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Post by Dandelion Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:59 pm

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The Great Marsh || Noon [Raining]
Eleroo 170 | | Seek 190


"Very sunk and very water-logged... Even i it wasn't I fear it'd crack under the weight of you three much less me." While her ears usually hung in downward position they fell as low as possible as Shenron rejected the position as a possibility. Her light weight may not have caused it to creak, hell she was nearly washed off of it, but she agreed that its integrity had to be compromised after so much water. Wouldnt get us very far either. A fishing pier, maybe, or a place to ride a Pokemon the rest of the way? She didn't risk walking far enough to see just how far it went; it wouldnt be any use to them anyway.

Splashing her paws through the edge of the water the flyer felt her throat tightening up-- that was it, she was out of ideas. I guess... we have to go around. Her wings fell as well with a heavy sigh, the icy water licking at her feathers as she stared dejectedly across the water. Did she admit it, that she failed to lead them and the trek would continue? Perking her eyes up in a pleadful glance she wanted to gauge the responses, see if they knew, but instead she saw Eleroo and Shenron dangerously close to the water's edge.
"Yes, this is quite solid. Good looking out Eleroo. With a stick we'd be able to tell how far ahead of us the firm earth remains as well." With a ginger step the Radeon waded slightly further, and stabbed his stick into the dark path once again. He felt continued resistance, the pull of the water minimal with only a narrow flow above the path. Though it was hard to tell against the moving water the Radeon swore he could see a muddy route all the way through. "It looks like a full path." He squeaked to the dragon, paws giving happy taps as excitement buzzed past the icy chill.

"Just to be safe, do you know how to spread your toes when you step? Its like wearing snowshoes to displace your weight and keep you from sinking. The method works on mud too if you don't stand still too long or step in each others' pawprints." Lifting his forepaws and visibly spreading his toes the Radeon set them back down and felt the weight distribution change across his foot. "I dont know about mud but back at home, in Foretree, we had a lot of bridges. We were taught to spread out the weight across our paws and stay low when it got really windy to keep from getting blown off." Seek's panting breaths came up behind him, her gaze sullen and confused as she watched the poison type stand uncomfortable far into the water. "That isnt safe!" She hissed, worry clearly overriding whatever she was about to say before. "No no, its okay!" Speaking quick to calm her the Radeon lifted and tapped his foot against the dense mud and root pack beneath them. "Theres a muddy walkway here, its firm enough to stand on! It looks like it goes all the way across too."

Staring dumbfounded Seek did not know how to respond. "A mud- is that really safe..?" She gasps hesitantly on a sharp inhale, her gaze shifting up toward Shenron for reassurance. Taking a nervous step into the water she could feel the mud beneath her pads, firm and pebbly, and not at all washing away under a weight like most sand or grit did. "I, I guess its either this or walking completely around and looking for a thin spot again." Taking a few more steps Eleroo body blocked her path and extended his neck to pass her his stick. "We gotta test our steps first though to make sure its safe."
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Shenron watched Eleroo and nodded easing himself forward in the icy water. So cold. His scales steamed painfully and his wings throbbed wanting to pull him away and out of this miserable place. But they were still wounded and sore. Not to mention his paws being stuck and stabbed with small rocks and twigs making him stop and angrily shake the now sore appendage. He hated deep dark water. With a passion. "Keep forward... If the water becomes too high, tip your head back and keep your paws grounded. There will be a temptation to try hopping" He knew this because he had this happen as a Charmander. Chasing his friend through a cold pool only to find himself sank up to his chin desperately peeping for help. His friend's mother rushed in grabbing his nape and pulling him free. Shenron shook the memory away and offered a grin of assurance. "However should you find yourself unsteady I will gently bump you to keep you afloat and above water" He said this with a flick upwards of his head.
Though he was hoping he wouldn't need to do so but the option was there.

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Looking at the water, Felix could tell that crossing all at once would be a bit risky. The flooding has also created blind spots in the mud where they could slip off into the flood water. This made Felix think of something that could be beneficial to them. Since currents move in one direction and going against it is to risky, if one of them gets swept off, they'd have to swim downstream and towards shore. The other method was again using a vine to pull the others to safety. "If one of us is swept off into the flood water, follow the current downstream and swim towards shore. The water is pretty cold so likely we should be careful." Then there was a bit of an idea he had. Using a large enough stick to poke the ground for if its solid or deep mud. "Maybe if we had a large stick, we could use it to jab the ground under the water to see if its deep mud or solid ground." The Sylveon suggested.
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The Great Marsh || Noon [Raining]
Eleroo 171 | | Seek 191


Taking the stick for herself Seek prodded the ground with her newfound extended reach. It sunk for a moment but then fought back along the path they had found. Raising a surprised brow Seek continued to take cautious steps, her curiosity peaked as it continued on through the gushing water. Out of everything they had searched for, all the safe paths, this is what they would use? Inching along she admitted it was as good as they would get. "Keep forward... If the water becomes too high, tip your head back and keep your paws grounded. There will be a temptation to try hopping." The dragon warned, and instinctually her neck bent back through the water only gurgled above her ankles.

The mud was walkable but not nearly as firm as the Aiveon would have liked. Her paws sunk, and they further they walked the more stressful it became. Prodding and poking with the stick she continued to feel their sunken walkway, but each step sunk a bit deeper into the muck, and the water licked higher and higher up her legs. They trembled with each inch they covered, chilled and unsure of the choice as it occurred to her it was too late to go back. The path was thin, and turning would be awkward and dangerous.

Eleroo bound up to the others, his positioning quickly falling to the back of the ground in his hesitation. With a new stick in his grasp he could test his steps as well, but being behind the others he could tell the rough direction their path was taking. "If one of us is swept off into the flood water, follow the current downstream and swim towards shore. The water is pretty cold so likely we should be careful." Felix instructed them, poking along carefully with a stick as well. Tilting his head downstream the small boy felt a tremor run down his spine. How far would it carry him, any of them before they could climb out? What if they couldn't, and the stones and debris caught or dragged them under?..? No! He wailed internally, teeth sinking deeper into the branch. No matter how scared he was he had to believe it would turn out fine.

"Maybe if we had a large stick, we could use it to jab the ground under the water to see if its deep mud or solid ground." "Isn't that what we're doing?" The Radeon asks, unsure how that was different. If it was solid enough to walk on did it matter if it was truly solid ground at one point? "We don't have one," Seek says tensely, the cold creeping into her words. "We have to make do with these."

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