Where once the southern border of Blossom Forest was made by Leisure Lake, the magical rearrangement of the lands has laid there instead a vast, uncrossable ocean. The shore differs as you travel along it. Tall mountainous cliffs arise on the western part and at one point, the large river that runs through Blossom Forest opens up at its tributary into a well sheltered cove. As you come more eastward, the towering peaks shorten into rocky foothills. A large section of the shore is inaccessible to most, as Uyaraut has claimed it as their own. But if you skirt around their territory, the hills disappear, swallowed up into the land until it is as flat as the eye can see. The vibrant greens dull into short and dry browns and tans, and the land dries and cracks apart until it melds into The Waste - the desert that forms Blossom Forestís easternmost border.

For those looking to hunt here, there are of course the fish within the ocean, along with crabs, seals and urchins. For on the shore, there are seagulls, herons, and ospreys.

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Winters no matter how harsh had never bothered the young onyx prince. Luscious withers of sumptuous charcoal drapes trapped the warmth of his body against him even in the coldest winters. And though he had only had lived through two of them, he knew that it was a vicious time of year. Prey became scarce if one did not know how to track, catch and kill prey of any kind. Fish were rarely catchable during the winter because either the small pools had frozen over or it was too cold to stick a paw into the watery habitat to catch them without risking a cold. Smaller ground creatures usually burrowed away and trying to find one was impossibly hard in the snow. All it took was one sheet of fresh fallen snow to lose a scent. Castiel was a steady learner, but he was young and still learning new tricks and tips each day he took to go out. Thankfully though the spring had finally set in and the powdery white snow had dissipated and along with it the chilly temperatures. It was bearable to wake before the sun and not feel as though one might lose their tail to the biting cold. That was why Cas had been able to go out and fetch breakfast and finally live up to his promise of fish to Tiresias. Cas wasnít preferable to it, but he was interested to see how Tiresias liked it.

Tiresiasí ash coated paws swiped over his eyes at the sound of Casí voice trying to ignore the seeping daylight coming from behind him. A low grumble from his throat moved down to his stomach and Tiresias chuckled to himself, and a small smile lifted at Casí lips. So you finally decided to come through on your promise of fish, did you Cas? Charcoal shoulders shrugged, as a low chuckled rumbled up from Castielís chest. His glacial pools watched his kalak companion closely. The obvious display of openness and playfulness that was showing through. Tiresias snaked his way to the prey and sniffed it, determining what was what. Castiel knew that Tiresias was blind, but he hardly thought about it, especially not as a defect to him. Tiresias functioned rather adeptly without his sight, he did not need Castiel by any means. For the bachelors it was companionship and it made life much easier to have another one to count on.

Castiel watched, curious to see Tiresiasí reaction to the fish. The smell was very pungent but the texture was unlike any other prey that the kalak had probably ever had. The boy went stock still and rolled over to truly face the limp body. Wrinkles crinkled across the bridge of his snout and he tenderly pulled at it, unsure of the plates. Castiel remembered his mother used to take her sharpest claws and slit the fish from the underside, jaw to tail, and then peel back the skin and scales all at once. She had been adept at it. Castiel had not and really had not tried to become good at it since he rather hated the taste of fish. Tiresias had decided to peel off each scale one at a time. Cas watched, a humorous grin lighting up his face and his covered his mouth with his paw to try and stop the laughter that was building up in his chest. Silvery scales were plastered over his face, whiskers, teeth and gums and the mounting frustration on his companions face was absolutely adorableÖ not adorable, it wasÖ Castiel fumbled silently for another word that was not associated with a crush. Heat flared up in his cheeks and he was thankful that Tiresias could not seem the plastered embarrassment on his face. He was thankful that Tiresias finally spoke up to take him from his thoughts. ItísÖ not bad. I just wish it was not that much work. First you have to catch them and then you have toÖ skin them? And not for much meat. Was there a way it could be easier?

Castiel ate his own breakfast as Tiresias took to cleaning up his mess. It was a funny sight to see the ample frustration over the mess made on Tiresiasí face, but he made quick work of it. He swept out most of the scales from the den before finally turning back to Cas smiling, Did I get them all? Castiel chuckled, and padded over to Tiresias. He pinned Tiresiasí tail and combed out the scales from his tail with his paw and then picked them out from his paw pads, spitting them out of the den entrance. He turned back to Tiresias, Now youíre clean, but youíre an awfully messy eater! His bumped his shoulder into Reece, and laughed playfully. But donít worry, I donít care and I can definitely show you a better way to eat fish.

Castiel picked up the fish and padded back to the entrance, laying down in the warmth of the sun. His tongue coiled up into the back of his mouth trying to avoid touching the slimy scales. He laid next to Tiresias, their furs barely touching causing a shiver to visibly pass down his spine and that warmth spread throughout his chest from being so near to Reece. He tried to pay no mind as he took the fish in one paw and took his foreclaw on the other and pierced into the soft fleshy piece underneath the jaw of the fish. You can hold the fish with the claws of one paw on its side. Take your foreclaw, on the other paw and pierce the fish right underneath its jaw and pull down until you reach the tail. This makes a clean cut down the center and allows you to clean out the innards with ease and then you can eat it from the inside out without have to really mess with the scales. Or you could theoretically peel the skin back, thatís what my mother did, but I never quite figured out how she managed it. He cut through the fish as he spoke and then nosed it over to Tiresias. Bon appetit. Castiel licked his paws clean before laying his head down on them and basking in the warm morning light.
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~ Castiel ~ Brother to Vladimir ~ Lost Heir ~ Haunted ~ Alesana ~

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