Dalanna was walking down the beach, keeping an eye out for a good place to set down her two babies. Both Kili and Zarack were ready to explore, but she wanted to find a place where they would not get into too much trouble. Kili was showing herself to be a very social, constantly trying to greet every new person she saw. She was looking for a spot that seemed slightly isolated to keep Kili from daring away.
She finally found a nice looking spot and let go of her two flits. They seemed happy enough playing with each other and occasionally chirping at her. Zarak was being more social than usual, engaging his sister in her games. It was nice.
Kili that took of suddenly. Dalanna shot to her feet to chase after her, calling for her the entire time. Kili was quickly gaining speed. She looked up and saw her flit was heading toward a figure, probably hoping to make a new friend.
Post by Ghost of Fire (Fëanáro) on Aug 29, 2015 13:04:54 GMT -8
M’brey was walking along the beach. Not an activity he got to do as much now as he might have liked, but still one that he enjoyed. It was a good time for it too, the waves crashing but not too loud, Rukbat warm but not too much so, a slight breeze that was just right, everything about the day declared it perfect for walking. He wasn’t singing at the moment, but he was humming quietly, which had the effect that Samiirala was ducking and shifting from side to side on his shoulder, clearly attempting to render human dance down into firelizard format.
A voice, not horribly close, snapped M’brey’s and Samiirala’s heads around towards it. Another flitt, a purple, was heading straight for them. The little creature was gaining speed, seeming to exude friendly energy. M’brey grinned, the expression widening as Samiirala trilled a greeting to the newcomer, which sounded nothing so much like a lady’s polite request that one be seated and introduce one’s self.
“You certainly seem friendly,” he commented, offering his arm for a perch, in case the firelizard wanted it. “Might want to head back to your person though,” he added, looking up at the approaching person and offering a reassuring smile.
"I am so sorry." Those were the first words out of Dalanna's mouth when she finally caught up with her little troublemaker. Kili was perched happily on the man's arm, chirping away at his beautiful little queen. At least he did not look upset.
"Kili is only a few days old, and we are obviously still working on not bothering people." She held out her arm as Zarack caught up with them. The much more reserved midnight looked put out at having to chase after his troublesome sister.
"Kili, please come here and stop bothering people." She said, reaching her arm out to her wayward pet.
Post by Ghost of Fire (Fëanáro) on Aug 29, 2015 13:48:40 GMT -8
The red-haired young woman — she wasn’t far off from his own age, from what he could tell, was immediately apologetic, something that M’brey waved off quickly. “No need to apologize, better they be friendly than not.” He grinned again.
“I think your new friend needs to change perch,” he informed Samiirala, who chirped at him, then started up trilling. She wanted to socialize, the purple wanted to socialize… looking over at the midnight, the gold-pink trilled a greeting to him as well. Why was he over there, she seemed to ask. He should at least say hi.
“Samiirala, quit trying to get your new buddies in trouble,” M’brey said, although the rebuke, if such it was, was softened by the lightness of his tap to the little queen’s nose, the smile as he glanced from her back to the woman, hazel eyes meeting grey ones in an offer to share amusement.
“M’brey Songborn-Oneri, of DarkBlue Nellielth,” he said, offering a quarter bow, since anything further would disrupt the firelizards. “Sorry about Samiirala. She thinks everyone should come say hi, and doesn’t understand that they might be trying to learn other things.”
"My name is Dalanna Songborn, Kili is the little girl that decided to use you as a perch, and Zarack is my little fellow here." She quickly ran through the introductions. While it is true she came to the beach for a bit of an adventure, this was not what she was expecting.
"It is certainly not your girls fault, Kili simply decided that a relaxing time on the beach did not suit her." Dalanna took in a large breath. As she composed herself, her shyness took over. "I am sorry if we interrupted you. I did not mean to be a bother." This was said with her eyes on the ground. This situation was rather embarrassing and she was unsure how to handle it.
"Kili, please come here and let the poor man put his arm down." It was meant to be a command, but came out more like a whisper.
Post by Ghost of Fire (Fëanáro) on Aug 30, 2015 10:57:53 GMT -8
“You’re from Melisong too?” M’brey inquired. A trifle suddenly, but he hadn’t encountered anyone from that general area for a little bit of time, and he felt a special attachment to the place, though he didn’t remember too much about it. All visits to the area after six turns old he’d been part of the Vrishna Caravan, and stayed with them.
