It was done.
The decision weighed heavy on the Quinzel’s shoulders, but she didn’t struggle with it like she did staying at the Rise. It was time to move on, plain and simple—it was time to put the family she had here first rather than waiting for used-to-be’s and could-have-been’s. She couldn’t jump every time a Ranger scent -or, ocean forbid, Bucky’s- billowed past on the breeze, or spend her days wishing and wanting for things that could have happened or people who should have been there with her.
Witch didn’t bother to hurry herself or Honeysuckle. They crossed a river into the Hills for a very, very short time to go around a butte that didn’t look in the least interesting, and then back across another river (the same river?) into the Plains. Witch tried to point out the herbs and animals that happened to catch their eyes, teaching her daughter about as much as she could about the world while they were at it. Hopefully, she would remember these times as fun bonding time with her mother on an epic search of a proper home, not struggling to fill bellies because of a lame leg and leaving behind wolves who Witch would always miss.
To their left, a forest—the one the cougar had attacked her in, wayyyyyy on the other side. The one the Brotherhood lived in. This was as far as she’d come when they’d brought Stark home to be buried—from here on out, the valley was a true mystery. Though she could already see the green blur of the northern forest in the distance ahead, nervous energy still brought a little bounce to her limp.
The healer glanced over to her daughter with a gentle smile as she loped leisurely along. Witch had been making sure to stick close to Honey since leaving the familiar lands of the Range, but she needed to make sure the tanned girl understood the dangers out here on their own.
“Make sure you stay close to me, little flower. I don’t know what or who we might find out here, and not every stranger you meet will be friendly. It’s important you listen to everything I say, and never wander out of my sight, okay?”
(Little vague as to when they left/how long they’ve been traveling but this is present dated! They finally on the move!)
Feb 11, 2019 12:49 AM
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