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The rains were starting to slow, signaling an end to the terrible monsoon, a fact that Heckler was pretty damn thankful for in the long run. It meant that Ukoo could finally focus on other things, like what in the hell to do with all of this mud. Wallowing was awesome, a great way to cool down, but until the heat began to roll back in, there was no need to wallow in the mud. The rains had kept things cool, but at least they had left them with plenty of water to last what she assumed would be an oncoming dry spell. She could vaguely remember a water shortage, and grass that was so dry it crunched under paw. The drought had almost cost them friends in the wolf pack known as Inaria. At least they'd been understanding.

The queen was glad that this much rain would mean they didn't need to pull back their borders.

She wondered idly, as she walked about the territory, if they should find a way to store some of their excess water from the rivers none the less. Just in case the heat was strong enough to suck the water out of everything. It seemed like a pretty damn sound endeavor in the long run, just to be safe. It wasn't like they wouldn't drink it anyways. Though they would need a way to ensure it didn't stagnate either, and she realized just how much work that would be. Time to throw the project to the Voices she supposed. They were clever sorts, surely they could figure something out. Maybe.

"Ugh!" She projected the loud sigh almost childishly. "Spaaattthhhaaa, there's so much to doooo." Whining to her sister, not particularly queenly, but she was alone with her older half-sibling, and she wasn't too worried about what she would think. The older female would probably not approve very much either way, there seemed to be little she approved of, being mostly grumpy at any given point of the day. She was a good body guard though, not that Heckler had ever felt like her life was in danger. The people of Ukoo were good sorts, and she had never heard any sort of whispers that she might be being a bad Queen.

The only person she would have expected to perhaps dare try something so stupid and bold as attacking her would have been Mega, but the law breaker was under heavy guard in the holding cells awaiting her escort to the land of the cats. She had been waiting for the end of the monsoon to bring her, so they had no risk from the environment, no way for her to use the low visibility to her advantage. She had to be taken soon, but that was just one more on a long list of concerns that was ever growing.

She could handle this all though. Probably.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2016, 02:29:28 PM by Heckler »





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Re: Blood is thicker than water, but so's peanut butter [PRP Spatha]
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 04:11:20 PM »




She was wet.
She was wet.

There were numerous things in life that Spatha completely and utterly hated but the days, weeks, and months of being absolutely soaked through by the torrential rains had placed the already grumpy female into an even worse mood than she typically was in. Which was probably saying something, really. Bad moods were commonplace enough with her.

The squelch of the mud and muck and wetness beneath her paws brought a grimace through the hyena and she paused for a moment to shake off a paw... as if that would actually help. She couldn't give two craps about being clean - ain't nobody got time for that - but the wet ilk needed to stop. Maybe it was the instinctive knowledge that such terrain could breed illness, could allow for flourishing parasites to burrow into skin and flesh, but ultimately nothing could be done until the weather decided to be merciful and subside.

And then her younger half sister's all too audible whine reached her ears. Spatha had been traveling a bit in front of her, trying to reach the top of a blissfully, hopefully, semi-dry hill so she could get a vantage point to see the damage but she turned on her almost immediately. "There's always so much to do, Heckler. S'what happens." Not snapped words, not really and not yet, but there was no nonsense given nor taken when it came to the big guard. "Whining around like you're a damn cub still isn't gonna help anything." Except for maybe just be an embarassment should anyone else happen to see her act in such a way. Perhaps it was to be expected. Her sister wasn't exactly the most typical of Queens after all.

Another shake of the same paw and the big 'yena was already on the move again, seeking to proceed in the generalized direction of the borders. Perhaps a good thing but she wasn't permitted to claim acceptances - she'd probably chase away far more than was allowed in, let's face it - but there had been a trace of lion on one of the borders, just a faint whiff on and off. Not one of their neighbors, a loner most likely, but it was entirely possible should they become an issue a force was going to be needed to be gathered to chase them off. Considering the Queen's protection was Spatha's priority while she was out and about in the area of the territory it was a good thing and stood to logical reason to actually check it out.

Or... something like that.
She probably just wanted someone's collective furry ass to kick.







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Re: Blood is thicker than water, but so's peanut butter [PRP Spatha]
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2016, 03:20:34 AM »






Really, Heckler could deal with the mud it was being so miserably wet that her mane deflated that bothered her about the weather. She liked being in the mud, hell she even liked getting wet in the rivers but this was literal hell. A hell that was passing at least, though for whatever reason that had brought on even more stress. At least she had Spatha with her, who was equally grumpy about the crap weather for the time being. It made her more comfortable with her misery over it all really. That and her half-sister's presence made her more comfortable in general. The thought of parasites, of sickness, those had only barely crossed her mind. She would have to have the Menders give everyone a checkup when this was done most likely.

More work for them, but there were so few of them! Not that Ukoo was a large group at the moment really, but oh she knew they were understaffed in the healers department. The thought crossed her mind of handing Tsuki her rank back, but she reminded herself that the female needed to earn it. The canine had upset her father dearly in absconding with his close friend's pups, the only reason he had simply stripped her of her rank forcing her to start over had been because she had come back and admitted her wrong. Still, she wasn't just going to fork it over yet. Not unless things became desperate somehow.

"I know, I know. I'm Queen now, I have a lot of duties but....dad made it look so easy." Now she knew why he'd retired so earily and dropped the mantel of leadership on her. He hadn't been a bad king, but towards the end he had certainly been over worked and more interested in his mate than the whole of Ukoo. Which hadn't been the best. "I guess at least this time it's rain, not that awful drought again." She wouldn't trade the monsoons for drought, not ever. Rather too much water than too little.

The golden hyena followed her sister towards the borders, not even asking why exactly they were headed there. She supposed at least if they ran into any potential new recruits she was here to make sure her sister didn't decide to run them off for no good reason. Looking at her funny was not a good reason. She was adamant about that. She trusted Spatha's input on a lot of things, but not when it came to potential new members. Ukoo took everyone and anyone, not just the strongest fighters. It was something she wasn't so sure her half-sister would ever fully grasp. Heckler didn't like her any less for it though, she still loved her dearly.

"When the rain stops I'm going to be taking the lawbreaker to the cats myself. I figure it will look good to them if I go personally with the guards to bring her there. Shows I'm not afraid to get my paws dirty and all- also tells them I'm not afraid of them." Though she figured the cats didn't care too much. They weren't the same as the ones who had originally tried to cruelly tax Ukoo, not the same as the ones who had mauled Jenai. "Did you want to go with me when I do?" Extending the invitation to her, trusting that Spatha knew it meant she would have to be on her best behavior. They needed to make a good impression on their neighbors after all. No point in almost starting a second conflict.

She seemed unaware that while she was talking on about duties, Spatha was sniffing for border-stalking lions. It wasn't like she knew about the concern yet anyways.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 03:21:09 AM by Heckler »





We are one, you and I
We are like the earth and sky
One family under the sun
All the wisdom to lead
All the courage that you need
You will find when you see
We...are...one

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