Training all we have is hollow
Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Hand of the Queen / Baker
Portal Guardian
Age: 22 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
Level: 12 - Strg: 34 - Dext: 34 - Endr: 35 - Luck: 34
JYOTI - Mythical - Starwhale (Humpback)
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the darkest nights produce the brightest stars
Work. Move. Train. Fight.

Take the anxiety, the crushing weight of a thousand failures and a crumbling psyche, and put it into physicality, until the scream of her muscles is enough to drown out the wail of her heart.

That is Amalia's intention today as she paces on the training grounds, waiting to be opposed. Fleet and feline leopardess: her first form, her truest form, the one she finds solace in when the world becomes too loud. Soft feet pad on the dry summer soil, her long tail lashing the air behind her. This Amalia is a feral thing, no-holds-barred, ready to be battered, ready to bruise.

Impatient for someone to come and free her from her torment, distract her for a merciful minute from the hollowness in her chest.
Amun Arlun
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full moon rising on the waters of my soul
Amun walked into the training grounds with a smile on his face, whistling cheerfully. As he saw the leopard there, his smile turned into a big grin. "Hey kitty. At least, I assume that's you, Amalia." His words were playful, since he'd definitely seen her in this form recently, the last time they'd come out to train here.

Heading towards the weapons racks, he lifted a cutlass. Then he stopped, and turned slowly towards her. "Hang on." Coming closer, he knelt by her side, peering at her back legs. "You're healed?!" It came out brightly and excitedly. He was almost inordinately pleased that she'd made a full recovery.

Stepping back, he slid into a guard position. "Considering you beat me while injured, I already regret this, but care to go for a few rounds now that we're both whole?" He waggled his eyebrows at her suggestively, though his actual eyes tracked her carefully.
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Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Hand of the Queen / Baker
Portal Guardian
Age: 22 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
Level: 12 - Strg: 34 - Dext: 34 - Endr: 35 - Luck: 34
JYOTI - Mythical - Starwhale (Humpback)
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the darkest nights produce the brightest stars
She wishes she were in a better mood, could return his smile with one of her own. But there's something in it that wounds her: flashes of familiarity, another roguish grin beneath black hair, so close to Adam she can feel the pain rising in her throat.

She's grateful that she's in this form and cannot speak to him. Instead of replying Amalia nods, stopping her pacing to regard Amun and swallowing down the hurt. The fact that he's so delighted by her healing only makes her feel worse; again a nod as he kneels beside her, the feline standing to demonstrate the newly restored functionality of her legs.

She doesn't expect him to want to spar her, and she isn't entirely sure she wants to spar him, but Amalia does not protest his invitation. A third nod as he adopts a guarded stance, the leopardess licking her lips in silent thought - then leaping forward, a sudden burst of energy she will transition to a feint toward the left at the last minute, before she can actually strike her friend.
Amun Arlun
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full moon rising on the waters of my soul
Alright, well, the nods were encouraging, though there wasn't that much affection in Amalia's movements. Granted, Amun wasn't that great at reading animal body language, but he could tell that much. However, at least she'd agreed to a spar. As she leapt for him, he darted to the side, and swung his sword in the path of her charge.

Unfortunately, he hadn't realized it was a feint, and managed to strep right into the path of her adjusted attack. Eyes widening for just a moment before he was bowled over, he fell to the ground, losing his grip on his sword as he did. Frantically, he tried to use the momentum from her strike to throw her to the side so he could scramble away.
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Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Hand of the Queen / Baker
Portal Guardian
Age: 22 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
Level: 12 - Strg: 34 - Dext: 34 - Endr: 35 - Luck: 34
JYOTI - Mythical - Starwhale (Humpback)
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the darkest nights produce the brightest stars
Her feint takes her away from his sword, and somehow directly into him. An unexpected turn of events to say the least, and based on his wide eyes a surprise to him as well. Together they go flying, the leopardess quickly rolling back to her feet, Amun's shove having sent her veering off to her left.

