Redhawk Caldera It's a good day in the sun
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When @Teya found the strange pup on their borders, Maia had worried where she might have come from (and how her parents might be feeling), but she'd immediately agreed that the right thing to do was take her in until they could find her family. Maybe they would even come and find her here. Without any trace of anyone to look after her, the pup needed a home. She and @Eljay might as well keep her alongside their own, for now. It wasn't anything new to her.

@Shenanigans was the only word she seemed to want to say, initially, and she insisted that it was her name. Maia thought she should have a better one, personally, but kept her opinion to herself for now. Maybe her parents really had named her that. Was it Maia's place to choose differently, if the pup liked it? Still, it was too awkward a name for Maia to use fully - so she compromised, settling on calling the girl Shena.

Were you a part of a pack? One with a name? Maia asked as she watched Shenanigans joining in with whatever game her kids had running. She wasn't optimistic about getting much of an answer - she might even be ignored completely in favor of the game. But she had to try any avenue she could. Somewhere out there was a set of parents who were experiencing one of the worst things a parent could go through. Maia could hardly imagine it.
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Sometimes, late at night, Shenanigans thought of her parents and brother, and found herself missing them desperately. On rare occasions, she even cried herself to sleep. She dreamed of them nearly every night, though she never quite remembered them the next day.

And during daylight hours, there was so much to see and do in her new home, they rarely crossed her mind. When they did, they began to blur, fade and fray at the edges. She could no longer recall the color of @Waxwing’s eyes or remember whether @Aditya or @Tytonidae was the larger of the two…

“Were you part of a pack? One with a name?” Shenanigans looked up from the game and grinned at Maia, bounding over to her. She absolutely adored the mild-mannered she-wolf and her mate, not to mention their gaggle of super fun kids! She rubbed up against the woman’s leg, then took a seat, beaming up at her.

No! she replied cheerily, which was true enough, even if she didn’t really understand the question. Is a pack a bunch’a wolves? Shenigans guessed, raising a paw to smush thoughtfully at her own cheek before repeating, Nope! Hopefully Maia followed that.
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Maia smiled at her as she clarified, and it made her feel more sure of the answer that she'd asked the question. So her parents hadn't been a part of a group. Internally, she felt a bit of her hope fall away though. She'd been hoping for a different response, one that would give them a direction at least to begin looking. It seemed they might have to wait for her parents to find her instead.

It is. This here is a pack, with our family and Teya's and a few other wonderful wolves. I'm sure you'll meet them soon. The pack had shrunk, however, so that their families really were the majority of it. It was strange to think that now she was a part of something like that.

It's called Brecheliant. It's named after a magical forest from stories. Did Shena like that sort of thing? Their family was heavy with stories, something that Diantha had always seemed to resent (though not the only thing, for certain). Maia felt a pang, recalling her. She hoped she had found the happiness elsewhere that she couldn't find with them.
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Maia explained that this very group of wolves was a pack, giving its name. Shenanigans rested her foot back on the ground, eyes wide. Of course, she wanted to hear all about this magical forest, and any other stories Maia wanted to tell her!

But first: Break… elephant? she tried, shaking her head at how wrong that sounded. Break… feely… ant? No, that wasn’t quite right either.

Rather than feel discouraged about this, her eyes glowed as she looked pleadingly at Maia to help her sound out the word… just like Tytonidae had done with “shenanigans.” That memory flitted through the back of her mind, fond and warm, but didn’t quite achieve conscious acknowledgement as she waited.
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Shena was an easy pup to love and Maia, plainly, already adored her. It was almost unbearably adorable the way she tried to sound out the word and then clearly needed help saying it correctly.

Brek-ell-ee-ahnt. Maia sounded it out slowly and drew out the syllables so that she could hear how the sounds went. It was an old forest, full of kings and knights and magic. It still was a name that suited the fen far more, and despite the Caldera now housing the pack, she separated the two in her mind in a way she hadn't there. The fen held the forest Brecheliant, the Caldera held the pack.
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Brecheliant! she crowed triumphantly, the name coming out mostly right this time.

She already knew about nights—when the daylight grew dim, then dark, and everybody went to sleep—and magic, of course, so she asked, What’s a old? An’ a forest? An’ a kings?