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Hikaru

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KatG6
01-13-2021, 05:30 PM

Hikaru was growing more comfortable with the terrain and landscape by the day. Mortis helped him get his baring's and the best start possible now it was up to him to make the best for himself. He decided to take Hana’s advice and bring himself to the fire that was supposed to draw the pack in with its warmth surely here he would find new faces that he could try and remember and start to form bonds within the pack. They were supposed to be a cohesive unit, and he couldn’t add to that if he didn’t attempt to integrate himself.

The medium built koi loped easily towards the ever burning bonfire, but it seemed like he’d chosen a poor day. The sky was mostly overcast, hinting at snow, and the air was frigid and cruel. Hikaru shivered once and hurried his was to the fire, sure to grab a couple more branches to feed it while he enjoyed the warmth.



Acciona

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Halloween 2020 - Haunted House
01-15-2021, 02:51 AM

Since returning to the Armada, Acciona had done little to acquaint herself with any of her packmates. Besides Sirius, it was unlikely that any of them had even remembered she was once part of the pack, as she’d been there for such a short time before being taken again. When she returned, she’d vowed to herself that she would try harder to be better and to show that she was worth letting back in the pack. It was much more difficult for her in practice than it had been when she came up with the idea on her way back. The strange events that had unfolded before her return had rattled her more than she initially realized, and it had driven her back into the shadows were she used to reside.

Isolation was not the way to get better, though. She knew that she had to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, no one was going to come calling and drag her out into the world. She had to be willing to make the first step, so she made her way to the bonfire. Others seemed to gather there, and while she usually only saw them from a distance, uneasy about the idea of going over when there was a crowd. Today there seemed to be only one figure there, one she didn’t even slightly recognize. Maybe they were new, and maybe they would be easier for her to try and talk to.

Slowly, she moved in, nodding to the man as she approached. "Hello. Do you mind if I sit?" She nodded to a spot within conversational distance. Socialization wasn’t something she was good at, but this was a start. Right?


"Speech."




Hikaru

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KatG6
01-15-2021, 11:48 AM

Hikaru was alone but not for very long, his steel gray eyes looked up to see the small woman as she approached quietly. The young koi couldn’t say he recognized her in the least, but then again he was quite new to the Armada himself. Hikaru managed to place his branches on the flame as she approached and greeted him politely. The young koi offered a smile and a polite nod in greeting as she asked to join him.

”Please do.” Hikaru returned with a welcoming gesture of his pale paw. ”I was told if I hung out here long enough that I’d start to meet more of the pack.” Which was obviously sound advice as she made her way here. ”You can call me Hikaru,” he told her politely as he settled himself close to the flame for warmth. ”I’ve only just joined,” he added on, trying to start the conversation.



Acciona

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Halloween 2020 - Haunted House
01-15-2021, 04:51 PM

She let out a small breath when he offered for her to sit, smiling as she got comfortable. It was cold out, but the warmth of the fire was nice and she was beginning to understand why so many tended to gather here. It was a shame she’d kept her distance for so long. "I’m Acciona, and just recently returning, It’s nice to meet you." She wasn’t sure what else to say. She felt self conscious about every word that came from her mouth, even though it all sounded perfectly normal to her. "Are you from Boreas originally?" It was the only thing she could think to ask. It was a good ‘getting to know you’ type of question, right?

"Speech."




Hikaru

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KatG6
01-15-2021, 06:20 PM

She seemed to relax a little once he invited her in, and Hikaru tried to be as welcoming as possible. That was weird to think about considering how short a time he’d been that he would feel that way. Hikaru gave a heavy sigh and leaned back onto the massive log behind him and Acciona gave her reply. It seemed like she didn’t have much more experience inside the Armada than he did, and was likely here for the same reason. A meet and greet, form bonds, or at least learn some names. She did a better job of really starting the conversation, and much like Mortis asked if he was from Boreas.

”No, a land rather far from here.” Sometimes he missed his first home, the place he was born and raised and planned to die in. ”I almost died in a blizzard when Mortis found me.” He assumed she knew who Mortis was, or at least recognized the name. By this point he wondered if the Armada had a habit of finding the misfits. ”What about you?”



Acciona

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Halloween 2020 - Haunted House
01-15-2021, 06:34 PM

She was glad to have run into someone new, someone who wasn’t already well established. It made it feel a little easier to talk to him, she didn’t feel quite as much like she needed to have everything together. There was nothing to suggest to her that others in the pack would be critical of her taking time to settle in, but she couldn’t help but feel anxious about it. Meeting new wolves always made her nervous, but it helped to know that the one she was meeting now might not be in such a different position than she was.

