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A walk through the woods



Avacyn

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Samhain 2022Pride - BisexualThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 1
01-20-2024, 01:05 AM

With the warmer weather of the summer in full swing it made a trip to Boreas' northern lands far more pleasant. She was more tolerant of colder weather than some having grown up in the mountains of their home island, but even that was fairly mild to some of these areas further north. It wasn't all that often that she went this far from home without Saracyn when it wasn't for a diplomacy trip or some other specific purpose, but she had felt a bit of a wild hair lately and wanted to get out to stretch her legs. She left early in the morning so that by the time she made it around the polar sound and up into the sparse pines it had only broken into the afternoon. She hadn't yet decided whether or not she'd try to get back to Elysium before it got too dark, but for now she'd see how far she could go before she decided to turn back.

As she was wandering slowly through the tall, spaced out trees, she spotted a herd of elk off in the distance and she paused in a place where she was mostly obscured by some shrubbery to watch them. She had no doubt that if her brother or even her parents had been here they wouldn't have passed up the opportunity to go after one of the antlered animals, but given the fact that she was both by herself and not as inclined to hunt for fun as they were she would just watch them from a distance for a while before she continued on her little adventure of sorts. She wasn't sure if her trip would bring her anything more exciting than just a nice walk though some northern woods, but it already felt like it was worth the trip regardless.

"Avacyn Medacium"





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01-22-2024, 12:12 AM

Taking after her namesake plant, Juniper enjoyed the northern territories of Boreas the most. Yes, she may have been born in the tropics of Auster and they would forever hold a special place in her heart, but there was something about the cooler climates and rugged terrains of the north that called to her soul. Out and about, wandering and roaming as she usually did, the little nomadic wolf had meandered her way through the scattered forest of pine trees and conifers, soaking up the summer sun through her dark coat. Mint green eyes surveyed her surroundings; she took in the various trees and shrubbery, the thin grasses growing amidst rocky terrain. On the air, the scent of elk was strong; a herd of the prey animals must be nearby. This was one of the best parts of being a wanderer like her father—she could just go wherever she pleased and see the world at her own pace.

Pushing through some of the spiky needles of a small evergreen bush, Juniper soon came across another scent—the scent of a wolf she had met once before. A couple sniffs to the wind and she immediately placed the scent. The purple wolf from the island to the northeast. Excitement sparked at the prospect of running into a friend again, June picked up her pace, trotting briskly through the woods until she spied that vibrant violet form through the maze of tree trunks just ahead. "Hey hey!" she called out to the other femme as she padded up closer, all smiles and easy charm as she greeted the much taller wolf. "Avacyn, right? You're a long ways from home out here, Miss Future Alpha." Or was she just Miss Alpha now? How much time had actually passed since their last encounter?

"Juniper of the Sea"






Avacyn

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Samhain 2022Pride - BisexualThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 1
01-22-2024, 01:24 AM (This post was last modified: 01-22-2024, 01:32 AM by Avacyn. Edited 1 time in total. Edited 1 time in total.)

Her easy pace through the trees was pulled to a halt as a voiced called from behind her to get her attention, making her white-marked ears perk and her head turn to see who was approaching her. Her dark gaze landed on a small woman coated in various shades of gray and immediately a memory of fighting a tiger alongside this girl came to mind. A bright, surprised grin pulled across her features as she turned to face Juniper, her tail wagging gently behind her. It felt like an age since their last chance meeting and now here they were again, winding up together in the most unexpected of places. She chuckled as Juniper called her "miss future alpha". Gods, had it really been that long? Had she really still been preparing to take over from her mother back then?

"No more 'future' alpha, I'm afraid. Just alpha now," she replied with a little smirk. "And yes, I am pretty far from home, I suppose," she added as she glanced around at the tall pine trees that surrounded them. "I just felt like getting out for a bit without having to use a diplomacy trip or a scouting mission as an excuse. It's been a long time since I've gotten out just for the fun of it." Bringing her attention back to Juniper, she smiled and added, "At least I have someone to spend it with now. It's good to see you again, Juniper. Er... June, that's right. You said to call you June." Chuckling, she nodded her head in a silent invitation for little friend to join her on her walk before she continued on through the pines.

