Description: Nikoko is a young man with short red hair, blue eyes and
freckles. He lucked out and got his father's skin tone which means he isn't
as prone to burning as the average redhead. But he still needs to take
Personality: Nikoko is a pretty straight-laced fellow. He tries to do
his best at everything he is tasked with and is generally the boy the adults
feel is responsible and one that will go far. Nikoko himself doesn't want to
go far though, he feels great where he is and will forever remain someone
who will do odd jobs and be a vital part of the community.
Family: Parents are drifters who have settled in Dawn Cove.
Tavula waded through the water, her sand nekrat Wamid completely
chill with people wandering close to her eggs. In fact, the candidates for this
clutch had been welcomed to swim, touch and talk to the eggs. Wamid in fact had
enjoyed the company and extra eyes to guard her babies. It wouldn't be long now.
She could feel it in the currents and the tense flicks of her mate's fins.
"Calm down; Volludh." she urged.
"I know they are coming. Our family is
The lake nekrat was teetering between panic and jubilation and was basically on
edge. His bond, Keshri, was running around the edge of the island, trying to
calm himself. Wamid made a small note to Tavula to keep her lover from doing
another tour of the isle when he would next come by.
"Better ask the candidates to not roam far
Tavula's nod was hardly noticeable and she waded back to the beach to do some
About an hour later, more people were milling about and Keshri didn't need to be
told to stick around. Almost as if the babies knew that everyone who needed to
be there was around, small fountains of escaping air announced the
People stood ankle- to knee-deep into the water, sea dragons swam closer to be a
part of the occasion. It was hard to see the kittens as their colours blended
well with the water of the bay. Nikoko, one of the Dawn Cove bonders, had
hardly noticed the bondings of the previous three kittens. His eyes had been locked on the swamp green colour that floated in front
of him. The male kitten had been looking at him, but seemed as of yet hesitant
to talk. Did that mean they weren't partners? Maybe the swamp hatchling was
looking for someone else. Nikoko didn't really intend to try and sway the
dragon's mind. They chose to bond after all. He didn't mind waiting a bit
"I'm not sorry to say that you won't need to wait
longer." the lazy voice of the swamp hatchling finally told him,
"I was just making sure."
"There is nothing wrong with that, Jimwul." Nikoko nodded, "Thank
you for making sure."
Wamid and Volludh decreed that all their eggs had hatched and that no hidden
eggs were lingering in the bay, signalling that spectators and newly bonded
pairs could leave to feast at the waiting buffet.
Nikoko had returned to Dawn Cove and despite his reservations and worries
about his lazy days ending, so far no-one had pressured him into doing
things he didn't want to do.
"You're busy caring for a nekrat."
Jimwul told him.
"That can't be it? Can it be so simple?" Nikoko wondered.
"I'll gladly exaggerate the care I need from
"I'm certain you will. I know how you love to be pampered."
As the two men were bickering among themselves, two wily females were
observing them. Some years had passed and Emmaly, now 20 and about the
same age as Nikoko dimly remembered the red-haired boy from the past. He'd
always looked calm and in control, though judging from the conversation that
calmness had just been laziness. Somehow the thought of knowing that when
no-one else did made the young man look all the more endearing.
"I quite like his bond too." Avait,
her seaweed nekrat shared.
"You like anyone who seems easy to trick." Emmaly teased.
"This is different. I don't think I can pull
one over on him." Avati confessed,
"Maybe I don't want to?"
Emmaly snickered and added, "Then we better go introduce
Story - Intro - Mate
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Nekrats impressed at Lantessama Isle