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Athena Edison

Forever finding light, in the darkest of times.

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a character in “The Alpha's Daughter”, as played by TheSpaceInBetween

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"Something you miss when you have nothing, is something you want when you have everything"


Full Name:
Athena Christine Edison
   
Gender:
Female
Age:
21
   
Sexual Orientation:
Lesbian

Occupation:
Artist, mainly Commision based but does create original artwork.




[center][font=Times New Roman]Hair Color:
Brunette but will sometime grow a bit lighter in the sun, Athena would straighten it but that take so much time with is being so thick.
   
Eye Color:[b]
Blue
   
[b]Height:

5 ft 10 inches
Weight:
110lbs
Tattoos:
None
   
Piercings:
Athena has her left ear peice red all the way up with small hoops she will change them to different colours or ones of her own design.
Scars:
Athena has a set of scars going all the way up her left side, some up her left underarm and a large ammount on her left leg. They look a little like burns but they are not
   
Oddities:
Plays with her hair when thinking,
Walks bare feet everywhere (within reason of actually going outside.
Mutters in Italian when frustrated
Twirls pens in her fingers while working or taking a break.


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Personality:
{Creative, Thoughtful , Caring, Self critical}
Athena cares deeply about others as she likes to make sure everyone is happy and safe, she uses humour to bring a smile in the darkest times even though it may not seem relevant laughter is the best medicine. She was taught at a young age to be kind to everyone and she is, even if someone is horrid and detestable. Kindness is the best thing you can do. Athena likes to use her creativity to bring a certain flair to herself, drawing Thankyou cards and making present for people is something she enjoys and she is sure that people enjoy too.

However Athena does feel that she doesn't do well in helping people, so she will hide herself away from situations that she feels she had messed up. She doesn't want anyone to get hurt because of her actions. She critiques herself and her work most times, starting over a few times before being happy with herself.


   
Hobbies:
Drawing
Playing violin
Reading
Researching
      
Habits:
Walks barefoot everywhere except of course outside of the apartment complex because that is just silly.
Staring intently at everything mainly to pick out the fine details that people take for granted.
Always carries a pen and paper with her no matter where she is.
     
Likes/Loves:
  • Watching the world roll by, preferably from her bedroom window or from the roof.
  • Cheesecake, seriously if you can make cheesecake Athena will be your best friend, lover, mother whatever.
  • Drawing, Athena's mind is constantly flowing with ideas so she sketches then out.
  • Music Athena can lose herself in music, any kind can get her thinking
  • Cuddiling, it's not being the person who cuddles the other person but rather being cuddled. Just being held no matter how she is a hug will always soothe her.
Dislikes/Hates:
  • Cars, motorbikes anything automobile related, even bikes Athena will NOT go near them.
  • Coffee, the smell more than anything, Athena lived above a coffee shop for a year and the smell made her I'll.
  • judgmental people, really if you don't have anything nice to say,say nothing at all.
  • Being alone. For certain reasons Athena can't stand to be alone for more than a few hours. She jokes that she is like a puppy, but in a way she really is.

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Strengths:
Drawing, obviously. Athena can draw almost anything. If she can't she will at least have a go she see's it as development.
Listening, listening is so important, to take time to hear other people is something we take for granted.
Giving advice, it may seem strange but Athena is great at giving advice, even something simple to something so complex you may wonder why she is an artist and not a motivational speaker.
Cooking, having Italian roots Athena has some culinary skills passed down to her from her grandmother and her great grandmother. Whipping up Italian dishes and deserts.

Weaknesses:
Athena is a terrible speller, she loathes Writting with a passion.
Even though Athena may seem happy with her life and want the need to help others. Deeper inside she has very low self esteem, the slightest knock in her confidence makes her worry for days thinking she has done something wrong when she probably hasn't.
Athena's sleep patterns are varied, sometime she will sleep well then if she has a nightmare or get into a rut of inspiration and not sleep.




History:
Athena was born in Italy, so naturally she was surrounded by art and culture till it was coming out of her ears. She knew from a young age that she wanted to draw and paint for a living. She would sit by the fountains over her home town sketching the statues and painting with water on the pavements. She moved through school and at the age of 18 Athena and her family moved to America to stay there permanently along with her two older brothers Arturo and Angelo. They had moved over to America when they were 18 and truthfully Athena was thinking the same until her parents informed her before she could tell them.

