The Orion Greyfeather of before, he was certainly dead now. Yet what remained was inexplicably still him, that old self in a new shell. The Highwing. The son of merchants. The coward.
It was all still him, mostly.
He had managed to reach out, managed to warn Leela without drawing too much attention, but now he felt that he had only complicated matters for his sister and her friends. They grew more distant, surely he could feel them moving away, heeding his warnings, but he knew somewhere deep down that this would not be the end of things. He should have known she’d be stubborn.
As he and his ghastly host staggered, stalked, and shambled among the great green trees that surrounded them, he kept a part of himself leashed to that book, that damnable almanac. His only link back to what had once been his home. He was certain she would want a word with him again soon.
In today’s episode, the Wanderers touch down in Port o’ Plenty, the trade and commercial hub of the Interdependency and home of the Greyfeather mercantile clan. What’s there to do around our Lyra’s old stomping grounds? Experimenting with old friends, seeing a familiar face in a not-so-familiar crowd, and having a genuinely upsetting conversation with your parents, and that’s just for starters.
This week on Play By Podcast: The Interdependency Shuffle 09: The Prodigal Daughter
Play By Podcast is Michael Collins (@arealwriter), Leon Barnes (@SlapKatZ), Liam Higgins(@KeepCalmKlingon), and Laura Coe (@_NotMyDivision_)
Cover Art by Ariel Corrales (@arielcorrales_)
Music by Cody Ojea (@SixChordCircus)