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« Reply #100 on: August 30, 2004, 09:02:55 AM »
Amas scanned the edges f the forest, he picked up faint heat treaces every where, one bloomed and appeared to be the she-fox.  Now what the hell was she doing? He thought.  Amos changed the visor over to a light gathering mode that afforded him vision almost as good as day.  Everything was cast in strange hues of greens with no shadows but it was effective because he spotted it.  A huge wolf surronded by other wolfs in more or less forms of deomposition.  In asecond his hand was on the BFG, he aimed and pulled the trigger at the first wolf to cross into the clearing.  

It might have been like a lighting bolt appearing out of nowhere the chamelon effect at night was nearly impossible to see.

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« Reply #101 on: August 30, 2004, 03:37:55 PM »
Callista slowly opened one eye and looked up at the starry sky above her, she turned her head slightly, to see the bounty hunter, what had he seen? she tried to pull herself up carefully managing to learn on her elbows, the she-fox had dissappered probely into the forest but fox was still there, she sat up a bit more blinking as her focus came into clear view "whats going on?" she asked quietly, trying to keep her balance and falling back down to her elbows,
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« Reply #102 on: August 30, 2004, 05:56:56 PM »
"Your friend is back, and he had alot more friends this time."

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« Reply #103 on: August 30, 2004, 08:10:12 PM »
Fletch was only a mere sprint from their camp when she smelt the presence of others. She hid herself beneath a gorse bush, ignoring it's sharp probing fingers and she crawled underneath it. Her scuffles were well worth while however as she saw the wolves stop but a stones throw from her bush. She closed her mouth tightly to stop from mkaing any large sounds and breathed through her noes, delicate nostrils flaring at both their scent and her own indescribable fear.

Suddenly a bolt of immense brightness and sound penetrated the consuming shadows causing confusion among the wolf and his undead bretheren. Using the chance to escape she slipped out from under the bush and fairly flew back to the camp, eternally grateful to Amas as undoubtedly she would have died had the wolves spotted her.
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« Reply #104 on: August 30, 2004, 10:30:59 PM »
Asheel had not rested very long before a bolt of lightning shot out and hit a wolf next to him. The wolf was thrown back by the blast right into a tree. Aside from the burned off skin from the face of the creature, it was fine. It stood again on two feet.

Asheel sent the wolves on attack. They did not attack on sight, but on smell. Asheel himself did not see the bounty hunter either, but he could see the soul of the bounty hunter. He saw him clear as day, although he did not see Amas with his eyes, it was some other ssense that detected him. It was something indescribable in comparison to his other senses. In the same way that sound is unrelatable to sight, and sight is completely unrelatable to smell, Asheels ability to detect souls was completely unrelatable to any other sense in his body. But his artifacts gave him this extra sense, and it was extremely useful. Asheel himself leapt into attack. He went around the side of the bounty hunter, dodging between trees and brush so as not to be shot. Of all the wolves, he was the only one with a heat signature. Then he pulled out his morningstar and swung it with all his strength at te bounty hunter.

Even if his attack failed, his wolf-man form would allow him to back it up with claws and teeth. The form needed to be taken advantage of. It would be gone in as little as six hours. The metamorphasis would be complete by then and he would be completely human again.

The wolves leapt at the bounty hunter only seconds before Asheel swung his morningstar. The wolves should be able to knock Amas off balance enough for the morningstar to do its damage.

Primal fury engulfed him as he and his wolves tore into the bounty hunter.

Meanwhile, Yama and Thanatos were also closing in. They still had some time to go, but they were running full speed, and they were not slow...

OOC: Um, just in case you were thinking of the wolves as these empty carcasses that were halve gone with skin rotting of their bones, the wolves had exactly five minutes to decompose, plus the time it took them to travel to where the party is. Aside from the various gashes and wounds they sustained when dying, as well as the fact that one of them has had a large portion of skinburned off by Amas's gun, they look and smell exactly like regular wolves.
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« Reply #105 on: August 30, 2004, 10:55:21 PM »
Amas saw them coming long before anyone else as bright as they came running head while the half and half of the other went to his side.  It was an effective yet primitive tactic, Amas fired one last spread shot from the BFG which burned up the air around him making killing all the different microscopic cells and particles that floated around including the ones that indicated smell.  It was a impossibly short amount of time but it made him invisible to the wolves sense of smell for just a second or two.  Enough time to parry the mornning star with his vibroblade.  


