;;Art of Motion [Oxy] Aug 6, 2020 19:57:35 GMT -7
Post by Indi on Aug 6, 2020 19:57:35 GMT -7
Homecoming had been... interesting. Strange to see how many strangers there seemed to be in Lachlan Breck these days, though one could count on the fact that Kalani was likely to attempt befriending them all before the month was over. The lecture from her brother, Keroscenic Hazard, had been no surprise at all. And while she was sincerely repentant, she was not remorseful. Mostly she felt bad about breaking her promise to her brother, rather than feeling bad about doing what she had been told not to do. But she had needed Mama, unnerved as she had been by the changes of her body. Until Mama's explanation, it had never even occurred to her to suspect that her encounter with Ephraim would have lasting consequences. So she had endured the lecture, apologized sincerely, and then insisted on hearing all about what she had missed while away. Hazard's reunion with his children was particularly wonderful to hear and she was excited about the youngest new residents, especially Osada's little girl, Elina. Especially when her brother's brother seemed... happy at last. There was still somewhat of a sad aura about him, but it was not as profound as it had been for as long as Kalani could remember. Perhaps his twin brother's miraculous return had something to do with that?
At any rate, despite the ups and downs, Kalani was overjoyed to be home once more in Lachlan Breck. She had not hated her time in the Land of Insomnia - and one could be forgiven for wondering if the light-hearted femme ever could be capable of hating anything - but it had not been home the way Lachlan Breck was. The indigo and ivory maiden could not imagine living anywhere else, despite the fact that much of her childhood had been spent elsewhere thanks to a war that had raged at the time. But after all, there was a world of difference between living for a little while with your daddy because home was not safe and living somewhere else for a time because... well... Kalani still was not sure of the why that had required Mama to stay with Infected Mushroom. The laws governing steals were utterly foreign, as was the mind-set behind such a deed. All she had known when Mama left was that she was going to keep a new friend company for a while. And Hazard had insisted that she not follow or seek out Mama. Though... she had ended up doing just that after her body had started changing following the encounter with Ephraim.
Honestly, Kalani still did not understand what the big deal had been; 'Shroom had never been unpleasant company at any time she had known him. He had always seemed amused, but that was not a fault as far as Kalani could tell. Sure, he had insisted that if she or mother or any of the children were out that they had to be back before dark, but she assumed that, like Hazard, he worried about their safety. Like her mother, the gentle femme merely assumed the fellow had been lonely and wanted company. And now he had Lavani. It was this younger half-sister that Kalani was on her way to visit, looking forward to visiting the flicka after not having seen her for quite some time. Unfortunately, the adjustment period upon returning to Lachlan Breck had not been easy. Especially not for poor Saul. Her heart ached for her son, helpless to do much to ease his suffering when the pains came upon him. His delicate digestive system had not at all appreciated the change in feeding grounds and it had been a long time before he started feeling all right again. Never completely better, but at least not out of his mind with agony. Today he, along with his siblings and Nessa, as well as Elina along to act as guide, with Ophion and Osada watching over them, were investigating all the nooks and crannies of Lachlan Breck.
Which mean Kalani was free to dance gracefully about Geysir on her way to visit her little sister. Maybe Lavani would be able to come back with her to Lachlan Breck and they could join the others for a while? At least until Lavani would probably need to return to her father, anyway. Smiling at the thought, Kalani pirouetted out of the way as a geyser erupted where she had been moments before.
Tagged;; Oxyrrhodine w/Caetano
Notes;; I apologize for this rather incoherent mess
Timeline;; After returning to Lachlan Breck; before the Helkaer Cambion attack on Lachlan Breck; she is 4 years old.