She attended and art school in the city and paid for it selling her paintings and commissions to art sellers and private buyers, she moved from her parents home to be close to her brother Arturo who owned a bookstore in a small town, she would help out in the store and would draw intricate designs on the chalk display board outside his store.

Unfortunately this happiness came to abrupt end when she was 23, her and Arturo were riding down the motorway on Arturo's motorbike , it was dark and raining. It was supposed to be a visit to there parents house as a surprise for there parents anniversary. Then a car swerved out of the opposite lane skidding all directions, hitting another car that slammed into the back of the motorbike flinging Arturo and Athena off, Arturo's body was slammed into the highway guard rails crushed by the car that had gone into the back of them. He died instantly. Athena however went sliding down the motorway made worse by the freezing cold rain, the asphalt cut into her body tearing down layer upon layer of skin close to muscle. She couldn't stop herself there was no grip and the pain was tremendous, she was unconscious for days as she lay fighting for her life in a hospital bed, so afraid and so alone. Skin grafts were applied to her body but it took a while to heal. Leaving the left side of her body scarred like a scene for a horror film. She avoids clothing that shows the sides of her body.

When she got out of the hospital she knew she wanted a new start and that start was Whitefish, she built friendships and is still looking for someone to hold and love. As well as finding new ways to explore her are and make it as beautiful as can be.



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So begins...

Athena Edison's Story

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Athena gave a small sigh as she stood looking up at her new home, for how long? She really had no idea, but to be honest she felt that this would be a good fit for her. The air was clean and fresh and the whole town looked like a scene from a book or even one of her paintings.

Smiling to herself she fished out a ten dollar note from her pocket, she handed it to the driver with a smile. " Thanks so much..really. It means a lot to me that you actually got me here in one peice, even after you had to stop way to many times to count. I'll work on that "Up" Painting for your daughter. Free of charge it's the least I can do." Athena smiled and tapped the side of the truck picking up the last box under her arm.

Stepping through the threshold, Athena didn't really know where to begin. She had a vague idea of where to put things, but being an artist things changed all the time. She had an office, living room, small kitchen with a lot of storage space. A bedroom, bathroom and a little nook which would be good for all her canvas's. The garden was large, backing off into the forest she would plant some vegetables for the summer and put a nice bench for drawing outside or just watching the world go by.

"Right then Athena...don't stand around, get sorted now. Then explore the town" she muttered to herself as she got to work unpacking her office first, reference books, photos, an abundance of paints, pencils, charcoals. Sketchbooks labeled into categories. Animals, architecture, nature, trees and foliage, fantasy, originals. This room took the longest and after that the house was more or less a breeze.

It was about 1:00 in the afternoon, the curiosity in Athena had been growing since she had arrived. Picking up her back she put in her pencils and small sketchbook incase something had to be captured straight away. Her small camera, purse and a bottle of water. House keys..couldn't forget house keys. She looked around the house for her shoes having taken them off while putting things away, the feel of wooden floor on her feet was lovely. Funnily enough her keys were in her shoes. She was so odd sometimes.

It didn't take her long to start snapping pictures of the town, the sings around town were beautiful. Some burnt into wood, a skill she wished she could master. Everything was so picturesque the trees in the town blended into the Forrest like it was taking over the town slowly but surely. Athena looked up at a wooden sign, recognising it as bookstore, smiling widely she entered.

It was beautiful a mix between old and new with that distinctive smell of books, she ran her fingers over the spines picking up a few books of local wildlife,myths and legends in the area and a pirate book because why not? She was looking down the I'll and crashed into someone the books and herself toppling to the floor.

" wow I am so sorry I should really..." She trailed off as she caught the eyes of the georgeuos woman in front of her. " Look where I'm going?" She carried on.

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Aiya slipped out of the house, pushing her dog Trip back inside.

"Now be good, and don't break anything while I'm gone." She scolded as Trip wagged her tail wildly and dashed back inside. As she jogged to the Bookstore she laughed quietly to herself and shook her head. What a dog, she thought and smiled to herself.

Aliya arrived at the door 5 minutes late, again.

"Hey, Aiya! You made it!" Her friend Carter called out from the coffee place next door. He was sitting outside at a table and his Snow White hair glinted in the sunlight. It was an odd color for a human, but not so much a wolf.