Then with a gigantic roar that defeaned hearing and stunned those unfamialiar with the noise the ship appeared over head.  It was huge compared to anything on the field.  Using a blink-eye manipulator built into the visor of his helmet he activated the ships defenses.  Anything with a heat less than 98.6 degrees heat source was targeted by the four undercarriage turrents that foled out.  Each blistered a heavy repeating laser intended for use against armored infantry it ate into the formation of wolves and hailed death on the dead.  

"Everyone to human form of whatever you are now and get on the ship!!!"  Amas took a couple of steps backward then propelled forward with a series of blistering slashing and stabbing strikes.  The blade cut metal like a table knife into butter.

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« Reply #106 on: August 31, 2004, 05:22:30 AM »
Callista stunned, but now able to move got to her feet and slowly walked towards the air-ship, she had felt the presence of something, something big but at that percious moment she didn't know what, she breathed heavily as she stumbled up into the ship holding her side once again "remind me never to do that again" she said quietly to herself
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« Reply #107 on: August 31, 2004, 05:33:15 AM »
Fox felt himself slipping into a primal terror as fire and lightning filled the air, wolves howling and the sudden acrid smell of burnt flesh. The air sizzled with the metallic odor of the weapon the bounty hunter discharged, but the horrid smell of the wolves was obliterated.

The smell was indeed horrible. The normal smell of wolf was gone, masked by the coppery tang of blood, and the sharper smell of urine and feces. In the moment of death, most living things lost bodily control, a last disgrace before dying. Fox quailed as the air itself thrummed and something beyond comprehension floated down out of the sky, blistering the ground with fire.

The command from the bounty hunter anchored him in the now, he complied with the command, assuming the human form, feeling the frenzy fear burning just out of sight. The fear that rode in a wave before a forest fire...


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« Reply #108 on: August 31, 2004, 08:32:20 AM »
The guns on the ship fired wildly at everything that did not have a temperature of a human or greater (i am assuming you mean moving targets or else the ground and sky are also subject). The guns blasted six trees to smoldering ash before a single shot fired at a wolf. The wolf now layed on the ground, riddled with holes from the weapon (i am assuming it is a rapid fire weapon and not a charge cannon). Another wolf was also dessimated by the ships guns.

As soon as Amas swung, the morningstar broke, sending the spiked head flying at Amas anyway. Asheel quickly threw the weapon and using his wolf-man form pounced upon the bounty hunter, of which two wolves had gotten hold. Despite the assault, Amas managed to stand firm, and Asheel was in shock and pain as his chest was sliced open from the bounty hunters sword. His leaping body did not stop its movement however as he came crashing down upon the bounty hunter, the blade decapitating him as he did.

Suddenly he was next to Yama and Thanatos, who had just reached the outside of the groups position. He was in a new wolf body, the one he had set the spirit link to. Since the spirit link took place instantly, there was no loss of control, or disintegration of his wolves, nor did Yama and Thanatos dissapate.

But then they stopped. All three did. Asheel realized that that bounty hunter had just slashed through pure plate-mail. Had Asheel been a little closer, the wound across his chest would have literally cut him in half, going diagonally across his chest. His armor did not protect him from the blow.

Asheel was still hot, but not so much that he did not recognize supermortal endangerment, the endangerment of his rebirth. He would have to let this alien go. It was not worth the risk. The others could never have defeated him, but this alien had the potential power to.

Better to live till another day. Besides, he could still set the unflooded portion of the woods on fire. That would at least be some consolation...
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« Reply #109 on: August 31, 2004, 09:02:32 AM »
Amas was battered down but managed the strikes that fell the creatures around him, he got up quickly and ran up the ramp of the ship.  Doing a quick head count he took a guard position as the bottom of the ship's ramp watching the foes retreat but waiting for Fletch too.

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« Reply #110 on: September 01, 2004, 08:40:25 AM »
Fletch had transformed on Amas's commnad but had tripped in her haste over a fallen log. She picked herself up quickly however and hurried after the others and was not long behind them. Her feet hit the ramp with small steps and soon she was safely ihdden within it's metallic walls. She looked about her curiously her eyes wide and truthfully firghtened. She looked at Callista and Fox who also seemed to look around in wonder, but Amas was busy standing at the door of the ship.

