And keep practicing they did of course. Morgan would give the command, and then of course the two tat-lungs would move and follow Morgan along. Thanks to the ring, it made this incredibly easy. It was also helpful that Morgan spent so much time around them so that they felt more interested in paying attention to Morgan than they would have had Morgan ignored them from hatching (Morgan couldn't even imagine doing such!). After the two would follow Morgan around, Morgan would quickly throw them more treats (they seemed much less hungry now) and they would continue yet again. They continued working on it with lots of repetition during that time to make sure that they were going to be okay with doing this in the future. After about twenty minutes of continued repetition, Morgan smiled softly and nodded. "Alright you two, I think you managed to-to get this one. Of course you could though! T-two more things and we'll be done." Morgan said, in triplicate so that the tat-lungs could understand them and hopefully someday manage to pick up the labs sign language in the future.
That was what Morgan was hoping. Though of course they were going to teach Ryuusei and Seimei first.
One more thing before the danger sensing training thing, and they could go home after it. Morgan was pleased about it. For now, they had to work on 'land'. That was a really simple one; Morgan planned to use the same signals for land whether the tat lungs were in the sky or on the water. Morgan was sure that this pair would learn to come to land quickly, but they'd probably have to keep going on it in order to figure out how to land during their flight training in the future. For now, though, it looked like Morgan was going to have a long while to wait before they had to deal with having four grown tat-lungs! "Alright you two, this one is very easy too, and t-then we'll get something much more interesting." Morgan said, in triplicate as per usual so that the tat-lungs could understand through the ring. "I h-hope we can get this one done m-more quickly. To g-get to the more fun stuff." Morgan goaded, hoping that the two would continue to be competitive and respond to that well enough. They were showing to be incredibly competitive in fact. Morgan was pleased with that, it could be used.
Morgan's judgement was quite good; already the two tat-lung were staring each other down with body language that Morgan's ring was telling them was slight competitive streaks; politely with one another thought. It was a playful competitiveness, and at this stage Morgan could use it well. "Alrighty you two, we'll start." Morgan said, getting their attention quietly. "This is another of those simple signals we need to work on. I-it's a little more complicated than you'd think though." Morgan conveyed to them in triplicate. The two tat-lungs were half paying attention to Morgan, and half to each-other, which was fine. Morgan had expected that, but at least this was something that could be worked on now that they were paying more attention than they had been.
"Here is the deal. Sometimes I'll need you to come to land just in case something happens." Morgan said in triplicate to the pair. "The land is the dirt, the g-ground over that way." Morgan pointed to it quietly. "Some day, you two will be able to fly, e-even, when you are grown. Whether you are swimming, or flying, you'll need to come to land at the signal." Morgan explained.
Morgan was unsurprising to find that bored look in their eyes again. Tat-lungs did not take well to boring or easy lessons, and Morgan had just ran them through a veritable gauntlet of the easiest possible lessons today. Morgan had thought that it would be best to do it this way, but perhaps it would have been much better to have mixed some of the more difficult things in with these to keep their attention. Time to work much harder at this, Morgan decides. "Hey, d-don't scoff at it. It will be much h-harder when we reprise this training in order to teach you two how to land!" Morgan said. Flying seemed to be too easy for tat-lungs to learn easily, if that even made sense, but they tended to pick up landing just quickly enough that Morgan could see the difficulty in it.
That seemed to get their attention! Just as Morgan had hoped, the pair of tat-lungs were competitive enough that the thought of future difficulty was enough to get them on the ball. "Okay, so this is the signal." Morgan showed them the signal for land on the whistle. "Whenever you hear that specific signal, you need to land, regardless of whether you are on water or flying."
It didn't take long at all for Morgan to begin practicing with the two. "Alright you two, let's practice!" Morgan could tell that the poor youngsters disliked this part the most; and maybe Morgan wasn't too fond of continued repetition as well. Morgan would give the signal, and the pair would run to the land. Morgan would give them both a treat sometimes, with tat-lungs that was not the most important part; they had their own sensibilities when it came to learning things. "Good job you two!" Morgan said, and then they would run them through a few more of their 'signals', and then they would give the signal for coming to land; and the pair would race each other to the land. Morgan grinned to see it as they continued in exactly that same way; mixing it in with the other signals in order for them to get good practice in while using the other ones. At the very least, this seemed to keep them from being entirely too bored. Finally, Morgan was sure that they had gotten the 'land' lesson down, of course they'd need to have a refresher course when they began to be able to fly in the future!