"I can't tell if it's really been that long since we first met or if a lot has happened in a short amount of time... Or perhaps a bit of both," she mused while they walked together, her onyx gaze drifting across the landscape in front of them. It was a pretty land, in its own way. "How've you been? Been anywhere interesting?" Though they hadn't spent a tremendous amount of time together during their first meeting by the ruins, she did remember a couple of things like her enjoyment of exploring and that her brother was Artorias. It was funny to think that the last time they spoke Artorias was still a stranger that she only knew by name and now he was one of her allies.

"Avacyn Medacium"





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01-28-2024, 11:23 PM

She had caught the Elysian wolf by surprise, that much was obvious, but as Avacyn turned around and Juniper saw that knowing smile grace her features, she knew that Avacyn had remembered her. Ava gently corrected her that there was no more "future" to her title. It seemed that her destiny had been realized and she was now the alpha of Elysium after all! June's eyes brightened and she gave an impressed nod of her head. "Well I suppose congratulations are in order then, Miss Alpha!" she remarked with a long, exaggerated mock bow to the Mendacium woman, all in good fun. Now knowing that Avacyn was the alpha of a pack, it made her lone appearance waaaaay out here even more of a mystery. Weren't alphas supposed to stay near their packs? At least that had always been her perspective of things, given how all of her mother's side of the family lived in the Hallows full time.

Avacyn explained that she was just taking some time to herself and getting out for a bit without rhyme or reason. Well that was totally fine with Juniper! The life of a nomad had always been the reason she'd kept from throwing down roots anywhere, so she could fully empathize with the need to just go sometimes. "Oh yeah, I feel that. That's kinda why I don't stay with the rest of my family down south. It's nice and all, but I don't wanna be cooped up somewhere like a carrier pigeon, y'know?" Avacyn expressed her delight to see her again, correcting herself with Juniper's preferred nickname. The little monochrome wolf just giggled and waved her off with a dismissive paw. "It's fine, Juniper or June is fine. Most wolves like the shorter name though, so I go with June. Stars and moon help them if they ever learned my full name!" June punctuated her words with a light, feminine laugh as she fell into pace with Ava as the two ladies continued on their merry way.

While they walked, Juniper drank in the scenery around them. They passed by the herd of deer she had smelled earlier grazing in a clearing off to the side, enjoying the lush summer vegetation. All of the plant life was in full bloom, basking in the warm summer sun. Songbirds chirped and fluttered through the pines overhead. A picture-perfect summer day in the north. Avacyn continued their conversation while they explored, taking June's attention away from the various species of pine trees surrounding them. How many kinds of pine trees existed in the world, she wondered? "It has been a while since then, but I guess you've had a lot going on being an alpha and all," she said in agreement. "I've been doing fine. Just doing my own thing, y'know? Following the beat of my own heart as my dad would say. I've spent a lot of time up north here. I like it up here, and everywhere has it own special uniqueness to it." Juniper silently wondered if there were any lakes nearby she might go spend some time at after this. She did love the water, and especially lakes. "How about you, Avacyn? How's life in a position of power treating you?"

"Juniper of the Sea"






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Samhain 2022Pride - BisexualThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 1
01-29-2024, 12:11 AM

At the passing mention of the shock others might have at learning her full name, Avacyn raised a quizzical brow and chuckled. She had assumed that her name would have also been Carpathius since she was Artorias' sister, but perhaps she was wrong. Their appearances did differ quite a bit so perhaps there was a different parent in the mix or an adoption of some sort. Regardless, they began to walk together, enjoying the nice weather and the peaceful scenery. The bird song around them added to the ambiance and a little smile lingered on her lips while they caught up and did a little bit of exploration.

