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What a wonderful few days she'd passed. The lioness had been on her own for at least a few months but it was these last few days that really shone out among the rest. The days where she'd met her newest friends and hunted with them and decided that they would be who she went with. Big ideas they had but she didn't think they were impossible ideas so she was glad to assist where she could. Today found her alone as she wished to gather her thoughts... and to deal with the impending sense of homesickness that had washed over her. Her family was raised to be close-knit and be around each other all the time but now she found herself separated and before she hadn't ever felt homesick but today it hit her. Where normally she would have been able to run home to her mother and tell her of the great adventures she'd had... she couldn't anymore. Too far away and she'd bid everyone adieu and she had to deal with everything herself. Oh, how she missed her mother's beautiful aquamarine gaze and her father's humor-filled voice and her many, many siblings' playful banter. A lion alone was a lion sad.
She sat on the root of a very large tree, looking down at a few ants crawling below her in the light of the sunset. They had their family... A wistful sigh escaped her maw as she watched them go by. It was while she watched them on their march that something came to her in her mind. A song her mother used to sing to her and her siblings. A sweet lullaby that would aid them off to sleep. Makyna had never sung it for herself before but why not try it now? It was like a piece of home without being home.
Her voice sung out, high but as sweet as honey in her soprano tones.
"Once there was a way, To get back homeward. Once there was a way To get back home. Sleep, pretty darling, Do not cry... And I will sing a lullaby..."
How long had it been since she'd actually sung? A Songcat without their music was hardly a Songcat at all and it was no wonder that it made her feel so much better to express herself in such a manner. It was like her mother and her entire family was there with her, singing right along with the lyrics.
Deciding to push on more, further and further away from her home the leopard stepped into a new territory. Glancing around the woods she smirked. Ah yes this was great, so many trees to climb, nice thick foliage to hide. Perfect. She’d very much like it in here, and she knew that her brother would as well, if he was still here of course. Snorting she pushed deeper and deeper into the forest before cocking her head up at a tree. Scouting around it, to ensure it was safe she soon then used her bulk and claws to help climb her way into the branches and nestle behind some leaves. Thankfully now she was hidden and could rest easily.
Slowly but surely, she started to drift off to sleep upon the branch, ears flickering now and then but no sound disturbed her from her slumber. Time ticked by as the leopard continued to snooze that was until she awoke by herself. Groggily, Choetta looked around and saw that no one was near by only some birds within the trees. Smirking to herself she settled once more and let her leg drape down from the branch once again to get more comfortable. ‘Much better, could get use to this.’ Though then after awhile of relaxing her ears flicked and picked up a noise in the distance. A sound, a song? No who would be singing? Frowning she decided to stay put until her interest got the best of her.
Standing back on the branch once more she moved along to the other side of the tree to get a better look, but nothing she was slightly too far away, even downwind as well. Choetta huffed and jumped down from the tree landing gracefully upon the ground, paws crushing the leaves and other foliage down. Tail flicked above her, and then she walked following this song. Eventually she got near to the feline who was singing, bi-coloured eyes stared at the… lioness? Yes, lioness in the distance. Shaking her head, Choetta wasn’t too sure about this one and thus ran up in the nearest tree she could and listened from the branches. Ensuring she was as silent as she could be until she sat. “You know I’ve never really heard any one sing. Lovely voice there dear.” Making sure to speak loudly enough that it would catch the other felines attention.-
The young Songcat wasn't expecting an audience to her tune, she was just singing from the heart to make herself feel better. Despite her intentions, however, she was not disappointed when she heard the voice of another heralding her from the treetops. At the end of her verse and the beginning of the other feline's words she turned her baby blue eyes up to the trees and saw the feminine shape of a leopard. As usually her eyes were friendly and a smile graced her delicate features as she looked up at her newest companion. "Thank-you, that's very kind of you to say." A polite dip of her head was given in gratitude to show that she was sincere before she continued. "My entire family sings. Music is very important to us... They don't call us Songcats for nothing." Her last words were accompanied with a small laugh. It was not surprising to hear that someone had never heard of a feline lifting their voice in song. An unusual habit and family tradition, that's what she'd been told before. However, if they were gifted the voices then it was their duty to sing and share them with others. Besides, there was always something uplifting about singing out whatever was on your heart.
Not one to let things wait or to appear rude she continued on, offering a name to the newcomer. "I am Makyna. Makyna Songcat. Could I have the pleasure of your name, miss?" Still smiling, sincerity stamped across her innocent features as she attempted to bridge the gap between them. She couldn't help herself but to be polite. It was ingrained into her from a young age and she would probably be hard-pressed to drop any of her teachings.
Glancing down at the lioness she watched as she showed friendly reactions. Choetta however remained in the three for a little while longer. Yet, made herself more visible as she clambered across the branch and away from all of the leaves. “Of course, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a voice like that before.” Adding onto her sentence with a small smile, her face didn’t show much emotion as with her eyes she liked to keep the others guessing for awhile until she grew comfortable. Her teeth started to grind together, the tick slowly coming out as she conversed with the other feline. “Your entire family? Woah, how come you all sing? If you don’t mind me asking of course!” Songcats… Never heard of such a thing but Choetta liked it, tail flicked softly as she watched the lioness’s reactions.
After awhile though she didn’t trust the feline, and though her tick was still there; grinding her teeth and biting her gums she decided to get a better view of this other female. Jumping down from the branch she rather gracefully landed upon the ground, flashing her a smile she dipped her head. “Makyna... Pleasure to meet you.” Smiling and then that’s when it clicked. ‘Songcat, family name. Makes sense, suits them well. Still wonder how they started to sing.’ Shrugging it off she then puffed out her chest with some pride, her eyes glimmered as they glanced over Makyna. “I’m Choetta, Choetta Kepi.” Head dipping in politeness whilst she grinded her teeth once more. “You from around here?” Asking softly, to keep the conversation going but also so Choetta could gain more of an insight to the fellow feline.-