"Oh shush! You know I get distracted! It's not like I can magically conjure up my breakfast!" She replied, rolling her eyes. Then, stepping closer, she whispered. "Steak is kinda hard to come by you know, and it doesn't come cooked!" He rolled his eyes.

"Oh come on! Raw isn't that bad you know!" He joked. Aiya growled softly.

"Oh shut up! Are you coming in today or no?" She asked, talking normally again.

"Nope! I just wanted to see if you'd make it here by 9:00 or not! Gotta go!" He chirped, pushing back his chair and downing the rest of his coffee. "Bye!" And then he was gone. That stupid child! He could get us all killed doing that in public! She shook her head and grinned to herself. Carter's mood was contagious. She unlocked the door and set about organizing the books that she didn't finish putting back last night, stopping to help the occasional customer. As she zoned out, quietly reading book titles and shelving them, she didn't hear the little bell or smell the quite pleasant scent coming around the corner. As someone bumped into her, her first response was to freeze up, hard as a rock, and send both the person and her books tumbling down.

"Wow, I am so sorry. I should really..." The girl hustled to apologize, trailing off when she meet Aiya's gaze. The girl had the most startling blue eyes. Aiya shook her head quietly and broke her stare as the girl finished. "Look where I'm going?" Aiya simply smiled.

"No, it's perfectly all right. Here, let me help you with those. I'm Aiya Ross, I own the bookstore." She offered, kneeling down to help the girl pick up the books she was carrying. Looking at the titles, she smiled. "If you need help learning about Whitefish, I could help. My dad was fascinated with this stuff for a while. He passed all his books down to me." She suggested. There was no reason for her to mention that her dad actually founded the town 75 years ago. After all, he still looked 35.

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Athena picked up the books that she more or less threw at the poor girl, who introduced herself at Aiya. Beautiful name she hadn't heard it much back where she came from. She liked the way her eyes lit up when she smiled.

"if you need help learning about Whitefish, I could help. My dad was fascinated with this stuff for while. He passed all his books down to me."

Athena smiled and sighed " Thanks. My name is Athena Edison. I just moved here. I would love to learn more about the town I'm going to be living in. I enjoy reading, it inspires me. I'm an artist you see. I like to learn about the history of a place before I start working. Finding out its high and lows, as well as searching for beauty. " she explained drumming her fingers on the spine of the book.

" It's great that you own a bookstore, my brother owned one, he is no longer with us but don't worry it's fine. He would have loved this place. He was always hoping to expand to a store this size but his was cozy and he made hot chocolate for kids when they visited. A big softy really..." She smiled sadly but snapped out of it " Sorry I do that a lot..mainly when I haven't talked to somebody for a while especially considering that I spent hours in a moving van in pure silence. My own choice don't worry and I'm doing it again...but it's nice to meet you Aiya. I feel I shall be visiting often"

Athena laughed softly, why was she being so...awkward. It might have been a combination of not talking to someone for a while and then bumping into someone who was so beautiful there was no off switch.

" Could I pay for those now? I think that's all I'll be getting today I'll probably be back in the week to look up on your nature section." She smiled.

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As the girl, Athena, chatted, Aiya studied her. Unlike Aiya's ashy brown hair, this girl's hair was a deep chocolate and seemed to hang effortlessly around her shoulders. Her eyes were a bright blue that was crystal clear, no other color in sight. It was beautiful. She was beautiful. Aiya blinked a few times and tried to listen. Athena was talking about her dead brother's bookstore. As she listened, Athena snapped out of her trancelike stammer and apologized again. What's that about? It was kinda cute! Aiya grinned as she said she'd be coming back. Forgetting to respond as she stared at the girl, she was snapped out of her thoughts when the girl talked again.

"Could I pay for those now? I think that's all I'll be getting today. I'll probably be back later this week to look into your nature section."

"Oh! Of course!" She chirped and started to walk towards her desk. "I know the forest around here pretty well, so if you need a few good places for scenery, I can help!" She could also keep the girl away from places that were often inhabited by vampires, and make sure she didn't come across the pack all chained with silver manacles to rocks inside a cave way up in the mountains. There was also no need to tell her that she ran around the forest almost everyday to hunt her dinner and cook it on a spit over a campfire. Store bought steaks just weren't as satisfactory as a whole deer. She would know, she had them for breakfast everyday. She was, well, carnivorous! "Well, let's see those books shall we!"

