As she closed the distance, Effie reclined into a sit, facing the three. She offered Natasha a smile, dipping her head in return. “Good to see you too, Natasha.” And it was, really. Sunfall and the others were decent company, but she got lonely, out here. Homesick. They were fellow employees doing a job, no matter how she looked at it.
Her ears stayed perked, attentive, as Natasha went on to introduce the two strangers. Relic and Astred, she said, of the Soulfire Covenant. A pack, then, just like she’d thought. Effie turned her attention to each wolf in turn, offering a moment to acknowledge each wolf. “A pleasure to meet you both. Unfortunate that it had to be in this situation, however.” And unfortunate that they’d arrive much too late. Effie could have used them - maybe things could have gone smoother, overall.
She nodded an affirmation to Natasha’s question, then, eyes seeking Natasha’s - quiet triumph evident. “Elliot’s dead,” Effie said, “We found him holed up in the caves.,” Effie stated, calm. It was easy to distance herself from that bit of news - she felt no remorse, there.
“However, we ran into a bit of a problem.” She tried to keep her voice even, but the thought of the children still saddened her. “We were supposed to have wolves assigned to keep tabs on the children. Nima was supposed to spearhead that. She died before any other wolves could get in close to the children,” It was easier, talking about it like it was just some task, and so she kept going. “We failed to foster any bonds and lead the children away, and they came across the aftermath.”
She paused, there, took a steadying breath. She flicked a glance towards the two newcomers - let an idea begin to form. She would wait, however, and see where these two stood amongst it all. “I’m not sure what we are to do with them now - surely none trust any of us enough to allow us to guide them to a new home.”
Apr 11, 2018 08:05 PM — Post #12
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