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Pull Off the Wings [Tessa]
« on: July 28, 2017, 12:30:50 PM »
She feels used.

Leocor's blood in her mouth, it's not the first. Ashtar has been eating meat for ages now, it seems, and wolf's blood tastes just the same as anything else's. It's not her first taste of war, and it won't be the last-- oh, she hopes not. It doesn't disgust her that he was so kind; he was worthless as soon as he revealed his rank. Bondless. Useless. She refuses to let Gigantea and her Seour toss her out as carelessly as a Bondless. Ashtaroth will not turn out like her mother, like Ezekiel, or Raphael, or damned Yonina. She is a wolf of the Valley, and she will impress their gods. Somehow.

The reasons are wrong; Thetis only ordered this out of jealousy. She knows what Ash can see in her sister. She knows she can be replaced so easily. Thetis is fighting hard to retain what power she has been gifted, and it's manifesting in Yellow rage, when it was supposed to be treacherous White. Watch yourself, Seour; you're falling into Scheherazade's trap. She likes you, truly, but the matron of betrayal just can't help herself.

The damaging part is feeling like a pawn to the Seour. A tool to be pointed at whatever she wants to hurt. Ashtaroth is more than a tool. She is a weapon.

There is still tar between her toes from the day she met Crux, precious boy with three mamas, and Ashtar was too busy searching for slavers to care. If she could find the one that stole her youth, she would make them pay: far worse than Leocor. Not out of rage, but retribution. She was supposed to be Anamelech's doll, and this mind has caused her to fail.

The chunk of tar rests between her paws, dragonfly long since suffocated. Iridescent wings still catch the sunlight when she turns it, a pretty little gem for a pretty little girl. Tar stuck between her toes, Ashtaroth takes a baby claw with the enslaved knight's blood dried on, and severs the wings. Without those, it's just an ugly little insect, dehydrated and trapped in the asphalt.

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Re: Pull Off the Wings [Tessa]
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 10:19:06 PM »
ooc: sorry this is so short! :c


Whenever Leocor decided to show his face he’d be in for an earful.

Honestly though, she couldn't say she was surprised. effing dogs, they were all the same. They took and took and took, lounging around their land, eating their food, all without a thought of giving anything back. Leocor, having answered her with his head bowed in total subservience (exactly how she liked her men) and pledged his undying loyalty to her, was just barely a step above his heathen peers.

Or so she'd thought. Only weeks into their bond and already he was ignoring her summons--, she was starting to have doubts about that. Surely, even the most ignorant of Oukoku would be aware that she could sever their bond at any time and throw him back into the bilge, all with just a slip of her tongue.

Oblivious that that much and more had already occurred earlier that morning, the blonde stretched herself out on the ground to relax a bit before the storm that was brewing came to life. Seeking a distraction from her thoughts, she found it in the form of a pup, sitting close by but apparently so absorbed in whatever she was doing she hadn't noticed her, soft little baby face wrinkled in an indignant scowl. Ripping into the insect with such zeal, such concentration, such anger… “You look like you're taking a crap,” she commented. “Tell me, what’s got your tail in a twist, girl?”


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Re: Pull Off the Wings [Tessa]
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 01:43:39 PM »
It's been so long since she's seen Hanna, Ashtaroth nearly mistakes this woman for she-- but, there is no red in her pelt, none of Ashtar's colours to pass on. Tessa, then. She can see why Gigantea didn't want this one, but keeps that observation to herself.

The pup looks her over, blinks brown eyes, and determines, "Tessa. Good to meet you." Far from it, if Lotus's previous interaction with their aunt is anything to go by. "Today is my first time maiming another. It will pass."

She takes the rock between her teeth now, prettiest part ruined, and cracks it apart before spitting out. Destruction isn't nearly so satisfying when the object is already dead.