Zodiak was upset with the decisions he'd made the previous day. Sure it was a mistake but you can bet he was beating himself up for it. His daughter's painful cries echoing off as he threw himself at the tree close to home. More training; overtime training. Work work work to make up for everything. He was going to get stronger and stronger even if he collapsed from exhaustion. After several attempts at mastering the basic assention, he'd go for new tactics. Anything that could get him up more quietly. Frame would circle the tree with gaze tilted up until a lower small branch was spotted. An idea struck and he wasn't sure if it would work but it was worth a try. Frame lunged again, this time hind legs launching him upwards toward the branch to grab hold. As soon as weight shifted to his teeth he'd let out a heavy growl. Fuuuuuuck. The tsars made it look so easy, damn his teeth hurt and he could feel the blood forming around his gumline. Okok. Hind end swung toward the tree for back paws to find a sturdy base. He'd remain there like that, his plan not exactly as he'd thought it out. Ok zod was no ninja so now how to get his front half on the tree? He'd groan with frustration and in a rather awkward position. fml.
Nida had wondered where all the others had gone. Monro was not where she typically was - or where she last seen her really- and Smug and Yus have not been spoken to yet. Sigh .. there was much to be done but in so little time. The burly woman sent herself back to the river's babble, where the conversation had supposedly took place, to only see Zod hard at work. His determination and efforts were marveled at from a secure distance, well out of his way and out of range of potential friendly fire. Now, reflecting back on the briefing Drakov had given .. she swallowed a lump down her throat calmly, then let calm seriousness manifest in her face. " Zod .." she spoke out his name on a breath, with decision; " I would like for you to train me."
Zodiak remained where he was for some time before he decided to remove the brace of hind legs and dangle where he was. If anything he'd work on his upper body strength as the tsars did. It was difficult, his gums ached and his body ached from the tension it took to keep as little pressure on valuable teeth as possible. Ear flicked to the side at the mention of his name before grip released and he plopped to the dirt with a light huff. Turning toward Nida he'd shake out his pelt and stretch now aching jaws. Tilting his head at her request. She wanted him to train her? Even after his mistake that caused their daughter harm? oh no he wasn't worthy of this... but he didn't want to let her down even more. Light gust of air expelled from his lungs, legs carrying him slowly toward her until his chest pressed into her. muzzle tilted down to plant loving kisses to her face before angling to the side to brush against her cheek, "What did you have in mind?"
Nida's eyes remained idle upon Zod as she caught the faint whiff of blood. Eventually her gaze meander the length of him for the source, but could not find it any where on the character of his person. Him exercising his jaws after turning from the tree has revelation hit her. Oh.. The sigh he elicited has her concerned for a half-second then her expression returns to its default, at ease one. Soon as the distance was squelched to nothing and received his loving affection, she slicked her ears flat back against her head. That was something she did not want to hear! " I do not know .. I came to you for that.." Yet after a couple minutes spent thinking, " I want to be able to hold myself well in a battle." Zodiak training nida was probably one of the hardest things for him to do. Not because he couldn't train or nida wasn't able.. but it was a huge test on his part. Similar to the test drak had already placed him against. Emotions would have to be set aside for pack duties... He knew he'd never be able to punish his mate... so instead he'd have to help her train so she would never be in such a situation. Zod had no doubts of her capabilities, he'd seen it first hand when she diciplined cin. Jaws reached out to grasp at her ear, tugging gently at it with a soft growl. He'd release his grip to have nose drifting close to the furr-encased lobe "Then fight me...." soft murr of a voice came out in challenge to her, head reeling back so amber eye could gaze at her own as a smirk plastered itself over his features. Had she not reacted to his words, he'd slowly brush past her, walking in the opposite direction.
Nida protruded her deep-set chest outward, almost putting herself on display. She was able and indeed capable .. all she needed is a bit of direction and advice, then she's good to go. The feel of him taking a hold of her ear has the woman immediately assuming that training had begun. So, with that tug, she lurched herself forward after a tense of hindlegs and wrap forelegs around his neck, as was her wont. Though the whisper .. the deep, husky whisper egging her on, sent an ounce of excitement surging throughout the entirety of her being. Her muzzle bunches when lips raised to curl back and reveal those teeth, bared while jaw split open with a snarl, before she sought his cheek. That is, if successful. She'd use body and head to thrash wildly and cause discomfort and rise of action.