Fletch stood idly in one corner close to her friends, trying to cover what was humanly possible with her hands. She herself was not so much embarassed by her nakedness, as to her it was a part of life. But other humans she noticed found it strange and offensive. She realised with a strangled cry that Bram had not made it to the ship. he was most likely dead and soon small tears traced their way down her soot dirtied face, leaving small clear rivers down her cheeks. She looked at Fox and wondered what he had left behind, what had been lost, and Callista and the injuries she had sustained. It would be too dangerous to return for a long time.

Fletch rubbed at her eyes wearily and looked to the others, trying to smile though it was weak and forced. At least they were safe now. She spoke to Fox for hte first time in human form since they're first meeting, "You wish to learn Fox" she stated simply looking at him her head slightly to one side and her eyes honest.
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« Reply #111 on: September 01, 2004, 01:20:10 PM »
Asheel watched as all of them ran inside the stomach of that strange bird that flew with no wings. This Amas was strange indeed to travel inside the stomach of a wingless bird, with a carapace (or possibly just a carapace armor) of a Giant Fire-beetle, and carrying such powerful magical devices and weapons. Such weapons could make Asheel unstoppable, but there was truly no way of safely destroying this character without magically binding him. It could be done, certainly, it would be an easy feat for somebody as skilled in Necromancy as Asheel, but it would take time to fully control this person, and time where no others would interrupt, something that he could not do at the moment. If he ever fought this character again, he would have to kill the ones around him first before he could take the humanoid.

He thought this as he slowly walked into the blasted out clearing created by the ships guns (and all three have normal body temperatures). He, Thanatos, and Yama could be seen in the moonlight as they walked out it the clearing with a calm pace, neither threateningly, nor unthreateningly and stopped, looking at all inside the ship. They simply sttod there standing side by side in the eerie light of the moon watching, and nothing more.
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« Reply #112 on: September 01, 2004, 05:26:31 PM »
Amas had a faint recalling of another but with the three humanoids standing there, luckily they didn't know his ship defenses were set to target only non humanoid thermals, he grabbed a switch just inside the the hatch and pulled it down, the yawning ramp closed up tight. Amas let out a small sigh of relief, he pulled off the chamelon effect suit and headed to where the others stood.  He didn't keep alot of spare clothes but he did have were in an old crate in the back corner.  

With a little grunt of exertion he pulled the crate over tapped in a combitnation on the keypad.  The crate had various clothes for disguises he had used on many other bounties a large array of things.  He didn't really have any women's clothes but all of them could work either way.  "Here our some clothes once you get changed take Callista into the room on your first left to the bow of the ship it had me- healing supplies.  Do what you can to bandage her up don't give her any drugs.  Make sure she's secure in the bed then grab a seat some where and star youself, we'll be blasting out of here shortly."

He noticed the tears in the Fletch's eyes, he stood there a moment, "We'll coem back for him."

Amas shook the awkward feeling that came over him and headed to the front of the ship. He squeezed into the cramped pilot's compartment and started up the ship, the three folks were still standing there gazing at his ship.  He smirked a little and waved a two finger salute.  He flicked a series of switches across the board the ship's fusion engine shuttered to life.  It sent a series of tremors through the ships.  He flipped the auto defenses to off and the guns folded back into their ports.  He flicked another switch on and a reassuring blue shimmer hugged the ship like a second skin.

Amas dialed up the anti-grav generator and the ship slowly lifted three meters off the ground.  He hesistated before throttling up the main drivers, he looked over his shoulder and called back, "Make sure your all strapped in it's about ti get a little turbulent up here."

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« Reply #113 on: September 01, 2004, 10:29:45 PM »
Fletch nodded at Amas but knew even if they did there was a small chance he would still be alive. She looked inside the crate. The clothes were of a strange make. They were neturally coloured and soon she had varying outfits for the three of them. She touched the small pouch that hung from her neck with a thin leather cord tentatively as if checking if it still remaines.

Then she began to dress. The shirt was of linen and a light yellow colour, possibly just th enatural colour fo the fabirc she surmised. She belted it tightly at her waist with thin length fo fabris that could have been a veil fo some sort. Even at this point it still billowed out. Then she grabbed a pair of pants, she had never worn men's clothes in her life but she put them on graciously having to undo the sash and then retie it about he rmiddle to keep up the pants. She had obliging rolled up the bottom of the pants so they would not drag on the floor. She was tall but apparantly not so tall as whoever these belonged to, most probably Amas she surmised.

