Waar continued to manage to meter his patience, even though this was an unnerving realization that Morgan seemed to have made, now that he was able to put the disembodied emotional information that the human had bombarded him with together with their words. He huffed a bit, dropping his head down to the grass. The sun was warm. The human was being slow. What else was new? Nothing that Waar could think of. Another bit of precious time was given to Waar to be able to rest in between his training that he'd been working on today, and he was fine enough with that. Eventually, Morgan let out a sharp, ragged breath, as if they were trying to keep their own emotions steady and were failing miserably. Then, the human spoke again. "Y-you said, one time, t-that you were still hungry even though you had just eaten. I-I didn't think anything of it, then."
Morgan had started what they were going to say, but soon lost theirself in the concern of it all. Waar would have given Morgan a whap with his tail, had the situation been a bit different. Instead, he realized that he was quickly tiring of this charade, so he stood up and shook himself off a bit. Grass always seemed to stick to him whenever he laid down in the grass. He had been enjoying the bit of a break between the running for a long while, but the human hadn't noticed two things. The first was that they had been quiet for a while, and second but not least was that there were storms coming. He could smell them, if only just barely, and it wasn't necessarily a good thing for a human to be caught up in. The weak things. He snorted. The inclination to overthrow the weak 'dominant one' was not really strong in him, anymore.
Morgan seemed to gather theirself only when a sky threatened a rumble, and them human realized suddenly that there was a little heat shower coming up. Of course, being atop of a hillock during any kind of storm, now matter how small, was going to be a bad idea, so the human realized that even thought there were many things they needed to say to the drake, they needed to get themselves onto lower ground first, preferably. Waar had been staring at them strangely, and he seemed to be having some sort of internal conflict himself, not that Morgan was very surprised about that. They were both a bit of a mess most of the time, that much was not new. "A-alright." Morgan said, after having drawn a shakey breath. Waar's tail was twitching at the tip, he seemed almost on-edge himself. Great, that was all Morgan's fault, as well.
The human waved Waar to follow them. "C-c'mon, we need to start heading to lower ground." They explained. Waar huffed, but followed anyway. Morgan could tell that he wanted to ask a question, but perhaps couldn't or didn't quite know how to get it through the collar of speech quite yet. "Oh hush- I know that lower g-ground fills up with water more an all." The human said, quietly. "B-but I don't really want to get struck by lightning, thank you." The human answered the unspoken question cheekily. These were the sorts of 'benefits' of having one's privacy violated at all times thanks to the emotional link. Getting close enough to a creature to be able to put the situation, the emotions, and the creature's typical personality together to ascertain these kinds of things was frustrating, but perhaps useful. The pair descended into the lower ground between two hillocks.
Morgan did know offhandedly that Waar's heritage would suggest that he might have less reason to be fearful of the lightning than they had. Morgan, on one hand, was a chaos elemental and could feel the buzzing of it... They knew that they were resistant to some electrical currents but they were sure a good shock by lightning might leave them with some lasting effects, if not dead. Waar, on the other hand... Morgan wasn't sure exactly how much of it he could take, whereas they had a decent idea about theirself. "N-now, it'll rain, b-but we need to get at least a little more practice in for ya before we-we head home." Morgan explained to him, gesturing with their hands as they did so. They ignored the thunder, for now. Waar tilted his head to one side, his nostrils flared a bit. "O-oh come on. You're the reason why- you were dragging your feet all day." They chided him. It was true, Waar couldn't refute it.
Waar huffed anyway, and glanced up at the sky. Perhaps if he were more in-tune with his heritage, he could attempt to get the storm to hurry up so that they could go home without him having to put in any more effort than he already had today. It was such a chore to come here, especially as often as Morgan wanted to go. Waar had other things that he prioritized, over this. However, the human was absolutely sure that him doing this extraneous work would somehow benefit him in the long run. The sarane didn't really care one way or the other. He just didn't have the inclination that other drakes had to fight, and what was the purpose of doing this if he was not going to fight? The human seemed to have had the idea held onto that he wanted to fight in the pit someday. He wasn't sure if it was for him, really. However, when the human started giving him the whistle to go, he went anyway.
Their situation was a relatively complex one, not in the least due to the rather unfortunate set of events that had brought them here. Morgan thought of this as Waar took off running at the command that was given to him on the whistle to dash. Perhaps having gotten him to fly today would have been better, they considered, but right now it would be a poor idea to get him to fly. He would never be the same when it came to agility as other drakes, despite the fact that they had been working at it with some amount of hard work up to this point, and trying to fly in a gale would not be the best plan that Morgan had ever come up with, though sadly it would also not be the worst one by far. Every time Waar went to slow down, Morgan would give the command for him to dash again by using the whistle repeatedly. Waar was doing quite a bit better now than he was just a bit ago, the human noted.
