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09 November 2011 @ 12:40 am
[Filter: Private]

So many jealous young ladies, here. I wonder if my sweet bride has noticed the looks she's been getting from some of them? Very few of them hide their feelings as well as you do, Eliza. Even the Eastern born don't have your unique proficiency at that particular skill. They sniff and sigh and glare at her from behind their fans.

All of them were interesting for a time -- but only for a time. I wish they could understand that. They just weren't especially interesting. That can hardly be held against me, can it -- or, for that matter, against Anita?

Well. In any case, I hope that none of them will do something unfortunate to my little love. It would be very ill-considered, I think, if they did. She's taking quite well to the court, and all the ladies who don't have a vested interest in me are quite fond of her.

[Filter: Public]

Do you love that song about me and the rest of the heroes of the realm so very much, Anita? You've been humming it all morning!
Mood: amusedamused
09 November 2011 @ 12:59 am
[Filter: Var]

Oh my ... well, would you look at that? With everything that's been going on around here, lately, I completely forgot to write to you to tell you that everyone is just fine. They've all come out of those dreadful dreams and are back with us, safe and sound ... though a bit shaken up from it all. You can imagine they would be, with the sort of experience they've been through.

Regardless of all that, though, they've been pulling through well enough~ and now we've just been working on the next puzzle. Mm ... it really all seems quite endless, at this point, to be honest. And if it is just as far down and the White Knife goes up, well then ...~ we've got quite a way to go, to be sure. Oh, but I'm rambling, now, aren't I, dear? ♥

How has everything been on your end, hm?
Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
09 November 2011 @ 01:02 am
[ink blots, messy writing, overall very rushed]

Dragons --

dragons dragons dragons what do I do

Shit! Fuck! Damn it ... where the hell did it go?

Mood: worriedfuck
09 November 2011 @ 01:22 am
[Filter: Private]

Shit. They're here ... even knowing that they were on their way. Knowing that they were being sent to come and "fetch" me, it still seems too soon. I have to go home. Home ... where the fuck is that, anymore? I haven't been home in who the hell knows how long?

How am I supposed to get through the days, when I get back? Who's to even say that I'll be able to get back home okay, with all the shit that's been going on throughout Korin?

This is all just so ... surreal. I can't even believe they're already here. They'll need some time to rest, and then ... then we'll be marching back to Kaitos ...


Man ... and with the shit Lara's been going through, lately ... I can't just leave her here. What am I going to do? I mean, yeah, she has Zach, but ... damn it all.

[Filter: Those in Rayla, Ree]

So ... yeah. I guess I'll be leaving for home in a matter of weeks, maybe days ... who knows how long they were ordered to rest before returning home, right?

Seems sort of crazy, having to go back home after so long. Rayla's sort of become a home to me, you know? It just doesn't seem real, heh. Like it's all just a bizarre dream ... I don't know.

Anyway, Lady Eve, it seems my father sent a message to you. He's sent some supplies over with his-- our soldiers, along with a few other things that you might want to take a look at. He has sent them over as a way of thanking you for keeping me here safe for so long and ... yeah. You'll see everything when you take a look at the letter.

I guess this is it, though, huh? Not much time left before I have to head back home ...
Mood: blahblah
Rhoswen of House Karnach
09 November 2011 @ 02:02 am
[Filter: House Karnach, in Atsirian]

... so!

So, um, is there anything exciting happening tonight~? Or how about tomorrow night? I'd love to do something exciting! Any balls? Parties? Gatherings? Anything!

I'd even settle for just sitting around in the parlour playing Western Checkers with the family, so long as you don't mind Keslene in your hair. Or proper checkers. That would be even better! We could all play that, together!

Just asking~!

[Filter: Ethne, in Atsirian]

... big sister, I ...

I really ... I really ought to tell you how sorry I am. Shouldn't I?
Mood: embarrassedembarrassed
09 November 2011 @ 02:20 am
[Filter: Private]


I suppose my biggest mistake was assuming they had any need if a diplomat! How silly of me! No, this is the North, where the only diplomacy comes at the end of a lance. There won't be any need to negotiate treaties or make allies with neighbouring Houses, no! They'll either wipe the entire tundra clean of Koriners, or beat themselves bloody trying.

... it was stupid of me to ask. A lapse in judgement. I saw that I'd be safer there, but all they can see are the dangers.

Now, I almost wish I had gone back home. At least I have my own sort of sway, there. But now it would ask questions, wouldn't it?

Foolish girl. You need to play better. There are eyes on you, and soon to be more.

[Filter: Isanae]

... I'm sorry that you saw that. I really would have preferred to have endured the humiliation in solitude, but, well. If there were anyone who were going to see it, I suppose you were the best.

Your brother condescends very well.
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
09 November 2011 @ 02:51 am
[Filter: Private]

I still don't know what to do.

But I do trust what she says. And if she says I don't need to decide all of this right now, and understands -- and somehow, I do think that she understands -- why it's not so simple as that, then I'll believe her.