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Athena smiled as the woman agreed to ring up her books, although it wouldn't of mattered to her if she was stuck in the bookstore all day. She followed her to her desk and put the books down, looking around as Aiya offered her help to show her around the forest and different scenic points in the town.

" That sounds great Aiya, if your free tomorow I'd love a tour. But I think I'm going to grab some food for dinner tonight, curl up with my new books, have a bath and then head to bed. I probably won't end up doing that, more likely I'll be covered in paint because I've had a strike of inspiration in my brain." She shrugged as she leant on the glass counter.

As she watched Aiya ring up the total Athena opened her mouth but nothing came out. Huffing a little she thought for a minute. Each day you have to take a step into the unknown and right now Aiya was the Unknown.

As she got her purse out she spoke " Aiya? I hope I'm not imposing. But obviously I am new here and I don't want to seem weird but..." She closed her eye mentally crossing her fingers " Tommorow would you like to have lunch? After you've shown me round the town or even after you've finished work?" She bit her lip and tucked her hair behind her ear, looking down to the ground as she handed over the money.

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"Aiya? I hope I'm not imposing, but obviously I'm new here and I don't want to seem weird, but... Tomorrow would you like to have lunch? After you've shown me around the town or even after you've finished work?"

As the girl bit her lip, Aiya smiled. She was definitely very pretty, and her blush was perfect...

"I've got a friend who would gladly run the bookstore for a day if it meant he got a couple free books. So, it's a date!" She quipped, smiling slyly as she sorted the cash into the cash register. "Would you like to meet me at 8:00 tomorrow morning at the coffee shop next door? We could start with the history here in town at the museum and I could grab a few books to bring along, then after grabbing a bite to eat, I could show you a few of my favorite hiking spots... If you don't have anything better to do tomorrow, that is."

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Athena smiled as Aiya agreed to show her around. Blushing further when Aiya joked that it was a date.

Athena nodded smiling " Sounds great! Your very welcome to choose one of my works to display in your shop I do all sorts of art I'm sure you can look through my catalogue or give me some ideas and I'll see what I can do." She smiled again. Taking her change and the bag of books.

"Right I'll see you tomorow at 8 o'clock, I'm going to get some chicken and vegetables for my dinner. Have a lovely night Aiya see you tomorow. It was a pleasure to meet you as well" she added as she left the store a soft smile on her face. The grocery store was her next stop then home.

She put her dinner in the oven and ate outside watching the sunset, she sketched for a while drawing birds over a sunset, watching the moon rise.

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Aiya grinned as she turned a dark pink color. Zoning out for awhile, she vaguely heard the girl offer a painting, and wondered if it'd be too telling to ask for a painting of a wolf pack.

"Right I'll see you tomorow at 8 o'clock, I'm going to get some chicken and vegetables for my dinner. Have a lovely night Aiya see you tomorow. It was a pleasure to meet you as well"

Aiya nodded goodbye and chuckled to herself as she thought about her dinner. If she was lucky, she might find some deer or salmon, though she'd probably be stuck with rabbit. Rabbit was chewy and often got stuck in her teeth for an hour. Then it hit her. How in the world was she going to disguise her carnivorous diet tomorrow at lunch? She could easily drink water and get a steak of some sort, but she'd asked her to coffee in the morning. If Athena got hot chocolate, she'd probably puke. Just the smell of chocolate made her stomach boil. Aiya herself could just not get anything, but she was practically allergic to chocolate, it was a dog thing. She decided to just hope she would get coffee, and she swore to God if someone else in that shop got hot chocolate, she would have to take a bathroom break. Ugh! And this girl was so pretty too! As she headed out the door to her shop and locked up around 3:00, she remembered to call Carter.

"Hey Carter! Could you run the shop tomorrow? I have a, well, I don't know if it's technically a date or not, but Im hanging out with a pretty girl. Yes, it's a girl this time. No, it's not like that. Derek was a mistake, and an ass. Please let's not talk about this! You're not my REAL brother, so don't do the overprotective brother/beta thing. I may not outrank you, but I will someday, and my dad does. Oh shut up! Yes, you get books. No you cannot meet her. Bye. Love you too bro!" She sighed as she hung up. He really could be caring sometimes, but also a pain in the ass. She went hunting, catching a fish, not salmon, in the stream, and spent the night choosing the safest but prettiest places to bring Athena hiking tomorrow, in person, or rather wolf, of course. And got her mandatory hour of sleep, feeling fully rested in the morning, waking up in a pile of grass and stretching her four limbs before catching a raccoon for breakfast and leaving for the cafe. As she stepped through the door she internally groaned. "Ugh. Hot chocolate."

