Ember made a nice warm cushion as she leaned back so she could work a little bit. The river rushed by at the two fish she had caught so far were drifting along, hooked onto her stringer which made her smile. At least she had caught some stuff so far, and if memory served her right, they would catch a nice price wherever she decided to trade them. She could trade them to the Trader for flowers or the Ssashirk for credits. Either way it was going to be pretty nice, and she chuckled to herself as she nuzzled up to her Draconic. At least things were going to go well for her once she got her pole re-strung, and she wondered what she was going to do whenever she caught enough fish. Were there enough fish? It really took her back, and she hoped that things would work out for her in the end.
She worked the line with Ember watching over her, curious as to how she did things like that with her fingers. Draconics didn't have opposable thumbs, but that didn't stop them from doing things they enjoyed. They just did them other ways, which the woman was quite fascinated about right now. She loved to know how different people and creatures did the same thing, and it all worked out in the end and all that. Jack grinned up at her Draconic and kissed her cheek before securing her line all the way and nodding at it. She grinned, at least that was done, and the discarded line went into the bucket with the can so nothing would get caught in it. She didn't want to be the reason someone else got mad and had to change their equipment, that would be the absolute worst at this point in the day and all that.
Ember stared at her a little as the woman pulled a piece of bait out of a box she had brought, a piece of fish, and attached it to the end of her line on the hook. At least she had some bait still and she was going to use it to its fullest extent. Jack chuckled a little and then tossed the line into the river, watching as it got swept down with the water a little. Hopefully she would be able to catch something, but if not that was alright, she knew she just wanted to have fun with her Ember, that was all that really mattered anymore right now. Jack leaned back against her Draconic again, standing instead of sitting this time, and kept an eye on her hook and bait. Hopefully it would work and she wouldn't have to deal with anything getting away from her, but that was fine.
Ember was waiting for her when she got back to the river after a few long days of rain. It was the wet season of course, which should mean she could find a lot more fish than before, but it was being cantankerous, which meant she really wasn't fishing up much of anything at the moment. Ah well, it all worked out eventually she figured, but that didn't mean she wasn't cranky about it. This time though, this time she would come home with a bunch of things in her bucket, and damned if she didn't try her best at the same time. Jack pushed her hair back, patted Ember on the forehead, and then headed down for the river to fish her heart out for awhile. It had been a long time since she had really fished, so she was looking forward to some time down in the river with her beloved Draconic.
Jack was sure they would find some good stuff for awhile, she was just hoping to fish up anything, even plants would be nice at this point she thought. Jack smiled to herself and then started to whistle, much to the surprise of Ember who was walking next to her. Ember couldn't make those kinds of sounds, which didn't surprise the woman at all, but it made her upset just a bit that she couldn't do it. The woman smiled at her and patted her on the side, she knew there were some things many people and beings couldn't do that others could, there was no need to feel bad about it she thought. Oh well, Ember would feel how she felt and there wasn't much she could do about it at the moment. Jack looked around and finally found the rock outcropping she had sat on the visit before, now as long as it didn't rain...
It did look like rain though, but she had decided to brave the elements either way. She had a plastic poncho for herself that would cover everything but her head, and she had an umbrella for that. Not that it was bad to get wet while fishing, but this was different. The two were folded up in her messenger bag for now, which Ember started to sniff at when she realized there was something new in there. Jack pushed her away with a look while Ember laughed at her, and then she just shook her head. She had forgotten she was working with a being who was as intelligent as she was and could actually understand and vocalize what was going on, she worked with unintelligent animals too often it seemed. That was alright though, there was no harm done and she hugged the Draconic to apologize for her behavior already.
Things would be off to a better start now that they had talked a little bit, and the woman put a little bit of bait on her hook and cast the line off into the distance in the river. There was a low rumbling of thunder off in the distance, and the woman sighed a little bit. She didn't know how much time she was going to have to fish, but it was either now or never she figured with a frown on her face. While she hadn't decided what she really wanted to fish up, that was fine as long as it was something. Ember laid down behind her again and she hoped she would catch an actual animal for a bit, though some of the smaller things were fun to catch too, and some were quite valuable it seemed! Jack grinned as she thought about it, wondering what she was going to do with everything she found.
