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Someday, you'll blow us all away — Hidden Tree 
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Played by Kristen who has 352 posts.
Lone Wolf No Rank
Alastor Leigh
@Sahalie Arcus' birthing thread! Special mention to @Draven and @Treyah cause siblings, but open to any CAD wolves in the event of a coyote. Please wait for the okay from either Sarah or I before posting c:

Ever since they’d left the Heights, Kino had been plagued with the knowledge he held. He’d spent many nights laying next to his mate, looking between her and the sky wondering how in the world he was going to tell her about Cas. Though the woman weren’t best friends, as far as he could tell anyways, Sahalie had a soft heart and had cared about their members. He knew that she would take the information hard, maybe as hard as he had, but he couldn’t be sure. This made him worry, especially given her state. They had to bed down in the area for the past few days, the woman far too bloated to move any further and had been having minor contractions.  He knew they were close to having the pups, or rather pup according to Hal, from what he had witnessed from Aponi and Speiden.

At that moment he was sitting outside of the den that Sahalie had found, hidden amongst the roots of an old burnt ash tree. The scent of a pack could be smelt on the wind, but he was too anxious about their situation to leave his mate who dwelled inside. He sighed, laying his head down on his massive paws. This wasn’t supposed to be this stressful, right?

Played by Sarah who has 583 posts.
Lone Wolf No Rank
Sahalie Leigh
They were so close to Charred Ash Draw, the last place she had seen her father... but he wasn't there. She hadn't needed to ask any of the wolves to know that. His scent was nowhere to be found as the skirted well around the borders. In the last few days she had been very deep in her own head and opted not to discuss any of this with Alastor. She didn't want him to ... worry so much about her. All they'd been doing was worrying about her—mostly because of infestation of coyotes—and she just wanted to focus on this the task ahead of her. The moment was coming closer and closer and her muscles seemed to be rehearsing for the real event, and there was just too much inside of her to talk to him about her father, to say "hey, this is where he is." Or should have been.

Instead she had simply changed course a bit, looking for the one place her father would always be: the place he was born. This would be as close as she could get, it appeared. And of course it was not easy finding a place named Hidden Tree, but Triell had described it enough times and given her a good enough idea where it might be. The forest probably looked now close enough as it did in her father's deepest memories, now that so many years had passed and the trees had grown and the underbrush had returned and the ash had been washed away by seasons of rain. Maybe the paths would be different, new, but the land was the same deep down.

There was no scents that would tell her that the tree she found was the Hidden Tree but she could feel it must be true. No one had used this tree in a long time, and it needed a lot of work to clear it all out, but once inside she could feel that it had once been the spacious origin of so many wolves before her. It would do for now.

"Yep, this is it," she said, steeling herself against the pain that gripped her once again.
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Played by Kristen who has 352 posts.
Lone Wolf No Rank
Alastor Leigh

The silver man’s auds flickered to the side as the voice of his mate filtered from the darkness inside the den. He moved to crawl in, elbows scrapping the dirt as he ducked. He still had to crouch inside, but he was still amazed by how spacious it was. Enough for a small pack, perhaps. They’d done a quick, quiet job of clearing it out once Hal had found it. They hadn’t been speaking much other than Kino’s occasional checking on her wellbeing. He felt powerless as she was clearly in pain, yet there was nothing he could do except sit by a watch.

“Do you need anything? Just...breathe I guess? Or maybe yell it all out?” he said, utterly unsure of what to do. “God, if Cas was here she’d be making fun of me for sure,” he mused, trying not to grimace.

Played by Sarah who has 583 posts.
Lone Wolf No Rank
Sahalie Leigh
She waited with gritted teeth for several, long moments—possibly minutes? she felt untethered from reality now—for the contraction to subside before she responded to him. To her surprise, when she opened her eyes she saw that he was in the den. She had never known there to be rules about birth, but this felt kind of... odd. Was he going to crouch here like a squished wolf watching her contort her body in pain indefinitely until she quite possibly shit herself? The idea was certainly uncomfortable. The advice he was giving her was honestly maddening. She was about to chew his ear off with some sort of quip like, "Really? I thought I might try and hold my breath the entire time." when he decided that this moment—when she was trying her best to relax after all her muscles had spent the last few minutes screaming at her—was the moment to mention Castel.

"What, you feeling a make-out session coming on? I'm sorry this isn't exactly—" She inhaled sharply, squeezing her eyes shut as the contraction took her by surprise. They were coming faster now, faster than she had expected certainly. The dark girl tried to settle down on the well-worn dirt floor but found that nothing would make her comfortable. She exhaled, "The most attractive I've ever been. And yeah I'm not really feeling in a licky mood."

Honestly she was trying to give birth to his god damn child and he was in the hole with her thinking about his first kiss. "Is there a reason you're bringing her up now?"
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Played by Kristen who has 352 posts.
Lone Wolf No Rank
Alastor Leigh

As soon as the words left his mouth he felt like the air had chilled around them. A sharp look was given his way and he ducked his head, shuffling back awkwardly. Okay, maybe it wasn’t the time to be making jokes. He’d just been trying to make the mood lighter, but maybe...Wait, she was mad that he’d mentioned Cas? Words whipped from her mouth, confirming his suspicions. Making out? What was she even talking about? Was she still angry at him for that? He’d thought they’d moven past it, but obviously not. A frown etched across his maw as she flinched into another contraction, his heard squeezing in his chest at seeing her in pain. Even if she was frustrating him, he still loved her with every part of him. It hurt him to see her hurting.

His frowns tightened as she mentioned that she wasn’t the most attractive she’d ever been, his teeth gritting together. She demanded the reason that he’d mentioned it and his tail gave an aggravated flick. Did she really think he was like that? That he was fantasizing over Castel, who he’d never even thought of being romantically involved in in the first place, while she was writhing in pain trying to give birth to their pups? Did he really seem that low, even with everything he’d been trying to do for her?

“Sorry, Jesus, I was just trying to lighten the mood. There’s obviously not much else I can do, but if you want I’ll just sit back and shut up,” he grumbled, scooting back so that only the tip of his muzzle was at the entrance to the den. “And for the record, Hal, you don’t have to worry about her. She passed away,” he said, unintentionally bluntly. He knew it was mean and uncalled for at the moment, but what else was he supposed to do? He was trying his damned best for them, trying to be a good mate and worried everyday about being a good father. She just kept digging and digging and no matter was he did anymore it didn’t feel like he was doing enough. She was never happy with it.