With the silly grin slapped across his features, Serkan rumbled a purr of delight as Asli rose to meet him, their chests pressed together in an embrace. His tail lashed below the water, muzzle stretching forth to bat against the woman's cheek, his eyes bright in their satisfaction. When their locked positioning was dropped, Serkan's chest fell heavily into the water, creating a dramatic splash as he studied the woman with his hazel eyes, drinking in her familiar features that he had been unable to forget. "Me?"
he inquired with a faint simper. "I am a great savaşçı, my girl,"
he huffed with a snort, shaking his head at her. The male lifted a paw rapidly to splash water at Asli, his simper teasing though undoubtedly thrilled. After such a time away from each other with the downfall of the guild, his time spent worrying, it was a great relief to know that at least some of them still survived. He twisted his ears back at her question, a shrug of his shoulders given. "Evet, but we lost contact a few weeks ago. I have not seen him since. Ben endişeli."
A soft sigh rolled from the boy's lips, which pursed in minute frustration. After so much effort to get here, he had again grown separated from Acahan, an all-too common occurance.
Even as he thought of his brother, Serkan felt the familiar trickle of suspision roll down his spine, a natural feeling that almost always meant he was being watched. The cat's skull twisted rapidly, ears tilted forwards as he searched the terrain, movement halting when the figure in the distance was seen. Another spotted cat, it was the faint pinprick of hazel green that alerted the turk to exactly who this beast was. His snout arched as he silently watched the feline approach, his own body entirely stilled. It was as though the mention of Acahan's name had summoned him, a breath upon the wind calling him here to the exact place he was desired. A faint simper curled over his lips as the boy approached and spoke to them, his words interlaced with the soothing sound of their native language. "A boulder? I should be offended that you think such a thing would deter me, hakaret nasıl," he jested with a teasing voice, indicating that he was not truly affronted at Acahan's own mockery. Serkan had to resist the urge to tackle his brother and drag him into the water as he approached its banks and dampened his paws, and instead leaped agilely from the river, making a great show of shaking off his sodden pelt directly next to his sibling.
A laugh escaped the feline's lips as he tossed his skull back, shaking it almost playfully. "Hiç, Asli is hardly a woman," Serkan retorted, tossing a teasing smirk in the female's direction. "Just look at her enormous feet!" The male extended his paw towards her in an amused way, grinning at the girl who had long since joined them on the riverbank. Serkan edged closer to his brother then, his skull lowering so that his cheek brushed fondly against the side of Acahan's neck, his tail flicking in content. "Acahan, have you seen any of the others in our time apart?" he inquired, stepping back a single pace and dropping his haunches to the ground, his stare growing serious as Serkan observed the other jaguar. "We can't be the only ones left, I know there are more. Orada için," he said, the last part of his speech hushed, as though the massive cat was, for once, doubting himself and - shame him - perhaps even the guild.