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Justine of Ysak
12 September 2011 @ 12:14 am
[Filter: Private]

This all reminds me of ... something. Don't want to think about it. Can't stop thinking about it. It makes me itch and hurt and ...

Don't pay attention to me. Or do pay attention. Yes. Just as long as you don't want me to do something for you or for the Queen or for Atsiria itself. I've done enough today, it's time to play.

That rhymes.
Rhoswen of House Karnach
12 September 2011 @ 01:01 am

Uggggh ...

It seems as if someone has a brand new grisly detail about that robbery in the city every day, doesn't it? Everytime I turn around, there's a new lovely little bit of trivia being graciously handed to me.

I understand that people have a fascination with the macabre, especially when it happens to someone upper class and important, but is it so bad that I don't want to hear about it? It makes me feel bad. It makes me start jumping at little sounds. It spoils my appetite, which is impressive.

I made Erael make sure all the doors to our balconies were closed and bolted last night. He thought I was being a baby, and you know what, I probably am! No burglar is ever going to burst into a House estate, that's just asking for a world of trouble. But I just can't sleep with the balconies open like usual, and even once he checked twice -- and he was grumbling up a storm when he climbed back into bed the second time! -- I was still having a hard time closing my eyes and getting down.

... I hope most of it is exaggerated. I know ugly things happen when someone dies, but I just ... don't like to think of things like that actually happening.

Mood: scaredscared
12 September 2011 @ 01:09 am
[this writing is very wide and loose, as if written by a sore or non-dominant hand]

Happy birthday.
Mood: blankblank
12 September 2011 @ 01:48 am
[Filter: Fayre]


Hm, you know, I'd very foolishly had the thought when we had the brilliant idea to look into the sale of black paint, we'd be onto a neat little trail trail in no time at all, excitingly pursuing it all through the city, like in a thrilling crime novel~

How delightfully naive of me, mn~? I really should know better, after all this time. But, well.

It's remarkably difficult to even know how to approach this. The exact circumstances are quite new to me.
Mood: cheerfulw/e
12 September 2011 @ 01:58 am
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

Oh, Westa, just what are you doing?

It's honestly just ... fascinating to watch. Oh, it's not as if I blame you. There is something darkly charming about him, isn't there? He tugs and tugs, and you can't help but want to see just how far you can let yourself get pulled before you've overstepped something, hm? That pulling, tempting, dancing on the edge of a disaster -- I never would have guessed that was what you found appealing, but, really, it's ... nice that you do. We have more in common than I ever would have imagined.

So, yes, I see the appeal. Certainly more compelling company than Connor.

Still, your albeit brilliant plan hinges on Edalene thinking she's taking something away from you, sister, and if you and Sir Altair's little games get any more obvious, it'll be him she's offering the seat to.

Ah, but I suppose it falls to your subservient, obedient brother to shield her from all of that, and only see what we want her to. I'm getting rather good at it, actually. It's a skill I really should be polishing, I suppose. I'll make good use of it when I'm King. So perhaps this is all for my benefit.

Generous of you, then.

[Filter: Westa, in Atsirian]


Ah, at least it's not Audreyna, hm?
Mood: amusedamused
12 September 2011 @ 02:01 am
Dragons, Kray!

You need to see a healer before you give any report! No, that's not up for debate, either! I don't care if you fly Senna right into the war room, I'm not talking about anything until you get yourself seen to!

You looked like ... Dragons. You look like you've been through hell. Literally.

Don't come back back here until you've damn well gotten seen to, okay? I swear, I'll -- I'll just stick my fingers in my ears and ignore you.

And please don't go see Mal, either. I -- don't want her to see her father like this.
Mood: worriedworried
12 September 2011 @ 04:28 am
[Filter: Colleen]

I wish Keran wouldn't talk about us like that. Like we're just toys, or pets.
Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
Aes of Cresyn
12 September 2011 @ 12:29 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

[light pen taps appear on the page very slowly, as if they were absently being drawn]

I just ... I wish this weren't so difficult. The past couple of days have especially been hard ...

