High elevation boreal forest in August, Pinaleño Mountains, Graham County, Arizona.
‘ oh no, it is not for me to be driven away. ’ from Circ'e to Flora 😇
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The cup was large in her little hands, but the stew inside wasn't the thing warming her. She looked down at it, bits of fish and stale bread floating in the broth. This was not the first time they'd had this conversation, nor would it likely be the last. Flora's journey was taking her halfway across the world in search of this supposed panacea, and surely Circ'e had more immediate priorities to attend to.
All the same, she'd been nothing but kind to Flora from the start, and steadfast. There were no words for how grateful she was to Circ'e, and a smile grew across her features, still hiding behind her white mask. "All the same, I suppose it bears repeating. I don't want to keep you from your life..." With a deep inhale, she tried to lift her gaze to meet Circ'e's, though the effort failed less than halfway through. Flora's eyes settled on the fire between them, warm and welcoming after a long day on the road. "But I ... I'm the town will be grateful to hear what you have done so far. I know the Magpies will be, as well."