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Sol was useless this early. He yawned and stood up, pouring himself a cup of coffee and sitting down heavily. He rubbed his eyes and studied everyone in the room with a distant expression. "Well, I think I'm gonna go out to the woods. Anyone care to join me?"
Lydia looked up. "I need some more herbs, so I guess I'll tag along, if you don't mind." Mentally, she began making a list. Owl pellets, gremanow, horfistal, and gandrede were a few.
Beck shrugs slightly, glancing at Sol. "I was planning on going out myself, so I may as well come along," he says. He wasn't quite sure why he'd said this, but maybe it was some way to get him to recover from the scars losing his familt had left on his mind. Or maybe it was only him being his fool self and refusing to change forms when he wasn't in the forest.
Harmony downed the last of her toast, and pushed her chair back.
"I'll go, if you don't mind. I feel rather up for a nice walk."
Standing up, she placed her cup and plate in the sink. "Er- well, I'll go if you don't need me to clean up breakfast, Nathaniel. Who's day is it?"
Amy pouted, "No fair! Everyone is going out!" She wiped the blood off her top lip, knowing it probably looked bad. She huffed unhappily as she sat at the table, as far from the glass doors as possible. "Don't bother, Harmony, I'll take care of it since everyone else is obviously going out."
Natheniel watched Amy for a moment before sighing. "Amy and I will clean up. I think it was Lydia's day, but seeing as she just woke up," He glanced over at Lydia, "We can handle it."
Timothy ran for a long while before he climbed up into a big oak tree and stretched out on a branch, resting there.
Sol walked out of the kitchen without another word and felt himself waking up the closer they got to the trees. He always felt best in a forest. Sol quickly shifted and set off at a lope into the trees. He circled a few times and came back to the others with a wolfish grin and glowing gold eyes. He barked and took off again.
"Thank you" Ben whispered and threw the leaves in a glass full of heated water. He drunk it quickly and without saying anything to anyone he left the room.
"Maybe I shoud get a jacket with me, it will get cold in the afternoon..." he didn't realize that he had shared this thought with everyone but since most of them were going out, it would be useful. He quickly went to his room to get his old baggy jacket and then he was ready to go.
He smiled at Sol (he always felt closer to Sol, Beck and Tim when they were in their animal forms) who was just about to leave and walked out of the House.
(I'm going to go to my grandma's tomorrow and would probably stay there for a week. You don't have to powerplay Benjamin, I have already thoght of a story that would excuse Benjamin's absence. So, byee :))
Beck walks outside, rolling his shoulders as he felt his second form begin to come over him, his eyes changing from their usual expressive green to a warm chocolate brown color. He shakes his head, intent on staying human at least until he was out of sight, but today it seemed his animal form was determined to come through whether or not he willed it to. "Not this time," he mutters to himself, letting the change happen smoothly as soon as he decided he was out of sight, his black and cherrywood brown coat sliding over wiry muscles. More than likely he would possibly stay this way overnight if not for a few days, though he refused to stay a dog for a week as he had last time.
Lydia faltered. "I'll clean up, then. Sorry. YOu go aheadm Harmony." She started to move to clean up and tried to take a plate from Nathaniel. Her fingers brushed his palm and she blushed. She really liked him.
Lydia's blush went ignored by Natheniel as he let her take the plate. "You really don't have to, Lydia..." He told her, although he still made no move to stop her. If she wanted to clean, let her clean. It was only keeping to the usual rules after all.
Amy hopped up and started getting plates off the table, taking them to the sink. She never could wash dishes, being too short to do so comfortably. She was still pouting a bit, knowing she would likely end up stuck in the mansion rather alone while everyone else was out enjoying the nice day.
Tim felt a growl escape him as he caught the smell of both Beck and Sol. He didn't like being around either of them, which was why he usually disappeared rather quickly at meals. He remained perched in his tree as he heard someone approaching, not sure exactly who it'd be.
Harmony ran over to Lydia and gave her a quick hug. "Thanks, Lyd."
Running out the door after the others, she flashed a bright smile at Amy and Nathaniel, communicating a wish to apologize for her bad attitude a few minutes before.
Once outside, she didn't stop. Being a fairy, she had a certain appreciation for the outdoors. She dashed into the woods, and ran until she found a promising looking oak tree. Swinging herself onto a tree branch, she was startled to find the tree already occupied.
Beck flattens his ears at Tim's scent, shaking his head. No matter how tempting it was to bother the leopard, he'd keep to himself. Unless, of course, he was bothered first and even then it could take quite a bit to get him to show anything but his usual indifference.
Tim watched Harmony with big, curious eyes, before another growl escaped him as he looked out, smelling Beck close. His tail flicked about irritably as he rested his head, looking at Harmony again. What was she doing in his tree?
"I-I'm sorry," Harmony said, scooting off of the branch, giving Timothy a nervous half-smile. "I didn't realize anyone was in this tree."
Jumping down, she waved at him, and took off into the forest, to find another oak tree.
Gee whiz, that was embarrasing, she thought. Harmony, dear, you need to look before you leap. If you want to make friends with Timothy, don't jump into his tree.
((Okay. Last post of the day for me, since we've got a 2 posts a day limit. If someone needs to PP Harmony, feel free. Just keep her in character, please. ))
(My last post for today. Feel free to use Beck if you absolutely must.)
Beck pauses, hearing Tim's growl. He wasn't bothering him, so what was the leopard's problem. He lets out a bark that couldn't exactly be called a laugh, but he couldn't help that in this form. What's it to me if he dislikes me? he thinks to himself, though despite that thought he made himself tread more quietly.
Sol stumbled upon Beck in his animal form and barked, his tongue lolling out. Tim was being antisocial, as usual and growling at the other shapeshifter. Sol growled back, before he leapt up the side of the tree, clinging to branches awkwardly and barking his head off like he was a dog that had cornered a squirrel. Even in his wolf form, the broad smile on his face could be seen. He was attempting to teach Tim to be less serious, but he would probably get nowhere anytime soon.
[ Sorry I was gone for a while! My schedule's been a little tiring. Dx ]
Benji - Spirit
Benji was hiding behind the curio in the living room, listening to the others talk and eat their breakfast and fight off tiredness. Benji never slept in his spirit form, he only had short rests where he was still mildly awake, and never really keeping track of the day.
He wanted to play a prank on them, but the kitchen was full of bottles and some of the other house members seemed grouchy. He waited until the only ones left in the kitchen were Natheniel, Lydia, and Amelia. He crept out silently from the crack behind the curio, his stretched body settling back to his default form. He looked around, then froze as he spotted the yellow butterfly resting on the stair rail. It flapped its wings idly, then took off and entered the kitchen. Benji followed it, and found it perched in the middle of the kitchen table. He pulled up a chair and sat before it, his elbows propped on the table with his hands cupping his pointy pale blue chin. He made no move to catch it, and the butterfly in turn made no move to escape. He looked over to the three older-looking people and sighed. "I've always wanted to possess this butterfly and see what it was like to float in the air and drink only sweet things. But it never lets me." He pouted, glaring at the butterfly whose pretty yellow wings seemed to laugh at him.
She smiled patronizingly at Benji. He always made her laugh with his child likeness. "Butterflies are good for greblenam, and carleingforle," Lydia spouted off suddenly. "If, in fact, the butterfly is yellow and then crushed into powder."