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Discussion in 'Crystal Vales' started by Alice Liddell, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Alice Liddell

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    November 19th
    @Nina Gurzsky

    Why oh why had she decided to chase that bird? She hadn’t even wanted to harm it, just say hello. But as it continued to flutter away from her, Dinah had followed it, thinking Alice was behind her. Soon, she was far up in the trees, and very much stuck. She couldn’t even remember how she’d climbed up, being too busy following the bird, which had rudely chirped at her and flown off into the sky.

    Dinah meowed, looking below for her mistress. But the little girl was nowhere to be seen. Sometimes Alice would sit by the trees and read; perhaps she was further over? The cat pawed at the branches, wondering if she could make that jump to another cluster of them down below. But her paws almost slipped off the edge as a slight winter wind blew through air. The cat huddled down, mewing pitifully. Where oh where was her beloved Alice?

    Alice meanwhile, was frantically searching for Dinah, pulling her coat further up her neck. She’d watched the cat try to make friends with a bird and thought she’d kept a close eye on the feline. But one glance away and Dinah had gone, along with the bird.
     
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    Nina hadn't wandered off far from her siblings' farm, just a bit down the dusty path, along the tree line that marked the beginning of the forest she was calling her second home by now. Or, third one, rather, seeing as she was living with her father, but sometimes visited Wanda and Pietro here in the Vales - which was more often than she was at home with her papa, really, but he seemed happy that she was having fun, so it was okay. Besides, he was their father too, so really, Nina didn't see a problem in it. They were all some huge family, together with Lorna, who Nina still had to meet.

    Suddenly, she slowed down. A heartbreaking sound came from somewhere ahead, one that sounded suspiciously close to a cat who needed saving. The young mutant ran towards the tree she assumed to be the spot where the feline was sitting, only slowing down when she spotted her. Reddish fur, white accents and skyblue eyes - Nina smiled brightly. "Hey you!" she called up the tree. "You don't need to be scared, it's safe to come down, really!" Subconsciously, the young mutant was already reaching out with her calm aura, trying to make the kitty trust her - which usually never failed. She even stretched out her arms as a platform for the cat to land on.
     
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    Alice Liddell Alice in Wonderland
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    Dinah was not one to trust strangers. Of course, she was always polite, just as Alice was, but she wouldn’t approach anyone on her own, let alone accept help from them. So, when the girl called to her, the cat’s first instinct was to shy away, as much as she wanted to get down from the tree.

    But something told the cat that she could trust this stranger and that no harm would come to her. Soon, Dinah’s fright over her situation faded, and she stood up, moving to the edge of the branch and towards the girl. With a precisely timed hop, the feline jumped from the tree and safely into her arms, unhurt.

    It was as Dinah was rescued did Alice appear, having heard her cat’s cries up above. She saw another girl holding her and realised they must have helped the cat down from the tree. “Dinah, there you are!” The young blonde said, out of breath. She felt very embarrassed that she hadn’t been able to find the feline in time but smiled gratefully at the girl. “Thank you for coming to her aid. It’s funny, she normally doesn’t trust strangers, but this time I’m glad she did.”
     
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    Nina didn't need to wait long before the cat meowed a last time and then jumped into her arms. Her tiny claws held onto the red coat the girl was wearing, while she gently and slowly started to pet it. Of course she wondered whom it belonged to and, if there was nobody in this world to care for it, she could keep it, even. It wasn't much of a selfish thought as it was a need to care for all the animals Nina met, because they gravitated towards her, they were calm when she was around and they didn't hurt anybody unless she told them to. The cat would be free to come and go whenever, but Nina would always make sure to have a bowl of food for it standing outside and a warm place to sleep in, especially now where the winter was coming.

    Not a whole minute later though, Nina wasn't alone with the cat anymore, as a girl a bit older than herself walked up to her and addressed the cat as Dinah. A small smile cut through her face when she gently handed the cat to its rightful owner. "The animals like me, they always trust me," Nina informed the other, not prideful so, but merely stating the truth.

    "I like your dress!" she added after a moment of consideration. She rarely ever wore dresses for they were inconvenient when climbing or running through the forest, but they looked beautiful on the other girl.
     
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    Alice Liddell Alice in Wonderland
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    “It appears so,” the girl nodded, as she took Dinah into her arms. She noticed how the cat looked to the other girl and mewed as though in thanks. She stroked the top of the cat’s head, smiling. Alice was glad the other girl didn’t seem to think too little of her for leaving Dinah unattended, as she really hadn’t meant to.

    “Oh, thank you!” She beamed at the compliment, “It’s one from where I used to live, most people dress like this where I’m from.” Alice had tried on something called jeans, thanks to Miss Swan, but sometimes she still really liked wearing her dresses; it was a part of who she was, just as Miss Swan’s leather jackets were hers.

    “Do you live around here?” she asked, peering at the trees. It would be nice to make a new friend that lived nearby, as Pandora was a vast place.
     
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    Nina'd grown up in a forest in Poland, surrounded by animals and nature. Before the vines had dragged her here, she'd only ever heard of other children through the stories her parents had told her. Likewise, she'd only seen dresses on the princesses in her books, and she owned one or two too, but she'd barely worn them. Even now, the most 'girlish' thing on her was the red coat Wanda had gifted her. She liked both though, the dresses and the jeans she wore.

