Post by Fiera Ferella on Jun 13, 2020 22:06:40 GMT -6
She didn't want to be misunderstood, Fiera loved the pets she brought down to the mines with her. They brought much needed levity and companionship to an otherwise lonely, hard, dirty, and unforgiving job. Not to mention the gem familiars, which helped her to find the gems and goodies that so inundated these depths. They were probably the most helpful, but least personable. All of her pets though had a tendency to get into trouble and stick their noses where they didn't belong. Fiera couldn't entirely blame them as they didn't have the breadth of knowledge that Fiera did for the dangers of the mines, but she did wish for them to make things a little bit easier on her. Especially now, as Sundown was pulling on the leash as hard as he possibly could. She knew he was enthusiastic, but this was getting to be a little much for her.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jun 13, 2020 22:09:46 GMT -6
"How about giving this old girl a bit of a break, eh Sunny?" Fiera groaned, hauling back on the leash as much as she could without getting pulled over. Still though the houluh didn't relent, pulling his owner over the smooth sandstone ground. The breeze was getting even stronger now, and Fiera couldn't help but wonder if they were nearly some sort of secondary exit, which hadn't been her intention. Did Sundown think that she had gotten lost down here on accident and now he was helping her get out? She sincerely hoped that wasn't the case, as she still had plenty of mining she wanted to do. She also wanted to get Sundown used to the enclosed spaces and strange smells down here instead of just trying to find his way out. It would be good desensitization training for when he was older and ready for his debutante show.
The buzzing sound reverberated through the mines for a bit before the Karzik was found in a trap around a corner. It's foot seemed to be crushed and a few stones were sitting around it, had it been trying to go back to it's hoard with it's newest finds?
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jun 14, 2020 6:20:17 GMT -6
Fiera turned a corner with Sundown, and immediately heard the houluh let out a "woof" of surprise. "What is it?" She said a bit sharply as she turned the corner, tugging back on his leash a bit. She looked up, only to see the exact reason why she was so careful in her mining adventures. There was a small creature there, partially caught in a rock slide. She cringed at the sight of its injured foot, which was trapped under a pile of rubble. Fiera loved it when she could take a critter home from the mines, and this one definitely seemed like it needed it. Slowly and carefully, Fiera crouched down, dropping her bag on the floor as she did so. Then she pulled out a sandwich. It was supposed to be her lunch, but she figured the creature would like SOMETHING on it, whether it was the bacon or the lettuce. "Hey there, buddy..." She said as she gently offered the food to it.
The mandibles clittered together for a moment as the lady and the Houluh approached it. It tossed it's head back and shrieked into the mines, sure it was about to die, but the smell was good and it stopped after a few moments of keening. Sniffing, it wondered what it was, but then remembered where it was and what it was, and started to tug on it's foot again, trying to get out from under the rubble.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jun 15, 2020 8:07:58 GMT -6
Fiera was happy to see that the karzik still felt well enough to eat, but realized that her plan wasn't going to work too well while it was still under rubble. She pushed Sundown back again with one arm, as he was still trying to sniff at the strange creature before him. She figured the insect was stressed out enough right now though and didn't need a houluh crawling all over it as well. With Sundown out of the way, she left the sandwich in front of the creature, sitting on a plastic bag, and began working on freeing its leg from the rubble. She kept herself as far from it as possible while trying to make herself look small in order to avoid spooking it and slowly lifted the rocks, trying to avoid shifting them too much which would cause additional pain. Soon the karzik was clear of stones enough that it could likely move by itself again.
It clicked and clacked as she helped to free it from the rubble. It was wary of her, still, however, and after it was uncovered it nursed it's injured foot for a little while, all while staring between the woman and the sandwich, as though debating if it dared to take a bite.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jun 15, 2020 16:06:23 GMT -6
The karzik did not, as she was expecting, immediately bolt away after she freed it. Fiera couldn't tell however if that was because it was less wary of her than before, or simply because it was injured. She could definitely see why it wouldn't trust her quite yet, so she decided to give it a little bit of space. She backed away from the creature, still shuffling Sundown along behind her as well, and nudged the sandwich forward some more so it was even closer to the karzik. Hopefully it would begin to eat as a sign of trust and she could take it home with her- or at least pass by safely. For now though, it was a matter of sitting and waiting. Glancing over her shoulder, she could see that Sundown was quite interested in it too. His ears were pricked as stiff as he could make them, and his tail was wagging up a storm.