Zodiak's playful tug at nida's ear elicited actions he was not expecting. He was definatly not ready when she shifted to wrap around his neck, but he did not recoil instead pressed forward into her to plant his challenge. Body was slow to react, thoughts never really on defense when it came to nida. Mostly because it was more preocupied with them lovins. So initially when she grasped his cheek, jaw parted to let out the usual aaaraars but instead was cut short by her wild thrashing. JESUS! That was dose of adrenaline he needed to break the border of play and fight. His playful exclamations switched into a whine that in turn gurgled it's way into a voistrous snarl as head turned into her. he'd bob up and down against her thrashing in an attempt to free himself but eventually settled for sending jaws snapping toward her forelimb so graciously placed within reach. If able he'd latch on and dish out his own bit of shaking, allthewhile body stiffened and now pushing it's weight into her.
Nida's thrashing slowed .. thrown off by the usual wolf talk that accompanied their play and sweet lovings. Sorry she is not sorry! When he went for the leg splayed close in proximity and started to thrash all while pushing his weight against her, back legs took a step back to maintain distance. Though she is aware her backpedalling may wound her up in the water ..! Keep it on land, if she can! The release of his cheek to pull her head up and away, the dizzy spell kicking in. However, she would not let that deter her, in fact she would enable it to invigorate more snarls and snapping for Zod's face. She may or may not have missed since he was moving too fast for a straight and narrow attack! RAWR!
Zodiak's cheek was once again receiving a dose of scarring while his own jaws did the same to his mates leg. This was something they'd never really done before; sure playfights and light sparing but fight fights?? Zod had to admit for a moment he felt a twinge of excitement, but quickly pushed it back to focus on the fight. This was serious, she wanted training? she was going to get it. Upon the release of his cheek he'd part jaws from her leg and snap toward her face. Most likely the two's jaws would clack together like swords before, if able, he'd jump to one side creating distance between them. Paws felt the cool of the river and he'd wade through it for a moment, heading parrallel to her flank. Head curved toward her as tail flicked wildly behind him before body sprang toward her rear, sending jaws to bite at her topline. If able he'd rear up so paws could scratch at her back and side while teeth sought to grab a hunk of that back fat and shake shake shake.
Nida definitely wanted the training. She wanted to prove herself, though she never got the chance to due to the children needed to looked after as well as the missing members. Sometimes she forgot about herself! As she lurched at his face for their jaws to clack and parry one another, head tilting to the side as she snapped for skin desperately. Unfortunately Nida is unable to due to him pushing them apart, keeping distance. Her head shakes, dribble of slobber coming from mouth and some simply resting on parts of her face. She'd spin on her heels to feel teeth grasp for her spine, and a quarter yelp, the rest snarl leaving she, curling her body so that she can sink her teeth to face, neck, or whatever was closest and reciprocate with the violent actions. Grrrr!
Zodiak forced himself to focus as body landed atop his mate in a way he least expected it. Jaws grasped for spinal fluff and gave a few solid shakes before she spun from his grasp and teeth were felt sinking into the side of his neck. Oh she was quick that was for certain! Zod would have to step it up a bit to push her to her limits, see how much she could really hold up against-- see if maybe she'd surprise him. Body lifted within her grasp, teeth searching for the flesh along her jawline. If all went as planned he'd grab hold and use upper body to sling the both of them side to side as she'd probably still have a grasp on his neck. Forelimbs would aim to hug around her neck and pull her weight in with the thrashing, snarling and snorting paired with the act.
Nida's adrenaline subsided the ache in her leg and backside. Later on, when no one is nearby, she will gripe, moan and complaint until her voice is gravelly, nigh to gone! As his body lifted so does her own, matching him, her head shaking fiercely and as hard as she could; everything she got at her counterpart. The side of her jawline was - gasp! she got herself preoccupied and going ham on his neck- grabbed, for him to sling them - well mostly her in this case- around like a ragdoll. She'd still herelf and let body jerk this way and that, and the piece of flesh in her mouth in effect. Then his paws came around to hug her, so she raised up on rear legs to wrap her own against his ribs, and lean forward. Here's to hoping his thrashing was the fuel behind the help of her thrusts, done by her back legs hopping and pushing. Hnnnng!
Zodiak felt the tug of fangs in his neck and fought with all his might to focus. Why was it so hard to keep a mind on the fight? Ha prob because he was fighting his mate and he'd never had her own fangs digging into him before. Another growl rumbled through him as paws wrapped around her and thrashing commenced. As her own came up around him he'd give a few chomps into her fur before continueing with his side to side slinging. Paws shifted on occation to keep balance but her hopping kept throwing him off. Stay still damnit! One of the said hops would force a temporary loss of balance, body dropping into a weird sit while forepaws remained hugged around her neck and jaws in place. he tugged on her for balance, pulling himself the best he could but obviously in an awkward place. If able he'd rise back up and push his weight over her, head twisting to the side as he tried to make her flop.
