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Jack
15 March 2011 @ 12:35 am
[Filter: Calaith]

I bet you can't guess what I'm going to ask you about. I'll give you a hint. It's about how things are going on this whole romantic journey you're about to embark on, and stuff.
 
 
Francisca of Emeron
15 March 2011 @ 01:53 am
I can't believe how fast the snow is leaving! I know it goes fast every year, and Cavvy says that it's going to come back a little bit, even though she doesn't know the weather any better than anyone else, but I still didn't expect it to get so warm so fast! I went out with a light coat today, and the sun was shining, and I just thought how close Spring is now. It is coming very fast.

It must feel like Summer in the south right now! I bet it does.
 
 
Acantha (sometimes Talli)
15 March 2011 @ 03:20 am
We've finished four sections of the frames, and we're in the process of glazing two more. The frames themselves are all finished so it's very easy to get a good picture of where everything should go. It's hard to see the finished product until it's done if you're not used to it. Sometimes even when you are.

It should only take another month until it's fully finished. It will be strange to go back to jewelry after this.
 
 
Destin of Lysel
15 March 2011 @ 03:37 am
[Filter: Elizabeth]

How are you feeling? You've been looking a bit better, but I'm not sure how much that counts for, since for all I know it could just be you trying to keep Maire calm. She's certainly been doing her best to spend every waking moment with you, hasn't she?

If you still don't want to talk to me, well, tell me so and off I'll go at once!

[Filter: Emery]

I hope you're free tonight.
 
 
Mood: busybusy
 
 
Lysander of Mera
15 March 2011 @ 03:47 am
[Filter: Verity]

Well.

Are you ready for tomorrow?
 
 
Mood: nervousnervous
 
 
 
Linnell of House Veirnan
15 March 2011 @ 04:14 am
[Filter: Private]

And she thinks nobody notices when she gets like this!

What is she going to do when Stephanie and Edeyn come back home?? Is she just going to go back to being sulky and awful? It's not like any of us can't tell exactly why she's so ... so her. It's not fair to any of us, especially not Stephanie ... I see how Lian looks at her when she thinks nobody is looking!!

[Filter: Lissandra]

Lissandra~ I'm a little worried~ Do you have a minute to talk??

[Filter: Stephanie]

Stephanie!! I guess you and Edeyn are still busy, aren't you?? I just wanted to say that all of us miss you back here. I hope you come back home soon! I think Lancel misses you a lot~ Don't tell him I told you, next time you see him! He'll be embarrassed.
 
 
Mood: blahblah
 
 
Mi (Hermione)
15 March 2011 @ 04:34 am
[Filter: Private]

She does know.

She has to know. I know she wouldn't be doing this without a reason, and some of the things she's said to the others ... it's all indirect, and vague, and kind of ... bitchy, but all of it proves she knows about this. Dragons, how did she even find out? Did Jarvis tell her? Did somebody else high up? Jarvis has to have told someone else he's ... considering me, right? I mean, this is a big deal. And I'm so young. This isn't --

She knows. How does she know. What is she even going to do about it? I just --
 
 
Mood: worriedworried
 
 
Peter of Bresa
15 March 2011 @ 04:38 am
Debby, darling, Josephine has yet again told me you're working very hard. She's a little worried about you, though, darling, so I need you to work extra hard for me these next couple of weeks. Can you do that for me? I'll see what I can arrange with your friend if you promise that.

[Filter: Caitlin]

All in all, I'm quite glad we decided not to go through with sending the girl's family away. She's proven a very good motivator for Debby in situations just like this. You've seen how eager she is to prove herself for a chance to spend some time. An afternoon here or there isn't so much of a price to pay.

Josephine is worried about her progress, though. I'm not lying about that much. Hopefully, she should be just fine if she gets a bit more pushing.
 
 
Hilary
15 March 2011 @ 04:44 am
[Filter: Cameryn]

I ... I feel a bit better, being outside of the city. It's ... it's so hard, being back in the manor. It always feels like I'm being caged in ... like it's stuffy. I couldn't think straight ...

... I know I'm being difficult to deal with, Cameryn.
 
 
Davan
15 March 2011 @ 04:54 am
[Filter: Aekaran]

I've been keeping an eye out like you asked, so you're aware. I actually haven't forgotten about my promise to do so, shocking as I'm sure that is to you.
 
 
Mood: pensivepensive
 
 
 
Aiden [Illuse]
15 March 2011 @ 04:57 am
[Filter: Jayne, in Kilian]

We'll be there in just a few more days. ... Are you nervous?

[Filter: Tallys, in Kilian]

Hello. Do you have a moment?
 
