The Keep - Healing Room (3)   Posted by Threadmaster.Group: 0
Threadmaster
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 23:08
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Room in the Main Building where Difyr and Aalyssa treat their female patients. Male patients are usually treated in the <a href="http://rpol.net/display.cgi?gi=63517&ti=53&date=1478732743">room next door</a>.

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Difyr Bateman
 Player, 592 posts
Wed 9 Nov 2016
at 23:20
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Pinja Esposito:
Pinja woke up, he had not eaten yet but she was already feeling sick to her stomach. She calculated in her mind how many more months of this she would have to go through when her eyes fell on the sapphire Lek had given her. Pinja winced. She wished Lek had not given her that and hoped he could get it back without being too badly hurt.


Time's up! Difyr poured a cup of tea to calm Pinja's stomach and brought it over to her. She helped her to sit up. She thought Pinja was looking a little better, less like someone waiting to die.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 594 posts
Sat 12 Nov 2016
at 03:11
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Aislyn:
Aislyn was skeptical but stepped back inside. She walked over to the shared wall and pounded on it.


Difyr nearly dropped what she was doing. She hurried to the room next door.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 256 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 01:33
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja sipped on her tea. She knew she would have to eat soon, and dreaded it.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 606 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 02:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Someone should be up with food soon." Difyr said, then began to check on her patients.
Ila
 Player, 255 posts
Mon 20 Mar 2017
at 03:48
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Ila rubbed the brand on her arm. She was not looking forward to a day where everyone knew she used to work at the Crimson Dove.
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 8 posts
Thu 13 Apr 2017
at 17:58
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Shawn knocked on the door as he eased it open a crack. He didn't want to frighten Pinja. "Difyr?" he called out softly.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 607 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 03:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr nearly shoved Shawn backwards as she hurried out of the room and closed the door after herself.

"I don't need you scaring Pinja!" Difyr scolded. "Where's Mrs Spenser? I wanted to talk to both of you."
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 9 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 03:31
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"Jeez, Difyr, that's why I didn't just burst in. Brie is still in the kitchen, I'm heading back there shortly. I wanted to introduce you to Luka. He would like to help with the healing."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 608 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 03:54
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"I would like to talk to both of you soon as possible, I think things will be better if I can get something settled." Difyr looked at Luka. "Hello, you have experience in healing?"
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 10 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 04:01
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"I'll see if I can get her out of the kitchen for awhile. There's some things I want to discuss with her as well."
Luka
 player, 9 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 06:03
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Luka looked at the woman before casting an eye around him at the patients. He took down his hood, showing the pointed ears that marked him as one of the Elven. "Over a century of experience but I stand to your orders. Point me where I am needed."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 609 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 07:00
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"Ah, another elf." Difyr said, wishing Aalyssa would get back already. "Uh, let's go next door. I have patients in here that, uh, well there's someone next door you can help."
Luka
 player, 10 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 10:57
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Luke raised an eyebrow at the ladys words. "Another Elf? More of my Kin must have traveled than I thought." He gestured to the woman to show him where to go. "Are all the injuries by weapon or where other means involved?"
Shawn Spenser
 Player, 11 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 15:00
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Shawn took his leave of Luka and Difyr and went to search for his wife.


>>>to the kitchen
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 610 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 15:10
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In reply to Luka (msg # 14):

"Nelek had been nearly starved to death and exposed to the elements for a very long time." Difyr said as she led the elf to the room next door.

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Pinja Esposito
 Player, 257 posts
Fri 14 Apr 2017
at 20:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja heard an unfamiliar male voice outside the room. She shook so hard she spilled her tea before she managed to set it down.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 258 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 02:02
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Pinja could hear Millie and another male voice talking. Millie sounded upset- then she heard Millie cry.

"Millie!" Pinja scrambled to her friend's aid.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 263 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 03:40
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Millicent Gerthrim:
In reply to Pinja Esposito (msg # 292):

"I know you did," Millie said with quiet reassurance. "And I appreciate you wanting to protect me. I know it will take time, but I hope one day you will be able to be around Papa. He only meant to help you when it looked like you would fall over."


He might have touched her. Pinja shuddered.

"I can't even be around your brother." Pinja said. "He still needs to get that jewel back, I can't keep it."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 12 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 03:46
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"When I see him, I will tell him. I haven't seen him around since yesterday though."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 264 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 03:50
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"Please, take it." Pinja sat on her pallet and picked up the sapphire on the rough leather thong. She held it out to Millie. "I can't... Please."

Pinja didn't know how to explain that as long as she had the gem she would feel obligated to Lek somehow.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 13 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 03:51
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Millie hated this. She knew Lek would take such good care of Pinja and love her completely, but she also understood how deep Pinja's fear was rooted. She took the pendant. "I will give it to Mama to hold on to."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 265 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 03:56
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"Thank you." Pinja whispered. "Lek will find someone better someday."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 14 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 04:01
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"The heart wants what the heart wants," Millie said absently. She had given up on the hope of finding someone to love her, that dream had been abandoned long ago. "If you will be all right for a bit, I'm going to get back to Papa."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 266 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 04:16
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Pinja nodded, and added. "I'm glad things worked out with your father."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 15 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 04:26
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"I am too," Millie admitted. "All it really took was him doing one thing that the impostor never did. I hated being afraid of him."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 267 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 04:30
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Pinja remembered her own father. He had been rather distant, she always suspected he wished she had been a son. He did not listen to a single thing she said when she returned home after having been kidnapped by Jack. All he cared about was saving face.

"He'd never force you to marry anyone, would he?" Pinja asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 16 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 15:49
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"I've never thought on it. I doubt he would force me to, although it is possible my parents would try to arrange a marriage so I wouldn't be alone. I think they would consider my opinions and feelings about any match though," Millie replied.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 268 posts
Mon 24 Apr 2017
at 22:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"But what if you got into trouble." Pinja said delicately.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 17 posts
Tue 25 Apr 2017
at 00:34
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"If I ended up with child, you mean? Not that anyone has ever shown any interest in me in that way, I suppose they would try to find a decent man who would care for me and the baby. I'm just as likely to be sent to the convent where my grandmother resides and then Mama would come get it and say she and Papa adopted the baby."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 269 posts
Tue 25 Apr 2017
at 01:22
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Pinja wished her father had been like that. So many bad things could have been avoided. She looked down and fidgeted with a corner of her blanket.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 18 posts
Tue 25 Apr 2017
at 01:57
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Millie sat knelt next to her. "I wish all fathers were like mine. Or like Uncle Shawn and Uncle Aron. The truth is, not all men are good, but there are good men out there."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 270 posts
Tue 25 Apr 2017
at 02:44
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Pinja shrugged. "Maybe."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 19 posts
Tue 25 Apr 2017
at 03:07
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"I doubt they are the only three good men in the world. Four, including Lek," she added. "I want to spend a bit more time with Papa and see Mama. I'll be back in a little while."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 271 posts
Tue 25 Apr 2017
at 04:08
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"Okay." Pinja nodded. "Don't forget to get that gem back to Lek."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 20 posts
Tue 25 Apr 2017
at 22:51
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"I'll give it to Mama to give him. She'll take care of it," Millie promised. She gave her friend a gentle smile, and hoped one day she might be able to hug her. Then she got up and went back into the hallway.
Nelek
 Player, 260 posts
Thu 4 May 2017
at 03:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Nelek had backed further down the hallway, closer to the room his wife and Kadey were in than the one occupied by Pinja.

"Is she all right?" Nelek asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 21 posts
Thu 4 May 2017
at 03:53
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"As all right as she can be," Millie admitted. "Her parents basically forced her into a marriage with a horrible, abusive man. He and his family were the raiders that tore the village apart, all because she ran from him."
Nelek
 Player, 261 posts
Thu 4 May 2017
at 04:09
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"I had heard some of the horrible things the poor girl has had to endure." Nelek said. "Your brother seems to care about her a lot. Is there any way...?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 22 posts
Tue 9 May 2017
at 02:38
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"I wish there was. But she is terrified of men after what Jack did to her. In fact...she gave me the jewel Lek gave her, to make certain it gets back to him. I promised to give it to Mama so she can make certain he gets it." Millie sighed. "I know Lek would be so good for her."
Nelek
 Player, 262 posts
Tue 9 May 2017
at 02:46
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"You're brother wants to become a knight." Nelek said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 23 posts
Tue 9 May 2017
at 17:09
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"I know. It worries me since he has always been so peaceful." Millie glanced at her father. "Surely Mama told him no."
Nelek
 Player, 263 posts
Tue 9 May 2017
at 17:52
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"She tried, but Lek is old enough to decide for himself." Nelek said. "Lord Thornblade took him on."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 24 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 01:32
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Millie wrung her hands. She glanced at her father. "How do you think he will do? Truthfully? Will he be able to stay in one piece?"
Nelek
 Player, 264 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 01:42
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"Lord Thornblade said he would work Lek hard in hopes of making him quit before he can see combat." Nelek said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 25 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 02:33
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"I hope he succeeds," Millie replied. "Lek is such a gentle soul. I can't imagine him in battle."
Nelek
 Player, 265 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 02:41
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"Lek is determined, he thinks becoming a knight will help him protect Pinja." Nelek said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 26 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 03:06
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"I know. That's probably the furthest removed from the type of man she would be interested in when she is ready."
Nelek
 Player, 266 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 03:16
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"When I saw her... I know she had been hurt, I just hadn't expected her to have been so badly scarred..." Nelek said. "There was never anything between her and Lek before the raid?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 27 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 03:35
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"She knew him from when he would come to the shop, but she had already been terribly abused when she arrived at the village. She wouldn't let him close, in fact, she liked to hide in our rooms a lot."
Nelek
 Player, 267 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 04:19
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"I see." Nelek did not think that sounded promising there was never any relationship between them before the raid, it looked less likely to happen after the raid. "She was never interested in him?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 28 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 21:35
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"Men have frightened her the entire time I've known her, but it's far worse now. Jack was particularly brutal to her during the raid."
Nelek
 Player, 268 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 21:43
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It sounded like a lost cause.

"Lek was never interested in any other girls?" Nelek asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 29 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 21:49
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"If he was, he never mentioned it to me. But only after the raid did he really mention interest in Pinja to me, to be truthful."
Nelek
 Player, 269 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 21:58
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"Maybe he just thinks he's in love with her because of what happened to her?" Nelek asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 30 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 22:00
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"Perhaps. It might have triggered his desire to protect her and he's confusing it with love?" Millie pondered.
Nelek
 Player, 270 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 22:14
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Nelek felt relieved. Maybe his son just needed to meet another girl and be interested in her to get over this one.