Ava chuckled softly and nodded with a soft sigh as June mentioned her having a lot going on since becoming alpha. That was for sure... though she wasn't entirely sure how much of it had to do with the fact that she was now an alpha. Most of it was just her own personal mishaps, but having to worry about her pack on top of it didn't help things. It sounded like Juniper was having a nicer time of things and she was glad to hear it. The little wolf seemed like a free spirit that liked to explore which was a refreshing take to be around. She nodded in agreement as she mentioned each location having a uniqueness of its own. "That's certainly true. It's one of the reasons I enjoy the lands that Elysium owns so much. Each area has its own unique features. The mountains on the island, the lake that attracts fireflies, the field of odd boulders... I'm quite fond of our home."

Once the same question was turned back to her, asking how life and her position of power had been treating her, Avacyn gave a little shrug and offered June a slightly tired smile. "I can't complain too much, I suppose... Things have been peaceful for the pack and there has been a good, steady supply of food. We have a strong set of allies and we haven't had anyone try to raid us for our supplies. All in all, Elysium has been very blessed. It's made my job as an alpha fairly easy." She looked up toward one of the nearby trees as a particularly loud bird chirped above them, pulling her attention for a moment. "My personal life has been slightly more... turbulent, but I think it's begun to calm down now. It seems like my mate and I have successfully found a surrogate so if all goes well maybe we'll be parents before too long."

"Avacyn Medacium"





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01-30-2024, 09:15 PM

The more she explored around the different northern territories, the more Juniper was reminded of why she loved the north so much. It was pleasant and mild summer days like this that made her adore the rougher terrains, making her feel like an intrepid explorer navigating uncharted territories for the first time. As Avacyn filled her in on the natural beauties of her home, Juniper couldn't help but let her mind wander as she imagined what Elysium looked like. A northern island, cascading mountains surrounded by the sea, a dense pine forest punctuated with a crystal clear lake in the middle. It was everything she loved about the north and everything she loved to find! It truly did sound like Elysium—a heaven on earth! Maybe she'd have to make her way over there for a visit sometime to check the place out. As Ava continued to regale her with the beauty of her home, June spotted a dense green patch of shrubbery, and more importantly, the bright red berries that grew on them.

Strawberries! Gasping in delight, June interrupted Ava with a quick swipe of her tail. "Ava, look!" With a delighted grin, the little gray-toned wolf ran up to the strawberry bushes, sniffing at them to check their ripeness. Having grown up in the Hallows and the wilds, she was used to identifying what berries were good to eat and when they were juuuuust ripe. These strawberries smelled like sugar, which meant they were at peak ripeness and a perfect snack. Grinning up at Avacyn, Juniper greedily snapped several right off the bush with her jaws, gleefully chewing through the sweet and slightly tart fruits, murring with delight as the familiar taste of fruit juices coated her tongue. "They're perfect! You gotta try some!" Without waiting for Avacyn to agree or refuse, June was already picking several of the fruits off and handing them to the much larger violet fae to sample.

While they sat and snacked and Avacyn filled her in on her personal life, Juniper listened quietly and attentively, nibbling on strawberries all the while. Things had been good and peaceful for Elysium, it sounded like, which was good. But then Avacyn made mention of her personal life being turbulent and June shot a quizzical look up at her companion, complete with a little head tilt and everything. The mention of her and her made needing to find a surrogate to have pups didn't escape her attention, but she didn't ask the questions in her head outright, not wanting to offend or upset her sort-of-friend. "Well, I guess early congratulations to you and your mate! I'm sure you'll both be great parents," she said, looking for the silver lining with a sweet smile. "I dunno if I'd ever want pups of my own. I'm sure my parents would love me to make them grandparents someday, but ehhh... I'm not so sure I'm ready to give up all this freedom just yet." Sure, she could raise her own kids in the wilds like her mother and father had done for her and her siblings, but it was different. They had the support of a whole pack just in case. Juniper was just Juniper.

