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Aurum

dark corners — camp exploration
« on: July 07, 2019, 09:06:24 AM »
Anyone exhausted enough could stay in the opening hall if they'd like, but Aurum had explained he was going to have a look through the building they'd spent the night in.

He was a few steps into the patrol when they came to the first room, filled with dimly lit jars and tanks filled with a variety of odd sea-creatures and remains - Aurum raised an eyebrow; a little grotesque, but some of the animals still seemed to be alive. Behind a caking of algae, Aurum could see moving shapes in one tank. "Hey, guys, come look at this," he called out, moving further into the room.
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Re: dark corners — camp exploration
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 01:35:40 AM »
Alto would happily say they were still incredibly nervous about their new home. Sometimes it made noises that caused their fur to raise, or smelled of old things that they worried would come alive.
Ghosts were a true possibility and that was a frightening thought for the easily scared man. How terrible.
What if something was hidden so deep away that they wouldn't know until to late!? Trembling, tears began to roll down Alto's face as their paws came to tug at their ears. No mouth meant no hiccups, but the steady shakes were sign enough.

The nicely lit areas were where they had decided to stay for the most part - squirrley paws climbing up things to peek in or over. Tail brushing up dust that made their eyes water and nose wiggle.

His paws trembled when Aurum called out, but Alto did follow the not-quite-orders. Though they almost wished they hadn't. The sight of such a place had them looking mighty freaked. Remains!? Dead creatures!? Living ones!?
Oh gods what if whatever put them in jars was still there!? Alto wouldn't fit in a jar!

Quick as anything their paws padded over to wiggle under the lion to hide.
"W-What is this all!?"

Aurum

Re: dark corners — camp exploration
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 10:03:38 AM »
Aurum probably should have considered that Alto wouldn't find the room that exciting; considering there was remains and green gunk on the tanks, it probably looked creepy. "Looks like someone was... collecting them, maybe?" he hummed, before adding, "Hey, it's okay - come look," he gently nudged Alto as he padded ahead to the algae-ridden tank. Reaching up, the lion dipped in a paw and rubbed some of it away from the inside, revealing the fish to the smaller hybrid. The fish fled for a moment, scattering and darting around, before Aurum retracted his paw from the tank, dripping water on the floor. "Look; they're still alive."
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Re: dark corners — camp exploration
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 12:11:50 PM »
Dead things didn't come off as too good a sign in Alto's eyes, no matter how blurred they were. Because, 1. what if whatever did this is around, and 2. what the fUCK man.
Their entire body shivered at Aurum's guess. That sounded horrific! Collect bits of people!?
Their ears sunk against their skull.

The hybrid was quick to follow the leader - they did not wanna be left alone. What if something they thought was dead turned and looked at him!? If they made eye contact then it'd know he knew!?

Without much thought - after pulling away from Aurum's dripping paw - Alto clambered onto the lion's back to peer at the fish. If they'd had a mouth it'd be open in awe, instead their eyes were shining as they leaned in to look.
"Oh! They must be hungry, Aurum..."

Aurum

Re: dark corners — camp exploration
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 05:34:21 AM »
Aurum blinked with surprise for a moment; of course Alto was right. Aurum glanced up, eyes darting around as he stepped back away from the tank; there had to be something here. "Well, from what I remember, the fish can feed off algae," he hummed, as he took a few steps towards one of the cluttered shelves. Aurum scanned up and down, reaching up and gently knocking some shelves aside. This looked about right, a small can labled fish food with an orange lid. "...but this should help." He moved back to Alto, offering a smile. "Wanna help feed em?"
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Re: dark corners — camp exploration
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 12:43:58 AM »
Algae had to get boring after a while - and what if it got gross? Could algae get sick? Decay? Make the fish sick? Perhaps Alto shouldn't have thought so much about it, considering how puffy his tail had gotten.
With flicking ears they watched Aurum move around with curiosity. How he could move around this place without jumping or being nervous...well, that was something that Alto didn't think they'd ever understand.
Aurum was an odd man, he decided.

Any nerves were quickly replaced with shining eyes - of course they did.
"Y-Yes please!"
They were quick to lift themself onto their hind legs, paws gently against the tank.
"Fishy... Wonder...why they're...here..."

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