Helen of Verbrek
Spring 747 – Helen awakens to the sound of vista chiri birds outside her window. She heads out to the usual spot she has encountered the Vistani all these years. There she meets with her friends Raul and Nicoleta who have just recently been married. She listens to tales and dances with them.
After the fires have died down, Madame Yvonne tells her that change is coming and that she must be prepared to meet her new destiny. “Follow the wandering spirit,” she cryptically advises.
When Helen returns home she finds that her family has been attacked by wolves and killed. She follows the tracks from her home to find her mother being toyed with by the snarling beasts and on the brink of death. She drives the wolves away and goes to her dying mother.