(( decided to type this up to mark Sidda's birthday, and decided to put it up here. hope you all like it! ))
“Alright, how much further are we going?”
Sidda eyed her surroundings as she was continued to be led towards somewhere by her ‘adoptive’ sister, Charnia. The female Worgen, ever present in her red armor, glanced back briefly at her before letting out another huff and continued onward through Elwynn Forest. Charnia’s response caused Sidda to sigh and continue onwards after her.
Charnia had come to her not too long ago after finding hear leaving the Stormwind University’s campus and had insisted that she follow her. Not one to really ignore her, especially since she’s been wanting to reconnect with her wayward family member, Sidda followed along. They strolled through Stormwind, cutting through Old Town to avoid some of the larger crowds, and made it into Elwynn Forest, where they were now.
Sidda let out another sigh as she glanced around again, remaining alert to her surroundings. They continued on through the forest before Sidda noticed Charnia’s pace change a bit. She glanced up at Charnia and saw her look at her. Before she knew it, Charnia had turned and bounded off to the side at a fast pace, moving onto all fours to increase her speed. Sidda blinked before words found her. “H-hey! Char! Wait! Where are you going?!”
Sidda took one extra moment before rushing off after Charnia, though unfortunately for her Charnia was fast. Much faster than what she was capable of, despite Charnia’s plate armor. She followed the rushing Worgen off until she broke through the forest and reached a clearing, coming to a stop.
Charnia came to a stop and stood back up next to a small group of individuals. All of them she recognized. Faru, Meihui, Flotara, and Ogumel. And they were all facing her and grinning at her.
“Surprise!” they all shouted, “Happy Birthday!”
Sidda blinked several times and looked at them, standing a bit in shock. “Wh-what are you guys… doing here?”
She saw Flotara smile at her. “For your birthday! Why else would we be here for?”
Sidda blinked again before approaching them. “I-I… figured… when you all shouted ‘surprise’. But…” She looked towards Og. “I… wasn’t expecting this.” She bent down a bit to look at him, giving him a questioning look.
Ogumel eyed her briefly before reaching up and patting her on the shoulder. “I know, I know. Ye don’t like makin’ a big fuss outta these birthday celebrations. And that ye prefer the smaller celebrations we normally ‘ave. But…” He chuckled a bit. “Not often ye get ter celebrate one like this aye? Besides, after this whole year o’ change an’ bein’ away… figured this would be a nice thing ter do, aye? Besides, this gives us all a chance ter spend some time with ye before yer girlfriends finds out and steals ye away fer the rest o’ the day.”
Faru nodded at Sidda. “Besides, it has been a while since we all got together and… hang out. And celebrate.” She smiled, her expression serene and cheerful.
Meihui chimed in next, eyeing Sidda with her goggles before nodding. “…it is good to celebrate every now and then. Especially with…” She paused briefly, her goggles becoming lively briefly. “…things as they are.”
Charnia came in next with her usual huff. She eyed Sidda before nodding. “You deserve a chance to celebrate for yourself.”
Sidda continued to look at all of them, fidgeting lightly as all of them spoke. She glanced down at the ground briefly before looking at them again. “I-I know… but still… I wasn’t expecting this… you didn’t have to…”
Sidda blinked as she was pulled into a hug by Og, who patted her head gently. “Aye, but we wanted ter.” This hug was quickly followed by Flotara coming up and hugging her around the waist, which was followed by Faru coming in and joining the hug, followed quickly by Meihui and, finally, Charnia.
Sidda continued to sit there in the middle of the group hug. She blinked a few more times, this time as a few tears appeared in her eyes. Her dumbfounded expression turned into a bright smile as she tried to hug everyone back. “…thank you, everyone. Thank you.”
Everyone else nodded, Faru and Meihui smiling as Flo and Charnia grinned at Sidda. Og snickered a bit as he let her go last and patted her shoulder again. “No problem, lass. We’re ‘appy ter see ye ‘appy.” He then points over towards the side, where a table and a campfire was set up. “Now then… let’s get ter celebratin’ aye? Got that talbuk all cooked up fer ya!”
Sidda nodded eagerly, perking up upon hearing ‘talbuk’ mentioned, and followed Og over there, followed by everyone else. As everyone began the small celebration, a lone, gemstone whelpling construct watched from a distance.
Sidda – Human Rogue
Ogumel – Dwarf Death Knight
Flotara – Gnome Mage
Faru – Pandaren Monk
Meihui – Pandaren Shaman
Charnia – Worgen Warrior