With a LOT of grumbling, he eventually let up and walked away from bothering Kadin about treats. He was a full grown drake. He wasn't going to follow around some human like he was a hatchling! Instead, he started sniffing around to see if there was anything interesting to do down here. And he found... rocks. Lots and lots of rocks. How did blacks DO it? Were they simply allergic to doing anything fun, or did they actually enjoy being down here, communing with rocks all of the time? Cadmium looked at his surroundings, supremely unimpressed by his whole situation, and considered bothering the human some more. This time, so he would take him out of this place he did NOT want to be.
Perhaps another pet, one that could act as its body guard, carry gems, and then locate the human when it was done. But then it would need to be trained by the human and the human tended towards houluh and sarane. A houluh might work. Sarane were too... toothy. They might get ideas. But the houluh seemed stupid enough to do what they were told, as long as they were told to do it. But Kunzite couldn't train a houluh to do ANY of this.
A pitiful cry could be heard echoing in the mines. He wasn't sure where his mother was, and he was lost! The little whelp cried out again as he rounded the corner, stumbling over his feet as he ran full on into a strange Drake he had never seen before! Oh no!
Cadmium grumbled to himself as he wandered around, wondering where the entrance was so he could get out of here. Of course, instead of going anywhere near the entrace, he only seemed to be going further and further into the cavern they had been training in. The next thing he knew, there was something small crying at him and hitting him. The drake snarled at the small hatchling that found itself next to his leg, telling it off for running into him and being away from the hens where it clearly SHOULD be. Something about the commotion seemed to attract the human's attention and he quickly rushed over, shoving Cadmium's face away from the small hatchling and scooping it up into his arms without a second thought, as if it were one of his own. "Back OFF, Cadmium," Kadin scolded. "Can't you see it's lost? Here, go somewhere else."
He grabbed a piece of meat that he'd been using for training and flung it off into the cavern, causing the drake to chase after it. Then he grabbed a smaller piece, one of the smallest he had (he had NOT been planning on bringing a baby, the smallest one was still nearly too big for it) and offered it to the hatchling he was holding. All the while Kunzite watched on in disblief. MORE drakes??
The little baby squealed in surprise and bowled over, cowering in a corner until he was scooped up with a squeak, more surprise coming his way from this odd grouping. He stared at the man who held him, the one who had saved him from the big scary Drake, and cried pitifully. Would he help him? Then food was shoved at him and his growling stomach got the best of him. The little one nipped at it, attempting to tear off a chunk, but it was so little it couldn't do much. His mother usually helped him, but she hadn't been home in a long time!
Kadin watched the little hatchling try and bite apart the piece of food he'd given it without much success. It had a full set of teeth, he could see them, but it seemed like it was too small and the meat was too big for it to take a proper bite. With a sigh, he sat down against the stone wall and placed the hatchling in his lap. He carefully too the meat from the hatchling and tried to tear it up into smaller pieces to feel to the hatchling one by one. At some point, Cadmium came over to nose around and demand more treats, growling and grumpy because that food was for him! He was the big drake here, it was ALL for him! But Kadin just sent him off with another shove to the snout and by throwing another piece of meat off into the dark for him to fine. He didn't have any patience for macho bullshit when it was only a hatchling here in the mines. Maybe if its mom showed up he'd be happier for Cadmium's company, but she hadn't. "Do you have anywhere to go, little guys?"
Kunzite was about to merge with a fucking rock. MORE. DRAKES? REALLY?
He squealed again when the man sat down with him in his arms and started to tear apart the meat. When it was offered again, this time in bite sized pieces, the little hatchling snapped them up and gobbled them down with a sigh. His stomach slowly stopped growling as he ate, gnawing on the meat as hard as he could with his little teeth. It seemed to take forever, but the Drake was finally full and settled down in the man's lap with a contented sigh. The man was saying something, but he didn't understand, only whimpered in sadness.
Kadin kept feeding the hatchling until he seemed like he was full. These little guys at this age ate a LOT for their size and he didn't know when it had last eaten, so he wanted to make sure it had as much food as it needed. Once it seemed full, he wiped his hands off on his pants with a sigh. He was going to have to watch this entire outfit when he got home.
"I don't see or hear your mother down here. If you're all alone, I'll take you home." He decided. He frowned a bit as the hatchling whimpered and carefully started scratching the tender scales under its jaw where he knew his other hatchlings like to be scratched. "How does the sound? We have plenty of food and space. Maybe even some other sarane you might grow to like."
Cadmium seemed to have eventually learn his lesson. The human was brooding over that hatchling like a HEN, but there wasn't much he could do about it. He'd just be shoved away again! He lay down on the floor to point about it, his long neck and nose stretched out towards Kadin as if still seeking his attention. Where was HIS jaw rubs? He was going to eat that hatchling once it got older. Just you wait.
Kunzite, meanwhile, was trying to become one with the shadows to escape this reality.
Whimpering a little, the whelp leaned into the jaw rubs and looked up at Kadin with soulful eyes, where were they going? Where was mommy? His eyes rolled back for a moment as he closed his eyes and remembered the blood he'd come across.
Cadmium and Kadin both seemed equally shocked at what had just happened and neither one quite know how to proceed. But, of course, their shock both came in completely different flavors. Cadmium was still royally pissed off that Kadin had been paying so much attention to another drake. Kadin was still shocked that he'd just found a baby drake. Here, in the mines. Where he'd faced all sorts of other creatures in the past, but none of them had been so... helpless. Not even the drakes and hens he got from breeding his sarane currently had ever seemed so in need of someone to take care of them before.
