It had been a long time since she'd set foot in the Solaris Kingdom. A lot had happened between now and then, and Irene was returning greatly changed. She'd gotten terribly lost in the move from Earth to Agrelos, and when she'd finally been able to make her way home, everything was different. Her beloved niece Thea had passed away, the guy she was just beginning to love was gone, her children were all missing, and her relationship with her best friend felt strained and awkward. All of these things weighed heavily on the healer's shoulders, and she found it hard to remain in Blizzardclan for very long. Without saying a word she had left, and not quite knowing where else to turn, she soon found herself returning once again to her birthplace.
She knew that it was unlikely she would be greeted by familiar faces, but home was home, and without her children, Blizzardclan no longer felt like home. Of course, Solaris Kingdom was no longer located in the beautiful Solar City she had been raised in; every group had been relocated during the shift, and the journey had proved somewhat more difficult than she had anticipated. Thoroughly exhausted, yet still hopelessly optimistic, the winged hybrid trod slowly up to the border, the hot desert sun beating down relentlessly. Unsure of where to go from there, Irene sat herself down on the golden sand, raising one of her wings over her head to give herself some shade. It might be awhile before someone stumbled upon her, and the former Blizzardclan medic was no longer used to the heat. Unable to keep from fidgeting, the catsune squinted out into the seemingly endless horizon, keeping an eye out for any passing figures.