"Right," Selagon nodded, and let Dirnek enter the room first after Liron, positioning himself as an observer.
DragonRider3 said May 10, 2012 17:35:14
" All right, Fluffy.. Now I am all yours.. " elf whispered placing bat more tightly on his chest, where it seemed to be for quite a time, and then placing his cup on near-by table, on one hand distance from himself. Then, he indicated Dirnek to come closer, on a few steps away from him. Afterwards he whispered:
" Prepare bells.. I first need to do small feeding, that's how it must start properly. " Liron took one very little piece of soaked bread, and started feeding Fluffy, that seemed to enjoy it very much, now when awake hungry again: " In meanwhile, I will explain you the basic of what we will do, and how do bells work. Sounds fair? " he asked, little uncertainly, with slight blush.
Mirach said May 10, 2012 17:48:37
"Have you done this before?" Dirnek asked with a shade of interest when he saw how self-assured the elf seems about the bat's reactions.
DragonRider3 said May 10, 2012 17:57:14
Elf nodded " Most of time in these more serious cases not completely on my own like now, but yes. My friend.. No, not a friend, a brother, better said... " elf's eyes got some inner note of respect about the one he spoke about: " Herens spend quite a time educating and re-educating animals of all kind... And, when I needed help with it, he was visiting me to teach me, despite his father's disapproval. We had lot time to make up, and he wanted to show me everything, and I wanted to know everything. " Liron smiled slightly, as if on memory, and then added with complete confidence: " I know every single thing I must do. "
Mirach said May 10, 2012 18:04:03
Dirnek accepted that with a nod. "What should I do, then?" he asked, caring more about what the elf wants from him than about the bat himself.
DragonRider3 said May 10, 2012 18:13:34
While still feeding Fluffy, elf continued explaining simply: " You have two bells. One bigger, and one smaller. Each vibration is known to Fluffy, and each makes him reach with same feelings, but on different ways.. Everything will be clear to you soon. . When he finishes the bread, I will cuddle him for a few heartbeats to make him feel safe, earlier today I managed to made him form a parallel between feeding and caressing. That was first part of this. I want you, when I give you sign, for this first time, to ring with bigger bell, without stopping till I tell you so. Deal? "
Mirach said May 10, 2012 18:25:54
"That doesn't sound difficult," Dirnek shrugged, preparing the bigger bell.
DragonRider3 said May 10, 2012 18:35:43
" Yes, it doesn't sound, but jet, my hands will be busy, I can't do this alone. And for me, only a little bit difficult might be to sense right time. Everything other comes almost instinctively... "
After Fluffy ate last bite, he started licking elf's hand... Liron let his hand slip down to creature's fur and stroke it, and beast nestled around it with pleasure.. After couple of heartbeats of gentle cuddling, on elf's started to appear calculating expression, and then, in one slow moment, he embraced the creature with his both hands, one hand holding on above side of wings and body, and other at the neck, so he could control where Fluffy is turning his head and teeth... Beast looked little confused by this, maybe feeling something is not right in elf's look, but it seemed it trusted Liron mean no harm to it... After a heartbeat or two, tightly holding Fluffy and watching his every reaction, elf nodded to Dirnek.
Mirach said May 10, 2012 18:40:46
Dirnek was still thinking that his part of the task is pretty easy, and started ringing the bell at the elf's gesture.
DragonRider3 said May 10, 2012 18:57:26
But then, suddenly, the same moment Dirnek started ringing the bell, something strange, something wrong happened to Fluffy, and blessed bliss of merriness disappeared from his moves - he suddenly started resisting forcibly, looking like he's in terrible unbearable pain, even if that state only was in his mind.... It was howling in pain and fear, looking terribly afraid it will be hurt, looking like it's expecting elf's hands to grasp over him and bring him suffering... Terrible and fearful were his screams, almost like human... But he didn't bite, just resisted and looked terribly tensed,as if expecting.. And that howl, that terrible howling just didn't stop, mixed with now suddenly so loud ringing of the bell...
But elf's expression was now serious, calculating. And strict frown on his face indicated to Dirnek what elf wants him to do still - he wants him to ring the bell for a while longer...
Mirach said May 10, 2012 19:03:36
That was the first time Dirnek's attention turned fully to the bat. He shook his head, wondering how an animal can sound that desperate, but continued ringing.
DragonRider3 said May 10, 2012 20:08:22
And desperate howls still continued... It seemed there was no difference in bat's terrible suffering... But at one point, as if in some scale in his mind, deciding it was enough at this one moment, Liron freed one hand that held Fluffy's twisting body, and took piece of bread, as if having some intention with it. Then he turned shortly to Dirnek and said simply and meaningfully, his mind focused on bat even at time of speaking: " Stop ringing. Not same instant, but gradually. Take some thirty seconds to do it. Just slowly, very slowly, till it silence completely. "
Mirach said May 10, 2012 20:15:45
Dirnek nodded shortly, not leaving his sight from the bat, and gradually let the ringing of the bell fade.
DragonRider3 said May 10, 2012 20:24:45
Bat was resisting still, trying to leave elf's embrace... But as sounds of bell started to fade, his struggle, even if lasting, turned little less violent - and in one moment of twisting, elf pressed his head hardly with his fingertips, forcing him to open its mouth, suddenly looking very cruel in it... And then, he almost inculcated bread in beast's mouth, pressing it hardly and making it swallow it with it's little jaws... Fluffy tried to resist, and started biting the new matter in its mouth, looking terrified in unknown situation, and deeply confused in its fear... But, as bell silences, and as it recognized food, it started eating, even in some fearful tensed resistance.. It still looked so scared, but with silence its fear was subsiding, slowly, but doubtlessly... Its eyes glowed, as if they had tears...
Mirach said May 10, 2012 20:34:28
Dirnek took the heart of the bell between his fingers, to make sure it does not ring accidentaly.