The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room.   Posted by Threadmaster.Group: 0
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 402 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:07
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"No, men think you're interested in them that way if you look them in the eye." Pinja sat up in bed. "I gave Lek the wrong idea."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 206 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:17
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"Using that logic, I should be very very offended then. I was brought up that eye contact was a sign of paying attention to what the other person was saying. I've made eye contact with lots of people, including men. And no one has ever felt anything toward me. I think eye contact is just being polite."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 403 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:30
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"The men from your village tend to be more... polite... than the ones in Boville." Pinja said. "They might get the idea you're interested in them that way but they don't go for bride kidnapping."
Millicent Gerthrim
 NPC, 207 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:37
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"Then you know there was no harm done by making eye contact with Lek." Millie clutched her blanket in her fingers. Her villagers may be more polite, but that definitely proved that no one but family could care less about her. She closed her eyes. "Good night, Pinja." She rolled over and pulled her blanket over her head.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 404 posts
Tue 29 May 2018
at 16:57
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"But there was harm done... He thinks he's in love with me and is throwing his life away over it." Pinja whispered. She lay back down on the pillow, hating herself. "Good night, Millie."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 405 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:34
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
As much as Pinja tried, she could not keep the cruel memories from creeping up on her. She dropped the book she had been trying to read and curled into a tight ball, her knees knocked the cap from her short blond hair. She shook and whimpered.
Aalyssa
 Player, 103 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:46
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Aalyssa looked up from her own book, then set it down  beside her. "Pinja? Are you all right?"
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 406 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 03:52
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"No." Pinja whispered, still shaking. She could see the scissors hovering over her face, hear the laughter and jeers, smell smoke, taste the blood, feel the rough hands holding her down.
Aalyssa
 Player, 104 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 11:58
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Aalyssa rose and walked over to Pinja, and sat down next to her. "You're safe. I'm right here and I will not let anyone harm you."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 407 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:06
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Pinja flinched into a tighter ball. Another girl might want her mother with her at a time like this, but Pinja's mother would have been of no comfort, that woman had considered her ruined and insisted she marry Jack after he had held her in that cabin for a month. Pinja felt beyond ruined now; scarred up, face mutilated, carrying an unwanted babe inside her.

She shook even harder. In her mind she was back in the raided dress shop. Jack was chopping off her hair. The gray haired midwife with the soulless eyes stood beside her. "I can tell she's been with other men, a lot of them. Make it so anyone else that sees her knows it too."

Pinja was too scared to scream. A small cry managed to escape her.

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Aalyssa
 Player, 105 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:12
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"Pinja, focus on my voice. It's Aalyssa. I'm right here with you. Follow my voice. It's only the two of us here," Aalyssa said calmly.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 408 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:16
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Pinja whimpered. She could dimly hear Aalyssa's voice, but what was happening in her mind was more real. She was deep in the flashback.
Aalyssa
 Player, 106 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:22
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Aalyssa began to lightly sing an Elven lullaby. They tended to be very gentle and calming, so she gave it a try while she made some of Pinja's tea.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 409 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 13:24
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Suddenly Pinja stood up. She began to run- straight to the window!
Aalyssa
 Player, 107 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 18:41
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Aalyssa muttered some curses in Elven, rushing after the confused girl. "Pinja! No!" she said, almost on top of her.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 410 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 18:53
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Pinja struck the window with her head and was bounced back into Aalyssa's arms. The window cracked but held together.

Pinja was beginning to come back to herself but the memory was still strong. She curled into a ball again, weeping.
Aalyssa
 Player, 108 posts
Sun 16 Sep 2018
at 19:04
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Aalyssa held Pinja gently as she lowered them to the floor.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 411 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 01:27
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"How long can they hurt me?" Pinja choked on a sob, for once not flinching away from Aalyssa. "After the first time I never thought anything worse can happen... I never knew people could do such terrible things to someone without killing them... It won't stop."
Aalyssa
 Player, 109 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 03:25
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"They are gone now. They will never harm you again. Someday you will find a way to manage the memories." Aalyssa lightly stroked Pinja's hair.
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 412 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 09:33
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"But they're not all gone." Pinja said. "I don't know if any of the men escaped, but that woman... She was just as bad as them and hasn't been caught."
Aalyssa
 Player, 110 posts
Mon 17 Sep 2018
at 15:14
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"What woman is that? Can you describe her well? If so, I can let the guards know of her so they can be on the lookout."
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 413 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:04
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"She's a midwife, she was there at the cabin when Jack kidnapped me. She wouldn't help me." Pinja shivered. "She's really old, her skin is all dried and shriveled looking. Gray hair, really long, when I saw her she had it all in a long braid. It's like she doesn't have anything behind her eyes."
Aalyssa
 Player, 111 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:13
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"I will let the guards know of her. If I can find someone who can draw, are you up to giving a more detailed description so they would have an image of her?"
Pinja Esposito
 Player, 414 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:21
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
"I- I don't know." Pinja tensed up. She was terrified of talking to strangers. If the artist was a man there was no way she could do it.
Aalyssa
 Player, 112 posts
Tue 18 Sep 2018
at 03:25
The Keep - Dormitory - Millie's Room
Aalyssa thought for a moment. "If I can't find a woman who can draw...I could hang a blanket to keep you hidden from view and tell him not to speak. Then I can pass you the picture each time he needs you to see it."