Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Chapter 15: The One that Wasn't There
"How do you just appear out of nowhere?" she laughs, jumping in to join him.
"Do you want me to explain, or do you want make love?" he teases. Amelia doesn't need to answer.
"Daddy's here for your birthday party," Tristan explains to his little sister. Birthdays are the only times they get to see their father.
"You've made peace with the family, Fox," Thierry hisses, "And I won't interfere with that. But I've given up too much in payment for what you've gained to ever see you as a friend."
Zhenzhen turns away. What answer could she give him?
Hawke smiles, "You're dating Rio's boy? Of course he's welcome here. And I'm happy for you, Zhen, I mean that."
"I don't mean to pressure you, but..."
"But you want to know how much longer I must be away," Thierry finishes for her, "Allyriane will be a teenager before Summerdream will release me." Amelia lets out a sad sigh. "I know it's hard, beloved," he whispers, wrapping his arm around her.
Amelia nods, holding back tears, "I can't blame you, I know why you did it."
"But the children don't understand. To them I will always be the one that wasn't there for them," Thierry speaks the words Amelia won't.
"I was hoping to broker a marriage between our children," Gvaudoin gets right to the point of her visit, "The purity of our line is at stake, cousin."
"Broker a what?" Hawke asks, stunned.
"Gvaudoin!" Thierry says sharply, his teeth clenched, "We aren't medieval royalty. We don't arrange marriages between children." Tricous do, of course, but Thierry would rather his wife's family not know this much about the twisted knot that spawned him.
"I'm sorry to offend, cousin," Gvaudoin draws back, "Just know that we would favor the union, should it occur. Naturally, of course."
Tristan is Over Emotional, Loves the Outdoors, Great Kisser and Friendly. Most of those are random. I gave both sibling Loves the Outdoors.
Allyriane is also Friendly and Loves the Outdoors. Her child trait is Family Oriented (her roll is for 4 kids, so...)
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