The clothes she had found were similar to what would have been worn on her home planet although for men not women. She was surprised at the other clothes he had, for some were completely alien in nature and garishly coloured. She had been admiring one peice of clothing with a bright emerald border around the neckline but  was jerked suddenly as the ship gave a tremor. She took a step back to correct her balance and hoped it was not a sign that whatever they were in was going to cause damage to them.

Even in her mismatched clothes that were far too large there was something about her eyes and demeanour that radiated some kind of magic or knowledge. She walked over to the door that Amas had indicated held healing items. To her surprise th edoor opened itself when she appraoched with a small satisfying hiss of hydrolics. She looked at it speculativelty but coninued and was even more surprised to see the various instruments that the room contained. There were steely grey cabinets filled with tiny bottles and these cabinets had beautiful glass fronts, not the clumsy dimpled surfaces of the glass she had ever seen at home. Pulling open a drawer she found some cloth and knew they were for bandages but then she surveyed the room looking for something else, something that would help clean the wounds on Callista's legs and side.

She turned around in defeat carrying only the cloth before walking over to Amas, "Amas...your infirmary is very full, and I am sure all of the items are useful...but I am unfamiliar with the instruments and the potions in your bottles...which should I use to cleanse Callista's wounds?". She hoped she was not disturbing him as she suiddenly clenched the back of his chair tightly as the ship gave another jerk.
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« Reply #114 on: September 01, 2004, 11:34:43 PM »
Amas bit back a curse and nodded.  He set the ship on auto pilot it could rise up to 50 meters before the main drivers were needed for more lift he set the auto pilot to hover at 25 meters.  Shifting out of the tiny cockpit he lead the way back to the corridor.  He felt a little more awkward in the skin tight cooling suit rather than normal clothes.

In the medical room he picked out three devices, he still refused to use drugs on an alien physiology the reactions could go pretty bad, not too mention if they got into the buffs.  He set the three devices on a tray and made sure the drug cabinet was locked.  

"Ok listen carefuly because I'm only gonna say this once." He held up a pen like device, "This is a cauterizer, pressing this button hear will emit a tight focus laser that will close a wound." He paused and let that sink in, then picked a small device that fit in the palm of his hand bottom had a blue emitter. "This is a epidermal regenerator, it will accelerate the rate at which skin heals itself."  He set that one down and picked up the last one it was a small container he opened it and brought out a bad lined with a series of small devices and had a zipper on it.  "This is a stasis bag if she goes into shock or somethings wrong that you can't figure out throw her in here and zip the bag up.  It will hold her in a state of suspended animation untill we can get her to a proper hospital, umm suspended animation is like being frozen she'll appear almost dead her matabolism has just been slown way down along with the rest of functions.  Umm I don't know how to explain it anymore just if anything goes wrong through her in here and it will keep her alive till we can get whereever."


Amas paused then left the medical bay went back into the cockpit, "Hurry up the main drivers are prepped you better get changed and strapped down in there, give me a shout when your ready."

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« Reply #115 on: September 02, 2004, 02:00:34 AM »
The strange flying metal cage was deeply disturbing to Fox. There was nowhere to hide, no safe places, it was a place of the two-legs. But then again, he had been saved by one of the two legs. The anxiety became overwhelming and he reverted to the vulpine form he was more comfortable with. The smell of the place assaulted him, but he felt much more steady on four feet instead of two. The cave made half a dozen noises, a faint ringing, several different vibrations, and had a very slight sway. As well it should, being a flying metal cave.

There was a plethora of smells as well. The most powerful smell was that of the bounty hunter. There was also a good variety of more caustic and organic smells, some came from doorways, others gathered in the corners. There was a grate that produced cold air that had only a slightly metallic odor. That was more comforting. There was clean air entering the cave.

Satisfied with smelling out the confines of the cave he could reach, Fox settled into one of the seats, sniffing a few times before laying down.