"I wish the girl well." Nelek said. "But pining over her isn't going to do Lek any good, or her."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 31 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 22:34
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"I agree. And while I would love to see them together, I don't know that Pinja will ever trust men again. Probably rightly so."
Nelek
 Player, 271 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 22:42
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"Not all men would hurt her." Nelek frowned. "Especially not Lek."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 32 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 22:46
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"I know, but...I just think if she can't trust with her full heart, it wouldn't work. And I don't know how she'd get past all the horror she suffered through."
Nelek
 Player, 272 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 23:24
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"If she loved Lek she might... But it doesn't sound like she ever felt that way about him." Nelek said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 33 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 23:31
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"Not unless she hid it really well," Millie replied.
Nelek
 Player, 273 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 23:46
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Nelek cocked an eyebrow. From what little he knew of Pinja, he did not think she was hiding feelings for Lek all this time.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 34 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 00:20
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"It's very unlikely though," she admitted. "I think she was too tormented mentally to have had any feelings for Lek or anyone else."
Nelek
 Player, 274 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 00:27
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Nelek nodded.

"But how about you? Any beaus I should be threatening?"
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 35 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 00:35
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Millie barely contained a snort of disbelief. "No, no one wa-is interested in me." She couldn't believe her father actually thought there was a chance of a yes. Not after all of the years of indifference everyone her age had shown her.
Nelek
 Player, 275 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 00:42
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Nelek had hoped Aislyn was wrong about there not being anyone for Millie. "I don't see why not."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 36 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 00:52
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"I have no idea why every one my age has ignored or still does ignore me. It's like I'm invisible or something, unless they want clothing made." Millie sighed. "I knew long ago I would end up alone."
Nelek
 Player, 276 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 00:57
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"Your mother was a couple years older than you before we had even met." Nelek said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 37 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:01
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"But she had friends. And suitors before." Millie shrugged. "The nice thing about accepting your fate is you don't put hope in hopeless dreams."
Nelek
 Player, 277 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:06
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"Do you want to be single?" Nelek asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 38 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:10
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"No, but it's always better to accept the reality. I don't want to be Grandmama's age and still be hoping for someone to falling in love with me." Millie shrugged. "It makes the heart hurt, waking up each day wondering and hoping and nothing happening."
Nelek
 Player, 278 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:13
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"Is there anyone you like?" Nelek asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 39 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:17
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"Anyone I may have had an interest in has either left the village or they wed others. I don't even know that anyone my age is still available," Millie replied. Her earlier conversation with Pinja entered her mind. "And with the mermen here, I don't know who I can even trust."
Nelek
 Player, 279 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:28
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How could he argue with that? Nelek sighed.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 40 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:42
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Millie found herself unsettled, having her failed dreams and desires dredged up. She worried her lower lip. "I'm sorry, Papa. I wish I could have made you and Mama grandparents."
Nelek
 Player, 280 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:58
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"We're not in any rush to become grandparents." Nelek said. "I just want you to be happy."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 20 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 01:59
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As they approached the healing room, Brighid turned to her husband. "Any idea what Difyr wants to speak with us about?" He shook his head and she knocked on the door, filled with curiosity.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 41 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:07
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In reply to Nelek (msg # 77):

"You might have to settle for content," Millie said. "I'm not certain that I would know happy if I tripped over it."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 272 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
In reply to Brighid Spenser (msg # 78):

Pinja cringed at the sound of knocking on the door.
Nelek
 Player, 281 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:11
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In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 79):

"You'll know." Nelek saw Shawn and Brighid. "Are you looking for Difyr? She's next door with Aislyn."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 21 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:15
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"Thank you Nelek." Brie smiled at him. "You are looking much better today."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 42 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:17
Re: The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Nelek:
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 79):

"You'll know." Nelek saw Shawn and Brighid. "Are you looking for Difyr? She's next door with Aislyn."


Millie was pretty certain she wouldn't. She had given up hope of being happy at the same time she had given up hope on finding love.
Nelek
 Player, 282 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:17
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"I'm feeling a lot better." Nelek said, then his face grew serious. "I'm sorry for your family's loss."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 22 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:20
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"Thank you," Brie replied, growing teary eyed. "I heard Kady had been found?"
Nelek
 Player, 283 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:22
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Nelek nodded, teary eyed himself thinking about his lost children and the lost years he would never get back. "She's with her mother."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 23 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:31
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"Good, I'm very pleased she was found. I am truly sorry for your family's losses as well."
Nelek
 Player, 284 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:33
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Nelek nodded and put an arm around Millie's shoulders.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 43 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:36
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Millie cuddled against him. She knew her parents were in no hurry to be grandparents, but if she'd been wed, at least there would have been a chance for her to bring laughing children back in to their lives.
Nelek
 Player, 285 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:43
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Nelek turned back towards the room.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 44 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 02:44
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Millie walked beside him, letting Brie go first.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 624 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 04:09
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Difyr brought Brighid into the room.

"Pinja, I have some good news." Difyr said.

This message was last edited by the player at 01:59, Mon 10 July 2017.

Pinja Esposito
 Player, 273 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 04:13
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Pinja sat up, clutching her blanket so it hid most of her face. She peered at Brighid from under her cap and felt sick guilt roll over her. Brighid's children were dead because her husband had tried to help her.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 29 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 19:15
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Brie gave her a gentle smile, but waited to let Difyr give Pinja the news. Brie's heart ached for Pinja, she knew a small amount of what she had gone through just from her time with Jeremy. The rest, she just couldn't imagine.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 625 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 22:35
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"Mrs Spenser and her husband have agreed to take the babe." Difyr said.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 274 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 23:15
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Pinja was surprised, Mrs Spenser was the last person she'd expect to want anything to do with the baby... An unpleasant idea occurred to her. She studied Brighid, looking very small and more like a scared child.

"You won't... You won't hurt it?"
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 30 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 00:55
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Brie was horrified that Pinja would think such a thing. "No, Pinja. We would love the child as much as we have loved all of our children. Haroth, Sileas and Sarah were all adopted and were cherished by us," she assured the girl (she hoped).
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 275 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 01:09
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"I'm sorry... I..." Pinja seemed to shrink.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 31 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 01:26
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Brie took the barest of steps closer. "You have nothing to apologize for, Pinja."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 276 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 01:29
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"Everything that happened was my fault." Pinja said. "You're trying to help me and I... I'm sorry."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 32 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 01:51
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Brighid sighed ever softly. "Pinja, I understand why you feel it is your fault. I blamed myself for everything by first Beau did, including when he killed my older brother. But you did not make those choices for your husband, he did. His actions are his own and his alone. You did not order him to be evil, or to abuse you. You did not order him to attack the village. By taking the blame on yourself, you are still allowing him control over you. In order for you to begin healing, you have to reassign that blame where it belongs. On Jack."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 277 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 02:08
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Only Pinja's eyes showed from between her cap and blanket.

"I could have stopped it. Done something differently." Pinja said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 33 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 02:34
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Brie shook her head. "That's a lie they feed the women they abuse. He would have found any other reason in the world to harm you."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 278 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 02:43
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"I should have kept fighting him." Pinja said. "Fought him until he let me go or killed me."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 34 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 02:52
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie shook her head. "You can't heal if you keep shouldering the blame. For your own sake, Pinja, I implore you. Let it go, and place the blame where it belongs. On Jack's shoulders."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 279 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 02:58
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja cringed and ducked a little more under the blanket. "I'm sorry."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 35 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:15
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I will accept your apology if you agree to let it go immediately after. "
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 280 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja disappeared under the blanket. "Why?"
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 36 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:31
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Because it's the only way you will begin to heal mentally. Believe me."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 281 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:35
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't deserve to heal." Pinja said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 37 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Stop letting him control you. Take back your power," Brie urged.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 282 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I never had any power." Pinja whispered.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 38 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 03:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie sighed. Then she opted for another tact. "You expressed concern for the babe when you asked if we intended to hurt it. This being mired in guilt, it's not good for the babe."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 283 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 04:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja peeked out from beneath her cap. She felt even more guilty. "I'm sorry."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 39 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 17:43
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie sighed softly. The girl obviously was not going to stop blaming herself. Perhaps with time and others trying to tell her. "Just think on it. Choose to be strong."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 284 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 18:01
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"If I had been strong this never would have happened." Pinja said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 40 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 20:42
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You just rest, eat and heal," Brie said softly.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 285 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 20:48
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I've been trying to." Pinja said. "It's hard to keep anything down."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 41 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 21:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Just do the best you can. I know it sounds cliche, but time passing helps."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 286 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 21:40
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja shivered under the blanket. She did not think enough time could ever pass if she lived to be one hundred.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 42 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'll let you rest. Please have Difyr let us know if you have need of anything. Anything at all."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 287 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:24
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Thank you." Pinja sniffled.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 43 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:31
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You're very welcome." She gave her another smile.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 288 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja's shoulders shook.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 44 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 22:47
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie sighed and walked over to join Difyr.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 626 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 23:03
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That's the most she has said to anyone besides me or Millie." Difyr said to Brighid.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 45 posts
Fri 12 May 2017
at 23:52
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Really? I hope she soon learns to stop shouldering the blame. It really wasn't her fault," Brie said quietly.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 627 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 00:11
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It will take time." Difyr said. "At least now she's trying to live."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 46 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 01:18
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know, that's why I didn't want to push it." She sneaked a glance at the girl. "That's the first step, trying to live. I'm sure Millie has been very good for her."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 628 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 01:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"She has been." Difyr said. "For a while she was the only one who could get her to eat."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 47 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 01:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm glad for both of them. It's so nice to know Millie has a friend, as well." She had always wished Sileas would have befriended Millie, but they had nothing in common. Millie never would have liked going on adventures with Sileas, and Sileas...well...she didn't even have a passing relationship with a sewing needle.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 629 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 02:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"They've been good for each other." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 48 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 02:47
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Aye, they have." It would be an uphill battle, but Pinja would manage to survive.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 630 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 02:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"How is Sileas this morning?" Difyr asked.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 49 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 03:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I only saw her briefly but she seemed all right. A bit exasperated with Yehudit, which is nothing new."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 631 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 03:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr smiled. "How's her morning sickness, better?"
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 50 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 14:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I saw her before she ate and she seemed all right. She finally escaped to eat, so I don't know what's happened since," Brie admitted. "I do think that Yehudit aggravating her makes it worse, she had some trouble last night, I know."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 632 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 21:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"She has been under a lot of stress." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 51 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 21:40
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm also worried about her previous injury, if there's something special she should be doing. And if she would listen to any special instructions. With everything going on, she's in protector mode."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 633 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 23:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You had a similar injury, but your babies came out fine." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 52 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 23:43
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"But I never fancied myself a fighter, and set aside everything except caring for Shawn so I could take it easy. She's already trying to work on ways to stop the mermen. And I know she didn't know she was with child at the time, but she fought off that one that tried to take Millie." It was clear that Brie was worried about the choices Sileas would make.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 634 posts
Sat 13 May 2017
at 23:50
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm sure Sileas will do what's best for the babe." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 52 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 01:02
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"She must. The alternative is not acceptable. Could you just imagine her devastation if she lost Larrigan's babe?"

This message was last updated by the player at 01:02, Sun 14 May 2017.

