Starlight smiled softly, and returned the hugs the best she could.
"Me too. I was so worried for you both. But here you are. Safe and sound." She lovingly nuzzled both of them.
Arries the squirrel laughed a bit, "Awww, thats cute. Let me guess. You missed each other." The other Arries looked at her sibling oddly.
"They... just said that. " She stated. Arries shrugged. Star sighed and shook her head.
"Well, I suppose you will need all the help you can get. If it's going to come to a war. I will join you as a healer. "
Arries the squirrel rose. "Absolutely not! You aren't cut out for war, and who knows what they will do without you!" She almost yelled, gesturing to the brothers. Her blue eyes were burning with anger. Wildcat Arries grabbed her sisters paw, and pulled her firmly back down.
Fenrath looked from the mug pinned to the wall to the pine marten who had done so. “Aye, bally, I’ve got the castle nitch,” he replied as he took the knife from the wall, “but just cause ya can toss a knife about doesn’t mean yer any good in the shadows.” Fen leaned across the table to Serghei, grinning quite broadly. “So, ‘ow long have ya been in this ‘business’ and what have ya been doin’?”
'This is quite the festival,' Liam thought as he idly munched on a hot scone he'd picked up at one of the stalls. A lot of creatures had shown up, mostly otters it seemed. As he walked past a vendor hawking 'the best tea bread you'll ever taste north of Redwall!', he noticed a long line of creatures, stretching all the way to the main pavilion. The excitement in the air was palpable.
"What's all this about?" he asked a nearby otter, a burly fellow who was carrying a harpoon.
"The whole reason reason we have this celebration in the first place!" he exclaimed, looking Liam over. "'Tis the annual Fishing Competition!"
"So I was right. Kind of," Liam muttered to himself, then turned his attention back towards the otter. "Can anybeast join?"
"Of course, matey!" the otter grinned widely. "You've got three days to find yourself the biggest fish you can find! Course," he winked, "you have to compete with everybeast else. But that's the fun of it!"
Liam looked at his spear, wondering if it would be enough. "Well, it couldn't hurt. Where do I sign up?"
"Over there," the otter pointed towards the end of the long line.
"Thanks," Liam replied, feeling the beginnings of a headache, and made his way towards it.
Besides the scrawny rat's snifflings, all beasts were silent as a dew drop. The ferret had ground it's hind paws into the sand and eagerly awaited some kind of action. He carried an evil, sophic smile. It made Hesari shiver slightly with uncertainty. But how could he back down? This was a rite of Adulthood. There was a very real chance of banishment if he declined the fight. But was banishment better than death if he lost? He didn't want to kill a creature. That wasn't his way…
It was rash of me to make that challenge… This beast knows it.
"A fight to 'a death."
His turmoil all but resolved…
Hesari moved into stance one.
ooc: oh I posted, if I made any mistakes, I'll work around it. lol
Dominqiue made a protective sign over her, "Sorcery!" she said shocked and knocked on some wood, turn to the left 3 times and then spit over her right shoulder. As on cue, screams came from across the courtyard and the sound of rocks hitting the ground. Dominique swore as she sprinted to the sound, pulling out a necklace and muttering a anti-curse, "Cursed. My home is now cursed...why me!?" she said in a panicked voice.
"Dominique, you're not cursed, they aren't real."
"REAL? OF COURSE, THEY ARE REAL! LOOKING WHAT BLOODY HAPPENED! STAR IS OVER THERE AND THINGS ARE FALLING FROM THE SKY!" she said half hysterical pointing at the broken concert and Star "I'm cursed, my home is cursed, I'm doomed!" she said sobbing and covering her face with her hands, "This isn't supposed to happen, someone is going to die, its going to be me, I'm next..." she wailed. "I will need to leave, and burn the place to the ground, but where will I go, this is my home away from the sea..." and on and on she blabbered. Tessa and Jessie looked at each other, rolling their eyes. As far as they can tell, Dominque had a little bit to much to drink and that made her emotional and un-logical.
Jessie took off and came back shortly with water, while Tessa escorted Dominique to a bench away from party goers. "Dominque, it is gonna be ok. I promise." grabbing the water from Jessie and handing it to the sad-looking, terrified otter. "It was just a joke that Star played, she would never bring you harm and we would never put you in danger."
Jessie nodded, "Tis true, and also the drinks are playing with your head a bit, you aren't thinking clearly right now, it makes you....like assume things that aren't real."
Meanwhile, as Tessa and Jessie are comforting Dominique, across the grounds.
Fabi fell backwards off her chair as Star appeared next to her. "Where did you come from?!" she said her huge mouse ears twitching with curiosity then glowered as she saw the reverse UNO cards come out of her mouth, "What!? No way...what is with UNO players? I feel like I'm playing against NPCs and losing...badly." It must have been luck her chair fell backwards or just gut feeling, but Fabi just noticed in time, concrete falling down, Hinata having cat like reflexes and dodging out of the way, luckily nothing hit her and as the dust settled she rubbed her eyes, "Whoa.... who are you? and what happened?" she said looking at the vixen in front of her, Fabi was really confused, she really thought she was playing UNO, but apparently not.