"That is true," Stardust thought for a moment, before her features then brightened easily, "If I fail then I'll replace the coin." She then offered with a nod. That seemed like a fair deal, even though she wasn't really responsible for getting the gift she now felt like she should do her best to help this poor girl out. There was nothing worse than being unable to get someone a gift for their birthday or Christmas, or whatever other gift-giving events there might be during the year or in one's life. Personally, Stardust rarely needed even an excuse to get someone a gift. She had already given her assistant a part-kneazle cat just because he seemed like he should have a pet and the kitty needed a home. However, before Stardust could even place the coin in the machine, the girl exclaimed and she looked around, blinking a moment before realising what she was talking about. "Oh, one of these?" The fae smiled brightly as she lifted a hand toward the pygmy puff that was bouncing around on her shoulder, so that it would go onto her hand. She chuckled softly as she petted it with a finger while she nodded, "They do make rather wonderful gifts and companions, most certainly." She agreed. though at the following questions, her gaze lifted to meet Amber's, only briefly before diverting slightly so that she didn't accidentally place the girl under a trance or something. "Oh, you can have one of mine if you wish!" Stardust tilted her head, "I have a number of them, along with other small animals and pets. They seem to be drawn to me and then I adopt them, but I've got a lot of pygmy puffs that I've bred and I'm certain one of them would love a new home with your friend." She smiled gently with a few light nods, "They are not difficult to take care of at all. And you do not have to buy it. So long as I know they are going to a good home, I am more than happy to let you choose one for your friend for no cost. I will even give you a pouch of some rainbow dust, it's a treat they love. You can teach them to do tricks by using it as a reward."
The girl looked thoroughly distraught, and Stardust's head tilted a little as she studied her. She certainly understood the importance of presents, and being able to give something to a person who meant something to you... or who you simply felt like giving something to. But then, the fae enjoyed giving things to people regardless of who they were most of the time anyway. Her mind was drifting off a little with the thought however, and she had to pull herself back to the present. She looked at the machine ,she'd dealt with this one before, and it could certainly be quite tricky. Of course, while she could probably cheat, she didn't believe in doing that. Not unless it was absolutely necessary, as in a case of... something something life or death or risk of some kind of discovery. She wasn't entirely clear on that line of thought itself. "Well, I don't always get the thing," Stardust reminded the girl, accepting the coin and holding it over the slot as she glanced at the toy that was being pointed out to her with a small nod. She looked back to Amber with a raised brow then, "Are you sure? I'd hate to use your last coin and miss it, when there was a chance that you might have been able to get it." That was sometimes the law of luck. The moment you think you might have a shot by trying something different, it didn't work anyway. And yet perhaps might have if a person had given it one last try. She felt hesitant considering the girl was talking about it being her last shot to be able to get something for her cousin. As she waited for an answer, a pink ball of fluff poked out from her raven hair and purred softly. "Hm?" The noise had distracted Stardust slightly as she tried to look at the source of the noise, before blinking as the Pygmy Puff jumped over to Amber's shoulder and started pulling and and playing with the other girl's hair, "Hey! Ah, I'm sorry! They're such rascals." She sighed as she reached over to try and get the small creature back, while another poked out from under her hair, slightly more orange colour than the first.
The presence of another had been noticed, but Stardust rarely ever went out of her way to chase up that familiar energy, preferring to acknowledge them if they chose to come over her way. She couldn't quite put her finger on why that was, but she was certain it had something to do with her past. In either case, when the man did come over, she simply smiled brightly up at him in greeting, and then offered a light roll of her eyes as she looked back to the greedy guzzling geese as they gobbled up all the goodies she'd brought. Oh well, it wasn't as though she would have trouble acquiring more anyway. "They're just greedy and bullying fowl," The pixie-like woman sighed with a shake of her head, however she then followed up with a light shrug, before chuckling as she recalled the last time she'd seen some of the birds chasing someone. "It's not only the children they go after. Plenty of tall adults get chased as well. And almost daily, there's a time when they all decide to cross one of the main roads, and any cars have to stop and wait for them to cross at their own leisurely pace. Anyone would think that they owned it all." She snickered. Geese were one of those creatures that simply didn't give a damn. Like goats, or honeybadgers. But they could certainly be mean as well if they didn't like someone. They might not have sharp claws, but they could deal a nice bruise or few with their beaks if they wanted to. "Thank you!" The offer to assist her was appreciated, and as their hands touched, Stardust felt that sensation that she'd expected from the man. Fae, sidhe most certainly, as though his appearance hadn't already given much of that away. Young compared to her, but certainly old enough to have been around a bit. In comparison, despite her youthful and light-hearted appearance, the small woman would give off an ancient kind of feel to him without meaning to. Ancient and strong. She easily released his hand, however, once she had stepped out from the water, and then began wringing her skirt out a little. "Oh, I agree. But they have those laws here, they don't like people swimming around naked. There are some nice creeks out in the bush though, quite good for having a proper swim around," Stardust nodded lightly, raven hair stuck to her head and shoulders. She then tilted her head as she studied him a moment, "I haven't seen you around here before, and I've lived here a while. I'm Stardust. Are you a visitor? Or just moved?"
