Presented With Gratitude to My Creator
I would like to introduce my Noodles. Of course, that is not her real name but it is the one she likes.
She is the product of a passionate misalliance. Her parents were wed by elopement because the marriage was forbidden. Her mother was the only child of high-ranking and wealthy human gentry. Her father was a member of a powerful Eleven Dynasty, a very young member, barely out of his teens.
The very young couple was happy living the life of gypsies and surviving by their wits when Noodles made her appearance. The little family tried to settle but there was suspicion and prejudice in every community they chose to join. Noodles