Description: Baraesu is a thin, wiry young man with a pale complexion, brown
eyes that stand rather far apart on his face, short black hair that often
stands up in little peaks and sharp features. He'll never be a physical sort
of person but he's not without his merits either. He's a decent swimmer and
can keep up with the caravan, just don't expect him to run for a long
Personality: Baraesu can be quite the charmer. He freely gives compliments,
knows when people need some support or praise and when they want to be left
alone. Maybe because he is so sensitive to people's moods, he prefers to be
alone. When he has time, he goes out to fish, by which we mean, sit at the
side of the water quietly.
Family: Baraesu is the middle child of a couple of caravan-traders. Older
brother Ponkau, Younger sister Meroka. Their wagon sells furs, rugs and
Evening was approaching after a long and hot summer day
when Serise notified her bond that her eggs were close to hatching. They
weren't exactly moving yet but there was something in the currents around
them that was different. As cryptic as a message that was, when a dragon
told you her eggs were hatching, you got the candidates. There were a lot
of candidates present for this hatching, but not all of them would bond
today. Several larger groups had appeared from offworld. There were about
people from Kynn and two groups from Dawn Cove. All of these would return
to their homeworld and establish nekrat colonies there. This made the
hatching feel more like an informal gathering to eat, drink and socialise.
Locals asked about how candidates had fared after previous hatchings,
wondering what had happened after they'd returned home. Others were curious
about the planets the candidates lived on and wanted to discuss flora and
fauna. Close to the beach about a dozen people were standing with their feet (or fins) in the
water, waiting for the kittens to come to them.
Ponkau was the first to feel movement and though he was a big man, the
tanned caravan-member from Gremyne was
nearly knocked off his feet by the energetic wave nekrat male that
wriggled himself between the man's legs.
"Play! Play!" the young nekrat called to him, "Basit will
play with Ponkau. Fun!"
Both his brother and sister were grinning and cracking jokes while he swam
to the side, following his new bond. But it didn't take long for Ponkau to
start laughing as twin jets launched from the water and drenched his
siblings. Meroka was still looking around, not knowing what had happened
when she was pulled under by a bright Foam female who hugged her tight and
whispered in her mind: "My name is Aesha."
Baraesu had figured out after the initial splash that he should brace
himself. But unlike his siblings, the nekrat that had chosen him for a
bond was a quiet sort and didn't like to be too flashy. The pool nekrat
was almost invisible in the bay waters, but he poked his head out of the
water for a moment, just long enough to show himself before he
swam away, Baraesu following.
"What's your name?" the middle sibling asked.
"Alnahr." the pool replied coolly and then hurried for the food.
Pool Alnahr (m)
Baraesu relaxed in the warm waters. Alnahr always seemed to know where to
find those currents that were warm and inviting. This little bay on the main
continent was apparently warmed by an underground vein of lava. Baraesu
never wanted to leave. Maybe he should make a home here for himself. His
time was usually divided between Lantessama and Dawn Cove. But having a
little place just for himself appeaed to him.
"I knew you'd like it here." Alnahr
said as he popped up next to his bond.
Baraesu had sensed his bond's presence but as always had had a hard time
finding him. Alnahr liked to keep secrets but Baraesu didn't mind that.
Everyone was entitled to their privacy.
"You're amazing." Baraesu sighed as the aches left his muscles.
"Great." his nekrat answered
Baraesu knew he'd still visit his homeworld of Gremyne but he knew his
future lay here on Syl'Neriss. He knew some of the native youngsters had
been trying to bring prosperity back to the people of the main continent who
were hiding in the icy north. Maybe he could help them. Baraesu liked being
alone, but he was a sucker for a good cause and they definitely needed
Story - Intro - Mate
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Nekrats impressed at Lantessama