Post by abalancedbreakfast on Oct 9, 2016 3:28:29 GMT
He froze for a moment. "Yeah, s'all good. Just havin' some talks wit' the rogues 'ere. 'parently some lion got mad cause we was passin' through his turf on the way 'ere wit'out his permission. I worked things out wit'im."
He stopped talking, coughing a bit and staring blankly at a point on the floor, not displaying any sort of emotion, really.
Timidly, Mama Mlezi walked up to his side and whispered in his ear. "Ya' need one of ta' lionesses fo' comfort, maybe a massage, my boy?"
"Nah, ma, I'm good. Jus'... got any food?"
"I do, honey, I do" she said, wrapping her arms around him and going off. "I'll have t'at 'eah roight now. T'is room's your's fo' ta' night."
"Hey, thanks, ma." he said blankly.
"No issue for a fellow rogue." She said, leaving the room.
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Oct 9, 2016 3:53:01 GMT
Wapo just went stone cold on her, moving to a corner of the cave near the window opening and curling down to sleep.
"Yeah. Leg be actin' up. Tha's it. S'all. Jus' need some sleep."
He looked up at Kela, noting her concerned look. "Wha's wrong? You can do what you do fo' now. We got a whole night 'ere. You ain't a fan a' tha' singin'?" he asked, trying to avoid thinking too much about the act he just committed.
"If you expect me to run off and have fun while my friend is having a problem, then you really don't know me." Kela says, then moves closer to Wapo. "Now, what's eating ya? If you don't want to talk about it, then talk about something else."
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Oct 9, 2016 4:21:57 GMT
He simply looked at her with weary eyes, and in a raspy voice, spoke his first words of emotional honesty in a while. "F'I eva' had a soul, it been drained out of me a long time ago. Sold fo' somethin, killed, o' given ta' someone else... But I ain't got it."
"Someone soulless wouldn't have done right by me like you have." Kela counters softly. "Just because life was hard on you, doesn't mean that you're an empty shell. You're not as bad as you think you are."
Kela really didn't want to leave him alone, but understands. "I'd rather sleep. It's been a long travel. Any place for me to sleep, since you don't want me here right now? I don't trust anyone else here to watch my back while I sleep." She sighs a bit.
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Oct 9, 2016 13:41:16 GMT
He couldn't resist the pressure anymore as he took a sharp breath in, unable to help when a tear rolled down his face as he struggled not to break down from his sorrow.
"I... I'm tired... I'm tired a' havin' ta' kill... I'm tired a' bein' forced into 'dis life where I have ta' survive by doin' bad things, because I've done too many awful things to live a good life..."
He opened his red eyes and risked a look at Kela. "I'm tired a' life..." he said, his eyes watering and forming streams of tears down his face.
Post by abalancedbreakfast on Oct 9, 2016 13:54:16 GMT
He dug the side of his head into the side of her shoulder trying to calm himself, to little effect. By this point, it was as if he couldn't speak. He nodded at Kela's suggestion, finally sharing with somebody the emotions he'd been bottling up for, by this point, a year. Unable to hold much back by this point, he wrapped his arms around Kela and dug his face into her fur, crying audibly now, as if the floodgates to his soul had just burst open.
Not sure what else to do, Kela awkwardly pats his shoulder with her paw. "It's okay, Wapo." She says, trying to console him. She manages to adjust both of their bodies to where they were laying on the ground.