Character Full Name: Rubicard Banexi User: Foxkitten Discord User: MurderTurtle#9973 Approx. Age Of Character: 2 years Desired Character Rank: Healer Roleplay Sample: Rubi dashed across a rocky terrain, her paws sore and raw from the jagged pebbles digging into them. However, she hardly noticed the thin trail of blood staining the rocks behind her. Her mother, Maka, was barely a whisker length in front of her, the very tip of her silvery tail just tickling Rubicard's nose. Maka yelped something to her daughter, but the wind pelting down on the two foxes nearly deafened them, and all Rubi heard was the smacking of her paws against flat, hard stone.
When the den, set into the gravel and hidden partially by a boulder, came into view, Maka and Rubicard slowed their hasty pawsteps. Rubi's jet dark orbs flickered around nervously, making sure no predator may have followed them and exposed their hiding place. When she was sure her family was safe, she slipped behind the bolder and into the crack in the rocks. At first, as she had grown used to, the walls pressed against her sides, but soon began to ease wider until the end of the tunnel was in view. She pushed out after Maka, her eyes adjusting to the darkness of the spacious cave they called home. Her father, Raa, paced beside the narrow stream running through the center, his brow furrowed and his tail lashing. When he spotted the two vixens, however, he heaved a sigh of relief. No words were exchanged between the three as they briskly trotted to a hollow space, belonging to Rubicard's youngest brother Pel. Pel lifted his head as his family walked in.
"Ah," he rasped, "do you have the herbs?" Maka set down a bundle of leaves she had been carrying in her mouth. Rubi nudged them towards Pel, and he slowly, painstakingly leaned forth to lift them into his jaws. Rubicard sighed. "If only I'd found this herb sooner... Pel would be all better by now." She layed down to watch her little brother tediously lap up each leaf. Maka leaned to lick her daughter's ear. "Don't be so hard on yourself. You found the herb in the first place, if it weren't for you Pel might not have made it." Rubi's mother glanced at her father, who sat silently watching Pel, his eyes dull and unfocused. He clearly had not heard the exchange. Rubicard huffed, "I know, but I can't even remember what Aka said it was called!" She whimpered. Aka was the eldest in the family. He taught Rubicard everything she knew about herbs. He passed away long before Pel fell ill, however.
The vixen rested her head on her paws. She began to drift to sleep, when a shrill scream from her mother and a terrified bark from her father jolted her awake. She followed their shocked gazes to see her brother, lying unmoving. A thin, foamy stream trailed from his maw, and half-chewed leaves were lying in a glob on the floor in front of him. Rubi bolted upright, pushing past her frozen parents and pressing her ear against Pel's chest, praying to the gods that she could hear something. But no sound resonated from his body. No sign of life. Rubicard's heart fell to her paws. She stepped away and stared in shock and horror, her vision blurring as the sound of her sobbing mother rang in her ears. The young fox murmured "This... this is my fault..." before collapsing next to Maka and Raa.
When she awoke, She was in her own hollow space of the cave. She rose to her paws, still shaky and weak. Memory flooded back into her brain, but she couldn't believe it. Perhaps it had all been a dream? She prayed it so. She squeezed out of her room, eyes darting side to side in search of her parents. She trotted towards her Pel's room, taking a deep breath and hoping she'd find him there, weak but stable as he'd been for many sunrises. But when she peered inside, a coldness hung about the air, and the room was vacant. Rubicard backed away and sat down, shaking as tears streamed out of her eyes. I... I failed him... she thought, looking up to the cave ceiling, sending a silent prayer. Aka... I'm so sorry. I hope Pel is safe with you now. With all the strength in her body, she lifted herself off the ground. I can't let this happen again. Never. I need to be a better a healer, a better sister, a better daughter. Rubi padded over to the stream and lapped hungrily at it, strength flooding back to her muscles. She would learn. She had to learn. Fin.
How Did You Come Across Us?: Link in a discord bloodline server Do you accept both IC and OOC rules?: Yes, Rubicard