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Dawn's eyes went very nearly round when the hatchling...
Thu Sep 3, 2015 12:31

...emerged from her shell and spread her wings wide. A gold? A gold?

Somewhere, behind the utter shock and a healthy amount of awe, part of Dawn's mind went, shiny.

The hatchling found her feet and began to call, her hunger seeping into Dawn's mind and working itself into the gaps between the shock and awe and appreciation of shininess. The Assassin reached blindly for a piece of wherry meat, and then nearly ate it herself before remembering that a, she was vegetarian, and b, it was uncooked and meant for the hatchling. She redirected her hand, offering the meat on her fingertips to the eager little gold, and reaching for more once that had been scarfed down.

A gold, she thought again. What.

Well, that settled it. The world had gone mad, she had the shiniest, prettiest hatchling of them all, and she really wanted a sandwich, unless that was just the hatchling's influence.

And what on Earth was she supposed to name the creature? She had vaguely considered Lehavonet, a Hebrew version of 'little flame', but that would never do for such a brilliant hatchling as this one. She had never expected a gold; she had thought up the name more with a green in mind, though she had tried her best not to go in with expectations and had reminded herself that she shouldn't get attached to a name before meeting her newest little friend. Unfortunately, that now left her without a name.

She would have to think on it. Maybe she would manage to find a name by the time the hatchling was sated.

The hatchling. The beautiful little gold hatchling who was currently eating out of her hand, and would probably look slightly different when dry. That hatchling.

The hatchling she had so far failed to greet.

"H-hello," she said softly. Her eyes were still wide, and her voice rasped before she cleared her throat. "I--it's lovely to meet you. You're a beauty, you know that? If you don't, I'm sure you will soon." She reached for more meat and held it out. "I don't have a name waiting for you, but I promise I'll find one. Whatever your name, though..." Cautiously, she traced one delicate-looking wing with a finger, and lowered her voice even further. "Brukha ha'ba'a la'olam, ktantonet Welcome to the world."

((That last bit is Hebrew, meaning, of course, 'welcome to the world, little one.' She's ignoring the fact that she doesn't like her accent in Hebrew much, although for all I know she and Des have been working on it.

Like Dawn, I'm kind of in shock. And going 'that is one beautiful hatchling'. And beyond that, I think I'm in too much shock to say much--will probably say more later.

(A gold. Wow. Also, pretty.)



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