The houluh wasn't paying as much attention to it as he should have been, but he did indeed see it before it hit him, and he rolled away from it, dropping to try to get away and then rolled since the ball wasn't going very fast at all and because of that was dropping quite speedily. Morgan was glad that he had managed to get away from it, but he was now in a more vulnerable position for the next one that was coming up, forcing Morgan to be quite concerned about it. "Hey, Nico; you gotta get up!" Morgan said, and Nico began to pull himself up; but not before the machine realized where he was, and tossed yet another ball at him, thankfully rather slowly. Morgan swallowed quietly, and watched as Nico just barely got out of the way, his tail was nearly hit that time. "Good boyo Nico, keep it up!" Morgan said.
Thankfully, the houluh was on his feet now, and was finding it much easier as time went on to stay healthily not worried, and even to get away from the foam balls. Soon, the foam balls were not even being thrown close to him at all, and he was finding it quite easy to evade them. Morgan turned the machine off, and then gently pet the houluh on the head and tousled his ears. "Such a good boyo, yes, you did it!" Morgan was about to lead him over for some water, but suddenly remembered that they were indeed inside the building and the water pump and buckets were outside. Oh, that kind of sucked. Morgan frowned just a tad, and then spotted a water faucet on the wall nearby, with a stack of bowls near it. Morgan was wary of them, but they appeared clean. Still, Morgan took one of the bowls and gently washed it out first before filling it up.
Finally, the bespectacled human put the water bowl down so that the houluh could have some. "Here you go, boyo." Their voice echoed a bit in the building, making Morgan shiver a bit. The houluh didn't seem to be bothered, and instead began drinking from the water bowl. The rain hitting the rough was quite a pretty noise, making Morgan feel a bit calmer. Morgan always loved the sound of the rain. They hoped that the rain wouldn't be too long whenever it came time to go home; it had to be at least seven in the evening right now. They'd been here for a long time today. The air conditioning in the indoors establishment here was so good that Morgan was a bit chilly. However, the houluh seemed to be fine, and that was what mattered. "Alright boyo, are you about ready to try the dodging thing again?" They asked, voice kept quiet so as not to echo yet again.
The houluh offered a slight bark as an answer, and that surprised Morgan. It was a soft noise, a gently one that didn't even ring across the area, so Morgan could easily have not heard it had it been any quieter at all. Nico was not much of a barker, but perhaps... Did it come across the RoT? Perhaps Morgan was beginning to pick up slight things from the RoT... It would make sense. "Alright boyo, lets go!" The two went back over to the machine, and then Morgan turned the machine up to the second setting. Would the foam balls be thrown faster? Or more often? Who knew what these settings even meant, since they were only labeled as 'intensity'. Then, Morgan looked over at the creature for a moment. "You ready?" They asked. Another slight 'arf' moved across the link, and this time Morgan knew that it was where it came from, since the creature's mouth was not moving.
Well, don't most people say that critters 'talked' in a kind of way across the link, and not like... Barking and such across the link? It really did not make any sense. Morgan didn't know what to expect from this after all, but the link seemed to be slowly cementing. Morgan was not about to knock it until they tried it, so to speak, and so far it wasn't like it was painful or anything. So they might as well keep working with this, they figured. The houluh appeared to be ready for the machine to be turned back on, so Morgan turned the machine right back on, now that it was on the second setting, and waited to see what it would do that would be different this go around. The machine did seem to find the houluh much quicker this time, turning the nozzle towards him quite rapidly. However, the speed of the ball being thrown out was hardly improved at all. Well, it was odd.
Morgan probably would not have designed the machine that way their-self, but they still weren't quite confident enough in their own abilities to actually work on something like this quite yet. Still, Morgan knew enough to understand exactly what was going on with it from watching it, at least due to the physics aspects of it. Nico found the first ball quite easy to dodge, but didn't have near as much time as he seemed to think that he would have to get away from the next one; since as soon as the machine had detected that he had dodged the first ball, the second was loaded up and aimed at him. The second ball was shot out with a comically loud noise, catching the houluh's attention and forcing him to keep his eyes on the foam balls. Ah, now this was a bit more difficult this time, now wasn't it? Morgan was glad to see the uptick in difficulty, since they hadn't known if it would make that much of a difference at all.