"Juniper of the Sea"






Avacyn

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Samhain 2022Pride - BisexualThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 1
02-05-2024, 07:41 PM

Avacyn blinked with surprise as Juniper gasped and swatted her with her tail to get her attention, pulling her attention excitedly toward a berry bush. She was not nearly as well versed in berries as Juniper seemed to be so she didn't know immediately how good this find was, but she enjoyed June's eagerness all the same and grinned as she followed her little friend over to the strawberry bush, watching as Juniper immediately began to snack on the sweet, red berries. She settled down on her haunches next to the bush at June's insistence that she try some herself and dipped her head to take the berries that were offered to her. She was surprised by just how bright and sweet the ripe strawberries were and she hummed with delight, her tail wagging happily as she enjoyed the little surprise treat. Suddenly she realized just how under ripe any of the strawberries she had tried to harvest in the past had been and it made her wonder what other things she had to learn about plant life and things they were trying to grow in Elysium. "You're right, these are delicious," she agreed with a chuckle.

As they discussed their lives and caught up while they snacked on strawberries, she saw Juniper's quizzical look at the mention of her and Saracyn's surrogate. While she wouldn't have minded if she had asked about the unusual arrangement, she did appreciate June not asking about it right away. She was hopeful and excited about the prospect in many ways, but there were still parts of it that had yet to settle with her and the last thing she wanted to do while getting to know Juniper better was dump her difficult and conflicting emotions on the sweet, chipper woman. She gave a little, thankful nod to Juniper's congratulations as she swiped her tongue across her lips to clean off some juices from the strawberries she was eating. She listened with interest while Juniper expressed her uncertainty about ever having pups of her own. It was Avacyn's turn to have her head tip slightly with curiosity and confusion at the thought of not striving toward having a family. "Having pups and a family is such a big part of my family's traditions that it's just always been toward the top of my priority list, I guess," she replied thoughtfully. It was always interesting to get to know other wolves from different kinds of upbringings and backgrounds.

That did raise a question for her though since Juniper's scent did carry the obvious signs of her being in heat, but she didn't notice any other scents intermingled with hers–partner, pack, or otherwise. "So you aren't interested in having pups and I'm guessing that you are not currently with anyone?" she questioned curiously with a raised brow, giving Juniper a moment to dispute that if she had guessed incorrectly before she went on. "In that case... What do you do to cope with that?" she asked with a chuckle as she glanced toward Juniper's rump for a brief moment with a pointed look. She knew all too well herself how ravenous being in heat could make someone and without Saracyn she knew her own would be unbearable even if they couldn't have their pups to fully quench it. Sure, it was likely that it affected everyone differently, but it did make her curious about what Juniper did as a single lady.

"Avacyn Medacium"





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02-06-2024, 09:05 PM

Juniper listened with interest as Avacyn explained her home life and family traditions to her regarding the importance of child rearing. It sounded like the Mendaciums were quite a traditional bunch when it came to the purveying of growing families and continuing their bloodlines. That was fine; to each their own, and if Avacyn was happy and satisfied with that lot in life, then June was happy for her. As for herself… well, she was never much of the traditional family values type of woman. Her parents had made sure her and her siblings had plenty of worldly experiences to open up their minds to being who they wanted to be and that had manifested in a very independent, very headstrong fae. "Hey, nothing wrong with that! If that makes you happy and makes you feel satisfied with life, then more power to ya," replied the smoky-gray fae as she licked the strawberry juices from her lips and paws. "My parents were always big advocates on the whole 'Do what makes you happy as long as you’re not hurting anyone' bit, so if that’s your family’s thing then I hope you and your mate have all the happy, healthy puppies you can handle!"

The question that followed from Avacyn was not one that Juniper had anticipated coming! Her purple companion made the correct assumption that she wasn’t with anyone currently, and when she shook her head resolutely no, Ava asked how she dealt with her heat. Juniper followed Ava’s gaze down to her hind end and immediately caught on to what she was asking, a little surprise crossing her expression. Guess they were to the friendship stage of asking personal questions after all! "Oh, my heat season? That’s easy, silly! I just fuck all the brutes I want until it passes," Juniper responded as candidly as if Ava had asked her about the weather, even punctuating her explanation with a little giggle and a casual wave of her paw. "Just because I don’t wanna have pups doesn’t mean I’m depriving myself of relief. Just means I’m not fully satisfying it, but I’m still definitely indulging in it! My dad’s a plant guy and he made sure my sister and I were well equipped for life on our own, including knowing all the important herbs for that sorta stuff." June shot Ava a cheeky grin and a playful wink. Her father was a very "free love" kind of guy, and was not shy about making sure his daughters were prepared to care for and enjoy their lives on their own when they became adults.

