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You Must Know Life To See Decay [Capella]
« on: June 21, 2017, 07:35:42 PM »
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Time was catching him up fast. Time was not being particularly kind either. His blonde fur had greyed at the tips giving his coat a silvery sheen, like a fine film of spider silk covered him. His nose was liberally spread with grey and his whiskers had gone frizzy and his eyes had a slight clouding to their once clear golden depths as cataracts began to form in them, rendering his world a slightly more yellow and blurred place than it had once been. Then there was that random stabbing pain he got in his chest from time to time, like someone had reached in to his rib cage and was squeezing his heart tightly, it would make him gasp and dizzy for a second before passing again leaving him breathless.

At least time was being kind to his kids; each day he weakened, shrank, turned in on himself, while they strengthened, grew, blossomed out into the world. They were close to full grown now, they would not be children for too much longer, but they were still, just. He hoped he would get to see them grow that last bit into who they would be. He had tried not to interfere too much in their lives, just to love them and let them be but he could not deny he wanted to see them take their places in the pack and get to the stage where they no longer needed him to lick away tears, or give words of affirmation, or else tell them off for general stupidity - that last one mainly being the preserve of Felix. He had no idea where the kid got it from.

Of course that's what he wanted, but he wasn't sure that's what he would get. The message he had recived about Rai had reminded him how transient life was and how close to the end of his own story he was. He froze in his tracks as that pain gripped him, like claws inside his ribs digging deep, him and he sat back on his haunches waiting for it to pass, trying and failing to breath deeply in throught his nose and out through his mouth. After a few moments it disappated and he managed to get some good deep breaths in. He slumped down in the grass, paw over his nose, eyes closed, just breathing, the cool evening air and the smell of the grass and... That other smell. He stopped, eyes snapping open and raised his muzzle sniffing deeper, his hackles rising as he confirmed it. "Capella," He growled in the back of his throat glaring around for the source.

She was like a bloody cockroach, she kept getting squished and coming back again as aggressive and disgusting as ever. Couldn't she have done him a favour and just died in the war or something jolly? Then again dying would have been a bit considerate for her.

Needless to say Blaise hadn't quite forgotten that whole saga with Capella and Kita.

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Re: You Must Know Life To See Decay [Capella]
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 04:55:18 PM »
She had hoped she would never see the elderly couple ever again.

She wasn't particularly ashamed of what she had done to Kita and Blaise, the only shame she felt was that her flame had sparked and burnt Haylyn too. She still didn't had the courage to see Haylyn, not even the Saboran war could give Cappella the strength to go see the woman who had taken her in, who had tried to desperately to be a maternal figure for her. But Kitas approach to Cappella's problematic nature was to try and squash it down with an iron fist - unfortunately, Kita was as threatening as a feeble mouse, even to a child. When Cappella began to stick around with Haven and Kashmir, she began to mellow out.

But life had been cruel - maybe Blaise and Kita would consider it karma (but even a foul mouthed child like her didn't deserve the hell she had lived through).

What had happened at the Captain's challenge had shaken her, and she had isolated herself from everyone other than family. It was another shameful chapter for her, but god, did it feel like she was really in that forest again. Sage had become Dragon, nothing but awful effing green and she had acted before she even realized what she was doing. The wound that had reopened on her side had healed up now, but she had stopped her training. She had tried so hard when she was younger to be a warrior of the desert, to reject Inaria's customs that they wanted her to follow. But now she desperately tried to fit in, tried to help the only place where she felt at home, and what had she achieved?

All she did was hurt others.

So lost in her thoughts, she didn't even realize she was passing by Blaise, who stared at her with an understandable hatred.

(Didn't everyone, now?)

She stopped, finally noticing him, the scarred woman pinning her ears back out of discomfort. "Oh." Was all she had to say, taking note of how...old he looked now. When they had their fight, he certainly had the energy of a youth. She probably should have left him alone, but she could recognize pain (it had been a prominent factor in her life, after all). "You...alright? I can call for Setebos, or something."

She was trying to be civil, it was up to Blaise whether their old wounds still bled.
You vow your life and blood,
But this is not our home, in the water,
Our hope here's never found,
Just try to keep your way, in the water.


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Re: You Must Know Life To See Decay [Capella]
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 06:57:37 PM »
"You...alright? I can call for Setebos, or something."

Blaise narrowed his eyes at Capella, the offer on the face of it seemed civil, genuine, almost concerned. From nearly anyone else he might have politely decline -he already knew no healer could help him- but this was still Capella. One sentence was never going to be enough to wipe clean that particlar slate. In fact he found it suspicious. "You care?" He asked sardonically. She didn't. If she said she did he would have thought she was lying anyway, taunting him, being cruel.

He gritted his teeth as another wave of pain hit him and he shuddered, but tried to keep still, show no sign of weakness to this monster. Sharks could smell blood on the water after all. "You're all grown up." He observed with no particular intonation, it was just a fact, though to keep his voice steady took a little effort. Capella had been a teenager when she came to challenge Kita -still bigger than him though- and now she was fully grown, fleshed out, solid. As he looked over her scared face and body he felt a pull of satisfaction twist a slight smile on his face. At least time had been unkind to her too. Karma was a bitch wasn't she?

"What happened to your face?" Blaise asked cooly. It was probably an improvement he thought, it made her as ugly outside as she was in. "Picked on someone your own size for a change?" Not as easy as bullying someone who can put up a fight is it?

Capella was not the devil Blaise pictured her to be, but it is suprising what sort of demons you can create in your dark thoughts during long cold, lonely, nights when you are looking for somone, anyone, to blame for where you are now. Anyone but yourself.
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