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Athena woke up the next morning a little uncomfortable as she had fallen asleep on her sofa, sketch book on the floor with recent drawing of birds in fight and wing shapes. Looking at her watch she gasped, she was meant to be meeting Aiya! Scrambling around she cleaned herself up rather quickly fixing her hair to at least a tameable mess.

Heading out she patted her pockets, camera, phone, money for food and drink. Smiling to herself she walked slowly down the street smelling the slight damp of the summer morning. It might have rained last night since it was a bit of a chill but it was warming up at least.

Athena was surprised at herself for getting back to the bookstore without getting lost, opening the cafe door she saw Aiya waiting. " Morning Aiya, this is a nice spot. I used to live over a cofee shop, the smell was horrid I don't drink cofee now just water and the odd herbal tea when I can't sleep. What would you like? I'll get these" she smiled tucking her hair behind her ear.

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"Morning Aiya, this is a nice spot. I used to live over a cofee shop, the smell was horrid I don't drink cofee now just water and the odd herbal tea when I can't sleep. What would you like? I'll get these"

"You know, I don't actually drink much but ice water and the occasional Bloody Mary on party nights, so I'll stick with a bottle of water. Thanks though. And I totally agree. The smell of, well, a place like this is... Sickening." Aiya said with a small smile as if she were laughing to herself. "So, just a water for me and whatever you want. Then, if you'd like, we can head out! I've got a plan laid out for the museum." She chirped, grinning widely. It was apparent to all around her that she was passionate about whatever she was talking about, with the blissful smile on her face. She had been, in fact, part of it all.

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"You know, I don't actually drink much but ice water and the occasional Bloody Mary on party nights, so I'll stick with a bottle of water. Thanks though. And I totally agree. The smell of, well, a place like this is... Sickening."

Athena chuckled softly, finding both her and Aiya's mutual detest of the odour of coffee . "So, just a water for me and whatever you want. Then, if you'd like, we can head out! I've got a plan laid out for the museum."

Athena nodded and picked up two bottles of water handing over her money to the server she smiled. " Well then tour guide to be. Shall we get going? Or do I have to drag you out myself?" She stuck her tounge out playfully wandering over to the door waiting for Aiya, looking at her for a while picking out her looks.

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"So, I figured I'd first take you to the more important parts of the museum, and then if there's anything you're interested in, we can go back through and I can elaborate on the finer details. The forest legends are fascinating, and with your work I think we might be best going through the whole section on that, as I think you might like incorporating some of the legends' ideas into your work. The mystical ideals that go along with some of the meadows I'll show you this afternoon can really put a spark into the imagination. So, this way to the museum!" Athena smiled at how excited Aiya was at showing her round, perhaps people didn't come through the town that often, it was out of the way of main big city. She walked with Aiya as she explained the town pointing out interest points Athena's mind working overtime creating ideas for her work.

"Over there's the lake. If you head out to a rock outcropping, I'll show it to you this afternoon, at sunset, the sun has a really cool effect with the trees in the distance on an island out there and just the reflection on the water. I've often wished I could paint just to capture that one scene. It's quite picturesque." Athena's excitement grew, she loved sunsets and this sounded like it was going to be an amazing day with Aiya.

"Oh! And down this street are some quite old cabins from when the town was first founded. The rooms, though small, are quite beautiful, yet simple. You should take a look sometime." Aiya really did know here stuff, Athena was used to small her grandmother lived in a very small apartment but refused to move with her roots being in there. As they approached the museum, she noticed that Aiya got really excited a cute grin on her face, Athena couldn't help her mouth dropping a little at the size of the museum. "Yup! For a small town museum, it's quite large! Let's go!" Aiya exclaimed, grabbing Athena's hand and pulling her along as she started to jog, Athena blushed heavily. She didn't except this to happen straight away, she didn't really want to let go of Aiya's hand it was very warm. She must have good circulation, eat good food, excersise a lot. Athena smiled softly as they entered allowing Aiya to lead her.

" So who or what are the forests legends?" She asked looking over to her, her intruige growing. " With the forest being the size it is I'm surprised there is legends. But every place has stories. That's what I love, everyone is an open book each day a new page, each year a new chapter." She sighed softly running her thumb over Aiya's hand.