 
Mood: blankblank
 
 
Anita of Vernhail
15 March 2011 @ 05:03 am
[Filter: Lord Nicolas]

Have things been any better between you and Lady Eliza, my lord? She seemed like she was feeling better to me, but ... but I don't know how she acts toward you alone, that's all. I do hope she hasn't been sour toward you. She told me that she didn't bear you any ill will, after all ..
 
 
Reeve of Atsiria
15 March 2011 @ 05:27 am
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

Nothing. Nothing, nothing, Dragonsdamned nothing. There has to be something on him. Some tiny shadow. Some mistake he made as a teenager, some stupid regret he's locked away in his closet, something I can use against him.

Dragons light and dark. Everyone has something. Everyone's done something wrong. He's not immune. He's not -- He's just the same as all the rest of them.

Why can I not find anything?
 
 
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
Mark
15 March 2011 @ 05:30 am
[Filter: Private]

This isn't even fair. Ella has to make it like -- it's not even that big of a deal! And she has to act all like it's life and death, make me responsible for what happens if Kim gets fired? How is that even fair? That's not fair.

It's not.

Ugh.

[Filter: Kim]

Can we talk?
 
 
Mood: crankycranky
 
 
Irene
15 March 2011 @ 12:04 pm
[Filter: Cameryn]

Ah, I ... have been a bit afraid to ask about things but there has been no news for so long now. I ...

Is there anything I should know?
 
 
 
Hayden of Rhia
15 March 2011 @ 12:09 pm
After a slow start, it does sound as though life here in Rhia will be picking up for the rest of this fine month of March. Antony has just informed me that there will be a small dance concert later this week, featuring the very charming Lady Benedette as well as Lady Fallyn. I must say I am looking forward to seeing that, especially after the last one.

And apparently Lucas and Torrence are working on another one of their parties for the end of the month, I believe they said it would be the 26th. Perhaps I might embarrass them both terribly by actually showing up to one of these things.

[Filter: Eriena]

And how is everything in Keirnan? I have not heard from you in quite some time, which is quite unfortunate. I may no longer be there but I still care about what happens.
 
 
Caroline of Nallen
15 March 2011 @ 12:11 pm
[Filter: Private]

It's better to regret what you did do than what you didn't ...

[long pause]

[Filter: Princess Seraphine]

May I talk to Eamon again?
 
 
Benedette of Emeron
15 March 2011 @ 12:24 pm
[Filter: Leon]

Do you ever wake up in the morning and think that this is all a dream? I find myself doing that almost every day, lately. And then I remember that it is real and everything becomes so ... wonderful beyond words.

Also, I just finished rehearsing for the dance performance and it is coming along splendidly. I so hope you will enjoy it. I know the room will be filled with people but only one that matters.
 
 
Mianne
15 March 2011 @ 12:28 pm
[Filter: Eri and Annie]

Thanks again for coming out last week, it was such a fun day. And really nice to give everyone a chance to get to know each other.

I have to admit though, I'm beginning to get a little nervous. And by a little, I mean a lot. There's less than a month left, how did that happen? I'm sure there's something I haven't done yet but I can't even think of it and it's just ... this is so much harder than anyone would expect!
 
 
Rebecca
15 March 2011 @ 01:02 pm
The planning and preparations for the wedding are nearly finished! Ah, it's been absolutely exhausting, but so rewarding. We're more excited than ever now!

Oh, and I'm sure I told you in person, but just as a reminder the date is the 30th of May.

[Filter: Private]

It seems so far off, but it will be here before I know it...I must confess I'm a bit nervous, too! This will be the moment I've waited my whole life for, but it will be strange to think of myself as a married woman...mmm, but to think of myself as Colin's wife is ever so exciting!
 
 
Mood: goodgood
 
 
 
Allison
15 March 2011 @ 02:47 pm
[Filter: Lila]

I'm ah ... I'm glad we wrote that latter home ... even though we'll be arriving in Lireth soon ... it was nice to ah ... to give them some warning, I suppose.

Do you ah ... do you feel better?
 
 
Mood: curiouscurious
 
 
Tanner
15 March 2011 @ 02:50 pm
[Filter: Private]

Hm ... mother is still being ... quiet. She isn't as cold to me as she used to be, but still, it hasn't been the same since our argument. But perhaps I should keep doing as Amelie said I should and do the same to mother. It's the only way she'll listen to me and accept that I can think for myself.

Meanwhile, I would much rather think of another way I can get Cassandra alone so I can speak with her ...
 