On a bright day like this, there was really no choice but to be out and about as far as Stardust was concerned. It helped that she was getting the feeling that Dylan wasn't in much of a mood to deal with many of her antics today as well, so didn't have a problem with her going for a wander with a couple of her pygmy puff babies that played around in the dark locks of her hair, hiding whenever there were Muggles around, and peeping out when there were none. She had some shopping to do anyway, needed to get a few things for the various little pets that she had living in the small cottage she had just out of town, as well as the ones who preferred to stay in the apartment above her store. Having done so, as well as buying herself an ice cream, the woman then wandered around for a little, checking out some of the shops that were closed from outside the window, while taking note of the very few that were open during this time between Christmas and New Year. Dusty herself was a Yule celebrator, but it was entirely the wrong season to celebrate that right now. She'd had her little Midsummer celebration with her furry, feathered and scaly friends, and then well... just bought Christmas presents for some people because she liked giving presents anyway, even if she didn't really adhere to the holiday herself. What she hadn't really expected to see hanging out on a hot day, rather than sitting somewhere under an air conditioner, was a teenager who appeared to be having a conversation with a claw machine game, while trying to get a particular toy. Stardust knew all about those games, they were difficult, but once you had the knack then they weren't too bad. This girl clearly didn't have such. "Those are a pest, aren't they? Who are you trying to win it for?" Stardust asked from behind the girl, having silently wandered over. Her hair bounced a little as she tilted her head, a bright smile offered as she peered past Amber to the bundle of prizes inside the booth, and then back to the girl. "I could try for you, though I don't always get the prizes. Or if there's something else I can do to help, I'm happy to."
Stardust earned a Trophy Prolific Poster Level One
The rainy weather recently had been rather wonderful recently, something that the rural areas often needed in a country like this, not that Stardust would ever complain about sunny days either. Whatever the weather, the petite woman always seemed content and happy to be outside, finding some way to enjoy herself. Right now, she was crouched at the edge of the main lake, a hand full of beetles and worms and seeds, along with a small container next to her with more still. She smiled brightly at the waterbirds that clustered near her while she offered the food to them - much better for them than the bread that people tended to toss out there, didn't they know it was bad for the animals' stomachs? The younger ducks were easy to pick out, with a few soft downy feathers still existing beneath the more mature ones near their bellies. It was a few of these that tended to hang around her the most, vying for goodies from the raven haired pale woman. She grinned at some of their antics as they pushed at one another and fought for her attention. The fact that it was also raining right now did not appear to bother her in the least, despite the thin fabric of her summer dress that basically clung to her and the hair that was plastered to her head and shoulders. A soft giggle erupted from her as a couple of ducks flapped their wings, splashing her lightly, however she hadn't paid much attention to the small gaggle of geese that had also noticed her from another spot and had waddled their way over. The container beside the woman was suddenly tipped up and it's contents raided, before she turned her head, only to end up being shoved by one of the largest geese she'd ever seen. Splash! The tiny woman ended up losing her balance and fell head first into the lake, the flock of ducks breaking up as they fleed the scene. Submerged for only a moment, before she popped her head back up, she coughed a little before wading back to the edge. "Oh, you're so greedy," Stardust sighed at the gaggle that ate up the insects and seeds that were spread on the ground now, "You know it's rude to push people around and steal all the food, don't you?" A couple of the water fowl turned their heads toward her as though they maybe understood what she said, but then turned away again to continue their eating, drawing another sigh from her lips. Geese never seemed to care about being rude, did they? So pushy.
