Morgan knew what was coming before it happened, and reminded Waar not to attack the equillion. There was no point in doing it at all. "Waar, don't you dare!" And the command for 'no bites' and 'don't eat that' were given. Waar snapped his jaws shut, looking away from the equillion, heeding the call again. There we go, Morgan thought, he was no wonder acting like he had been, which was quite good. Morgan ran Waar through his commands for a moment, the ones he already knew, and he was reacting just like normal, despite the 'scary' equillion being there. "Good boyo, Waar." Morgan said, quietly. He was given a bit of jerky each time he performed them properly, and finally Morgan was convinced that he was fine, and would be fine in the future. The man with the equillion was paid, and Morgan was pleased with the outcome.
After the man with the equillion was gone, Morgan turned around to Waar again, gently patting him with the acid-resistance gloves. "Alrighty boyo, you did good. Thanks for not eating the other critter." Positive reinforcement, right? Waar didn't seem to excited about it, though Morgan could tell that he heard them and perhaps even understood the tone, definitely not the words though. There were still at least two things that Morgan wanted to work on today, especially since they had made good enough time so far that they didn't really have to worry about time too much. Still a couple of hours left at least. These two were of course the 'noises'; the loud noises that Morgan was sure that the drake could make that would give them an edge against most creatures. Morgan wanted to train him to make as many loud noises as possible. The first they knew he could make was a roar, of course.
"Alrighty Waar, we're going to work on a couple more things today, maybe another too? Depends on how quick you pick stuff up." Morgan said, catching Waar's eye was they did so. What kind of command to give for this one? Probably a whistled command, Morgan decided. They tilted their head down and picked the whistle up from around their neck in their teeth, making sure to get it situated right for it. Waar knew what it meant whenever Morgan picked up the whistle, and steadied himself. Now... How to get him to roar? Morgan chuckled at how dumb that was, and then took their acid gloves off, putting on rubber gloves instead, and then took the whistle from their mouth. Then, Morgan cleared their throat, and looked directly at Waar, before making a HUGE growling-roar, at least for a human. Waar took a step back, tilted his head, and glared at Morgan.
Morgan glared right back, and then put the whistle in their mouth, choosing a loud long blare of a whistle for this particular noise command. Waar's ears immediately perked up at that; he knew what whistles meant! Training, that's what this was. He then tilted his head the other way, inquiring. Morgan caught this, slowly beginning to figure out that he was asking something when he did that; asking 'what' basically. Morgan's brow furrowed; when had they started noticing these little things that he did? Morgan made the whistle for roar again, and then roared theirself. At that, Waar decided to try something; he filled up his chest and then roared himself; surprisingly loud, as if he was trying to beat Morgan. Aha, he'd done well! Morgan grabbed a piece of jerky and tossed it to him, happily. "Good boyo Waar, let's keep going on with that one." Waar seemed to realize that he'd done something right, there.
Now it was all work from here, it would seem. Morgan would perform the whistle and Waar would inahle as much air as he could and Roar absolutely loudly. It was not too surprising, when Morgan really thought about it, since the drake was from battle stock. He was born to roar. "Good boyo, Waar!" Morgan called out, dropping the whistle to their neck. Then a piece of jerky was produced for the big drake, and Morgan grinned. "Such a good job. Alright, again!" Morgan said, picking up the whistle and giving the command again. He seemed to be doing very well; he drew back and produced the loudest roar yet; he looked like he felt quite proud actually! Morgan smiled softly at that. They were definitely thought-stopping, loud roars. Morgan gave him another piece of jerky, looking pretty proud their self, and then gave the command yet again.
The repetition was always the most annoying part of this, as far as Morgan was concerned, but this had to be done no matter what Morgan really wanted. One could not rush perfection, after all. Once the command was given, the drake belted out a loud roar; this one was definitely battle-ready. Morgan just about hopped, it was so dang loud. Morgan immediately threw him a treat, and fought the urge to hug his neck. Couldn't be doing that, no matter how proud; seeing as he was acid covered. Avoiding that, Morgan gave the command again. Then the roar was given again, and a treat was given to the creature. This happened again and again and again, over and over it occurred just like that. Morgan continued until Waar seemed like he had gotten it, and then Morgan ran him through his other commands before running him through the roar yet again. He seemed to have gotten it well enough!
There was at least one other thing that they had to do today, so Morgan decided to move away from the roar command. Morgan had other things that they needed to train, not just Waar (for one, Domino was really needing some work) but he needed to get as much done as quickly as possible. "Alrighty Waar, good job. We need to move on to... Well, I think it will be the last thing today." Waar looked more than a little frustrated with Morgan, suddenly. Morgan wasn't sure if it had to do with the way the tone was perceived, or if he was starting to get bits and bobs. They'd been together for a long while, anyway. The next thing was going to be another of those noises that they wanted to train, the loud ones. This one was the second of three that Morgan had heard sarane could make; a screech.