Blinking, she watches Amun scramble off, giving him a moment to collect his bearings and adopting a defensive position of her own. She isn't interested in injuring him, let alone drawing blood fluid. Shoulders low the leopardess prowls, beginning to walk in a large, slow circle around Amun, to his right.
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Thankfully, his shove managed to free him from the leopardess' clutches (though he was very aware that she'd likely let him go free). Still weaponless, Amun watched as Amalia began to circle. Moving in the opposite direction, he stalked in his own circle, not wanting to let her close the distance.

His eyes flicked to the side, spotting his fallen cutlass. Immediately glancing back at her, he raised his right hand as swiftly as he could and fired off a flashbang directly at her. Without bothering to see if it connected, he turned and sprinted for his sword, hoping to be able to snatch it up before she recovered.
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Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Hand of the Queen / Baker
Portal Guardian
Age: 22 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
Level: 12 - Strg: 34 - Dext: 34 - Endr: 35 - Luck: 34
JYOTI - Mythical - Starwhale (Humpback)
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Like predators they circle each other, caught within one another's gaze. She is long and low and terribly impatient, waiting for him to strike at her, to do something, give her an incentive to respond. And even though she knows he has the flashbang she has forgotten it in the interim between their last fight. It takes her by surprise, sensitive eyes meant for seeing in darkness not anticipating the blinding light; with a yelp she starts and shies away, blinking against the haze.

When her eyes refocus he's already moved, sprinting toward the sword. She follows, though perhaps not as fast as she could: were she stronger she might be able to clear the distance between them in one solid leap. Instead it takes two, which is long enough for him to have ample time to grab the sword. Blindly ambitious, she tries to put her paws down on it, to stop him from being able to actually pick it up. With her tail she tries to swat at his face - more of a distraction than anything else.
Amun Arlun
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As Amalia's paws landed on the sword just as Amun's hand closed around it, he grimaced. Then her tail was flicking him in the face and he swatted at it out of reflex. It didn't hurt, though, simply annoyed him.

Tugging at the sword, he realized wrestling her for it wasn't going to be worth it. So he let out and snarled. Then he spun to face her. Leaping into the air, he reached down for the fur around his neck. His goal was to try and get on top of her. If successful, he'd cling to her back tightly, trying to prevent her from swatting at him again.
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Amalia Chandrakant
the Shield of Safrin
Hand of the Queen / Baker
Portal Guardian
Age: 22 | Height: 5'6 | Race: Attuned | Nationality: Natural
Level: 12 - Strg: 34 - Dext: 34 - Endr: 35 - Luck: 34
JYOTI - Mythical - Starwhale (Humpback)
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the darkest nights produce the brightest stars
Thick fur makes a wonderful handhold, luxurious and warm and soft to the touch. It is also a serious downside of being Attuned, because it gives her opponents something to cling to. In the wild it would matter less: the skin of her neck is folded and ruffed, allowing teeth to ineffectively puncture fat.

But when your opponent is a human intent upon riding you, well, then the game is different.

Alarmed and taken aback by this sudden change in situation, Amalia reacts on instinct. The hair on he neck shifts and changes, igniting in a blush of lilac and silver. It is a harmless fire, intending to surprise rather than injure; and at the same time the rest of her follows suit, rising up onto slender legs until Amun is riding astride a qilin, rather than a leopardess.
Amun Arlun
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full moon rising on the waters of my soul
As Amalia shifted and flames flickered up from her, Amun’s eyes widened in alarm. Screaming in terror, he flung himself off her back. Twisting in midair, he tried to kick at her side, hoping to send her staggering aside.

Assuming she didn’t prevent him from slamming into the ground, he’d roll in a panic to hopefully snuff out any flames. Then he would frantically scramble backwards across the floor. Turning to watch her warily, he would attempt to put as much distance between the two of them as possible.

Although he didn’t need to breathe, he found himself panting instinctively as fear coursed through him.

{fin}
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