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It is a frigid winter night in Paras Derval, a city near-empty of men (gone to fight a war, a war for which Brennin has been waiting for a thousand years), though the late night does not betray that fact.

Vae and Shahar own a shop, just off the green, and live in the home above it with their son Finn. And if Shahar is gone to war, well, son and mother are there to hear the knocking at the front door.

Date: 2006-11-10 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] inthetapestry
When the wandering fire
Strikes the heart of stone
Will you follow?

She watches him, but only half her attention is on him at this moment. Jennifer Lowell is remembering a circle on the green outside, and the way he had held his head raised as if listening to a music no one else could hear, and the way he had walked away, alone.

From downstairs comes a knocking at the front door.

Date: 2006-11-11 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] inthetapestry
The priestesses have come in secret and with all speed on Jaelle's orders, bearing warm milk and swaddling clothes.

They have also brought a litter to bear Jennifer away, back to the temple, but as they carry her from the room and start toward the stairs, she speaks.

"Wait. Put me down."

It is a command, not a request, that is somehow clear. As the priestesses hesitate in confusion, Jennifer raises her hand and beckons to Finn.

"Come here."

Date: 2006-11-12 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] inthetapestry
She looks at him for several seconds, her gaze steady and sure, almost as if she is memorizing him. Jennifer reaches up, then, brushing a lock of his hair back from his forehead and running a gentle hand over his hair before pulling him close.

Her words are very soft, meant for his ears alone.

"Take care of him for me. As long as you can."

Date: 2006-11-12 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] inthetapestry
"I believe you. Thank you."

She lets her hand fall back to her side, releasing him, and gives him a faint smile.

To the priestesses, Jennifer adds,

"We may go now."


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