In which Vera’s tree wasn’t the only thing that made it to the ground.
When she wasn’t officiating Eden tree services, Vera Kane earned her keep on the Ark as an Art teacher. One of her students, Abby Walters, showed immense talent; but had already dedicated herself to an equally-promising career in medicine. Nonetheless, the girl’s effortlessly poetic style resonated with Vera, and she kept Abby’s painting displayed on the walls of her family’s living quarters… for as long as Marcus Kane, Vera’s quiet young son, could remember.
But until it emerged, a little worse for wear, from the wreckage of Agro station - a year to-the-day after Vera’s passing - he’d never known who the artist was.
Y’all can blame @abbykomskaikru for this, for asking the question: “We assume Clarke got her artistic skill from Jake, but… what if it was Abby?” With a little help from @aelliots, down the rabbit hole we went.