Kunzite. Could not. Believe. This. Shit. This human was too much. Where could it go to trade it in and get a new one? Not only did he keep bringing different drakes and houluh and all manner of creatures into the mines just to interrupt its search for gems and other treasures, but now he was going around finding MORE drakes in the mines. It was one thing when it was familiars, that? Kunzite could understand. It was a familiar, they belonged in the mines! But more drakes? That was too much.
Kadin didn't quite know what to make of it, but he did know that he was going to try his best to give this little drake a good life. Even if it wasn't the same as how it would have lived here in the mines with its family, he'd still be able to introduce it to his own sarane and get it settled in with them. It was a good thing he had some lower tier drakes, too, so it might even be able to make some friends. It was getting to be a bit of a headache to keep all of the tier three seperated as it was.
Sure, it was a black drake. Sure, rumor was that black drakes lived in the mines. But they weren't KUNZITE. They weren't familiars. As far as it was concerned? They were utterly useless creatures and not worth the time and effort the human had just spent in convincing it that he wouldn't eat it. What could it even DO? Bite him a lot? Grow up to bite him even more? Kunzite sulked further into the shadows, not even in the mood to look for gems at this point. It just wanted all these damned sarane gone.
Probably predictably, Kadin had left the mines shortly after he was done with teaching Cadmium rend and now here he was, back again, with yet another drake and a disgruntled Kunzite. This time he was planning on teaching his drake some moves that were a bit more complicated than just rend. First, for example, he needed Lucio to know how to properly roar, just like how he’d recently taught a thundergug the same move. He also needed Lucio to be able to use his ability to breathe fire, for reasons. He figured that roaring would be entirely safe to teach in the mines, so breathe fire it was. Well. To be honest, that one was also not entirely safe in a place with limited ventilation.
Kunzite wasn’t its typical self when it entered the mines this time. It was like you could tell that it was disgruntled and that it didn’t want to be here as much as it usually did. It was still angry about Kadin finding that hatchling last time, probably, but once again! Kadin was spending time with his drakes and didn’t have the time to give Kunzite the proper attention in the mines that it really deserved.
But since they were going to stick to the outer parts of the mines, it should be fine. Now it was time to start teaching breathe fire. Kadin had taught this one before, but not with Lucio. Plus, the last time he’d taught it, he hadn’t had a ribbon of telepathy with the sarane he was teaching it to. So, in theory, this should be easier than when he’d done it last time with Chiara.
What he wanted to do now is get Lucio to learn how to breathe fire at a specific target. He started off by mapping out where there were different rocks and other targets Lucio could use that wouldn’t immediately be set on fire and burn down the mines all around them. He wanted them at a number of different distances.
Kunzite lurked in the corners, watching all that was happening with fathomless eyes. It was still angry at the human and the drakes in the mines. It still didn’t understand why the human seemed to keep insisting on bringing these creatures that only slowed down its searched for more crystals, more valuables. More things that one should actually go to the mines FOR. This was wrong.
They mostly ended up being rocks, since they were in the mines, but at least it would be good targets. Nonflammable and less likely to burn the entire place down around them. Alright. Now that the space was mapped out and Kadin knew what targets he was going to set Lucio on, it was time to start explaining to Lucio how to do this mentally. Kadin started off by trying to explain it to him through the ribbon of telepathy. He tried to explain that he needed to take the fire that he already knew how to create, the fire that was inside of him thanks to his injection, and let it out at one of the targets.
Perhaps the sarane themselves weren’t at fault for this, but Kunzite couldn’t help but resent them simply for existing and taking up this space. It didn’t want them to be around because if they weren’t, maybe it would be able to actually venture further and find all of the things it wanted to find. As it was? This was impossible. The human was too busy with all of the extras he always bought with him. It was so infuriating!
Lucio knew the basics of how to do an attack already. It came with those elemental injections the humans were so fond of giving his kind. So it wouldn’t be too hard to translate that over to actually attacking with something new. But at the same time, Kadin had never asked him to breathe fire before, so this might take a little while. He didn’t understand what strength of fire the human needed and he’d never promised properly aiming it before. Kadin started off with the closest rock target that he had chosen. He tried to explain to Lucio that he needed to look deep within himself and try to bring forth the fire that he already had inside of him. As he tried to explain this to Lucio, the drake kind of looked at him like he was a little bit crazy.
They couldn’t venture further into the mines because the human was too busy working with all of the creatures he decided to bring along with him. It was infuriating how that happened, every time. How Kunzite would come to the mines, thinking it could finally make some progress and get more treasure, only for the human to stop at random places and start TRAINING.
Silver: That's okay, things can change a bit. :3
Sept 27, 2021 5:42:43 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Since the Bellafaux are the dumbed down but bigger version of them. Love the fact that they got stats of their own now though! Finally they can be trained! <3
Sept 27, 2021 0:06:11 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Hmm, for some reason it doesn't feel as if the Bellaroxi has the right move set when looking at the old entry of them in text.
Sept 27, 2021 0:05:02 GMT -6
Renathan: -points at the sushi monster- Him go 3 Miles an Hour. Lookit him go.
Sept 26, 2021 21:31:10 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: That just means rl has caught up with you, it can happen. X3
Sept 23, 2021 10:10:22 GMT -6
Renathan: I'm gonna have to get caught up on all the updates, I've let myself fallen behind sooo badly.
Sept 22, 2021 4:47:08 GMT -6