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Hera, meanwhile...
Thu Aug 27, 2015 04:17

... was completely ignoring the Notary's words, and Jenni's entire existence. She cocked her head to one side, feeling the supplicant's emotions.

The first one who had come to her had radiated enthusiasm; the second had been a well of respect; but this one was a storm of yellows and reds, purples and greys. Hera felt her eyes whirling up in response, and spread her wings in agitation.

Her mate was there, though, twining his neck with hers, soothing her. Naturally he wasn't picking up on the kneeling one's inner maelstrom as well as she - no mere bronze could ever be as sensitive as a queen - but he could still feel it. He simply didn't care; his concern was all for Hera.

When her mate's touch had done its work, Hera craned her neck to look across the room at Constance. Her friend had spent a very long time explaining that the eggs were being given to others, and were no longer her responsibility, and despite her insistence on using words to mask her emotions, the message had gotten through. Hera didn't like it, but she knew that her children's fate had passed out of her reach.

So she did what she was best at: she ignored the issue entirely. She settled down, her head between her forelegs, and never looked at the supplicant again.



  • Yay, progress!Neshomeh, Thu Aug 27 02:20
    Jenni watched Brightbeard get his egg with amusement at the formality he showed toward the little gold. Well, she supposed it didn't do any harm to set an example of respect toward dragonkind . . .... more
    • ((You were close.))Iximaz, Thu Aug 27 08:06
      ((Time Lords' blood doesn't look too different from humans' at a glance, but if you look more closely, you can see it's actually got an orange tint to it.)) ((Of course, sticking it under a... more
    • Hera, meanwhile... — Huinesoron, Thu Aug 27 04:17
      • Alleb nodded. Alleb, Thu Aug 27 09:14
        Just as she started to walk away, she saw a woman kneel before a gold fire-lizard that Alleb hadn't noticed before. She missed most of the woman's speech as she stared at the creature; it was exactly ... more
        • Excitement rising!Desdendelle & DawnFire, Thu Aug 27 19:07
          Dawn had looked up and gone ‘meep!’ around the point when Dafydd had informed them that fire-lizards were telempaths, but had relaxed a little around his comment about everyone’s names. She had even... more
          • Alleb started...Alleb, Thu Aug 27 23:15
   an agent from behind her said loudly, “Hey, Ilraen! What’s up? Here’s the promised stuff!” She turned and saw two agents approaching, one male and one female. The man was holding an odd metal... more
            • "Of course."PoorCynic, Fri Aug 28 11:13
              "We shall speak again later." Teyala gave Ilraen a friendly nod as she stepped out of the way of everyone else. They could conclude the specifics of their business later. She walked over towards the... more
              • (( Sorry for the delay. Back now! ))Neshomeh, Fri Aug 28 14:04
                Ilraen nodded in farewell to Brightbeard and Teyala as they departed. Teyala forgot to pick up a bowl of wherry-meat, and he almost called out to remind her, but there was a line forming in front of... more
                • "I am..."Alleb, Fri Aug 28 15:18
                  ...Alleb said, trying not to flinch at the voice in her head. "And you are Master Fothergill, correct? I have read a few of your reports." ((Alleb's eyes don't actually glow; I should have been more... more
                  • [Excitement intensifies]DawnFire and Desdendelle, Fri Aug 28 15:58
                    Des flipped the lightsaber around so the emitter wasn’t facing Ilraen and handed it to the Andalite. “I don’t need to tell you to handle with care, I reckon?” he said with a tilt of his head. Dawn,... more
                    • This was because she would be fine. A little digging through files that purported to be confidential, and probably were to someone who didn't live in the filing system to the extent that she did, had ... more
                      • Okay, let's try this again.Neshomeh and Phobos, Sun Aug 30 12:47
                        (( All more or less the same, until... )) Jenni stood and started toward the Notary, intending to help steady her and take the opportunity to put a few more instructive words in her ear, but... more
                        • Alex's eyes went huge.Iximaz, Sun Aug 30 13:05
                          He could feel the little creature in the egg rocking, and he ran to get a bowl of meat before he knelt, setting the egg gently in the sand. He realized he was holding his breath and forced himself to ... more
                          • Des received his egg with a surprised yelp...Desdendelle, Sun Aug 30 13:18
                            ... and nearly dropped it. Smiling widely, he sat down, crossed legged, and put the meat bowl before him, holding the egg in his lap. Realising he was hyperventilating, he took a couple of deep... more
                            • Alleb yelped as...Alleb, Sun Aug 30 13:53
                     egg and a bowl of oddly-colored meat were thrust into her hands in quick succession. Unsure what else to do, she plopped down in the sand, putting the bowl between her legs and cradling the... more
                              • When Shui-Hua got shoved the egg on her hands...Edhelistar, Sun Aug 30 14:13
                                ... it slipped from her fingers and she started fumbling it for some excruciating moments. By the moment she had finally settled the egg on her hands, she turned to see the bowl of meat that Ilraen... more
                                • The Notary looked at the shaking egg.Scapegrace, Sun Aug 30 20:13
                                  The bowl of giant murderchicken - she refused to dignify it with some special name - was within easy reach. Suddenly, she realised she was holding the egg, standing next to its fellows, without... more
                                  • In other news, look what I found! IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED, PEOPLE!
                                    • ...bowl of meat, and hurriedly cradled it close instead. Something tapped on the inside--a baby fire-lizard, that was a baby fire-lizard, aaaah! --and she hurriedly found a clear space on the sandy... more
                                      • Brightbeard shook his headPhobos, Sun Aug 30 23:23
                                        He'd hoped he could reach the Notary through the fortress she lived in. Circumstances seemed to think otherwise. It was too bad; she seemed like she could use someone in her corner. Maybe their paths ... more
                      • ((Nesh! Nesh!))Huinesoron, Sat Aug 29 12:19
                        ((If the Notary makes a hatchling go between forever out of sheer terror at her mental state, can I roleplay Hera clawing her face off?)) ((hS))
                        • Weeerll...Neshomeh, Sat Aug 29 13:36
                          (( Let's hope it won't come to that. ^_^; But, if it does, we will be good RPers and let the character's owner decide whether to accept injury or try to evade it. I think we can trust Scape to play... more
                          • OOC: Um, Nesh?Scapegrace, Sat Aug 29 19:41
                            Nesh, I'm not really sure how to broach this sensitively, but... did, um, did Jenni just shove a load of mental images down into the Notary's brain? Because, er... that... look, there's no polite way ... more
                            • (( Er. ))Neshomeh, Sun Aug 30 02:21
                              I was thinking less "shove down into," more "make plain for viewing, possibly with urgently flashing neon letters," but if it's gonna be an explosive issue I'd just as soon retcon the whole thing.... more
                              • ((Oh yeah, it's explosive alright.))Scapegrace, Sun Aug 30 06:17
                                ((Chiefly because the Notary would make it explosive. Possibly literally. She's a sad, scared, tired, isolated, hateful person. I'd say she was angry, but that's why she's angry. But hey, I'm sorry... more
                                • (( Okay then. ))Neshomeh, Sun Aug 30 10:54
                                  Retcon coming up when I am a little more awake, and I'll make sure to move things along for everybody else, too. I did not mean to take up a day being sorta kinda self-indulgent with my character, so ... more
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