Days Of Midnight [Xena]

Täni

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1 y/o medium Female
Finnegan, Male Fennec fox
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Blue eyes scanned over the meadow as she looked around, it was strange being in a new place before her mother. Normally her mother would arrive first and then she would shortly be there. But this time she had decided to adventure ahead of her mother specially since she wanted to let her mom sleep a little bit. It had just started to become dark which meant that her mother would be waking up soon and looking for her. But Tani knew that it wouldnt take to long before Xena found her. Tani only hoped that her mother wouldnt be to upset with her but then again it was rare that she was upset with tani adventuring specially when Finnegan was with her. Just as she went to let out a bark the small fennec fox came out of the bush and looked around, a sleepy look on his face as he streched out with a huge yawn. “Tani, what are we doing here?“ he looked around with soft ember eyes. She turned back to him and giggled some as she padded over to him and licked the top of his head. 

“I thought Mother would like it here“ her voice was hushed slightly as she looked around. She was older now and that ment that she had to rely on her own instinks more then her mothers. Tani only hoped that the place that she picked was a good spot. There was water which meant food was near by, the only thing that she couldnt see was a safe spot to hide if anything came to fight but then again not many things decided to fight. But then again most of the time she was aroun her mother who gave off a dark aura which kept things away, but now she was out in the open alone with Finnegan. Long navy blue ears flicked as she looked around the area. Now she only hoped that her mother would join her shortly, which wouldnt take long since her mom had wings and could easily be some where in the blink of an eye. As Tani looked around she caught the movement of something which made her head towards it. Lowering her frame down to the ground she got even closer before she jumped onto the creature.

It had just been a small rabbit, tani quickly ended the rabbit's life as she stood up she licked her maw. At least she would have some sort of food to eat while she waited. Finnegan slowly made his way over and looked at the body. “Well at least you didnt miss this time.“ he joked as he sat down and smirked at Tani. The female narrowed her eyes and then stuck out her tongue at the fox. “Rude.“ she hissed slightly as she began to chew on the leg. 

“täni.“ “finnegan.“


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6 y/o xlarge Female
Ethio, Male Ocelot
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It was time. She felt the tug that told her it was now time to move about. A wing appendage moved slowly as her crown was lifted. Bright red eyelids opened slowly to reveal the two chartreuse orbs within. A large yawn soon escaped passed her lips. Then muscles began to move as movement caught her attention from above. "Oh good you're awake." a small yet cheerful voice came and she looked up briefly with a smirk to the feline. Lengthy limbs stretched forward briefly before giving her body a quick shake. Inhaling deeply, she closed her eyes for a moment before exhaling. Such a pleasant feeling. The woman then looked around, her eyes searching for two other forms. "They went on ahead." Ethio replied climbing down from his perch. "Hmmm" she offered musing over his words as his form brushed past her letting out a purr. A soft rumble of a sort of growl came from her being as she swept her wing over his form gently. With another breath in, she lifted her head saying "Lead the way then." 

Ethio smiled, flicking his tail briefly before giving a brief mew and starting off with her following a bit behind him. For once she decided to walk. Normally, she would fly to her daughter but this time, it was a start of change. Wings were folded at her sides as she looked up between the branches of the trees. They had all but lost their leaves and grown silent for winter was upon them. Days and Nights were filled with bone chilling temperatures and frankly, she didn't mind it. Days were short which gave her time to be out and about. She noticed Ethio slow his pace as they neared the tree line and she peered out in the darkness. She gave a slight smirk at seeing her daughter's form. She wasn't a little gal anymore, she was growing up fast right in front of her eyes. Xena then moved to sit down silently. To think months ago, she had found her while exploring. Her paws had been burned from a fire that broke out and so what did Xena do? Took the pup under her wing of course along with Ethio's insisting. 

Now, she was looking at a young lady. And Xena was quite proud of herself and somewhat relieved she hadn't even scared the gal off. A slight frown trickled on her face a she felt the shadows wrap more tightly around her. There were dark things hiding within the woman, things she never wanted Täni to witness. She had kept them at bay for quite some time now. Her gaze flitted to the ground in thought before she shook her head clear. None of that. There was no time for those emotions. She looked back up to her daughter's form in the open as she soon heard something and started toward it. Xena lowered herself again silently, watching. Ah, a rabbit she had caught. She listened to Finnegan's reply and let a smile appear on her face. Yes, she was learning. Still a ways to go to being a rather exceptional hunter but at least Xena knew she could catch her own meals with the lessons she had been giving her. 

