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[bwp] clearing the area. — Secret Falls 
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Played by Ace who has 433 posts.
Shallows Edge II. Leader
Reyes
For my lovely @Askan. In and around the borders. Still raining.  Morning.  37F/3C.

As much as Reyes had hoped the weather would clear after a good, solid sleep, some part of him wasn’t surprised. He peered out of the den with narrow, silver eyes – he sighed loudly. And then he sighed again. And then he huffed a third time. When Askan still didn’t say anything, the large wolf rolled halfway onto his side, rabbit-kicking his mate (gently) to try and stir him back into the present.

“Well, you wanted to have a look around, right? Looks like the rain isn’t letting up,” he groused, hauling himself out of the warmth and into the cold drizzle. “Let’s go check the borders and get this over with.”

With any luck, they’d mark a few spots, and nothing would be amiss. They could return to the comfort of their den before midday.

(This post was last modified: Apr 16, 2018, 03:58 PM by Reyes.)
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Played by Alice who has 1,008 posts.
Shallows Edge I. Leader
Askan Selwyn

Though he would deny it vehemently, Askan was a bit of a den-hog. As per usual he was splayed out in the middle of the den, tail flicked out behind him as burrowed against his mate's side, as happy as could be. Night transitioned into morning and still the Selwyn didn't rise, he could have slept for maybe another hour or so, but apparently it wasn't to be. Apparently Reyes had plans.

At first Askan didn't respond to the toes digging into his sides, but then Reyes nudged him again and again, until it was impossible for Askan to ignore his incessant prodding. With a prolonged groan, Askan covered his face with his paws. Nooo, he didn't want to get up, not yet. Now that his senses were a little less fuzzy around the edges, he noticed the continuous pitter patter of rain. So it hadn't let up then? All the more reason to stay inside where it was warm and dry, despicably considering Reyes had been so whiny about the weather the day before.

Begrudgingly, Askan dragged his paws away from his face and opened his eyes. He blinked slowly and once his vision had cleared he shot his mate a sour look before he clambered to his paws. Fine.Following suit, Askan stepped out into the drizzle and bowed down into a stretch, his toes extending as he worked out the kinks that had settled into his muscles overnight. His tail swished behind him as he rightened his posture and stood tall, proper.

What was it Reyes wanted? Physically Askan was awake but it took his mind a moment or so to catch up, and when it finally did he nodded. Yep, border patrols, pack security, all very important stuff. He'd get around to really caring, in a moment.

"Mmm, northern borders first?" He asked, though he was already setting out in that direction. Reyes could follow suit, he always did.

Askan & Reyes
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Played by Staff who has 4,235 posts.
In the distance there is a large pack of coyotes howling.
Played by Ace who has 433 posts.
Shallows Edge II. Leader
Reyes

Reyes fought the urge to roll his eyes – really, he did. Bit the inside of his cheek, stared dead ahead, and waiting for his mate’s brain to slowly kick into gear. Good grief. This had been his idea in the first place. “Sure,” he agreed to the suggestion, moving into a steady trot. It didn’t take the pair too long to reach the northern borders of Shallow’s Edge – Reyes had begun to mark when something strange caught his attention. A sound? He cupped his ears, following it further into the reaches of the mother territory when he realized what it was. Howling. But not wolves.

A chill ran down his spine, recollections resurfacing from his formative years spent further south. He knew that sound. Coyotes. Little thieves. But usually they ran alone, not sounding off in a chorus like that… His tail arched high over his spine as his ears rolled back.

“Well. That’s gonna be a fuckin’ problem,” he growled, voice low. Raspy. “You awake, sunshine? Time to go make our presence known.”

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Played by Alice who has 1,008 posts.
Shallows Edge I. Leader
Askan Selwyn
S for swears

For a while everything appeared to be as it should. They went through the motions, side by side, stopping here and there to mark and sniff at points of interest. It was only when they'd wandered some distance-though not too far-from the Shallows did a God awful noise yank at their attention. Any and all drowsiness that remained in Askan's mind was shoved away with a violent jolt. He visibly flinched as his ears flicked up to mimic Reyes'.The fuck? Like anyone who'd ventured out of their birthing den, Askan had heard a coyote's howl before and as such knew how to distinguish it from a that of a wolf but this... It was unlike anything he'd ever heard.

It was a rallying howl, full of bravado and bluster. They were bold, had strength in numbers and seemed to be under the impression that they owned these woods. No wonder things had seemed off to the Selwyn, with all these coyotes scampering about he couldn't blame the other animals for getting the hell of out here. As if that wasn't bad enough, there was more to their chorus than simple bragging- it was a call to arms.

Askan was awake all right, no doubt about it.

"I told you."Askan rumbled as they prowled forward, hackles raised and tails waving high. If these coyotes wanted a fight then they'd found the right wolves for it. "I said something was wrong." Which wasn't to say Reyes hadn't believed him, for it that was the case they wouldn't be there now, dealing with the issue before it tumbled out of control.

As they drew closer their stench managed to override the wet, soggy scent of the forest. From scent alone he could tell that they were easily outnumbered- so what were they to do?

"Do you think we can take them all?"Askan wanted to say yes, his pride demanded it, but it seemed like a bit of a stretch.

Askan & Reyes
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