Lily hummed to herself softly, she had just gotten off of a shift at the Edinburgh zoo and she was beyond ready to head back home to her flat, it had been that long of a day. She adored the lions that she got to work with, the Asiatic lions were part of the endangered program and they had been here as long as she had been, being that she had transferred here when the program had begun. It was fabulous, really. They were good tempered, and she got to put knowledge to use she might not have gotten a chance to before. It was wonderful.
And it helped that despite the fact that it was cold and rainy—to other people, she was beyond used to it and this was warm to her—she could feel the sun on her back. Through a window, she thought. She smiled a bit and closed her eyes, feeling it around her. She had long ago gotten used to this odd sense of dual sensation. It was almost worth the danger that her second birth had put her into. Whispers. She paused in her enjoyment of the sun to shudder. Whispers had already gotten one of her own cluster just a week and a half ago and it had them all on high alert. The death still had her rattled, to feel that dead end where an extention of herself had once been.
But she could feel all the rest there now, one closer than others.
One who needed her. She paused and leaned against a building, feeling the tug. She could offer her knowledge of animals, getting one of her cluster out of danger by applying that knowledge when it came to a pack of very angry dogs. But she could also help in another area of expertise. Lily had grown up around the sharks, around the upper crust who could be more dangerous than the animals.
She looked around in that other place, stopping her distraction of the warm sun and letting the sensation of being rained on go to the back of her mind, focusing on where her other cluster mate was. She grinned a little bit. ”Just smile, but not too wide, or they’ll think they can talk to you. Keep your eyes cold” she offered, shaking her head. It was joking but after a moment she picked up on the danger. Oh, oh no. There were… people that couldn’t find out what they were here. It was more important not to be noticed than she realized. ”I’ll help, but if it comes t a fight…” she’d be no use then. She wasn’t violent at all, she already had to be bailed out once, last month.