victorious Mar 20, 2011 10:47:35 GMT -6
Post by DingoMutt on Mar 20, 2011 10:47:35 GMT -6
Anarchy moved with long, slow strides, glancing back at the mare that he was leading. He'd walked beside her for a long time, but now that they were within his territory he insisted that he take the lead. He was counting on running into Hibiki, fore he knew that Aaleyah's strange scent would drag her from the woods to investigate. Altogether the journey from the willow tree to the lake of blood had been long and uneventful. They hadn't ran into any other equines, which disappointed the stallion, but left him thankful too. He'd been worried about traveling with the weak mare, but his fears had been eased. To his untrained eye she seemed to be gaining weight and doing better, but he knew that plenty of rest and grass from his home would make her right as rain.
"We're here, Aaleyah... this is the lake of blood," he said, a smile in his voice. He could just see the red lake in the distance, and knew they'd reach it in a few minutes. As they traveled through the land the sharp scent of Hibiki filled the stud's nostrils, and he suddenly remembered he hadn't warned the skinny mare of his strange companion. "Ah, dearest, I forgot to mention that while my mares may have left, a wolf has remained. Her name is Hibiki, and I promise she won't harm you. She'll give you some trouble at first, but she'll warm up to you." he said, slowing a bit, tilting his muzzle back to scent the air. The smell of the wolfess was close, but he was glad she seemed to be in a good mood.
The stallion's mood brightened when the wolf moved smoothly from the forest and began to glide towards him. He glanced over at Aaleyah, smiling brightly with reassurance. All equines were hardwired to be wary of wolves and their scent, but the constant present of the wolfess had desensitized the stud to the panic that is mind insisted he should be feeling. Picking up a quick trot, he met the wolf halfway and dipped his muzzle to sniff her ears. The wolf snapped her teeth at the stallion, but the equine was undeterred. The pair stood for several minutes, sniffing and conversing and getting reacquainted with one another.
"Hibiki, this is Aaleyah. Aaleyah, this is Hibiki. She's joining the herd... I found her at the willow tree." said the stallion, glancing at the wolfess as he lead her back to the skinny sorrel mare. Hibiki let out a snort, moving towards the mare to sniff at her. She inhaled deeply and shut her eyes to process the scent. She glanced up knowingly at the mare, as if that one whiff had revealed the mare's whole life to the canine. In a way it had, but Hibiki had nothing to say of what the mare had done and where she'd been. Surely Anarchy knew that her past wasn't sunshine and daisies, but still he had brought her here.
"It's a pleasure to meet you... Aaleyah," said the wolf, licking her lips and being sure to let the mare see her pretty teeth. "If you hurt my dear Anarchy, I'll make you regret it," she whispered, leaning forward as if she had a secret to tell the mare. Anarchy's ears pinned at the wolf's words; she hadn't tried too hard to make her words just between the two females. "Once you get settled in, I'll fetch the kiddos and we can all get acquainted." finished the wolf, moving to press her nose to Anarchy's leg and stand beside him. Anarchy gently nipped the wolf's scruff, moving away from her to stand beside Aaleyah once again. He pressed his nose to the mare's shoulder, hoping she wouldn't be too startled by the wolf.
word count: six hundred sixty one
tag: Anarchy & Hibiki for Aaleyah
notes: Tadaaa. owo[/size]