THE BIRDS ARE PULLING RAIN IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on February 27, 2011 at 10:35:49 PM by LEON
"Thank you," Leon says with a small dip of his head. It was nice to hear such kind words from a stranger, and kind words that seemed quite sincere despite the lack of knowledge they shared about each other. Again Leon, with his poor ability to read other's expressions and true meanings, couldn't help but wonder if she was egging him on, encouraging him to do something that could lead to failure. Could she be the wolf in sheep's clothing, telling him sweet lies to bring him to the awaiting pack. Vega too, was pleased at Hydra's words. Even though the sleeping bat wasn't putting much into the conversation, the little marten was already a big fan of the duo. She hoped to see a lot of these two in the future.
As she asked where he was from, Leon turned inward for a moment, trying to recall his favourite spot in the small meadow, or the smell of the blossoms in the spring, or the numb bitter cold of the winters. But he's called back to the surface as Hydra explained the workings of the herd structure and her family, commenting on her mother in a negative fashion, which surprised Leon. He knew that there would be misunderstands in every family that would lead to rifts between parents and their children, or siblings, or cousins even. He just wasn't so sure that someone would talk about those cracks in relationships with pride. Leon had only ever truly fought with Lonan, and that tore him up, even until today. He would have never spoke about his ruined relationship with his cousin with pride.
"Well, my home hardly compares with yours,' he admits, a sloppy grin creasing his lips. "There was my father, mother, her sister, her mate, and my cousin. That was our herd, just a simple little family. My father's father passed away when I was a yearling, and I never knew any other extended family. It was nothing grand but I miss it dearly." Even as he reflected back on his past, he realized how unimportant his life seemed in the grand scheme of things. But to Leon, his little six horse herd was all he knew, and it meant the world to him. He was only now beginning to understand how big this place was, and how insignificant everyone was. That just meant that each person had to make their impact and live their lives fully and direct their love to those who earned and deserve it. While Leon's aspirations might not be big and fantastic, they would come to mean more to him that fame and success. He just had to figure out what exactly he'd accomplish.
"I should hope that you come to visit Vega and I once we're settled. I like you and your day-sleeper."