They continued working with this setting on the machine for a long while, Morgan watching Nico slowly get better and better at moving out of the way of the foam balls. Morgan was pleased with this, of course. He seemed to be getting better at it, but still not as good as one of the creatures that had been taught how to get away from danger. He was only able to dodge them because he saw them first, not because he was sensing the danger in any kind of way like most labs creatures were technically able to learn if taught to do so. "Good boyo!" Morgan finally called out, stopping the machine. They were going to have to take these foam balls and put them back in the machine, there were already way too many of them everywhere and Morgan didn't really like to be messy. The Morgan began picking the foam balls up, and immediately came up with a neat idea for something to teach the houluh later.
Morgan figured that sooner or later, they could teach the houluh to put away his own toys. Of course, Morgan would probably need to teach him the individual toys' names, since this would help with the teaching... Oh, and Morgan would have to get an official place to put his toys, preferably something that would match his pet bed. Maybe they would get the jackalope to make something for that specifically? It would be a great idea, really. The little barrel designs were something that Morgan liked, at least. Once all the foam balls were put back in the machine, Morgan lead the houluh back over to the water bowl quickly, to make sure he continued to be hydrated. He was doing a lot more exercise today than was usual, and Morgan was a tad worried. The rain was still beating down on the roof; but it was starting to lesson, from what Morgan could tell.
Well, that was good certainly! They might be seeing the end of the rain soon, or at least a break in it. During that time, they could actually go out and check out so that they could get home. It was getting later, and Morgan hadn't planned to be here all day, after all. They'd been planning to actually only do an hour or two of work each day for the next week, so that the creature would be able to rest his muscles between then. It was much better for him overall health-wise to do that, but the rain and general good behavior of the creature had caused this to become an all evening kind of thing. Nico began drinking the water, and Morgan looked around. They'd probably have time for one more session with the ball throwing device before the rain broke, they were sure. That was good; Morgan thought Nico needed a little longer anyway.
After Nico was done drinking from the water bowl, Morgan emptied it out and cleaned it up pretty quickly, not wanting to be rude, since this was going to be their last bit of training for the day. "Alrighty Nico, one more time on the machine." Morgan announced, and then moved all the way over to the machine again, puppy in tow. Morgan switched the machine up to the third setting, not even halfway up the settings. Morgan figured that the puppy wasn't near as dexterous as say, a mosca, so the settings needed to have lots of variance to keep from too or not challenging enough for different creatures. Morgan then nodded to the houluh, and turned on the machine. The houluh was ready for the first one, getting a gleam in his eye as he moved out of the way quite speedily. "Good boyo, keep it up!" Morgan called out.
The pair kept working furiously on this third setting; and the houluh was doing great. He wasn't getting hit at all, though a few of them at first had nearly caught him off guard enough to just barely air-graze his tail. Even after the houluh got quite good at them, they worked on the third setting until the houluh was dodging the balls incredibly well, hardly anything catching him even slightly off guard. Morgan was finally sure that his dexterity was worked out well; and then Morgan finally called it quits. The machine was turned off and all of the foam balls were collected and put back into the machine. Morgan made sure that the area was cleaned up and as soon as possible; they made a break for the main building to check out as soon as the rain fell back to a basic drizzle. They would need to get home soon, since it was quite dark out!
 - [159 Words] - [The pair leave for this session.]
Morgan only had about an hour to be here today with Waar, but they were planning on coming back periodically between training sessions anyway. Only about an hour a day. Part of the reason why Morgan was going to break it up like this was that Waar was very stiff since this entire situation started, and Morgan knew that they would need to slowly, slowly loosen up his muscles a bit to make him a little bit quicker. Morgan wasn't necessarily in any hurry, anyway. They had a ton of pets to work on. Still, Morgan had left the creature outside of the main Gym building while they checked in, and then had come out to him after they were done. Mostly to keep him as away from others as possible. He was dangerous and was going to be difficult to keep locked down. Morgan hardly had any kind of restrictive gear that would work for him, thanks to the corrosive acid he had on his body.
