Private Are Daughters Destined to became like their Mothers?

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"Waddles come here! Come to me! Come on come to me! Waddles? Waddles!" Amber pats the ground in front on her, encouraging the turtle to come to her but seems quite content to remain unmoved from his spot. Letting out a sigh, Amber pulled a chunk of a peach from zip lock bag and placed it in front of her. The treat got an immediate reaction as the turtle looked up and toddled as fast as his stubby legs can carry him.

"Good boy Waddle! Whose my good lil handsome turtle~ Yes you are!" praised Amber as she picks Waddles up from the floor and returns him bake into his glass tank to snack on his peach in peace. She smiled and awed at how adorable and messy of an eater waddles was.

"Alright now time to- hrmm?" Amber caught eye eye of what looked to be a postcard or something tucked behind the tank. Pulling out she realized there was photograph and turned it over, surprised to see it was picture of her and her sisters on Pandora's back back whey they could all fit. It has been a while since she last saw this photo and honestly thought she had lost it few years back. Rubbing her thumb over the familiar face of her mother's face, she grimaced: so much has changed. Pandora left... Phaedra was gone... Ossa was who knows where. The only person still around was Dalia she most of all had changed the most.
 

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Dalia hadn't spent a lot of one-on-one quality time with Amber in a while. That was mostly her own doing; there was a lot going on in her head all the time and she didn't want to push all of that onto Amber when her sister seemed to be doing so well.

But she couldn't just ignore her forever, and more importantly she didn't want to. Dalia was an affectionate person by nature, and everyone she cared about gave her a slightly different spark of warmth.

Amber was no different in this regard, and so with her afternoon free, Dalia stopped outside her sister's bedroom door. She paused, considering if she should barge right in, but thought better of it. She might startle Waddles, and she didn't want to do that and start things off bad.

So she knocked much more gently than usual before opening the door. "Heeeeeey, Amber. Whatcha up to...."

Dalia saw the photo and immediately had to hide a frown. She remembered taking that one, and more vividly rememered burning her copy of it after it was clear that Pandora and Phaedra weren't coming back.
 

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Amber jumped a bit and accidently let go of the photograph. She tries to catch the photo in mid-air but it falls but fumbled, succeeding in only knocking it down by Dalia's feet as she stood in doorway clearly in view.

"D-dalia! You startled me." she admitted while sheepishly collecting the photograph and hiding in her person, pretending as though it didn't exist.

"Yeah so... I... well I just put Waddles back in tank after having his allotted "turtle time" for the day. It important that he get some time out of his tank to run around... not that he was practically active today. Kind of a lazy butt actually." explained Amber putting on a smile. She didn't dare want to discuss the photograph, knowing it was still a very sore subject for her sister... along with the rest of the household.

"So... what are you checking on me for? Did you... need something? You have been..." Amber had to think of the right word to say before hesitantly settled with "... busy. So what's up?"
 

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Busy. That wasn't really the right word, but it was good enough for the distance that Dalia had put between them recently. Outwardly, she'd been as affectionate as she'd always been, but this was where it had really been obvious - quality time together. She smiled, a tight expression as she stepped over the photo and crouched onto the floor next to Amber.

"You know," she said with a shrug, picking at one of the fresh scabs that she'd gotten from scraping herself up at a fight club meeting, "I just realized we haven't... I like, officially officially met Nathan the other day and I dunno..."

Dalia trailed off, not so much embarrassed as she was just ashamed of herself. For all her talk about how much she cared about the people that she loved, she'd kept the one she loved the most at arm's length out of some selfish...

"I just wanted to spend time with you, I guess. If you're busy, that's fine. I just figured..."
 

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"Oh you met Nathan?" piped up Amber with mild surprise, overlooking how gross it was that Dalia was picking at her scabs "I was hoping to one day introduce you both to each other but... I dunno it never came up I guess. Well... what do you think of him?"

Amber could have had arranged such a meeting much earlier but... honestly she always been too embarrassed and worried what her family would think even though the two of them been dating for about a year now. At least now she wouldn't have to worry about making that introduction now which was a strange relief for her. Though Dalia being here in her room right now... made her wonder was going on in her head.

"Busy? On no not all all. I always have time for you sis." assured Amber as she scoots herself to Dalia on the floor. Though Amber smiled, her intuition told her that something was up "Sooo... what did you want to talk about? I know that look on your face of when you want to say something but not sure how say it."
 

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