Nomad continued to smile, listening to her explanation, and agreeing with her thoughts. He had the exact same feelings on the matter. ’’Me too, Eve. If I ever get a family, I want us all to stay together, like Bucky and I stayed together. And like the Rangers staying together, right now.’’ he told her. If he ever got a family, though. That remained to be seen, for now.
Eve was excited to hear his story, and Nomad guessed he shouldn’t have expected any less from her. He chuckled. But, on the other hand, he didn’t really know her that well, did he? Hmmmm, he really needed to change that.
’’Well- I grew up in a small family. My mother, father, brother and sister, and me. My family was all big and strong, but I was really small and weak… so my parents didn’t name me. They thought I would not live long, anyway. They… didn’t really raise us with love. There was discipline, and a lot of rules. They were harsh. And since I was the smallest I could barely keep up, I’m not even sure how I survived- but I did. Because I could not keep up, my siblings bullied me, especially my brother…’’
That was the first part of the story.
’’I didn’t know what was wrong with me, but I was always short of breath, and could not run for long distances. I didn’t find out what illness I had, until later. But before I tell you about that- after a year my parents decided to just- leave me in the woods. They took me far away from home, and left me there. I haven’t seen my parents since. It was a struggle, to look after myself. I was actually starving and close to dying when Bucky and I found each other.’’
’’I found him in the river. He was unconscious… and I was afraid he would drown. I had never swum before, but I was not really afraid of the water. Maybe a little… But I had to save him, or he would die. So- I used up all my remaining strength and managed to pull him out- he was much bigger than me, at the time. He woke and did not remember who he was, so I named him, like I had named myself… After that we were inseparable. He trained me, and we hunted together, and I grew to be as big and as strong as him. We even found out what ailed me, by visiting local packs and asking for healers- I have something that’s called asthma, it’s something with my lungs. That’s why I sometimes have trouble breathing. It mostly happens during hot summer days, when I move a lot. We never healed it, but I managed to live with it, and I had herbs to help me.’’
’’He mostly trained me by letting me swim in the river or ocean. That’s how I grew stronger and bigger- water helped me get better, so it became something positive and fun to me.’’
Feb 04, 2019 06:04 AM — Post #11
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