Breeze the Niakko
The Custom Dusk Tigrean
Age: 3 years, 1 month, 2 weeks
Born: May 12th, 2016
Adopted: 3 years, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Adopted: May 12th, 2016
- Level: 1
- Strength: 10
- Defense: 10
- Speed: 10
- Health: 10
- HP: 10/10
- Intelligence: 0
- Books Read: 0
- Food Eaten: 0
- Job: Unemployed
StoryAn icy wind bit through the scattered trees, whipping up snow flurries this way and that. The mountainside was still for a time, the sun passing by noon uneventfully. Laughter then peeled out across the snow banks, balls of fur and feathers tumbling down a steep embankment. A larger winged lynx hopped ahead of the group, stopping one of the youngsters with a large grey paw.
“Easy there. You almost kissed that tree with your noggin.” He chuckled to the upside-down kit, who smiled innocently up at him, despite being upside down.
“Sowy. Will be more...carf..curf…safer.” The kit stammered, rolling upright to go off and frolic with his fellows.
A gentle smile meandered onto the larger lynx’s features, Airy watching the group of kits playing tag, which then evolved into a king-of-the-snowmound. They tumbled this way and that, completely at home in the subzero temperatures, as they all were. The majority of their population was a few hours walk away, the village that Airy and the kits lived at only a short walk. Even though it was a short distance, the grey lynx wore an orange tassel on the tips of his similarly-drab wings and tail, to make sure the kits didn’t lose sight of him.
It was only when one of the younger kits began to tire that Airy rounded them all up, lifting the exhausted youngster onto his back.
“Alright everyone, time to go.” He called out.
Despite the usual annoyed cries and yearning to stay out longer, the kits fell in line behind him as they began the walk home.
The lights in the ice and rock caves soon began to be visible, the sun setting early due to the time of year. The first set of kits was the closest house, and then down to another who was reasonably close by. Most families didn’t send out all their kits at one time, if, for no other reason, not to overwhelm the village babysitter with twenty or thirty more bodies.
With each set of kits delivered, soon Airy was left with only the exhausted kit on his back, as he made his way to another home. There was a reason he left this home for last, other than let the sleeping child nap. Her bigger sister was in a similar position he was; family lost to an avalanche. The only difference was, Airy didn’t have a smaller sibling to take care of.
Of course, her older sister was also very cute, and about his age. Grey with streaks of black and white across her flank…
Airy’s smile faltered, if for but a moment. It was a fools dream. No female would ever consider a male who couldn’t give her….
He let his thoughts die like a candle in the breeze. No point bemoaning the past. You couldn’t change a bad roll of the genetic dice. At least he had his job to keep him sane. Kits were much nicer to interact with. Not passing judgment or worrying too much over a future event. No, they just wanted to play and explore the world.
In many ways, he envied them.
Thankfully his downward spiral of thoughts halted as he knocked two pieces of wood together; a less harsh doorbell than the usual metal knockers other species had.
“Coming-coming!” A smooth voice called out, a nice change from the usual, much older replies he endured all day. So few lynx’s his age….
Opening the door, the female lynx chuckled, carefully taking her younger sibling off Airy’s back, and nudging her off to bed.
“Run herself ragged?” She asked, smiling softly to Airy. It took a bit more effort than he’d care to admit to not smile like a complete idiot. Adult or not…he was not immune to the charm of an attractive female.
“Yep. But held the snow bank like a champ.” He remarked, then looked up to the sun as it began to vanish behind the treeline. No reason to torture himself when he knew the outcome. The same as always.
“I’d best be going I think. Rather not freeze my tail off.” The lynx added, nodding to the other.
“Wait!” A rather surprised call sounded from behind him, causing Airy to whip around.
Interestingly enough, she looked as surprised as he did- but was staring at her paws with a rather adorable blush starting to form on her eartips and cheeks.
“Are….you free for dinner…..day after tomorrow?” She asked, looking up to him as Airy blinked in surprise.
“Bwa? I mean….yes, of course! Um….After….I drop off everyone from our trek that day?” He ventured to ask, still reeling from her request.
She smiled, padding forward to give Airy a brief kiss on the cheek before heading back inside.
“It’s a date!” She called out happily, and Airy could have sworn he heard an excited squeak as she closed the door after another smile.
The winged lynx stared at the door for a few moments, then happily began his own jaunt home.Perhaps his life wouldn’t be cold snow and ice anymore.
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Profile by Shantal
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Snowflake Luminaire Rock
Snowy Village Skating Pond
Block of Lake Ice
Frozen Lake Terrarium
Snowy Telerok Pawprint
Shattered Pond Ice
Snow Covered Twig
Snow Covered Icicle
Snow Covered Lights
Pile of Snow
Jar of Captured Snowflakes
Decorative Snow Bell
Frozen Mountains Snow Globe
Frozen Aurora Snow Globe
Dark Forest Snow Globe
Snowy Mountain Terrarium
Snowy Forest Terrarium
Ytivan Snow Globe
Chilling Snowy Scene
Carved Snowflake Decal
Big Ol Pile of Snowballs