He nodded as she spoke. "That sounds like a good plan." Korongo murmured, smiling slightly at her. He lifted his head and glanced around again. "Pick a direction?" he chuckled, returning his green gaze to Nashana.
"Okay!" he rumbled, swishing his tail. He jumped into a trotting pace and headed after her, his head lifted. Korongo matched her pace, sliding into a gait alongside the lioness. He wasn't quite sure how to start a conversation so he left it quiet at first, enjoying the peace of the morning.
At her question, he flicked his gaze towards her and considered for a moment. "Well, I enjoy chasing prey--giving them a good scare." He smirked slightly. "And, sometimes I play little counting games....the types of trees I pass, or how many vultures are circling ahead." Korongo shrugged slightly. "But, sometimes I just get bored."
"I would think not!" Korongo laughed, watching her. He waggled his tail and then leaped up onto the same rock. It was hardly big enough to hold them both, and he jostled into her accidentally. "Grr!" he purred, batting at her side to gently try to knock her off.
The young male scrabbled at the rock to keep his balance. "Not for long!" he teased, bumping his head into her side and bracing his hind paws against the stone to support him. It was nice to play like a cub again.
He prepared another attack but she was too fast, and he rolled back underneath her. Blinking, he grinned up at the lioness. "So you have." he grumbled in fake anger. He swatted a paw gently at her nose. "Gerroff me, silly." he chuffed.
He lifted his head and surveyed the savannah. Distant herds of prey marbled the landscape. "There's some antelope over there...and then some hartebeest that way," he offered, flicking his tail in each direction as he spoke.
"Works for me!" Korongo rumbled, fixing his gaze on the ungulates that lingered around the scrubby bushes and trees not too far away. In particular, these antelope were a mixed group of thompson's gazelle and steenbok. Flicking is ears, the male lion slid forwards and pause to let his gaze drift over them, searching out a potential weakness.
Korongo had picked out a small steenbok doe who lingered near the edges of the group. He flicked his tail and slunk forwards, picking up speed until he sprang through the grass. The herd scattered with shrill cries. The young lion weaved through, keeping his gaze fixed on his target as she bounded away. Closing in, he leaned forwards and prepared to pounce. When he did he sent both himself and the doe crashing down with the momentum. Korongo came to a halt and snapped his jaws down to close them over the doe's muzzle to cut off her air supply. He held still until she perished, then lifted his head and stayed still to catch his breath.
Nashana moved forward, the buck in her sight. She was too fixated on her prey to realize that Korongo had taken down a smaller animal. If she had, she would not have went for this one. She hated to show off. At the moment her only thought was that this one would feed both of them. She figured he would eat and she would do the hunting. She took the buck down, easily breaking its neck.
Korongo glanced over, watching as the lioness targeted and tackled a male. His ears pricked in mild surprise, he licked his muzzle and sat down, figuring she was managing on her own. The male lifted each paw and swiped them with his tongue, then flicked his tail patiently. He clasped the doe around its neck and began to drag it towards where Nashana and her kill were.
He tilted his head. "It's alright. I didn't see why I shouldn't help out. I've been hunting this whole time for myself, so..." he shrugged with a small smile. "I guess we'll have plenty, then." he churred quietly, glancing from the two carcasses. Already scavengers were circling above. Korongo assumed they'd take their fill, then as usual let the other animals of the savannah claim the kills.
After they had finished their meal, Nashana laid down in the soft grass and sighed contentedly. The jungle trees cast a comforting shade overhead and she enjoyed reveling in the beauty of it all. She looked over at Korongo and smiled.
He pushed away the doe and licked his muzzle, watching the crowds of vultures and the like descend to feast upon the remains. Scooting away, he relaxed down near the lioness. Korongo yawned in contentment, and flexed out his paws. He watched Nashana and grinned back at her. "Enjoying yourself?" he rumbled.
Korongo tilted his head and his eyes softened. "I'm glad." he rumbled warmly, slightly touched. "You're welcome, for whatever I've done." he churred, flicking his tail and crossing his paws in front of him neatly.
This Land: Jenna - I'm currently in an online lesson, ill reply in about an hour ^^
Jan 19, 2021 19:48:37 GMT
Jenna: No rush! I have just had this open at work for when I have down time xD
Jan 19, 2021 20:10:41 GMT
This Land: haha, like your thinking xD
Jan 19, 2021 21:17:06 GMT
mrcrazypants: @tl that Doctor Who soundtrack you shared is great!
Jan 20, 2021 9:09:15 GMT
This Land: I know right? Im very tempted to get my keyboard out and learn how to play it too xD
Jan 20, 2021 9:16:04 GMT
mrcrazypants: Oh that would be so cool!!!
Jan 20, 2021 14:26:11 GMT
mrcrazypants: I have a guitarr back home (stuck at parents house atm due to apartment being renovated). Imagine if I learned it on the guitar too, then we'd have a doctor who band haha
Jan 20, 2021 14:27:58 GMT
This Land: You on Guitar, girlfriend on bass, and me on the keyboard, Anyone know drums ? xD
Jan 20, 2021 14:31:06 GMT
mrcrazypants: 👏😂 hahaha! Oh and we'd need a singer too for future lyrics based songs
Jan 20, 2021 14:32:29 GMT