But, there was still other things to learn. Tail gave a brief flick before her eyes looked to Ethio. The feline blinked with being excited and he started forward through the grass, Xena's shadows keeping his paw steps silent. Ethio moved through the grass, his eyes barely visible through the blades. "Oh yes it is a good thing you did not miss." her soft vocals rang out from the shadows. "it could spell disaster if you're starving." She stepped out into the open hoping to distract the fox and her daughter. A smile drifted on her face before she spoke it disappearing "and a starving wolf can be an easy meal if they let their guard down for someone else" Ethio paused in his steps a bit from Tani and Finnegan waiting for his cue. "Just like that one." she finished nodding into the grass and Ethio sprang forward to sweep past the kid, to snatch the rabbit.


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Täni

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1 y/o medium Female
Finnegan, Male Fennec fox
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As Täni laid there chewing on the rabbit body, she happily hummed to herself. Finnegan sat there just watching her till he picked up the noise of another. Now he was more aware of the surrounding then what Täni was but that was to be expected. She was still very young and still didnt know all the things yet, tho soon she would learn more about everything. Finn stood up and looked towards where the sound came from but soon relaxed when he noticed that it was just Xena. Täni jumped slightly as she heard the voice of her mother, making her drop the rabbit infront of her. The blue female rose up to stand to looked at her mother, long ears flicked on her head as she smiled softly. Even tho Xena may have not been her birth mother Täni didnt care. Xena took her in when she didnt need to and raised her as if Täni where her own. But she jumped back slightly when Ethio jumped past her taking her rabbit.

“Hey!“ she whined as she jumped towards him trying to catch him if she could. But it wouldnt be any use, Ethio was alot fast then her. Ears flattened agasint her head as she sat down and pouted. She heard her mother speak about it would be a disaster if she was starving and how a starving wolf could be an easy meal if their gaurd where left down. Turning to face her mother and whined some, what did she mean if she were starving she would be an easy meal? Taking in a deep breath she sighed some, it didnt make alot of sense to her but she knew it would make more sense when she got older. Plus she would always have Finnegan with her and she only hoped that Xena would stick around along as she could. Täni didnt want to lose Xena, she was all that she really had other then finny. Looking down at the fox who was just shaking his head as he rose to his feet and headed over to where Xena was. He sat down next to her and sighed some. She had alot of learning to do and he only hoped that she would take it all in as best as she could

“Take your meal back.“ he told her as he let out a lil yip. Täni looked at Finnegan and then looked towards where Ethio was. Her eyes narrowed slightly as she stood up and slowly lowered her body down, but she didnt get low enough and just ended up leaping after Ethio like some sort of mutated deer. Finnegan placed a paw on his face as he just sighed.

“täni.“ “finnegan.“


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6 y/o xlarge Female
Ethio, Male Ocelot
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Ethio flicked his tail as he turned back watching the scene. Light blue orbs went to Xena and she gave a curt nod of approval. The woman simply sat and watched as her daughter attempted to catch Ethio. If she was going to survive, this was a vital lesson of many. "Once you've caught your meal, great. But its actually keeping it within your grasp that counts." she said to her daughter. Listening as Finnegan told her to take her meal back. The fox got the idea and she nodded. "IF you want something my little Rue De Boule. You MUST have that drive to take it back." she added getting up again to watch the kid leap after Ethio.

The action didn't go as planned though and she let out a chuckle as Finnegan placed a paw on his face. Walking over to her daughter, she looked down at her curiously, one torn ear rotated back. "An interesting approach...if you're a deer." she said shuffling her wings,. "But you are not a deer, you're a wolf. And a special one at that." She lowered her head to nudge the female to get up with a smirk. "You have magick running through your veins, Tani. Use it if you can. But never reveal all your secrets." 


She gave a wink to her before looking towards Ethio seeing his position. Ethio popped his head from the grass before giggling and starting to head for the tree-line again. Xena stepped forward taking in a small breath and began to let the shadows engulf her and if you blinked, you missed it. Because she had teleported back towards the trees where she had started. Her wings stretched out wide as she stared at Ethio a playful growl leaving her throat. The feline skidded to a stop before turning his direction. Xena gave a quick nod back to Tani to try knowing she hadn't ever seen her mother use teleportation before. 

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Täni

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1 y/o medium Female
Finnegan, Male Fennec fox
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Ice blue eyes looked at her mother as she listened to her speak. Taking a deep breath she sighed some as she stopped for a moment and just stood there not moving at all. ears flicked on her head as she began to think about what she was saying. There had to be a way for her to keep her kill and prove that she had the drive to do so. But it was when she heard her mother speak about what she was doing was an interesting approch if she were a deer. Lowering her head some she whined, she wasnt a deer but it seemed helpful to gain some sort of closure between her and Ethios. Turning towards where her brother was she narrowed her eyes and pinned her ears fully back agasint her head as she began to think harder. What could she do that would keep her meal within her clutches. There had to be something that she could do but what could it be? it was driving her nuts, how could she not know what it was. 

