The Outcasts' Requiem Nov 8, 2014 0:14:16 GMT -5
Post by SiofraTural on Nov 8, 2014 0:14:16 GMT -5
The strange purring grew louder as Astella’s hands comfortingly rubbed over his head and neck, becoming loud enough for Jun to even hear back on the shore. Carth barely paid much attention to when Astella finally unclipped his cape from his neck, but a release from the tightness around his throat made him a bit happier as he sighed heavily in content. It was slightly stretched but other then that there was no visible damage. A miracle or a very tough material.
The Muka’s head lifted as Astella moved to the side and began to scrub the sides of his neck. The relief brought upon him by her scratching made the Muka stand a little bit more lazily and eyelids falling to half-mast. Her new longer and sharper nails were doing rather well getting up and under his short yet course hairs that released so much dead and bloodied skin particles the water around them was already getting dirty. The occasional splash of water felt really good to the beast because of his higher body temperature, causing the purring to waver between very loud to just a deep humming sound, but it grew especially loud when she started to focus on his back and mane. As she started to scratch at the hump on his back, the beast’s leg, depending on which side she scratched on, would tense up or give a quick couple thumps to the smooth pebbled bottom of the oasis. Also because of this, the beast lowered his body a bit since Astella had to lean against him quite a lot to reach for places she couldn’t easily get to.
The relief of getting rid of the urge to itch made Carth considerably happier as the purring was now kept at a decent volume and when she started to move to his legs, Carth bent forward and started to dunk his head into the shallow water as best as he could to clean, but then started to wiggle his snout in the water a bit playfully. Absentmindedly Carth would lift his legs for Astella as she worked on them, paying absolutely no mind to her even if her hands traveled a little too high sometimes. As he felt the hands leave him and the subtle splashing of her moving back around, he lifted his upper body a bit so that Astella could better scrub his chest and stomach, again hitting a spot that could cause his foot to thump.
As she moved to his head and held it within her hands, the beast sat down with a small splash and rested some of his weight in her hands, somehow aware enough that his head might be way too heavy for her in her current state. His eyes finally closed and the corners of his mouth curved upward in a smile, the tongue just barely peaking past his front teeth as he enjoyed the affectionate attention quite a bit. Such massive fangs and a thick jaw with powerful muscles, and it was giving Astella the goofiest, happiest, and most content look. His breath still smelled terrible however.
At first, he wasn’t paying much attention to Astella’s and June’s bickering, but did crack his eyes open when he felt her movements get a little tense. They opened a bit more as he noticed her red face, and the eyes followed her as she looked over his head to Jun on the shore. The moment Astella let go to begin her aggressive march to the beach, Carth sharply tilted his head again and turned slightly to watch where Astella was going, thinking about getting up for a moment before sitting back down when the woman stopped in front of Jun. The beast watched with perked ears as Astella picked up the small dragon, pivoted on one foot, and watched keenly as a small little object was thrown wayyyyy up into the air and further into the center of the oasis. Carth quickly got up on his hands and feet and trotted deeper into the water to investigate what it was that she had thrown, and as he got closer and saw a floating and dazed dragoness, Carth nudged Jun, backed up, then flopped over to disappear under the water where he splashed about to get a much better clean. More of the clothes were ripped off, especially a pant leg that Carth was nibbling on and then decided to pull the shreds right off. He had some trouble with the area around his waist but then ignored it to roll and splash around to cool off and take a couple snaps at the surface to drink (almost getting Jun once).
As he stood back up and gave a shake, the beast looked around before his eyes finally focused back on Astella sitting further away from the water’s edge. Starting to walk back and getting a few more gulps of water to quench his thirst, Carth grabbed Jun in his mouth once again, despite any resistance or screaming, and once he got to shore he spat her out with a coat of spit. He spaced his limbs out and gave a hard shake, surrounding him in a spray of white mist. The beast then quickly trotted over to Astella with his head lowered, and the ears went back as Astella sat in a more enclosed position with her arms and tail wrapped around herself.
“I… I have nowhere to go now… I can’t go back there…”
Carth slowed down and lowered his body down a bit more.
“Carth… I… I don’t know what to do…”
The Muka whined softly at seeing her distressed, and something inside of him twisted and contracted at seeing the tears on her face. Thinking it might cheer her up a bit, the Muka quickly gave her face two fat licks before he moved to her side and purposely slid down on his palms across the sand, one arm in front of her folded legs and one behind her. He then folded his arms, scooted closer, and laid his head across her lap with his arms tightening around her a bit. He then lifted his head back up, nuzzled his snout as best as he could under her arm (without stabbing her with his fangs) to drape her arm over his muzzle before lying his head back down. If her hand would get close to his lips, he would happily give them a lick or a bit of a nibble with his lips since his head was too big and too close to turn it to look at Astella. The whines continued before giving a groaning huff as he then completely relaxed. His head was pretty heavy but it was at a comfortable enough weight to not put too much strain on Astella’s lap.
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