"If they're half as nice as you, then I think it's a step up."
It felt so odd to him, walking for longer than a few hours. Any location within Uchoyo's pride was within an hour's walking distance. It made the world feel so much bigger to him. For a minute, he wondered how many other prides there were out there.
It was certainly an opinion Maji trusted. Over the next couple hours, he found himself more and more comforted.
"There's my pride. Ready?"
Suddenly, the previous hours of assuage were for naught. Meeting a new pride was something Maji had just now realized he had never done. What if they don't like him? No. He wasn't ready. But he would have to be. There was no turning back. Maji's heart beat faster as he focussed on his own breathing to try to hide his elevated breath.
"Y-Yeah..." He said, nervously. "Let's uh, let's do this then."
Maji heard the voices. It reminded him somewhat of the lionesses in Uchoyo's pride but the judgemental tone wasn't there. Each of the voices became locked into his memory. It wasn't something he could control. It just happened, just like everything new to him. Everything was instantaneously set in stone in Maji's memory.
He wasn't used to this attention. Normally, he would've been ignored in his old pride. It wasn't making him feel any more comfortable. Maji lowered his head and glanced at Vita.
"They're all looking at me. Did- did I do something wrong?"
"No. You're just new. Also, they're a bit worried. You don't exactly look healthy."
"Oh. Right." Maji noticed the difference between the rest of the lioness's physical forms and his own. A feeling of inadequacy came over him as he realized how weak he was in comparison. Not even the members of his old pride looked quite as strong. The setting was so calm and peaceful, it made Maji feel out of place. In spite of having been brought here by Vita, he couldn't help feel unwelcome.
"My brother should be here. Are you ready? I can do all the talking, if you want."
He took a deep breath and replied shakily. "Y-yeah. Sure." All his attempts at appearing calm fell flat.
Kazu raises an eyebrow at Vita and she smiles sheepishly and explains the situation.
By the time she finishes the whole story, there's a deep frown set on her brother's face.
"While I understand your reasoning, I'd prefer that you don't put our whole pride at risk for the sake of one lion." She was about to protest until he raised his paw, effectively silencing her. "However, he is your friend, so I'll do what I can to help."
Vita turns and smiles at Maji. "See? You're almost free!"
Maji was normally somewhat hungry all the time but at the mention of food, he now noticed the pangs of hunger. The hungry lion looked back at the cave entrance, then at Vita, his ears raised expectantly. He half stepped away before remembering his manners.
"Oh, uh, thank you. Y-your majesty." He said, bowing his head, his ears flattened back down. Such hesitation would've gotten him a paw to the throat from King Uchoyo. Maji squinted and braced himself, head still lowered, unsure of whether or not some physical show of force would hit him. When nothing happened, Maji lifted his wide eyes up and backed away towards Vita.
At that moment, Maji's world flipped upside down. Finally, he was beginning to realize that the patch of solace he experienced here was not and island among a vast hell that he knew. Rather, the hell he grew to accept was the isolated wrongness. It was like a weight had been lifted off his back. Maji didn't say anything. He merely smiled and nodded as he followed Vita.
Maji never really had a choice when it came to food. Just the scraps from whatever was left. At this point, anything sounded good. But there was one thing he never got to try.
"What are our chances of finding a warthog?" He asked. Warthogs weren't extremely rare but they were small enough that when his pride caught one, there weren't ever any leftovers. On those days, he just went hungry. But from what he gathered, they had a different taste from most other kinds of meat. It was something that always intrigued him.
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prismatic: Rper's that is..
Apr 8, 2020 2:25:24 GMT
abalancedbreakfast: Yeah, it was fun RPing on here back when it was active. I think it's just... not gonna happen anymore though.
Apr 8, 2020 2:30:37 GMT
cheezeegriff: I'm always keen to RP here. T'was sad when the last one died
Apr 8, 2020 2:34:54 GMT
prismatic: I've got a thread going with Cheezeegriff. Im hopefull and willing to take on several characters to RP with those who are willing
Apr 8, 2020 2:36:46 GMT
prismatic: the board seems to get alot of guest traffic, they prob just need to see a little activity to be willing to stick around
Apr 8, 2020 2:39:29 GMT
abalancedbreakfast: I do have an idea, it'd combine aspects of Lion RP and a geopolitical RP group I used to be a part of too, imagine playing Risk but with lion prides
Apr 8, 2020 2:44:50 GMT
prismatic: soo sort of like TLK RP with a game of throne-ish type plot line? sounds like it could be fun Of course there would prob always be a fair mix of those looking to take over others and those content just to hold onto their own lands.
Apr 8, 2020 2:53:58 GMT
prismatic: The RP I was a part of years ago had many diffrent lands with prides and tribes who had a mix of allies and enemies respectfully. There were always plots going on back and forth between them. It made for very interesting RP
Apr 8, 2020 3:09:23 GMT
prismatic: There was all that and individual plots between characters and it sort of all tied together. Wouldn't be hard to start something like that here if yu guys wanted to. all we'd need is a few of us willing to start a pride as a leader and also willing to RP
Apr 8, 2020 3:11:20 GMT
prismatic: a character or two in the other prides. Then guests that visit hoping to find an active board will see RP going on and hopefully jump in with characters of their own
Apr 8, 2020 3:12:22 GMT
prismatic: posted again Cheezeegriff! ok people, I'm off for the night. I'll check back in at some point tomarrow.
Apr 8, 2020 3:57:15 GMT
prismatic: just poking my head in to say I'm still around. can't reply tonight Cheezeegriff sorry, I'll try to get a reply in tomarrow have to crash a bit before work for now.
Apr 9, 2020 1:12:15 GMT
prismatic: just popping in for a min to let you know I won't be able to post till tomarrow, but I'm off tomarrow night so hopefully I'll have a little free time at some point to get on here for a bit.
Apr 11, 2020 1:09:36 GMT