On the sidewalk there was a dog named Snowest. It walked along quietly. It was the middle of the night and she walked swiftly. Occasionally she glanced around, checking for infecteds. If it weren't for her mass of fur she would be chilly.
There was an unusual lack of humans. Perhaps they were scared of the infecteds too. Snowest sped up.
The lanky dog treaded carefully through the city, keeping in the shadows and trying her best to stay invisible. She strolled around the corner quietly and stopped, her ear twitching as she turned her head to glance at the dog positioned on a side walk. Was it infected? She didn't want to risk it, she pressed herself against the alley wall so her face peaked round the corner.
Snowest kept walking, but soon she found herself feeling like she was being watched. She smelled the air. of in one of the alleys was a dog. Luckily it didn't smell infected. Smiling, and happy to have found someone at last, Snowest veered towards the other dog. She called out quietly, "I'm not infected. Smell me ."
She stopped a while away from the alley and studied the other dog. It was a female and its coat was made up of browns. "I'm Snowest, who are you?" She said. Normally she wouldn't be so forward, but she really wanted to not be alone right now. They needed to get to the sewers where they would be safe.
She raised her muzzle to smell the air quickly and realised she wasnt lying, she stepped out of the alley uneasily and dipped her head slightly in greeting. "Hello, im.... Kismet." She studied the dog cautiously before sighing as she relaxed slightly, relieved.
She may have been anti-social but in this situation she couldn't have been happier to see another dog.
The dog relaxed when she realized that Snowest wasn't an infected. She had a nice name too. "Hi Kismet." She said with another smile.
Just then a car drove by, its lights cutting through the darkness. That reminded Snowest of their situation. "We should go to the sewers before we get found." Snowest said to Kismet shuddering. It would be horrible if an infected found them. She didn't want to become a monster.
He watched from the gutter as yellow eyes shone out into the darkness. He had been watching the brown colored dog for quite some time now, from the cover of the sewers. IF he did well to keep quiet and stay undetected, the sewer systems in the city were actually ideal for travel, often a shortcut from walking on the surface, and they minimized the headaches he got from bright lights. At the arrival of another animal to this particular occasion, he prolonged his spying, noting the manhole not even 10 ft from where he sat, secretly concealed by the storm drain. His nose twitched at the overwhelming smell of fresh flesh, so different from his own rotting musk. But no, now was not the time. He lie in wait, in anticipation of what the two would do next.
She smiled slightly in return at the dog before whipping her head to the side as a car flew past, she cringed away from it slightly before barrelling across the road to follow Snowest to the sewers, she practically rocketed over to her before coming to a holt, she really wasnt fond of roads. "Lets hurry" she muttered quietly.
Snowest crossed the road quickly. She didn't want to get run over. Kismet followed her. She urged them to hurry. Taking heed of her words Snowest sped up. She started off in the direction of the entrance to the sewers. They really couldn't get there fast enough.
(OOC: Order: Snowest, Sashakitty, Kismet. 22mg)
Last Edit: Feb 11, 2012 11:06:53 GMT -8 by snowest
The orange and yellow dog quietly looked at the dogs crossing the road from a distance, albeit scared of them. She thought they weren't infected, it wouldn't hurt to wait it out and see. She shifted uncomfortably in the barrel, it was too wet. Too fast. the barrel tipped over and started to roll. She yipped and launched herself out. "Crap..." she said a little too loud.
She hurried along behind her, her head hanging low taking large strides with her long thin legs. She would glance behind her shoulder every now and again making sure she wasn't being followed, in this city you cant survive without being paranoid.
Dakhma followed them under the ground, peeking through the sewer systems as he trailed them, silently and undetectable, despite his raunchy smell. He quickly ducked under the storm drain lookouts, towards the most common entrance to the sewers, he would stop them there. Crouching down, Dakhma waited for them to come into view, just barely hidden by the shadows of the large cement structures decorating the dogs' stinky, secret cave system.
Kismet continued walking at the same pace before freezing suddenly as her ears swivelled behind her then her head turned to face the same direction. Spotting the dog too she was weary but could see it wasn't infected. "Hello" she muttered just loud enough for it to hear her.
Perhaps their distraction was in his best interest, black dog mused as he hobbled forth. Were it not for his teeth and eyes, he could probably fool them into thinking he was not infected, praying that his mind stayed long enough to be even remotely coherent.
Dakhma shifted his weight, wiggling about impatiently as they lingered in the mouth of the sewers. Just a little closer, he whined to himself, sure to be silent so that his hard work and patience didn't go to waste.