The sun was shining warmly as the young serval relaxed idly by the waterhole. Sekh laid idly on a smooth, flat rock in the shade of a nearby tree, her eyes closed as she lazily licked her paw clean. Her large ears twitched slightly every now and then, indicating that she was keenly aware of her surroundings even though she appeared to pay no heed to what was happening around her.
It had been a tedious morning for her. The warmly shining sun may have been a blessing for any other creature, but the white feline was not fond of the bright light. It hurt her eyes and made her irritated when she couldn't use her sight to see what was going on. And yet here she was, washing herself clean after tracking down her breakfast. It had been a rather tasty hare, but she did wish she would have found something during the night so that she would not have had to continue her hunt in sunlight.
Yawning widely, her paw clean enough for her tastes, Sekh settled into a more comfortable position on her chosen rock. She lowered her head on her paws and tucked her wings tightly against her sides, preparing for a good few hours of rest. Most others might have tried to find a more secure location, but she wasn't worried of being surprised even in her sleep. Her sharp hearing would wake her up if someone came too close to her.
Character : Adalgeus (I'll ad some description later :'3) In short: Lioness, young adult ----------- The wind softly brushed her short mane making her eyes twitch when some stray hair poke right into her eyes. It was a pleasant morning after sucsefull hunt in the night. Adalgeus was pleased for the results for the hunt and she even had some leftovers to hide somewhere near the kill. Thou the probability of vultures finding it was quite high but she didn't mind it at all.
The grass made a soft sound while Adalgeus idly walked to the watering hole. Suddenly she stopped as she noticed a figure laying on a flat rock near the watering hole. Curiously she slowly started to walk towards it.
For several minutes Sekh's rest went undisturbed, and slowly she began to drift into a more relaxed state. She was nearly on the verge of falling asleep when her sharp hearing picked up the sound of someone walking towards the waterhole. Her ears twitched lightly, moving towards the direction of the sound as she contemplated whether or not to be visibly alerted to whomever was approaching. It could just be someone coming for a quick drink, and if so there truly no reason for her to panic.
However, when the footsteps paused and then continued clearly towards her, the serval let out a faint sigh. She turned her head towards the creature that was approaching her and tensed her muscles lightly in preparation to jump out of the rock in case there was any danger.
"That is quite close enough", the white serval called out to the creature, her eyes still closed. Her tone wasn't exactly impolite, but there was a certain wariness in how she spoke. "Who are you, and what do you want?"
The lioness stopped her idle walk and looked up from the direction of the waterhole.
”I came here to drink” and sat down, for she had no itentions to look for a fight. ”And I was curious who would be here, at this time of the day. Your fur is quite admirable” she added while looking maybe too intensive than intentioned. ”Do you have a certai...” she couldn’t finish her sentence for a strong sneeze abruptly cut her in the middle of the sentence.
”ACHOO!” she sneezed. And during that sneeze, tiny tentacle, squishy and purpleish in colour, fell from her nasal cavity. And slowly started to crawl towards the watering hole, only to wilt after few feet from where it fell.
Sekh scoffed very lightly at the stranger's first response. Of course they had come for a drink, but that did not explain why they - no, she - had approached her. The compliment on her fur did little to ease her wariness, and she wasn't certain how to take the comment anyhow. She supposed it was meant as a compliment, and perhaps she should appreciate the comment as it was.
The stranger sneezed then, and Sekh frowned lightly. She hoped that was not contagious.
"Bless you", the serval started to say, but then she heard a small thump as something fell on the ground. Was that slithering that she heard?
She let out a frustrated hiss, knowing that she would regret this for the rest of the day. She slowly, and very carefully, cracked open one eye, glancing quickly at the scene playing in front of her from under her long lashes, before tightly shutting her eye again. She winced at the small pain that the light had caused, but at least she now knew what was going on.
The stranger was a lioness, and apparently she had sneezed a small tentacle out of her nose. Why, and how, she had no idea.
"I assume you do not normally sneeze out slithering little things from your nose?" Sekh asked conversationally, rubbing her eyes with her paw. Cursed headache...
Liones tried to rub her nose with her paws, but no such luck.
"Thank you" Adalgeus replied with tearing eyes. "That was a big one. But I must be close now." and started to look towards the watering hole again. "She is calling for me" and sneezed another, slightly bigger tentacle than the previous one.
"Couple nights ago I cought some large fish or frog like thing near the water, far from here. It had these small weird blobs on its body but it sure tasted delicious." and licked her lips like savouring the nights feast. "But soon after I ate it, I lost consciousness" and frowned. "I had a dream where someone was calling me, I think. All I saw was a bunch of these little things, leading me towards somewhere. And a large pond, where large female lion sat in the middle of it. She tried to roar in agony, but all I heard was silence. Then I woke up." The tiny tentacle wilt again.It got further than the previous one and was definetly going to the watering hole.
"And after starting to sneeze these things I just had to follow them. Because if I went somewhere else, the sneezing got more violent. Blood even. But here, not so bad." she said, looking up from the remains of the little, purpleish tentacle.
Adalgeus stood up and started to walk towards the watering hole, hoping that the sneezing would stop soon. Even when it wasn't painful, it was starting to get on her nerves. And she started to be really worried about the tentacles. Where they are coming from?
Sekh slightly tilted her head as the lioness told her tale.
"You are a strange one", she commented calmly when the lioness sneezed again. "You are taking this surprisingly well. I do not think most would, were they in your situation."
She paused, pondering.
"You said the sneezes are not as bad here? Perhaps you have reached your destination."
The serval yawned then, flashing a mouth full of sharp, tiny, white fangs.
"Though, what would I know", she continued with a bored tone. "I am just some stranger that you've just met and who has absolutely no idea how conditions like yours even... work. Just hope that it's not some curse you've obtained. They are nasty, and notoriously difficult to rid yourself of, if that is what one wishes to do."