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Tarmon of Emeron
21 April 2011 @ 07:31 pm
[Filter: Private]

And they thought they could hide this from me! She thought she could hide it. Acting as though she has no role in what happened, when it is my inheritance they are giving away to her. It all ought to be mine. She may think herself Father's favorite, but that does not give her any right to strip me of the things I am due as the future lord. Those jewels are meant to be mine and my wife's, not hers. Never hers.

Even now, she is likely laughing at my expense. Oh, but here she thought she could hide it from me forever. She could not possibly be more wrong.

[Filter: Public]

It is absurd how certain people thought affairs of such magnitude that they demanded my attention could be hidden from me at all, much less forever. Did they think me too simple to notice what was happening under my nose? Too blind to notice or too preoccupied to care? I am the future Lord of this House and still I am treated like a child. A child.

I will not stand for it. I will not stand for this disrespect. I will not allow myself to be treated in such a demeaning fashion. It ends here. I am putting my foot down.
 
 
Mood: enragedenraged
 
 
Emma
21 April 2011 @ 09:19 pm
[the page is spotted with dirty fingerprints]

I had a really great day!

I finished work early, just after lunch, so I decided to go out in my garden until the light was gone! We finally had a nice, dry, warm day, and it's late enough in the year to start, so I thought -- why not? I have a bit of time, so I should get out there and get started right now!

I mostly just weeded and prepared the soil and took out and replanted all my annuals from last year. I have some seeds, but I thought I should let the soil sit for a few days and be sure we're not going to get any more frost before I plant them. We probably won't, but I've heard talk of freezing rain in the northwest, and that's a little late for it, so I decided to be careful ♥

I just feel so good after I work in my garden! I can be productive without it being work!

My gardening gloves are a mess though, heehee. I'd forgotten about that and haven't replaced them, yet. I'll have to go to the market on Saturday after services and see if I can find a good pair! I wish I could just make my own, but I've never had much luck working with leather ...
 
 
Mood: refreshedrefreshed
 
 
Lord Craig of Rhia
21 April 2011 @ 09:26 pm
[Filter: Private]

Feh.

All this worrying makes it hard to celebrate. I can't say I like it, much. It was my ninety-fourth birthday, and I barely could focus on it. When was the last time that's happened? ... since Fenea first got sick, and the year after that, I think.

I'm not good at this. Always did better for myself when I cut that whole thing out of my life.

Wish whoever is targetting Devine would just make a move, already. It could be one thing off my plate. And the other problem ...

Well, I wish that one will never resolve itself. There's only one way Stephan's predicament will end, and I know it.

[Filter: Hayden]

... how's your father doing, boy?
 
 
Mood: blahblah
 
 
Terrance
21 April 2011 @ 09:52 pm
Dragons, is it ever nice to be out of the woods. I'd gotten used to being able to see in all directions, and all the warnings about brigands running heavily in there made me nervous as hell. I've slept with a hand on my axe handle all month.

Heh, though I'll admit, it was almost a little disappointing not getting attacked after all that.

I can see the mountains pretty clearly ... is that dark spot in them Eina? If it is, I'll reckon we can make it there before the end of Sunday, don't you all? And if not ... well, at least we're not in that forest for the Moon Festival, anymore. That could have been dodgy.

Don't figure anyone would dare attack us out on open ground like this.
 
 
Mood: relievedrelieved
 
 
Brett
21 April 2011 @ 10:03 pm
[Filter: Darin's Group]

-- look, I told you all, I'm busy with private business. It's personal. Well, actually, I only told the boss, but it's obvious enough that it's made the rounds, so I'm just going to address this to everybody.

I've seen the writing, I've seen the looks, and I've heard the murmurs. But listen -- I'm not doing anything to jeopardize the business. I know how to be professional, haven't I proven that? I'm not going to spoil your good names, or chase anybody away from our stand. And I'm not doing anything illegal that's going to get us turned out of Rechesa.

I -- I should be finished, soon. But this is personal, private, and very important, and I'm tired of all the funny looks and the gossip and the little prodding questions. Rechesa is my home city. I have personal affairs to handle while I'm here. I have a life outside of this business, you know. It's not like I'm asking about any of your personal lives.

I'd appreciate a little bit of grace while I'm ... occupied with this. That's all. Could I please have that?

[Filter: Private]

... now I just need to ...

Shake the rest of it off. All these weird little impressions of being followed. I think I'm just so angry about how ridiculous everyone is being, it's making me utterly paranoid.
 
 
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
 
Celeste of Franel
21 April 2011 @ 10:18 pm
[Filter: Lauren]

Ah, I ... I had a thought.
 
 
Mood: curiouscurious
 
 
Jack
21 April 2011 @ 10:30 pm
[Filter: Lydia]

Hey! Pretty sure that you read we were going through some woods there. Was all kinda publicly written. Anyway, they were more dangerous than anyone was going to say on the journals. Didn't really want to worry you too much if nothing happened.

