand you’re trying to protect the sanctity of your home. I’m sorry for my outburst. We aren’t looking for any trouble anyway. We just wish we could have had some sanctuary in your land. We’re helplessly lost and in dear need of help…but since we have to go, then could you at least lead us to a safer area of this great beyond?”
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2006 12:14:12 GMT -5 by Truttle
Post by EbonyPatriot on Aug 12, 2006 12:36:44 GMT -5
OOC: Oh crud, serves me right for not double-checking. Ah well I'll keep- Stone's so upset he messed up. (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). Btw, I wasn't mad at you Truttle- that's just how Stone would react.
BIC: "It's not my home," growls Stone, though in truth his temper has departed, "it's the Leaf-Eaters' home- the...oh what does TQ call them...herbivores' home.
"I'm afraid no part of the Great Beyond is truly safe... There are far too many Sharp-teeth, Horned Sharp-teeth, and Giant Claws hunting in it for it to be safe..." Stone cocks his head. "You could come with us, though. My pack will not attack you if you're with me, as I've said.
"We live on the mountains surrounding the Valley. Our job is to kill any flesh-eaters that try to enter. So many do that we never have to go hungry." Stone turns to his mate. "What do you say, dear."
"It's fine by me," answers Tree-Star eagerly. "The poor dears, they must be hungry."
It didn't took long for Zitro and Rex to get through the cave and into the valley. The cave was pretty narrow alright but pretty short for the two of them to cross it and enter the valley in no time.
Rex takes a few steps into the valley and stretches, his wings opening long and wide for a good stretch. "Gggguuuaaaahhhhh..." Rex sighs as he stretches, letting his arms droop down as he turns to Zitro.
"Pretty narrow cave..." Zitro comments as he gets out of the cave and shakes his head, ridding of any dust and pebbles from his feathers and body.
"Narrow but managable." Rex replies with a grin.
"Heh," Zitro smirks, "Well I oughta report back to Stone before I get in trouble again."
"Heheh! Mind if I come along?"
"Aw c'mon! Don't tell me you're still mad about that!"
"Heheh, I can't speak for the pack about that..."
"How was I suppose to know that boulder kept the cave stable! You guys didn't even pointed out which one was the one I was suppose to move!"
Zitro started laughing full-heartedly, he still remembers that day well. The Alimons thought it might be a good idea to get some help from a Dracovol and asked Rex to move a boulder out of the way to make the entrance to a cavern a bit wider. Unfortunately Rex didn't quite knew which boulder they meant and ended up moving one that held the cave up altogether, leading the cave to collapse and nearly caved down on Rex and another Alimon. Since then the Alimons would hesitate in asking Rex for a helping hand.
"Yeah yeah...Laugh it all out..." Rex pouts as he crosses his arms.
"Alright alright, you can come." Zitro starts as he sniffs the air and catches Stone's scent before making his way back to Stone, "Just keep your paws to yourself."
"Right..." Rex mutters as he follows Zitro, "What am I gonna do? Touch a tree and it'll tip over and kill a Leaf-Eater?" Rex flinches as he sees Zitro's head move as he's about to speak, but Rex cuts him off with a glare, "You better not answer that..."
Ravenheart heard Fire's voice, and smiled. 'Finally I found him!' He raced over into a clearing where he spotted Fire and...Black Ember? He stopped, and looked at the female with a puzzled look. He opened his snout to speak, temporarily forgetting about what he wanted to tell Fire just now. "Any reason why she's here?" He asked calmly, hiding his shock as he pointed at Fire's sibling.
"Lions..." She whispered. She opened up her mouth to say more, but she heard the sound of someone else. She turned her head around to see a white alimon walking towards them. She seemed confused as to where she was, and Starburst did not recognize her as a a member of the pack.
"What do you mean, can we help? How the heck could you have forgotten how you came here?" She heard Turquoise say.
Starburst decided to add to that. "Yes, how is it possible that you came here, and yet forget completely how you came into this place?" She still could not recognize the strange alimon's scent. She walked over and looked at Kia in the eyes. "And who are you? I don't think I've ever seen you around here before."
In the forests along the edge of the great valley stalked a lone figure. Four legs expertly walked across the floor without making a sound. A tail hung low to prevent detection from unwanted visitors. Eyes opened up to peer out towards a herd of hadrosaurs, happily wading in the water.
Lips curled back, sharp fangs exposed. A soft growl was emitted. The creature took one step closer...and stared hard at its prey, its eyes locking onto a victim. It lowered its haunches, and then...
"Ahhhh! It's no use!" It, a female alimon, screamed. The hadrosaurs raised their heads up, startled by the voice. But they soon relaxed and lowered their heads down to drink the water.
The female alimon, with blue skin, was Oceania...no Grayscale. Grayscale placed her paws on her head, and gave out a long sigh. "I'll never remember them...never."
She had recalled hearing screams earlier. She thought it would be nice to get her mind off the thing she forgot. She got up, and decided to walk through the Great Valley for a while. She saw no harm in it. She hadn't gotten far when she heard Stone's voice.
"...Stone?" She walked towards the source of the voice, and when she found him, he was with Tree-Star, but they weren't alone. With them was a velociraptor and what happened to be two bears. But from the angle she was at, there could have been more.
She caught the last bit of the conversation. They were going to go with Stone and Tree-Star. Grayscale hesitated, before emerging from her hiding spot, acting like she wasn't eavesdropping.
"Good day, Stone. I..." She pretended to suddenly notice the strange newcomers. "Who are they?"
"You really are something. So brave. So noble. Now I understand why it was so hard to..break you completely. But you are still mortal. Just how far can you go? How much can you take before you fall down?"-Bardot
Post by EbonyPatriot on Aug 13, 2006 11:02:10 GMT -5
Stone nods and trots off, tail high, Tree-Star at his flank. "It shouldn't take too long to get to our camp," calls the silver one over his shoulder, his friendly mood back. "What kind of food would you pref-"
""Good day, Stone. I... Who are they?" asks the colorful female. Stone snorts and rears with suprise.
Gently laughing at her mate, Tree-Star smiles, "Hello there, Oce-Grayscale. These are just some visiting Bear-thingies. They're like Lions."
"Ah yes Grayscale," snifss Stone, nursing his pride. "We've just come across them. Grayscale meet-" The Alimon turns to Truttle. I'm sorry, I never did catch your names."
"Why I'm just seeking the companionship of my dear kin, Ravenheart," smiles Fire.
"Translation: this killing klutz wants me to join his rebellion, Baldy," growls Black Ember.
"Tsk tsk! Mind your manners, baby sister," commands Fire. "So, why don't you want to join us?"
Zitro, along with Rex, walks accross the valley following Stone's scent, and not too long afterwards they both find the Alimon they've been looking for...Though they find him busy with some company...Some creatures they have never seen before. Rex looks at Zitro who in return looks at him, though the Dracovol just shrugs.
Zitro steps forward to his leader and bows his head in respect, "Good day Stone...Zitro and Rex here reporting." He lifts his head to look at his leader and to the others, "I take you have visitors."
Post by EbonyPatriot on Aug 15, 2006 13:28:45 GMT -5
Stone laughs. "Stating the obvious as usual Zitro. What did Rex do this time?" he grins. "Crash a stone of cold fire into the earth? HA-HA-er, never mind." (Tree-Star just stared at him). "So, what do you have to report?"
"Stone, our guests..." whispers Tree-Star.
"Oh!" The silver Alimon is getting rather confused, what with all this beasts coming at once. "These are Bear-thingies, whose name I still haven't caught. We're escorting them to the pack."