(19:37:03) Cinnema swung her tail lazily behind her as she'd stepped from the den, shaking out her fur gently before stretching her front legs and finding a spot to sit and look about at the territory that was in her view. It'd been a lazy day, and she'd happily ignored the world for once and just spent time to herself. Of course that couldn't last, though, there was always things to do or something going on. Green gaze shifted in the direction of the river, contemplating. Should a swim be in order? That'd be hard to pass up. Cin would squint in that general direction, debating back and forth. Hmm, maybe.. She'd sit and think about it for a few minutes, and perhaps some of the others would show up hmm. [short because distracted hnng]
(19:41:46) Nida's ears aroused to the sound of footfalls growing nearer to where she currently laid. Peripherally, she observed the incoming wolf's tail position. It's been a long time. The she-wolf housing excessive girth gave rise on all fours with a sluggish shake of her body, before swinging a foot forward. " Evening, Cin," she addressed softly, taking notice of the apparent conflicting arising on the woman's face. " I haven't seen you in a long time." Probably mosey off to attend to her own devices and interest rather than her children and woes at the densite.
(19:46:14) Yusef had had a wonderful evening! You see, he had his very own present now! And had even gotten kisses from the marshmallows. REAL AFFECTION! It was both foriegn, and wonderful, and he liked it quiote a bit. It made a warm happiness swell in his chest. In any case, he marched out of the den, bringing with him a fluffy, curly chocolate and tan tail. It was twice as long as he was, thick and poofy...and the canine it had been removed from had certainly been full grown. Not that it mattered to him! He had his VERY OWN TAIL now! He carried--dragged-- it along happily, before brandishing it at Cinn--LOOK MOM. LOOK WHAT I GOT. He shook it around wildly for a moment before he headed back to what he had been doing the previous evening before the tail came into his possesion-- [c] (19:47:15) Yusef>>-- trying to move immovable rocks. Well, they weren't IMMOVABLE.... Just...really extraordinarily excruciatingly hard to move, for a pup of his size. He pressed his head and shoulder to a large stone, and began to shove and push. He could do this...strength training, right? [d]
(20:01:43) Vadimir had galloped the length of space taken to get from the den to the valley, and back. How many times? Why, until his legs trembled and his chest heaved, of course! But no really, he'd stopped counting after 10. When home neared within line of sight once again, Vad would find that, oh! There were folks here, unlike last time. Lucky lucky him. As he trotted up, he noted Yusef going at a good sized rock. Ah, excellent work little soldier. Attention moved to Cinn and Nida. Had Drak told them the news? "Dobryy vecher damy , moy syn." He'd have to teach the little ones the language of their father's home. Felt only fair! "Haz Drak given you two ze gud newz?" And had they not, well. He'd gladly fill them in! And once they were well informed, he'd turn to his son. "Und vot are you doink, Yusef?" It was pretty easy to tell he was training, but he was curious what the boy had to say for himself.
