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Flint was a somewhat lonely child, he had a few friends in Ion and Zephyr and a bunch of siblings, but to him, none of them could understand what he had to go through. Flint was born with a rare heart condition that had him in and out of the hospital a lot, undergoing various procedures and surgeries that did take a mental toll on him, despite his friend's/family's support. Sometimes Flint would go off alone into the wilderness near his tribe's lands to his secrete spot near a small river, where he would sit down on a fallen log and decompress. Thoughts of anger, fear and sadness would start to overcome him while he was hear, either lashing out in frustration or crying in sadness of why he had to go through such pain and suffering, why was he born with this disease. Flint didn't like other people seeing him like this, that why he would venture out all alone to get everything off his chest when he felt the need to, sure he would fight his disease every chance he got to, thats what he wanted to be known for, a strong fighter, he didn't want anyone to know he had this "weakness'.
One day when Flint went out for his alone time, Ion and Zephyr came by to pay him a visit. The tribe watchers told the boys that Flint left a while ago into the woods as he sometimes does but nobody knows where he goes when he does. Ion and Zephyr were told that they were free to wait for him by Flint's tent but the boys decided to go into the woods to look for him, thinking it would be good practice at tracking for when they wanted to become Contract Hunters. This proved to be difficult though, Flint was very good at covering his tracks and being a tribal fox, probably knew secrete pathways and locations in the dense forest. While walking through though, Ion and Zephyr heard some sudden shouts of anger followed by soft sobs and decided to investigate the direction they came from. When they got close, they tried to keep their presence hidden as they were shocked to see Flint in such a vulnerable state. Not knowing what the correct thing to do was, Ion and Zephyr decided to approach Flint as they felt he needed someone to support him at the moment. Flint was surprised by the sudden appearance of his two friends, as he tried to quickly regain composure and brush off what he was doing, hoping that they didn't see too much.
Ion and Zephyr said it was ok and they were there for him if he needed someone to talk to that would listen. Flint almost burst into tears again, saying he didn't want them to find out about this, that the didn't want them to find out that he was "weak" when he always tried to be strong. But Ion and Zephyr cut him off, reinforcing to Flint that this was not "weakness", that this was a sign of his strength, that it was ok to be upset and frustrated about his condition and that no matter what they would always be there for him in any time of need. Flint got up from his seat on the log, started to wipe away his tears while trying to sputter out his thanks as both Ion and Zephyr embraced him, telling him that it was ok to cry. Flint stood there for a moment, enjoying the warmth of their embrace before putting an arm around Ion and Zephyr each, finally being able to say his thanks, telling them that he didn't feel like crying anymore at the moment. Saying thanks again for being there for him, Ion and Zephyr simply replied anytime as Flint cracked a smile, internally feeling grateful that he had two really good friends that really cared about his well being
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28 May 2020 22:08 CEST
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