It sniffed at the sandwich for a moment and then nudged it back to the woman after a bit with it's wings. It didn't want that, but she had saved it. Hopping forward once, it stared at her and then clacked. It was decided.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jun 17, 2020 15:15:35 GMT -6
Fiera was surprised when the creature gave the sandwich BACK- that wasn't something that critters usually did, especially creatures from the mines. Life was short and harsh down here, so they usually took what they could get... but it was clear that this beastie was just happy to get away with its life intact. (If not its leg). Fiera sat there with it for a few minutes more, letting Sundown slowly get closer to investigate it. The houluh pup played surprisingly gently with it, coming closer, sniffing at it, and then dodging away again, yapping happily. The karzik didn't seem to quite understand Sundown's body language, but didn't seem too spooked regardless. Fiera supposed that with those tunnel worms skulking about, one little houluh pup wasn't a big deal for it. Fiera chuckled as Sundown dodged back and forth, not getting the result he was expecting, but happy to play nonetheless.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jun 17, 2020 15:21:23 GMT -6
That being said though, Fiera knew they couldn't stay too long. This creature needed serious medical attention due to its injured leg, and it would have been cruel of her to just leave it here. Now that it was more comfortable with her and Sundown however, Fiera gently picked the critter up and cradled it in her arms. It hissed slightly when she touched the injured leg, so she did her best to just let it hang down. "Okay buddy... let's get you out of here." She said, standing up and pulling Sundown along on his leash. She was a bit disappointed that their trip had to be cut short, but she refused to sacrifice this creature's safety just so she could dig up a few more goodies. After all, what was better to find than a new friend? Once it was all healed up, Fiera hoped that her next trip would be more productive.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 11, 2020 21:53:10 GMT -6
Of all the pets Fiera didn’t think she would end up bringing to the mines with her today, it was a sarane. Drips wasn’t even HER sarane and instead was a pet lent to her with the intent of having Fiera train her. The hen’s training had gone swimingly so far, but Fiera didn’t feel comfortable teaching her the next step of it until they had spent more time together. The humanish had considered bringing her to quite a few places. Still, she wasn’t sure what was going on at the mansion this month and so wasn’t comfortable bringing her there yet in case it was something dangerous. (She wasn’t Fiera’s pet after all, and she had the feeling that Haix wouldn’t be happy if she got hurt on her watch. She was taking a risk bringing the hen to the mines to start with even though she needed it.)
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 11, 2020 21:53:26 GMT -6
The gardens weren’t exactly a good place for a sarane either. Fiera’s garden was a beautiful, carefully cultivated place that she barely let anyone other than herself into. It was just as primped and preened as Fiera usually was, and the last thing she wanted was to let a huge, careless lizard galumph all over it. She could only imagine the destruction. She could have taken Drips to someone else’s garden… but she’d probably end up with the same issue along with some legal problems on top of that. So the gardens were out as well. There was also the river bend, which was admittedly not a bad place to bring sarane to. She had brought her drake Algol there once, and he had absolutely loved splashing through the waves and especially enjoyed scaring all of the other fishermen that tried encroaching on Fiera’s fishing spot. Fiera liked that too, of course.
Post by Fiera Ferella on Jul 11, 2020 21:53:43 GMT -6
Still, she had spent a great deal of time at the old fishing hole with Algol, and she wasn’t eager to get back so soon. She had more fish than she knew what to do with still and hadn’t been able to sell or even permanently store most of them. Rocks on the other hand, no matter how glittery, were usually pretty easy to keep and store. The mines weren’t too uncomfortable for sarane either, so long as they stayed in the larger tunnels. Fiera had even heard of breeds of sarane- the black, club tailed ones- that were capable of surviving down here indefinitely, carving out a life for themselves in the inky blackness of the lower tunnels. Well, Fiera wasn’t planning on running into any of them today. She would much prefer to stay near the large, stable, well lit areas of the mines and to let someone else deal with wild sarane.
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