deepforest: (Trapped)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

I know them I trust them I know them I trust them I know them I trust them I know them I trust them I know them I trust them I


I would know if one of them


Ones who know and are powerless to do anything about it, no war on the other side of the world, a Jayne who doesn't need to remind herself she trusts these people.



[Filter: Baethan, in Kilian]

I'm going for a short walk. I'll be back before dark.
deepforest: (Pensive)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

...Liam. Justin, Erin. Dragons, ten years ago, in Korin, they found me foolishly standing up against some creeps and appointed Liam as my bodyguard. Erin...knew we might not get along, but she was so worried for my safety.

Dragons, I miss her. If she were still here, I could have talked to her about the situation with Eith and maybe...she didn't know Karyl the way we do, but she could have talked me out of being such a fool and lashing out at my best friend!

...No. No, even Erin couldn't have stopped what happened. Karyl, he'd had this all planned out. We can't turn back time, we just have to find him and make sure this time he stays dead.

Now isn't the time to think about the past. Karyl, and then...the manor. The future of our line depends on Lahbri and I.
deepforest: (Default)
[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]




Can we talk?
deepforest: (Pleasant)
[Filter: Eith, in Kilian]

You're not terribly busy, are you? I'd like it if you could join me in the dining room!
deepforest: (Blush)
[Filter: Lahbri, in Kilian]

Roses. He asked where to find roses...sister, I can't help but think they're for me! No, they are, aren't they? Unless it's wishful thinking on my part...
deepforest: (Pensive)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

...forgive me, Marias. I've never liked to assume the worst of you, I know you mean well, but...


[Filter: Aiden and Marias, in Kilian]

Marias. May we talk, for a moment? The three of us? It's rather important.
deepforest: (Pensive)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

I'm just imagining things, right? He's only teasing, it's just how some people are. He can't possibly...

I never had to wonder with Marias, all of it was from my side, and back in Hanalan with Aaron, he was very up front with his feelings. But Eith...


[Filter: Lahbri, in Kilian]

Do you have a moment?
deepforest: (Pensive)
[Kilian]

Oh. Well, this is...perhaps expected, but it's been so quiet here, I didn't think we'd be having many visitors for at least a while, with everyone recovering. But...well, a man named Eith arrived at the door asking about the artifact. He claims he's an expert, he came all the way to Baethan in this snow and he's so exhausted...I suppose he'll be spending the night. As temporary Lady of Baethan, I can't very well turn him away.
deepforest: (Pensive)
[Kilian]

Oh...it's a letter from Aibrean. She wants to know if we've made any progress discovering the cause of Baethan's distress. Ah, I feel rather foolish, I'd nearly forgotten about her.
deepforest: (Tears)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

Just the mention of her...she's been gone for almost a year, now. Close to it, anyway.

I miss you, Erin. You were like a second mother to me, one of the first people who kept reaching out to me even when I was shoving everybody away. I still miss you, especially now.



[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

...Lahbri's going with Lord Kail and the others. I'm to stay here and take care of the manor and Oscar.

There's something I'd like to suggest. It's just a thought, of course! Just an idea we had.
deepforest: (Horrors!)
Did anyone else just hear that?! So loud...I think my heart may have stopped for a moment!
deepforest: (Windswept)
[Filter: Ciphercrew]

--ah! Here it is, it's in one of her research tomes. This should tell us everything we need to know.
deepforest: (Paranoia)
[Kilian]

It's getting worse. It's not even comforting anymore, it's...uncomfortably warm. Suffocating, every few moments I feel like I can barely breathe, my head feels so heavy...does anyone else feel this? And the town, it's nothing like I remember...it's too quiet, too empty. Please tell me this doesn't mean

I...I apologize for my sudden weakness. Maybe I need to sit down for a moment...
deepforest: (Horrors!)
[Kilian]

[the writing is rushed and a bit sloppy, unusually so for Jayne]

...they want me to come home. My family, they...something's wrong, something's gone horribly wrong in our village. They want me home.
deepforest: (Tears)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

This can't be true. An entire country sinking into the sea, dragons in the skies. It can't be, it just can't...!

But...why would anyone lie about something like this. No one would.

That means...




I looked up to her. Admired her. If it weren't for her and Justin, and...well, even Liam I may not have made it out of Korin. She was a friend, almost another mother to me.

Erin...
deepforest: (Paranoia)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

...how do I know, though?

If Grandfather could keep a whole other life hidden from us, what's stopping Mother and Father from merely pretending we were a normal family? Kilians are quite good at hiding their secrets, after all, even from their own children. What if Oscar's lack of talent, his childish behaviors lasting so long...what if it's a growth defect from faulty breeding? Or Millerna's obsession with the dark? What if I'm an experiment?

What if those journals of Grandfather's were only the beginning? This could go back so many generations, even before him.

I loved that book shop. It was magical, enthralling, I could have stayed there for days. But then those stories...suddenly I was terrified. If my family were really so normal I wouldn't have reason to react as I did...they're scary, yes, but...they're only stories, right? Amalea and Marias believe so.

But Amalea's not a native Kilian, and Marias...hasn't been here in so long.

Who is right? Is any of this real?

I don't know what to think.

I need something to distract me.


[Filter: Amalea, in Kilian]

Would you like to go shopping? If you're not too busy, that is.
deepforest: (Default)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

She's still not learning. I gave her my runes and she's still...maybe she's simply unteach she can't be, not with so much potential! No, I'm still right. I...I just need to keep working with her. She will learn. This is the only way she will learn.

...Oscar did well learning from me, didn't he? Even with all his mistakes, I did a good job with him.

My little brother. He's a man now but he's still my baby brother. I was the one who always looked after him while everyone was busy. I read to him, I protected him from bullies, I fixed his skinned knees.

He's a man now. But...

[Filter: Public, in Trade]

Isn't it strange, how you never stop thinking of your younger siblings as children? Even when they've grown up?
deepforest: (Default)
...oh. A letter from home. I wasn't expecting one so soon...I'm glad to get it, of course, I'd be worried if I didn't hear from them at all. But seeing Mother's writing makes me a bit homesick. Or...at least, makes me wonder if I should be. I'm enjoying my time here, but it's been so long since I've seen my family. And Mother's writing seemed a bit

I wonder how long it will be until Oscar demands the family take their own trip here to see me, ahahaha.
deepforest: (Default)
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

...I adore her, I really do. She's a wonderful person, so easy to talk to and so helpful. But...her methods are still all wrong. There's no way around it, even if she and I are friends. I just can't let it go.

At least Aiden agrees with me, or doesn't think I'm being ridiculous.
deepforest: (Hmph)
[Filter: Aiden, in Kilian]

You don't take those runes seriously, do you? They're just...all wrong! Arwen needs to learn magic from proper, traditional runes. The way we did. Please, tell me you agree with me at least a little...tell me you've noticed these so-called runes are barely helping her anyway!
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