Silence reigned supreme for what seemed like an eternity after Nipeģ had made the offer to Ethan. The Na'vi woman had been awaiting a yes or a no as answer, but even her realized that such an offer was to be thought over as it probably had much meaning to him, and to his people, if what they told her people the first day they came to the village was true. The silence lasted and Nipeģ even wondered if he would end up declining. Maybe they did wanted to live here, but they wanted to do so by their own ways and only seek the Na'vi for their acceptance? If such was the case, it would not work out. The ways of the Sky People were too aggressive. The clearing in which they were stood witness to the fact.
Just as her mind was imagining worst scenarios, Ethan voice brought Nipeģ back from her thoughts. She was happy enough about his answer, it meant he at least was willing to live with the land and not against it like his predecessors. Nipeģ already knew about Ethan, the real question was about the rest of his people, but that was another story for now.
There was much to do, but Nipeģ had to think of how to start. The clothing was of little importance, even if the difference was immense. Nipeģ was wearing the traditional loin clothe around her waist. Hers was a dark-purple, bordered by white lines, with some symbols drawn on it and a lot of decorations, and ornaments, hanging from what could be described as a sort of belt wore apparently solely for that purpose. Among these decorations were different types of beautiful pierced rocks with a small string going through them, ended by a equally pretty and small medallion representing a flying Ikran. A few other ornaments such as this one hung from her waist. Most of these were actually spiritualistic, and representing different animals of Pandora performing actions such as jumping, running or flying. Vatlo'ek was not a tribe on which the Humans had much data, if any at all. They were animalists, even more so than most other clans, even the Omaticaya. Their rituals and traditions reflected this, just as all the different clans had seemingly different ways of showing their faith towards the land and Eywa, even if it all came to the same.
The upper part of her body was covered by bands of clothes held in place by being tied to two bones covering her breasts and going all around her back.
Nipeģ had no idea how the Sky People could wear the clothes they had. It was not that it looked particularly uncomfortable, but she simply did not see the use to it. Pandora knew rain seasons, but nothing like those on the Human's earth, and they did not know cold as humans did. At least not in the region they were in. Covering large parts of their body could only restrain their movements, and for the feline Na'vis, restraint of movement was out of the question.
Nipeģ stood up quickly, her tail waving around as she seemed happy enough of his answer.
''Well then. There is much to tell, to see. You will not come to the village. Not yet. I will judge when...and if. I will leave you time to get ready, and speak with your own people. Change your clothes. Be light, and swift. Meet me here when you will be ready, Es'han, and we will be able to begin.''