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Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie!
« Reply #200 on: May 29, 2019, 04:59:17 PM »
A very odd expression rose to Rinen’s face as he returned the omnivore’s brief look. It wasn’t fully that of fear nor of annoyance towards the other dinosaur. Rather, it was that of extreme uncertainty and resignation as the vines were being tied around his body. Now, he couldn’t turn around anymore. His only path forward would go through the gaping gorge. The only comforting thought inside the boy was all of the future struggles and disappointments that he’d never have to go through if his life came to an end today. He finally ended his nearly scare and he answered to the omnivore in a meek voice that the latter would have associated with anyone else but the threehorn.

“Th… thank you, I guess. But I’ll have the best chance if… if I just… jump myself.” He said, knowing that even now he would generate more power to his effort than all of his companions combined. He backtracked slowly, feeling as the vines slowly tightened around him, praying that they wouldn’t fail him now. He closed his eyes for a second and exhaled deeply before he finally forced himself to move. It wasn’t long before he reached the edge of the gorge and felt himself dropping into the endless abyss.

For a while, panic started to rise within Rinen as he dropped downwards freely. If the next thing he’d hear was a loud snap, it’d be all over… However, it never came. Suddenly, Rinen felt the vines halt his drop even if the threehorn could see them getting dangerously stretched. To his luck, his momentum caused him to head towards the opposing edge of the gorge quickly and for a fleeting while, Rinen couldn’t believe his luck. He was going to do it! Soon enough, he’d be on solid ground again! For the first time in his life, he’d have succeeded in something!

The boy let out a sigh of relief as he felt his paws get a weak hold of the gorge’s edge. A wide smile appeared on his face as he looked at his salvation, starting to pull himself closer towards the edge… which turned out to be a terrible mistake. That spot suddenly gave in under Rinen’s paw and the boy was sent back towards the heart of the gorge.

Rinen’s eyes widened in fear as he felt himself getting swung forward, the vines nearly releasing him from their hold. A wave of fear flushed over him as he tried to get hold of something, anything… and soon, he felt himself hanging from a large rock sticking out of the wall before him. The threehorn cringed as he hanged over the nothingness, kept up by nothing but the rock and the vines. Rinen would have wanted to cry but even then, he had only one way to go: forward.

Slowly, he started to pull himself towards the wall, cursing the weight of his plump belly pulling himself downward. However, soon enough he got closer to the wall and he was able to start the climb back towards the edge… a second after second after second passed as Rinen slowly crept upwards, letting out a sigh of relief as he finally pulled himself up from the gorge, not able to believe he had actually succeeded. He was still alive and he had actually proven he was worth something! Rinen could hardly hide his happiness as he tied the vines around another huge rock and cried to his companions.

“Come on, then! It’s not like you can stay there, either!” He cried, not able to hide his smugness at the fact that he wouldn’t have to climb over the gorge again. Besides, his success had already made this the best day he could remember, enabling the threehorn’s heart to swell with pride for the first time in his short life.
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Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie!
« Reply #201 on: May 29, 2019, 05:12:22 PM »
Buko let out a breath he had no idea he had been holding as the threehorn's proud cry echoed across the gorge. Part of him expected this to end horribly, but to see the most risky transverse of the gorge end in success made his morale improve significantly. Now there was the small matter of him and the others going across without dying.

Buko swallowed.  And the nervousness was back again.

With shaking claws he approached one of the vines and allowed the others to tie it around his abdomen.  Even with the other vines providing a bridge of sorts he would not risk his life with a mere foothold on the vines.  It was only when Wyoh tied them with a firm tug that he allowed himself to view the task ahead of him.  Before he proceeded across the uninviting vine-bridge across the chasm he looked back one more time to his companions.

"Already got yours tied, Wyoh?  I'm not running back here again," he allowed himself to laugh weakly, "And do you want to go with me or Wyoh, Aquarius?"


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Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie!
« Reply #202 on: May 30, 2019, 10:56:07 PM »
Aquarius gave a triumphant cheer when he saw Rinen on the other side. His idea worked! There was hope for them yet! However they still needed to cross. Buko was preparing himself to go next and in response to his question Aquarius walked over to the taller Fast Runner. "I'll go with Wyoh" Aquarius said as he climbed up and onto her back. Aquarius was not looking forward to going across that dark pit. Heights terrified the young Swimmer. He found it unnatural for a Swimmer to be up so high when they should not be above ground but in or underwater so if he could put off going over the chasm a little longer then he would. "Talk about being stuck in the worst place for a Swimmer" Aquarius thought as he looked over the chasm and the single vine going across and had another idea. "Hey Buko when you get across could you tie your vine next to Rinen's? It'll make a bridge for Wyoh and I to cross" he asked the blue Fast Runner. 
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Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie!
« Reply #203 on: May 31, 2019, 08:42:55 PM »
Buko nodded solemnly as the swimmer's intentions before again looking at the abyss that lay before him.  His words, when they came, were barely a whisper.  "Yes, that is a good idea..."

