I can technically use the word "denomination" for a species, right? I know it's usually associated with organized religion, but the dictionary is telling me I can. The goal for me is to get the meaning of "species" without using it, well, I might have to use it.
She got up, hearing SIC call her. She stumbled to her feet and cautiously followed SIC. She squinted her eyes, the bright sunlight kind of a nuisance. You couldn't even tell her eyes were amber anymore with the lighting. She hopped up to SIC and glanced up at the large raptor briefly, before walking around and standing in her shadow.
"Alsaela, you cant just go out into the forest without a squad or hunting party! There are predators that would gladly take you as a snack. The pack really wants you to be safe, you from now on are not allowed to leave camp without at least two other raptors." India stared down at Alsaela and her eyes softened. She loved the little raptor and didnt want her getting hurt or worse...killed.
Alsaela growled quietly, her tail waving in annoyance, which offset her balance. Once more, she stumbled again and knocked into Indie's leg. She pushed herself up and thumped her foot against the ground again, checking her balance and continued following Indie. She gathered her courage and spoke. "I haven't been attacked before..." She paused for a moment before continuing. "Why would I get attacked now?"
A leaf got stuck on her claw, so she began shaking her foot, kicking to get it off. When it didn't come off, she began jumping around, before tumbling once more.
India quickly looked away at the question of why Alsaela would get attacked now, she and Blu knew there were much more serious threats in the forest now than before. They didnt know why but there were... "Its final, you do not leave camp without at least two raptors!" India growled. She turned and started walking torward the hunting group. "I would like you all to go on a border patrol." India said glacing at Blu nervously, she wanted to make sure no animal was near their camp.
She snarled at the leaf that was still stuck on her claws. She started racing backwards, trying to escape the leaf's evil grasp. Her heart began to pound. She hadn't even heard the last part of what SIC had said. She was more focused on trying to escape her attacker. She hopped around, the leaf attached to her foot still following her menacingly. She squeaked and ran away, leaping onto Alpha's rock, before scrambling down, the manace still following her.
Ocultw woke up in the morning to raptors shouting. Urgh, I bet they are arguing over prey. She stood up and walked out of the den. "What's with all this racket?" She hissed and saw Blu shouting about Alsaela. That pest probably got in trouble... Again... She looked at Nightmare, who said Alsaela had a bad tendency to wander, and that was true, and so did Oculta when she was young. I didn't want to wake up to this- She glared at the small raptor as she hopped over to India, the second in command. Oculta always liked India. She was a very good second in command.
Sorry I didn't see this forum earlier so a few things may be wrong in this post
Edited at November 20, 2022 10:24 AM by Fruit Lovers
After sending out a small patrol made up of only two raptors India saw Oculta, walking over to her she said " G'morning, Alsaela went for a little adventure, sorry for waking you up.". She turned around to see Alsaela being chased my a leaf, she chuckled. "She just needs to learn to be responsible.". India gave Oculta a mouse that she had plucked from the pile of prey.
Oculta watched the little nuisance hop after a leaf, glaring. Then, India, her favorite second in command walked over to her. She gave the raptor a respectful look. "I know I wandered off when I was young, but, I, at least listened! How many times has this walking annoyance done this now?" She snarled and then blew out air. "I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't treat the micro so rudely considering I'm just an outsider." She sighed and sniffed the wind.
"First off you are no outsider, you live in our pack. Second Alsaela is still learning about the world, she doesnt yet know all of the dangers. I bet everyone in this pack has gone off at least once without telling anyone, probobly even Blu." India nudged Oculta, she knew that Oculta knew this but maybe she just needed a reminder.
She finally freed herself from the leaf, stumbled away, and just sat for a moment. She felt eyes watching her and glanced around, locking her white gaze on Oculta's eyes. She bared her teeth a bit, before huffing and looking away, jumping behind one of the large rocks. Stupid leaf. She thought. Once she was out of sight, she slithered herself out of a secret hole she dug between the large rocks. Once out, she hopped over to a nearby stream and began to drink some water, before quickly scrambling back through the hole and away from the rock pile. She hopped down a bit and raced for the prey pile, wanting to get a mouse or small rabbit or maybe a fish as she wasn't big enough to try and eat the bigger prey. She lost her balance again and tumbled into Oculta.