Blackavar had never expected that in such a short period of time so much could happen. He was happy, yes, that Claudia was finally going to meet others and their axian; but something inside him was no longer settled and calm. The tiny filly that had appeared first was obviously the least of their worries, but… but this new stallion? That was what Horton and he had been hoping to avoid all together!
It wasn’t that this new male was posing any particular threat but Blackavar, reacting almost as if it were an instinct, couldn’t help but notice how dramatically tense he became as Claudia stepped towards him.
Not only did he have Claudia to fret about, but if things managed to take a turn for the worst – there was now another small filly involved. What would he do if things got out of control? Where was her mother?
Though currently Claudia seemed to be wrapped up in a conversation with Kix, Blackavar turned his attention momentarily to look down upon the other foal and her interesting white face. He stood in silence as he contemplated, an ear turned in Claudia’s direction at all times. Unfortunately he wasn’t very good at making complicated decisions (or decisions at all for that matter), leaving Blackavar to only hope that things would end as peacefully as they’d begun. Awkward maybe, but peaceful. Awkward he could handle.
Horton, much like Claudia, didn’t seem to mind stepping out of her comfort zone. Because of Blackavar’s ever growing fondness for the small filly the uniquely colored Gemsbok couldn’t help but feel the same way. Motherly was indeed a good way to describe her, and very much like a mother, she stepped up next to Claudia completely blasé about the entire situation. It appeared that not even this large stallion could faze her now.
Reaching out her neck towards Kix’s mane in order to blow a gust of warm air from her nose onto the reptile, Horton found herself chuckling a bit before stepping back to turn and look towards the child. “I do believe his axian managed to catch herself in his mane. Can you see it from there, Claudia?” Her large ears waved back and forth gently, her hooves shifting in the snow. Her words pulled Blackavar’s attention from the other youngster so he could glance Persephone’s way before they landed once again on Claudia’s small frame to gauge her reaction.
After that it wasn’t long until Tannis decided to announce herself, and blinking Blackavar turned once more to look down upon her in silence. This time his eyes landed on her changed axian and he snorted in surprise. Hadn’t that been a bird not but a moment ago!?
Horton, having felt his surprise, turned to look in both of their directions and blinked a few times herself. “Oh. Oh yes, I had forgotten that axian of the young have the ability to… Oh, what’s it called?” The Gemsbok seemed frustrated for a moment because she’d forgotten the word, but it came back to her soon enough. “Shape shift.”