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Dawn nearly dropped her newly acquired egg into the...
Sun Aug 30, 2015 21:32

...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 floor of the RC, looking around and mimicking the people she saw kneeling. She put the meat to one side, happy to let go of it--the bowl was rather heavy, and she was never all that eager to touch raw meat--and held the egg carefully in one arm while she hollowed out a dip in the sand for it to rest in. With that done, she put the egg down and watched it rock, wide-eyed and fascinated.

Loving thoughts, hm? That would hardly be difficult. There was a new hatchling coming to join her RC--a baby fire-lizard. Would the mini-Balrogs like the hatchling? Probably, and the tribble liked just about everyone. The pov and Tafe she was less sure about, but likely they would get along just fine. After all, a baby fire-lizard was precious and probably adorable (of course adorable, the adult ones were awesome, she couldn't picture a hatchling not being cute)--and if there were problems, well, she would sort something out. Maybe Des could take an extra mini, or T'Zar, or even the Nursery--she'd still be able to see them, but a telempathic hatchling would have to come first...

Wait, loving thoughts.

She stared down at the egg, considering for all of two seconds before lying down on her stomach with her head propped up on her hands. The egg rocked some more; very, very carefully, she reached out to touch the shell.

"Hullo, sweetheart," she said with the soft tone and gentle smile that she generally reserved for children and some kinds of pets. "We're going to meet soon, you and I. We'll be the best of friends." She pulled her hand back as the egg rocked harder, not daring to get in the way. "I'm going to love you so much, you know. We all will. It may get busy at times, and you're probably going to see me in some strangely bouncy moods, but it's going to be so much fun. You'll see, darling. You're going to have all the love and attention you can stand, and if that isn't enough, you just tell me, because I bet there'll be more to be found. Well, maybe not attention, I have to go on missions, but I promise to love you, and care for you, and be your friend. We'll have a fantastic time, just you wait and--" She froze, eyes wide.

There it was again. A tap on the inside of the shell.

Dawn scrambled back into a sitting position and pulled the bowl of meat close, wondering with a trace of disgust if she would have to actually touch it to feed the hatchling. Probably. Oh well; it wasn't like she'd never touched anything squishy before, and it would be worth it for the little fire-lizard...

Another tap, louder this time. Dawn held her breath and waited.

Come on, then, she thought. Time for us to meet. This is going to be fun.

The baby fire-lizard tapped again, and the first crack appeared on the shell.


((So the Notary broke me. Scape, you wrote a thing and broke me, I can't even. Lola.

Also, 'giant murderchicken'. Fantastic :D

Basically? Thank you. That was so wonderful to read. I'm so happy you've chosen to write in the PPC--we'd really be missing out on some fantastic wordsmithing if you hadn't. And I really do mean that with the utmost sincerity.


  • In other news, look what I found! IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED, PEOPLE!
    • Dawn nearly dropped her newly acquired egg into the... — DawnFire, Sun Aug 30 21:32
      • 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
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