Now the screech would probably be kind of difficult to get across to Waar, in all honesty. Morgan could definitely see him having a bit of a hard time with it if they weren't careful. Now how to get him to do it? Morgan was sure that the exact same approach would work eventually, even if it took them a bit longer to do it in. "Alright Waar, we aren't doing the thing from earlier." Morgan said, knowing that he probably didn't understand it but hoping that he got the gist of the tone of their voice. Morgan held the whistle in one hand, and then drew a breath with the other. Morgan made a god-awful horrible noise, not quite an animal-screech but a horrible human screech. Waar just... Stared. Not knowing what the heck was going on, but then Morgan chose a whistle for it; a more subtle but still long whistle.
Now Waar understood that he was supposed to do... Well, something anyway. Morgan quietly looked at Waar as he tried to figure out it out, tilting his head one way and then the other way quietly. Morgan made the screechy-not-quite-screech again, and then whistled the same whistle again. Waar tried to roar again, but Morgan cut him off, shaking their head. Not the roar, no. Morgan waited for a moment, and then made the screech again, and whistled again. Waar this time looked super mad and frustrated, finally pulling back and throwing his head up, making the most god-awful bone-grinding sound possible in his throat, forcing air through as he did so, making a ear-hurting shriek. Morgan fought the urge to put their hands on their ears, and instead winced and gave him a piece of jerky when he was done. "Good boyo, Waar!" Morgan got out, after a moment's hesitation.
Morgan was very sure that they were gonna be good from here on out. Waar pretty much had gotten quite well in the past directly after they finally got one right. Waar knew enough to listen to a command carefully, and perform whatever was required of him. Once he figured out what was wanted from him, he typically accepted it and then went on with it. Morgan always wanted to make sure that their critters got it by repeating it, and right now was no different. After treating the sarane, Morgan made sure to give the whistled command again, hoping that he remembered properly so that it would work out just fine. Thankfully, Waar was not an idiot, he pulled back and made the screech noise again as well. Morgan was pleased with it, even if their head hurt a little. "Good boyo, Waar!" Morgan said, and then they tossed a jerky piece at him again.
Time for repetition again! Morgan knew that he would get it now, for sure, and it was just a matter on working on it. Morgan continued to work with Waar; giving the command and then whenever he made the horrible noise like other sarane had done before from what Morgan had been told, Morgan gave him another piece of jerky. This was performed again, and again, and again, with the sarane being given a treat after each time that he repeated it. Not long later, Morgan continued with his other commands, practicing everything they had done before to make sure that everything stuck, and then slowly Morgan intermixed the 'screech' command in as well. Waar was performing excellently, each time he did as he was told and then treated. After a long while of repeating everything, Morgan decided that he had gotten it quite well, and then decided that they would head on home.
Morgan had gotten done working with Shigeru and Ryuusei earlier on during the morning, and now it was about noon. Morgan had been doing a lot of work today; and knew that they had to do even more work later on, but it was super important to give Waar a refresher course on the whole 'fixing broken bones' thing. Not that Morgan knew what to call it, they just had seen him do it often enough. For some reason, Waar hadn't remembered how to perform this move after doing a lot of work on it last time, so they were going to have to work on it again. Morgan already felt pretty sick, knowing that they were going to have to break his leg again, and again, and again, as they had last time. Morgan asked Waar to lay down on the ground in the training ground, and heard his acid sizzle a tad.
Morgan had wished that training was not such a horrendous repetitious monster of a thing, especially on things like this where it required literally maiming a creature to get it to be trained, but nothing could help that. Morgan sighed, boot their rubber-soled boot on the back leg of the creature again, and refused to look into his green eyes as they broke the bone, pressing down with all of their might and as speedily as possible. Then, Morgan was going to use the command that they had chosen last time; and they brought their whistle to their lips to do so. Waar looked at Morgan confusedly, frustrated that his leg was now broken, and looked at it incredulously. "Come on you big brute, I trained you last time." Perhaps Morgan was taking it out on him now, and it wasn't quite fair at all. Finally, after a moment, Waar shifted his bones back into place, looking annoyed.
Morgan was annoyed, sure, that he wasn't remembering things they had already went over. Hopefully this would make the creature remember. "Good boyo, geeze, you've got to remember stuff better boyo, I can't stand doing this to you." Morgan quietly tossed him a meat treat, and then cursed theirself. They were going to have to do this disgusting crap again. Morgan hated theirself for this. "Alright, here we go again..." Morgan mumbled, before immediately cracking his bone again. Luckily, Waar was more annoyed than hurt, and affixed Morgan with another glare. Morgan gave the command, and this time it seemed that Waar remembered the training they had done days ago, much better this time. He fixed the bone, and then was given a treat. Wash rinse repeat, they'd do this forever and ever again if they had to. Morgan broke the bone again, feeling disgusting about the whole ordeal.
This was the only way that this could be trained, but Morgan still hated the crap. Morgan put the whistle to their lips and gave the command again, and this time Waar quickly shifted his bones back into place much quicker. "Good job, Boyo. Geeze, I am so sorry." Morgan hated this, hated it, couldn't stand it. They gave him a piece of meat, and then walked off, telling him to stay there. Morgan hid behind a nearby tree, and had a good cry, absolutely devastated. They'd tried to do it as little as possible last time to get him to learn it, but it hadn't worked, and now they were forced to have to keep abusing their animal to do this, and hadn't Waar already been through enough?! Morgan couldn't stand it, but it had to be done. Afterwards, they walked back up to him, and had to force theirself to keep from hugging his caustic neck.
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