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« Reply #116 on: September 02, 2004, 09:49:04 AM »
Callista gasped as pain once again shot through her leg and side, she let out a small yelp which told anyone who was around she was in pain, she clenched her side blood still pouring, it wasn't normal for blood to keep coming, something was wrong and she could feel it, she closed her eye's slowly, she felt so weak as if something was inside her draining the power away "ok i could really do with some HELP" she screamed as pain really did shot right through her causing her to topple over onto her stomach and writhe in pain, she moved trying to sit back up but the pain it was agony, she just led there sweat pouring down her face, she was fading fast she watched everyone move around sorting things out, her eye's now blurry and stinging, suddenly everything went black, and it felt like Callista was falling down a mountain side, and falling fast, if she hit the floor now she would break every bone in her body.

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« Reply #117 on: September 02, 2004, 06:41:37 PM »
Amas heard Callista scream and rushed back into time to snatch her arm and keep her steady, "d**n't, I always have to do things myself."  Amas helped her limb over to the bed in the medical room and leaid her down on it.  He grabbed some alcohol and poured it over the wound then took a swig himself, ugg.  


Amas grabbed the cauterizer and burned the wound closed, he slapped the epidermal regerator to Fetch, "press this button and hold it over her wound!"


Amas got back into the cockpit, he dialed up the inertia compensaot for the rear and dialed it lower in the cockpit.  Then he threw the throttle forward, his back pressed into the seat and the ship lurched forward at astonishing speed and in seconds was in hte atmosphere.  When he finally felt his wait lift he got out and floated to the back in the null-g.

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« Reply #118 on: September 04, 2004, 01:10:25 PM »
Fletch took the proferred object and felt it's cold metallic surface as it touched her skin. She pressed down on it where Amas had indicated and watched as Callista's skin began to heal itself, the skin knitting together more firmly, soon only a faint scar could be seen. She put the object down, unwilling to believe her own eyes as she inspected Callista's leg again. She blinked heavily but no it was true and it had happened. She inspected the small metcallic apparatus and put it down again when she was satisfied she could leanr nothing more of it. She gave Callista a smile and indicated for her to follow her to where FOx now in his vulpine form lay on one of the chairs. She gave a him a smile, her eyes though set in a human face, as vulpine as Fox's.

She sat down beside his chair crossing her legs. She roughed the fur at his neck in a friendly manner, tickling the backs of his ears with a smile before laygin her hands on her knees and smiling at Callista who had followed. "Fox..." she began. "You helped to save all of us, would you speak with us? You are foxkin, like me...". She started with a soft tone. "I have met few outside of the bretheren...and yet you do not seem to be able to control your human form well...were you not taught?" she inquired her eyes sympathetic.
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« Reply #119 on: September 04, 2004, 01:22:44 PM »
Callista sat on an empty chair still quite weak, but she didn't stay sat for long she picked herself up and walked over to where amas was sat at the front of the ship, "i must thank you for all of your help today," she looked at the floor, "i have nothing for you but i can give you my service, i can um clean maybe cook, i do not know, i will do whatever to help, i am ever in you service" she looked up into his eye's, and nodded
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« Reply #120 on: September 04, 2004, 03:49:59 PM »
"Let's just see how far we get out of here ok, we got away from that beast back there, but you know now that I've gone back I'm contract I'm ruined.  All that you see here is all that I have now, not to mention my former employers will probaly send some one after me and us. Thanks for the offer though, but I think you just rest easy for now." Amas leaned back in his seat.  

"Unless you know of another back water planet that aren't alot of civilized places I'll be able to go to for a while."  Amas said sully.  Then as if to punctuate his words there was a nova bright flash in the upper port qudrant.  A ship appeared out of space almost four hundred meters in length.  

"s**t here sit with em here, theres no time to strap in."  Amas threw the ships throttle back up and started around the planet...

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« Reply #121 on: September 05, 2004, 01:02:06 AM »
...Just before he rounded the ecliptic plain of the planet the radar beeped four times in quick seccession.  Amas swore, "It's not even the godd**ned mercenaries. Their friggin cops!"  

Four Lancer-class interceptors were closing quickly. Alright hang on tight, Amas pressed a combination of buttons onth control panel and a small sub screen popped.  "Rear mounted turrents," he muttered.  Amas used one hand to fly and the other to gun.  

The roar of the quad cannons was deafening, beams of energy streamed otu to the fighters only one was hit but not even seriously.  The returning fire caused the shields to drop.

