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Rikki raised a brow at his strange companion: was this normal behavior for ferrets? What a strange creature... He watched Gladius run back into the bushes and return with something that he'd bagged (Rikki, knowing a few odd things that pets did, wasn't sure he wanted to know what it was) He also noticed the ferret eating something.... "Um... Find a mushroom?" he asked.Hypergenesis wrote:Gladius was awestruck at the sight of the magnificent forest, but at the same time he was consumed by a heart-wrenching fear, though not enough to overcome his excitement at being able to see something new. The trees were so tall, so towering, so magnificent. The foliage around him had either massive or a multitude of leave unlike their short needled cousins in the desert. It was beautiful, it was bizarre, it was something he could not just look at with a distance. He ran towards one, moving so closely that his nose was almost touching the plant, he looked at it so intently, thinking on what he could do with it, how it defends itself and if Oleus would want one. He went from plant to plant examining them with his eyes, and scribbling details down on a little notebook he had pulled out of his pocket, occasionally taking a sample and closing the pages on the entry over it. Oh!, Gladius perked up and disappeared for a moment in the thicket. A few seconds later, he emerged near Rikki, now holding a white towel that was bulged like a satchel. A light crunching and squishing sound could be heard from his closed mouth that moved up and down ever so slightly at regular intervals.RockstarRaccoon wrote:Rikki continued and lead him through the bushes, which ended and opened up into a wide open area, shaded by massive trees, which blocked out the sun far above them, preventing much growth on the forest floor. "This is it!" Rikki said, standing up and stretching out, "Brookshire Forest!"