So we're getting close to the big city we've been going to forever, and everyone's excited that we're out of those woods. We're all pretty sure we're going to be safe there. And hey, more time to write now that I'm not worried about getting ambushed or anything!
 
 
Devine of Rhia
21 April 2011 @ 11:33 pm
[Filter: Grandfather]

So I have some good news, I think! I've apparently been invited to the party next Wednesday. Do you think this might mean that whoever is doing this is going to try something again? What should I do?
 
 
Mood: nervousnervous
 
 
Acantha (sometimes Talli)
21 April 2011 @ 11:39 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

With how these sketches are coming, Miss Enerne's pane will compare to our work with the Goddess frames favourably... It doesn't feel right. I know we're only supposed to get better from here, but what we made was supposed to be... incomparable. If not a masterpiece then... I don't know. I don't have a peace about any of this. Not for the offer, and not for staying on this road...

Why couldn't everything be perfect after it was finished?

[Filter: Public, in Atsirian]

I've received so much praise for my hand in making the latest depiction of the Goddesses that I'm not sure I can take any more without it going to my head. Of course I'm proud to have done it. It's something beautiful, I knew that when I first saw its sketches. It's a gift to the Holy Three though, and not something I helped make for myself.
 
 
Erin
21 April 2011 @ 11:41 pm
[Filter: Norman]

Sometimes ... I catch myself wondering if we're both idiots.

We could be chasing nothing. The harmless centrepiece of a cult that would kill us for asking questions we have no reason or purpose to be asking. What evidence do we have, save some old writings transcribed by someone who had every reason to hate us when she did?

Or, worse, we could be chasing exactly what the writing said we are. An artifact with enough raw power to turn Eire into Dyfeint. Is it stupid to even think we could affect it? This cult has proven itself immensely resourceful. I can try to disable the device -- I certainly intend to. But an artifact that powerful ...

... every day, I ask myself "what are we doing" at least once.

I should go home, and report all I've learned to the Clerics, I suppose, but ... but they know something is going on, here. They sent Justin, and they didn't care when he died. Who's to say they would, now?

The closer I got to their position, the less I've been able to fathom their minds.
 
 
Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
 
 
 
Pandora
21 April 2011 @ 11:43 pm
Oh!!

Oh, there's a note for me, and it's --

It's from him!
 
 
Mood: ecstaticecstatic
 
 
Peter of Bresa
21 April 2011 @ 11:45 pm
Well, Debby, love, I've heard that you're actually doing very well. Josephine has told me that you've been trying your very best and that she thinks you deserve a reward for your hard work.

So, I've decided that if she says as much, I ought to listen to her. I'll give you some time tomorrow afternoon to spend with Ariel. Does that sound good? I'll expect you to get right back to lessons the day after tomorrow, but you deserve a bit of a break. Josephine tells me that you shouldn't overwork yourself, after all.
 
 
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
Lyonesse
21 April 2011 @ 11:55 pm
[Filter: Private]

Mn, it has been quite some time since I worked magic of this complexity and depth. There hasn't been as much opportunity as one might think, in this group.

I've missed it, I will admit.

Haa, Mother would laugh at me for that, I'm sure. She always felt I focused too much on my healing over my magic, when she said I had far more talent for the latter. I'm sure she wished I would stop considering myself a physician when I could be a powerful mage and use it to climb the ranks in Chiaco. We Megami always are so very impressed by magic, aren't we~? I suppose it was easy to think that I hated it, in the face of that, but ... I never did. Quite the opposite, in fact, mn.

It's been thrilling, working through the puzzle of how to do it all. And I'm looking quite forward to the challenge. Extending the illusion over three minds, and keeping it up so often? Why, it'll be one of my more impressive achievements -- and after such a dry period, too~

Yes, Mother, you'd be so very impressed.

I'll just have to try not to think about it.

I've been doing quite a bit of that, lately, mn. The Moon Festival, this Sunday. Last year's went quite smoothly, but I admit that when I let my thoughts stray there, it's weighed on me heavily. My husband and Celeste will be "going," and it's impossible not to worry about them ... it's all I can do not to mother. I know that will only make them terribly nervous.

[Filter: Gebann]

It seems that's Eina, after all. Are you feeling quite prepared for this, dear?

I don't just mean out little plan. It's been a very long time since you were home, and you know odds are very good we'll be seeing your family ...
 
 
Mood: worriedworried
 
 
Francisca of Emeron
21 April 2011 @ 11:58 pm
[Filter: Private]

I don't think I've ever hurt so much... Daddy says everything is going to be alright, and the healers say everything is going to be alright, but I still feel so sore and nothing they're giving me is making it feel better! I still don't know why, and I couldn't hear him when he was doing it, all I could think about was trying to run away, but I couldn't run away, and...

Why did this even happen? He's never done that, not to any of us...
 
 
Mood: soresore