[open] anticipation Apr 13, 2019 17:27:16 GMT -5
Post by Razza on Apr 13, 2019 17:27:16 GMT -5
It had been a minute, she thought, since she'd visited this place. Alissandra's paws picked their way between bushes and trees that were just springing back to life, a gentle, warm breeze combing through her fur. To her side the rush of Northbounder's river guided her, it's water dark blue and mottled with bright spots from the sun that shone through the tops of the trees. Birds chirped in the distance and everything smelled fresh and alive. She loved it.
Alis was patrolling today, taking it easy while she could. There were a million things bouncing around in the back of her mind but she was forcing herself to relax for at least this moment. The best way to do that, she found, was to observe the beauty of Syndrana in full bloom.
She hadn't spent a lot of time near the Overlook since the chaos of Autumn. Back then Northbounders were practically pouring in from all directions, some friendly and others not so much, and so she'd spent many nights and days here, waiting in anticipation for the next unfamiliar face to appear. When things started to settle down she began to avoid this border and all the memories of stress it carried. Now though, that Overlook from last year was dead, and a new one reborn with soft grass to walk on and little flowers sprouting up by the river. She smiled to herself at the sight, despite that there was no one around to see.
After a bit more walking Alis swerved to the side and trotted up to the edge of the river, having spotted a sunny patch that seemed the ideal place to break for a drink. She dipped her head and let her dark brown shoulders relax, closing off her eyes to the world as she lapped at the cool water. It was just about time she start doing what she came out here for - to mark the territory - but a short break wouldn't hurt.
Notes: I hope it's okay that I made this an open thread! I'm excited to see Estrella's debut. :')