CosmicChaos21 Posted January 28 Share Posted January 28 Doing the Deer Challenge by Nightfire! Yep, another new one- Also if my writing style changed don’t mind it. Also I’m ignoring the females have 2 or less strength and males have to have 5 strength rule)+ I’m pretending they are almost like deer but do have a few odd mutations and brighter and unnatural colored fur, and their tails are always fluffy in my mind but the length is from normal deer tail length to almost wolf like length tails) This is the Shimmer Falls herd, a small herd that was only begun a mere season ago but is filled with young deer with hope in their hearts for a good and thriving future. They’re currently migrating to the other side of the island to keep moving and keep predators away from the small herd. Sunrise is usually an air-headed female but when the herd needs to move to a new place she is more focused than any deer has seen before. She kept tunnel-visioned on the goal, not even registering the sand that she stepped through, nor the grasses brushing again her legs on her journey forward. The rest of the herd was silent as they continued through the grasses as there wasn’t much to say at the moment, and silence would also minimize the attention bearyena would give them if they’d been heard by one. Raccoon scanned the other members of the herd as they continued into taller grasses instead of the beach they had been on for some time, wondering how long it’d take for Nightshade to break the silence, she never took much of anything seriously and it’s led them into some bearyena problems before, though they thankfully escaped with their lives. Nightshade was bored of the silence that loomed over the herd, and as if that wasn’t enough she apparently couldn’t run ahead of Sunrise because ‘loud noises will attract bearyena’ and she got scolded to next season last time she got the attention of one of them. She watched a rabill dart ahead of them with a slight grin. “Don’t you dare” Raccoon warned making Nightshade grumble but continue walking, though she did give an occasional glance towards where the rabill headed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dominant Buck: Thorn Dominant Doe: Sunrise Does: Raccoon, Nightshade Seeing as the rain had come the herd took it as a good omen, rain brought more berries and more berries could feed more mouths. So it wasn’t long until all the does had become pregnant. “I bet my fawn will the best one” Nightshade grinned as she and the other does had been laying down. The rains had soaked their fur but it felt more refreshing and calming than heavy and gloomy. The other two does were slightly irritated seeing as she hadn’t given them a second of peace since she’d learned that she was pregnant. “Or perhaps the weakest because you’re spending so much energy talking” Raccoon finally spoke up, tired of hearing Nightshade yap for the last day. Sunrise slightly snickered making Nightshade stunned silent before glaring at Raccoon. “Okay okay, calm down you two. Fighting won’t help anyone” Sunrise spoke as she looked at the two, Raccoon who was ignoring the other two entirely, and Nightshade who was giving Raccoon a glare that could kill. Thorn just watched, a bit nervous about the way they were fighting over something that was supposed to be a good thing. But he kept his mouth shut as he didn’t want to get involved in that unless he had to. Soon enough the fawns were born into the herd, bringing happiness to the small herd from the hope that they’d grow strong and make the herd bigger and stronger. Sunrise was shocked at the striking blue eyes that stared back at her after she had her fawn, but noted that her fawn also had bright yellow fur which gave her a perfect idea for a name. “Daybreak” She said as she up from her fawn. “That sounds perfect for him” Thorn said softly as he looked at Daybreak before trotting over to Nightshade, who had a dark brown fawn with light brown spots. “Bramble obviously” She puffed up proudly as she looked at her son with nothing but pride and confidence. The tiny fawn simply made a noise in response which melted Nightshade’s heart and made her even fonder of the fawn. “It’s fitting and even matches me” Thorn smiled as he wondered if she did that on purpose or not, either way he smiled at his fawn before walking over to Raccoon to see the last of his fawns for now. She was silent with concentration for a little bit before deciding to speak. “Mouse, for her lack of noise” Raccoon finally spoke as she looked up from her newborn fawn to look Thorn in the eyes, slightly unnerving him as he felt like she was staring into his very soul with that stare. And with a stare that said not to say anything rude, which confused him as he wouldn’t say anything bad about his own fawn. “It’s a good name for her, I can’t wait to see how she grows” Thorn said a bit nervously as he looked away from Raccoon’s stare and into the eyes of his newest fawn, who simply stared back without a single noise. The herd spent two days there to make sure the fawns could walk before continuing to migrate. A few days after walking and occasionally eating berries from a few bushes the herd stopped to rest for the day. Nightshade was entertaining Bramble and Daybreak while Sunrise was napping to get some extra energy so she could lead them well. Nightshade playfully jumped at the two fawns making them scramble out of the way before the two did it back. “I’m gonna knock you over!” Daybreak was always the more assertive of the two male fawns and it showed. He ran at Nightshade’s legs with all the force he could muster but considering he was still very young it didn’t do much but make him stumble backwards. “This time I will!” He said as he tried it again much to Nightshade’s amusement. “You didn’t even move my leg” She teased making the young fawn huff before running at her again, making her leg move maybe an inch. “There! I moved it and if