(20:25:30) Zodiak had taken the evening to wander the territory, enjoying the cool breeze of twilight and the serenade of the various insects that arose when the sun fell. Nose would tilt upwards and he'd take in a deep breath before exhaling slowly. mmmmm. With a yawn and a shake of his pelt he'd quietly move back toward the den site, hoping to see some of the others there as he'd been away most of the day. He was happy with his new-found title and job of helping the pups train, even moreso that the recent hunting event with him leading one group of kids and drak the other found him victorious in terms of numbers. Draks words still flooded the back of his mind. Without a doubt he'd have to fight Vadimir. It would be a new experience, and the boy was eager to learn from the wolf. He'd picked up Draks general fighting style, and learned a few techniques from him, but now it was Vads turn. [c] (20:25:53) Zodiak was sure he'd lose some sort of limb or leave with another heavy dose of scar, however, he'd made peace with that and it was just another fact of life now. Pain and scars, having appendages ripped off; none of it would compare to his near death experience in his last fight with the brothers, therefore, nothing would ever affect him as much as it had before. Not to mention the boy was growing fast, he'd reached his full size now-- much bulkier than he'd been when he first arrived here. His baby face was shaping into that of a mature adult and all that was left was to develop muscles; to become stronger. All in good time. He sauntered into the clearing and eyes first set upon Nida, then cin, Yusef and finally landed on Vadimir. Head would dip below shoulder level and he'd quickly close the distance between himself and the others. First arriving at nida to deliver a series of loving licks and nudges to her muzzle. [c] (20:26:02) Zodiak: Rubbing past her he'd make his way to vadimir and repeat the process (although not as exuberant as he'd done with Nida). Zodi made his rounds to the group, lowering muzzle to lick the pup once on the head and pausing to gaze at the trophy he held so proudly. Who's tail was that?... hmm.. no matter for now. Eyes would then set on Cin, the one who'd always been stand-offish from him. He'd half crouch, lowering himself more than he'd done for the others and scoot up under her chin to cautiously nudge her muzzle. Tongue flicked between lips nervously before he rose, tail wagging as he padded 'round nida to sit beside her, delivering one final lick to her ear before looking to vad "evening, anything exciting happening?"[d]
(20:30:51) Piscean's heart pounded as she ran through the strange forests. The joy of the run gave the gal a big goofy grin, not a care in the world. She felt free, and she was, though she didn't chose the freedom herself. Pisces' previous life as a pet was over, she was reborn, finally the free spirit she was meant to be. Consumed with the energy and joy of the run she completely missed the scent marks of the resident pack. It wasn't until she stumbled over a log by the edge of the courtyard that the Bernese mutt realized her mistake. The scent of the pack became evident, as if the gathering of furry bodies weren't obvious enough, and it dawned on the gal that she was intruding. Any intelligent canine of her age could understand that territory was territory, and generally intruders weren't well recieved. "Shit." she just hoped they were friendly. Pisces stepped back, waiting for their response, half apprehensive, half frozen in fear.
(20:52:51) Cinnema couldn't make up her mind if she would give in to the call of the water's edge, or if she'd stay. Good thing it was solved for her. Ears pressed forward with slight surprise as her head turned to see Nida rising and approaching. Cin's tail flopped against the ground a couple times before she'd get up to close distance between them to plant a lick upon the side of her face and a gentle tug on her friend's ear. "Things have gotten busy with the kids around, I guess," she'd comment with a gentle shrug. "We should go hunting sometime soon, just the two of us." An opportunity for them to catch up and bond! Yep yep. Her attention was stolen then by the child prancing from the den carrying a rather large tail for his height. Cin's eyes widened for a moment, before she just shook her head and smirked. "Where'd ya get that, kid?" she called to Yusef, ending up smiling at him before he went to .. pushing rocks around. She was mildly disturbed for the poor creature he'd gotten his trophy (c) (20:53:09) Cinnema- from, but she was starting to not question things anymore. Strange violent child. At least he was holding his own, and that was good. This was life now; she was getting over the quirks and just accepting them as truths. Cin looked to more approaching members of their pack, Vad first and then Zodi shortly after. Her tail would wag for the big marshmallow, stepping toward his side with tail swaying easily at level of her spine. Her head would tilt to rub against Vadimir's neck briefly before pausing at his side. "No, what's the news?" Cin's posture would stiffen as the brown boy would make his way around to attempt to give her affection too. She was still unsure of him, but..It seemed he was trying. And he hadn't particularly gotten on her nerves recently either. His attempt was allowed, with a somewhat gentle nom to his face in response. Before a strange occurrence happened.. A stranger appeared! Cin's focus was immediately stolen by the newcomer, quiet but ready posture coming (c) (20:53:40) Cinnema- over her as she would take a few steps in that direction. Little bit of a lip curled added for effect of warning, but any talking would be left to Vadim if he so wished to do so. Who was this who invaded their territory right to the heart? How dare? She was locked in Cin's green gaze and borderline aggressive mindset now. Hmhm. (e)
