135 Surge, Calandhor, Tindrall, in the small village of Mountaingrass
Leara and Gwenn sat opposite of each other on a small wooden table in their hut. In complete silence, they both ate out of their bowls filled with Okami soup. Leara was a 9-year old girl, while Gwenn was already 72. Gwenn watched Leara with her attentive eyes, while Leara stared on her soup and ate as fast as she could. They weren't relatives, but Leara knew Gwenn since she could remember.
"Eat this soup a little bit faster and you'll burst!", Gwenn warned. Leara stopped her spoon halfway to her mouth and looked at Gwenn disbelieving, but with a little bit of fear in her eyes. Gwenn grinned about her expression and asked:
"Will you tell me why you can't wait getting up from the table?"
Leara looked on her soup again for a few seconds, thinking about if she really should tell her nanny about it. Finally, she decided to be honest and answered:
"They want to play mudball."
"In the Okami fields that got freshly watered?", Gwenn asked suspiciously. Leara wondered how Gwenn knew this, but just confirmed her question.
"And who are 'they'?"
"I think Triss and Beth will come, and Gruwan, and maybe even Griran..."
"And Serodan?", Gwenn interrupted her.
"Yes, he will also be there...", Leara admitted and her face blushed a bit.