Somehow, against all the odds, the threehorn had made the charge and survived to stand on the other side, but that did little to calm the small half-tooth's racing heart.  Walking on bluffs and cliffs was always a tricky business even among experienced fastrunners, and he could not claim to be that.  Worst of all were the repercussions if he failed here.  If he dropped and the vine snapped it would not be a matter of scraped knees or even a serious bleed... he would be a flat-runner.

He looked at his vine again and gave it a slight tug before carefully pacing to make sure it had the necessary reach.  It was only when he had checked this to his satisfaction that he examined Rinen's vine.

"Alright, Rinen, I am going to jump where your vine is that way I can grab it and walk across if this goes badly!" He watched as the threehorn hunkered down for that eventuality, "Here goes nothing!"

The fastrunner hurled his body headlong into his sprint as the chasm grew near.  With each footstep the safety of the ground grew scarce and the threat of looming disaster grew nearer.  But in these final moments before he leapt none of that mattered.  He was relying purely on instinct now and that would determine his fate.

He leapt.

Terror gripped him as the blackness of the void reached out from under him.  His ears could only captured the sound of rushing air as the walls of the other side of the chasm approached him with the tantilizing possibility of a handhold and the safety of the other side.  But that was when a realization hit him like a boulder.

He was falling too fast.

Panic gripped him again as he reached out at the other side desperately in a futile attempt to reach safety.  Had he not had a vine tied to him then this would be the end... had he only had a vine tied then he might survive the desperate climb back the way he came... but he had something else at this moment which his feet seemed to remember before his brain.

Rinen's vine.

His right foot landed on Rinen's vine suddenly bringing his leap back into an awkward sprint... and then his left foot did the same as his momentum went from a dive into a headlong leap into the safety of the other side of the chasm.  He had never been so glad to land beak-first in the dust.

"...could have gone a bit better."

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Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie!
« Reply #204 on: June 02, 2019, 04:39:47 PM »
That sight would have amused the threehorn nearly without an end if it weren’t for his continuing distaste for the fastrunner. After a few seconds of conflict deep within himself, he finally allowed a brief grin to his face as he walked beside the halftooth who was still lying in the ground. His voice was a mocking one but this time there was practically no malice within his tone.

“You didn’t do quite as well as one would have thought judging from your and your companion’s bravado, Buko. But I guess I should be glad you didn’t fall down there.” He said while rolling his eyes in amusement. He then turned to look at the other side of the gorge, yelling at the fastrunner whom he despised far more than the bright-colored male.

“It’s your turn, Wyoh! I won’t say what kind of outcome I’ll wish for you, though!” He cried, the mere sight of the omnivore filling him with distinct bitterness. He then snorted slightly as he turned around from the edge, sitting to wait for the next show.
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Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie!
« Reply #205 on: June 26, 2019, 03:39:06 AM »
Despair filled the young hidden runner as he continued his amble through the desolate landscape. Nyero moved his gaze around frantically in trepidation, anticipating the shadows to jump at him whenever he turned his back to them. Fortunately, that was only delusions his mind made up, but even so, it would be foolish to let one's guard down for even a second. His entire life had been turned upside-down few days ago and he was still having a hard time trying to come to terms with it.

When he closed his eyes, he could still envision the sight before him and hear his parents' pleas for him to run and never look back. He had been rooted to the ground in terror. Only a loud roar from one of the sharpteeth had finally roused him awake, and he ran faster than ever before in his life. Cutting those thoughts off, he resumed his task to discover any potential sanctuary among this hellish landscape. Memoirs about the past only brought a great deal of discomfort, so Nyero opted to sever those sentiments from his mind.

However, it was easier said than done. Those visions would probably never leave his mind. They would more likely accompany him for the rest of his life. Nyero found himself in a small river that continued for miles. His eyesight was not good enough to depict where it began and ended from his current position. Gulping some of the water down his throat, it brought a soothing sensation and managed to lift up his spirits fractionally.

After a while, he had filled himself up and was ready to resume his trek once more. Nyero surmised that a chance like this would hardly accede again, so it was best to take all advantage of it while he still could. While thirst would no longer be a hinder, he had barely been able to find any eligible nourishment. He had been forced to eat only small patches of green food and furthermore, small critters. Not an ideal nutrition for his kind, but it was all he had available right now.