(21:02:04) Nida let loose a whine chasing after a yawn, ears flapped back. Head cocks to nudge into Cin's lick while nursing a friendly tail wag to her friend. " Yes .. I agree," insert snaggle-toothed grin here. Nida went as far to nip playfully at Cin's ear, before diverting her attention. Curious eyes went toward the pup dragging out its possession to flaunt it on display, a cryptic illustration weighing down on her muzzle, a grim line. Then, there was Vad, strolling in talking about .. a 'good' surprise? Wai-- what? " Okay." Seeing and picking up the smell of Zod within the vicinity had her head raised, reciprocating notes of affection given; it'd been a lengthy period of time since she'd seen him. The woman was about to join her counterpart with a sit until she registered an alien smell, Cin's posturing, and the sight of another. Chest rumbled sans the silent snarls as she'd stalked forward, tail raised a few degrees, as a pack wolf would to a interloper. Too close to the heart (c) (21:02:58) Nida (c) of the territory .. in addition, there were children -- or child, in this case -- present. Doesn't bode well for the wanderer. (21:13:47) Yusef's head and shoulders strained and pushed at the rock, and his paws dug into the dirt. HNNGGPUSHSUPERHARDYOUCANDOIT--no, no that rock wasn't budging. But if he had learned anything at all from the events of the previous evening, it was that accepting a little bit of help wasn't a bad thing, especially if you have the same goal. He seemed perfectly satisfied, except then momma gave a growl, and then Nida, and so his head swung to look, staring at the newcomer. He had yet to pass judgement on this one--maybe she was just lost? She sure looked bewildered, unlike the last stranger who just seemed arrogant and stupid...even though he didn't know what 'arrogant' meant. (21:20:49) Vadimir's widened as everyone was quick to crowd about, this meeting of members now turning into a huge... bonanza of hugs and kisses. Fur fluffed, body stiffened, and eyes glazed as he watched them all with a guarded expression. And then, quite as quickly as it happened. Vadimir allowed himself to relax, and as everyone greeted him in their various manners. He was able to reciprocate without losing his shit. To Cinn, he'd aim to grasp hold of her cheek, giving a light tug before he pressed his muscular form against hers, chin rubbing along her spine. Zod received a rubbing headbutt, teeth searching to find his remaining ear, which he would teeth on for a moment before he looked toward Nida, content to just give a playful nip on the bum. Heart was pounding, both from his earlier work-out and from the PDA. [c] (21:25:55) Vadimir but hey, better get used to it now! Vadimir motioned toward Yusef, aiming to offer the boy a few tidbits of TLC, picking that moment as prime initiative to answer the two lady's identical queries. "Ve--" Before he could get anywhere, everyone went on the alert. Head and neck turned swiftly, and pupils were swift to dilate once they found what had agitated everyone so. Energy levels steadily rose, and with a definitive snort Vad would grunt in an undertone, "Vatch ze boy." Toward Nida, before he rushed forward on quickened paws to meet this intruder. Not just last night they'd met some wannabe bad-ass trying to get food from them. And now yet another passerby had waltzed in unnanounced. What was with all these trespassers? "If you value your life, you vill anzer me. Who are you and vot do you vant?" Vad wasn't being lenient a second time. Yusef had gained a good bit of experience from last time. But if this woman proved ust as senile as the first. She was about to lose much more [c] (21:26:05) Vadimir than just an eye and tail. (f)
(21:40:03) Zodiak's tail would fan backside nervously as vad took hold of his ear. Zod respected those teeth, regardless of if they were dishing affection or punishment. Cins reaction was regarded with an unnecesarry burst of excitement. Probably because she'd only ever glared or growled at him and now she'd accepted his greeting. Woot. Mouth would writhe between teeth as she nomed on his face before he made his way to nida's side. It wasn't long that he remained sitting. The approach of a stranger had him straight to all fours, hackles up in that instant. He shifted to press side against nida, the vibration from her growls triggering his vocals to let off their own reverberation. Eyes would shift to cin and then vad as he took to action, his order leaving zodi to search for the location of the pup. He'd rush to him, giving a low growl and nudge in nida's direction before trailing along behind vad. Frame would skew off to the right as vad came to a stop. [c] (21:40:14) Zodiak: He paced around to align himself with intruders side (keeping distance), ready to assist if needed. Even though the alphas were stronger than himself, he was dedicated to them and would fight willingly for not only them but the pack. Lip curled to reveal fangs and a heavy snort was given before low growls trailed up his throat, awaiting the strangers response.[d]