Difyr Bateman
 Player, 635 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 02:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Let's be carefully optimistic." Difyr suggested.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 53 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 02:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I am, but I also plan to have a talk with her. At least tell her to take it easy and not to overdo or anything."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 636 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 03:33
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Well, it looks like there are enough expectant women to start a maternity club." Difyr said lightly.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 54 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 12:15
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Some good coming from the dark," Brie agreed, not as cheerfully though. She herself should have been one of the ones expecting. She and Shawn could have been welcoming two little ones into their family.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 637 posts
Sun 14 May 2017
at 19:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm sorry." Difyr touched Brighid's shoulder. "There might still be other children."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 55 posts
Mon 15 May 2017
at 00:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That would be nice," Brie said wistfully. "But Shawn and I will make the best we can...we have this little one on the way," she said, glancing at Pinja, "And a grandchild on the way."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 638 posts
Wed 17 May 2017
at 02:08
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Cyan is expecting too." Difyr said. "All the family she has left, her husband died trying to protect her."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 56 posts
Fri 19 May 2017
at 03:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm sorry to hear that," Brie replied. She wasn't entirely certain if she would be able to manage had she not lost the babe but had lost Shawn. "Let us know if we can do anything for her as well."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 639 posts
Fri 19 May 2017
at 04:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Everyone can use a friend." Difyr said with a shrug. "She was taken captive by the raiders, had been their prisoner for days before managing to escape. She's a survivor."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 57 posts
Fri 19 May 2017
at 22:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I will look for her when I get back. I have no idea what Shawn wishes to show me," Brie said.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 640 posts
Fri 19 May 2017
at 23:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr nodded. "Take care of yourself. I know your own losses are taking a toll on you."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 58 posts
Fri 19 May 2017
at 23:41
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"If I slow down, I'll think about it too much, and I'll fall apart," Brie admitted. "I don't want to think about any of it."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 641 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 01:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You need to heal too." Difyr said. "Not getting enough rest can damage your health."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 59 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 01:47
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I can't sleep," Brie whispered. "Every time I close my eyes..." a tear streaked down her cheek. Every time she closed her eyes, she either relived the repeated attacks or hearing that two of her toddlers and the one in the way, and her little Sarah, were gone.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 642 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 01:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know." Difyr sighed deeply. "You won't start getting better until you face it... Does Shawn know everything?"
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 60 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 02:05
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie shook her head. "Must like Pinja, he's shouldering most of the blame. Early on, I wanted to tell him, but he went after Sileas. Then I discovered keeping busy kept my mind occupied and it helped, and I didn't want to talk about it. And I don't want to make him feel even more guilt, even though it's not his fault that he was off trying to do his job and couldn't be at the house."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 643 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 02:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Keeping it secret only causes you more harm... He should know." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 61 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 02:38
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know it does, I saw how difficult it was for Sileas for that year and up until Larrigan arrived." Brie looked at the floor and wrung her hands. "I don't know that I can tell him. I don't know that I'm strong enough."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 644 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 02:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"He must suspect much of it already." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 62 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm sure he does. He must. He knows what Sileas went through, and he knows what these men put Pinja through." Brie sighed. "There's no way that he can't know, and that's why he blames himself for not keeping us safe."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 645 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Talk to him." Difyr said. "It will be good for both of you."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 63 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie nodded. "I will, I promise." She wiped the tears out of her eyes.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 646 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:42
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr handed Brighid a handkerchief. "Things will get better."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 64 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 03:58
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie blotted at the tears. "I know the physical part will get better, but...how do I get over losing three children?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 647 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 04:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't think you can." Difyr said gently. "Take comfort in the children you still have."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 65 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 04:31
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I suppose that's all we can do. I would try to get Shawn to take a trip, go see his parents, so we could rest and recuperate, but I feel I need to stay and watch over Sileas."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 648 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 04:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Whatever is best for you will be best for your family." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 66 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 04:38
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie shrugged lightly. "I have to make certain she doesn't overdo. Or go off and get into a fight."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 649 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 04:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Sileas is expecting a baby." Difyr said. "She's going to be careful with herself ot protect it."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 67 posts
Sat 20 May 2017
at 16:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know. Or at least, I hope so. I also know she sometimes goes charging in when someone she cares about is in danger."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 650 posts
Sun 21 May 2017
at 19:45
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"She won't be charging alone." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 68 posts
Sun 21 May 2017
at 20:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"No, she won't. She'll be taking my grandchild right along with her." Brie rubbed her temple.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 651 posts
Tue 23 May 2017
at 03:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Hopefully knowing that will make her more careful." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 69 posts
Tue 23 May 2017
at 23:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That is all I can ask...that she think before she reacts."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 652 posts
Sat 3 Jun 2017
at 03:56
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"So are you really worried about Sileas putting her unborn baby in danger, Or are you just putting off talking to your husband?" Difyr asked.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 70 posts
Sun 4 Jun 2017
at 02:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie sighed. "If I were truly honest, both. I just worry she won't know what precautions to take aside from knowing how rash she can act."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 653 posts
Sun 4 Jun 2017
at 03:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Not much can be done to make Sileas be more careful." Difyr said. "But your husband is not far away."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 71 posts
Sun 4 Jun 2017
at 03:22
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie wrung her hands and looked down at her feet. She was not looking forward to telling Shawn everything. She didn't want to relive it and she didn't want him taking on more guilt.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 654 posts
Sun 4 Jun 2017
at 04:31
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It will all be easier after you talk to him." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 72 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 03:30
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I understand now why Sileas chose to hide from all of us," Brie admitted. "It might be easier afterwards, but having to relive it and burden Shawn with it? I'm not looking forward to it."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 655 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 03:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr nodded. "If you don't go to talk to him soon I'll put you to work here."
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 73 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 18:36
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie would have been willing, but she knew Shawn was waiting to show her something. And she kept hearing her own fussings at Sileas for hiding coming back to haunt her. "I suppose I need to get this over. Plus he wants to show me something."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 656 posts
Mon 5 Jun 2017
at 21:58
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Then run along or you can scrub bed pans." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 74 posts
Tue 6 Jun 2017
at 01:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
That threat work. Brighid took off for the next room to collect Shawn.
Bai
 Player, 122 posts
 The Flame
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 00:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas Spenser:
"Thanks for wa...thanks for letting Oscar protect you. I'll try to not be long," Sileas said. "Let's go, right next door."


Bai clutched his stomach as they entered the room.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 289 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 00:33
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja had been sitting up, but when the door open she disappeared under the blankets again.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 166 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 00:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas spotted the movement from Pinja. Had she not done it herself a million times while hiding in her flat over the schoolhouse? Anytime someone came to the door during non-school hours, she hid under the blankets until they had gone away. "Difyr?" Sileas called softly.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 657 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 00:52
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr had been blending herbs when Sileas and a girl came in.

"Hello- what's the matter?" The girl with Sileas looked to be in some discomfort.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 167 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 00:55
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"This is Fi. She actually wanted to speak with Pinja, I believe she feels she can help her. Oh! Something at breakfast didn't agree with her."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 658 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 00:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Was it under cooked bacon?" Difyr asked with concern, frowning. "Pinja is very shy."
Bai
 Player, 123 posts
 The Flame
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 01:11
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm fine." Bai lied. "I just need to see Pinja."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 659 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 01:30
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr glanced over at Pinja's bed. The girl was hiding.

"Maybe she will see you, Sileas, but I don't think she will be up to seeing a stranger."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 168 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 01:35
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm a stranger to her too, for the most part," Sileas reminded Difyr. "I barely spent any time around her. Could you just tell her that Fi is a healer as well and wishes to see if she could help her?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 660 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 01:40
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"At least she has met you." Difyr said, unconvinced. "Who is this Fi? She looks like she needs healing."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 169 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 01:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas slid a glance at Bai, clearly saying I told you so with her eyes. "She's someone I met in Portside a few weeks ago. She arrived this morning, wanting to help out with the healing."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 661 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 01:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You can try asking her if she will see Fi." Difyr said. "I can't vouch for a stranger."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 170 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 01:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"All right, I'll talk with her," Sileas replied. It was the only chance they would have, as far as she could see.
Bai
 Player, 124 posts
 The Flame
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Bai nearly doubled when another cramp seized him. Was he going through this for nothing?
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 662 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:03
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr gently nudged Fi into a chair. She had an idea of what was going on. Easy to fix, sheep bladder full of hot water, some tea. "Go talk to her, I'll see to your friend here."

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 02:04, Mon 10 July 2017.

Sileas Spenser
 player, 171 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas walked slowly toward the blanket hiding Pinja. "Pinja? It's Sileas. I wanted to know how you were doing."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 290 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:14
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja peeked out from under the blanket at Sileas. "Hello."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 172 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:18
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Hello there," Sileas replied gently. "I used to do that. I hid in my rooms over the schoolhouse and when anyone came to the door during non-school hours, I hid under my blankets until I knew they had gone away."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 291 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You're not hiding." Pinja said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 173 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"No, I'm not now. But I hid for a year. I shut out everyone who loved me, I didn't even tell them what happened to me. And then I realized it was the worst mistake I could ever make. Holding it in and not being supported while I recovered was horrible."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 292 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:40
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I can't hide what they did to me." Pinja said, touching the scar on her cheek.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 174 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That's true. But most of the people here aren't going to see that as a definition of who you are. There will be a few awful people but the scar isn't who you are. You're still you. You just need to find your way back to your true self again."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 293 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:52
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It's not just that." Pinja said, hugging her knees. "I'm pregnant... Your parents are going to take the baby, but it's going to be obvious to everyone what happened to me."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 175 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 02:55
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I have the feeling that you probably are not the only one in that position after the raid," Sileas pointed out. "I've noticed a lot of girls who weren't quiet and withdrawn before are now. Millie's clever though, I'm sure she'll think of a dress design to help hide it."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 294 posts
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 03:05
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"But it's not those girls' faults what happened." Pinja said. "Jack's family didn't raid the village because of what they did."
Bai
 Player, 125 posts
 The Flame
Mon 10 Jul 2017
at 19:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Bai did his best to listen in on Sileas's conversation with the girl. He was having difficulty holding the female form while trying to enhance his hearing with magic- and drinking some foul tasting tea the healer claimed would help with the cramps.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 176 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I blamed myself for a long time for what was done to me. Later, he attacked my cousin. He didn't take her that way, but he did maim her leg. It took a lot of me people quite a while to get me to accept the truth. It wasn't my fault that he was violently insane. Just like it's not your fault that Jack and his people followed a violent, hateful ideology."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 295 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I should have fought him off the first time. Or refused to marry him. Or not run away." Pinja said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 177 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That would be the same as me saying I should have just let Andy court me when I knew he was trouble. My understanding was that your parents pushed for the marriage? It's difficult to not get into a situation like that without the right support system."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 296 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"They thought I was pregnant and wouldn't help me if I had a baby out of wedlock." Pinja said bitterly. "Turned out I wasn't."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 178 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:47
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"They obviously did not have a care about what sort of life you would have with Jack. I'm so sorry your parents did not support you. There wasn't a lot you could have done in that situation."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 297 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 02:56
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I could have stayed." Pinja said. "Or I could have died in that blizzard instead of coming to the village."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 179 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"No one should have to stay in that sort of situation. And what a waste of a precious life if you had died in the blizzard. You are surrounded by people who care about you now. Let us help you find yourself once again."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 298 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't have a self." Pinja said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 180 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Sure you do. You've just misplaced it because of all you have been through. I have a healer friend, Fi, who's standing just over there. She believes she might be able to help you. Would you be willing to speak with her?"
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 299 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:38
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja looked over at Fi, and cringed. "I can't talk to a stranger."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 181 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 03:56
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"All right, I won't push you. I just wanted to give you the option." Sileas knew she was failing Bai, considering the suffering he was going through, but it would cause far too much pain for Pinja to push the issue.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 300 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 04:03
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm sorry." Pinja said softly.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 182 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 04:08
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"There is nothing to apologize for. I know what you are feeling. I cringed and hid behind anyone I trusted when I encountered a stranger for a long time."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 301 posts
Tue 11 Jul 2017
at 04:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It's hard enough to talk to people I know... I can't talk to a stranger about what happened." Pinja said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 183 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 01:40
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I do understand," Sileas said softly.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 302 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 02:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Why does she think she can help me?" Pinja asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 184 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 02:51
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Fi works with mystical healing, not unlike Aalyssa only a different type of mystical healing."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 303 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 03:13
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't think she can do anything Aalyssa hadn't already done." Pinja said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 185 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 03:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"What Fi practices is different from Elven magic. So we don't know that Fi couldn't do something different."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 304 posts
Wed 12 Jul 2017
at 03:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"She couldn't undo what happened." Pinja said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 186 posts
Sat 15 Jul 2017
at 02:42
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That's true, she couldn't," Sileas conceded.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 305 posts
Sat 15 Jul 2017
at 05:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Or make them not be there every time I close my eyes." Pinja said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 187 posts
Mon 17 Jul 2017
at 02:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas nodded empathetically. "True, only time can take care of that."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 306 posts
Tue 18 Jul 2017
at 21:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It will never stop." Pinja said. "I was still having nightmares from when Jack took me the first time."
Bai
 Player, 126 posts
 The Flame
Mon 28 Aug 2017
at 22:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
A small whimper of pain escaped Bai. He needed to get out of there and back to normal.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 188 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 00:55
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
In reply to Pinja Esposito (msg # 237):

