[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Caverns of the Ice Path | Around Midnight (11)
Strix was fast asleep...or at least until he felt a very sharp paw poking his side repeatedly.
He snorted and groggily looked around, finding the source of the annoying prodding.
He bared his teeth and let out a low growl.
"WHAT." Strix muttered in a flat tone, dripping with annoyance.
He wasn't a morning pokemon, much less a 'lets-wake-you-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night kind of pokemon.
But his grumpiness soon turned to apprehension as he saw the look on Dantes' face.
"There's something out there, and I need you to stay here while I check it out."
Strix nodded as the hound quickly padded off into the darkness surrounding them. Looking around the cave, he gazed at the others, now soundly asleep. All of them were bunched up in a big furry pile, which made a small grin form on his face. He got to his feet and stomped as quietly as he could to guard the entrance, his long, heavy tail dragging behind him.
Resting his weight evenly on his bulky haunches, he strained his ears, listening for any hint of danger. His eyesight wasn't the best, but his hearing made up for it. He could pick up Dantes' paws quietly padding over the gravel, and his gruff voice almost whispering a name.Delia?...
The female name took Strix off-guard. He didn't expect such a powerhouse pokemon to be searching for a girl.
Strix picked up the faint smell of blood on the air.
He sniffed the air, and then himself. Could an infected be near?
It could just be that disgusting stench of that horned pokemon all over me...
He took a quick sniff at his claws and snorted, throwing them down in disgust. Yup, that's the source.
There was a stream nearby, and he pondered on leaving his post to wash up.No, I better just wait till Doomie prances his happy ass back here.
Strix grumbled in annoyance as he moved his arms into different positions, trying to keep the stench away from him without feeling awkward.