On Hind's Feet [Asa Joining | OPEN... conditionally] Jun 19, 2017 2:14:21 GMT -6
Post by Deleted on Jun 19, 2017 2:14:21 GMT -6
It was sunset when a small shape appeared on the borders of Nain, very near to the edge of the thick forest of Nabooru. A set of little black paws drew their owner slowly, shakily along; the frame they supported was thin and trembled feebly. A pair of pale green eyes stared listlessly ahead from a face worn with weariness.
Draven had not eaten in several days. He had never known hunger before, not like this. First there had been his--
He flinched from the memory.
There had always been a steady stream of milk at first; later, when he'd graduated to solid food, there'd always been a meal to satisfy him before the emptiness in his belly could turn into the gnawing ache it was now.
His legs shook again; he'd fallen down the last time he walked on shaky legs, so this time he laid down with a whimper and waited for the weakness to go away.
He was so hungry. He was so tired.
He'd hoped somebody would come after him - that maybe he'd just left too soon, and... and somebody would find him again and bring him home. He didn't feel like he was going very far; he couldn't be so far away even now that they couldn't find him. He hadn't really looked around much while he was going - he just picked a direction and ran until he was too tired to run, then walked until he was too tired for that.
No one had come looking for Draven. No one had howled for him. He thought for sure they'd at least be upset enough to howl, like he did the first night it became clear that he was alone. Didn't adult wolves howl, too?
Didn't anybody want him anymore?
He whimpered again and drew his forepaws over his face, shaking hard now as he began to cry. His sharp little yips carried on the wind, passing through and around the boughs of Nabooru. He was too tired to care if it was too much noise. Maybe something would hear him and come eat him. At least then he wouldn't be hungry, or tired, or alone anymore.
Tagged: @tiriel, @imani, @theron, @anyone who wants to pop another loner in to join Asa
Notes: Seriously though, don't pop into this thread unless you're Asa or want to join Asa. I'll feed everyone else to sharks. Swear on me mum.