(18:07:13) Zodiak. He'd snuck away from the den and it's inhabitants, feeling a little off. Form slinking through the grass he'd reach a small area of solitude and drop to roll amongst the grass and flowers. Stress releif if anything. Zod didn't know what to make of nida's behavior. Was it jealousy on his part? Maybe overreacting when she left him to go to vad, he'd show the tsar much more affection than what she'd done on the hunt. Head lifted as he rolled to his side. That was it... she was upset over his...relations with the other males. Sigh would escape him, how was he supposed to deal with her heats if he couldn't hump her and she'd get mad over anyone else. Surely there was a middle point. With a huff he pushed up onto haunches, shoulder and face a little sore from the impact of the boar but nothing too serious. Muzzle lifted and soft melody played out, a middle tone--soft on the ears. It wasn't a call to anyone in particular, just a way to kill boredom and vent.
(18:14:47) Nida stalked after Zod by following the scent trails, tracing after him. Her large paws pulled her along arduously, bumping into loose branches and stray limbs- her full of girth body was becoming much more difficult to adjust to. And lookit, she even re-opened her cut to her shoulder. However, it wasn't weeping nearly as much as it had from the boar's jabbing tusk. Nida's head raised up to see Zod rolling in the field of flowers and grass and she approaches openly, her tail giving a mild waver. " Zod," she spoke softly, somewhat beseeching. " Hi .." Ears swivel at the sound coming from him wondering what he was warbling.
(18:23:25) Zodiak's song rang out until voice was heard. Shredded ear flicked back and vocals cut short, head twisting so gaze could find nida. Tail would bob and swish in the grass "hey.." he answered quietly, turning towards her. Head would lower some as he approached, nose sniffing toward her belly before head reared up so his muzzle could press against hers "How are you?" tongue flicked out to offer loving lick. He wasn't mad at her, no never, just confused at what was going on. Tail continued it's sway, only stopping when nose found her injury and he'd chance cleaning it a bit. He hoped she wasn't upset with him and if she was, he'd just have to make it right
(18:33:30) Nida's tail wagged fiercely and with more confidence. " Hey, Zod," she'd repeat, although she already said that ..Durp. Her head lowered as well as he advanced upon her and looked at her swollen, larger than usual stomach. His staring caused her to side step and hide the bulge, to no avail. A small whimper came out from the husky wolf, their muzzle nuzzling close, and causing her tongue to catch his nose. " I'm okay. I'm good." It appeared as though he was not upset with her either, he wasn't aiming a finger at her when he attended to her injury. " Everything okay with you?" Hopefully?
(18:44:04) Zodiak noted her sidestep and instictively followed with her, nose twitching some as tongue swiped across it. He'd sneeze softly and shake, bristling his fur. "I'm good...for now" he half joked before nudging her slightly. They didn't have much time to prepare for what would take place when the pups came. Physically and emotionally they'd have to be ready and since she wasn't completely bloated yet, they needed to start now before impending pups imobolized her. He had to prepare her for the tsars, their unpredictability...which meant catching her off guard and testing her reactions. With a low growl he'd press closer, shoulder brushing against her own. Tail was loosely wagging, so hopefully she'd get the jist before jaws flung towards her scruff, body half lifting and thrusting toward her. He wasn't aiming to grab her hard, just enough to get firm hold and push her to the ground, unless reactions were much better than he thought.
(18:53:15) Nida's tail kept its ginger wag, not confident why he followed with her side-stepping. She pulls back with a recede, hindlegs half bent, at the sneeze. However, she comes back to her initial stance once he supplied a response. Nida sneers. " Uh huh .." like she would believe that with a skeptical tone of voice! Her brows cock up to the nudge, and she nips at his cheek fluff with a playful nature. Hearing the growl however has her tensing and leeering at him curiously with a still in motion tail at the rear of Nida. She angled herself such that her chest wasn't squarely against his, only a partial of her shoulder and chest, when he grasped for her scruff. Her head lowered when he had tried to coerce her to the ground, and a paw slung itself over and above his shoulders with fine and hurried adjustments. She'd remain close to him and parallel if successful, leaning her hefty pounds against his.
(19:04:11) Zodiak's eye remained ever observant on the girl, keeping close with her before going for her scruff. He was suprised at her reaction, but proud that she at least reacted. Drak had taught him dodging and side attacks but she needed more than just that. He wanted to know if her bite was worse than her bark so-to-speak but all too literal. Time to get serious, If they had any chance at defending their pups or at least training them to drak and vadis standards... they'd both have to be at par. He released her, ducking his head beneath her grasp to slip from her, taking a couple steps back. Lip curled to bare fangs, this would also be a way for her to vent whatever she had against him, on him. "You think that will stop them?!" he'd snap at the air towards her, a challenge to try again.
