If she gave three pellets one time, the next time she would give two. And then she started giving one... And then she cut the treats off and just verbally praised. But could you verbally praise a fish? She tried. "Very good! Good boy, Selkie, good boy. I knew you'd get it. But I can't have you getting fat, you understand. You can't eat me out of house and home now." He swam around, looking for the treats, then he looked up at her and she swore he saw her. The way an intelligent being locks eyes with you and there's some sort of...acknowledgement of each other. She thought that promising; odd from a fish, but it definitely showed that the legends were true about this species!
She gave him a nod and a smile, and eventually he swam away to do fishy things. She called him back a couple of times, to make sure he still listened even without treats.
And he did! It seemed he had learned, rather than just being bribed. But she had one more test for him, to make sure that memory held up. She let him go off and be a fish, to explore and think about other things. She could see a flicker of silver in the water here and there, and she knew the blue one was still down there as well. She wasn't ready to come back up, it didn't seem. A little more shy, and recovering from her journey with Ashe clear out here.
Eventually, she started drumming her fingers on the surface of the water again, calling Selkie to her. His response was faster than she expected; he swam up to the surface to greet her. She was startled, but didn't jump or show it outwardly, but melted into a warm smile and a cheerful verbal greeting. "Oh, Selkie! What a wonderful boy you are. Very good!" And it seemed he had, in fact, learned!
Zenjesi: Hey Silv - how do you pronounce Kodakai?
Nov 17, 2023 18:23:56 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Not to mention the baby mosca with wolf skin from Elvye and the sparkling owl of Xentus. <3
Nov 14, 2023 10:27:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like the Donnor one not just with looks FF, but the description, funny as heck.
Nov 14, 2023 10:26:27 GMT -6
Zenjesi: yours both made me laugh, FF! They're very expressive
Nov 13, 2023 21:57:46 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Woooow Twilight, I love that witch drawing!!! :0 It's so pretty! And Zenjesi I think Spectral is my favorite out of yours lol. Just looks happy to be included. and silver now i wanna know which pets youd pick for the other legendary beasts. XD
Nov 13, 2023 21:37:45 GMT -6
Silver: Ah I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it! I love everyone's drawings they're all so cute. ;o;
Nov 13, 2023 17:31:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like that one as well yeah, loved the old nootnoot image from quest prizes, so that one went perfectly with that particular costume being based around it. X3
Nov 13, 2023 15:23:13 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The jewelry on tail or at the head definitely tends to be their most recognizable feature for a Mosca, and sadly their pharaoh chin piece as well. XD
Nov 13, 2023 15:21:07 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Your peanut costume is hilarious and adorable too!
Nov 13, 2023 15:14:29 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Yes you're correct! I guess I did a decent enough job with the drawing!
Nov 13, 2023 15:05:27 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: It still looks good on Synkka. She is a shaman Mosca I'm guessing? Its mostly the tail that makes me think of it.
Nov 13, 2023 15:00:42 GMT -6
Zenjesi: I definitely like Spectral's the most too! I sort of cheated by drawing Synkka with a cloak because I do not know how to draw feathered wings, haha ^^'
Nov 13, 2023 13:45:15 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Which one do you like the most out of the three you made?
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:48 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that compliment! Though I know with the water it doesn't look entirely great, I love the latter one I made the most.
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:30 GMT -6