Maaike had never been great with directions.
She’d tried north like Fray said but there were just more mountains and no sign of life - or her missing sister. So she trekked east, more or less, through awful weather. The rain up here was almost freezing and Maaike shook her coat out impatiently as she trotted along, thinking she really ought to find shelter until the sun was shining at least.
But then she crested a small rocky ridge and gaped. Spread out ahead of her were big, mean-looking rivers. One close to her, two branches splitting off from it, all rushing back towards the valley. Smaller streams and tributaries wound through the tussocky grass, almost as far as she could see.
She didn’t budge from her lookout point. There was no way Tita would have done near anything that dangerous looking and Maaike sure as hell wasn’t going to either.
((Any or all of: Maeve, Lemming, and Scott might be nearby :) ))
Jan 10, 2018 09:31 PM
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