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01 June 2011 @ 12:52 am
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

I hadn't actually considered the fact that Ethne's entire family is going to be here very soon. I have, of course, been introduced to a number of them at one time or another. However, I have never been introduced to them as a suitor looking to join their family. This is certainly going to be an experience. Especially as I try to stay to my principles with this bill while trying not to lose too much face in the process. After all, I was sent here with specific interests in mind, even if it's been removed from my portfolio.

I do believe it's time to put on my confident face, in politics and romance, grit my teeth, and try to come out the other side.
01 June 2011 @ 01:19 am
[Filter: Private]

Pretty clear it's not going to be Kail. I'm kinda out as far as my rope's going to go, need to find something else to do with my time. It's not like there's a whole lot, but what else am I going to do? Cards isn't satisfying enough. There was always that hunt going on in the background, finding a woman.

Maybe I've just been hunting the wrong thing.

See, I kinda joked around that I'd come up here, and go back as someone who wouldn't need to hide in the city when I'm back in Floran. Josiah's going to kill me, sure as shit, if I don't have some kind of plan. A way not to get killed that doesn't involve anything that could get in the way.

[Filter: Gebann]

Couldn't help but notice you look kinda like someone I met around here. Pretty funny, huh? Guess we all have doubles somewhere in the world. That's what they told me.
Francisca of Emeron
01 June 2011 @ 01:43 am
[Filter: Private]

I miss her.

Should I write to her? What if she doesn't write back, and I get worried that ... Has anybody written to her? She would have written in public. She would've seen ... There were so many entries. She had to see at least one of them if she could still write.

I know daddy is going to fix this. When they catch Leon, he's going to face justice for this... I know he will.

I don't even know what to do anymore. I don't want to go play with Cavvi, I can hardly think during my embroidery... There are so many foreigners in the city that I don't really want to leave the castle in case... I don't know. Benedette would make this all better if she were here...
01 June 2011 @ 02:15 am
[Filter: Private]

I'm not entirely sure how to explain this one. It's almost like the first time I realised that the history books were not the whole of the story, and seeing something from the past through an entirely different lens. I have magic. Dragons that is strange to say. I'm not supposed to. Isn't that a trip of the guilty sort. As far as I know, I don't have a drop of noble blood in me. I don't have a drop of upper class blood. My family only stopped being farmers two generations ago.

The possibility that I am illegitimate had never occurred to me in my life. I do take after my mother, and where I don't I am my own man. Or perhaps my father or mother are illegitimate? Northern pride, even if I was in a position to ask them, they would never answer. Well, isn't that something. Spending so much of your life proving to yourself that you don't need noble blood to get ahead, and have a great education.

For some reason, the fact that I have magic is keeping this from feeling like a bad experience. It was only my entire view on my childhood. It's not like that was important anyway, I skipped a great deal of it in favour of partly staying a child as an adult.

Still, this is something I should bring up with fairly soon. Not tonight, of course. Tonight is for puzzles.

[Filter: Jace]

You enjoy puzzles, don't you?

[Filter: Jonathan and Aileen, in Kilian]

How familiar are the both of you on the experiences Celeste and I had on the night of the Moon Festival? I have a few questions that might require some familiarity. Don't want to cover old ground, but I don't want to confuse either.
Lissandra of Veirnan
01 June 2011 @ 10:30 am
[Filter: Private]

What could it be?

It is impossible for Father to be angry at Stephanie. More still to be angry and show little sign of it. She is making excuses, that much is clear. But why? Something that happened in Aelvir? That is unlikely. Perhaps I could ask Edeyn about it, but she will want to know why. She might even suspect that something is wrong with Stephanie, but she will be too busy to counsel her. No, it will have to be me. And Linnell.

[Filter: Linnell]

Well, have you spoken to Stephanie yet?
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
01 June 2011 @ 11:21 am
[Filter: Private]

The thing about rumours is that they're a bloody bitch to pin down once they start. And when they've spread like this walking dead business, you've got no hope. We can't be this bloody bored that some campfire tale is the talk of the town.

Could see that anyone in the guard who talks about it gets docked their pay. We can see how much it spreads then.
Mood: grumpygrumpy
01 June 2011 @ 12:16 pm
[Filter: Private]

I'm worried.

I suppose that is not unusual, these days. There is always something to worry about, something to concern me. And now ... it seems we will be wading into Koriner politics. It seems the only way to remain here. We were fortunate to not be killed on the spot. Lauren thought quickly, and now she plays at being the noblewoman she is supposed to be. I should be grateful that she is up to the task, yet ... I wish she need not have brought her and her family into this. I have learned enough about Koriner politics to know that treaties, promises and deals between Houses always end in war. It is what makes me cautious.

And I remember the bodies strewn on a battlefield, half-buried in snow stained red and black with blood. There were thousands of them. I remember seeing them before Celeste's feet. I remember the look on her face. I remember ... regret. It could have been the past, the future, a possiblity, but I would be lying if I said I do not feel even a bit of fear.