Waar dashed and dashed again. He couldn't help but wish that he hadn't took to learning the command so easily that forced him to have no excuse to not do this. It tired him out, just earlier he had been practically heaving in an attempt to catch his breath. Not that he apparently needed to breath too much anymore according to the human? Now that was something he would be puzzling over later on in the day. For now, however, Waar was simply running. He could hear the thunder above him, but only barely over the sound of his own labored breathing, but each time he slowed, his human urged him on with that annoying whistled command. He continued regardless of how much he was annoyed and winded and at this point REALLY just wanted to go home and take a break from all of the hard work. He wasn't used to doing this much strenuous activity so close together without much of a break between the spurts of activity.
Morgan continued to repeat the whistled command, and tried to ignore the burgeoning storm as they did so. Just a bit ago, the air had been hot and muggy, and the sun had been high in the sky. Of course 'just a little while ago' was several hours ago by this point. The sun would be going down in a short few hours from now, not that it seemed like they would be able to see the sunset. The sky was overcast enough to make it almost as dark as late evening tended to get just before the sun dipped below the horizon already. Still, Waar was not quite done yet. They really wanted to get this done with this session, if they could pull it off before the storm pushed them out of the gym field. If they needed to, perhaps they would go into the building itself, not too far away... They'd tried to keep Waar outdoors because of his size and unique situation. Finally, Waar stopped dashing.
The human realized that they had gotten distracted again and had stopped urging on the drake. They took the whistle out of their mouth and sighed. Might as well give him the chance to take another break. At exactly that point in time, however, the human heard a very loud CRACK of thunder, and then the rumbling peal of an answer afterwards quite soon. That lightning bolt was very close to them! The human knew that it was time to go at that. There was no need to put them in danger out here over this when they could just come back some other day. "Y'hear that Waar- it's time to get gone!" They called out, loudly. At this, they moved quickly over the grass to catch up with where Waar stopped when he was practicing. Once they caught up, Waar followed them as they tried and failed to make a bee-line for the front door, which was some distance away, across the field before the rain caught up to them.
The pair were absolutely drenched by the time they got to the door, but Morgan was quite pleased with the fact that Waar had been able to react just as quickly as he had to be able to follow Morgan so closely to the door. Morgan had always been a bit better at reacting to things faster than others before, but Waar had pretty well blown Morgan's expectations well out of the water. Still, Morgan was out of breath by the time they got to the door, and dreading the fact that they were going to have to stay here for a bit to try to wait out the storm, and that meant that Morgan would have NO excuse not to tell Waar what they were going to talk to him about earlier and couldn't find a way to actually get the words out of their mouth. They were pleased whenever they were able to go check out, and Waar stayed out in the rain, apparently fine with the turn of events. Especially since they were going to go home soon. Still, the human glanced out at him with some concern, and an unreadable facial expression plastered across their face like their wet bangs were.
Riku: Welcome back, Sevryn.
Aug 6, 2020 20:32:26 GMT -6
Sevyrn: Player guide doesn't specify so I'm guessing the answer is to wait - am I able to hop back in to roleplaying after getting set back up, or am I to wait until character approval?
Aug 6, 2020 20:27:17 GMT -6
Sevyrn: Thank you very much c:
Aug 6, 2020 13:14:24 GMT -6
Morgan: That's great, let me know if you wind up needing help to find it, and I'll do some digging. c:
Aug 6, 2020 12:58:36 GMT -6
Sevyrn: I've already found most of my older stuff (or most of it, anyways). Still gotta get my old mining/gardening thread but that's about it.
Aug 6, 2020 12:54:34 GMT -6
Morgan: Are you able to find all of your things on the old site, or do you need assistance in locating them?
Aug 6, 2020 12:48:19 GMT -6
Morgan: Yes, you are totally allowed to grab all of your old stuff. I think the characters are fine to go, as long as they aren't changed (if they are changed, they need to be reaccepted), as for Credits, message Jack with a link to your old account. c:
Aug 6, 2020 12:47:55 GMT -6
Sevyrn: Am I able to just grab all my stuff over from the old site? Would the character need to be re-accepted? And what would the deal with old credits be if anything at all? Coming back here would be a fun thing to do on my days off.
Aug 6, 2020 12:46:30 GMT -6