Anouk and Padma are cousins and are really close.
Anouk is currentely 12-13 years old and is the only daughter of the younger sister of Padma’s mother, who left the Dorani camp to marry a Citizen (an outsider) and therefore cut all relationship with her family. There is a lot of prejudice between the Dorani (the Nomads) and the Citizens and therefore their marriage was really polemic. When her mother died during the birth of her second child who was a stillborn, Anouk’s father didn’t know what to do with her, since there was so much prejudice against her being of a mixed marriage that he brought her to Padma’s family hoping for a better future for her. She was 10 and that is how she came to live at the camp.
Padma immediately liked the little girl and seeing that she also was blessed by the Healing talent made her decide to take her as her ward and tech her the knowledge of the family. Anouk started helping Padma out during her rounds and her travels, making medicines and curing patients.
Anouk is still getting used to living with the Dorani, and though she really feels at home she still has a lot from her years living in the City. She is a shy sweet girl and therefore also hard to notice. But Padma protects and loves her as if she was her real sister.