"Juniper of the Sea"






Avacyn

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Samhain 2022Pride - BisexualThe Ooze ParticipantThe Ooze - Variation 1
02-11-2024, 01:02 PM

It didn't occur to Avacyn that her question might have been a little too personal for someone who she had only spoken with twice until after she asked it. These kinds of topics had always been very open and honest from her family so it didn't feel strange to ask about them with someone she felt comfortable around. Luckily it seemed like Juniper didn't mind the line of questioning too much even though she definitely looked surprised by it. Ava wasn't sure what kind of answer she had been expecting, but June met her forwardness with a blunt forwardness of her own, explaining that she simply fucked all the brutes she wanted until it passed. That caught Ava off guard a bit and she sputtered a bit with laughter, having to quickly turn her head away to avoid spitting any strawberry juices on her new friend. Grinning and giggling, she quickly finished the strawberry she had in her mouth and began licking away the juices on her lips as she turned her gaze back toward June with obvious amusement across her expression.

The notion of 'do what makes you happy as long as you’re not hurting anyone' obviously spread into all aspects of Juniper's life and that was just becoming more and more apparent as she explained how she was still indulging and satisfying some parts of her heat even if she wasn't trying to get pregnant in the process. At least it sounded like her father had made sure she was well prepared for this independent, pleasure seeking life she led. "Fair enough!" she replied with another giggle, her tail swishing with amusement behind her. "I'm sure you have no problem finding guys interested in helping you out with that too with how little and pretty you are." A spunky little fae that wanted to bang with no strings attached? How could any brute turn that down? Juniper was sure to have no shortage of suitors. Still, another thought crossed her mind and since they were already sharing so openly... "Although, if you wanted some relief without having to worry about the herbs then you could always find a willing lady as well. Of course it all depends on your preferences, but it's an option!"

"Avacyn Medacium"





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02-12-2024, 02:42 AM

Seeing the way her bluntness seemed to catch Avacyn way off guard was quite humorous to Juniper, who had to stifle a laugh and bite her lip as she watched the taller fae struggle not to choke on the strawberry she was eating. Hey, she asked the question! Ava's remark about her not having any problems finding willing male participants to help with her heat brought a barking laugh from the much smaller wolf, her tail beating the ground in amused wags. "Nah, brutes are such simple and willing creatures! You just flag your tail, wiggle your hips a bit, and they're putty in your paws. But you already know all about that, I'm sure," she replied with a playful wink to Avacyn. After all, the Elysian alphess had a mate all her own. No doubt she was more than familiar about the fine art of carnal seduction. "Also, pretty? Well, thanks for saying so, but I think I'm pretty plain, especially compared to wolves like you. I'm just fifty shades of gray and black." As if to emphasize her point, Juniper waved a dainty paw down the length of her monochromatic body to show off her coat to Ava.

It seemed that personal questions were going to be the topic of their conversation today, as Avacyn went on to state that she could also find the aid of a woman if she didn't want to deal with having to medicate herself with contraceptives. Juniper raised a curious brow to the other fae, a roguish smirk on her lips. Was Avacyn trying to hit on her and doing a terrible job at it, or was she just being far too open and friendly? Well, this next response would suss that out for her... "Who said I was only fucking brutes?" she quipped back at the violet lady with a sultry little giggle. "Brutes are far easier to find than faes, but I've been on the receiving end of some good lady lovin' myself too. You'd be surprised how common it is to find a couple looking to add a third to their bedroom to spice things up, and what better third than a cute lil fae in heat? Like you so kindly said, wolves go crazy for someone small, petite, and pretty." June then flipped her tail up over her hips and put on an overly dramatic display of spreading out her body as if showing herself off, giggling to herself as she did. Now came the real test... would Avacyn take the bait?

"Juniper of the Sea"