Tavula

STATS
Name: Tavula
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Description: Tavula has long black hair that she usually keeps in a braid. Her eyes have a purple sheen to them and she loves to smile. She is the daughter of one of the caravan merchants and has loved being part of the new settlement of Dawn Cove. She likes to decorate the houses with plants and flowers, enjoys painting and working with clay. After only knowing life on the road, she enjoys every chance she gets to put down roots and the decorating helps her feel like the cove will be her permanent home. 
Pets: Water Elemental Pya (f) from Gineya Isle

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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. 
After the first three nekrats had impressed a wind picked up and those that scanned the skies noticed the dark clouds gathering at the horizon. The light changed as did the smell of the air and water, all signs that a thunder storm was brewing. Without knowing how many eggs were still hidden in the water no-one knew whether or not the hatching would end before the storm let loose. But the candidates would get wet either way so they hardly thought of leaving the water. Some of the spectators left to take shelter though, not wanting to risk getting wet. 
In the water but near the shore, Tavula suddenly felt the sand under her feet shift and a tail caress her ankle. Quickly looking down she could just spy a shadow of movement on the sand. Yellow on beige, the Sand female was playing hide and seek but she was too slow and Tavula managed to catch her tail.
"Got you!" the young woman from Dawn Cove shouted.
"You did. But I wanted you to so it's still my win." the Sand female winked, "My name is Wamid."
The light started to dim as the clouds in the sky drew closer. It was in those last rays of sunshine that still sparkled on the waters that the next nekrat kitten appeared. He was fast and slender, with a pearly white hide and stunning red fins that seemed to be made of flames. Pleased with his dramatic entrance, the Fountain male swamp up to Parvas and said:
"I'm Sarih, pleased to meet you."
"You're amazing." Parvas exclaimed and hugged the beaming nekrat.


Sand Wamid (f)

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ADULT
Keshri looked over the waters of Dawn Cove like he'd done before he'd even known where he was headed in life. Below him Volludh was playing with Wamid, the dark aqua Lake and bright golden Sand nekrat were both calm and relaxed dragons and they'd hit it off immediately. 
A warm hand touched his shoulder as Tavula returned with some tea and biscuits. They were sitting close to her house. There was no doubt in Keshri's mind that they should be here. Tavula had always wanted to put down roots and she'd already started before they'd travelled to an entirely different planet to bond to water dragons. 
"Everything okay?" Tavula asked when she saw her lover's look.
"Everything's perfect." he assured her, "I'm just amazed at how happy I am."
Tavula smiled back at him, knowing perfectly well how he felt. She was finally home and ready to raise a family. The past years having flown by in the blink of an eye.  
"I think our bonds are trying to tell us something though." Keshri winked as the play in the water had turned into something a little more serious.
Tavula grinned, "You want to try to beat them in starting a family?"
"I don't think we can. But how bad can it be to practice?"
"I like that thought." Tavula sighed and let herself be swept away in the happiness.

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Story - Intro - Mate

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All images found with google
Nekrats impressed at Lantessama Isle