Sileas sighed. She wasn't getting through to the girl. It wouldn't get any better if she wasn't willing to at least allow someone to try to help her. "A good support system would help you immensely." Sileas got to her feet. "I'll let you rest. Difyr didn't want me to exhaust you. I hope things soon ease up for you."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 307 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:08
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Thank you for trying." Pinja said quietly.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 190 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:11
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I only wish I could do more," Sileas said quietly. She walked slowly away from Pinja, hoping she would change her mind.
Bai
 Player, 127 posts
 The Flame
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Bai stood up when he saw Sileas walking away from Pinja. He clutched at his stomach.
"Come on." He said to Sileas.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 191 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:21
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas finally had to admit that Pinja would not relent. She hurried to Bai and left the room with him.
Bai
 Player, 128 posts
 The Flame
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Let's go somewhere I can change." Bai said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 192 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:31
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"We'll go back to my rooms...well, I guess they'll be your rooms once I get moved elsewhere."
Bai
 Player, 129 posts
 The Flame
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 01:40
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Bai grunted and stumbled towards Sileas's rooms.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 193 posts
Wed 30 Aug 2017
at 02:16
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
----- To Sileas's rooms
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 663 posts
Tue 26 Sep 2017
at 03:31
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
After so many patients, the healing room almost seemed empty. All of the patients had recovered enough to move out of the healing room, even Pinja was well enough to share a room with Millie. Difyr checked on her at least once a day but the girl was stronger, though she still threw up almost as much as she ate.
Difyr knew the respite was only temporary. It would not be long before roughly a dozen women would be having babies, all due within two weeks of each other.

Today Difyr wore her best dress, this one only had one small stain, an old bloodstain. She thought about getting a new dress from Millie for today, but she knew it would just wind up getting stained. Being a healer was hard on clothes.

"Aalyssa?" Difyr called to the elf gently. "Do you want to go to the feast or should I have a tray sent up?"
Aalyssa
 Player, 1 post
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 00:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa was sitting behind the screen she had set up to sequester herself from everyone and everything. "Just a small tray, please." Her appetite had still not returned.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 664 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 00:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr sighed. "You know there's no place safer that the Hall. Most of the guard is going to be there."
Aalyssa
 Player, 2 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 01:02
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know. I just don't feel up to a party," Aalyssa replied.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 665 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 01:05
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Things are doing better. Our patients are doing better. There are babies on the way. Sileas is getting married." Difyr said. "Even Aislyn is to be released today. You were integral to the healing making it all possible."
Aalyssa
 Player, 3 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 01:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm happy for everyone, I really am. I don't need to be celebrated for my part. I was happy to help."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 666 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 01:43
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Others would be happy to see you." Difyr said. "It's nice to see people when they aren't patients."
Aalyssa
 Player, 4 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 01:54
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It is time for me to heal," Aalyssa said softly. There was a soft shuffling sound, indicating she had made herself comfortable.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 667 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 02:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Okay." Difyr said. "You be sure to let me know if you need anything. Healers can make the worst patients, but no excuses, I have plenty of time these days."
Aalyssa
 Player, 5 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 02:08
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I will, thank you," Aalyssa said. But she knew her scars were emotional and there was little Difyr could do.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 668 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 02:10
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't think Pinja is going... If you would like some company." Difyr said. The girl had moved out of the healing room to share a room in the dormitory with Millie. "I could ask her to come over if you'd like."
Aalyssa
 Player, 6 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 02:17
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"No, that's okay. I just want to rest and maybe get some sleep."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 669 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 02:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Okay." Difyr said, sad to leave Aalyssa behind and alone while she went to a feast. "Rest well, the tea in the pot should still be warm."
Aalyssa
 Player, 7 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 02:24
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Thank you," Aalyssa said again.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 670 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 02:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'll see you later." Difyr said and reluctantly left.
Aalyssa
 Player, 8 posts
Wed 27 Sep 2017
at 02:35
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa stretched out on her cot and stared at the ceiling.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 310 posts
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 03:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja quietly entered the room.

"Hello?" She called in a soft voice.
Aalyssa
 Player, 10 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 01:02
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa managed to fight the threatening tears, she managed to block her heartache. She had just rolled on to her side when she heard the door open. She clutched the blanket as she pulled it over her head, fearing it was her kinsman come for her again. Aalyssa had no doubt they would be so bold. Perhaps if they couldn't see her, they would move on. And then she heard a soft voice, relaxing slightly. "Pinja? Is that you?"
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 311 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 01:05
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Yes, it's me." Pinja was relieved that it was just Aalyssa here. She gently closed the door. She was still shaking.
Aalyssa
 Player, 11 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 01:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa sat up. "Is something wrong, Pinja?"
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 312 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 01:30
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"No." Pinja's voice shook as she tried to fight back tears. "I just... Millie went to the dinner. I just don't want to be alone."
Aalyssa
 Player, 12 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 01:48
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I was starting to regret my decision to be alone myself," Aalyssa admitted. "It was much too quiet which caused me to reside in my memories."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 313 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 01:50
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Flashbacks." Pinja whispered.
Aalyssa
 Player, 13 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 02:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Yes, exactly," Aalyssa agreed with a sigh.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 314 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 02:21
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja sat on one of the beds. "They'll never stop, will they?"
Aalyssa
 Player, 14 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 02:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"They may, but only if you don't remain lost in your own thoughts. Distraction is key."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 315 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 02:30
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I tried reading." Pinja shifted the book in her hands. "But there's so much talk about that wedding going on tomorrow."
Aalyssa
 Player, 15 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 02:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't begrudge the villagers their excitement. It's been a while since something good that can be celebrated has happened. It doesn't mean that it's easy on either of us though."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 316 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 02:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"When he brought me home I thought I was finally safe from him." Pinja said. "My parents had come to an agreement with his family for me to marry him." Pinja shuddered.
Aalyssa
 Player, 16 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 03:22
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Any parent who would force their child into such a situation, with the knowledge of what was going on, never deserved to be parents. Despite being princesses, displaced though they may be, I allowed both of my daughters to find their own happiness. I never would have forced them into an unwanted marriage," Aalyssa said with disgust.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 317 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 03:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I never would have believed my parents would have done that." Pinja said. "Then they did."
Aalyssa
 Player, 17 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 03:29
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"They should suffer the fates of the gods for that," Aalyssa spat. "My parents did everything to keep me from the man I love, and your parents tossed you to the wolves. Disgusting, the lot of them."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 318 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 03:32
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja nodded, even though Aalyssa could not see it. A tear ran down her nose.
Aalyssa
 Player, 18 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 03:35
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Come and sit with me?"
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 319 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 03:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Okay." Pinja wiped the tears from her face and went behind the privacy curtain.
Aalyssa
 Player, 19 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 03:43
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa scooted over to open a spot on the blanket for Pinja to sit on. Aalyssa leaned against the wall."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 320 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 03:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja sat down beside Aalyssa. "Why did they do it?"
Aalyssa
 Player, 20 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 03:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It could have been money or promise of power. Far too many people place too much importance on  those. It could have been fear of loss of reputation." Aalyssa shook her head. "That would have been so easy to fix, if they truly had love in their hearts. They could have simply moved to a new village. Or it could simply have been they had too much hate in their hearts and simply felt nothing."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 321 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:06
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Mama said I was probably pregnant and didn't want to house a whore or raise a bastard." Pinja shivered. "I thought she would help me."
Aalyssa
 Player, 21 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"The very idea of calling one's child a whore is abhorrent. There was no love in her heart for you, much like my parents. My parents simply wanted my cousin to have the husband and life I wanted. They said it was her due, and that I was worthless."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 322 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:15
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I had always thought my parents loved me." Pinja hiccuped.
Aalyssa
 Player, 22 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:21
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"The lies we tell ourselves. I convinced myself my parents were correct, but Konner finally showed me they weren't. Well, he and his parents."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 323 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"They didn't even look for me after I ran away." Pinja said, and shivered. Did her parents know about the raid? What Jack's family did to her?
Aalyssa
 Player, 23 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"When Konner and I became close, and his parents were protecting me, my parents had me kidnapped and left in the Dark Forest. All manner of dark creatures reside there. If Konner hadn't found me so quickly..." Aalyssa ducked her head.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 324 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:31
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't know how they can do it." Pinja said. "We're not just objects they can throw away."
Aalyssa
 Player, 24 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I think I blame your parents for everything Jack did, and my parents for everything Konner's brother did." She laughed without humor. My cousin even married his brother."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 325 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"My mother said I asked for Jack to take me when I danced with him at a ball." Pinja said. "Told me I was promiscuous."
Aalyssa
 Player, 25 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 04:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"If dancing with someone is being promiscuous, we're all in trouble. There's some logic there." She was silent for a bit as an idea took form. "Konner and his brother were very close before his brother pulled his coup. I bet my parents were behind it. They wanted Marissa to be queen, after all. And Konner and I were in the way."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 326 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 05:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't think my parents knew about Jack's plan to kidnap me until after he took me." Pinja said. "But were willing to go along with the marriage after he had me for a month."
Aalyssa
 Player, 26 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 21:30
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa frowned. "The very least they could have done was find a decent man who could look past that. And be willing to raise a child not his own. They are out there."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 327 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 22:01
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Not many of them, and probably none in our social class." Pinja said. "Class is important to my parents, as well as their reputation... After that I didn't want to marry anyone. I still don't."
Aalyssa
 Player, 27 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 22:32
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't blame you for that, not at all. Though it is a shame to close your heart off and deny  yourself happiness in the future." Aalyssa gave her a quick glance. "I'm not saying the immediate or even near future. But one day, when the right person happens into your life...someone you know in your heart you can trust...You would not know this from Jack or your parents, but being the center of someone's heart, someone who wants to hold and protect you...it's the most magnificent feeling in the world."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 328 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 22:54
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja shuddered at just the thought of being touched. "No."
Aalyssa
 Player, 28 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 22:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"All right," Aalyssa said.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 329 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 23:14
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Lek asked to marry me. I could never..." Pinja shuddered again.
Aalyssa
 Player, 29 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 23:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Lek's a fine young man. I would bet he would be willing to wait until you were ready, and even understand if you were never ready. It would be nice for you to have the protection of a real family." Aalyssa gave a small smile. "They are a what family should be...people who would do anything to protect one another."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 330 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 23:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I still couldn't." Pinja shook her head.
Aalyssa
 Player, 30 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 23:36
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa wished she had someone with a family like that who would protect her. She was quite tired of feeling all alone in the world. Her girls had both married into families who would protect them. Aalyssa sighed.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 331 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 23:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja hunched up her shoulders, sure that Aalyssa was angry with her. "I'm sorry."
Aalyssa
 Player, 31 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 23:47
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"There's nothing for you to apologize for. I am just sitting here feeling sorry for myself."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 332 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 00:06
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You were almost killed." Pinja said, curling into herself.
Aalyssa
 Player, 32 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 00:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa nodded. It had indeed been a close one. She had actually been waiting for the executioners axe to come down on her neck when Wulfsen and his men had managed to secure her freedom.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 333 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 00:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja felt a pang of nausea. She closed her eyes.
Aalyssa
 Player, 33 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 01:55
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa rubbed her neck, as if she was making certain her head was still indeed attached.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 334 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 02:05
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja carefully stood up. "I feel like I'm going to be sick."
Aalyssa
 Player, 34 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 02:14
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I think there's a bucket over there. I had hoped you had passed that."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 335 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 03:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja hurried to the bucket to throw up. After she recovered she had a drink of water and tottered back over.