(19:09:51) Nida felt his release of her scruff and backing away with a effortless duck. Her forearm came down for paw to station itself with its partner in crime, all the while nursing a frown. When he put stop and them in the same sentence .. her mind immediately leapt to Drak and Vad taking away most of her litter and leaving her with two. A snarl rumbled, and she rushed at him at a careful and deliberate speed, her teeth seeking his muzzle to shut him up.
(19:19:16) Zodiak's head dipped slightly, noting her shift in attitude at his words. That's what he wanted though, he wanted her angry because playing nice against him would teach her nothing when it came to the tsars. He'd hone her skills and harden her heart and when the fateful day arrived, he'd be there with her through the end but his presence would only do so much. Ear pressed back as she charged, perfect! He'd remained stationed, teeth bared and muscles tense, the final moment before impact, muscles would uncoil to toss frame to the side at slight angle, feeling her shoulder collide with his own. When paws touched down, he'd pivot towards her and paws outstretched he'd thrust into her side; a heavy push followed by rather loud bark. If he succeded in toppling her down he'd hover over for a moment, amber eye gazing down at her, "again." he'd pull from her and assume a stance not far from nida. If he hadn't knocked her down frames would be close and jaws would be aiming to scruff her again.
(19:26:13) Nida let loose a garbled snarl as she gained ground and was closer to the male. She felt the impact, shoulder to shoulder, as he moved at the last minute, and knock into her side seamlessly. She wasn't thinking .. no forethought factored into the rage, and that mistake led to her downfall. Literally. A loud thud as her body smacked into the ground and a grunt sounded out. Hearing the 'again' only hinted she did not do too well considering. God dammit! She staggered to her feet, the knock taking some of the wind out of her and feeling the sting of her shoulder. She'd rush dead at him.
(19:39:27) Zodiak aimed paws to land roughly on the ground around nida, he didn't want to add any stress to her growing belly. He felt his own stress while moving to reposition himself, he wasn't as experienced as drak, not really knowing the entirty of what he was doing, but it was something. Sparing with her alone would help build her own confidence in her actions, learning new tactics. Her anger was noted, was this how he looked in the begining? Rushing blindly without thought other than to inflict damage? Drak had said to work with your opponent... blend with them and use their dissadvantage to your advantage. So when she finally reached him, front end would rise to wrap paws around her neck upon impact. He'd use the momentum to side step weight to her side, jaws aiming to clamp on the back of her neck. If all went well, he'd apply a little more pressure, borderline puncture before releasing, keeping his stance over her "Dont let your anger control you..." Low snarl whispered into her ear before a quickl lick was given to her cheek. Now it was her turn. He'd remove himself and back off a good distance "Get ready" he'd state before lunging toward her as she had him, fangs bared ready to strike. Lets see what she learned
(19:47:17) Nida felt his paws around her neck .. she of course let him go for it, and him to side step and nab her neck. Her muzzle bunches feeling the pressure to the loose skin to the nape of Nida's neck! God .. she just cannot think, at all. Her mind was on the unborn and still developing children within her womb and keeping them alive, safe from the clutches of the psychopathic wolves of twins. Ironically .. good fighters, that she can't deny. His words were noted, and she tensed her back legs to thrust forward, not realizing he wanted to start over, and outstretched her neck to grasp for the tender part of his belly. She was .. screwing up all over the place, overwhelmed with thoughts and trying to do right for once.
(19:54:00) Zodiak half expected her to let him over her back, he could feel her tension her anger. What had he done, guilt flooded his mind. What he didn't see was the burst forward and lunge for his belly. Body stumbled overtop of her, high pitched yelp escaping him that trailed into a snarl. He wasn't angry though, that was good, maybe she needed a different approach. Reacting to the pain he'd lunge jaws to grip over her scruff once again, not a strong hold as he was akwardly positioned with her at his belly and the pain had his mind faultering.
(19:59:35) Nida's legs spread wide to hold a firm stance and nails to dig into the fertile soil for traction once she found her purchase into his delicate stomach. But no matter how many times she reminded her this was the enemy, her chance to prove herself, the scent came kicking in with each rugged inhale. All she smelt was Zod. But she could only think about one thing and one thing only: children's well-being. With an awkward hold to her scruff .. and barely any sensation of discomfort, she bunched her hindlegs, firm grip to his stomach, and lunge again. Hopefully the position he held was too awkward for him to keep up and possibly be knocked over.
(21:10:09) Zodiak tried to acheive firmer grip but this time it wasn't the pain that stopped him, it was the fact it was nida betwix jaws. Through all the pain he'd allow a smirk, most likely unseen, but to follow was a thick rumbling growl he forced into her neck fur. purrrrr~ All was cut short however when increase in grip was felt against stomach. gkkk! he'd try to keep balance but footing stumbled and as she pushed, he fell against the ground with a huff, teeth slipping from grip of her scruff. The air would woosh from his lungs and he'd writhe beneath her body curving to try and bite hold on her legs
(21:18:19) Nida's breaths came rugged, uneven, and labored. Zod wasn't like his former size during their first chanced run-in with one another -- he was a full grown, mature male wolf. All hers too. Yum. As she rammed into him she reared up, forelegs grasping around his nether region area to brace for the descent. She felt pain met her chest and distended stomach as she slammed into him and the ground, dust manifesting around them for a couple of seconds as the struggling ensued. As he got a hold of one of her legs, both of which were pinned beneath him, she relinquished her hold to the tender part of his belly and wilt over to grasp his bottom jaw. " uum uhye dohing eet riht?"
