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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2020, 11:53:43 AM »

  An energy seems to settle between the two of them. One Acnestis finds strange, yet.. comforting. Right. He rubs his curved snout against the grass to clean it, eyes locked with hers, a sort of aching behind his eyes starting up as.. something changes. He feels as if his mind were somehow more open. More free. Like a new sense has been revealed to him. As Schism snorts, her patterned fur stirring in the wind, Acnestis feels closer to her than her ever thought he could feel to another being, closer than he knew was possible. If he could speak, it would be something beyond words.

  He blinks as she speaks again. The beast seems to consider her words. As the wind strengthens, & a distant rumble sounds in the sky. Nothing about his expression has changed.. nothing but his eyes that, only Schism would be able to note, seemed to reflect her happiness back to her. The radiant joy shifts to suspicion as he turns his snout into the wind, sniffing, smelling rain on the fresh breeze. Acnestis mimics her snort & rolls onto his side in the grass. He stretches out, eyes closing, having no answer to her question.
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2020, 01:05:47 PM »
Schism took in a deep breath. The air settling around them made her feel at peace while they gazed at each other. She nearly didn’t even need to look at Acnestis in order to know of his parallel happiness. She could almost feel it. Her feelings amplified with the connection they shared. There was a change in them both, she could tell. A similar feeling to when she found the way to free herself, before the wolf decided to hunt her. Except this time she wasn’t alone.

She noticed him turn his nose up to sniff at the air, and then roll over. She figured it was nothing considering his instincts were better then her own and decided not to worry about it. After awhile though, she slowly padded over towards Acnestis and laid down next to him. Curling her tail around him although being careful that in the case he didn’t want her close, she could back away.

She didn’t mind that he didn’t have an answer, such a primal being would have no need for a name until now. However a word came to mind, one that she had long since forgotten the meaning of but felt it was fitting. ”Acnestis...” Schism had been referring to him as such mentally already. She wasn’t sure how he would react to the name himself though.

Either way she laid beside him, tail running along his body while the wind blew across them both. A new feeling coursing through them both.
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2020, 03:31:30 PM »
  Warm. That is what she is, with her fur pressed against his scales, tail so expressive as it rests on him. Acnestis seems pleased with whatever it is she has to say & rumbles his agreement. The beast is not wholly unfamiliar with the concept of  a name.. he attributes emotions, images, to items rather than words, however. In time he will learn the proper word to call Schism, but for now she is.. the image of cheetah so fierce, even on her last legs, glaring up at the wolf & fighting back with all she has left. To him, she is warmth, a cozy smell. A hot flash of emotions in his forty pound heart.

  The scent of rain & her name in his bestial mind blend & mix together, the former becoming stronger with each passing minute. It strengthens to the point that he, having inched closer to the cheetah as they both rested, begins to stir. They must find shelter. For her sake, if not for his, as he does not truly mind the rain-- thus his laying down. It is pleasant to him, even if frigidly cold.

  Acnestis rights himself with great effort to once more lay with his stomach to the ground. He rises, head lowering to nudge her to her feet as well.

  Grass ripples in the strengthening gusts. The sky begins to darken. He is miffed their simple yet pleasant cuddling was interrupted, but knows something terrible may happen if she is exposed to the chilly February elements.
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2020, 05:36:09 PM »
Schism found the simple interactions to be comforting and calming after a life of strenuous work. Her scars, usually a painful reminder of her time as a slave, had been forgotten since she found Acnestis. Or more accurately, when he found her. She found the cuddling very nice, almost on the verge of lulling right to sleep.

She was glad that Acnestis was content with the name she had given him. She was a little worried that he wouldn’t accept it but afterwards she saw that she had no real reason to be. She did however, look up in curiosity when he stood up.

As Schism glanced upwards she could see the dark tinting of the sky. Acnestis’s nudge was only further motivation to get up. Admittedly she didn't mind getting wet but she didn’t like cold and wet. It slowed her down and was often what caused her illness. Luckily this was Acnestis’s territory and she didn’t doubt that he knew a place for cover.

She rose to her paws and gave a sigh. The moment was good wall it lasted.

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2020, 06:01:20 PM »
  He noses across her scarred flank, sniffing, tail swishing behind him. A gesture of comfort. She is exhausted. It were as if he is as well. Drained down to his bones, feeling ready to stumble into an alcove within the dense underbrush, collapse, & sleep for days. The ambush predator, however, persists. He offers Schism a grumble of encouragement, turns, then stalks off into the trees.

  She is led some distance away. Frost crunches underfoot; birds quiet down, preparing for the storm. The gurgle of the river fades into the background as mist settles between the trees. The undergrowth thickens. It is, however, no issue for Acnestis to trample through. He stops, finally, in the center of a trio of trees. The bushes surrounding are dense; high. Leaves & foliage create a natural barrier against the wind. The soft soil beneath is marred by his very own footprints from days ago.
  Acnestis turns, snorting, dipping his head to sniff her once more.
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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2020, 06:23:27 PM »
Exhausted was an understatement but, like her partner, the cheetah endured. She took the comfort and encouragement with pride. She couldn’t help but tell that Acnestis was tired as well and it made her chest swell at the thought that he kept going for her sake. It was mixed with a gratitude. She knew little of the surrounding area and without her companion she would be completely lost, if not dead even. It made her cringe just thinking of what her situation would’ve been.

Sadly those were the thoughts that ran through her mind as she padded behind the predator. Luckily she had enough wherewithal to avoid the sharp branches. Even better, the large steps of the dinosaur kept her path foliage clear. The brush having already been trampled upon.

When they finally came to their destination, Schism drew in a breath. It seemed cozy and safe, the latter being a glad change from what she was used to. She gave a content purr, nudging Acnestis to lay down with her. They were both tired and they both knew it.

Even still, Schism felt immensely happy with the warmth of her savior and new partner, letting a content sigh as she took in his scent.

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Re: -Caught in a crossfire-Acnestis-
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2020, 08:17:09 PM »
 Acnestis settles.

  He curls around her, forelimbs tucking against his chest, head bowed respectfully as she scents him. The sky rumbles once more, wind howling through the trees, sun kissing the West horizon to a blushing pink. Storm clouds gather like a thick cotton blanket. As the first droplets of rain falls Acnestis carefully rests his head on her as to shield her from the worst of it. His touch is surprisingly gentle; hesitant. As if she would suddenly snap at him or refuse in some way. & if she did, he would respect it. He does not wish to upset the female.


  As the minutes pass the sky grows darker & darker. Lighting zigzags through the air. Thunder rolls. The sky buckles & waves like the stormy ocean water. The are shielded from the winds, & even most of the rain, though it seems to grow heavier by the moment-- coming to its climax as dusk falls, the sun dipping below the horizon.
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