"I'm able to keep some food down... but it's still bad." She admitted.
Aalyssa
 Player, 35 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 03:41
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Hopefully it will ease up as you are further along," Aalyssa replied.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 336 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 03:48
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja shrugged. "I can't wait for it to be over."
Aalyssa
 Player, 36 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 14:11
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 337 posts
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 22:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja closed her eyes. The thought of going into labor scared her too.
Aalyssa
 Player, 37 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 02:56
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa closed her eyes also, losing herself in a memory of a happier time. Oh how she wished that Konner had survived and that the resistance had him in safety. She wrapped her arms around herself.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 338 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 03:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja had been told all sorts of horror stories about the terrible ways women died in childbirth. She shook.
Aalyssa
 Player, 38 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 03:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Are you all right, Pinja?"
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 339 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 03:40
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
I'm scarred and pregnant and probably won't survive this....

"Yes." Pinja lied.
Aalyssa
 Player, 39 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 03:55
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa was skeptical, but knew better than to press Pinja for the truth.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 340 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 03:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You have two daughters?" Pinja asked.
Aalyssa
 Player, 40 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 04:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I do. Kayleigh and Rhiannon. They are both married with families of their own now."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 341 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 04:11
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Do elves ever die in childbirth?" Pinja asked.
Aalyssa
 Player, 41 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 04:14
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
The question surprised Aalyssa. "Very rarely. Usually because the birth is not taking place in a good environment."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 342 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 04:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Sometimes humans do." Pinja said.
Aalyssa
 Player, 42 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 04:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Yes, sadly they do. More often than not, though, it's due to something having been wrong with the mother and no one knew. Or sometimes the circumstances or an injury."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 343 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 04:24
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja shivered.
Aalyssa
 Player, 43 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 04:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"But most don't die giving birth. And the right, clean, environment goes along way to helping with that."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 344 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 04:33
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"But some still do." Pinja said.
Aalyssa
 Player, 44 posts
Mon 20 Nov 2017
at 17:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Nothing in life is perfect. A woman could be injured when carrying or she could have a condition that no one knows about. She could contract an illness while carrying. She might go into labor in a filthy inn."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 345 posts
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 01:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja shuddered. The was not how she wanted to die.
Aalyssa
 Player, 45 posts
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 01:58
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You are borrowing trouble, Pinja."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 346 posts
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 02:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja felt ashamed and looked down at her scarred hands.
Aalyssa
 Player, 46 posts
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 03:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"What I mean is, you can't constantly worry over the future. None of us knows what it holds, and it keeps you from living in the present."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 347 posts
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 03:36
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja hunched her shoulders.
Aalyssa
 Player, 47 posts
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 03:43
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa leaned against the wall again.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 348 posts
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 19:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja fidgeted with her knit cap for a few minutes.

"Is it true that eating what you crave when you're expecting helps?" Pinja asked.
Aalyssa
 Player, 49 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 03:56
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't know that you are far enough along for cravings, but in general the belief is that a craving is the baby asking for what it wants."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 349 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 04:02
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It wants fish." Pinja said softly.
Aalyssa
 Player, 50 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 04:18
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Fish, eh? How about I sit near the door, and when someone goes past, I'll have them ask at the kitchen for some fish then," Aalyssa offered.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 350 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 04:30
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't want to be a bother..." Pinja said quietly.
Aalyssa
 Player, 51 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 15:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It's no bother at all," Aalyssa assured her. She got to her feet and took a chair over to sit next to to the door.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 14 posts
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 22:36
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Fortune was going to be fashionably late to the feast. She was decked out in a fine dress made by Millie Buckley before the raid, she even had some jewelry on. Her skirts swished as she walked near the healing room door.
Aalyssa
 Player, 52 posts
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 05:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa heard footsteps nearing the room. She got to her feet and peeked out the door. "Excuse me," she said softly.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 15 posts
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 05:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Fortune turned, a smile on her lips.
"Hello."
Aalyssa
 Player, 53 posts
Fri 12 Jan 2018
at 15:32
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Good evening," Aalyssa greeted with a hint of a curtsey and a smile. "Are you on the way to the feast in the hall?"
Fortune Calm
 Player, 16 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 03:18
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Yes, I am." Fortune peered curiously at Aalyssa.
Aalyssa
 Player, 54 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 03:29
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Oh, good. I have a patient who would like some fish, if they should have any. That is, if they can spare anyone to bring a tray up."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 17 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 03:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"There is still a patient not well enough to attend the feast? This is the first event since the raid." Fortune said. "Bringing up a tray of food should be possible."
Aalyssa
 Player, 55 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 04:40
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Every one being healed from the raid doesn't stop ongoing injuries and illnesses, I fear." Aalyssa smiled again, "If you wouldn't mind inquiring for me, it would be appreciated very much."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 18 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 04:51
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Just fish? Nothing else?" Fortune asked.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:17, Sat 13 Jan 2018.

Aalyssa
 Player, 56 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 04:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Some bread and whatever vegetables they are serving," Aalyssa added.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 19 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 05:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Fortune turned in a swirl of skirts and headed to the Main Hall.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 351 posts
Sat 13 Jan 2018
at 08:18
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
It was muffled, but Pinja could hear the voices of those attending the feast. Everyone in the keep besides herself and Aalyssa was probably there. She shuddered at the thought of being there, around so many people.
Aalyssa
 Player, 57 posts
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 01:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Alyssa returned to Pinja. "Hopefully she will find someone who is available and that they have fish."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 352 posts
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 01:41
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I used to like parties like that." Pinja said, still trembling at the thought of being up there.
Aalyssa
 Player, 58 posts
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 02:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I did too," Aalyssa admitted. "Only when I had Konner though."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 353 posts
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 07:22
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I loved dancing." Pinja fidgeted with her cap, remembering dancing at balls. She was a great dancer, possibly one of the best. It was as if her feet never touched the ground. Pinja missed it, and how she felt before Jack ruined everything,
Aalyssa
 Player, 59 posts
Sun 14 Jan 2018
at 13:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I always enjoyed looking at all of the dresses. And the food." Aalyssa had only liked dancing when it was with Konner. She had never liked other men touching her. She never trusted them, not knowing if it was someone her mother had influenced or not.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 354 posts
Thu 1 Feb 2018
at 21:48
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I never should have danced with so many men... I loved dancing, it was like flying, I'd dance with whoever asked me..." Pinja pulled her cap over her ears. "Even Jack... more than once... I didn't know I was asking for it, but I was asking for it dancing with him... I didn't know it would make him think to do what he did." Pinja seemed to shrink under her cap.
Aalyssa
 Player, 60 posts
Fri 2 Feb 2018
at 03:29
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Dancing with someone is not asking for anything to happen," Aalyssa replied. "It can be part of courtship, but a decent man would never force himself on someone."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 355 posts
Fri 2 Feb 2018
at 03:52
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I led him on. I probably led a lot of men on. If Jack didn't kidnap me another man would have."
Aalyssa
 Player, 61 posts
Fri 2 Feb 2018
at 22:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Your village must be filled with monsters as opposed to men."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 356 posts
Sat 3 Feb 2018
at 00:29
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"They just expect it after a girl dances with them like that." Pinja said.
Aalyssa
 Player, 62 posts
Sat 3 Feb 2018
at 00:43
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I have never witnessed such expectations, and I even spent time in a royal court."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 357 posts
Sat 3 Feb 2018
at 00:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"The women there must have been more responsible and not dance with everyone that asked."
Aalyssa
 Player, 63 posts
Sat 3 Feb 2018
at 02:47
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa let out a most unfeminine snort. "You have never been to a royal court before. It's a hotbed of bedhopping, spying and backstabbing."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 358 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 00:52
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja blushed. "It's different in Boville. Ladies only go to bed with their husbands... Unless they're mistresses... Or prostitutes." Pinja blushed some more. "Around one third of the marriages start like mine did, bride kidnapping."
Aalyssa
 Player, 64 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 01:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"What a horrid sounding place. Perhaps the king should raze the whole village to the ground."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 359 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 02:24
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja shrugged. "Two thirds of marriages don't start that way... I don't think..." Pinja trailed off. She had been to a lot of weddings that seemed to have little anticipation after the bride had been absent from social occasions for weeks before. "Oh God..."
Aalyssa
 Player, 65 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 03:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"What is it?"
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 360 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 03:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm so stupid." Pinja said. "So many weddings I had been to. They were like mine."
Aalyssa
 Player, 66 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 04:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It is a horrible way to do things. The king needs to put an end to it."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 361 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 04:51
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It's tradition." Pinja said unhappily.
Aalyssa
 Player, 67 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 21:47
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"New traditions replace old all the time."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 362 posts
Sun 4 Feb 2018
at 22:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Not all marriages are like that..." Pinja said. "Just if the girl might be pregnant..."
Aalyssa
 Player, 68 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 00:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You will pardon me, I hope, if I should say that under such circumstances, each bride could be suspected of being pregnant."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 363 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 01:13
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That's why they're kept for a month." Pinja said.
Aalyssa
 Player, 69 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 02:41
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Very distasteful."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 364 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 02:54
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It was a nightmare." Pinja said in a small voice.
Aalyssa
 Player, 70 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 03:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I maintain the whole village needs to be razed. And it sounds like most of the men need jailing."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 20 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 04:42
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Laden with a tray of food, Fortune arrived at the door. "Hello, I am back!"
Aalyssa
 Player, 71 posts
Mon 5 Feb 2018
at 21:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa hurried to the door. She accepted the tray with a smile. "Thank you very much."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 21 posts
Wed 7 Feb 2018
at 23:29
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"How is everything going here?" Fortune asked cheerily.
Aalyssa
 Player, 72 posts
Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 00:56
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It is going very well, thank you for inquiring." Aalyssa smiled.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 22 posts
Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 01:06
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That's good. Will the patients be well enough to join for dessert?" Fortune asked.
Aalyssa
 Player, 73 posts
Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 03:13
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"No, I fear not. It's their ankle, you see. They aren't able to put weight down on it just yet."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 23 posts
Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 06:38
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Missing the feast over a hurt ankle?" Fortune was aghast. "Couldn't they use a crutch or someone to help bring them to the feast?"
Aalyssa
 Player, 74 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 05:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"The injury just happened, we need to keep it elevated for now due to swelling," Aalyssa explained.
Fortune Calm
 Player, 24 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 05:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Such a shame." Fortune said.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 365 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 05:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja shrank behind Aalyssa's screen. She remembered Widow Calm, she was a frequent customer at Millie's shop. She must have inherited a lot of money from her late husband because she bought a new dress almost every week.

