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Date:
April, 2019
Season:
Summer
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Tallygarunga: Term One, VMU: Semester One

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290
Flinders
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185
Bourke
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Narragyambie ☆ Owner of Will o' the Wisp Wands★ LilyCat
2019 year old Pureblood Fairy ☆ She/Her

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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Melbourne ☆ Gentleman Thief/Philanthropist✩ Kaitore
243 year old Pureblood Fairy ☆ HE/HIM

The ever shifting weathers had always been a boon to him, being so close to the natural presence of the wind the beauty of feeling the various ripples that had been made through it held a myriad of emotions and feelings. Torrential rage of lightning and thunder tearing through the sky, the chilled embrace of the snow capturing the pollutants in the air. By far what had been the most intriguing had been the rain, the way it had been as formless as the water that fell from clouds that lingered above during those times. In contrast to the more sunny weather, when it came to the air it felt as if it were a warming breath that threatened to become more arid. This sensation had been one he noticed more notably in Australia. The presence of the lakes today did do greatly to ease the feeling of dryness. The wind swept across the waters and it felt like a refreshing breath of life. 

Vale felt and understood the environment much easier when he wasn't attempting to distance himself through the use of a glamour. He couldn't quite explain it, but it had acted as if part of it had been more of a detriment to him due to the complexity that came with it. It was why on this day, he decided to use his 'true form', that which showed his entire Fae heritage without any shame for that matter. Oddly enough, he wasn't short in this state of his being boasting a unique tallness that had been gifted to the kind of Fairy he'd been classified as. Lengthy hair in a tri-coloration starting out from the top of his head in a light teal, smoothing in a gentle transition of blue until the very tips seemed to give off a near illuminating blue steel and even seemed to lowere to the center of his back. His eyes followed the same tri pattern, starting from the center ring of being a Cool Blue and echoing out until the third reminsinced of a slightly darker teal. 

He gently walked along the nature filled area, feeling everything that had been consigned to natures embrace. There, however, had been the most curious of energies and one that he had to admit had the feeling of aged - at least in comparison to himself. He couldn't put his finger on the depth of distance but the presence alone had been much more intimidating than the person he laid eyes upon. A young looking woman whom had been tipped into the water by the gathered geese. A soft chuckle exuded of him in an otherwordly tone as he walked closer and leaned forward with a single stroke of his hand on the top of one of the silky whit duckling's head. "Always the types to see something they want and run to it with full gumbition. It's definitely something to enjoy seeing them flutter after young children tossing bread at them, isn't it? Waving their arms about and screaming at the top of their lungs.

Obviously it wasn't the kind of food one should gift to any kind of animal due to the way the food had been designed. Unlike what the woman had given them instead, something much more appetizing and by the looks of it the gaggle agreed with full compliments to the 'Chef'. Vale made his way towards the waters edge and held his hand out towards Stardust with a bright smile. "I enjoy a bit of a dip like the next person. But usually it's better when properly dressed for it! Makes it much more fun to feel the cool waters embraced on the full skin." Sometimes clothing had been more of a determent to connecting with nature, sometimes you just needed to streak or go skinny dipping to get a full appreciation of all that had been gifted by the world and the various creatures that nurtured and made sure the ecosystem flowed fluidly. 

 

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Narragyambie ☆ Owner of Will o' the Wisp Wands★ LilyCat
2019 year old Pureblood Fairy ☆ She/Her

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?"

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Melbourne ☆ Gentleman Thief/Philanthropist✩ Kaitore
243 year old Pureblood Fairy ☆ HE/HIM

"Aren't most birds just really bullies in disguise? At least most fowl are." He chuckled lightly, the creatures were always the ones that made sure people knew they were there and if they didn't? They soon would by the grating sound from their bills or a sudden force of their body being flung into a person. Violent and territorial when they wanted to be. "The adults aren't just giant children?!" A faux expression of shock stretched along his face and his head canted to the side as if it were a math problem that needed to be figured out on a board. "Could have fooled me there then. Sometimes I can't really tell the difference between them with the way they act." While his hand waved dismissively at the idea he had spoken a grin shaped on his brow to confirm a more jest-filled approach to his tone. "Lakes, Grasslands, and Roads are their domain or that's what they'd like people to believe. It's best to let them think they have the world in the span of their wings, isn't it?" A boyish laughter escaped from him and he issued a wink to accompany it. 

Vale's eyes squinted for a moment once contact had been made and to say he'd been overwhelmed could be described as an understatement. There had been power there and one recognizable by the caress of time itself that acknowledged how deep and refined the well had been, Ancient. "No problem, always good to help people when they're in need. Sometimes to help get out of a watery mess too. But I find most times I prefer pushing people in." He wielded a good natured smile which had then broke into a small sigh. "I know! These laws they've made for themselves strip them of all that connection to nature that they could have.  Hmmm... Creeks out in the bush. . . I'll have to remember that." It had been a long while since he had visited Australia and even in those times he wasn't interested in searching for good places to re-connect himself. 

As her head tilted to study him, his own tilted in the same fashion to study her. "I've been to many places, never really stayed. Not surprised we've never ran into one another!" Though he did count it as odd but with someone as wizened as she most likely had been, much of what he would have been able to sense even mildly would have been near impossible until close proximity. "That is the question isn't it. . .? Visitor or Moved. . ." He hadn't been quite certain himself on that matter. Staying, was never part of the plan and there had been no drive to 'settle down' in an area, so to speak, as much as one such as him could settle. "I'm simply enjoying the moment, Starry. Haven't thought about the next two steps ahead." The next issue had been that she did introduce herself and while he understood there had been etiquette's to be viewed he still couldn't reveal certain names. "I'm Aero, kind of like plane but more like wind!" Maybe he should have invested thought in a less obvious cover name but he also didn't expect anyone to know him if he spoke his actual true name. A portion of it would simple have to do.

"If it helps to answer the question, I haven't found a reason to really 'move' here! Maybe that will change." He smiled and shrugged, more so expecting that it probably wouldn't really change. Nothing had in the last two-hundred or so years, why should it now? He had to consider what would entice one of his own kind to make a permanent home in the region. "Guessing by the whole 'Been here awhile' you've made quite the long home here. What inspired that?"

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