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"So who or what are the forest legends? With the forest being the size it is, I'm surprised there are legends, but every place has stories. That's what I love, everyone is their own book. Each day is a new page, each year a new chapter." Athena sighed in contentment. Aiya smiled quietly as a buzz ran through her hand from the path Athena's thumb made along the back of her hand. She wondered if it had the same effect on her, holding hands. With a wicked grin, she decided on a way to keep her curiosity building.

"Nuh uh. First, we're going to go through the basics!" She smirked, dragging her to the section on the town's beginnings. "In the mid-1850s, a group of trappers working the Flathead Valley’s rivers, lakes and streams for beaver and other pelts came upon a group of Indians pulling a native fish species – Whitefish – from a long, narrow lake … and suddenly, after tens of thousands of years, the lake had a name! Though trappers, traders and waves of westward immigrants passed through the area during the second half of the century, it wasn’t until 1883 that the first permanent settler – John Morton – built a cabin on the shore of Whitefish Lake, just west of the mouth of the Whitefish River. Morton was joined by the forefathers of the local logging industry – including the Baker and Hutchinson brothers – in the early 1890s. Logging crews “boomed-up” their logs behind a dam built at the river mouth by the Boston & Montana Commercial Company, which – when opened – created a rush of water that helped float the logs down the river to Kalispell. It wasn’t long before the railroad’s survey team was sent back to Montana, charged with finding a new – and easier – route out of the Flathead Valley. And that’s when the two most important decisions in the small settlement’s short history were made: the decision to re-route the Great Northern Railway north to Eureka before heading west to the coast; and another to locate the railroad’s regional headquarters at the south end of Whitefish Lake. The new Whitefish town site was surveyed and dedicated in June of 1903. Land was acquired, the rail yards were constructed, and a town was platted. Timber clearing and construction began in earnest, with most of the materials and supplies being hauled-in on a spur line built from Columbia Falls to the new town site. The “cut-off” connecting Whitefish and Columbia Falls was completed in August of 1904, and the first passenger train arrived at the Whitefish Depot on October 4, 1904. In April of 1905, the Town of Whitefish was incorporated and held its first official Town Council meeting. Timber, farming, ranching and the railroad were the backbone of the town’s economy – and culture – for the next 50 years. In time, summer cabins began popping-up along the shores of Whitefish Lake, and the strength of the logging industry began to wane. Modern technology (and equipment) led to a severe downsizing of the railroad’s workforce. The economy was on a downward skid…but changes were on the horizon for Whitefish. A nine-hole golf course and clubhouse was built in the 1950s, and in the early ‘60s another nine holes were added. By the mid-1990s, Whitefish Golf Course had grown to 36 holes – the largest (and best!) in the state of Montana." She ranted, not even fully entering the section on town history. "Well that's it for the boring stuff! Now onto legends. Where would you like to start, horror stories or horror stories? Horror stories you say? Let's go!" Aiya grinned maliciously, rubbing her palms together. "Now, you actually get a descision. Shall we start with mysterious disappearances, or the haunted cave?"

Whitefish history is a direct quote from http://www.whitefishchamber.org/history

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Athena watched and listened as Aiya explained about the town starting in the 1800's! She certainly had a passion for the history of the town and by the sounds of it the town was industrial with logging being the main source of income. Then developed from there into what it was today. Athena couldn't help but smirk at the passion that Aiya had for the town kind of like the passion Athena had for art.

"Well that's it for the boring stuff! Now onto legends. Where would you like to start, horror stories or horror stories? Horror stories you say? Let's go! Now, you actually get a descision. Shall we start with mysterious disappearances, or the haunted cave?"

Athena tapped her chin in mock thought, " Well of course I'll start with the haunted cave then we will work on the disappearances after. Haunted cave away!" She giggled pushing her hair behind her ear.

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"Well of course I'll start with the haunted cave and then we will work on disappearances after. Haunted cave away!" after Athena said this, Aiya gave her a wicked grin and again dragged her over to the right section. She cleared her throat and began.