Pinja did not want to think about Millie's shop because she would end up remembering what happend to her the last time she had been there. She shuddered.
Aalyssa
 Player, 75 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 06:06
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Poor timing, to be certain."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 25 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 06:10
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Is there anything else I can do?" Fortune asked.
Aalyssa
 Player, 76 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 13:55
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Oh, no thank you. We are good for now. Again, thank you so much for your assistance."
Fortune Calm
 Player, 26 posts
Fri 9 Feb 2018
at 23:58
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"All right." Fortune said. She turned and left.
Aalyssa
 Player, 77 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 00:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa carried the tray over to Pinja. "Here you go, Pinja."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 366 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 01:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
The salmon looked good. But there was way too much food on this tray. Even before Pinja had bad things happen to her there was no way she could have eaten half of it.

"You're going to eat some of this too?" Pinja asked hopefully.
Aalyssa
 Player, 78 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 02:38
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I can, but I will wait until you've eaten your fill," Aalyssa replied.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 367 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 02:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I eat so slow it will be cold by then." Pinja said.
Aalyssa
 Player, 79 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 03:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I can reheat it over the fire."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 368 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 03:24
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Please just eat with me." Pinja said.
Aalyssa
 Player, 80 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 05:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa wasn't particularly hungry, but she relented and sat down next to Pinja. "If you insist."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 369 posts
Sat 10 Feb 2018
at 05:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja was still having a hard time eating. She did not think she would be able to eat if Aalyssa was not eating.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 370 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja gasped when she heard the sound of glasses clinking from the Main Hall. The last time she had heard that had been at her own farce of a wedding, when Jack kissed her- or what passed for a kiss from him. Forcing his mouth against hers so she could taste blood from her own teeth cutting her lip, taste his foul breath of sour wine and ham.

Before Pinja knew what she was doing she had dropped the roll in her hand, fled from th tray to a nearby bucket and was vomiting.
Aalyssa
 Player, 81 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:47
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Pinja? What's wrong?" Aalyssa asked, leaping to her feet.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 371 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 02:54
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja knelt on the floor beside the bucket.

"The glasses.... I can taste him kissing me." Pinja said, and retched one more time. "I-I'm too close to it, the feast, the people, the kissing." She said shakily.
Aalyssa
 Player, 82 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:18
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Hmm." Aalyssa looked around the room. "I'm not sure how to make it quieter in here. I'm actually surprised you could hear anything from the main hall with the door closed."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 372 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja shivered. "I think I should go."
Aalyssa
 Player, 84 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Go? Go where?" Aalyssa was alarmed. Pinja was in no condition to even move to another room, much less travel.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 373 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:40
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Some place I can't hear it." Pinja said, touching her cap. "Maybe I should go back to my room." Pinja still hated the thought of being alone, and dreaded the walk to the dormitory.
Aalyssa
 Player, 85 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:45
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"If you wish. I can walk with you so you're not in the hall alone."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 374 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 03:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Please." Pinja said. She was afraid to be alone, it was hard enough to be alone in her room but walking the keep grounds alone terrified her.
Aalyssa
 Player, 86 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 01:56
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Of course." Aalyssa grabbed her shawl. "Did you bring a wrap with you?"
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 375 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:03
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja shook her head. "No, just this." She picked up the book she had brought with her.
Aalyssa
 Player, 87 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:36
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa reached for another of her shawls and handed it to Pinja.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 376 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:46
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Thank you." Pinja wrapped the shawl over her shoulders.
Aalyssa
 Player, 88 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 02:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa gave her a small smile. "You're very welcome."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 377 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:02
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Pinja hugged the borrowed shawl to herself as she stepped out of the door.
Aalyssa
 Player, 89 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 03:04
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Aalyssa followed quietly.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 677 posts
Wed 4 Apr 2018
at 01:17
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Millicent Gerthrim:
"All right," Millie replied. "I can't enjoy the party anyway with my head pounding."


Difyr opened the door to the healing room.

"I can fix up something for your headache in a minute." She said, then called to the curtained area. "Aalyssa! Millie is here."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 127 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 03:58
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Thank you." Millie rubbed her temple and tried her best to fight her threatening tears.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 678 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 04:05
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr stirred some powder into a hot cup of tea. She handed the cup to Millie.

"So what is bothering you besides a headache?" Difyr asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 128 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 04:50
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Millie blew on the steaming liquid to cool it just a hint. She let out a sigh. One of my customers believes that I should go husband hunting. I gave up on that dream long ago. It's always been fairly obvious no one would have an interest in me. I tried explaining that to her, but she wouldn't listen. On top of that, she wants to match her granddaughter with Lek, despite Lek being in love with someone already."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 679 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 04:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You're still young- I was much older than you before I gave up on ever getting married." Difyr said. "But this client does seem to be sticking her nose where it doesn't belong."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 129 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 05:03
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Millie drank her tea and then stared at the cup still held in her hands. "It's not the age. It...it just hurts too much to keep wishing and dreaming for something that will never happen. There's just...something wrong with someone who has never had anyone care about her besides her twin brother. No friends, cousins that run the other way when they see me. My heart just can't take it. And I'll lose Pinja now that I've been convinced to take on an apprentice. I could use the help with the workload, especially as the homes are being finished and people can think about their other needs."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 680 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 05:48
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You won't lose Pinja, you're her best friend." Difyr said. "I didn't think she would go back to helping you with your dress shop, not after what had happened to her... every time she sees a pair of scissors she has a flashback."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 130 posts
Thu 12 Apr 2018
at 11:22
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know, but she also won't be comfortable with someone she doesn't know being there all the time either."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 681 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 02:38
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I was going to see about getting Pinja outside more often." Difyr said. "She spends all her time in her room or here."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 131 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 02:42
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I tried to talk her into a walk in the garden the other day. I had no luck," Millie replied sadly.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 682 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 03:14
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr sighed and rubbed her temples. "I almost want to drag her out."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 132 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 03:31
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It would just terrify her, and she would refuse to leave the room forever."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 683 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 03:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know." Difyr said. "I'm hoping she'll be more outgoing after her pregnancy, but she needs fresh air."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 133 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 04:08
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That and I would like her to be at ease when the shop and our apartment is ready, so it will be easy to move her there."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 684 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 04:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"She's still afraid of your brother?" Difyr asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 134 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 05:01
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Oh yes. She completely falls apart if he even pokes his head in the room."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 685 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 05:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That's really too bad, she didn't used to be." Difyr said. "This kind of thing... it's going to take time for her to stop being so scared."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 135 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 05:41
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I Know. Lek is willing to be patient. He is determined to wait, in fact."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 686 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 06:02
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't know if they ever would have had that kind of relationship, but it was good that there was at least one man she wasn't afraid to be around." Difyr said. "Then the attack happened and even that was lost."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 136 posts
Fri 13 Apr 2018
at 14:21
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I mentioned that to Lek, and he didn't care. He just wants to be with her and protect her." Millie let out a sigh. "But yes, that is lost now too."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 687 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:02
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"The tea I give her to calm down hardly works anymore." Difyr said.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 137 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:13
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I suppose the tea can only help so much. Especially when it was such a horrid trauma."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 688 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"She could have died." Difyr said. "And for a while there she wanted to... at least she wants to live now."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 138 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:35
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Hopefully that's a sign of good things to come," Millie agreed as she nodded.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 689 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"How is your head?" Difyr asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 139 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Millie shrugged her shoulders. "It's better, but still hurts. I'll probably be awake all night trying to make those dreams go away once more."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 690 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:45
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
I could give you something to help you sleep." Difyr offered.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 140 posts
Sat 28 Apr 2018
at 04:50
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Then I would just have to deal with it in the morning. I know she meant well, but people just have to understand that I have accepted I will always be alone, and leave me alone about it."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 691 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr glanced uncomfortably at the wall separating them from the room next door. She decided to pretend she didn't hear anything for Millie's sake.

"Don't give up on your dreams. Do your best to make yourself happy by doing whatever makes you happy and pursue new dreams, but don't give up on your old ones if you still want them. You're still very young, and even if you were an ancient woman like myself that doesn't mean you can't fall in love and if it's children you want there are always little ones that need families."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 141 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:13
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Millie shrugged. "You're not ancient, Difyr." She sighed. "If it is going to happen, he will have to find me. I won't go out of my way to purposely set myself up for heartbreak. I know what the boys my age around her always said. Too plain, too dull, too quiet. Passionless. I think I heard a few mention being an ice princess."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 692 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:21
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Then you obviously haven't met the right guy yet." Difyr said. She put a kettle of already hot water over the fire so it would whistle.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 142 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know everyone my age or even near my age that live here in the village."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 693 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:29
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Maybe you need to meet someone who is not from Buckley Village." Difyr shouted over the shriek of the kettle. The kettle whistling was not working. "Do you want me to walk you to your room? I want to check on Pinja and we can talk more on the way."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 143 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"There's too many people in Portside. I'm frightend of talking to anyone there."Then she noded. "All right. I have a few last minute things to do on Sileas' dress anyway."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 694 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 18:51
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You wouldn't have to leave, but I think it would be good for you to travel. I wish I had time to travel." Difyr took the kettle off the fire and pretended not to hear what was going on next door. "A lot of new people are coming to help rebuild Buckley Village."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 144 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:13
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Travel? I have customers needing clothing. And it wouldn't be much fun going alone."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 695 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:26
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"How about with your brother?" Difyr asked as she walked out the door. "He will be traveling a lot with Wulfsen. Sileas will probably be with them too. Sileas will be expected to dress well and will need someone to mend her dresses if they're damaged."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 921 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:30
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas Spenser:
Sileas curled into a ball. "PLease be all right, please be all right, please be all right," she continued whispering. Tears streaked down her cheeks.


