Title: Flower Petals - Chapter 2

Author: Maia

Characters/Pairing: Balsa, Torogai

Warnings: None

Author's Notes: Keep in mind that even though they are numbered, the impressions are not necessarily linear or particularly close together. Meaning that the last one could have begun to form between the first and second, even if it was not solidified until later.


Torogai

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Balsa's first impression of Shaman Torogai was of age. She said as much and watched curiously as Jiguro made a choking sound. But Torogai had cackled, not taking any offense, and told her to never lose her bluntness or honesty.

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Balsa's second impression of Shaman Torogai was of power. She was familiar with the power of a king and the power of a warrior, and what Torogai had was neither one. But there was power there nonetheless, raw and elemental in nature.

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Balsa's third impression of Shaman Torogai was of magic. The first time she had seen Torogai stick her face in a pool of water, she had thought the old woman was crazy. But then the water creature had appeared and Balsa had been left in awe.

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Balsa's fourth impression of Shaman Torogai was of compassion. It was not immediately evident, due to Torogai's crusty personality. But, no one who came to her door was turned away, no matter the hour or complexity of the problem.

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Balsa's fifth impression of Shaman Torogai was of endurance. Torogai was old when Balsa first met her and she certainly didn't get younger throughout the years, but neither did she seem to age. She reminded Balsa of the mountains; ancient and unchanging, an ever present constant in her life.