Truly alive or not, Layla thinks Mech is super awesome and sciencey.
She has a while to go before she graduates from high school, but she is already plotting to go into a science career, like her father.
Reggie frets about his parenting skills. "Do you think it was wrong of me to place a toadification curse on our daughter?"
Perenna laughs. "Naw. I think it's hilarious."
"When do you think I should un-curse her?"
"Whenever you feel like she understands who the alphas in the house are."
Reggie shakes his head. Werewolf packs operate under very strange mentality. "Most children do not blindly accept that power equals authority."
"Most children don't sprout claws when they let themselves lose their temper, either."
After Reggie deigns to remove the curse, he teaches Lucida some meditative techniques, to focus her inner energies and whatnot.
He did not do this with Izalee because it reminded him too much of trying and failing so hard to help his little brother, Rohane. That feels like a long time ago, now.
Lucida thinks she's done a pretty good job remaining calm and zen, after that scare when she clawed up Edward GilsCarbo-Bianchi at school. She wishes her parents would recognize her efforts, instead of panic at every slip-up.
She finds far more peace in strenuous, distracting exercise than in sitting still and looking for her inner self.
Pump extreme iron!!!
Perenna allows Lucida to transform, under supervision.
Lucida's were form is a little more... monstrous, than her mother's, for whatever reason. She must be careful not to let anyone outside the household see it.
Mother and daughter do werewolf stuff together, such as show off their fangs...
...work out aggression...
...howl at the moon...
...and hunt for interesting objects, using their paranormal senses.
Lucida wonders if they are Earth elementals of some kind, or something crazy like that. Why else would she be able to sniff out diamonds and emeralds?
Lucida has amassed quite a collection of gems.
Her other hobbies include cutting things up with chainsaws.
Lucida has been behaving, so she is granted permission to invite her boyfriend, Ben, to the Goldbeard house for the first time. He is impressed by the massive underground complex Reggie has built up underneath it.
"Those two are just my cousins from some far off boring town," Lucida has no idea how close to the truth it is, when she introduces Cayenne and Luis as distant family.
Introducing baby Ceth as Cayenne's daughter is a no-no, as that would raise too many questions, so Lucida claims the infant is "adopted".
Later that week, Lucida visits the Rossi place for the first time.
"Holy simoly," Lucida whistles. "Why did you think our basement was impressive, again?"
Ben's uncle Rafael and aunt Sera are swimming in the Rossi pool.
"Just ignore them," Ben advises.
The real attraction for Lucida is the tiny basketball setup the Rossis have.
So opulent! Best date ever, 10 out of 10.
Later, Fun with dad.
Cousin Rain's synchronized yawning with dad.
After everyone is asleep, Luis picks up Scarlett's old guitar. There are so many memories left imprinted on it. So much travel, so many things learned about magic only to be lost...
Oh, and how to play. How to play a guitar is one of the more pleasant pieces of information Luis has unintentionally absorbed in his chaotic life.
Etc.: I did roll AWESOME! for gen 3, so that may involve a gemstone collection. I was skilling Lucida up in sculpting so she could get the special sculptor's egg cuts.
Aside from the unholy Lovecraftian monster that was the gigantic spire cut rainbow gem obtained in my Riverview legacy, the egg shape cuts are my favorites.
Look at that. I used to play with the walls down! Whoa.