They needed another good little break before starting the difficult part of the next training, but Morgan didn't waste long with it. "Here you two, finish up lunch, and then we'll g-get the last leg of our lessons today fixed up." Morgan was glad, they were really fatigued and wanted to get this done and go home for a little while; work on a few other important things that they had to do as soon as possible. The two tat-lung finished their lunch, since they had seem really hungry before and seemed quite famished, but they were done quickly enough. "Alright you two, the next lesson w-will be something more exciting." Morgan said, nodding to them. They stood up and stretched for a moment, they had been sitting for such a long time.
At this, Morgan grabbed a box of biodegradable water-safe pellets from their backpack. It had been closed tightly with a screw-on lid of course, so that they didn't get anywhere. Morgan held them out for the pair to see. "Alright you two, we're going to teach you to keep an eye out for danger." Morgan said, pleased as punch to have finally gotten to this part of the agenda today.
The whole 'danger sensing' thing took forever to really get right, so Morgan was expecting to spend the next two hours working on this particular thing. Morgan was willing to put in the same amount of work that they always did with this specific thing. However, Morgan was ready. "The idea is that I'll be t-throwing these at you two." Morgan said in triplicate. "At first, I just want you to focus on dodging them. As y-you get better at it, I'll start trying to hit you harder. Eventually you'll get it." Morgan said. "And then you'll be able to feel the danger before it hits you." Morgan explained. Now for the really hard part. Already the two baby tat-lungs were looking at Morgan with confusion. It was indeed a very difficult thing to understand; why would Morgan take the chance of hurting them after all?
"We must do t-that in order to make sure that you can protect y-yourself. In the future, just in case." They explained. "After we are done, you'll be able to dodge the first attack and get away with any luck." That was the idea, anyway.
Morgan was careful to explain it to the pair as best they could; since they were sure that the pair would not take well to this if they did not understand what was going on. "Alright you t-two, lets start." Morgan said, now that they were sure that the two were paying a lot of attention to Morgan. They did seem rather excited, and that would go a long way. Morgan immediately pulled the beads to their chest and opened the tightly screwed lid before sitting them down on the docks. The human picked up the beads and then held them loosely in their hands. "You ready Pao? You ready Ondori?" Morgan asked, looking at each one of them carefully before continuing.
"Alright, Pao- Head's up!" Morgan immediately said, and then they wound up and tossed a single bead in Pao's direction. ZOOM Off she shot away from it like a lightning zip. Morgan then turned and tossed one at Ondori while saying at the same time- "Now you, Ondori!" At this, they began the practice. Both of them were equally poor at it in fact. They would get much better with practice, Morgan knew.
Undoubtedly this would go on for some time. The Danger-Sensing thing was super hard to teach, or at least it took more repetition than Morgan honestly cared to do. However, it was important to take care of each of the tat-lungs, and this was an important part of their schooling. Perhaps the most important part of their schooling even if it wasn't the easiest thing. Morgan needed to know that their tat-lungs would be alright and have a chance to escape if they were attacked, and that was that. So Morgan was convinced that these two would eventually learn it, just as Shigeru, Seimei, and Ryuusei had learned to in turn.
For now, however, even with all the repeated tosses, Morgan realized that it was going to take Ondori quite a bit longer than it was going to take Pao for some reason. They had done a few tosses at Pao and she was already ready to move on to a little bit more speedy tosses. However, Morgan couldn't move on until Ondori was also ready, and Ondori was not taking to it so quickly. Morgan thought about it for a moment, and found out that Pao was actually quite the quick learner in general.
Pao was easily outpacing all of the other Tat-lungs that Morgan had taught, and Morgan wasn't at all sure why. The human had no idea what could cause this; perhaps it was because Morgan had carried her egg around with them everywhere they went for a long time? Would that mean that the gummy tat-lung egg would also... Hatch into a tat-lung that would learn quickly? Morgan had no idea, but suddenly really did want to learn. Pao was already growing to be quite quick to learn, Morgan could only imagine what kind of firecracker she would become as a mature tat-lung. Still, Ondori was just as clever as Ryuusei and would pick up soon enough.
Morgan did not at all wish to alert Pao and Ondori to Pao's slight behind-ness, so Morgan was careful to hide this as they continued to toss rocks at the two by trying to make it appear random which one they threw them at. Soon enough, Ondori had caught up to Pao and the pair were dodging the lazily and slowly thrown rocks quite easily. They weren't anywhere near done yet, though! Morgan decided that it was time to speed up just a little bit.
