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Through most recent weeks, Ciri had sought privacy among the forests of Rivenwood. Having begun to feel a little more at ease in the bypass, it left room for solemn thoughts of her mother and sister to rear up with vengeance. For a time her sole desire was to be alone with her fragile state of mind; she hated the idea of someone seeing her so vulnerable.

She wondered if it would've been better for her to have stayed with the Brokilon wolves, where she'd been safe from the truth of her family's fate. While she didn't doubt the love her father felt for her, his guilt over everything that'd happened was weighing on her. Mahler was always sorry and their relationship remained strained - despite Ciri's desire to move on, to better their bond, she wasn't sure how to.

The swallow collected herself after her time of mourning, and ventured out toward the lake @Mahler had shown her on @Mateo's tour. She had liked it there, the quiet of it, and she wondered if the aforementioned @Laurel might be around to cross her path. Between her jaws hung the body of a freshly slain hare should the occasion arise, for she wished to make a good first impression on the gargoyle's followers.

"And then the world started to exist again,
but it existed very differently."
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the lake too beckoned the father.
was he this, any longer? astraeus had returned to his post, while phaedra and ciri had clung to their own company. thade had not made another return, and elke — thoughts of his lost daughter only tightened the man's jawline with grief.
ciri was here, wreathed in the fresh scent of blood. mahler gave she and her quarry an approving look, before settling upon his haunches nearby. 
if the spectre of guilt clung to him now, it was over laurel.
"fine hunting," the gargoyle remarked. "rivenvood is stronger for your presence here."
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It was not a stranger who located her, but her father. Ciri eased her stride to acknowledge his approach. Behind a mouthful of agouti furs she smiled brightly and a beat of her tail welcomed him warmly as he closed distance between them. "Fanks," she said in response, the word muffled, and she lowered her catch to the ground at her forepaws, "I was actually looking for that she-wolf you mentioned when we came here with Mateo, uh... Laurel, you said her name was?"

Her smile turned a little bashful, and dark ears splayed to the side as she shifted her gaze to look out thoughtfully over the lagoon. She saw dragonflies dark among the reeds at the water's edge, but her attention did not linger on them for long; "I wanted to... introduce myself." Despite longing for connection, her social skills were clumsy; interaction with strangers made her anxious.

"And then the world started to exist again,
but it existed very differently."
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ah, laurel. 
"she is a bit shy." an understatement, if he had uttered it, for shyness was the only word he had and it was not at all good enough to properly convey laurel's passion and torment.
he was proud of ciri; he leant forward to brush her shoulder and thumped his tail audibly behind the pair of them. "vell then, i hope very much that she comes along."
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