Now that they were done, it was time to get Shigeru all brought home and once they got there, Morgan needed to get him fed and those excerpts from the book read to him. He needed to have as much information as possible, and Morgan was okay with giving him information, as much as he wants. "Alrighty Shigeru, time to go. Let's get you back up in the travel tank." Morgan made sure to do just that, picking up the creature and getting him into the travel tank. Then, not long after that, they were on the boardwalk on the way home. The last thing that he needed to be taught before growing up was going to be the danger-dodging thing, if he was going to be kept on the same set of training that the other two tat-lung were on. Morgan would have to figure out when was a good idea to put him through that teaching.
Morgan was admittedly dreading what they were going to have to work on next. Morgan had been intending to wait to train this bit of work until Shigeru was a bit larger, but he was growing much more slowly than Ryuusei and Seimei had. Perhaps that was good; he would need to spend a lot of time with Morgan to catch up to them, and if he was really young during most of that, then it would be fine for sure. Morgan would probably be able to teach him more thoroughly than they had with the other two. However, Morgan knew that there were no mature Dynasty tat-lung in the entire Labs-city. Surely they would grow to become mature someday, right? It was fine, even if they never did, but Morgan hoped for Shigeru's sake that he would grow up big and strong one day. Morgan was thinking of that while they dragged the red wagon with the travel tank on it towards the docks on the boardwalk.
Morgan always enjoyed this little walk, and Shigeru seemed to as well. Morgan was planning on showing off something very pretty that they had seen on the way to 'their' dock area when Morgan had taken Domino the other day for a training session. Morgan had seen a very interesting rock formation, and they wanted to ask the newly learning how to communicate Shigeru about what he thought about it. It would be a good thought exercise, Morgan thought, and that was important for the development of any growing tat-lung. However, the walk was just as enjoyable as the destinations, anyway. Shigeru was in the travel tank, enjoying the varied sensations as they went over the bouncy boardwalk. Morgan was always a bit surprised when their creatures enjoyed things that seemed like it would cause more annoyance than anything else. Ah well, at least it didn't seem to make the fish annoyed.
Morgan had worked with Domino and of course the Tat-lungs quite a bit, though not extensively, now, and they were starting to get better about their transport methods and about how to take care of a water-bound species. Domino had recently made her transformation, surprising Morgan a bit and forcing them to learn a bit more about how the psycho-social bond worked in practice as opposed to in theory. Now, with Shigeru, Morgan was dealing with another worry; the worry of his health. Was there something wrong with Dynasty Tat-lung as a breed? They didn't tend to grow to Mature, and it was hard to imagine Shigeru being a fish forever, when his older and younger siblings some day managed to grow and leave him behind. Morgan was already sad for him for the future, but somehow, they felt like they were wrong. Surely, if any Dynasty was ever going to mature, Shigeru would be the one to do it.
Finally, after what felt like forever in the early morning chill of the first day of the month, Morgan came upon the strange rock formation and stopped on the boardwalk. Shigeru was already curious as to why they had stopped, and turned to follow Morgan's gaze across the water. The sun was just beginning to poke up over the rock formation, it was kind of short against the water but it produced a pretty shimmering affect across the waves. Shigeru looked just as amused with it as Morgan was. This wasn't particularly planned, of course Morgan wanted to show Shigeru the rock formation, but they had not expected the sun to rise up to the perfect position at just that time. The early morning smell of the loch was quite interesting in the cooler air. At least it wasn't too hot today; it had been a huge issue recently, the heat of the summer.
Morgan couldn't really bring theirself to speak, for a moment, and let it speak for itself. Finally, they turned to the small blue dragon-fish and asked; "So, what do you think, Shigeru?" Morgan asked, smiling softly, unable to really keep the parental affection out of their voice at this point. "This is what I'd call art. A person could really attach an idea to it, a feeling or an emotion, but it can be so many different things to each individual." Morgan said, using the ring, verbal common, and signing as they typically did. Morgan waited, while Shigeru finally got his ideas in order. 'I like it, I... It feels... Homely.' Morgan tilted their head toward him, hair falling in front of their eyes for a moment. "Homely, huh?" Morgan asked, and then glanced over it. Perhaps; Morgan didn't tell him what they thought of it, and instead just waited until the sunlight fell in a less spectacular way before continuing on.
It was always surprising to learn about the viewpoints that the tat-lungs held. In a lot of ways, they were much more... Understanding than Morgan was? Cunning? Clever? Morgan wasn't sure how to put it. They were definitely seeing things that Morgan had to consider for a long time before they began to make any sort of sense. They were capable of jumping from A to Z in the amount of time it took Morgan to go from A to D, and it sometimes made Morgan feel a little bit inadequate. However, that was to be expected. They may be young, but they were dragons. Morgan knew that it would be the case. It took Morgan a bit to realize that Shigeru was trying to tell them that it looked like home to them, and not 'homely'. Shigeru was still quite young, indeed. They made their way to the dock finally.