"Every full moon, it is said that The large cavern in the forest fills with the ghosts of the many that have died within its depths. The shrieks are a quite a shock to any witnessing them for the first time. Any who go in on the night we speak of, never come out, and their bloody remains are found inside the next morning. Most believe that it is simply wind echoing through the tunnels at night that cause these screeches, but others aren't quite so sure. The screeches are heard only on that one night a month, and others believe that werewolves are the cause of the screeches. The claw marks and silver chains inside one of the connecting caverns are said to support this theory, but no one who has gone into the cave has ever actually found them. Others speculate that it could be a wolf den, or something of the sort. We cannot find evidence of anything, but there have been reports of large wolves seen running around the forest, though many think they were just bears. Said to be the size of a tall man if standing on their hind legs, the beasts are a sight to behold. There are others who think, though having little evidence that they are connected to the cave, that it is vampires that haunt the woods around us. The mystically beautiful humanoids appear to all as humans, but in the sunlight, they appear as bats. The reports of mysterious disappearances around the town show that, though the bodies were torn to shreds when found, they were all drained of blood. Believers speculate that the vampires drained the bodies and the bodies were later found by wolves or bears and used as food." Aiya paused and took a breath. "Though no one can be sure which rumors are true, the forest is filled with something odd, and the place can feel safe and dangerous at the same time. Many won't dare to venture into its depths, but pure beauty it's at its center. So, don't let these stories get in your way!" As Aiya finished, she grabbed Athena's hand once again and dragged her into the exhibit. "Ok, now, you just have to look around. They've got some really cool stuff in here!" She grinned and set off to her favorite corner, the paintings.

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Athena smiled as Aiya took her hand again, leading her to the appropriate section. There was images of werewolves,vampires and all sorts of mythical creatures, it wasn't in her style of painting but it was beautiful anyway. As ever Aiya took charge and began to speak.


"Every full moon, it is said that The large cavern in the forest fills with the ghosts of the many that have died within its depths. The shrieks are a quite a shock to any witnessing them for the first time. Any who go in on the night we speak of, never come out, and their bloody remains are found inside the next morning. Most believe that it is simply wind echoing through the tunnels at night that cause these screeches, but others aren't quite so sure. The screeches are heard only on that one night a month, and others believe that werewolves are the cause of the screeches. The claw marks and silver chains inside one of the connecting caverns are said to support this theory, but no one who has gone into the cave has ever actually found them. Others speculate that it could be a wolf den, or something of the sort. We cannot find evidence of anything, but there have been reports of large wolves seen running around the forest, though many think they were just bears. Said to be the size of a tall man if standing on their hind legs, the beasts are a sight to behold. There are others who think, though having little evidence that they are connected to the cave, that it is vampires that haunt the woods around us. The mystically beautiful humanoids appear to all as humans, but in the sunlight, they appear as bats. The reports of mysterious disappearances around the town show that, though the bodies were torn to shreds when found, they were all drained of blood. Believers speculate that the vampires drained the bodies and the bodies were later found by wolves or bears and used as food. Though no one can be sure which rumors are true, the forest is filled with something odd, and the place can feel safe and dangerous at the same time. Many won't dare to venture into its depths, but pure beauty it's at its center. So, don't let these stories get in your way!" As Aiya finished Athena didn't know what to say, it was elaborate and far fetched but myths and legends always had truth to them even if it was a small amount but still...it was rather exciting her creation was building and she wanted to paint.

Soon enough Athena's hand was taken once again and she was dragged into another exhibit. "Ok, now, you just have to look around. They've got some really cool stuff in here!" Athena smiled as she was lead to the paintings, she didn't let go of Aiya's hand as she walked around slowly pausing at each painting. " these are beautiful, I'm assuming these are artists who have either visited whitefish. Who knows if I stick around long enough I'll have my work featured here." She looked over to Aiya and smiled.

" I like landscape art only if it's done right, sometimes there's too much detail then focusing on the beauty of the place itself. I can feel my inspiration flowing already."

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"Well, hopefully you do stick around. I'd love to get to know you more. Speaking of which, don't we have some lunch to get to?" Aiya smiled as she gestured to the door. "I've got some great plans laid out for the forest this afternoon, and it'd be best if we started early."

(Sorry about the short post. I couldn't think of much else to add.)

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( it's allright we can move it forward a little perhaps lunch fort walk then subset)

Athena couldn't help the soft blush on her face as Aiya wanted her to stick around more, this was a good move for her and with forming a friendship with Aiya she was happy.

