ardent

Breathe Again [Amory/Tel]



Erani

Somnium

age
11 Years
gender
Female
gems
31
size
Large
build
-
posts
385
player
Briena
11-22-2021, 09:38 PM
Erani Adravendi

She didn’t know quite when things changed as she followed her descendant through the plains. She’d been mulling over the possible ways to stop this new malady when suddenly, she realized that she could feel the ground beneath her paws. Abruptly, Erani stopped, staring down at her feet, ears flicking forward.

A soft gasp of surprise touched her lips, right from the lungs. "Luneil’s light— Amorielle… I can feel the ground."

Was she really becoming more tangible? Or was she just… imagining it?

How far will this go? And why is this even happening?

She sensed that if she ran, though, she might lose this, and so, she moved to catch up with the girl, still processing the change. There was still a patient to examine, but that did bring to mind that she might not be safe from the plague if she kept… what did one even call this? Living again? Rebirthing? No... she wasn’t a pup again.

Were there any others like her? Was there any way to sense them?




Walk ---- "Speak" ---- "Labhair an Sean-Teanga." ---- "Hear" ---- Think




Amorielle

Valhalla
Spark

age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
83
size
Small
build
Light
posts
16
player
Dragon
11-24-2021, 06:47 PM
Amorielle Adravendi

She headed off in search of their patient. Tel, last she checked, had been infected. It was still strange to her to see her great-great-grandmother in such a form, but Amorielle had quickly accepted it and wasn't afraid of her presence. Why would she be? She felt nothing but a warm and kind presence from Erani, and while others might find this strange and unreal, Amory treated her like any living being. That is, until the Adravendi matriarch spoke. "Luneil’s light— Amorielle… I can feel the ground." Amory's ears perked and she turned to gaze curiously at Erani. "You can? That's a good thing, right? I don't know anything about the afterlife, but...this is the first I've heard or seen of this sort of thing happening..." She mused, though her tail wagged at her great-great-grandmother's report.

She glanced back to where they were going, noting they weren't far from the alcoves now. If she could feel the ground...maybe she could better help her with Tel, or at the very least help her to find a cure for the yearling. She continued to lead the way, and as she entered the den with caution, she warily looked around to make sure the infected were where they should be. She had no idea if any of this stuff could contaminate others, but she wanted to minimize that possibility as much as possible. "She's this way," She murmured as she passed the communal area and into a deeper tunnel that led to Tel's den. She found the girl lying there, though it seemed she had worsened considerably since her last visit. "Oh, Tel..." The girl was shaking, glowing purple ooze spilling from her eyes and nose, and even her mouth was slightly open as she struggled to breathe. Panicked and without thinking, Amory rushed to clear some of the ooze from Tel's mouth.

"Hold on, Tel! I'll help you," She said calmly despite the panic rising in her chest. As she put her paw into Tel's mouth to clear it out, Tel's jaws suddenly snapped down and Amory yelped in surprise and yanked her paw back. Her paw throbbed from the light punctures, though at least she had somewhat managed to clear a bit of the ooze from the glowing girls mouth. "It's worse than I thought..." She exclaimed as Tel suddenly began to mumble incoherently...

Walk ---- "Speak" ---- "Labhair an Sean-Teanga." ---- "Hear" ---- Think




Tel'Teukiira

Valhalla
Oath

Intermediate Fighter (55)

Advanced Intellectual (60)

age
1 Year
gender
Female
gems
164
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
37
player
Dragon
11-24-2021, 06:58 PM

She didn't know what was happening. Things had gotten considerably worse after hearing those voices over the Winter, and now? She'd been quarantined. She was alone in her den, occasional visits from Amory were the only company she had from time to time, but it did little to soothe her. She felt like her mind couldn't focus on reality, and instead, was stuck on the voices she kept hearing. They were unknown to her for the most part, but there was one that stuck out a little...still, she couldn't recall who they were or where she'd heard them...it was frustrating, to say the least, but she couldn't even focus on her frustration the last few days. She didn't feel the need to go out see anyone or do anything. All she wanted to do was curl up and be alone. The ooze that spilled from her made things even more difficult, matting the longer fur surrounding her face, and at some point during the night, she had found herself struggling to breathe.

Time seemed to drag on, but even she wasn't aware of what part of the day or night it was. Her g̷͑̂ľ̵̌o̵̺͂ẘ̶̀ was dim, but what did show still pulsed erratically, much like her heart. An ear flicked when she thought she heard Amory's familiar voice, though she struggled to figure out if it was real, or another voice in her head. Her chest rose and fell heavily as she tried to breathe past the glowing ooze in her mouth. Next thing she knew, something was reaching into her mouth and Tel instinctively snapped her jaws shut. She felt something between her teeth, though she didn't know what it was. When the pressure removed itself, however, she found it was just a little easier to breathe but her chest wheezed with the effort as she curled further in on herself and started to mumble words even she couldn't understand...

"Tel'Teukiira"