Wulfsen narrowly missed crashing into the healer.

"Sileas- she's hurt- horse threw her!" He gasped in a panic.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 145 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:33
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Hmm," she hadn't considered any of that. "I suppose it might be possible Sileas would choose me to be her personal seamstress even. I suppose I do need the apprentice after all."

She glanced up when Wulfsen interrupted. "Midnight's never thrown her before. The babe!"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 696 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
This could be very bad, what was Sileas even doing riding a horse?

She ducked back in the room to grab one of her baskets, then back into the hallway and took a torch from a sconce on the wall.

"Millie, could you get Brighid please?" Difyr asked. "Where is Sileas?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 922 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 19:41
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"By the barracks, hurry!" Wulfsen turned and ran back towards where he left Sileas.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 146 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Millie nodded and ran back toward the main hall.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 697 posts
Sat 5 May 2018
at 20:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr hurried after Wulfsen.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 939 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 03:52
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas Spenser:
Sileas was still angry with Wulfsen, but she was having great trouble maintaining her anger. But she knew they were going to need to talk. Tonight. But for now, she was just going to enjoy where she was.


As he was carrying her, Wulfsen realized that in less than 24 hours he would be carrying her over the threshold as his wife. He blushed beat red.

"Er, where do you want her?" He asked Difyr.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 708 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 03:54
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Just set her on one of the beds." Difyr said.
Brighid Spenser
 Player, 98 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 04:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Brie, Shawn and Millie followed closely and then entered the room.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 940 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 04:17
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
That made Wulfsen's blush deepen. He gently set Sileas down on one of the beds and willed his face to return to its normal color.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 503 posts
Wed 9 May 2018
at 04:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas wiggled around, getting herself comfortable.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 709 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:06
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You're able to move without any discomfort?" Difyr asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 504 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:08
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas nodded. "Now that the initial pain has subsided, there's no real discomfort. Other than in my pride."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 710 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You probably knocked the wind out of yourself when you fell." Difyr said. "Which was undoubtedly scary... but it seems you are all right."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 505 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:15
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Probably. It happened so suddenly, and Midnight's never done anything like that before," Sileas admitted. "I guess he was reacting to my own emotions."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 941 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:17
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Wulfsen hovered nearby. He was still blushing a little. He reached for Sileas's hand.

"What was the matter?" He asked anxiously.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 506 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:21
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I was..." Sileas sighed, trying to decide how to word it. "I was feeling stung and betrayed. I was...running away." She glanced at the others in the room. "Can we have a few minutes please?"
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 527 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:24
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Lek had already felt uncomfortable enough today and was happy to leave. He looked to Wulfsen and was given a nod. He stepped into the hall.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 711 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:26
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I was going to walk Millie to the dormitory and check on Pinja anyways." Difyr said. "Take your time."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 152 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:26
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Millie followed, along with Aunt Brie and a reluctant to leave Uncle Shawn. Aunt Brie nearly had to drag him out.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 507 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
In reply to Difyr Bateman (msg # 478):

"Thank you."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 712 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:32
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
In reply to Millicent Gerthrim (msg # 479):

"Let's see how Pinja has been doing." Difyr said to Millie after they left the room.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 153 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:33
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"All right. I'll see you later, Aunt Brie, Uncle Shawn. And you too, Lek."
Lek Gerthrim
 Player, 528 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Can I come with you?" Lek asked Millie. "Not in your room or anything, I don't want to scare Pinja... I just have an idea I want to talk to you about."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 154 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:35
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
She eyed her twin quizzically. "Sure."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 508 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:36
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas eyed Wulfsen. She waited for him to yell at her or worse, discover that he wouldn't have cared if she had gone. Her fingers clutched her skirt at her sides.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 942 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 485):

Wulfsen sunk into the chair next to the bed. "Why were you running away? Have you changed your mind?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 509 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:42
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"No, I hadn't changed my mind. I felt like my heart had been broken into a million pieces again. I never wanted to feel like that again." Sileas wiped at her eyes. "But if I'm to be nothing but a bed warmer to you, then perhaps I do need to rethink my future."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 943 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:47
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You're a what?!" Wulfsen stared at Sileas. "You are much more to me than someone to share a bed with. When I proposed to you I was willing to even have separate beds in case you preferred it that way after what Andy did to you. Why do you think that?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 510 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:51
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas sighed, then sucked in a breath. "Because you didn't protect me against the things Yehudit was accusing me of. We should be one another's strength, I would never have allowed someone to talk to you like that. And then all I remembered was hearing the boys saying they didn't want to be with me because I was too strong and didn't need anyone." She lowed her head, a tear slipping down her cheek, "I want what my parents have. I'm tired of being strong all the time. I want to feel and know that I am loved and treasured." She ended on a hiccup.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 944 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 03:56
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm never sure how to respond when Yehudit gets like that." Wulfsen's shoulders slumped. "I'm sorry, I failed you."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 511 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:01
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"All I need is to feel protected and safe," Sileas whispered. "Yehudit is always that way. We're also going to need to find a way to get our private time away from her. And whenever I say I want to be alone, I mean away from her. I always want you to follow me. And don't allow me to push you away."

She glanced at him. "I don't want separate beds, but I do need to warn you that at times, I still have nightmares. Just make sure I know it's you holding me and hold me close."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 945 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:05
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"How much of Yehudit is just Yehudit and how much of it is Molech's child?" Wulfsen asked. He hesitated a moment, then rose from the chair to sit next to Sileas on the bed. He wrapped an arm around her. "I think I can do that... but I don't want to smother you."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 512 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:08
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Truthfully, I don't know. She just won't give me any space. That was why Larrigan and I locked her in the coat room in the schoolhouse."

She snuggled into his arms. "I don't think you'd smother me. It's not like we'd be together all the time, not while you're doing your work for the keep. And I think I would like to return to teaching during the day," she added, unaware of what any of her responsibilities as his wife would be. She rested her cheek against his chest and slid her arm around him.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 946 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:11
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"If you have time for teaching..." Wulfsen said, stroking her cheek.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 513 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:12
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Why wouldn't I have time..." Sileas paled and rolled her eyes. "Please don't tell me you want me to learn to cook. I don't think anyone would teach me...I nearly burned down Aunt Aislyn's bakery the last time."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 920 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Yehudit heard... something... that did not sound like Wulfsen comforting Sileas over losing a babe. She blushed and stomped to the healing room door.

"They can't blame this one on me being a bad influence." Yehudit grumbled, then threw open the door, covering her eyes with her free arm. "Stop that you two! Get decent!"

Yehudit reluctantly lowered her arm to look at Sileas and Wulfsen. They were sitting in a bed but were fully dressed. Those sounds were not coming from them.

"Oh meyn got!" Yehudit felt like she was going to die when she realized who she was hearing making those noises. Somehow it was more uncomfortable than deliberately barging in on Sileas and Wulfsen. It took Yehudit several minutes to recover.

"Sileas, are you all right? Is the baby all right?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 947 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 04:24
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
In reply to Sileas Spenser (msg # 495):

"No cooking, but-" Wulfsen was interrupted by Yehudit barging in with her eyes covered and telling them to stop and get decent. Wulfsen was confused because they were behaving, even if they were sitting on a bed, and they were decent.

"I don't know what to do with your cousin- what do you want me to do?" Wulfsen asked Sileas in a whisper.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 514 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 10:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas was equally confused by Yehudit's outburst. "The babe and I are fine, Yehudit." Her confusion was evident in her voice. "You can return to the feast, we'll be rejoining in a bit, I believe. We're just taking some time for me to rest and talk some things over. Alone."

"I don't know," she whispered. "We might need a small group of guards just to keep her out when we want privacy."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 948 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 21:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"And in moments like this?" Wulfsen whispered to Sileas.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 921 posts
Sun 20 May 2018
at 21:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Are you going to behave yourselves?" Yehudit asked suspiciously.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 515 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 00:56
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
In reply to Wulfsen Thornblade (msg # 499):

"Yes, because I believe serious conversations between a husband and wife should be in private." She glanced at Yehudit. "Yes, we're behaving ourselves."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 922 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 01:02
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Okay, you have..." Yehudit calculated in her head, taking in the couple's fancy clothes. "Fifteen minutes and I'm barging in again."

Yehudit shut the door and clopped away.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 949 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 01:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Do you want me to bar the door?" Wulfsen asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 516 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 01:14
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas stared in shocked silence at the door, surprised Yehudit had taken her at her word. "Let's see if she keeps her word and waits fifteen minutes. Now then," Sileas began. "You said no cooking, but..."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 950 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 02:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You're going to be in charge of the household..." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 517 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 02:52
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas paled. "In charge of...the household?!?!" The last word came out as a high squeak. "The entire household? I don't know anything at all about running a household!!!! That involves cooking, Wulfsen! And I can't sew either." She gulped audibly.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 951 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:03
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"What- no no no." Wulfsen had not expected Sileas to panic. "We have servants, cooking staff, tailors."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 518 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas calmed slightly. "So...I need to get comfortable with telling people what to do?" She wasn't altogether certain she could do that either. "So I give them instructions each morning? I still don't know why I wouldn't have time for teaching."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 952 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:18
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You could probably still find time." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 519 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Something in his tone and word choice made Sileas skeptical. There was something else he wasn't telling her. "Probably doesn't sound very definite. Is there more responsibilities that you haven't told me?"
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 953 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 03:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You'd be helping me run the Keep." Wulfsen said. "It can get time consuming."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 520 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:01
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas glanced down at her lap. "I feel unprepared and unqualified," she said softly. "I don't know anything about doing this. And I don't know anyone who does."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 954 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You won't be alone. I'll be there, and the servants know their jobs." Wulfsen said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 521 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:11
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas puffed out a breath at a lock of hair that had fallen in her eyes. "I don't want to embarrass you. I suppose I will be all right on day to day things."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 955 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:14
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You can do it." Wulfsen said, giving her a hug.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 522 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:17
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas snuggled against him, content in knowing that he had confidence in her. She only hoped she could keep it.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 956 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 04:26
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Wulfsen kissed her cheek.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 523 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 11:54
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas smiled. They sat quietly for a few moments before she said "We should get back before Yehudit comes charging in here and hurts herself breaking down the door."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 957 posts
Mon 21 May 2018
at 20:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Wulfsen nodded. He got up and held out a hand to help Sileas up.