Nida did her best .. she really was trying! The hold he has to the side of her jawline as he thrashed made the feat all the more challenging. Though it pushed her determination to its summit, and have her stout back legs to thrust with every hop she consciously made. The woman would slow down gradually as he moved to an awkward sit. Nida starts to gnaw to pull in more skin and a firmer hold before he can proceed with the next course of action. Zod was naturally bigger than her .. in size .. but weight? it may have come close, and may have won that, who knew, and therefore flopped over easily with a slip. Whoops. She landed awkwardly and on her back. But screw that, she won't let it deter her! A paw tucks itself to rest over her throat while she began to thrash with the hold she has on him. Fuuuuuuu.
Zodiak wavered slightly while holding his grip on nida, trying his best to stay in that partial seated posture before gaining the footing to push himself back to a rise. Her increased grip has him letting out a mix between a growl and a whine--frustration exiting him as he tried to vent the pain of tender flesh being clamped. As body pushed up finally, there was a change in equillibrium as nida flopped backwards dragging him with. Eye widened as head was forced to bend awkwardly with the collapse before he was able to let go. hnnggggg. Jaws released and he tried to regain footing and pull back but she stil lhad him and kept on a thrashing. Gdi nida! Protesting vocals exited his jaws as he lunged for her face as he couldn't go for much more with her grasp on his neck. Teeth aimed for her ear.. that untouched beautiful ear. If he managed to grasp it he'd give a good yank and tug, growling into the small bit of flesh before shaking his head side to side. Was he trying to rip it off? even he didn't know, zod was getting farther and farther into the fight.
Nida experienced the pain in the back of her head and in shoulders, grounded in the soil and grass. It hurt .. but she kept going, she had to! She missed out on the growl and whine denoting Zod's vent of frustration of nabbing tender flesh and manipulating in her mouth such a way it effected pain to him. Feeling him let go to the side of her jawline, there was a rush of relief immediately met with a dull ache, continuing to persist. With one of her ears between his teeth her thrashing ceased, paws slung around his neck to embrace and keep the other close to minimize the collateral damage. Because .. that freaking hurt! -- the tugs and yanks threatening to off the piece of flesh! She'd go side to side with him. Hnng, go with the flow!
Zodiak had that ear, he HAD it. Jaws went to work chewing and tugging while muffled growls and snorts funnled their way into her ear. Head would thrash side to side before paws were felt wrapping around his neck. the tightness was felt mostly near his throat and he'd be foreced to stop actions, squirming in her grasp. For the moment he came back and realized what was going on, that he'd come dangerously close to ripping her ear off. Shit! he let go out of reflex but also because he was having a hard time breathing properly as he tugged his way tighter into her grasp. Paws danced along either of her sides before out of desperation he plopped his rump right on her belly. Take that!
Thrift had been keeping herself in the den. Resting up that leg, that was still sore as fuck. She was scared to move.. Scared to try anything, even though she'd been talked to about losing, and worried she'd do something else that was a mess up. She didn't want to disappoint.. So it was a little while before she was able to will herself to get up and leave the den. Her tail remained tucked as it had been before, while she pulled herself up with three legs. Once up she would hobble out to stand at the entrance to the den, before even choosing to test the ability of the stiff limb.. It was difficult for her to find courage to. It was obvious that she couldn't use it to its full extent. It was difficult to put even a small amount of pressure on it. She whined very quietly, the only noise she'd allow.. It wasn't any use to make more sound. With that foreleg lifted from the ground, she would follow trailing scents of parents dearest by hobbling in that direction. Eyes would light on them easily and she slowed. Were they fighting? Probably. For the moment she would stand at a distance and observe.
Nida snarled holding on dear to his neck, and intermittently thrashed. She was half certain she may lose something during training, but to hell with it- a notch ain't gonna hurt her! The grip enfolding his neck only tightened and she'd draw him in close toward the woman, her face gnarled with a 'muahaha .. i gotchu bby' look in countenance. She let him squirm for a bit and look for a route but finding none. Ha -- hey! He sat on her pouch and saggy tits, and forced herself to release his neck, having an awkward hold. Well then .. that left them to chill out for a bit. And she did so. La de da. Her nose wiggled upon scenting her child, and she budged her tail to wag in order to acknowledge the precious babe. Nida then would start to rock side to side, gaining momentum with every lean, hoping to flop over and on top of her husband. Hurhurhur.
