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A High, Strange Home   1519.08.05  
Creators: Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon (Writer), Layla Lawlor (Illustration)
Akaalekirth isn't sure she can get used to living high in the treetops and to people whose children wander the branches and platforms casually.
Posted: 04/07/11      [3 Comments] ~ 140 words.
 



Akaalekirth sat carefully at the edge of the high tree platform, swinging her feet out over the rainforest, pretending to be comfortable. Dozens of people had welcomed her in the tenday since her arrival in the Rainbow Rainforest, telling her to make herself at home in the treehouses of the Fuchsia Clan, but she still felt like a stranger. The sounds of the reeds set into the trees and the windchimes still sounded out of place to her. She wondered if she would ever learn to read the movements of wind, animals, and strangers in them like her new clan did.

She looked at her mostly-healed shoulder, where the tattooed wings of a stylized akaalekirj butterfly glowed in her skin. The shaman, Iffarir, had chosen to use a butterfly with a broken wing as her model, and Akaalekirth still couldn

Author's Notes

This was written in response to a question about chosen family in the February, 2011 Muse Fusion.

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