The mare hadn’t quite known what to expect when she’d taken up Ramona’s offer to join the Sunset Shores herd. She had certainly found family that she hadn’t known still existed – she was even related to Ramona herself! It was unfortunate that she had met Ramona in the initial way that she had, falling into water and needing to be guided out, but it had led to a warm and pleasant conversation. Now, the gold cream champagne splash mare felt comfortable here. She’d gotten to know where in Sunset Shores she could go without fear of drowning, where the softest and most delicious grass to graze on was, and how to watch out once she’d crossed the herd’s territory boundaries for some exploration and adventure. As much as she loved living in Sunset Shores, she also still loved to wander the lands of Wild Equines. Perhaps it was the sense of adventure that she enjoyed, or simply that feeling of always being in potential danger. She wasn’t sure, but she was happy with just about anything.
Despite her time spent adjusting to the lands around her, she hadn’t yet gotten a chance to get to know her herdmates. Regina would love to have friends if possible within her own herd, but she kept on wandering away from where they might gather. Outside of her family members whom Ramona was gradually introducing her to, she knew nobody. Today was the day that the Light mare was determined to change that. She was very excited to dive into herd life and even contribute in some way if she could. Sunset Shores was home now, and she wanted to make it be that way as much as possible.
Thus filled with determination, the four year old mare decided to go to a favorite watering place of the herd. They weren’t always gathered in one place, but inevitably a herd member would appear at some point during the day to enjoy the sun and get some water from here. Regina knew it was one of the best parts in the land, and it wasn’t as flooded as others due to the somewhat hilly terrain. She set out at a steady trot, shortly arriving at her intended destination. She closed her eyes to let the sun soak into her pelt even as she dipped her head to drink from the water lapping at her knees. Sunset Shores was unfortunately still flooded, but it would gradually get better over time. As she drank, the mare stayed alert for any approaching others, hoping that today would be the day she would get to make a new, non-related friend out of a formerly unknown herdmate.
tagged// Pippin for Solovey timeline// just after joining Sunset Shores notes// I'm excited to get this plot rolling! ^__^
Solovey had only been a part of the Sunset Shores heard for a little while now. Though all he had meet so far was one of leaders, Indy and her two new born twins. Solovey had been too scared to venture much deeper into the heard lands or meet any other members. He was worried that he would be driven off, mocked and made fun of as he had suffered though all his childhood. So he spent all his time with Indy and the twins. Which was also something he had been mocked about in his old heard. Nanny mare Solovey they had called him, as unstallion as possible. He shook his head trying to clear the old memories from his mind and focus on the day before him.
Currently he was lurking near a favored watering hole of the heard. He did a lot of lurking and watching from the shadows. So he knew all the members of sunset shores, if not by name at least by face. So it was that he spotted someone he hasn't seen before enter the cleaning and wade into the shallow water to take a deep drink. He tilted his white face and watched her for a little bit. He felt an odd sort of protective urge for his new heard, thinking about the young that could be put in danger from an unknown. This feeling was strange the Solovey and with uncertain steps he moved forward into view of the strange mare.
Solovey cut a very odd sight. Full blooded Andalusian he supported a stunning buckskin coloring. But he also had a rare tobiano splash causing spotting on his white stockings. His mane and tail both faded to deep brown. But the most strange thing about the stallion was a dark brown nightingale mark on his shoulder, and Solovey believed this odd mark gave him the power the transform into the very bird. This was another issue that set him apart from others.
Solovey made a noise of clearing his throat, suddenly losing his nerve without the perfection of the shadows. "Oh uh.." He stumbled over the words. "I've never seen you before." That was as close as he would be able to confront the mare and question her reasoning for being here. He shifted from hoof to hoof his soft light aqua green eyes not quite making eye contact with her. He pawed the deep water lapping at his legs suddenly nervous about this whole situation.
Tags:Sunfrost | Words: 415 | Notes: Yes this is going to be so much fun
It was so nice to just sit here, basking in the sun, with cooling water at her feet and peace in her heart. So nice…until the sudden clearing of a throat startled her, causing her to jump slightly, splashing some water and unfortunately mis-swallowing whatever had been in her mouth. She choked, gasping for air even as she reared her head up and took a few steps away from the noise. It appeared to have been made by quite the most unusual horse she had ever laid eyes on. Still choking, Regina tried her best to make out whatever was being said, but in the end she gave up and simply began shaking her head, still coughing, eyes streaming and throat gasping. Just…one…second she gasped out, turning slightly so that she could cough without it being directly in this horse’s face.
Breath finally caught after another thirty seconds or so, Regina turned back to the stranger, allowing her teal eyes to finally take in his unusual appearance. He was finely built, and what stood out the most was the odd marking on his shoulder, a dark brown nightingale. Curiosity stirred within her. How had he gotten such a mark? What did it mean? Did that just happen naturally? She had so many questions, yet the horse probably thought she was a complete and utter nutcase for being so freaked out by his sudden appearance! Sheepishly smiling, Regina neighed Sorry about that. I’m afraid I didn’t hear what you were saying? She felt so embarrassed! Heat flooded into her face, so much so that Regina wondered if it would even change color. She had to get away from this topic and save face, fast.
I’m Regina.I’m not always this crazy, I promise.The newest member of the Sunset Shores herd! She would’ve struck a pose to emphasize the statement if she wasn’t already feeling so embarrassed. Briefly, she wondered what she would do if the stranger before her was actually a trespasser – there was no way he’d take her seriously and leave! Nervousness tinged her embarrassment, and Regina earnestly hoped he was a fellow member of the herd. She had no idea what she’d do otherwise.
tagged// Pippin notes// Ha now they're both nervous XD
Solovey jumped and took several stumbling steps backwards as the lounging mare started and jumped and then fell into a coughing fit. She half turned away from him and he had the urge to slip away as she manged to gasp out Just…one…second.She probably wouldn't even see him leave occupied as she was with not choking to death. But the fact that he had caused this made him stand his ground and wait to at least make sure she wasn't dying. Though he supposed if she was dying Solovey would have no idea how to stop her from dying. Luckily it seemed that Solovey would not have to figure that out as the fit seemed to fad from the mare and she smiled sheepishly at him and spoke again. Sorry about that. I’m afraid I didn’t hear what you were saying?
As he was trying to claim back some courage to repeat his words she push on, seeming to want to leave the coughing fit far behind them. I’m Regina. The newest member of the Sunset Shores herd! Her words sent relief flooding though Solovey, glad he wasn't going to have to somehow drive her away from his home. "Oh good!" He said and regretted the awkward words almost as soon they left his lips. Now it was his turn to feel heat flood to his face. "I mean.. I'm also new here to Sunset Shores.. Uh not as new as you.. But... umm... New" He tossed his head in embarrassment. He looked away from her and pawed at the water logged ground with one hoof. Why had he even thought this was a good idea to approach her in the first place?
The silence between them seemed to stretch as Solovey finely looked back at her and realized that he had failed to give her his name. He gave her his own sheepish grin now and said in an embarrassed rush. "Oh uh.. I'm Solovey by the way!" He then looked away from her and fell back into an awkward quite, beating himself up for screwing up his first meeting with a fellow heard member so thoroughly. He tired to glance back over at her without appearing to do so, though failing pretty badly at also, and waited for her to dismiss him as all usually sis upon meeting him.
Tags:Sunfrost | Words: 392 | Notes: Oh gosh, these two are going to be so much for together!