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A Peck of Owls
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May 31st, 1889 - Podmore Zoological Gardens
Her feet hurt - it was the end of a long day and Amelia had just finished wrangling a fresh litter of Mooncalves into their pen for the night. With Penny at her side, she was about to step onto the path to walk home, when the thought that she hadn't seen Eva in a while hit her. Switching paths mid-stride, Amelia headed towards Podmore Zoological Gardens. Penny let out a yelp of protest; Amelia had just almost tripped over her.

Once inside the gardens, Amelia headed past the magical exhibition hall and said hello to the birds. Penny barked playfully, spinning around a few times before Amelia herded her past. Once she got to the offices, she strolled up to her friend's and knocked twice. "Eavan?" she called out, before twisting the handle and peering inside. "Eva, are you still in?"



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To say Eva was more of a mess than usual would be an understatement. She felt like her life was moving in slow motion, things kind of at a stand still and it was driving her mad. Nothing much had changed and that was probably her fault, but she didn't have an answer for what was holding her back on taking the next step. Bless Fletcher and his patience. At this point Eva just thought she was going to have to try and get over the fact that the rift in her relationship with her father was irreparable, but it pained her to think that. She didn't know how to talk to him about it, they'd never done things like that, emotional discussions, even after her mother had passed away and he was so closed off to her reasons that she was at a loss. On one hand she was angry that he was being so selfish, that he couldn't just be happy for her but on the other she sort of understood where he was coming from, even if he'd never uttered so much as an explanation to her.

It was frustrating to say the least.

Add in the job offer of her dreams and Eva was a giant ball of stress that couldn't be tamed.

Basically she had some serious decisions to make and was dragging her feet on all of them. Thankfully work was incredibly distracting and time consuming and it helped keep her mind busy.

With an abandoned baby fwooper to take care of, Eva had plenty to keep her occupied. So much so that she didn't even hear Amelia call her name the first time as her friend came into her office. "Am I ever not?" She chuckled dryly-  thankful for that most days.



“It started out as a feeling
which then grew into a hope.”

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May 31st, 1889 - Podmore Zoological Gardens
Even before Eva answered, Penny was already pushing the door open with her nose in attempts to make it in before her mistress. Upon hearing Eva, Amelia followed the dog in, chuckling as she did so at both the response provided by her best friend as well as her dog. As she stepped in, she looked around. While the life of a zoologist certainly came with the occupational hazard of having a cluttered space, Eavan's looked decidedly moreso than normal.

"That is fair," the witch conceded, laughing as she closed the door. "Is everything alright, you seem flustered." While Eva was exceedingly capable of handling more than her fair share of work, Amelia always liked to check in; with both women being somewhat dedicated to their line of work, Amelia knew firsthand how easy it was to get lost in their profession.



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Content with the little fwooper's current status of being half asleep and her wing re-bandaged, Eva tucked the magical bird into the makeshift nest in her office and turned to greet her friend. She instantly reached down to pet Penny as the pup made her way in ahead of Amelia-  who cut straight to the chase. Damn, no avoiding that.

"I got an owl from a colleague in the States," The redhead began, moving toward her desk both for the letter and a treat for Penny. Locating the treats easily, she tossed one to Penny before shuffling through the mountain of scattered papers on her desk. It took a moment to find the crumpled letter, but the maroon header was a dead giveaway. She'd crumpled it up in a fit of frustration after receiving it, only to smooth it back out not half an hour later and reread it miserably. "I was offered a lead position on a study being conducted in the southwest on Thunderbirds," Her dream position really. Eva had always longed to study the massive creatures in the wild. "But it's six months at least, likely a year, possibly more, and I promised Fletcher I wouldn't travel far anymore." And she wouldn't have even considered it, if it weren't the one thing she wanted most in her career.

"I haven't had the heart to reply," That, coupled with the drama with her father was leaving her in a large lurch and she hated every minute of it.



“It started out as a feeling
which then grew into a hope.”

deep quote code by Soph ♥
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May 31st, 1889 - Podmore Zoological Gardens
Eva started talking and Amelia had assumed it was merely a problem with Fletcher - or perhaps just overload from work. But as the witch began to move towards her desk, Amelia got a sinking feeling. She moved with Eva, towards her desk and sat down in the chair opposite. The piece of paper she'd pulled out looked like it'd already been through an ordeal.

Eva's explanation, while providing answers as to why she was so frazzled, only made Amelia's heart drop. Thurnderbirds! Her excitement for her friend's prospect and her distress at potentially not seeing her friend for the foreseeable future made for an interesting series of expressions that flashed across her face. "Thunderbirds!" she gasped, gaping at the piece of paper then at Eva. "Oh, Eva this is such an honor!" You must do it!... But she would be gone six months. Possibly more. And Fletcher obviously didn't want her to go either. Amelia certainly didn't want her to go however, she knew how much this offer meant to Eva, and she didn't want to be selfish. Amelia wasn't the only one in the world who Eva had to work with afterall! But...

Six months.... the redhead signed, lacing her fingers together and looking at her friend. "Eva...." She didn't want her closest friend to leave. Eva and her were so alike and could talk about animals for hours. Amelia adored all of her friends, but none had the ability to provide such riveting conversation about herding Mooncalves or the complications surrounding Thunderbird births as Eva did. "Opportunities like this don't grace us every day."



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Eva's smile was wry- a little pained as all she could do was nod with what Amelia had to say on the matter. The opportunity really was once in a lifetime. If only it had come two years ago or five. Then again, she wouldn't be where she was right now if that was the case either. Everything happened for a reason, things had their place in life and she was just trying to sort it all out.

"I know, it's why I haven't replied. I only have until the end of the month, they begin in August, but there's prep time needed." She really needed to get back to her colleague about it; leaving them in the wind wasn't fair, but Eva knew she had to say no, but she just couldn't do it. Frankly she didn't even know how to tell Fletcher about it, wasn't even sure she should. If would only cause problems, she knew it, but she also didn't want to keep it from him either. Simply being invited was honor enough and she'd promised she wouldn't travel anymore, but the mere thought of studying the large birds gave her a little thrill every time she thought about it.

Sighing heavily, she let the paper fall to the desk between them. "I can't go..." She hesitated. "Right?" Eva didn't expect Amelia to have the answer for her, she knew she had to make the choice herself, but she wanted to hear what her friend had to say on the matter, perhaps Amelia had a perspective Eva hadn't considered yet.



“It started out as a feeling
which then grew into a hope.”

deep quote code by Soph ♥
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May 31st, 1889 - Podmore Zoological Gardens
Eva was in a right pickle, and both of them knew it. If she stayed, it would mean a well and truly filled calendar. Work kept them busy enough, and she'd have her sweetheart here besides. Amelia was so tempted to tell her to stay, so they could continue their lives and be uninterrupted by such magnificent job offerings. It didn't seem meant to be - her friend was being pulled in the opposite direction, and though she could try and persuade her to keep to her life here, would that be completely right of her to do so?

She sighed, leaning her head in her hand and gazing across at her. "If we were all okay with you going, what would you do?" she asked, thinking she knew the answer. She just needed to hear it.



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