Whitebark Stream it’s alarming honestly how charming she can be, fooling everyone,
All Welcome  August 12, 2018, 12:51 PM
Mirabelle
IkKanattuk
Itchaksrat
wild, but maybe for @Apple?  all welcome.


she had not yet gotten over how beautiful the territories directly surrounding the northerner's claim was.  her claim now, too.  when they'd sussed out the ranks she had been somewhere near the top — that had surprised her more than anything — and she supposed she might as well start acting like it.

her hands were more or less full with @Currituck most of the time; the other chilren were presumably being taken care of by shivali, as she had not seen them utilize the trove of treasures she had made.

children, her mind was stuck on a lot, lately.  she had never really imagined herself with them, but with the coming of the season (so soon!) and etoille's proximity, well... hmm.


 
August 12, 2018, 01:05 PM
Apple
Lone Wolves

Priscilla Marybell Blackthorn - Apple's eldest daughter had taken the best from both of her parents in terms of looks. A classic beauty, indeed, but she did not have the brains of either. In a way she was a wonder of nature - frivolous, airy and silly - operating very efficiently on 1.5 neuron she had in her skull, where most wolves had few millions. Therefore Apple and her then husband had given up early on teaching her anything useful and just let her be. Incredible had indeed been the day, when a fellow showed up, who asked for her hand in holy mateship. And the odd thing was that with combined 3 neurons they produced amazingly intelligent full-brained children. 

Apple was reminded of this, when she caught sight of a she-wolf that distinctly reminded her of her eldest and could not possibly be her, because Priscilla and her dearly beloved husband had met a very logical end, after their plan for aerodynamics had failed. And yet the similarity was striking. So... perhaps, a grandchild? Or a distant relative? She got to her feet and approached the girl, announcing her presence with a question: "By any chance, dear, do you happen to be one of the Blackthorn clan? According to my knowledge there are more of them in the world than fleas in a weasel's coat."
August 12, 2018, 01:33 PM
Mirabelle
IkKanattuk
Itchaksrat

Mirabelle was not in on the story of Priscilla and her husband or their combined three neurons, but perhaps it would've gotten a smile out of her if she did.  As it stood, her ears swiveled as she heard someone call out to her (without a hello or anything first, mind you) if she was related.

Ah!  That makes more sense.  I can't really be sure.  I was a slavewoman to a band of northerners before I came here.  My name is Mirabelle.  Who are you?  She offered a warm smile and reclined onto her haunches, listening to the sound of water in the near-distance as she waited for a response.


 
August 12, 2018, 01:57 PM
Apple
Lone Wolves

Oh, dear - a slave. Come to think of it, they had been very lucky to live in a peaceful place, where such practices were not common. It had been a lot of effort to keep Priscilla out of every single stupid situation she had got herself in. She had not been smart for sure, but she had been beyond being a fool either. Because she did not learn from her mistakes. Never. Though - perhaps - some people in the pack would have gladly handed her over to anyone, who wanted to have her as a slave or anything else. On the other hand, Apple had a very distinct feeling that Priscilla would have soon been brought back to them and they would even get paid to take her back. 

So, in the light of this - perhaps, this girl was not only remarkably similar in looks, but had been discarded, because she had been stupid? Nanny was not going to ask - that would be rude - but she thought that there was a spark of intelligence in the girl's eyes that had absolutely lacked in her daughter's. "Suibhne Apple Blackthorn, though never mind my complex first name. My parents were fools, who had a bad habit of giving their children names that they themselves could not spell. So to you and to the world I am better known as Nanny Apple - matron of the vast Blackthorn clan," she introduced herself. 

"You look very like one of my own - I have fourteen children and quite a lot of grand- and grand-grandchildren, not to speak about all the relatives from my side scattered in the world," she told, sitting down herself. "However - I have to tell you, whoever gave you a name was not an idiot. It has a lovely sound to it and fits you nicely. Now, tell me, what a young, stunning girl like you do out here all on your own?" had it not been an old and cheerful lady asking, this would have sounded creepy.