Leila Vergious ❃ Y-rank ❃ Silver Wolf
The Eden’s child wasn’t ignorant to Leona’s point of view on the situation. She understood it very well, even. When was lived in a land that was filled with dangers, there was little option but to accept it and live on unless one was willing to sacrifice what little normality they had and forever cower in the shadows.
But she saw this situation a bit differently. After all, this village seemed to live in peace for the most part. And the serene cliffs were hardly a place of constant turmoil such as Fat Monsterland or other places in the world where people actually had to live with a constant threat to their lives.
No, this even of animals attacking appeared to be an isolated incident from the overall time-line of this place’s history. And with many of the facts very much still in the unknown, it would be best if everyone remained cautious. Because, in Leila’s humble opinion, it was better to sacrifice a few days or even weeks in favor of remaining alive for the rest of your life.
If the animals did end up attacking during the day, some of these villagers could lose the ability to do anything at all for all of eternity. All because they were not careful enough. But then again, the girl also felt compelled to have a certain level of respect toward these individuals, as they refused to bend even when death was a potential threat.
Or perhaps they were unable to truly comprehend the gravity of the situation and the stakes present. Though Leila was not one to judge that, at least not without actually talking to these people first. And since their first goal was to be the village chief, that was unlikely to happen any time soon anyhow.
“We can help them, yes. But what if the animals attacked right now? Even we would have trouble protecting all the people here if one is on this end of the village and another on the completely opposite one. Well, hopefully, nothing like that will happen…”
But she pushed even that worry to the side so she could fully focus on their meeting with the chief. But while they knocked, there didn’t appear to be an answer. Instead, the door was opened with nothing in sight. Which was… a bit odd, suffice to say. Especially when Leona pointed at the blood dirtying the floor.
While the woman wasn’t exactly comfortable with just barging into someone’s home, this could be a bit serious. But instead of dashing in, the silver-haired maiden took only a few steps forward and knelt down, her fingers tracing over the blood and bringing it to her nose. At that moment, her entire form changed ever so slightly.
Primarily, fluffy ears and tail suddenly appeared. Leila assumed her part-wolf form which greatly enhanced her sense of smell, hearing, and more. Taking a few sniffs of the blood, her eyes darted over the place and then topped on Leona. “Not human’s blood… a goose..?”
The conclusion she came to was rather strange and honestly made the girl be a bit unsure of it. But at roughly the same time, a man walked from behind a corner, holding a beheaded goose that was being prepared for today’s dinner, or so it seemed. “Oh, ladies! You have, uh… came at a somewhat inopportune time. Would you give me a moment?”
Quickly disappearing back into the other room that appeared to be a kitchen, he left behind even more drops of blood behind, leaving Leila with the need to just sight. Well, at least it didn’t appear to be anything serious. And it made sense in a way. Since the wild predators were eating animals that the people here had, he probably figured that he’d eat his goose before a wolf would.
“Well… want to take it from here once he returns..? I’m not sensing anything strange or unusual from this house, but it might be to soon to assume he has nothing to do with what’s going on. Not that I’m accusing him of anything, but it’s always best to stay cautious and open to all possibilities.”
Saying so, her wolf tail wagged behind her, its tip lightly brushing against the floor of the house. Now that the form was active, she figured that she’d keep it active for a while longer as it could come in handy. But then again… she hoped it would not come across as strange, given the fact that they were dealing with wild animals right now and she partially took on the appearance of one such animal…