Zodiak's growls increased an octave as her grip on his neck tightened. he'd writhe and tug until finally ass met her stomach with a heavy plop. Her release of his fluff has him pulling back quickly in a relaxed pant, hind legs kicking out to either side as he got comfortable because why not? Nida was comfey af. Gaze would tilt down at her for a moment, reading her expression before grinning slightly. Ok my turn! He'd lower his nose to her, nudging playfully to test the waters (still of course sitting on her like a derp). However her attention was distracted, and before he could do much more she was rolling side to side. paws not being grounded fumbled and he found himself flopping to his side next to her and quite possibly beneath her. DAFAQ!? Single eye then caught sight of his child. OHI! -sigh...-
Thrift hesitated as it seemed they wanted to continue their fight.. Or sitting on each other, whatever they were doing.. Head would lower, and as she was noticed, she shifted her weight from one side to the other, paws fidgeting. She was bothering them.. And decided, then, as she seemed to snap her father's focus away, that she was quite uncomfortable standing there. Ears pressed to her skull and she'd let out a high pitched whine, crouching lower further to the ground. "I-I'm hungry.. " She wasn't sure where to get food, or how, with her practically useless leg. Tail would wag nervously between her legs, and she'd shift backward, seeming to shake her head. No nope I'm sorry don't be mad at me. She'd skitter backward and back in the direction of the den, unless called for.
Nida gave him a snarly wolf talk to the nosing. She was still transitioning from training to play mode, it appeared. When he got distracted by the presence of their own daughter she seized the opportunity and pounced on it and him. When she got on top, her tail flared up and wagged its fierce wag. She began to lather him in slobbery kisses and .. - hell, while she's on top sitting on Zod- she pelvic thrust straight into him. That's right .. in front of their child no less. Shame on Nida, huh? Back up and away from her counterpart in time to hear her child, she tilted her head. Hrm .. " Zod .. if a child is injured from sparring are they expected to still earn their food, or .. ?" Her hefty body shook, all the saliva rimming her fur flung off and onto the ground somewhere.
Rozin had gone out to be productive, making sure of course to remember not to go outside of the territory. Such a good doggy! He'd caught three rabbits, all three of which he planned to give to Zod, Nida, and little Thrift. Food for himself? PSHA. Food was for the weak and measly, unless it was earned. And earn it he would, yes yes yes... and hopefully a couple of kissies. If he was lucky. But upon entering the scene, Roz would note the situation, rabbits falling from maw as he stared in amazement. "Golly gee willickers! I do believe Master Zod is puttin' 'is jimmy n' goolies in lady Nida's pink napkin!" And then, just like that. Child would leave the rabbits there for the happy couple, continuing back to the den to await affections and lovin's, tail curled an chops spreadin bigass smile. He'd seen sex today, yippee!!
Zodiak was most certainly caught off guard when his world flipped upside down and had nida flung on top of him. Ooof! He'd groan and wiggle throughout the lick attack (huehue -nerd- ) Clearly the fight was over. She did good and he was releived that he hadn't unintentionally hurt her. That'd probably be one more thing zod's list of fml scenerios. instead however, it took a turn for the.. better? when nida thrusted hips into him. He'd growl mischeviously at her before-- hey wait no! Where are you going??!!! -icri- Tawny boy would roll back onto his belly and watch as his child proclaimed her hunger before slinking back to the den. Sighing he'd rise and approach nida as she spoke "She earned her food, I wont starve her for that" he'd nuzzle against his mate, giving a side kick to roz as he derped his way in and out of the scene. Muzzle wormed it's way under her chin, body following as he wrapped his way around nida's front, head twisting up to lick at her ear. "does it hurt?"
Nida smushed her cheek against Zod, tonguing at whatever she could get. " Good, she isn't looking too good." Mentally .. far too dejected! Nida then balks to Roz arriving on the scene to catch the tail end of their training. She snorted wetly, and she had suspected he may start to babble- he's always saying something crazy and nothing easily comprehendable. Sigh. He is more of a handful than the litter she bore, and that's saying something. Welp, the woman looked the other way when Zod thrusted his leg out to the side at Roz. Head would uplift as he shoved his own underneath hers. Feeling the wet of his tongue against her ear caused a pointed head shake followed by the spastic flutter of the ears. " No, it doesn't." But her leg, head, shoulders and backside did. But no guts no glory- whatever it's called. " We did good .." mumbled she, trottin to the plump rabbits and scooping them up. She'd take them to the den - though would wait up for Zod dearest of course- to offer one to Noodles.
Zodiak's affections forced a wag of tail as he moved his nose up under nida's chin and 'round to her ear. Her flicking causes him to pause, gazing toward her with a twist of neck "I'm sorry if I hurt you.." really he was, sure her ear looked OK but all the other places he'd gotten her. Fine line that had vanished during the fight redrew itself and flooded him with guilty emotions. As she moved away he'd give a light huff and follow suit "yeah..." he'd smile, gaze rather focused on the fluff in front of him. Soon.... sooon.... For now he'd follow her back to the den, eat, and help clean up any wounds.