Well, they were already here! Morgan figured they might as well make the best out of a session for stretching. Morgan made sure that they had the acid-resistant gloves on just right, and then walked back over to Waar. "Hey Waar, boyo. I hope you are doing okay. Lets make sure you're all limber for this session, we aren't gonna be here long at all." They mumbled, hoping to get Waar used to their voice and stuff again. Then they reached for the wing that was folded at his side, carefully. Waar stared at Morgan, not quite a passive one, but not really a glare either. Morgan touched the wing joint and held it gently in their hands with the glove between them of course. "Don't worry Waar, I know how your wing works. We'll make sure it gets taken care of." It was truthful, at least. Morgan had studied biology quite extensively, recently.
Even though they didn't really have long to be here, Morgan was wanting to get the most out of these sessions, between their other training. Of course they weren't going to do it all in one shot or anything. Waar wasn't ready for that yet. The poor creature was all kinds of tensed up all the time, and of course he had some uh, rather missing muscles. That probably made it incredibly hard to move. Morgan had been hoping he wouldn't lose much mobility, but it was fine anyway. Most creatures seemed to lose mobility when muscles were injured, of course, so it really only made sense. They were starting to just be glad that Waar was back, instead of being stressed about his current state. Morgan couldn't be upset about it forever, especially since he needed Morgan to pay more attention to him now more than ever. Morgan gently helped him flex the joint. His wings were probably in the best state possible.
All things considered, Morgan was just glad that he was brought back at all, but they were very glad that they had been able to save his wings. That meant that, in the case of a fight, he still stood a chance. Slower creatures were normally ran circles around by faster creatures, tearing them up the whole way. Of course, Morgan was never going to put him in the pit, but just in case, Morgan wanted to make sure that he was well taken care of. He may not be dodging super fast attacks anytime soon like a normal sarane, but Waar should be able to hold his own, at least a little. It was almost hilarious, thinking about it now, as Morgan helped Waar flex his wings out. It didn't take too long on the first wing, since it was well put together. The other wing didn't take very long either, since there was meat on them.
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that piece of info Ren! <3 | But would it be allowed for the flavor of the rp if the berry wasn't filling enough for the Lotine?
Jun 1, 2020 6:09:21 GMT -6
Renathan: There is no need to double up on a fish and a magical berry (doesn't change the effect of the berry at all) in a lotine breeding.
Jun 1, 2020 6:02:21 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Does anyone know if it is possible to combine both a magical berry and a fish in a Lotine breeding? Or is you can only choose one of them? (right now writing a Lotine breeding)
Jun 1, 2020 5:36:49 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I am still interested in trading it for a green drake.
Jun 1, 2020 0:31:33 GMT -6
Ridelys: If you are still interested in a trade twilight, for your fidelity result, let me know.
May 31, 2020 22:49:49 GMT -6
Riku: I got three pet levels and 15c out of it. <3 And all the necessary posts for my job salary form.
May 31, 2020 18:49:26 GMT -6
Riku: In mine my crossbreed used foxfire to burn it - but then it used incendiary illusion, which was extra scary because my cross is a plant pet with thick fur. It used the distraction to escape. I’m proud of it, and it’s okay that I won’t finish this month.
May 31, 2020 18:48:42 GMT -6
Renathan: *But of course, the RNG was not having that. / In Morgan's story, the Nyssa was a real thing, so I wanted to have two different situations for the variety.
May 31, 2020 18:15:27 GMT -6
Renathan: Yeah, the 'finished the story but the RNGods are being a butt' thing is a rather unfortunate situation to be in. I had already decided that in Ren's story, the elderly woman had lied about the nyssa and just wanted someone to talk to*
May 31, 2020 18:14:49 GMT -6
Riku: That makes sense. I've considered that before. -nod- I hope your non-hxr life is going smoothly.
May 31, 2020 16:38:08 GMT -6
Haix: Just quitting the job. Don't believe I'll be making the ten posts required per month any time soon. XD
May 31, 2020 16:34:01 GMT -6
Riku: Note to haix, I believe you can post the new application form at the same time as the quitting form. Unless you are simply taking an overall break from the job system.
May 31, 2020 16:30:58 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: even AT the gardens yet. XD It sucks when you've finished writing your story and haven't gotten a success, because then its like "well... now what?" XD
May 31, 2020 15:51:47 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: ive found that when there's a quest that might take longer like this, its a good idea to try and space out the story beats to try and roll a success before i get to the meat of the story. XD Like, by the time i was 5 posts in my character wasn't
May 31, 2020 15:51:21 GMT -6