I -- we always had week long birthdays because just one would never do ... not for him. I would have taken him out into town, had our servants bring in a feast, had a present for each day of the week ... and that's all ... it's gone now. Now that he was finally in Razen to stay, after so long of being apart, I just thought that maybe ... maybe it would be wonderful.

But he's gone ... he's gone now because people were just too stupid to realize what a wonderful person he is-- ... was.

Yet, here I am, putting on a happy face for the whole city to see ... Matthew, I'm so sorry. I should have done more. I wish with all my heart ...


I ... I have a tea to go to, soon, don't I? Who -- I can't remember who was supposed to come over. I hope it was Karlesta ... she's been pleasant to get to know. It's been nice being able to talk about my brother with her ... among other things.
Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
12 September 2011 @ 01:19 pm
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

I ah ... I know I don't normally do this ... and it actually feels quite strange to be writing to myself like this, but ... well ...

I'm just ... I'm excited, I suppose. It seems like it's been ages since he's come for a visit. I felt like the time would never come, to be honest. As much as I look forward to fathers return home, when Liam comes over for a visit, I ah ... I don't know ... my stomach gets ... fluttery, and my heart starts to pound ...

I didn't think I could get that way.

I really do hope he'll like his gift ... ah, it's really been a while since we started buying gifts for each other, hasn't it? I hadn't thought on how long I've known him already ... how long I've known everyone on here, really.
Mood: hopefulhopeful
12 September 2011 @ 01:44 pm
It's only been a week since we set off towards Hanalan. It's a good thing there's only one of me. The only problem was finding a boat that would take my horse on short notice. Should have known better than to try traveling with a merchant vessel so close to the Festival.

Whatever, show them enough coin and they'll welcome you aboard like the King of fucking Dentoria. Just had to find the one that took the least coin.
Mood: bitchybitchy
Kenneth of Glashen
12 September 2011 @ 02:00 pm
[Filter: Private]

That was too close. That was much too close. ...he's definitely on the small side, and they worry about his health, but...he lives. He breathes.

Take that, Gerald. You and your silly courtship will be nothing to Father now.

[Filter: Public]

I would like to announce that House Glashen has a new heir. My son Vincent was born five days ago...it was a bit early, but he seems to be in good health and is absolutely perfect. My lady wife is doing well, though she's naturally exhausted.

Sheila seems quite sad that the rest of our family couldn't be here to share in our joy, but we'll be seeing them once it's safe to travel and Marcia has fully recovered.
Mood: tiredtired
12 September 2011 @ 03:01 pm
[Filter: Private]

I ah ... I'm not sure how to go about ...

I don't wish to anger him ... to make it seem as if he doesn't already know what's going on ... I just ... I simply know that he's been quite occupied with his guests and hasn't had much time to ah ... to tend to city affairs, I ...

Oh ... I just ...

I know I mustn't keep putting it off ... it'll only make it more difficult, but ... ah --

[very long pause]

[Filter: Lord Hasten]

Ah ... my Lord.

I had wondered if I could have just a few moment of your time.
Mood: nervousnervous
12 September 2011 @ 03:41 pm
[Filter: Those is Rayla]

Ooh ... I know this sounds just horrible, but no one better mention anything about Lord Kray being back in front of Mal.

She's going to want to go see him just as soon as she hears that he's back ... and he needs to feel better before he gets to see her or she's only going to get upset. I just ... I don't think it's good for her to see her daddy looking ... well, just looking badly ...

Everyone understands, right? She just only stopped crying and throwing fits these past couple of weeks and we don't want to upset her even more ... because she just doesn't understand what's going on. I'm so sorry for this, really ...! It's just ... well, you know how she was ...
Mood: nervousnervous
12 September 2011 @ 03:51 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Aileen, if you could hand me that piece over there, I think I see where this needs to go now. Of if you could just put it -- yes, right there, perfect.