 
Mood: blahblah
 
 
Lord Derek of Allba
15 March 2011 @ 02:58 pm
[Filter: Private, in Old High Dentorian]

I suppose it would be safe to assume that everything has been going according to plan and there is no further need to wonder if I have any need to delay our trip further.

Perhaps now would be a good time to let Cerise know of our plans, as well as providing Rylan with a reminder.

[Filter: Rylan and Cerise, in Trade]

I have already spoken to you about my plans, brother, but I just wanted to confirm my plans with both you and Cerise. Constance and I will be making a trip to Rowan at the end of the month with our children. I have made all of the necessary arrangements, of course, and everything should be able to run smoothly on my end while we are gone. I do hope that this doesn't become an inconvenience to you in any way.
 
 
Mood: workingworking
 
 
Ren
15 March 2011 @ 03:00 pm
[Filter: Private]

There's probably no way I could get Leo to train with me ... I thought that maybe because I had a dragon ... ehh ... at least I tried ...
 
 
Mood: blahblah
 
 
Aes of Cresyn
15 March 2011 @ 03:04 pm
[Atsirian]

Hm~~

I've had nothing to do, lately. What a shame ... I suppose I could catch up on all of the paperwork that mother has been telling me to finish up ... but that's so boring~

Maybe I'll take everything out into the gardens and work on it over there. Ooh~ I could have someone bring out my meals and tea as well, couldn't I? I suppose that would give me more scenery to look at while I finish everything up, hm~~
 
 
Mood: boredbored
 
 
 
Kenneth of Glashen
15 March 2011 @ 03:11 pm
Well, my mother has recovered splendidly and is her old self once more. My poor wife, on the other hand, is quite exhausted. It is to be expected for a woman in her condition, of course, but she's quite miserable about it.

[Filter: Private]

Good, Wendy thinks she may have something...Victoria may have had enemies after all, it seems. But who? I still can't help but wonder how someone so unremarkable could have enemies...
 
 
Eric
15 March 2011 @ 03:12 pm
[Filter: Private]

Fuck, where did I put that ... it's been so long since I got all of those gifts that I can't even begin to remember where I put it ... it has to be somewhere around here.

[pause]

Well, it doesn't hurt to ask ...

[Filter: Lara]

Hey Lara, could you do me a favor?
 
 
Mood: stressedshit
 
 
Jasmine
15 March 2011 @ 03:21 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

Hm~

I suppose it is about time that I started a letter to father. I could, of course, just send it once we reach Eina and it wouldn't be a problem at all. I just hope that we'll be able to go inside the city without any further issues of being captured or anything ...~ well, the concern is still always going to be there, of course.

[Filter: Jordan, in Trade]

Mm~

Have you considered what we might be greeted with, once we reach Eina?
 
 
Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
 
 
Andrew
15 March 2011 @ 03:27 pm
[Filter: Private]

It's funny how things change, isn't it? I remember how upset I was when I thought Pearl had feelings for Sawyer, I made such a fool of myself over the whole thing. But they're actually together now, and she seems so happy...that's what matters most in the end. That she's happy.

Part of me will always love her, in a way...she was the first woman I ever had such feelings for, after all. But it wasn't meant to be, not the way I always envisioned it. Sometimes no matter how much you wish life could be a certain way, it just...isn't.
 
 
Mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
Felicia of Mansoure
15 March 2011 @ 03:33 pm
I finally received a letter back from Mother. She would have written sooner, but she'd caught a bit of a cold...thankfully she's recovered splendidly from it. She's always been strong.

But yes, I just read her letter, and she says June would be perfect for her planned visit!

[Filter: Private]

Of course, it didn't stop me from worrying...Mother surely won't go the same way Father did, but still. Mm, no matter, though, she's well again now and that's what's important.
 
 
Mood: happyhappy
 
 
 
Jordan
15 March 2011 @ 04:32 pm
Well, I finally found a messenger bird! Hopefully it survives the trip back to Hanalan...the letter's gonna be really late, but Mom and the others should understand. I just told 'em we've been really busy lately.
 
 
Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
Kayla
15 March 2011 @ 04:53 pm
[the page is littered with muddy little paw prints and dirt tracks]

Ooh! I thought by now I could trust Sparky not to walk all over my journal if I left it alone, but now he's got George doing it, too! Maybe no matter how much your dogs love you, they'll still do things to drive you nuts...maybe this is another sign I need to stop spoiling them so much, otherwise they'll think they can get away with whatever they want.
 
