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Played by Flywolf who has 233 posts.
Dead Empress Backwater VI. Yearling
Archer Valle
For @Leo please! <3
Dated 2/11, mid-morning/early afternoon


Archer Valle


The mountain was... interesting, to say the least. Everyone here so far was really friendly, which was good, since the trek up had been horrible. He didn't know why anyone would want to live up here all the time, even if it was pretty. Going to visit anybody would be such a pain (not that he visited anyone before this anyway) and if you wanted to go anywhere that wasn't the lakeshore one had to traverse so many little hills and ridges. Not to mention the snow. If he thought he disliked it at the Backwater... he definitely hated it here. It was so much deeper and it was so much colder, and the ice on the lake was so much thicker!

Archer stared out across the lake, frustrated and missing his brother. He bet Eros would make one trip up here with his little friend and then decide he hated it and never come back, which was just fine with the darker boy. Just thinking about how much trouble his brother could get into with this sort of landscape gave him the shivers.

Played by PuppyThief who has 97 posts.
Sanguine Cove VIII. Yearling
Leo Vuesain
 

Meeting everyone the other day had been quite overwhelming to the more reserved Vuesain brother. Though he was excited to see Margo again, and meet more of her siblings, everyone gathering in a big group like that made him feel all shaky. So he’d mostly tried to keep the attention off himself as much as possible, his mouth dry and tongue tying itself in knots whenever he did try to speak. He was just happy to get through it without making a complete fool of himself.

 

Hopefully things would go better one on one, at least, that was his plan when he approached the dark pup by the lake shore. Being the host, Leo felt responsible for the visitors, and making sure that no one felt left out – shy or not, his parents had taught him manners and compassion. So he took a deep breath, holding it for a moment before taking the last few steps, greeting the other boy quietly; “A-Archer, right?”

Thoughts ”Speech”

(This post was last modified: Jun 14, 2022, 09:23 PM by Leo.)
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Played by Flywolf who has 233 posts.
Dead Empress Backwater VI. Yearling
Archer Valle

Archer Valle


Archer was preoccupied with his concerns about Eros, were he here, but he'd been practicing situational awareness even in thought, so he didn't jump when one of the Cove's pups joined him. He turned to look at the lighter boy, his eyes different colors. They'd fascinated him when they'd been introduced, but he hadn't said anything about them. He wasn't sure he should.

"Yeah," Archer said, turning fully to face his host. "Your Leo, right?" The Cove didn't have quite as many pups as the Backwater did, though they were all still related. Not unlike Archer's own family, these pups had different mothers, and not unlike the Backwater one of the mothers had gone missing. He wondered where his grandma had gone off to, leaving all her children - one newborn - alone. He wondered what took Leo's ma.

The visiting boy glanced back out over the lake. "There's so much more water here than at home," he said. "The backwater doesn't freeze over quite like this either." Not that it made much of a difference when it came to eating; the water was still too cold to stand in for any length of time.

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Played by PuppyThief who has 97 posts.
Sanguine Cove VIII. Yearling
Leo Vuesain
 

There was something indecipherable in the other boy’s pale eyes, deep and brooding, though it seemed to disappear once he focused on Leo. The tawny boy felt an odd twinge for a moment, wondering what Archer had been thinking about, for some reason he was very curious to know – perhaps simply to know anything more about the quieter of the Archer brothers.

 

Leo smiled lightly, nodding his head before carefully taking a seat next to the other boy. His own eyes drifted out over the lake, a comfortable feeling of safety washing over him as he looked at the familiar landscape. Archer’s comment surprised him; he couldn’t imagine living somewhere without the vast water source right around the corner – especially somewhere named Backwater. He’d never say that aloud though, instead he homed in on the second statement, asking curiously: “R-really, how so? It… It’s just normal water still?” The idea was instantly fascinating to the curious boy, and while his voice remained quiet and restraint, interest shone in his two-colored eyes.

Thoughts ”Speech”

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Played by Flywolf who has 233 posts.
Dead Empress Backwater VI. Yearling
Archer Valle

Archer Valle


Archer longed to ask questions about Leo's eyes, but he knew the other boy likely had no answers and he didn't want to be rude. The youngest Valle boy was desperate to make friends, even if he was likely his own worst enemy on that front. Even so, his brother liked Leo and he wanted to be nice.

Leo sat beside him, looking out over the lake before asking a question about the backwater's water. Archer nodded. "It's just shallow and it moves, so ice builds up on the shores but it doesn't freeze all the way over. We still have to break it though so we don't fall through." Falling through wasn't as scary a prospect as it was here, though; the familiar backwater was far shallower and wouldn't swallow them up.

(This post was last modified: Jul 05, 2022, 08:57 PM by Archer.)
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Played by PuppyThief who has 97 posts.
Sanguine Cove VIII. Yearling
Leo Vuesain
 

Unbeknownst to Archer, Leo was just as fascinated by his dark fur and colorless eyes, as the other was by the – to the Vuseain – commonplace heterochromia. The only other wolf Leo had met with that coloring was Moonshadow, but she was old, and somehow he’d always thought that her eyes had paled with age, just like her fur had started to. Yet Archer, not yet a year old, looked remarkably similar, and the agouti boy was deeply curious about this new development.

 

Of course, much like the Valle, Leo was much too awkward to actually ask, afraid of appearing impolite towards a guest in his home. The water then, was a much safer topic, and one with its own allure. Two-colored eyes widened as the other boy explained, glowing with wonder at the new information. Moving water, of course, was not entirely foreign to the mountain pup, however the small springs and creeks around the cove all dried up when winter froze their sources.

 

The final addition made him shiver though, the thought of falling though the ice into a stream like the one Archer described filling him with fear. The Vuesain brood had been warned countless times about the dangers of the lake, and Leo was dutifully cautious. Now he shook his shoulders a little, to vent some of that anxiety before saying: “I bet. We h-have to break the ice to d-drink, but we aren’t allowed to d-do it ourselves.” It was a bit embarrassing to admit, but he wanted to keep the conversation going, and felt like he should give some sort of information in return for learning about the backwater; “Dad says, when the w-water is that cold, it doesn’t matter that we can s-swim, cus it’ll freeze your b-body, just like ice.”

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