    "Ye, my siblings have a farm there," Nina said, pointing up the path she'd just come down. "You wanna see?" Typical for a girl of her upbringing, the young mutant was easily persuaded into showing her new friend the farm - no thought of shapeshifting demons or ever-young vampires came to her mind, due to the lack of experiences with them, and as long as the older girl wasn't with the police, Nina didn't have any objections to her knowing about where she lived. "I'm Nina, and who are you?" she asked, half-turned around, about to lead the way.
     
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    “A farm?” Alice smiled. She’d never been to a farm before; of course, she’d seen animals before, but perhaps there’d be different sorts of them here? The girl seemed to have led a very different life to her own, judging by her reaction to the dress. “Oh yes, I’d love to, if your siblings don’t mind, that is.”

    She began to follow the girl, who introduced herself as ‘Nina’, a pretty name. “My name is Alice and…well, you’ve met Dinah.” She nodded to the cat in her arms, who let out a mew, still focused on Nina. 'How odd', Alice thought, 'Dinah normally has such a short attention span'.

    “What sort of animals do you keep?”
     
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    Nina shook her head to wave away Alice's doubts. "I don't think they do, no," she gave back confidently, because why would they. Wanda especially would certainly not mind her younger sister to find some friends her age, right? As much as the older mutant loved to spend time with Nina, she was really just a twenty-something in the body of a nine-years-old, and as such Nina assumed it to be somewhat hard for Wanda to actually relate to her. Not that her older sister let that show, but another friend - no matter the age of Wanda - would generally be good news, Nina was sure of it.

    "We have Alpacas and chicken." Was it too soon to tell the other girl that they were giant chicken? Was it necessary at all? Nah, Nina decided, showing was better than telling, and so she led them back to the farm close to the forest. A fenced area containing the few alpacas they had, came into sight immediately, but only a moment later, one of the chicken, Pietro, came walking into their direction out of interest, clucking before lowering his head and pressing it against Nina's whole body as big as it was. The young mutant immediately petted his soft feathers, giggling quietly and whispering words of endearment into his plumage.
     
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    Alice grinned, more excited now since she knew Nina’s siblings wouldn’t mind. She had never heard of alpacas before, but of course she knew of chickens. Pandora just kept surprising her! The child gasped as she caught sight of what must have been the alpacas. They were very fluffy, with sweet looking faces. She just wanted to reach out and run her fingers through the soft curls.

    What really surprised Alice was what came next. She had been expecting chickens, yes, but not giant ones! It reminded her of the time she had grown so tall herself! Although taken aback, she smiled as the chicken lowered its head to Nina, who proceeded to pet it. “That’s…that’s incredible!” Alice breathed,How did they get so big?” She really didn’t want to refer to the chicken as ‘it’, not wanting Nina to be offended. Dinah, meanwhile, had eyes as big as saucers as she stared up at the animal.
     
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    At the question, Nina paused thoughtfully, meeting Alice's gaze while she kept on petting Pietro. "I really don't know. They're my sister's chicken, and I think something made them so big, but even she doesn't really know what it was?" she told the other, shrugging and letting go of Pietro's head. The rooster turned his head to look at Alice, but decided to march on, passing them by undisturbed. Nina watched him leave, before smiling and pointing towards another fenced-in area a bit further off. "Come, I show you the other animals! We have more."

    Quickly, Nina climbed onto the fence, her feet squeezed between the lowest and the second lowest wooden beam. She whistled, using thumb and index finger - something Pietro (the human one, her brother) had taught her - and then waited, excitedly. After no more than a minute, a beautiful cow came walking towards the fence, mooing in a kind of greeting. "That's Aphrodite!" Nina explained to her new (human) friend, gently petting the cow between her tiny horns. "You can pet her too, if you want." Scooting a bit to the side, the young mutant made space for Alice to climb up just the same.
     
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    Alice Liddell Alice in Wonderland
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    existed. Why, if they were tame enough, she could imagine that they could be ridden. Imagine riding a chicken! The girl smiled at the thought. The seemed far more well behaved than the flamingos in Wonderland. She gave Pietro a little wave as he looked at her before passing by.

    The blonde excitedly followed Nina, a bounce in her step, and she followed her, standing below the girl she eagerly awaited the next animal. She gasped as a cow came forward at Nina’s whistle, a very pretty cow. “What a lovely name! She’s beautiful, Nina!”

    Alice smiled in thanks and climbed up next to her friend and followed her example, leaning forward to pet Aphrodite.

    “This is such a lovely place! You’re very lucky. I've never seen anywhere like this.”


    Dinah had caught up to them, but stayed back, lying down on the ground to relax, not as interested in meeting more strange animals as Alice was. She was just glad her owner was having a good time.
     
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    It was so nice, spending time with someone her age, with someone human. As strange as it sounded - or perhaps not, knowing her story - but she barely knew how to act around them, around humans, people in general, mutant or not. She was making things up as she went, and it seemed to work so far, so, hey, she was good, right? They were good, Alice and her?

    The cow mooed softly, pressing against Alice's hand a bit harshly, perhaps, because cows were still cows, no matter how beautiful. Nina smiled brightly, then climbed down from the wooden fence and took Alice's hand into hers. "Come, I'll show you the alpacas!" she said, excited to finally have someone to share this happiness with, someone who was her age (almost), and didn't just look as if that was the case, like her sister.

    THE END
     
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