Baraesu

STATS
Name: Baraesu
Age: 17
Gender: Male 
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 time. 
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 clothes. 
Pets: --

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HATCHING
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 four 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)

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ADULT
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 smugly.
"You're welcome." 
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 help. 

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Story - Intro - Mate

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All images found with google
Nekrats impressed at Lantessama Isle