Goodbye, Little Babies…

Lost two of TrypLock’s clutch today:

11 - Ony - Onychomycosis

12 - Barton - bartonellosis

Poor little guys…

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Day 115 part 1

1 - Lyme growth

2 - Besio growth

3 - Histo growth

So much growth~!

Nothing much found during scavenging again. Ugh…

5 - Rosi chest apparel

This bit of chest apparel didn’t really fit anyone else. Sorry, Rosi…

6 - Festive Favors

Now to get the last bit of holiday apparel!

7 - Dreamer holiday apparel

And Dreamer’s look is complete…for now…

8 - TrypLock hatch

Time to hatch these guys!

9 - hatchlings

Awww! So cute!

10 - Ponti - Pontiac fever or Legionellosis

First is Ponti…from Pontiac fever, another name for Legionellosis…

11 - Ony - Onychomycosis

Next is Ony…from Onychomycosis…

12 - Barton - bartonellosis

Last is Barton…from bartonellosis…

13 - lair pre-flip

Now let’s see if I get to keep any of these new babies!

14 - keep Ponti

I get to keep Ponti! Yay for new grandkid!

15 - bye Ony

Awww! I wanted Ony…

16 - bye Barton

And I lose Barton too. I guess one out of three isn’t horrible…

17 - exalt Ony 1

18 - exalt Ony 2

Goodbye, Ony…

19 - exalt Barton 1

20 - exalt Barton 2

Goodbye, Barton…

4 - plant drop

And now I get 20 battles. Will do all of that in the next post. This is getting long enough as is…

Day 114

1 - Lyme growth

2 - Besio growth

They be growing slowly~!

3 - TrypLock one day

One day…

Nothing cool found while scavenging. Gah…

4 - familiar drop

OMG, I haven’t gotten one of these since Leth back when I was in single digit days. Holy!

5 - Wildclaw

And it’s a Wildclaw. Okay.

6 - purchase

OMG shiny glittery baby, yes!!

7 - Histo - histoplasmosis

So I get this pretty unnamed derg from blueyedemon (will put link tomorrow, FR not functioning now) that I named Histo…from histoplasmosis…

8 - Festive Favors 1

Forgot to do this yesterday in the wake of all the hatching. Yeah… Grabbing the leg apparel because most expensive thing first!

not sure i’ll go for the vista things, not really my thing but if I get enough holiday items I might, we’ll see

9 - Dreamer holiday apparel

Just consider both holiday apparel to be Dreamer’s…because gold…

10 - Festive Favors 2 purchase 27

Wound up purchasing 27 more Immaculate Tablets because I’m not really using gems right now, so why not? Gimme that familiar!

11 - Lock and holiday familiar

And there, my craze is done for the evening. Good night, people!

Remembering the lost ones

Lock felt a shudder rip through her as she watched Zone, the mighty patriarch of their clan, leave the lair with two tiny bodies in his jaws. Two of his three Mirror children, dead from plague.

Her memories of her hatching day were hazy. Her first few days of life were happy–playing with Jakob and Somia, being fed scraps from her mother, watching for her father to come back with a less lifeless look in his eyes. She wanted to say there was no sadness in her life.

But she remembered three motionless forms on that day. Her brothers, all dead. The plague had claimed them. It hadn’t been able to kill her, so it took them instead.

So rarely did the plague leave a nest untouched. It would claim as many lives as it could sink its claws into. Lock had no doubt the plague would have killed her too if not for…whatever it was inside of her that kept her living that fateful day.

Her red eyes drifted across the two sets of parents.

Dreamer and Lassa nuzzled their only child. Lyme had survived, much like Malar had before him. The one-egg nests seem to have a knack for evading the plague entirely.

Safe curled around her new daughter Besio. Zone had come back, dirt smudging his tomato-red snout. His deceased children now buried, he hunkered down around his small mate and his surviving daughter. Loss was nothing new to them, having had a new nest at every given opportunity since the clan’s creation one hundred and thirteen days ago.

Lock looked down at her own three eggs, drifting and bobbing in the hissing green goo of their stump nest. How many of her children would die in two days when they hatched? All of them? None of them? One or two of them?

Tryp had returned, fish in his jaws. He split his catch, knowing her habit of picky eating. The irony of being a Ridgeback–hating water but only eating seafood. It was a good thing her Guardian mate had learned to be such a good swimmer.

She ate, eyeing her family and the newborns, then looking at her own nest. Loss made her worried.

How many would she lose in two days?

We are all of one blood

Zone pushed the last bit of dirt over the graves of two more of his children. It was both a happy and a sad day.

This recent nest of his and Safe’s had yielded all Mirrors, two daughters and a son. One daughter and the son, both vermilion-colored, had perished. The daughter was Lera. The son was Astro.

Their surviving sister, Besio, was still alive. Where their bodies had weakened and perished after hatching, Besio’s managed to stay strong and breathing. A steady stream of meat scraps had bolstered her spirit enough to keep living despite the hardships her tiny body had gone through in breaking out of her egg.

Besio’s dark red frame was huddled beside her mother, snoozing. She was unaware of the losses she had suffered. She did not know that her siblings were both dead.

That would be news to deliver at a later date. For now, the rest of the clan would carry that burden for her. Zone held a heavy heart…but he would persist. He would survive this, as he had the rest before her siblings’ deaths.

Until then, he would carry a smile and make faces. Bring his newest daughter joy. Make the most of her few innocent days.

They were extremely limited, after all. It’d be a shame to waste them with mourning.