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Almost nothing is known about the very fae lass who arrived in Narrie some number of years ago. How many years is also foggy in the minds of the locals. She was just there one day, with her wand shop and her animals, and wonderfully charming demeanour. She never spoke about where she came from, and never seemed to have to. She was just Dusty, the local wand fairy, who people simply assumed was perhaps a member of one of the Native Demifey clans. No one questioned her slight accent or the nature of her reason for opening up a shop in town. Since her arrival though, Dusty's made friends here and there, and has always only ever shown herself to be kind and caring, often spoiling children by giving them candy or cookies when she comes across them. She's never harmed anyone and appears to be content to simply live as a member of the community and do her part. She does love parties and special occasions, often keeping a whole stockpile of gifts for people around Christmas time especially. And loves being invited to do things, though she doesn't outwardly try to aim for invitations nor does she openly take the initiative to ask others to do things either. One thing that has been noticeable though, is her uncanny way of matching a wand to an owner. As though she can hear every wand speaking to her, she had never had an inaccurate matching, and is able to tell what elements would work best with a particular witch or wizard, thus allowing for wands that need to be specially created, to be done. As such, her shop is quite popular in Victoria.
- Basically everything of her life prior moving to Narrie
- How old she is. She eludes to being much, much younger than her true age (even 1000 is younger than the truth)
- How it is that she can read wands and witches/wizards so well
- Her true name
- Has many small animal friends that she talks to and apparently understands
- That lady who'll lend you money if you need it
- Very much loves company, but does not go out of her way to seek it - leading people to assume she may be shy, despite how easily she fits in when she is invited
- Tends to drive her shop assistant a little batty sometimes, but all in good fun
No one in town can recall ever seeing Stardust with anything but a warm smile upon her lips, unless her expression is that of inquisitiveness or curiosity, and then they become wary because it may mean there is some mischief to come. She is friendly to most everyone that she meets, and appears to see the good in just about everyone.
One very noticeable quirk is her love for animals, especially small animals. She tends to adopt mice, lizards, birds, pigmy puffs, and all kinds of small animals that she comes across which she feels need a home. Where she even keeps them, no one seems to know, though they show up around the wand shop now and then. Every one of them has a name and personality according to her, and it's not unusual to find her chatting away to one of her little friends.
Anything outside of these habits appear to be a mystery for the most part. Stardust does go out sometimes for social nights, but she never invites anyone home, nor does she tend to talk much about herself. She is someone who will give someone her last ten dollar note if they need money though, and will sit with someone who's alone and sad until they feel better. She does love sweets though, and anyone who brings her some is her best friend.
As far as anyone has seen or can remember of their associations with the spritely lady, she always appears to wear a smile upon her lips, seems forever energetic and happy, and almost as though she has boundless quantities of energy. Since she tends to use glamour almost always, she appears to have a pale complexion and dark hair, as well as eyes that are a violet shade of light blue. Lips are ever red in colour, and she is quite petite, standing at around 4'10". Her appearance allows the non-magical members of the community who might see her around town to believe that she is just a very short peppy young lady.
Without her glamour it would be very obvious that she is pure fae, her complexion like moonlight and her eyes carrying the tri-ring colours of indigo, violet and magenta. Her lips are still red, but it appears as a natural part of her rather than lipstick, and the tips of her ears have slight points. There is also a natural tattoo-like marking like wings that run from her shoulders down to the backs of her knees.
Almost nothing is known about the very fae lass who arrived in Narrie some number of years ago. How many years is also foggy in the minds of the locals. She was just there one day, with her wand shop and her animals, and wonderfully charming demeanour. She never spoke about where she came from, and never seemed to have to. She was just Dusty, the local wand fairy, who people simply assumed was perhaps a member of one of the Native Demifey clans. No one questioned her slight accent or the nature of her reason for opening up a shop in town.
Since her arrival though, Dusty's made friends here and there, and has always only ever shown herself to be kind and caring, often spoiling children by giving them candy or cookies when she comes across them. She's never harmed anyone and appears to be content to simply live as a member of the community and do her part. She does love parties and special occasions, often keeping a whole stockpile of gifts for people around Christmas time especially. And loves being invited to do things, though she doesn't outwardly try to aim for invitations nor does she openly take the initiative to ask others to do things either.
One thing that has been noticeable though, is her uncanny way of matching a wand to an owner. As though she can hear every wand speaking to her, she had never had an inaccurate matching, and is able to tell what elements would work best with a particular witch or wizard, thus allowing for wands that need to be specially created, to be done. As such, her shop is quite popular in Victoria.