I can't imagine this should take much longer between the two of us. At least this is a nice change from the last few floors.
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
12 September 2011 @ 07:41 pm
It feels good to have my shopping done earlier than I thought it'd be! All I have left to buy is a present for Jeff's dad, and it's gotta be really nice. I want to thank him as best I can for supporting me and Jeff...I was so sure he'd think the idea was stupid but he really surprised me, and he's been so much help to us. I have a few ideas, the trouble is deciding which one to go with!
Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Dame Harriet
12 September 2011 @ 08:55 pm
[Filter: Private]

It's hardly the idea of calling the banners in that bothers me, and you all know it very well. It's the fact that once they get here, the next famous idea will be to send them all off riding into ambushes or distractions, where they aren't of any use at all.

This is a storm, brewing, and a bad one. This is the sort of storm you buckle down to weather. You don't go riding out into the middle of it and expect to make it back in one piece.

But what do I know? I'm just an old woman.

Off with the letters, then. Let's see what those oaths are worth to the rest of our allies, at the end of the day.
Mood: grumpygrumpy
Fartgus of Lireth
12 September 2011 @ 09:03 pm
Well, here's your fair warning, brother. The refugees were none too happy while I was out doing my own Festival business today. If they'd had weapons, I think they might have tried to kill me, but as it was, an armed guard put them off.

All the same, they are making quite a bit of noise out there. Probably wiser to stay in for the rest of the day, I would think.
Mood: indifferentindifferent
12 September 2011 @ 09:06 pm
She's going to be all right.

Even the captain's healer says so, and he was always the one shaking his head and going on and on about how hopeless it was, wasn't he? Even he said it, today, she's pulling through. The worst of it's all behind her. She might even wake up before we dock in at Kavan. She might not be ... all herself, not for awhile, but we can deal with that, can't we?

I can deal with that.

I told you all she'd be all right. Didn't I say so??

[Filter: Private]

The only question is, who is going to consider this bad news~?

I'd be very interested in knowing the answer to that~
Mood: optimisticoptimistic
12 September 2011 @ 10:02 pm
Oh, I'm so glad I got all of my shopping done early, because I'm so tired now! I think we have more pilgrims now than this time last year, and that's a lot ... It makes dinnertime really interesting, there's a lot of food, and most of them aren't very fussy at all. Not that it would be bad if they were ...!

I've got to see if the halls are clean. Having so many people walk through them really makes a mess ...
Mood: busybusy
12 September 2011 @ 10:06 pm
[Filter: House Franel and retainers, except Faith]

I have thought about this for a few days, but now I realise that I require some assistance. I am meant to give Faith a gift for the Festival. I understand that a drink would be the easiest and straightforward present, but I thought she would appreciate something more ... practical. And perhaps she would like something different.
Devine of Rhia
12 September 2011 @ 10:24 pm
[Filter: Private]

Rachelle's right. I just need to stop worrying and get this over with. I'll give her the jewelry and tell her everything. Between this and the Festival it can't go wrong. I can't lose her. Tonight has to be perfect. She's going to love this necklace and earrings. They're perfect. They'll always remind her of me, even if she doesn't. It'll work. Rachelle knows what she's talking about.

[Filter: Rachelle]

I can't thank you enough for all your help. Tonight's going to be great. It has to, right?


Shit, it's later than I thought. I'll tell you how it all went when I get home.

[Filter: Amalea]

Hey! Sorry, I'm running a little late. I'm leaving now.
Mood: nervousnervous
Rachelle of Rhia
12 September 2011 @ 11:30 pm
[Filter: Devine]

Dragons, Devine!

How long did you think you could keep this quiet? Forever? For hell's sake! All this time "Amy" has been -- has been her?! What is wrong with you!?

I don't even know if I want an answer! Dragons! What in the hell!! I can't even look at you right now!
Mood: shockedshocked