"There was no mistake, this odd male was Hive. But... He was interesting, too. Enough to capture this seasoned, scarred warrior's attention. So, he waited in his coiled half-alert state, patient and still. A span of time later that he'd not been aware of, a flicker of red in the low light of the Hive caught his attention. He twitched, a full body ripple of muscle beneath sleek, ink black flesh.
Yes - yes, that was the one. The interesting one... The pretty one.
The big male shifted his weight, another ripple of muscles like liquid steel. His chitin creaked against resin, drool and slime stretching between him and the niche. His segmented tail uncoiled, and he stilled again, saliva sliding down his head. A moment more, then he pounced down from the ceiling, twisting in midair and landing near soundless in front of the other male. The fog swirled as he reared up from his crouch, staring down at the other alien, lips slowly parting to reveal clenched fangs.
The red one took a step back, shoulders hunched and body lowering in the presence of the towering, battle-scarred one. He hissed his greeting to the senior warrior, teeth bared just the same. He waited a fraction of a second, then attempted to slide past -"
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A gift done for Centrifuge a bit ago! His cute red dangerbug getting overpowered and dominated by a more senior member of the Hive. I don't think he's complaining much. >__>; I had a lot of fun with this one - seeing as it was an accidental, in-spirit-redo of Hive Rut from... Fuck, three years ago somehow. Time flies!
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