Shallyaa keeps checking the sky for any sign of the rain they were warned about. It’s a constant toss-up about whether it is going to be nice weather for the celebration or rainy and dreary, forcing them all into the tents or to give up on the activities entirely.
She has a lot of stuff to set up for the event that was planned and she was not the only one to volunteer. Friends and strangers alike scurry back and forth, moving supplies and setting up tents, making runs to get anything they are missing, and herding or gathering the animals for the small petting zoo. With so much happening they had to borrow and get help from many Tokotas and their handlers. Shallyaa was getting the help from her Tokota, Sayen, as well as a volunteer Tokota, Cathaire, to set up the dining tent. Cathaire came with a shadow though, and not a friendly shadow. Morique followed them everywhere, watching Shallyaa with such a glare that if looks could kill she’d have been dead before they could even begin to set
Shallyaa doesn’t like having her camp mostly out in the open. It forces her to set up some sort of get-up to keep her supplies such as food up high. It also makes things more difficult to set up a form of shelter for the Tokotas in case it rains. Can never trust the weather around here.
Sayen sits at the edge of camp with Abel chatting her ear away. She’s glad they haven’t started their hunt just yet but still worries a little as she can pick up the scent of caribou on the breeze. There may not be many if any trees, but the land was hilly and rocky. A whole herd of caribou could be hiding just over the next hill and they would not be able to chase then full speed if spotted too early. Liefsyn is lying down not far from them, saving her energy for the hunt as she knows whether or not Abel accidentally alerts the prey to their presence they were going to have a run ahead of them.
Shallyaa finishes hammering in the last stake for the tarp set-up she has going for the Tokotas for when they
It is a warm day with overly clear skies and no sign of rain. Imara and Zuberi weave through the trees slowly. They already have prey in mind but remain ready for anything that might cross their paths. The dark brown feathered female leads the way. Her underside it white, she has dark points, and light speckling on her upper back. The dull brown male follows her. His underside fading to a lighter shade while his back fades darker. Dark spots cover his body and distinctive red markings accent his face.
“So you want to fish? Is that what you said?” Zuberi asks.
“Yes, it’s a great day to fish, we can dry off quickly with the breeze and the sun afterwards and enjoy some tasty morsels while cooling off,” Imara replies.
“And why am I coming along?”
“Because it would be boring just standing there waiting for fish without some company. Plus, what’s the point if I can’t show off my amazing catches to someone.”
“Well, I guess I may have to show off a little as well.”
Imara stops and swivels her
Shallyaa gripped Sayen’s curly mane as the van gogh curly female followed along behind Liefsyn, a medium grey female with a knack for leadership. A brown piebald male had no issues sticking next to Sayen, chatting away as they trotted through the forest. This would not have been a problem if they were on some sort of exploration or just travelling, but they were currently out hunting. It seems Abel thought of Sayen as a friend now after the exploration they participated in together not too long ago. Shallyaa kept having to shush Abel, but that didn’t seem to stop him until Liefsyn turned her head to look back at him with a very stern expression. Lief caught the scent of deer and now was definitely the time to be quiet.
“Did you pick something up, girl?” Shallyaa kept her voice low. She was mostly along for the ride. She did have a bow with arrows and a knife, but she really only used the bow when she saw a good opening that did not put the hunting Tokotas at risk.
Shallyaa and Sayen
“How did you find out about this place?” Shallyaa asked. She has been asking Sakari for suggestions on where to explore and the other handler had brought this abandoned submarine hangar and insisted on going with her.
“It was a recommendation I got a while ago from someone. Can’t remember who.” That comment did nothing to ease Shallyaa’s slight nervousness.
Shallyaa rode on the back of a beautiful van gogh curly lady, riding bareback and bridleless as Sayen was a Tokota who was very willing to listen to her handler. Sakari was riding a borrowed Tokota named Chestnut, a beautiful brown curly with black accents and white starmarks. As Sakari was not totally familiar with the Tokota she was using a saddle and bridle. Behind them followed a brown piebald male named Abel. He wore a harness with a few packs strapped to it with some extra equipment just in case and some empty packs for if they found anything of interest in this abandoned place.
Abel followed the ladies noisily as he tried to
The sight was hauntingly beautiful from above. Amidst the modern city was a ravine, lush and green with nature. Two streams from different branches of the ravine met up just below them, bordering the abandoned flour mill on two sides, while the third side was lined by a cliff leading up to the modern city above, making the mill almost look like with was on an island of its own down there. It was clear that this mill had been abandoned for a long time. The lush greenery had taken over, and in some places, it almost looked like nature was spilling out of building's remains. Nature was clinging to the paths and the bridges leading up to the
The exploration team left any signs of humanity behind, entering the lush green forest in hunt of a supposedly very colourful river. Such a sight was apparently worth the hike. So Shallyaa brought along Aktina and Sakari brought along Fantasy. Shallyaa had saddled up the golden-coloured yeti while Sakari saddled up the tawny merle before the two quickly harnessed up Chayim in case they found anything of interest to bring back with them they'd have some extra help. The short-maned tawny male stood patiently as he allowed the two women to strap the harness to him. It was not long before they were on their way and leaving behind the roads an
Shallyaa slid off Aktina's back as the exploration group approached the strange half-dome shaped metal frame. It almost looked like a saucer with the strange ridge-like shape around it. It kind of reminded Shallyaa and Shokou of a cliche vampire cape collar. Most of the glass was shattered except for a few well place panels that escaped any weather damage. Shokou jumped down from Zera's back and proceeded to check on Chayim, making sure the harness was sitting comfortably and wouldn't get snagged when they entered the old salt mines that were at one point turned into a sort of tourist attraction.
"You ready to head down?" Shallyaa ask
Fantasy and Natarri carefully glance around for anyone watching. The two have been arguing for days over which was better. Natarri argued that rabbits were better, but Fantasy thought chickens were better.
"Alright, no one's watching. Time to settle this," Natarri whispered. Natarri grabbed one animal crate and Fantasy grabbed another. They snuck away towards the temporary race track set up on the property. It was some thin, low wooden walls set up to create a straight path with a pen at the far end and some crate sized boxes at the near end with panels that slid up one either end of the box.
"So, how do we get them in the boxes? Humans have
It was already a long day only dragging out even longer with no sign of their prey. The day was spent wandering in search of any sign of their target with Goreface grumbling away at the lack of a hunt and Coke practically dragging a three-legged Seon around the mountains and trying to distract him from everything. The rustling of leaves, the twittering of birds, and even his own shadow. Everywhere the three-legged Tokota looked there was something to shy away from or freak out over. Coke was doing anything in his power to try and keep the peace with Goreface by keeping Seon moving as to not anger the already grumpy dire.
With her good
"Don't go too far kids." Tadao called after the group of six. His four precious cubs and his young in-laws ran off ahead. Tatsu and Seika were adolescents now and would soon be adults where as Michiko, Shizu, Zoreza, and Khanjar were just old enough to start playing.
"We don't have to listen to you old man!" Tatsu called out behind him with Seika laughing by his side. Tadao sighed as the cubs ran towards a rocky outcrop and started to vanish around the corner, only slowing down to make sure they all stuck together.
"I'll keep an eye on them, no worries 'Old Man'." Yitma chuckled as he trotted off ahead. Tadao often wondered why he
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