"I also come from a place quite far from here. Sirius found me a while back, he saved me, as well." It wasn’t a blizzard that had nearly done her in, but she was positive that death would have found her sooner rather than later if she hadn’t found a home in the Armada. "What was your last home like, if you don’t mind my asking?" She wasn’t sure what prompted the question, but she wondered what other places were like. The Armada was vastly different from anything she’d known before, and she wondered if this was what it was supposed to be like. She wondered what kinds of things drove other people away from their homes to seek a new start for themselves.


"Speech."




Hikaru

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KatG6
01-15-2021, 07:13 PM

Just trying to fit in was a good way to explain it, but thankfully Hikaru also had Mortis to lean on. There were few wolves he could truly consider his ally. He’d found wolves from his homeland, but Mortis made sure he had a home here. Hikaru was always described as soft around the edges, and that proved true now as it did then. Hika wasn’t sure if it was luck or fate that brought him to Mortis, but the Armada had a habit of saving everyone. The young koi gave her a quick glance, and with a feeling of camaraderie a bright grin. Not that being saved was something to brag about, but there was something about the Armada elite. They were tough on the outside but cared deeply on the inside. He warmed inwardly at how Mortis showed that quality outside as well, his heart was surely made of gold.

”Oh nothing like this.” He started instead of assuring her the question was welcome to be asked. ”The wolves were so different, the culture, the fighting styles, the land…” He went on and on, becoming a little wistful as he saw the cherry blossoms in his mind’s eye. Hika was somewhere far away very suddenly. ”Despite all the differences, I’ve never felt like I’ve belonged somewhere like I do this place.” Hika hummed slightly as he turned his attention to the fire. He poked at the logs a bit before leaning back. ”Was your home as different” Steel gray eyes looked back over at her light features as the fire came back to life.



Acciona

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Vasilia

Halloween 2020 - Haunted House
01-15-2021, 07:32 PM

She could see it in his eyes that memories of the place he came from didn’t bring back any negative feelings. It didn’t seem like he had fled from some terrible place, just a place he liked, but didn’t quite fit into. It made sense, in a way, but she struggled to wrap her head around the idea of leaving a place that was safe. The survivalist in her valued safety over everything, but she could remember a time when she was still a young child, before Kyros, when she was eager to see everything the world had to offer. It was easy for her to forget that her life had not always been shadows and fear, and that once upon a time she had been normal, and happy, and maybe even a bit mouthy.

"Very different. Before Sirius found me, I never knew that others could be so… kind. Where I came from, everyone looked out for themselves, and if you were the type that needed saving, there wasn’t much room for you." She used the word you in a general sense. It was clear that she was exactly that type, but she wasn’t trying to get overly personal. Delving into the dark details of her past didn’t seem like a great way to keep a friendly conversation going. "What was it like traveling here? Before you almost died in a blizzard, I mean." For her, her travels had been lonely and frightening, but she imagined that to some, such a journey might be an adventure. Exploring new places, unsure what you might find but eager to see what the next day might bring. She was asking a lot of questions, but there was a lot she didn’t know, and so far Hikrau seemed happy enough to answer them.


"Speech."




Hikaru

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KatG6
Yesterday, 12:19 PM

Hikaru did indeed miss his home, everything here was so foreign and different. He was even more convinced now more than ever that he had found where he belonged. He’d only been comfortable there because he was born there. Nippon was the only land he’d ever known. Being a shinobi was the only path he thought he could take. Here in the Armada everything was different. He could choose his path and better find his way. He felt at home and welcomed and like he’d found his place.

”I know how that feels.” He commented softly, knowing the situation she described. There weren’t many soft hearted wolves in the Iga clan, he was one of them and he had been cast out. Acciona continued, continuing on their little talk and asking him about his trip. ”Lots of snow and walking, honestly boring compared to how it felt.” Hika explained his trip. ”I was nervous about leaving, but I don’t think it was founded.” His ink stained tail wagged slightly at his hip. ”Mostly just uneasy about being in a new place, but then again if Mort hadn’t found me…” Maybe he’d have been a frozen koi.

”So, what do you do around here? Hunter, healer?” He couldn’t help but guess that from her smaller stature and timid nature she was no warrior. Then again he knew how many shinobi of smaller stature?