Morgan would need to get the Tat-lung into the small roped off area they used in the loch. Morgan was pleased that the spot was opening, but then again, it was so early that there was no way that anyone else would be out here yet, thank goodness. Morgan turned to Shigeru and nodded to him. "Are you ready to go into the loch?" Morgan asked, as they stepped over to begin the process. Shigeru gave over an affirmative, and then Morgan started the process of using the travel tank's machinery to help the tat-lung into the water with the least stress possible, as they tended to do. Slowly over time they had tinkered on this to make it a smoother process. Morgan was able to get him into the water, and then stood there for a moment, catching their breath. "Alright Shigeru, I've got to let you know what we're going to learn today."
It was going to be a long process, Morgan knew. They had a lot of 'teaching' to do this month, and it was tantamount that they get it done as soon as possible, though. Morgan had a list that they wanted all of the mature tat-lungs to know as soon as possible, and of course Shigeru had this last thing on his 'learn this before maturing if possible' list. Not only that, but Waar would probably have to get all of his training redone, since he seemed to be having trouble remembering stuff anymore... What a dang mess. Morgan had a lot on their mind at the moment, that was for sure. Morgan sat down on the edge of the dock, and pulled out a box of biodegradable bee-bees and placed them on the wooden dock. "Alright Shigeru, so today we are going to exercise your body, and your ability to sense danger coming."
Morgan waited for Shigeru to give an indication that he understood, which he did, before continuing. "Usually I teach this to tat-lungs whenever they get to become a juvenile, so you're really small for this. However, I am sure you can do it, Shigeru." Morgan wanted to preface this, and to help along Shigeru's self-image. He was easily one of the most mild mannered of the tat-lung so far, and Morgan was worried for this of course. "Your whiskers are a sensory organ that can help with this; try to feel the water, and in the future, the air around you to feel when a strike is coming. To work on this, I'll be using these bee-bees to try to hit you with them. They are too small to really harm you, but they might sting!" Morgan warned. "Try to dodge them. We'll go easy at first."
Morgan did not usually prattle on like this when working with creatures of lesser sentience, of course because they wouldn't understand, but at least it was helping Morgan learn how to sign much more expediently, it would seem. Shigeru understood this of course, and was not at all challenged by the concept of it. "Do you understand why you need to learn this?" Morgan asked, patiently. Shigeru seemed to think for a moment, and then he answered. 'I need to be able to get away from danger, but I don't know what danger. That much I've gleaned.' He replied. Morgan was always shocked that he practically went from not conversing at all, to conversing pretty decently for his age. Perhaps he had been learning and listening all that time, Morgan thought. "Yes, I hope you don't get into any danger in the future at all. But I want you to be safe just in case." Morgan said.
Morgan was glad that he understood, and figured that they were ready to get on with the training now. Morgan didn't feel as icky calling it that now, since they were indeed about to work on training Shigeru's body to react to possible danger. "Alrighty, here we go." Morgan quietly opened up the box of bee-bees, carefully grabbing a handful. Then, they breathed, and grabbed a single bee-bee in one hand from the pile in the other hand. At this, they tossed it in the general direction of Shigeru, but not directly at-him 'at-him'. Shigeru moved away pretty quickly, if not a little late. Morgan grabbed another one, and repeated this action again, much to the same resort. They continued to work on this for quite some time, Morgan giving him a lot more time since he was still so young. Morgan didn't want to hit him by accident at the moment.
Morgan knew that Shigeru was going to have to take quite a bit more work to get to the point that Ryuusei and Seimei had gotten to in an hour. They didn't want to accidentally push him too far, so Morgan continued carefully tossing them just enough to get him to move some. Soon, Morgan allowed him to rest, and tossed him a few small fish to gobble up, really tiny ones since he was so small himself. A good and calm moment passed, and then Morgan nodded to him. "Alright, are you ready to try?" Morgan asked him, in triplicate as per usual. 'Yes!' He seemed... Excited. That was a little odd, it looked like this wouldn't be fun for him? that was quite interesting. "Alright, let's start." Morgan said, pleased. The human grabbed a few more bee-bees and then gently started the process again.
The process was as repetitious as all the other training processes that melted out the brain of everyone participating in them, but at least this time it was tempered by a more negative emotion; Morgan was worried that they might hurt Shigeru. Training any kind of battle related stuff was stressful and not exactly all that fun when it came to young creatures like this, and Morgan couldn't help but worry about it. They hated the idea of possibly harming any of their creatures. The memory of working on Waar's bone shift training was horribly burned into their mind... And they were going to have to redo it again, since Waar seemed to be having trouble remembering things. There had to be some way of fixing that!
Morgan hadn't been paying too much attention, and was beginning to inadvertently throw the bee-bees at a higher rate. Shigeru took quickly to this, trying to show off.
Morgan noticed a little too late as this was going on; and tried to slow up, much to Shigeru's dismay. 'I was doing okay I think, you don't have to slow up.' He conveyed, quickly. Morgan nodded, a little surprised perhaps, and then continued working on it by throwing the bee-bees at the same rate that they had been when they weren't paying much attention. Morgan really wanted to get this over with, it felt like it was taking forever, but they had to work on it anyway. An hour passed, with Morgan going at this snail-slow pace, trying not to hurt the baby creature as he learned. This was upsetting to Shigeru, who was doing very well all things considered. Finally, after a break in the training, Shigeru explained; 'I think I am getting it! I can feel them when they hit the water, you're right, it's in the whiskers.' He conveyed. Morgan nodded.
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