The Silver Lining [Open] Oct 12, 2016 11:35:19 GMT -6
Post by Deleted on Oct 12, 2016 11:35:19 GMT -6
It had been a while since Jotun had been out to The Oriens. Since the conquest, in fact, and though he was certain things were going well, not having heard any complaints or issues brought to him or communicated to him by Valdís, it was time he check up on it himself. He had complete confidence in the ability of the warriors of Aesir to keep up the border patrols and scent markers, but it was his duty nonetheless. Besides, the swim was quite refreshing, even if a bit tiring. And tiring was sometimes a good thing. It often served to give his mind a rest while he was busy doing an activity that required no mental effort whatsoever. And it frequently happened that when Jotun continued to push himself at a steady pace that he eventually found a good rhythm and even breathing was no longer labored.
The Jarl stepped out of the water onto the bank, water streaming from his fur onto the ground beneath him, his paws feeling abnormally heavy as he lifted one after another. After he was no longer standing in the water, he gave his fur a good shake, sending water flying any which direction and then took a deep breath, breathing in the cool air of their now not quite as new land. He liked it here, and he was definitely happy for the extra space. It seemed many of their former members had found their way to the small island of Miera and even a few outsiders had joined since the terrible fire that had torn them apart. They were outgrowing the small island. Not to mention it would be a delight to have a meal that was not fish again. He’d become quite adept at fishing, but variety was good, and these lands were green and full of prey.
It felt odd to be leaving his family behind, though he knew he would not be apart from them for long. Both Miera and The Oriens were Aesir lands now, and it was to be expected that he would travel between them. Even more odd than that, however, was that he had a family. Jotun had never considered the possibility of having a family. It was not something he had much interest in or ever imagined as a future for himself. But now that he had one, it was not so bad. He was even getting used to the idea of having children. Granted, his “family” was unusual given that he and Valdís had parted ways after that night, but everything was still good between them. The awkwardness that had briefly existed had vanished again. And if Jotun were being honest with himself, Valdís was a good partner to have to raise a family with. There would never be more between them, but he was happy it was Dís.
Having just been thinking about the variety of prey here, Jotun realized he was quite hungry – not an usual feeling after a long swim, and so the dark male set off in search of a small kill that he could score quickly to settle his stomach. There was not likely to be much on the shore itself, so he turned inland to see what he could find there. Perhaps a rabbit would cross his path.
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