(21:26:18) Zodiak had to admit he was having fun, a fight with less stress than against the others was a bit of a releif. Not to say nida wasn't a good fighter oh no she was definately getting the job done, but it was different against her. He'd never take his bites as far as to injur her and he had a feeling the same was with her. So as they collapsed in the dirt and he'd managed to grasp her leg, the bite was left as just a bite; no thrashing this time. Releif struck his abdomen as her bite switchd to his bottom jaw. Tail thumped at her question, grip releasing from her leg as he twisted underneath her grasp, body rolling over in submission to have paws pushing up towards her. Definately doing it right.
(21:31:27) Nida's jaws went lax, her head pulling away to only come back and lick at his chin and down to the plush fur around his neck. Her tail flops to the side to spastically swing in the long grass. His movements enabled her legs to drag from beneath the weight and free herself, to then get up on her fours. The burly she-wolf was not standing for too terribly long, however; she eased onto her side and then pushed onto her back and into him, nipping and caressing her tongue at any part of his face. That is, if he was still down and had not moved off his back. " I'm sorry. I didn't mean to be a bitch to you yesterday- it wasn't right."
(21:47:06) Zodiak's tail swayed even more at her affections, paws batting gently at her until she flopped over into him. He'd wiggle next to her and return licks and love nips before her words had him scooting and forcing himself onto his belly. jaws reached to grasp over her muzzle for a short moment before releasing as amber eye bore into her "don't be sorry..." he sighed "I deserved it" muzzle would rub into her neck fur tail thumping still "I don't know what came over me... why I did what I did..." he was sorry for what he did but not exactly sure why he'd done it, which meant he wasn't sure if it would or would not happen again. Something he decided he'd deal with when the time did come. He knew part of the reason being her heat driving him mad crazy, hopefully in time he'd gain the control. He rose to all fours with a shake, gently nuzzling her again "Ill do what I can to protect them...but know you wont suffer through this alone" tongue would grace her muzzle with a light sway of tail before giving her room to gain her footing.
(21:55:01) Nida whined, making a strange and foreign sound, nipping at his cheek and whatever remained of his half ruined ear - if it wasn't torn off already!-. Her ears perked as he shifted to his belly. Feeling his teeth ensnare her muzzle has both ears squelching back against her head. Nida nods. " I just .. rather hear it from you than the others.." it didn't matter if he humped the males .. it was a hierarchy and guy thing, something she won't understand fully given she doesn't have two stones and a pillar. A strong suspicion that, if it happened more than once, the likelihood of the instance occuring were higher. She flails her legs to find her side to nudge a side of visage into his, tail thumping. " I am glad you are the father of my children ..." Then, as Zod back up and gave space, the woman found her bearings, although wobbly, and arose to her full but short height. " We should return home... There's no telling where the bear may be .." However, she'd rather be out here .. a little longer. But .. sigh, they cannot risk their lives for an inch of entertainment. She gestures with a motion of her head -- lead the way, mister.
(22:04:33) Zodiak dipped his muzzle at her words. To hear it from him instead of hearing from others as a secret he'd been hiding. It made sense. Sigh, he should have told her. He'd shift attentions to focus more directly at her when she spoke again, heart lurching out of his chest. He felt like melting right there on the spot at the word 'father'. That's right... he was gonna be a father. Butterflies swirled through him as a hint of joy radiated across facial features. A long whine escaped him and lengthy nuzzle was given to her in response. As they rose he felt as if angels had lifted him up. He felt good about everything and nothing could get in his way. Even when nida mentioned the bear, fear was not his first reaction, more of -Let him try and fight me...- But he made no motion to search today. Nida was injured and needed to get back to rest. A quick lick to her muzzle left him trailing slowly back toward the densite, tail swishing happily behind him.
(22:10:53) Nida's tail wagged with great ferocity as her statement was met with joy instead of apprehension and anxiety; it was truthfully how she hoped he'd act. It was reassuring and a ton of weights compressing her chest was relieved off her. A whine as she licked his lengthy muzzle and ducked her head beneath his, leaning into his chest to brush her scent all over him. " No matter what ..." was uttered barely above a whisper, and yet it was resolute and firm. Oh, she remembered. Receiving the lick as they trot along home, she nips and tugs on the side of his neck tenderly and with a playful flair. They gonna be great parents ..!