I keep going I’ll make you fall!” Daybreak said proudly making Nightshade snicker. Before the two could keep messing around the sound of a bird’s screech made both of them freeze before turning towards the noise to see a huge blue bird swooping down. Nightshade tried to run over upon seeing the target the bird was after but it swooped down and grabbed Bramble with its claws and flew back up seconds before she got to him. “BRAMBLE!” She called as she tried to jump at her fawn, also catching the attention of the whole herd and making them rush over but it was too late, the bird was out of their reach now and was being carried higher than any of them could hope to jump. Nightshade simply stared as she was forced to watch the bird carry her fawn far from her reach. “…” The herd’s silence was deafening as they all stared at the bird’s retreating figure with shock and the fawns with terror as they had no clue such a large bird even existed before now. Raccoon was the first to break the silence that loomed over the herd. “That’s why you should pay attention to your surrounding instead of playing a childish game” Raccoon’s words made Nightshade whip around with a speed even she wasn’t sure she possessed until now. “What is wrong with you?! I just had to see my own fawn carried away and that’s your response? No sympathy, no reassure, no kindness?!” Nightshade was livid that her response was something so cruel. Raccoon scoffed as she listened to Nightshade’s words. “I’d say it was a lesson so you finally learn to care about something other than your own entertainment, maybe you’ll be better with your next fawn” Raccoon simply said apathetically, if she’d been watching Bramble he would’ve lived but she was playing games instead. “We don’t have to fight” Thorn piped up and tried to sound confident but his voice betrayed his anxiousness at two of his does fighting. “Shut up! She just basically told me it was my fault my own fawn died!” Nightshade turned towards Thorn with an angry glare that made him slightly shrink on himself and take a step back before Sunrise stepped in between the two deer. “While her words were cruel I think she means well” Sunrise said making Nightshade’s blood boil at what sounded like her taking Raccoon’s side. “Oh so it’s fine because she ‘means well’ huh?! So you think it’s my fault Bramble got carried off!?” Nightshade spat as she looked at the head doe with fury in her beady black eyes. Sunrise rose to her full height with an angry stare. The usually loud and confident Daybreak hid behind his dad at the yelling, with his ears pinned to his head. “No, I wasn’t saying it was your fault. I was sa-” She was interrupted by Nightshade. “What else do you mean?! You seem to completely agree with Raccoon!” She continued making Sunrise take a few steps closer to Nightshade. “Her words were wrong” Sunrise said as she sent a look towards Raccoon that made her look away “But I think she was trying to give you advice for your next fawn” She finished saying making Nightshade still just as angry as before. Mouse slipped into the grasses, unnoticed by the rest of the herd as they were watching the fight. “As if! She doesn’t care! She-” Her words were interrupted by a light, but strong, kick to her front leg by Sunrise, making her stumble and fall onto the ground, somewhat winded. “Listen to me. What she said wasn’t right but being angry will not help, you’ll attract bearyena to us and could get the other fawns killed” Sunrise said, Nightshade just glared at her before getting up and walking off to a far edge of the clearing, completely silent. The herd was tense for the rest of the day. After slipping away from the fight Mouse aimlessly wandered through the tall grass, just wanting to get as far from the yelling as she could. As she walked through grasses after grasses she found a small quiet spot that she decided would be a good place to relax until everything smoothed over. “What’s a fawn doing all alone?” A voice scared Mouse into jumping up and whipping towards the noise to reveal a sand colored deer with a crooked jaw. “Don’t you have a herd?” The deer spoke again making Mouse realize she’d just been staring at the deer without a word. “I’m Mouse, and I do have a herd! Who are you?” She asked with as she watched the deer nervously. “I’m Shore, nice to meet you Mouse. If you do have a herd though do you think they’d let me join?” The deer asked, she’d been looking for a good herd for a while now and was tired of finding herds with arrogant males who think they deserved everything and more or just deer who side eyed her for her crooked jaw. “I don’t know but we could ask” Mouse said though she was unsure if Shore was trustworthy or not. Shore smiled at the thought of a good herd. “Well lead the way” She said making Mouse freeze, she wandered here with no idea of where she was going. “Ah you’re a fawn and you have no herdmates near, you got lost didn’t you?” Shore said as she had seen that plenty of times in her traveling from herd to herd. “Yeah but-” Mouse was interrupted by hearing her herdmates yelling her name. “That’s them” She said as she heard the voices making Shore perk up. “I’M OVER HERE!” She yelled making the yelling stop before hearing the thundering of many hooves approach her and Shore. “Who is that?” Raccoon said with narrowed eyes at Shore, suspicious of the deer. “Shore, she wants to join the herd” Mouse said making all the deer look over curiously. “Is that true?” Thorn asked as he caught up to the other herd members making Shore simply nod. “I don’t mind another herd member” Thorn said making Shore’s posture completely perk up at the acceptance. “Thank you” She said as she approached the herd. Sunrise looked at the new doe before looking at Mouse. The herd now has a new member and it was time to continue migrating. 4 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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