As tani stood there just thinking about everything she hadn't even noticed that her mother had basically teleported to the spot where she first started out at. Lifting up her head she turned to talk to her mother but noticed that she was missing. Quickly turning around she spotted her back over where she had first appeared. Tani tilted her head, her mother could just appear into spots? When did she aquire this? But then again the last part of the sentence her mother said was never reveal all your secrets. Had that ment that all this time her own mother could basically teleport and she never showed it to her? The tiny female turned her head down to the ground, ears flicked on her head for a moment while she just stood there. Finn watched tani carefully trying to figure out what she was doing but then it began to click in his head as he looked around for a place to hide himself. If it was what he thought then it was about to get rather bright really fast. The tiny fennec fox skittered back towards where a rock was that had a small burrow under it. He quickly slipped down it and placed his paws over his eyes

As Tani stood there she began to growl slightly as she dug her claws into the ground. As Tani stood there a small ball of light began to form at the top of her head, slowly begining to grow larger and larger as she stood there. Slolwy Tani lifted up her head and the orb had moved from the top of her head straight to the tip of her nose. Soon the orb was rather large and Tani blew out and as it went into the air she let out a scream. This caused the ball to shatter and emit a rather blinding light that took over the entire area for a breif moment. Tani was still able to see which made her began to smile as she found her secret. Quickly she pushed her way toward where Ethios was and snagged her rabbit body from him. As she grabed it she giggled slightly as she slipped away, before she did it clicked in her head that she could have actually harmed either her mother or Ethios. This caused her to drop her rabbit and run towards her mother with tears in her eyes. 

“Mommy!“ her voice was shakey as she came barreling into the body of her mother. Just as she did this Finnegan came crawling out of the burrow and looked around. It seemed all clear but then he noticed that Tani was crying and had slammed into the body of Xena. Taking  deep breath he sighed some as he walked over to her  “täni calm yourself. You havnt hurt anyone, i promise you.“

“täni.“ “finnegan.“


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6 y/o xlarge Female
Ethio, Male Ocelot
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Xena was silent as she sat from her beginning spot as Tani contemplate what the meaning of her words and the course of action she should take next. Her words might have been a bit harsh but she wasn't going to sugarcoat everything now that the female was older. She wasn't always going to be around to protect her daughter. Already, she was venturing further everyday. It brought a little bit of grief to her knowing eventually, it would be just her and Ethio again. 

Her thoughts were interrupted as she noticed a bit of light forming. Pushing away her previous thoughts she focused on Tani again. The woman watched the ball grew in size. That was it, she smirked as the gal used her magick. But all too soon the light shattered as Tani screamed out, causing the area to light up. Xena hissed shutting her eyes shaking her head as she brought a wing up. Even after the darkness settled back in the area, she kept them closed a slight growl more so to herself. She knew better to keep looking. Ears perked as Tani yelled out to her. 

With a slight groan she moved her wing away saying "It's alright. I'm fine." and then the gal barreled into her. She chuckled some, eyes opening a little. Things still a bit blurry but she'd manage. Finnegan approached a moment later reassuring Tani as well. "No real harm done, my little star." she began after wrapping her wings around her. Her head lifted as she spoke out "Right Ethio?!" Ethio, slightly groaned getting up from the ground shaking his head slightly as he turned about for a moment to regain his sight. "...ah...right!" he said making his way back over to sit beside Finnegan blinking hard still. "Magick is all trial and error, hun. Even once you've mastered it, there are still things to learn. Capabilities, what you can do. Limitations, how long can you keep it up. It's all practice." Xena said looking back down at her daughter with a proud smile. "Any brighter and could've blinded us for a couple days at least." she whispered in her ear with a smirk. 


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Täni

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1 y/o medium Female
Finnegan, Male Fennec fox
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The feeling of her mothers wings wrapping around her made her calm down slightly. Looking up at her mother as she said how that she was fine and that no real harm was done. navy blue ears were still pinned back against her head as she sat there now leaned up agasint xena's leg. Tani sniffled slightly as she nuzzled into her mom even more. But when she spoke about how all magick was trial and error and even when you mastered it that there were still more things to learn. Did that mean even her own mother was still learning her own abilities even tho she was sure her mom had mastered most of it. Or at least she thought she had. Taking in a deep breath she sighed some as she listened to her mom explain that it was all practice and that she would learn what she could do as she practiced more. But how could she when she was so scared that she would hurt the two things in her life? Tani wouldnt be able to live with herself if she harmed her mother or her brother Ethios.

But it was when she noticed the smile as her mother looked down at her and said how she could have blinded them for days at least. It didnt make her feel any better but she did know that her mom was trying to help her feel better. “That is what I was afraid of tho mom. I dont want to end up hurting you or ethios“ her voice was a little shakey as she still stayed leaned into Xena's leg. “Täni, Xena is right. You have a very special ability which will come in handy one day specially for keeping yourself safe or even your own family.“ he said as he walked up to her and nuzzled her leg slightly as he turned to look at Xena. He was only hoping that it was what Xena was trying to teach Tani.

