Sevyrn decided to chill out at the shorelone and play "let's catch the fish!" with Bez for a few minutes once again. This time he didn't need to watch to figure out what to do - he jumped straight to splashing about after the second time Sevyrn's hand dipped beneath the water. Only a few strikes after starting he panicked and yanked his paw out of the water, only reveal that a piece of seaweed had got caught around his paw. No amount of shaking was getting it off, so he started chewing at it desperately.
"It's okay, it's okay!" Sevyrn soothed, taking his paw from him gently. Bez trusted her enough to know that she was going to help him and he eased up just knowing that she was at work. Swiftly, Sevyrn was able to free his paw - and then it was like Bez had never been phased in the first place.
Bez was right back at splashing about in the shallows as soon as his foot was freed, enjoying himself rather harmlessly. He wanted to be just like his favorite human! Knowing that he was happily distracted and leaving the fishes alone, Sevyrn figured that she was safe to pull her fishing rod back out of the crevice she had stuck it in and get back to work. She only had one worm left, so she really hoped that she would ve able to make another catch with it. Once ready to go she was careful to aim away from anywhere that Bez could potentially get hurt, and after that it was back to the waiting game. Maybe it was a good thing that she was out of bait - her patience was starting to wear off. If she really wanted to stick around anyways, she could try putting that net of hers to use.
She fished... plant. Sevyrn wasn't very thrilled with that find - when she'd first felt the resistance on her line she had hoped for a fish, only to feel like the line had been caught on something when she tried to reel it in and couldn't. Fishing up some seaweed had to be better than a snapped line, at least? As long as she was able to keep it alive long enough to get it back home, she could probably even plant it in the pond along with the fish she found - Skye would love some more plants to play and hide in, more than likely, and finding things to enrich her environment and offer her some more stimulation was exactly the reason that Sevyrn was here in the first place.
She was out of bait, though... Maybe it was time for her and Bez to head home for a bit. She wouldn't be able to stop at the store tonight, but tomorrow she could try out that net she had.
She packed up all she had - even urged Bez to hop in to the back of her cart as well, give him a break from being on his feet as they headed back towards the house. He was reluctant so Sevyrn simply urged him to walk beside her, accepting his independence and need to check out everything along the way - he was a great little ghaenelt, but a very very curious one. The next time that she stopped by the bait store she was going to need a lot more than a few measly worms, especially if she didn't want to have to go back in a day like happened this time. Oh, well - this was baby's first fishing trip, and understandably she was still figuring out the ropes on how to do things most ideally. At least now she knew she was capable of fishing and it wouldn't be a waste of money to go all out on supplies.
Back home Sevyrn got to quick work getting everything in to her pond - and she didn't stop at the kennels to drop Bez off. Tonight he would be staying with her. Skye seemed rather amused and curious about the two new little fishie friends that joined her, and swam amongst the kelp fronds after Sevyrn embedded them in to the base of the pond. It was a job well done, and meant that it was time to head to bed!
As she'd promised herself, she returned the next day with the steel ghaenelt hot on her trail. Knowing that she had no bait leftover from the night before, this time she left her rod behind. What was the harm in trying out her net? Worst case it wouldn't work and she would spend a couple hours by (or in) the water before heading home and calling it a break until later.
The pair settled in along the shoreline, this time travelling the opposite way after the bridge than they had before. It pushed them in to calmer waters - closer to the docks rather than the canyon. The spot that Sevyrn ended up picking would hopefully be a good one - a few trees overhead to offer shade, a cool breeze basking through the crisp nearly-autumn air, and a gentle enough current that her and Bez would likely be fine if they'd managed to fall in. It hadn't been easy to get her cart here, uneven ground and all, but she was able to get there with the same supplies as yesterday - namely that fish tank, which Sevyrn filled pitcher by pitcher with river water until it was full and ready to temporarily home anything that she might find today. She had to get Bez settled back in before she could get going, too.
That boy was happy as soon as he had a water dish down and filled, and the freedom to roam. Sevyrn loved having a creature that she could trust the way that she did him - even if he did wander out of her sight, unless something bad happened he would be back. If something bad did happen... he was the only one of Sevyrn's creatures who was trained to fight, even if he had lost rather easily to a more trained creature during his last battle. Out of everyone, Sev probably had the most faith in Bez even though he wasn't the biggest nor the toughest.