She might be getting a little ahead of herself, or at least that's what Ember told her when they talked, but Jack just told her it was better to stay positive than anything else at the moment. If she believed she would catch a lot, it would be easier for her to catch a lot of things from the river. Even a plant was something at this point, considering the bad luck from her last trip. She thought of the can she had taken home and thrown away, some people had no decency when it came to things like that it seemed, and she was sad about it just a bit. Glancing around, the woman wondered why no one else ever really fished. There were remnants of people setting up and tearing down every now and then along the river, but nothing compared to the other places in the Labs. This was the Canyon though, maybe that was why...
It was nice to be out with Ember again, even though it was threatening to storm on them. Ember wasn't worried about herself, just for the woman at the moment, but Jack could take care of herself, she had plenty of things to keep her nice and dry, at least for awhile, and that was all that really mattered to her at the moment. She reeled in the line and rebaited before tossing it back into the river. She needed to play it a little every now and then to make sure the fish would see it. She was sure there was something about it at the moment, but that was alright. Part of her really wanted to put a lure on the line, and so the next time she was going to pull it in, she would go ahead and do that, just in case something wanted to bite this time it seemed.
Time went on, however, and nothing was biting, even though it was the wet season and a storm was coming. It was the perfect circumstances, however nothing was happening. As Jack got a little disheartened, Ember tried to cheer her up a little bit just in case, and wondered what was going to happen at the moment. The woman leaned back for a bit and then sighed a little as she pulled the line back in and put some more bait on it, she would put a lure on it pretty soon she figured. Jack looked around for a little while and then smiled up at the Draconic, she loved that being with all of her heart, and it only made sense for them to be together when they could. Jack was just so busy in the Labs she hardly had time for Ember, which was a real shame for everything and all that.
Jack almost fell asleep when a distant rumble of thunder brought her back to her senses. It wasn't good to fall asleep with a storm on the way, and she thought she saw little flashes of light in the clouds far off in the distance as well. She smiled a little, she loved storms, and it appeared that Ember felt the same way, staring at the distant lights in awe of it all. Ember was a little jealous she couldn't breathe fire or anything else, but the fact that it could happen around her made up for it in little ways at least. Jack chuckled and patted her forehead when she leaned down to her, and then she started to feel a slight tug on the pole. "I might have something..." she said cautiously as she jerked the pole to hook whatever it was and then slowly start to reel it in.
The line slowly came in, though Ember was excited to see what she had caught this time, and then it finally came to the surface and they could see what she had caught on her pole's line. A pink fish clung to a piece of algae it seemed, though it was a big piece of algae at the same time. The woman chuckled a little and reeled it in the rest of the way, plucking the fish off of the plant and sticking it onto her stringer she kept in the river. She then took the plant off of the hook and put it into the bucket of water she had brought with her, just in case she had found anything. Ah, that was off to a good start she figured with a little smile as she worked a lure onto her line. She didn't know what she would find, but she was determined to find something good.
With the thunder in the distance and the two things she had found already bobbing along, she cast the lured line into the water again and sat back down next to the Draconic. She was sure things would be fine from now on, she just had to catch something once for it to be a little bit better about everything. Sure she had her doubts sometimes, but that didn't matter at this point she thought with a little smile on her face. Ember was pleased already too, having helped the woman find the fish and the plant it seemed, though she wondered if she had really done anything to help or not. It made her a touch sad, but not too badly, and then she snapped out of it and watched again, wondering what they would find next on the pole's line. Ember really hoped the lure would bring something in, and she had a feeling it might.
Twilight-Claw: Lol, those puppies are comically cute in appearance! I feel like I might have seen them from somewhere else with their baby stage, but more because of their pudgy stage and short limbs. x3
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