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Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Gradually, her independence returned as the boys steadily continued to earn theirs. Despite the constant assertions to others that that event was something she was long awaiting, there was a bittersweet tang to it. The boys were still boys, but soon they would be men, old enough to have no need nor interest in her. Even now they spent the vast majority of their time separate from the Ursarchon, and in recent weeks she'd taken to savouring the ever scarcening moments of affection she was blessed with. They'd both long since been witness to hunting trips and before long they would be doing their own hunting and then they would truly be on the road to self-sufficiency.
As she watched them sprint out of the lacklustre cabin that served as their home, Saga wondered whether now would be the time in which to impart the knowledge of their father, and by extensions the remainder of Krokar now known as The Shoal. Truthfully, she had no idea why she'd so avidly avoided the conversation, though now her son's distancing act gave her all the more reason too. Once they knew, would the Vale be too small for them? Would the lure of lonership and unknown family ties be too great for them to resist? Them leaving for their father's family she could cope with, but she truly worried for them if they ever discovered her father's pack.
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Saga nodded with understanding as Falcon admitted his exhaustion and lamented Sedona's boundless energy with good humour. The Ursarchon smiled pleasantly, 'Yes, I see her around from time to time when she's transporting lumber to the bridge.' Green eyes drifted from Falcon, scanning the area that surrounded her home, warmed by the summer sun that hung above them as they conversed. 'She is very enthusiastic about her work. Very fortunately so for us, I think, given the recent events.' Saga doubted that Brom would have been able to repair the bridge by himself. He was still very much green and lack the experience necessary for such a huge project. Sedona was much more suited to the role of foreman, and fortunately, Brom accepted the status quo without complaint and actively seemed to be learning from the older builder's work.
'Oh, you know...' The dappled woman, laughed dryly and shrugged, 'Taxing. The boys are getting more independent, which-' The Ursarchon gave a slight shake of her head, 'Is more work than watching than when they were small, I think.' It didn't stop her loving them both dearly, nor did it stop her wanting more. It was surprising after how reluctant she was to be a mother at first. She supposed she'd been bitten by the bug of motherhood.
The tone of the conversation took a sudden turn, and Saga's face mirrored the change. In truth, she did not want to talk about Steinarr at all. As a leader, she had no choice in the matter, however. It was her duty to nurture those who served under her, to listen to their problems and worries. Reluctantly, she nodded silently.
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:44 pm
'Especially not when they've nearly surpassed me in height.' the dappled woman agreed, still smiling. They'd be outsizing her altogether soon, for Saga had never been a particularly sizeable creature. Nearing shifting age, they'd only grow more and more as summer reached its climax and the petered out into autumn.
'I've been assured that it was an isolated incident. There will be no repeat.' Saga did not offer any further explanation on the matter, it was not her place to discuss openly what Ragna had told her and nor had Saga herself prompted further explanation from the Eklund woman. While she knew that, truthfully, a well balanced and level-headed leader would have condemned Ragna's hasty, and undoubtedly vicious, retaliation, the Ursarchon could not bring herself to scold her fellow Wolverthorne. Saga knew that she would have done the same had it been one of her sons. She did her best to keep those particular what-ifs far from her mind. Such things weren't something many people could stomach thinking about, even if they were a stoic and collected figurehead.
There was a beat of silence, then another. The gap in the conversation grew discomforting and with her eyes moving to the horizon, unable to confidently face Falcon, Saga spoke, 'I trust Ragna.'
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:25 pm
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Saga's dappled coat bristled, her ears inching forward as her body stiffened, her gaze finding Falcon and locking onto him sternly. Still, she allowed the Elkenfrey to speak, not so arrogant as to presume she knew everything even if being questioned irked her.
'Casa is a very different place. Their way of life is the reason they need such high walls.' The Ursarchon assured without wavering. The Vale kept themselves to themselves, they were not the noble, chivalrous knights that sought to save the world and under Saga's rule, they were unlikely to become so unless hard pressed. Her only concerns were those that directly affected those in the Vale, and she figured that such an outlook meant they were unlikely to make enemies.
'What happened here,' she repeated, 'was an isolated event. I can assure you.' Ragna had told her very little, and in Saga's opinion, it was not her place to pass on that information and so she didn't. 'We have many in this pack that are capable of defending it. I've made sure of that. I've made sure that the borders are more protected.' There was a heavy pause, 'I will not, however, cage us in out of fear.'
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:09 pm