Maralynn followed along behind the child, letting him walk down memory lane through the town. He seemed so distant from the carnage, as though either too young to have fully felt the weight, or it's been so long that the pain had been whittled down that it didn't burn his chest like normal. When he mentioned that they lived in the mountains now, she could only guess it was the latter. When he finally turned back to her, sheh had to school her face back into the calm demeanour she had kept this time, looking upon his face as it flushed some. How long had it been since this child had been able to talk to another human being.
"My village? No I don't have one of those. I have a home with my crew, but nothing like a village. As for elder, I am the elder of our people, so yeah, I am kind." Maralynn preened a bit at herself, feeling a bit boastful. It was a bit arrogant for her, but where was pride for one if not being boastful. She looked him back over when he asked about food, and began thinking of her own actions.
"As for food, just about anything we can collect. Fish, boar, deer and rabbit. Sometimes sweets when we can." Maralynn spoke some, tapping her chin thoughtfully as she recalled them. She looked around the place, figuring that food for him was pretty basic, meat thrown over an open flame and cooked deep. She knew already what he would grow up into, taken advantage of for his naive nature and lack of social skills. Sure, she would be doing the same, but for better reasons. Though not doing the same as those who came before.
"As for preparing food, I shall have our chef cook a grand meal tonight on the beach, so that we may drink and be merry!" Maralynn cheered happily, loud enough to disturb some nearby wildlife as she smiled to the boy, much to the chagrin of Caesar.