" sounds like a plan, we can get lunch to go and find a nice spot to sit in the forest and then go from there?" She suggested as they walked. She was fancying a nice sandwich or a wrap. She glanced down at Aiya's hand in hers and smiled, she hadn't held someone's hand for a long while. She didn't realise how much she missed it.

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"Sounds like a plan, we could go get lunch and then find a nice spot to sit in the forest for a picnic?" Athena suggested and Aiya readily agreed.

"I know just the spot, come on." After picking up lunch, Aiya lead her to a small meadow, filled with green grass at the center, and not a stick in sight. She figured they wouldn't even need a blanket. Opening her bag, Aiya grabbed Athena's sandwich and her all meat wrap. She figured she could just choke down the bread. It's not like it was chocolate. Her hand was still tingling from Athena's touch as she let go for pretty much the first time that morning to unwrap her meal. She felt the immediate loss of contact and internally grimaced. "So, what do you think?" She asked, before taking a bite of her wrap.

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Athena took her sandwich and sat down on the rather smooth grass, stretching her legs out she looked around a soft smile on her face. She looked over to Aiya as she asked her opinion. Giving a soft sigh she spoke " it's beautiful. I know your only giving me a short tour but I have a feeling I'll wander around and finds new places, new ideas new everything" Athena spoke and she dove into her sandwich, it was delicious she actually didn't realise how hungry she was in fact, did she have breakfast this morning? She had no idea, after taking a drink she laid down on the grass watching the clouds go by a soft smile on her face.

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Aiya smiled and after finishing her chalk (bread) encrusted meat, she lay down next to Athena and grabbed her hand as she watched the clouds.
"Want to play a game?" She asked, a content smile on her face as she stared at the sky, that was the same color as Athena's eyes, she now noticed.

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Athena looked over as Aiya lay next to her, she was surprised as she took her hand. She smiled and traced her thumb over the back of her hand slowly.

Athena raised her eyebrow as she asked if Athena wanted to play a game. " Sure, what kind of game? I have some board games at home and my family used to play cards whenever the power would go out. Surrounded by candlelight, my brothers cheating badly and my sisters moaning that the ice cream was melting" She sighed wistfully closing her eyes briefly at the memory "...anyway what's the game?" She asked realising she was rambling again.

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Athena grinned as she rambled. It was cute.
"We don't need anything but imagination, paper, and a pencil. A lot of people play games with clouds, but my dad showed me how to make it even more fun. One person chooses a substance that the sky represents, and then the two take turns choosing clouds and pointing out certain ones that look like certain things, as they go, they draw a map of sorts that represents the sky. So, if I were to start, I would say the sky is a bloody field, so, I'd sketch a bloody field." She explained as she pulled a pad of paper out of her bag, grabbing a pencil pouch filled with colored pencils and drawing pencils out of the pocket. "I'm sure I'm nowhere near as good as you, so please, excuse my bad drawing skills." She asked, as she started to draw a grassy field stained red with blood. The crows swerved around in the sky as smoke rose up off the land, forming grey smog as it floated up to cover the sunset.

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Athena listened carefully as Aiya explained they would be drawing clouds and mapping them out, she watched as she drew blood soaked feild with crows and smoke filling the sky merging with the clouds.

It was her turn next, seeing Aiya's drawing inspired her some. Even more so when she looked into the sky seeing the clouds form into a mass. Smiling Athena took a peice of paper and sketched out a landscape of a strong castle with high tower, recovering from a great battle with bodies everywhere and people fixing the walls. She joined the paper onto Aiya putting a bit of the smoke on the start of her page so the drawings made a storyboard of sorts.

" Your drawing is fine Aiya, you haven't got to impress me. I'm already impressed by you knowledge of the town" Athena smiled with a small wink.

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"Well, my drawing may be fine, but yours... Yours is amazing!" She exclaimed as she peered into the sky, searching for inspiration. As she found the cloud needed, she slowly sketched out a forest, with wolves disappearing into the trees and vampires with blood draining down their faces, chasing them away from the bloodied castle with what looked like poles, but Athena never had to know we're actually silver poles, that the vampires used as weapons. As she finished, she taped it onto the paper and passed it along towards Athena. "I do know the town pretty well, don't I? Sometimes I can just picture things in my head, as if I'd been there." She had been there, at the wolf massacre of 1612, when vampires still had cities where no man had ever ventured. Her grandfather had made the decision, and paid for it with his life.