 
Mood: oh ffs
 
 
Helene of Karnach
15 March 2011 @ 05:10 pm
~78  
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

We're truly almost there...I'm still so very excited, but so nervous! I wonder if this is the anticipation of cultural shock that Mahaesa warned me about...Dentoria is so different, even if their traditions and beliefs are strange compared to ours, I must be absolutely careful not to offend! It's so strange, I've never worried so much about what other people thought of me before, but now I have a reason!
 
 
Mood: anxiousanxious
 
 
Noland
15 March 2011 @ 05:24 pm
Fucking piece of shit ...

There has to be something we can do about these pests.
 
 
Mood: annoyedannoyed
 
 
Mulcahy
15 March 2011 @ 06:21 pm
The Days of Radiance are nearly half over, and yet I cannot seem to get anyone in Eina to care. Once again it seems the rumors from the countryside are all anyone wishes to talk about, and the most holy week of the year is not even worth mentioning. None the less, I do wish all the citizens of these fine journals a most blessed week. I surely hope everything is going better for the rest of you, than it is for me and my small chapel here.
 
 
Mood: disappointeddisappointed
 
 
 
Faith, Paladin of House Franel
15 March 2011 @ 06:23 pm
[Filter: Sawyer]

Hey, Sawyer. I got a question for you. -- Well, maybe not a question. I ain't even sure what to call it. Do you got a moment?
 
 
Mood: confusedwhat.
 
 
Lara
15 March 2011 @ 06:31 pm
[Filter: Eric]

Ooh ... how do you ever find anything in this mess of a closet?
 
 
Mood: amusedamused
 
 
Eri
15 March 2011 @ 06:34 pm
All right, Arthur, I think your sister mixed up the days~ Or maybe she dropped by today just to get to know us before she starts tomorrow. She's a sweetheart, but I see what you meant about her being shy. I think Lenore terrified her, but Lenore's ... really friendly~

It was nice to get to meet her, though. I think she'll do just fine here, don't worry about that.
 
 
Mood: busybusy
 
 
Aurnia
15 March 2011 @ 06:46 pm
[Filter: ... Private, in Kilian]

Father ... I really do wish you'd come back for a visit ...

I'd like to show you how much I've learned in the time you've provided a tutor for me ... it's been so much more tolerable, being here without you. Though I still do miss you ...
 
 
Mood: blahblah
 
 
Tallys
15 March 2011 @ 07:03 pm
[Filter: Private]

Fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you

[Filter: Amalea]

I need a drink. Make that several of them.
 
 
Mood: pissed offpissed off
 
 
 
Alma
15 March 2011 @ 07:11 pm
It's always so weird when the Dark Dragons' day starts off the Days of Radiance! I guess it has to happen sometimes, but everytime it does it seems like everything is all backwards. I guess I just always think it should be on the last day, for some reason. That doesn't make sense either since services are usually Saturday, but ...

I always like the Days of Radiance. It's not as busy as September, but people still kind of have the same reverence ... it makes me feel important. Like I really belong here, and I'm really doing something good by helping people come to the Dragons ...
 
 
Rachelle of Rhia
15 March 2011 @ 07:22 pm
Okay, so, I'm starting the countdown. It's now sixteen days until my birthday! Leisa, you'll come celebrate with me, won't you? I'm putting together a little list of people that I want to hold a party with! Something private and fun, for once, I don't want certain people thinking they're welcome and waltzing in on my party when I don't want them there~

So I have you, and Lady Benedette, and Fallyn if she wants to come! And if you're still going to be here, Lord Leon, I'd love for you to come to my party ♥ You wouldn't tell a girl no for her birthday, would you?

I need to talk to the cooks about everything! It all has to be perfect.
 
 
Edeyn
15 March 2011 @ 07:31 pm
[Filter: Stephanie]

Stephanie.

I think we need to talk about what happened ... before we leave here, I think you have a right to know everything that's going on.
 
 
Kimberly
15 March 2011 @ 07:40 pm
[Filter: Ella]

You know what? Fuck you! You're just like all of the rest of this horrible town! Oh, look at the stupid Kanemorian girl. She's Kanemorian. Everyone knows they're murderers and thieves and only ever think about sex. I thought you were different! I thought you might actually be a friend! Your brother is the first person I've known in years who hasn't just looked at me like I'm just a pair of tits and an ass. I'm not just some dumb Kanemorian whore!

Fuck your stupid rule. I'll date whoever I dragons damned want and there ain't nothing you can do about it. I was following it until Mark asked me out. So much for me makin him uncomfortable! Looks like you're just full of shit!

You want to fire me? I'll save you the trouble. I QUIT! If that's how you're going to treat me I don't need your fuckin job!
 
 
Mood: pissed offpissed off
 
 
Irving
15 March 2011 @ 07:44 pm
[Filter: Private]

Okay.