“täni.“ “finnegan.“


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Ethio, Male Ocelot
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She figured the gal would be a bit hesitant to use her magick. After all, they were on opposite sides. Light and Dark normally did not mix, but one can't be without the other. And though she really couldn't show Täni what the possible things she could do. She could at least give her an idea. Her head tilted slightly as she listened to her daughter speak confirming her thoughts. Giving a brief smirk, and nipping her ear she spoke, "Oh my dear girl, you wouldn't be you if you did not have fear of what you're capable of." Her head lifted up slightly as Finnegan came up as well. She nodded in agreement. "Who knows...you might have to protect me or even your brother one day."


Frame started to lower to the ground as she repositioned her wings, chartreuse orbs looking over the area in front of them. "Sometimes retaliation--fighting can only cause more. But there is always going to be that. I hope that you would never have to resort to such but that is not how Nidria works." Her tone was low, serious but still soft in a way. Xena looked back down to the young lady "your fear to use your abilities will only grow if you let it. Do I fear mine? Very much so. The dark aura you undoubtedly feel at times being at my side. Every single day, I feel as if I will slip into a deep abyss and it'll take over." She paused for a moment caught in her own thoughts wondering if she should continue.

She didn't want to frighten Täni, but how was she to learn if Xena didn't speak about it. "But...I have something very special that helps keep me grounded." she smiled looking up into the dark sky, "the brightest star that graces me with her presence every time I open my eyes." Wondering if her daughter would catch on to who she meant. 

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Täni

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1 y/o medium Female
Finnegan, Male Fennec fox
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Dark navy ears flattened agasint the lighter navy colored head as Tani looked at her mother. She didnt know what to do, but just listen as she spoke. Wait she might have to protect her mother and brother? There would be no way that she could that, she would be to worried that she would harm them in the process. A soft whine came from her as she sat there next to her mother, the touch of her wings made her jump slightly but she relaxed slightly as she looked down at the ground. Her head was swimming with questions but yet none of them where good enough to be asked out loud. But it was when she heard her mother speak about how she was even scared of her own abilities. Wait, her mother was scared of her own powers? How was that so? She was so confindent and didnt show any sort of fear. It was the reason why Tani felt so safe with the female, even from the day they met. Something told Tani that she could trust the female with everything.

Looking down at Finnegan as he as well looked up at the dark sky and closed his amber eyes. He took in a deep breath and let out a soft yip as he slowly opened his eyes and looked at Tani. He smiled as he heard Xena speak about how something very special that keeps her ground that it was the brightest star that graces her with her pressence every time that she opened her eyes. Finn nodded his head and he turned back up to look at the blue female. “I am with Xena.“ he spoke softly as he bowed at the large winged female. Even he appreciated the female for taking in tani when she was a young pup, surely she would have not made it into a yearling if Xena hadnt found her. Which finnegan would admit that even he wouldnt have been able to keep Tani alive. Tani looked up to the sky and listened to her mother speak about a bright star. Tilting her head slightly her eyes scanned over the sky attempting to find the bright star. Slolwy she lowered her head down to look back down at the ground and began to think about things.

It was often that her mother spoke about how she was her little star. Did that mean that Tani was the bright star that kept her mother grounded? Turning up to her mother she smiled as tears filled the females eyes. Quickly Tani pressed herself into the side of the female and burried her face into the light pelt. “I am your star?“ she asked with a shakey voice as she pulled herself from the side of Xena to look up at her with shimmering blue eyes.

“täni.“ “finnegan.“


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6 y/o xlarge Female
Ethio, Male Ocelot
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All her words were more than likely confusing to the young lady in front of her. But they were life lesson words. And better she to remember them for Xena had no blood relatives. Well, as far as she knew about right about now. Alive or dead. She hadn't seem them in quite some time now. It saddened her, but three furballs filled that void more than they knew. Chartreuse orbs went to the fox as he agreed with her words and even bowed to her. So formal he was with her even now. She gave a brief smile remembering when they had all met. Xena hadn't really been too keen on having more mouths to feed. Finnegan had been bold to request her assistance and Ethio had took a liking to the pair, she would have left them be if not for his insistent nagging.

Darkness had clouded her heart back then, still did but not as much when she was around these two. Her daughter pondered on her question now and when she finally looked back up even with tears in her eyes asking was she her star, the woman smiled warmly. "The brightest of them all." she whispered to her. These days, one would be wary to say Xena did not care for this young one right here. She'd risk her own life for her and Finnegan, and you couldn't tell her otherwise.
 

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