The woman seemed nervous, perhaps embarrassed. M’brey, on the quiet side himself, normally, wasn’t quite sure what to do. He didn’t want her to be nervous, but he wasn’t sure if going enthusiastic would help. Unfortunately, he’d kind of already done that.
“Hey, it’s not a bother at all. I wasn’t doing much of anything out here, so I don’t have any problem with interacting. How long you been here?”
"Yes, I came here from Melisong around 8 days ago. Everything here is very new to me." Dalanna was glad he was not upset about the Kili's behavior. It was hard being in such a new place with no real idea of how people would react. While she was not talkative or close with many people at Melisong, she was observant. She knew how most people there would react.
Kili chose that moment to take off again. She started teasing Zarack until he finally took off with her. She then started trying to get his queen to join in as well.
"If you know a part of the beach where they are unlikely to cause too much trouble, maybe we can let them play together?" Dalanna asked slightly hesitantly.
Post by Ghost of Fire (Fëanáro) on Aug 31, 2015 6:00:27 GMT -8
M’brey scrunched his face up in thought. Really he couldn’t think of anywhere on the beach where people were likely to object to firelizards playing with each other. On the other hand, Dalanna might well have a point, in that they were, perhaps, too close to the path leading to the beach. Someone might come down it who didn’t want ot get visited by firelizards — although how that could be, he really hadn’t a clue.
“Maybe a few yards off that way?” he suggested, waving a hand to indicate where he’d been. “There’s some rocks behind the dunes that they would probably like chasing through.” To be fair, he didn’t mind dodging through rocks himself, when he was done with practices and the various other tasks that had to be done for the day. He stepped back slightly, so that Dalanna could choose where to walk, relative to where he was.
Samiirala sat still for a little while, clearly desirous of joining in the fun, but unsure if doing so would be ok. Finally, as M’brey stepped back, she launched off his shoulder, causing him to stagger a little with the transferred force of her takeoff.
“Yeah, we’re still working on some things too,” he commented with a laugh. “I didn’t realize how large she was going to get, so I never bothered to teach her not to do that.”
"That sounds good to me." Dalanna responded with a small smile on her face. It would give the flits a chance to play and hopefully burn off some of their energy. She loved her little ones, but they could be rather tiring.
She followed after M'brey. It looked like a nice spot, a bit secluded so the flits could play without worry. She giggled a bit when M'brey stumbled. His queen certainly seemed to have a personality. She was very pretty as well.
"I am glad mine won't get that big. Kili would probably knock me over if she did." This was said with a bit of a laugh in her voice.
Post by Ghost of Fire (Fëanáro) on Aug 31, 2015 14:25:43 GMT -8
“Yeah, everyone wants queens, but they forget about the kick a strong takeoff packs,” M’brey commented, rubbing his shoulder a little. Samiirala could really pack a punch of a takeoff when she wanted too.
Free to play, Samiirala raced through the rocks, ducking and weaving as much as her large (for a firelizard at least) size would allow. One thing all that imitation dancing did for her; she had a finer degree of motor control than might have been expected in a firelizard who was still growing into adult proportions.
M’brey flopped down on the sand. He was content here, to sit and watch firelizards play. There were far worse ways to spend time, after all. He turned his head, a little, watching Dannala with a sort of idle almost curiosity, a casual interest in a person chance-met.
Dalanna was content with the silence, watching the flits play together and enjoying the way the light reflected off them. It was peaceful for a while.
They had not been laying on the beach very long when Dalanna's two flits came back to them. The two of them fell together in a pile on top of Dalanna's chest. Zarack already has his eyes closed while Kili was struggling with staying awake.
"They are still very young. They must have exhausted themselves while playing." She hummed a bit, rubbing a finger up and down Kili's back, coaxing her the rest of the way to sleep. "I tinkh I will stay here until they wake up, if you do not mind the company."
She would rather not wake her dear ones up. The past few days had shown them to be rather cranky if awoken from their naps.
Post by Ghost of Fire (Fëanáro) on Sept 4, 2015 3:27:04 GMT -8
Samiirala followed her new friends back over to the humans, seemingly quite confused by their tiredness. She didn’t pester them though, only watched them settle in for a nap before swooping off to go sport in the waves.
M’brey smiled. The two little firelizards must indeed be quite young, they had that utterly spent quality to their resting which would normally be associated (in his mind at least) with little puppies, all curled up together.
“Sounds like the best plan to me,” he commented. “They always need a lot of sleep at first, while they’re growing fastest.”