-deer tracks: kind of old. probably not worth going after. a deer would probably get Keagan off my back forever but I'm pretty sure if I follow them I'm not going to find anything. it'll probably already be a carcass that the wolves have picked over.

-I think those are moose tracks??: haha there is no way I'm chasing a moose, I kind of want to live.

-rabbit tracks: Keagan is going to give me that stupid smug grin and be a dickhead all day but what other choice do I have? rabbit meat preserves well enough, too, if we have any left over. and if we don't, it's stew. more stew. I can even cook rabbit.

At least it isn't squirrels. And at least I don't see any wolf tracks. Or bear tracks, Dragons, that'd be pretty much the worst.

[Filter: Franelcrew]

Right. I'm going to go find us dinner because Keagan doesn't think I can do it. I'll be back soon. Tell him he's a dick for me. Thanks!
 
 
 
Fartgus of Lireth
15 March 2011 @ 07:50 pm
Well, now, I can hardly believe this, but preparations for Chloe and I to be on our way are coming quite well! Which is a wonder honestly, considering how long we've been here. Everyone is, of course, quite disappointed to see that before long we'll be on our way. At least it looks like the weather might cooperate, though I have countless people wringing their hands to me about mud and how I ought to be making plans for travel by carriage, not to ride horseback the entire way.

I can hardly believe all of this is happening. It will be so strange to be away from Emeron and all its comforts. I will look forward to seeing Lireth again, of course, but there are so many faces here I will miss when it comes time to leave.
 
 
Reiz
15 March 2011 @ 07:53 pm
[Atsirian]

Sweet freedom.

I'm going to spend all night tonight and all day tomorrow wandering the city and crashing every single party I find, until I eventually pass out in someone's parlor. Then I'm going to incoherently crawl myself back home, possibly with the aid of a sympathetic driver, if there's one to be had! And then I'm going to cap it all off by sleeping for eighteen hours afterward. Maybe more.

And you can't stop me! It's too late, I'm too far gone.
 
 
Mood: bouncypumped!
 
 
Amelie
15 March 2011 @ 08:12 pm
[Filter: Philip]

Oh, this is just ridiculous, Philip! I absolutely give up!

We've been sitting outside of this little apartment every other night for over a week, now! Do you have any idea how many parties I've missed? Lydia is starting to ask me just what it is I'm doing!

Let's admit the facts! No one at all, important lives here, and certainly not the Prince and Princess's secret, hidden brother!
 
 
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
Anton
15 March 2011 @ 08:16 pm
Dragons, I -- should never complain about business. I have a list of orders as long as my arm, and I'm glad for it. There was a time when it seemed I would never develop a base of people willing to buy my shoes.

But I don't know how I'm going to finish all of these in time, not and have them show any sort of quality workmanship. The tooled leather boots for tomorrow, especially ... I'm going to need to work after dark, and then I'll lose all the money for the sale to the prince of lantern oil, which has been ridiculous lately, and --

Perhaps ... I need to start seeing about being more choosy about my orders, instead of accepting every offer ...

Odd thought.

Back to work, I suppose.
 
 
Mood: stressedstressed
 
 
Brett
15 March 2011 @ 08:24 pm
[Filter: Darin]

I'm sorry I've been late getting back to work. Feel free to dock my monthly pay as much as you'd like. I'll be back on the job tomorrow, in any case.
 
 
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
 
Dagda
15 March 2011 @ 08:34 pm
[Filter: Gebann]

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you haven't talked to her yet. Is this a fair assessment?
 
 
Canti
15 March 2011 @ 08:36 pm
[Filter: Private]

I just ... I need to put this behind me.

Yes, I do.

I'm an adult now, after all. A woman of age. Soon, I'll begin courting. And Lord Fartgus ... he is just not a suitable option to be thinking about, not even in wonderful ... wonderful, wonderful dreams. Those are for girls.

Benedette's betrothal is locked quite nicely, and that makes me eligible, now. Fartgus is just a dream. But there's a chance, for Lord Alexander, isn't there? Why, he's a nobleman! And it would hardly be the first time a Northern Lady has married a Koriner nobleman. Tensions are low, at the moment, but those relations are important to keep polished.

If I simply ... let Fartgus go, now, perhaps I can convince Father than Xander is a good option! It's quite possible ... isn't it? It's not unreasonable, at least ...

I just ... can't afford to be a girl anymore. I can't. If not Alexander, it'll be someone else. I can't imagine who. But ... it'll never be Fartgus. So it may as well be someone who I truly do like, and who likes me, as well, shouldn't it?

