Life in the Giant Tree became easer and easer over time. Erika was starting to feel at home again, although Léa didn't trust her entirely. She wasn't hostile or mean against her, but she was clearly not comfortable around the young Chilotaur.
Temi visited them from time to time. The motherly fairy treated Erika like a helpless baby, making her wear a helmet every time she had to go down the Tree. Anna, who was secretly forced by Temi, reluctantly taught her how to catch animals for nourishment. Erika developed a taste for duikers and furred parrots, but she had a very hard time catching both. Even Anna herself wasn't able of hunting many of them.
Reacting to the wild environment, Erika started to develop her hidden predator nature. While she was nothing but a kid, Erika was used to have an easy life, defending the village's cattle and its inhabitants from small predators that didn't stand a chance against her. She had food aplenty, and people that loved her.