Morgan kept up tossing the beebees at the two of them, or really in their vague directions since Morgan didn't actually want to hit them at this point. They weren't quite good enough right this second to actually try hitting them. However, they did not necessarily need to know that. They needed to feel like they were in danger but good at it to be able to pull through in the end. Morgan knew that the most important thing about molding a youngster is giving them adequate attention and telling them that they were good at things until they had the desire to really work out the kinks of their techniques. No difference between sentients and humanoids of course in that way of course.
"Good job you two, keep it up!" Morgan said, and of course Pao was pleased that she was doing well. She was one of those individuals that would try harder to get that positive reaction; good in some ways, it made for an easier taught child, but it made for an adult that searched for that positive reaction (needed it). Morgan knew what that was like. Ondori, on the other hand, was completely competitive, and was trying harder just because Pao was.
Morgan was glad that this was the last thing that they were going to do today. They had done so much work today that all three of them were tired, and Morgan knew that whenever the time came for them to leave, it was going to be absolutely exhausting to wrangle them up into the travel tank and get them home. Morgan had been working their hardest to get things done while they had chance to, and they may have crammed too much work in for one day honestly. However, Morgan could taste success whenever it began to crop up, and they knew that the pair would get this with just another hour's worth of work. So working it was! The sun was coming up pretty quickly now, and the pair were now daring each other to do better and better with the beebees. Soon, Morgan ramped up the speed that they were throwing the little beebees at again, even though they were doing the ramping up in the slowest increments that they could. They did not want to overwhelm the two as they trained, they were, after all, babies. Morgan just wanted them to be able to protect theirselves in the future if they had to.
This natural danger-dodging thing wasn't just about dodging stuff, it was all about anticipating movements, and Morgan had to keep an eye on the pair to see when they started anticipating movements. Whenever movements began to be anticipated and the dodging started before Morgan even threw the beebees, Morgan would know that it was when they would be done. Morgan couldn't wait until they started to do that, to be honest. Morgan wanted to go home and come back some other date to do the rest of their teaching. In fact, the rest of the lessons for childhood for tat-lungs could be done at a much later date and would be completed much more quickly than this one.
"Alright you two, we're gonna s-speed this one up!" Morgan called out, giving the two a second to rest before continuing tossing the beebees at them. They were a little quicker this time, even more sped up than last time, but they were still on one beebee at a time. Morgan usually moved on to throwing three at a time pretty quickly, but they didn't want to overtake the two babies. They were, after all, very young after all. Morgan didn't want to hurt them.
Pao would zig, and Ondori would zag. They were beginning to try to beat each other at dodging the beebees meant for the other ones. Morgan had been worried that they wouldn't take well to this more battle oriented lesson, but Morgan was seeing more and more that the youngsters really needed this, and even wanted to have more exciting work with their lessons. Now, Morgan was worried for a different reason. Recently, Morgan had found that Seimei had been... Fighting. For fun, on his free time. Morgan was NOT happy about that in the slightest, and was worried for him. That made Morgan worry; what if Pao and Ondori enjoyed such things? The thought of them going out and getting hurt under Morgan's nose worried Morgan to no end. Still, it was more important that they were able to protect theirselves than it was for Morgan to try to keep them out of trouble. Morgan just hoped that they would have less trouble with it in the future.
Lots and lots and lots of work. Morgan tossed more and more of the beebees, getting faster and faster. Not one of them hit their marks, and they were getting much better at it.
Morgan knew that it was time to push further on, and start switching to throwing two at a time. This was quite drawn out, Morgan didn't remember it taking so long to teach any of the other tat-lungs, but then again these two were still babies. This was the first time Morgan had tried to teach baby creatures the 'danger sensing thing' as Morgan called it. It was very much important for the creatures to be able to protect theirselves though, and Morgan wanted to see if they learned it just as well as babies. Morgan wanted to make sure that they could, at the very least, protect theirselves, and that was that.
"Great job you two, we're moving on to a few more this time!" Morgan said. They wanted to make sure that the youngsters knew what was coming specifically because they were younger. At that, Morgan began throwing two at once, and pandemonium occurred with the two trying to adapt to not being able to figure out where the second beebee was going to go, since they couldn't get a 'lead' on it. It was forcing them to have to actually dodge now, which was very good in the long run.
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