"Do you feel up to dancing?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 524 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:21
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I should probably keep it to a slow dance, but then, I don't know a lot of dances more than a slow one." Sileas grinned. "Besides, that way I get to be held."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 958 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:36
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"As long as we can behave." Wulfsen grinned back.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 525 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:45
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"We will just have to try extra hard to behave."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 959 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 01:54
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Wulfsen led Sileas towards the door.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 526 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 02:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas followed, then paused, hearing the noise from the next room for the first time. She cringed. "Dare I say we were not the only ones affected."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 960 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 02:14
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't know... Your Aunt and Uncle had been staying in that room." Wulfsen tried not to think about it.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 527 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 02:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know. Honestly."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 961 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 02:38
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Wulfsen started to laugh. "No wonder Yehudit thought we were doing... things."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 528 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 03:17
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Indeed. They are a bit...loud..." Sileas shuddered.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 962 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 03:38
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Very... How did we not hear all this sooner?" Wulfsen asked.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 529 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 03:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I suppose we were too focused on repairing our issues. Speaking of which...don't allow me to keep things bottled up inside. Everyone has always expected me to be the strong one, so I tend to not say anything when I'm upset. I lean more to run and hide. Just like I stayed hidden in my flat over the schoolroom for nearly a year after...Andy. I missed all of Mama's pregnancy with the triplets." Tears filled her eyes at the thought of her lost little sisters. And Sara. She wished Haroth had stayed with them, even though she knew how happy he was.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 963 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 03:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You have to be open with me." Wulfsen said, giving Sileas a hug.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 530 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 04:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know, and I will try. It's a huge change, and it's going to take me some time to get accustomed to being open about it." She snuggled into his embrace. "It's the price of being expected to be strong for so long."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 923 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 04:13
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Thirty seconds!" Yehudit shouted.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 531 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 04:17
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"We will be barring our doors once wed," Sileas stated. "It's just a shame we can't soundproof them too."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 964 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 04:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Wulfsen nodded.

"I don't think we can ever do anything that would be that loud." He said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 532 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 04:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't think anyone else could ever do anything louder than that," Sileas giggled.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 924 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 04:49
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Time's up!" Yehudit threw the door open.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 533 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 12:58
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Oy! You could have a career as a chaperone!" Sileas exclaimed.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 925 posts
Tue 22 May 2018
at 23:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Yehudit scowled. "Not for anyone who can do math."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 534 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 02:42
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I can do math just fine, thank you very much. We had important things to discuss."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 926 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 03:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Your wedding is tomorrow and when is Sileas Junior due?" Yehudit asked sarcastically. "No parent will ask me to chaperone their children."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 535 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 03:16
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas sighed and clenched her fingers tightly around Wulfsen's hand. "It's close enough for people to just assume the babe came early. But you know, if you hate me so much, you could just leave me alone. And by the way, no one expected you to monitor my every move and probably think it's weird that you do."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 927 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 03:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't hate you." Yehudit glowered. "If you hate me so much why don't you banish me?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 536 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 04:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Me? I'm not the one who's been dripping venom with everything I've said tonight. I don't hate you. I just don't understand why you're suddenly acting this way with me. You've been nothing but accusatory and mean tonight."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 928 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 04:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You're the one who was trying to blame me for what you did in the hall!" Yehudit said. "I should have just stayed on my room."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 537 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 04:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas sighed. "I wasn't trying to blame you. I was trying to determine if you may have inadvertently done something because of what you were thinking about. I didn't believe you did anything intentional. And I did say I believed you."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 929 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 05:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You didn't believe me at first." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 538 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 05:05
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Honestly, can you blame me for that? You've been obsessed with seeing guys shirtless for years."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 930 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 05:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"And you blame me when it's you two in a bed with that noise coming into the hall?" Yehudit gestured towards the room next door.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 539 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 12:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"We were distracted, and hadn't heard it," Sileas admitted. "But once we did, we understood why you thought it was us. I'm sorry if I sounded like I was accusing you earlier, I hadn't meant to. I knew you did nothing intentional, I just wanted you to think about something else if you were thinking about shirtless men."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 931 posts
Wed 23 May 2018
at 21:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"But Wulfsen kept his shirt on. There weren't any shirtless men." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 540 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 00:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"No, but you've also been known to imagine them shirtless."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 932 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 01:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Shirtless isn't the same as what you two were doing." Yehudit said.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 541 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 01:42
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Bai's theory is that whomever was thinking any sorts of thoughts relating to...physical activity type things...affected the air. And obviously, whoever is in the room next door was affected worse."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 933 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 01:51
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Yehudit just scoffed. "That's just Aunt Ais and Uncle Nelek. Remember how they used to be? This is probably the first time they have been alone in ages."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 542 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 02:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"One would think they could have waited until after the feast, at the very least."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 934 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 02:11
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Dessert was already served." Yehudit shrugged. "They have left dinners and other get-togethers early before. Uncle Nelek seemed prone to after dinner headaches but was always giving Aunt Ais looks. I used to think that look meant 'we are getting out of washing the dishes' until I learned where babies come from."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 965 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 02:16
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Wulfsen was learning more about his bride-to-be's family than he ever wanted to know.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 543 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 02:59
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Hmm. How'd I not ever notice that?" Though to be truthful, until her first kiss, she had been fairly oblivious to anything dealing with romance.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 935 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:10
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Because they didn't live next door to you." Yehudit asked. "I probably remember Uncle Nelek's after dinner headaches better than you because usually when he got a headache his kids wound up staying with us... Our apartment got crowded with eleven kids..."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 544 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:25
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"True." She turned to Wulfsen. "Let's get back to the hall before we miss the dancing. Bad enough we missed out on the cake."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 966 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Wulfsen smiled and offered Sileas his arm.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 545 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:31
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas hooked her arm around his. "Are you coming?" Sileas asked of her cousin.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 936 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:34
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Eventually." Yehudit limped.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 546 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"All right." Sileas quietly slowed her step so they wouldn't leave Yehudit behind.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 937 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Yehudit's bad ankle was killing her, but she limped behind Sileas and did her best to keep pace.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 547 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 03:57
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas leaned slightly against Wulfsen's shoulder.
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 967 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Wulfsen felt like they were moving at a crawl. He glanced at hte limping YEhudit, then back to Sileas.

"Should I just carry her?" He whispered to Sileas.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 548 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:19
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It would be quicker. But be prepared, you'll be facing the wrath of Aunt Lia when we get there." She sighed. "Of course, she'll be angry either way."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 968 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:23
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"You're not chaperone enough?" Wulfsen asked hopefully. He did not want to be killed tonight.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 549 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:24
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Aunt Lia despises me. She says I keep leading Yehudit into danger. Never mind all the times I told Yehudit to stay behind and she didn't listen. If I said the sky is blue, she'd swear it's orange."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 969 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 04:27
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I don't want to die before our wedding night." Wulfsen said. But he was afraid that everyone would leave before they got back at this rate.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 550 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 15:24
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know. We'll have to risk her believing my word."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 970 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 22:44
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Here's hoping Aron can calm her." Wulfsen said and turned to Yehudit. "Here Yehudit, I'll carry you."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 938 posts
Thu 24 May 2018
at 22:50
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Yehudit blinked. "Sileas?"
Sileas Spenser
 player, 551 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 00:03
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Just how long have you been on that ankle tonight? It's much better for you if Wulfsen carries you to the hall."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 939 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 00:22
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"It doesn't hurt too bad." Yehudit lied. "I just wanted to make sure you weren't going to think I was seducing Wulfsen or something."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 552 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 01:17
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas gave her an I-know-better-than-that look. "No, I won't believe you're seducing him."
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 940 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 01:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Okay, but even if he keeps his shirt on Mama will probably kill him." Yehudit said, letting Wulfsen pick her up.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 553 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 02:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas frowned. "She better hadn't."
Wulfsen Thornblade
 Player, 971 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 02:37
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'm not taking my shirt off." Wulfsen said and lifted Yehudit. He held her like she was a wet puppy he was afraid of being peed on.
Sileas Spenser
 player, 554 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 03:14
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I know you're not," Sileas replied. She somehow managed to not snicker at the way Wulfsen was holding her cousin. She moved so she was walking next to him, the perfect position to be considered a chaperone.
Yehudit Buckley
 Player, 941 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 03:18
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"This works." Yehudit said, her feet dangling. "Mama will think you fished me out of the privy chute."
Sileas Spenser
 player, 555 posts
Fri 25 May 2018
at 03:32
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Sileas let out an unladylike snort.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 725 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 02:15
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"When are you going to see Pinja?" Difyr asked Aalyssa as she smoothed a wrinkle from her dress.
Aalyssa
 Player, 96 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 02:22
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I'll probably head that way right after you leave. I presume she's not attending the wedding?"
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 726 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 02:53
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Being around people is enough to make her uncomfortable. Just being near a wedding is hard on her." Difyr said.
Aalyssa
 Player, 97 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:00
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"That's why I felt she wouldn't be going," Aalyssa replied. She'd never admit it out loud, but aside from her daughters'weddings, she couldn't much handle them herself, although for different reasons.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 727 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:15
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr nodded. "It should be quiet near the dormitories."
Aalyssa
 Player, 98 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:20
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Aye. No doubt every one will be down enjoying the feast and festivities."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 728 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr nodded. "So, maybe if you can distract her from thinking about there being a wedding going on she will be all right."
Aalyssa
 Player, 99 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:30
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Don't mind distracting myself, while I'm at it. If you could have someone bring up food later...no wedding cake though. Not for either of us."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 729 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:36
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Sure. If I can I'll bring it over myself." Difyr said.
Aalyssa
 Player, 100 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 03:39
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Thanks. Though if there are other pastries, I'll take some of them."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 730 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 04:06
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Of course." Difyr said.
Aalyssa
 Player, 101 posts
Fri 22 Jun 2018
at 12:06
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"And do give Sileas and Lord Thornblade my love and best wishes," Aalyssa added.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 731 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 03:28
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"I will." Difyr promised.
Aalyssa
 Player, 102 posts
Mon 25 Jun 2018
at 03:35
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"Thanks. I guess we should get going."
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 732 posts
Wed 18 Jul 2018
at 01:58
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr nodded and headed for the main hall.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 740 posts
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 21:02
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Millicent Gerthrim:
Millie couldn't believe Lek had done it either, but everything in him changed when Pinja was involved. She doubted there would have been a duel had it just been her that Edgar had trash talked.


"To the garden?" Difyr asked.
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 258 posts
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 21:07
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
"To the garden." She prayed she wasn't going to witness her brother's murder.
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 741 posts
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 21:09
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr nodded and hurried.

To the Garden->
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 259 posts
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 21:10
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Millie followed the healer.


--->to the garden
Difyr Bateman
 Player, 746 posts
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 04:29
The Keep - Healing Room (3)
Difyr entered the room and set down her basket. She flopped down in a chair and looked down at herself. Her nice dress was stained with blood Lek's blood. Difyr groaned, sometimes she wishes she wasn't a healer, that she could go one day without seeing people's insides.