I just

[Filter: Lord Alexander]

Oh, my lord, I am sorry for how ... how standoffish I've seemed, these last two weeks. I don't know what's been wrong with me.
 
 
Mood: sadsad
 
 
Leisa of Rhia
15 March 2011 @ 08:54 pm
; 51  
[Filter: Private]

He looked so frail...I'm glad I took the time to spend with him, but seeing him like that just about tore my heart in two! Who knows how much longer he'll be with us? He made it through the winter, I want to take that as a sign he's not truly as bad off as they say he is, but still...
 
 
Mood: melancholymelancholy
 
 
Ellisae
15 March 2011 @ 08:58 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

She grows close, and then ...

... and then, she pulls away.

It isn't enough.

[Filter: Queen Edalene, in Atsirian]

Your Majesty.

I have a report.
 
 
Mood: blahblah
 
 
Terrance
15 March 2011 @ 08:59 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Hey, uh ...

Look, I know nobody really likes to think about this, but I haven't seen a calendar in ages, and I think that we need to start thinking about it.

Just when is the Moon Festival, this year? I didn't think to check when we were in Aelvir, and I haven't heard anybody talking about it, and yeah, I don't exactly have an almanac on hand. Anybody know?

I sure hope it's not this week.
 
 
Mood: worriedworried
 
 
 
Lady Isanae of House Lireth
15 March 2011 @ 09:00 pm
[Filter: Private, in High Dentorian]

I'd hoped the situation might show at least some signs of improving, by now, but no. Worse and worse, so far as I can tell.

What sort of trouble has she gotten herself into? All of the inquiries I've made have led me nowhere, and worse, reminded me of just how rusty I've allowed my connections to become. All of those months, locked away, spent abed ... mn. I'd forgotten how fickle people are.

It's clear that whatever this is, it isn't simply going to disappear. And if she cannot even trust me with it ... I will confess, I am ... a bit afraid. What could it be? I can't imagine.
 
 
Mood: worriedworried
 
 
Dairanne
15 March 2011 @ 09:06 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

I don't know what to think, if it's true.

I catch myself thinking about how much I've grown up, since I saw Karlesta, last. That I have to be someone who she can be proud of and impressed with, now. But now that I'm actually considering seeing her, sometime soon ...

I don't know if I'm ready.

It was so awkward, with James! I thought now that we were ... actually courting, for real, those weird awkward times would be gone, but it almost seems as though they've gotten worse. How can I be a young courtly lady who Lady Mother ... and, and Karlesta can be proud of, if I can't even handle this right?

I don't know ...

[Filter: Karlesta]

Um ...

There's a rumour here in Razen. Some of the other young ladies have been saying at parties lately that they think the Prophet will be coming to Razen soon. Everyone thinks that it's time, and all week it's been seeming that someone's heard from someone who's heard from someone else that she's left where she is now and is on her way here right this moment ...

... I don't suppose you've heard anything about that?
 
 
Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
 
 
Relette
15 March 2011 @ 09:14 pm
Ugh, Bea's brat has been awful, lately.

I try to play nice with the damn thing, but the last few weeks, he needs attention all the time. Doesn't he know that she has more important things to do than take care of him? She has this entire city to look after, and nurses can do the job just fine.

She never wants to talk about him. I still don't know if she loves him, or hates him. I don't even know why it's a hard decision. He was forced on her, after all. And she always talked about how she never wanted to be a mother, just ride her pegasus and be free.

Motherhood brainwashes us all. I'm so lucky you never managed to rape one into me, Damien, aren't I?
 
 
Mood: annoyedannoyed
 
 
Hazel of Aeda
15 March 2011 @ 09:18 pm
I have chosen another book for Matthias and I to read together. It is "Gulliver's Travels". I thought he would enjoy something that was more ... recent. And humourous, even if the humour is very pointed and more apparent if he had read the kind of adventure novels that have been published in the last few years. But I think he will enjoy it more than the last book. I hope.
 
 
Elden
15 March 2011 @ 09:18 pm
[Filter: Pearl]

Tsk, tsk, now Lady Pearl, you have been glaring at me something fierce these last few days. Have I done something to offend you? I can hardly read your mind, you know~
 
 
Mood: amusedamused
 
 
 
Philip
15 March 2011 @ 09:20 pm
You know, it does occur to me that I haven't seen Agi at court for a while now. I'm worried about the poor man, to be entirely honest. And I haven't any idea why!

