Hermit is a Modern Hermit.
Once Viking arrived on his Island world, Hermit knew he must provide some modern amenities and life for this new female presence.
After all, Hermit’s Man Cave Clam Cave is quite nice and modern for himself, but it caters to a man’s tastes, and even though Viking appears to be strong, athletic and adaptive, he knows that she will want some of the finer, modern surroundings most females prefer in life.
Hermit looks around at all of his tools and weapons in his clam shell, hanging so neatly organized, and placed just so, and chuckles at all of his work he can do so easily.
He decides he will craft a new modern life for her new world!
A Modern Hair Comb Carved of Tortoise-Shell for a Modern Life…
Hermit returns to his center table in his clam cave, and carefully shaves and shapes this beautiful, modern hair comb with his sharp knife. While carving, he thinks back to the first day they met on his Island world, and how she startled him from his sleep.
Here’s part of that story…
How Viking and Hermit Met…
Hermit awakes from a deep sleep to the sound of his shell bells. Those bells only sound if someone or some thing nears.
Hermit feels a tingle in his belly. Who or what can it be? His memories of others is faint, and he can’t remember any faces…not even his own.
When he swam ashore all those years ago, he made it to the beach and collapsed with exhaustion. He could feel the sunburn on his cheeks, and the sand between his fingers, but he couldn’t remember how he got there.
Every time he caught a fish, planted a seed or started a fire, he didn’t know how he knew such things. And there were so many things he knew. He could build anything, craft any tool, harvest any crop, and calculate the hours.
Hermit gathered seashells from his island beach, and punctured a small hole into each shell. He strung a small rock through each, and hung them on the bushes of his pathway.
Something now approaches…
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Back to Hermit’s modern tortoise-shell carving…
In these new, modern times on Hermit Island with this new female leading the way on modern life…making Hermit feel young, and keeping an old Hermit company, Hermit wants Viking to feel as comfortable as possible, and prepared her clam shell with necessary modern updates.
Modern Updates for A New Life
First, he cleared out all of his extra tools and weapons hanging on the walls, except the long spear that she would possibly need during the night to defend herself from the roaming gitchoos, in case they somehow entered her clam shell.
For modern use, she needed some kind of table to keep her personal items, and since she lost everything but her sword and shield that the sea storm washed away, she needed a new, modern bag to carry things for her new life in this world with Hermit, and at least a comb to part and braid her hair in the mornings.
Making that modern bag from finely braided and vegetable dyed jute was a great lesson and task, and she was amazed and enthralled by Hermit’s skills to create such fine, modern work. She practiced the braiding method with him, and can’t wait for more projects like that for her new life.
It also matches her shield.
More Modern Updates
Hermit rubs and polishes Viking’s hair comb for the finished touch, and looks to the special compact sea shell he made for her to keep a few red berries, blended with aloe cream lip balm. She can keep it in her new modern bag, and it will be a surprise gift, he thinks.
Hermit smiles, thinking of how much she’ll like that, because he wants her to feel welcome and comfortable in her new world, just as he over the many years.
Viking Loves Her New Modern Gifts…
Life on the world of Hermit Island isn’t so bad.