Random question. Do you think Farley has taken Clara with her to visit Shade's grave? I don't remember where Shade's grave is exactly located, maybe it's too far from where they are at present, but even so. How do you imagine this particular scene?
Dear Bernice, it took me some time but here it is, as promised.
A/N: Sorry for the following emotional manipulation.
Flying makes Clara sick, and after she vomited, she crawled into my arms and has stayed here for an hour by now.
She’s flown before when she was a few months old, and it wasn’t better; she cried the whole flight. Her dislike hasn’t improved and I remember how I’d grinned at Shade getting sick on the Blackrun years ago. Strange to see she has inherited that from him. “Dove’s” become an unfitting nickname.
“We’re almost there,” I say, noticing the island in the distance as I look from the window. Finally, the clouds are gone and the morning sun’s light is reflected by the water. I rub Clara’s back and she stirs. After a few seconds, she pulls away from my chest and risks a glance, to my relief. I need to get her belted in her own seat for the landing. I lift her from my lap and suddenly, excitement overcomes her. She sits up in her seat to face the window with both hands pressed to the wall. “Mama, what is it?”
I bend towards her. “It’s the sea, Clara. And over there is Tuck, the island we’re flying to.”