I suppose the only explanation must be his lingering heartbreak from the Princess courting Prince Ian and putting his advances aside. I suppose any man would be similarly upset over such things, though I hope I don't offend anyone, most of all our Princess, by saying so. Simply to court such a lovely, kind woman and then be put aside? It must be terrible! I do wish he'd come to court again soon so I could express my sympathies.
 
 
Mood: workingworking
 
 
Josiah
15 March 2011 @ 09:25 pm
[Filter: Private]

Dragons Light and Dark, I really don't even know what to do about this. Congratulations, I suppose, Amelie, you've finally managed to make a mess that your brother can't manage to fix ...

[Filter: Sky]

Brilliant, isn't it? Write two words, and suddenly it's just the two of us. Easier to get privacy in a journal than anywhere else, now. We should have been able to do this so much sooner.

Anyway, I specifically just wanted to vocalize that my family is full of crazy people. Crazy person, mostly. Crazy girl.
 
 
Mood: frustrated:|
 
 
Rolen
15 March 2011 @ 09:31 pm
[Atsirian]

oh, lovely.

I suppose it was too much to ask that my bedroom be the same colour when I got back from the market, wasn't it? that will show me for not locking the door. the smell of fresh paint is going to be nice when I try to sleep ...

sigh, what's next to be painted over, Justine?
 
 
Mood: apatheticbemused
 
 
Col
15 March 2011 @ 09:41 pm
[Filter: Lenore]

Saw you talking to your sister about me again. I appreciate it, girl, you know that. But it's just I don't think she's ever gonna listen. You know how she is. She ain't got the time for it. She ain't never gonna listen to a positive thing about me. Don't matter if I say it, you say it, if somebody she don't even know says it. She ain't gonna listen.
 
 
Amaeyra of Lireth
15 March 2011 @ 09:47 pm
Ah, I had thought, perhaps, that now would be the time to plan for a spring ball. It would be a lovely way to commemorate the new season, and take advantage of the warmer weather. Of course, it will be better for having you there, Hasten, and Lady Gloria as well, if she is able to come within the spring. Why, a ball would be the perfect way to welcome you home, Hasten, will it not? You will be able to see how well Mae holds herself, and Cathleen has come along so well in her dancing. There will be so much to look forward to.
 
 
 
Tarmon of Emeron
15 March 2011 @ 09:56 pm
Hmph. Well, Father assured me he is keeping the roads in mind for when the snow does melt and turn into blasted mud, but he told me that he had more important matters to attend to just now and asked if I wouldn't please let him be. Being the dutiful son, of course, I did so, but that doesn't chance that I don't believe he's placing enough priority upon the streets of the city. I ruined a pair of my finest boots last year treading back and forth through the puddles, and I certainly hope the same will not be true this year.

He always seems to forget that I do know what I'm talking about with all of this. But once he's done with whatever trifling matter has caught his ear for the moment, I'll be here to remind him of other things.
 
 
Calaith
15 March 2011 @ 09:57 pm
[Filter: Jack]

I told you that song wouldn't be right... even if I redid a few of the verses or something. I'm beginning to think I should just back off... I've already been playing songs she likes and trying to talk to her more. Maybe she's just not interested...

Are you really sure about this?
 
 
Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
 
 
Keane of House Sylea
15 March 2011 @ 10:26 pm
[Filter: Private]

The worst thing is, the bastard is fucking right.

I need an heir. I need a line. I need something to tie me to this seat so they can't ever kick me out. So they won't even think of looking for a reason to.

But where the fuck am I going to find this? Who's going to want to ally with Sylea after Keran made us into the laughing stock of the whole country? I don't think there's a single house in the entire fucking country that would willingly send their heirs to this shithole.

Dragons fuck. I'd almost be better off knocking up some girl who flutters her eyelashes at me and forgetting about all of it. I'm a bastard, what the fuck does it matter if my son is?

I need to get rid of Mal, too. For good. I can't have people like Damien threatening to put him back on the seat.

I have to get rid of him.

Fuck.
 
 
Mood: indescribableindescribable
 
 
Rhiannon
15 March 2011 @ 10:31 pm
[Filter: Private]

I wish I could write more freely ... there are so many watchful eyes, here. As much as I know this is Korin ... the amount of distrust is ... well, it's unbelievable.

[Filter: Keller]

Hi Keller ... I guess I just wanted to see some familiar writing.

Or some friendly conversation.
 
 
Mood: workingworking
 
 
Lawrence
15 March 2011 @ 10:34 pm
[Filter: Private]

The moons ... it is difficult to think of them as simply moons now, or even dead suns. There is something almost malevolent about them. Almost every time they are mentioned, they seem to be an omen. A warning of things to come. Ness called me Eban. I have not even come close to an answer why.

