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Loner

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Essie

Stardust: 485✪
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The burned brightly in the sky, but it's hot rays could not reach him here in this dark canyon. He had followed the river into the darkness, and tread the shallows in an attempt to keep cool. Eventually, he reached a portion where the river split to create a small island. He looked off into the distance, noting the chasm kept going for quite a ways. It twisted in a way that he could not yet see the end, and the river kept on winding down it. His nose twitched and he decided to stop here and slipped out of the shallow river and onto the decently sized island. He looked around, noting the area. There were high cliff walls on one side, then on the other side past the river the walls were not as steep, but still climbing them would be quite the task. There, he assumed the pathways led up to the scrub-lands where herds traveled. If he had to guess, by the scent falling on the wind, the cliff side was the Poppy Meadows. It was unreachable from here.

His ear flicked as he surveyed the area curiously. The more he explored Cyrileth, the more he thought about where he should settle. He could not roam forever, for more reasons than one.

Maybe this place would be a good place. There was plenty of prey atop the Earth's Edge, and plenty of water sources. This chasm provided plenty of shelter from the elements and from other wolves and predators... it seemed fairly ideal, though he would have to inspect it further before truly deciding. Violet eyes narrowed as he sunk into a laying position. His walk through the river had tired him and he hadn't realized it until he'd stopped.

However, the sound of claws clicking against stone caught his attention and his ears perked, along with his tired eyes. He blinked and looked to see a dark shadow appearing around the bend he'd come from not too long ago.



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Claerie

Stardust: 80✪
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sins and virtues...

Brother.

The word had such a twisted meaning in the Coax family. To some degree, it evoked feelings of love and loyalty. More than that, however, it demanded a surge of responsibility and duty. Since birth, Evander and Renner had served as their brother's keepers. Each had sacrificed a better, easier life for the jagged edges of Sinclair's future. With no sanding stone to smooth the violet-eyed man into something softer, they had used their flesh and blood to shield others from him.

In the end, they had failed.

More than one life had been soured by Sinclair—but more than one life had chosen to be. Not one of those around the alpha had been a victim. Even he had made a choice to stay in order to ease his conscious and quiet this inexplicable sense of duty that kept him near. To paint himself as a prisoner was to lie not only to others but to himself.

"Faina was right," Renner sighed as he stared down at his brother. Ebon' paws poised upon stone and golden eyes searched the black and russet furs that cloaked his brother. This was indeed his brother. Time and distance had not changed him or left him unrecognizable.

"You're here too."

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Loner

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gender: Male

age: 5

posts: 97

Essie

Stardust: 485✪
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He sat upon the islet in silence, waiting for his follower to come into view. His expression was of mild surprise when Renner's was the face that appeared.

Sinclair had not entirely expected to see his brothers again, though he had also not written them off. They had always been the types to stand by his side... as much as they fought, they were still brothers. It seemed Renner was not all that surprised to see him here, either. "I am," he said.

So Renner and Faina had reconnected... his lips twitched, but his expression remained more or less impassive. Before Lye had died, before they all ended up here things had been very different. All of that felt like a lifetime ago, and sometimes he felt like he could hardly remember any of it. "You and Faina?" he asked. His face was unreadable, his tone plain. His own meeting with Faina had not gone well, but he admitted only to himself that he missed her and wished to see her again. He had reacted coldly to seeing her, after everything, and perhaps that had been wrong of him.

Things were different now, and he hoped that meant they were also better.

"It seems we cannot be apart. My children are here, too. I've spoken with all but Thea, though I'm sure she's lurking here somewhere..." he murmured. A moment passed, and he felt he had to ask him. "Is Evander... with you?"



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Claerie

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sins and virtues...

"You and Faina?"

Sinclair's voice held a note of curiosity that, largely, did not match his expression. The man appeared plain, his question as idle as one about the weather. Renner, to his credit, only allowed a pained smile to touch his lips. "On poor terms," he offered with a small sigh. The two had separated before the fall of Carthage but only barely. Their relationship had struggled to withstand suspicion, jealousy, and pride. While the pair had fit together at a fundamental level, circumstance had left them bitter and estranged. "Was your reunion with her any warmer?" Golden eyes glossed over his brother and, while he spoke casually, his gaze did linger. Though he had no intention of reconnecting with the she-wolf, a part of him could not wholly let go. He still wanted to know—to confirm—what had driven a wedge between them all those months ago.

At the mention of Sinclair's children, Renner's ears perked. "They must be close to grown now," he breathed with faint surprise. When last he had seen them, they had not quite been yearlings.

When Sinclair mentioned Evander, Renner's brow furrowed. "No." They had been together for a time but circumstances had led to their separation.

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