"That's ti I'm taking us plaent side I can't take the fighters we'll have to sneak out later."  Amas put the ship into a steep drop and headed into the atomsphere at a near insane angle.  It held barely together, but the ship made it down to a forest clearing below somewhere.  Amas flicked a couple ships and the outside of the ship shimmered and disappeared.

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« Reply #122 on: September 05, 2004, 04:32:12 AM »
Once the ship was settled and cloaked, Fox finally was able to answer Fletch. He let the change wash over himself, the strange semi-erotic feeling of becoming liquid made him shudder but he managed to control himself long enough to draw the two-legs shape.

"I do not know what I am." Fox said after deliberation. "I avoid the two-legs, kep them run out of my part of the forest, or avoid them if they are too well prepared. I do not know about being foxkin, I have always been fox, but perhaps six winters ago, everything changed, I changed."

"I was chasing dormice, the weather was turning cold and I was trying to build up some fat for winter. A big tasty dormouse escaped me by running into a tree hollow, and I wanted to eat him, and I was hit by a shiver. I thought something was wrong, I felt hot inside, like I was ill, and then I changed. My fur was gone, my nose was blocked, and I was standing on two legs...I was horrified." he said.

"I ran scared for a while, until I saw the moon. The strangest feeling came over me, and I was relaxed. I sat in the two-leg shape and stared at the moon for the longest time, and somehow became the fox shape again. My nose was back, my ears were sharp and I was not eaten by the cold, but my eyes were not as keen as they are now." he said.

"The werewolves paid me little mind, so long as I respected their territory. I saw them become even larger wolves regularly, and learned that trick, but instead of becoming a huge fox, I became a wolf sized fox. There is not much to tell since then."

"I have lived as a fox, learning and outliving my littermates. Eating, hunting, sleeping, and hiding. I kept the two-legs away and then I found you. You...intrigue...me." he said with some difficulty. "The vixens know I am different, my smell is different from a normal fox, just as your smell is different from a normal vixen. I thought you might know answers...I had to find out."


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« Reply #123 on: September 05, 2004, 08:22:53 PM »
Fletch listened to Fox's story with small nods but never interrupting his flowing words. When he was done she reminiced how similar it had been for her, only she had the guidance and teachings of her elders, how hard must it have been for Fox? She leant one elbow on a knee and her chin upon that before answering as if deep in thought.

"Shall I begin at the...uh...beginning?" she said with a smile that was becoming rapidly familiar. "The Foxkin are what you see before you and what you are, we are foxes given the power to transform into humans...In all reality we have vulpine blood circulating through us, our human forms are there as a protection method as I understand it, a chance to protect ourselves and ours from them". She looked towards the copckpit before letting her eyes drift back to Fox's.

"I was the only one of my own litter to have this ability, in fact they say it is rare that more than one in a litter pocesses the ability...I learnt my gift in a strange way similar to your own, but it was known by the Foxkin elders I did pocess this ability. When I would use it was another matter...that I was not wholely fox did not occur to me until I found myself in the form of a human. My own scent sent shivers down my spine. I was then taken and trained to control my ability and encouraged to spend much time in human form as we are less likely to suffer injury so...". She looked at the floor as sadness passed her face as she thought of Bram. "Bram didn't have the ability...he was my brother of sorts, one litter older than I. Such sentimentality is frowned upon in the bretheren and..." Here she paused and took a deep breath.

"I cannot but feel sorry for how isolated you must have felt...growing older whilst others did not". She shared a small smile before continuing, "You are a matter of intrique for myself, for you have grown and expanded on the arts without guidance, and yet in many ways you retain the purity of what we all were before our gift intruded". She finished and tucked her feet close leaning her head on her knees she studied his face before looking down at her feet.

"I will answer any of your questions, but I am sure there is much you would rather not know".
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« Reply #124 on: September 06, 2004, 08:06:53 AM »
"I wouldnt know where to start..." he said, his face filled with the action of his mind, human in shape, but still very much vulpine in nature. Such deep thinking was often alien to the fox, but innate to the human. It was this human instinct that let him learn the language so quickly.

"I dont know why I am different, why I didnt age any more, and the rest did. I want to know why does the moon have such power over me, why can it hold me in a trance?" he asked.

"There are others? how many, where? What are they like, are they like us?" his questions started to become an avalanche. His eyes were wide and driven by an almost childlike sense of curiosity.


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