He seemed happy to linger in the immediate area this time, though - and that was perfect. As much as she trusted him to explore, she was always less nervous with him in her sight. Ready to try out her net, Sevyrn grabbed it from the cart and started running it through the water.
Nothing - that was no surprise. It was highly unlikely that something was going to just swim right in to her net, and that was okay. Maybe they should just spend the rest of the day focusing on hanging out, and then come back after Sevyrn had some time to stop at the bait shop and pick up more supplies. Now that she had a better idea of what all it would take to actually catch something, she would know what to pick out... she really had just walked out with the bare necessities last time.
Sitting at the edge of the water, Sevyrn kept an eye on Bez. Standing just a few feet away from her, he seemed to be interested in the water. Maybe she should teach him how to swim? It would be an interesting way to spend the late summer evening at least. Getting his toes wet was the first step, and he was already at that point.
Splashing about pretending to "fish" meant that Bez was, at the bare minimum, used to getting his front paws in. The hard part would be urging him further in, but that just needed some time. Sevyrn sat down beside him to encourage him, giving him very gentle splashes to get him more acquainted with having water on his body. He didn't freak out about it very much - in fact he seemed to be rather interested in it. He chattered and screeched in enjoyment, even went right back to dipping his toes beneath the surface of the water in that mock 'fishing' attempt that they had been playing around with shortly before. He was a happy little thing, it seemed, so Sevyrn continued to playfully splash him just a little bit more. The ghaenelt did seem rather confused as to why she was doing this, though - he looked to her with a cocked head.
Figuring that perhaps it was time to get more that toes-deep in to the water, Sevyrn pulled her socks and shoes from her feet and then yanked the legs of her pants up enough that she would be able to wander in herself - the great thing about wearing baggy pants was that she was able to hike them up and fold them up so that they stayed where she wanted them to be and didn't get super wet. Once ready she stepped in to the shallows, only starting out ankle deep, and held a hand out towards the ghaenelt. He watched her in curiosity, head tilted as she called to him. While he was very content there on the shore, he didn't want to go in there!
After a bit of encouragement Bez hesistantly lifted a paw from the ground and placed it in to the water, dipping below the surface until it touched the bottom. He didn't seem to like it too much.
"It's okay, B," Sevyrn encouraged, leanining in to give the ghaenelt a gentle pat atop his head. The current was light but the water was cold despite the heat above - maybe he would just need a minute to acclimate. The ghaenelt didn't want to move, though - just stood there with one paw in the water, occasionally picking it up and putting it back down with a rather uncomfortable look on his face. It was enough to make Sevyrn feel guilty about daring to ask this of him!
Patience was all that she could really offer here, so with that in mind she encouraged but didn't push the ghaenelt to wander in before he was ready. Forcing him in to the water would be asking for him to panic, and she really did not want that to put him in that kind of spot... what if she ended up not able to help him if he got in trouble?
With time and patience, the ghaenelt warmed up to the idea of wandering in, and after many more hesitant touches of just one foot to the bottom of the river, Bez dared to venture forth towards where his girl seemed to want to be. Those first few steps were still hesitant and unsure, and he kicked out a back leg after it immersed in the river's water to shake it off. Unsure just why Sevyrn seemed to be so interested in getting him in to the water, Bez tilted his head towards the woman. What now? He seemed to be asking her, though he quickly became interested in what was going on beneath the surface and brought his head closer to the water, watching his own toes and the plant-life that he was stepping in to.
Baby steps - it had worked just like Sevyrn had hoped. With the ghaenelt growing comfortable in the shallows, they more than likely would be able to progress farther.
Was that rain? Oh great. It didn't seem that cloudy this morning, but the sky is full of dark clouds swollen with precipitation. Slowly the drops fall at first, but they quickly pick up speed. Before too long, it's a full on downpour, and there aren't many places to hide in the canyons.
If that wasn't bad enough, the ground around the river turns into a sludgy muck. It's hard to navigate, sucking at the feet of all those who try to step in it.
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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