(21:53:13) Piscean. Ears pulled back, tail semi-tucked, the gal took a step back. her bright eyed gaze shifted between the two women that rose to her presense. Despite being a feral "newbie", Pisces had natural instincts, and some experience with wild dogs, that prompted her body language. Her body lowered a bit, as she avoided direct gaze with the women. "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to-" she was cut off with the appearance of a large white male, whom she assumed was their alpha. Oh boy, Pi fucked up. Nervously, she answered the male's question. He did not sound like he was fucking around. "I-I'm Pisces." Normally, she would've been much more friendly and bubbly, offering a cheeky grin, but this was not the time for that. "I was just going for a run." The mutt briefly looked to the side as if to gesture to the woods behind her. "I don't mean any harm. I got distracted and..I didn't notice this was..I'm sorry." Pi lowered even more, she would be in the dirt if she continued. [sorry its kinda short :s ]
(22:22:29) Cinnema. Yes let everyone partake of the pack lovefest, all the happiness for everyone. *cough* Vad's reciprocal affection was perfectly welcome, purr purr, however. It would be slightly surprising to her that Zodi was so enthused that she actually noticed him, but she was quick to return to ignoring him again anyway. The arrival of Pi becoming the present situation at hand, Cin's eyes would flick to Nida as the woman also mirrored her movements, almost a 'bruh I got this' kind of look, but then hopefully those two would back off and go to watch little Yusef and his rock at Vadimir's order. The pale woman herself would stand up near his side, muscles tensed and near ready to go if things went the wrong way. Probably not required given male's own strength, but she was a presence opposing the possible threat with staring for days. Green eyes took in every little movement but the response to Vadim's words and the reaction of the pack had the stranger lowering herself down into the dirt. (c) (22:22:38) Cinnema's gaze would narrow a little, quick glance given to fellow marshmallow. Only because the mutt before them was in no position to get up and attack so quickly if she wanted. What to do about lost little Pisces so far from home.. The woman's posture would shift to not be too overtly violent if Vad would not find a threat in Pi either, but until then she was content to stare hard and grace them with her forward presence. Merp. (e)
(22:27:42) Nida felt Vad's nip in her kiester throb a bit, but nothing to yammer over. Her eyes stuck to the .. strange creature, that barely looked wolf, those floppy things for ears. Hairs grew on the woman's back feeling Zod at her side to assist amplifying with the aggressive front. But it wavers in a space of seconds to Vad's orders and the 'look' from Cinn, ears going back with head moderately low, to hunt for the little shit. It helped, that nanny Zod was on it faster than rubensque Nida to procure the safety of the little one. She nosed into the pup's side harshly to take in his scent before snuffing in Oreo's face oh so casually. Occasional glances to party of three over yonder to take notice of the submission and lack of aggression. Good, less energy to expend.
(22:35:58) Vadimir stared the woman down, though as she let herself sink to the floor, his gaze would slacken, and his body would regain some level of receptivity. He was still on the alert, still primed to deal with any sudden lashing of counter-initiative. But he wasn't ready to jump the woman and tear into her unless she made the first move. Speaking of moves, Vadimir made absolutely none when Pi lowered herself to ground level. In fact the motion pleased him. Yes.... kneel before the king, bitch. A darkly tainted chuckle would leave his maw, before letting it slide and duty would once more resume as his main agenda. Can't always be a dick like he used to, nope. He had shit to do. "I zee. Vell zen..." Eyes would cast toward Cinn for only just a moment, gauging her feelings and views on the situation and, should she look his way. Give the Queen a questioning quirk of brow. Sure, his and Drak's word were final. But things were different now. Vad would notice Zod's flanking, and he'd give a jerk of chin in recognition of the Soldiers maneuver, gratified that Zod now held enough confidence to take charge without hesitation. Just like his mentors! "You have two optionz, voman. Von, iz to run avay az quickly az you can, and forget ve ever exist..... two...." He'd lower upper body to touch her nose, action surprisingly gentle as he whispered gravely, "You make yourzelf uzeful here. Vitch iz it to be?" Vechnyy had no time for lazies, slackers, layabouts, crybabies, and tenderfoots. If this girl didn't have the capacity to ascend, then she wasn't worth their time. But if she cared to try.... who was he to deny a willing body?