Well, no time like the present. Nyero stood up and carried on with his travel to the unknown.

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Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie!
« Reply #206 on: July 08, 2019, 11:33:01 AM »
Wyoh nodded at Buko's question, pulling at the knot around her middle to prove to herself that it was really secure. She barely registered Aquarius' weight as he climbed onto her back, her heart pounding in her ears as Buko geared up to take the leap. At last, the moment came. She stepped lightly toward the edge, wringing her claws- everything seemed to slow down as he sailed through the air, and for a desperate moment it looked as if he was going to lose momentum and swing back towards the near side of the gorge. But his foot caught Rinen's vine at the last second, and a mad sprint saw him safely to the edge.

Wyoh gave a brief cheer, her body sagging with relief. She had begun to consider Buko her only ally in this desperate situation and she wasn’t sure how she would have been able to cope with losing him, particularly with Rinen stubbornly clinging to his hostility. And as she thought it, the threehorn wasted no time in resuming such antagonisms. She snorted derisively and glanced at the small swimmer on her back. "I guess that means he hates me more than he likes you, huh?" She chuckled a little, though more out of nerves than humor. It was time to start the ordeal.

The fastrunner took a moment to consider how best to proceed- start with a jump as Buko had done, or take a slower approach? The slower approach seemed safer, both for her and Aquarius who risked falling off of her back at any sudden movement. She took in the slack in her own vine and inched over to the start of the makeshift bridge as it left the safety of the rocky ledge. “I’m gonna try not to fall, but… hold on tight.” She advised Aquarius. She could be reasonably sure that she wouldn’t plummet to the bottom of the gorge with her safety line, but it seemed there would be no such assurance for Aquarius.

After a steadying breath she looped the slack of her vine around her arm, and slid her foot out over the lower bridging vine. She crouched down to lower her center of balance, taking the higher vine in her free hand, and before she had time to stop herself she was inching forward above the open air. The first moments were agonizing; every accidental glance downward hit her with another wave of nausea. The vines creaked and swayed terribly beneath her, and there was more than one instance in which she had to freeze and grip both vines to keep from toppling over, heart pounding furiously at every near miss.

About halfway through she discovered that she could pull her safety vine taut and lean against it a little to give herself some illusion of security. It didn’t make the bridge any easier to navigate, but it helped to calm her shaking nerves, and she wasn’t as bad off as she might have been when she finally reached the other side. When her feet touched solid ground she walked as far as she could from the ledge before untying her safety line in a sort of daze. She sat down heavily, taking deep breaths, and waited for her lightheadedness to subside.


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Re: LBT roleplay in the style of the original movie!
« Reply #207 on: July 30, 2019, 10:17:10 PM »
Aquarius took a deep, shaking breath and held onto Wyoh's back as tightly as he could. He didn't have any vine so his safety was entirely dependent on his own hold on Wyoh's back. He didn't dare think of the worst case scenario, he'd already suffered a great fall when The Great Wave tossed him like a rock into these barren lands. He remembered the tumbling, the sense of disorientation, the pain, the helplessness and the breath that he had held. He didn't want to go through that again!

As Wyoh started crossing the bridge Aquarius kept his head in a stiff forward position, looking over to the over side of the crack where Buko and Rinen waited safely. The little Swimmer felt a little reassurance that his plan so far had worked and if the vines held so far all Wyoh would have to do is keep her balance while he kept his grip.

The vines rocked precariously as Wyoh reached the most unstable part of the structure; the centre. The fastrunner wobbled and grabbed the vines tightly and swerved to the right. This sudden movement caught Aquarius off guard and he almost lost his grip but a sudden wobble to the left put Aquarius back on centre of Wyoh's back. Aquarius tightened his grip on the fast runner, holding on for dear life. 

Aquarius was trembling like mad through fear and it took a lot of conscious effort to stop himself from having an 'accident' which would do him any favours but as Wyoh passed over the last of the vines and onto the other side Aquarius released the breath he wasn't aware he'd been holding. He slid onto his back, panting. It was only after a minute of blissful relief that Aquarius realised that his idea had worked, they had all gotten across.

"Haha! We did it! We got across! I can't believe that actually worked!" The little Swimmer held his arms up triumphantly, a bright smile crossing his beak. He had a chance now, they all had a chance and it was all thanks to his idea! Aquarius laughed out loud but his short fit of mirth didn't help him keep hold of Wyoh's back and he fell off onto the ground, the hit wasn't hard but it he had landed right on his infected wound and gave a loud hiss and short cry as he doubled over holding onto his side, trying desperately to keep his tears at bay and his wound concealed.