It's a shame. I did not love them as Celeste did, but now when I look at them, I cannot help but feel pricks running up my spine.
 
 
 
Alastair
15 March 2011 @ 10:45 pm
[Filter: Private]

How wonderful it is to have Cameryn and Hilary come to visit. Father will be so pleased to see them. He may not recognise them, but he does like visitors. It is almost as if he remembers to make a good impression. How important it was to him, to be seen as noble blooded as the Council of Eleven, with a good head for business, as someone a Guardian of the Altar could take into confidence. Such a shame that he is none of that now.

[Filter: Public]

Now, this may be simply be my imagination, but Father seems to feel more at ease when he is in his study. It is as if he is taking comfort in the familiar. Haven't you noticed it too, my darling Eudora? Perhaps you should take measures to make his own chambers more inviting. Anything to make him more comfortable~
 
 
Mark
15 March 2011 @ 10:56 pm
[Filter: Kim]

Kim? What's going on?! I asked Ella and she told me to talk to you and I can hear you in there but I didn't want to -- are you packing? What's going on!? I don't understand.
 
 
Mood: distresseddistressed
 
 
Ian (Agi)
15 March 2011 @ 11:02 pm
[Filter: Private]

And of course it's Philip who asks. Why does he have to stick his nose into everything? Can't he find something better to do besides chase after Seraphine and annoy me every hour of every day?

I should really go see Eamon. It's true that he hasn't been to court in a while ... maybe he just needs to talk it out some more. And even if that doesn't work, well ... it can't hurt. I should think of something to take him. Some little gift, or something ... There has to be something to cheer him up.
 
 
Mood: annoyedannoyed
 
 
Thomas
15 March 2011 @ 11:09 pm
[Filter: Private]

I've done all I can for Caroline.

Whatever she chooses do about about that man ... it's in her hands, now. If she never speaks to him again, it won't be a decision made too quickly in a fit of emotion. And if she does ...

Well, we'll ... ford that river when we reach it.

For now, I have my own rivers to ford. It's been too long, and that man could be spreading rumours all across the South, because of my stupid mistake. I need to ... fix my own mess. Before it grows any larger. Tessa needs to conceive for either of us to put ... everything that happened behind us, and for that to happen ...

[Filter: Therese]

Darling, I think ...

I do think that we should talk. Because we've spent a very long time avoiding doing just that, and it has hardly helped.
 
 
Mood: blahblah
 
 
Maeve [[Blanche]]
15 March 2011 @ 11:09 pm
All right, Irving, I hope you're going to be coming back soon. It's been a few hours, now, and I can't help it if I'm starting to get worried! I'm sure I'm not the only one, either. If you don't write back soon, I'm going to come out there after you and hope I don't find you and Loki frozen or worse~
 
 
Mood: crankycranky
 
 
 
Skyler
15 March 2011 @ 11:14 pm
Believe it or not, Lydia, I already have the answer to your little cape dilemma. Marigold was all too willing to tell me everything about it once the proper compliments and hints were dropped accordingly, and now I know exactly what it's made of and where to get it.

Not only is the plumage indeed from some Megami bird, there's apparently a fair variety of colors. Some Atsirian merchant appears to have brought stock up to a small shop just off the corner of Rosebriar Way, and he's only recently arrived and put them on display, so they haven't become very popular just yet. Of course, with a bit of assistance from your brother, I'm sure that we can make sure you're on the very cutting edge of this trend. And since she indicated to me that there are many colors, I'm sure we can also find something suitable for Amelie!

I almost wish I could wear one, they're of such fine make. The terrible prices of being a man, I suppose. I'll just have to cope.
 
 
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
Darin
15 March 2011 @ 11:24 pm
[Filter: Casey]

Hm.

I tell you, Casey girl, that employee of ours is just acting stranger and stranger.
 
 
Mood: worriedworried
 
 
Damien of Noye
15 March 2011 @ 11:44 pm
As of this afternoon, the last of Gene's living crew were taken away to be tried for piracy. I provided ample evidence for these claims, including written statements by the victims, and my own witness of their crimes in the north. There is an unfortunate snag in that I have to prove myself not to be a pirate. Apparently, this is not the first time a pirate has tried to come into port as a Korin noble looking for justice.

If I hadn't hated piracy before, I do now.
 
 
James-Chauncy
15 March 2011 @ 11:54 pm
[Filter: Dairanne]

We should go out again some time. It was fun going to dinner somewhere that didn't have my family there too. I'd love to do it again. Maybe we can even find our own restaurant that we can recommend everyone else goes to!
 
 
Mood: determineddetermined