Zodiak's lips would remain curled, that is until the newcomer's body took on a rather familiar position. One that might have done him some good in the past huehue. Head would draw back and cock to one side momentarily before gaze was shifted to Cin and Vad, seeking some sort of instruction. Vad's gesture was all he needed to remain where he was. Guard was kept but fangs were sheathed beneath ivory-stained lips. Tail would flick and good ear would twist to listen to vad while keeping gaze on the female; gauging her reaction. He had to admit he was surprised had given her the option to stay. Yes true zodi joined in a similar manner but with the pups present he only assumed things would be different. hmm... Well if the girl did flee zod would follow, just far enough to see her off the border before returning to base. If she stayed? well.. we'll see.
Piscean. Noticing the, somewhat, relaxing of defensive positions, Pi herself relaxed. Though she did stick to the ground, at least until formalities were over. Pleased that she wasn't going to die, or at least thats how she felt things were going, a little tail wag was allowed. Her gaze switched between the pack's present members, staying on the woman and male who seemed to be in charge for a bit longer. They were impressive to the ex-pet, canines that had confidence and a wildness to them that she found inspiring. To Vad's words she cocked her head. How could he be asking her to join, They are just too nice! the mutt thought. Yes, cause everyone is instantly sweet and nice and just absolutely loving when they aren't growling at you. On a more serious note, Pisces thought of the benefits of joining. They had a tight group, and seemed intent on protecting each other, oh how wonderful that would be, to belong to a family! It warmed the dreamer's heart. Pisces looked up sweetly, and answered the Tsar, "If you will have me, I am more than willing to serve." She bowed her head a bit, hoping her wording was ok. Her serious demeanor was almost instantly lost though, as her tail wagged a bit more. Oh, she hoped they would like her, their approval would mean the world to her. Yep, Pi was fangirling a bit. Silly little pet.
Cinnema cast a sidelong glance at Zodiak, noting that he was so willing to slide to the side and cover them. Hm, maybe he had a use and she was just seeing it now. Which, he did, but Cin was just either not around him or too busy ignoring him to notice his devotion before now. Her gaze would shift to meet Vad's, an incline of her head as a go-ahead for whatever he was thinking. Meh, she didn't really give a care, if this girl was submitting now then she was fine, and Cin had no doubt that they could always shove her back in place or completely out if she changed her mind. Of course, she hadn't yet been informed about the whole pack name and ranks thing, so she wasn't entirely aware of why he was looking to her opinion. It was strange, but she kind of liked it. Cin's slowly calming gaze shifted back to the mutt before them, tilting her head but making no sad looks at her optimism. Oh joy, another toy for Vadi. Poor thing. Until a smirk crossed her face briefly, just unable to help it. Brief rub of her shoulder against the male's, she'd decide to back off and go toward the den, intending to scoop up her present child from Nida's care- flash a smile at her- and lay with him wrapped in her paws, watching the scene from a distance. Whether he stayed there or not, meh, she wouldn't much care.
Nida gathered all the intel that could from the distance stood, over the diminutive whelp, with eyes and ears straining to the best of their capacity. Nose consummated its wiggling with a noisy snort and side stepped into Zod, thrusting her head to the underside of his chin, seeking fur to fur contact. But it doesn't last for long, however; Vad's proposed options of her to either high tail it out of here or join and earn her place here had the woman gawking with a dumbfounded look. Not even Molly was accepted that quickly. Vad must see some potential in her. Nida moved so that Cinn could nab her son, and see the smile before returning her own. Vad had this in the bag .. and she was tired, so she retreated ways to find a spit of ground to take and lay. ZzzzZz.
Yusef buries his face into Mom and also goes to sleep. Because fup you thats why.