Nova follows Ozzie, along with Nirch who is clearly waiting for an opportunity to poke fun. As Nova and his two friends peep over the hills, they see a couple of young mountain goats butting heads and locking horns. It looks painful. They laugh about their competition and are about to get ready to charge at each other to ram heads again, when one of them spots Nova. They invite him over.
A] Accept the invitation
B] Decline and leave
Excited and no longer the least bit sleepy, Nova followed Ozzie towards where the strange clattering sound was coming from. It seemed to be rhythmic, coming at intervals that the young stallion could almost time. But not quite.
Nirch stayed where he was on Nova’s back, and the pony could almost swear the hawk was chuckling to himself. Slowly shaking his head, the stallion wondered once again how this strange almost-friendship had developed between his two friends. They did seem to genuinely like each other underneath all the constant teasing and bickering, which was a surprise to everyone in Nova’s tiny little herd.
Huffing a little as they topped a rise, Nova stood slack jawed in awe as he watched the scene unplay before them. Two bright white mountain goats were charging each other in an impressive display, their horns locking and making the large cracking noise that rattled over the little valley.
As they separated once again, trotting off in seemingly random directions, one spotted the young stallion and his companions standing on the hill.
“’Ello there!” he cried, getting the attention of his fellow combatant – who quickly changed direction as soon as he saw what his colleague was doing. “Ye look like yer a big strong ponah, are ye down for a li’l sparrin’ action?”
Nova froze at the question, his whole body quivering. He had never seen a more impressive display in his life. These creatures were amazing!
“Do I EVER?!?” he cried, eliciting an intrigued clucking noise from Ozzie and a terrified squawk from Nirch as he barreled down the hill to join the mountain goats.
Featuring: Divine Isles | November, Hawk Companion, Raven Companion
Pose Reference: Sally 7, birdy 18: raven, Bird, Goat 9.0