Challenge #03900-J248: Long, Long Memory

Sitting in a cavern waiting for a heavy rainstorm to pass so the large group can keep traveling, a child turns to Wraithvine and asks, politely, "what was your ma and pa like?" -- Fighting Fit

Wraithvine stared, not at the cavern wall, not at anyone here and how. Ze stared into centuries long forgotten and unnumbered. Back into the Age of Dragons and the Age of Gods, when the Elves were yet another scrappy little species trying their best just to live another day.

"It's been too many years since I've seen them," ze said. "They've been gone from my life for too long." Ze closed hir eyes, bringing the memories back into hir thoughts. "The world was frightening when I was young. They were... worried. They cared for my sibs and I, but it was a rough life. You may not imagine Elves as having a rough life, but the time I was young... was longer ago than you think."

One of the people who knew who ze was leaned over to add a comforting hand to Wraithvine's shoulder. "Take your time," they said.

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