I've been doing this since I was sixteen, after all. The thought of anything else ...

I don't know what I'd do.


[Filter: Franelcrew]

Hm, I don't suppose there's been any luck on the current puzzle~? Which is -- what, exactly? I'm afraid I've really been quite out of the loop, the last week, now haven't I~?

You'll all have to forgive me if I'm not exactly eager to go down there and see it for myself.

[Filter: Fayre]

... well.

You're going to have to bear with me as I decide what exactly I'm doing here. And if I seem ... erratic, then I do apologize for that. I still don't have any idea what is happening with me, and so I'm just ... feeling it out as I go.


We should really get back to our studies of the unique properties of paint, shouldn't we~?
Mood: okaywhatever i guess
09 November 2011 @ 03:14 am
[Filter: Dillon]

Your friend is sending my sodding husband off to the front lines just to make a point. Do you have any idea how much I hate him? Fartgus isn't like you or Glenn or Kiefer. He's going to get killed out there. And Hasten is only bloody doing it because he's angry at him for not -- for not being this perfect smiling sycophant like he wants him to be.

Why do you like him so much? He's an arrogant, self-righteous, rigid, bloody insufferable bastard!

[Filter: Glenn]

Martha just bloody well marched up and gave me a sodding speech, as if I didn't have enough to deal with. I don't know what she wants me to do about this, so I'm just going to bring it to you.
Mood: angryangry
09 November 2011 @ 08:24 pm
[Filter: Darin's Caravan]

Thanks for a great birthday everyone, even if it wasn't much with us being out in the middle of nowhere. I couldn't ask for better friends. I can't believe I'm 30. Where'd all the time go? Next thing you know I'm going to start getting grey hairs.
Mood: old
09 November 2011 @ 08:27 pm
Anton~!!!! You need to help me! I can't make dinner cuz Joshua keeps whining and complaining and he won't stop itching and I tell him not to itch but he doesn't listen and as soon as I leave him so I can work on dinner he starts scratching again and you need to help me and stop hiding!
Mood: annoyedannoyed
09 November 2011 @ 08:31 pm
All this fighting is completely and utterly ridiculous! I don't see why I should have to pick sides. Ebony and Amelie are both wonderful and I simply refuse to pick between them. There's nothing wrong with liking both and no one's going to tell me otherwise~
Mood: crankycranky
09 November 2011 @ 08:42 pm
Finally, some good news! One of the girls at the tavern I've been spendin time out after work quit. They knew I've been lookin for more money so they offered me the job! It ain't much, and it's only a couple hours at night after I get done at the docks, but maybe I'll finally be able to get outta debt to that asshole.

I wish I could work there all the time. It's so much nicer than bein out in the weather all the time. Especially with it startin to get colder. I could work here all day and it wouldn't get me as tired as even an hour workin for Benton.
Mood: excitedexcited
09 November 2011 @ 09:27 pm
Um, so, I've been trying to teach Angus how to find things I'm hiding, you know, things that belong to me, and ... I don't think it's going very well. I let him sniff my prayer book, hide it, and tell him to go look for it, but he just looks up at me and wags his tail ... I don't think I'm doing this right ...! I guess I have to make what I want him to do more obvious? I hope everyone else is having better luck than I am ...
Mood: worriedworried
09 November 2011 @ 09:36 pm
[Filter: Derek]

Darling, I hope you are well. I thought I should inform you that the children and I will be leaving by the end of the week, and Mother, Martha and Nerida will be accompanying us. Perhaps we will be fortunate enough to meet on the road, but of course our company will be making their way out of the North as quickly as we can.

If I can be so blunt, my dear, I will be glad to be home, after all that has transpired in the past few months. I will worry for my brothers, of course, but they are experienced in the field, and probably the most so after Lord Hasten himself. All I can do is pray that this ends quickly.
Mood: busybusy
Maire of Lysel
09 November 2011 @ 10:40 pm
[Filter: Private]

What am I even doing?

Things have been good lately, really good. I still don't see him much but at least I know when he'll be home more. And he's been really nice and ... I'm just sure that Elizabeth told him. He's her brother and I'm just his wife in the end. I shouldn't have tried to get her stuck in the middle. It's obvious who she'd choose or at least it is now.

I wish I could just pretend that everything was okay and relax and wait for the new baby. But I can't. I have to know or it's going to drive me crazy.

[Filter: Destin]

Are you sure you're not going to be able to make it home for dinner tonight?
Angeline of Mera
09 November 2011 @ 11:20 pm
[Filter: Private]

No, no ... not again. Not again, Angie. I can't let myself run away from it anymore. I promised.

[Filter: Former Mera]

I should have said more earlier but I think we've all been busy. Keir's basically ready to move against Sylea any day now. It's all anyone can think of here and everyone is so positive and excited about the idea of finally destroying them. Revenge is all they thirst for these days.

It makes me wonder ...