Maaike peered down the slope of the land to where she could see a mostly frozen stream. The gradient of the land wasn’t too bad, and they could make it down without needing to scramble. It was no worse than some of the hills around the range. Yet she was uncertain. Maaike looked back over her shoulder, her brown eyes seeking Tita’s. Seeking reassurance.
Was this it? She thought they had been told to follow the river, which they had found easily enough. But there was a clear morning breeze scented with salt and all sorts of scents Maaike was totally unfamiliar with blowing down the gorge. It set her a little on edge.
“Tita, you’ll stay close right? If we find any of the dangerous wolves, we’ll face them together.” She drew herself up a little. She was scared, facing this area she had been told was dangerous - but it was her job to protect. Both her sisters.
That was why they had come. In her imagination, Maaike was almost picturing a fairy-tale rescue. Maeve kept prisoner here by the potentially cruel wolves of the beach. She and Tita would sneak in, follow her scent, help her escape, and get her back home safely!
She knew it wasn’t going to work quite like that. But still, she felt a mingling of nerves and excitement.
((OOC note that Tita and Maaike are presumed to have split up from Obe, Dem and Rhydian for their part of the search but they have very likely all gone as a family to the coastline))
Sep 08, 2017 08:50 AM
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