Exodus - 23

Aegnor sanoo:
The meeting concludes after a while, without reaching much conclusions after 'wait and see'.
People trickle out of the tent. Aegnor also seems to be heading out with the last of them.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She looks after them and realizes that she dosen't want him to leave, not yet. "Aegnor…" She puts her hand on his shoulder "Stay."
Aegnor sanoo:
He turns to her and steps to the side from the entrance, letting Naib pass. He's the last to leave the tent.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"So… you were saved by Helio's." She says quietly, not really wanting anyone else but him to hear
Aegnor sanoo:
'Yeah.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"And Simone, Seren, Michicora… I wísh I had been there. And yet I wish I handn't."
Aegnor sanoo:
'Well, everyone is fine now.' He smiles slightly. 'Considering our track record of getting into trouble, that's a very good thing.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Indeed… I don't want to worry about things that might have happend, I would break in two…"
Aegnor sanoo:
He gently slides an arm on her cheek, pushing aside a stray hair. 'I don't want you to worry.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
Cessie takes his hand, holding it firmly "Thats a bit much too ask I'm afraid." She smiles a bit "I will always worry for you as long as you aren't here beside me."
Aegnor sanoo:
'I know. And I want to stay beside you… for ever.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Not sure how well that would go…" She says, not really sure how to reply, why couldn't she tell him as well as he how much she loved him? "You would need to have peeing breaks sometimes I suppose…" Was that the best she could come up with? She felt so stupid
Aegnor sanoo:
'I guess. Peeing breaks, getting in the way of my happiness. I have an urge to say 'story of my life' despite it not being very true.' He smiles.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
Cessie sat down on the makeshift bed, "Well, not tonight you won't." She leaned down in the bed, "Come, I want you beside me."
Aegnor sanoo:
He moves right next to her. She looks at him, he still seems weary.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She notices this and leads his hand that she's still holding, to her chest "Feel my hearth beat, I'm right beside you… relax Aegnor."
Aegnor sanoo:
He smiles, staring at her eyes.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Relax.." She repeats slowly, "You have felt so tense these last days."
Aegnor sanoo:
He sighs. 'It's all just getting to me…'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"But you have done this before… it can't be worse now can it?"
He could still feel her somewhat rapid hearthbeat as he had her hand on her chest
Aegnor sanoo:
'No…' He looks like he almost says something else.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"What?"
"You can tell me… relax Aegnor."
Aegnor sanoo:
He breathes in. 'They all rely on me… everyone needs me! I can't make mistakes, I can't be tired, I can't…' He looks downwards, retracting his hand. 'I'm just more used to being by myself.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"All alone you mean?"
Aegnor sanoo:
He's still looking downwards. 'I… I want to be with you, and with everyone… I just don't know…'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She sigh "I always thought I wanted to be alone, I didn't want anyone to have people around me… I shut myself off from that. I just wanted to be alone with my books and my magic… until you and Hope came along."
"I don't want to be alone anymore Aegnor."
Aegnor sanoo:
'Never again…' He sounds faint, like he's trying to suppress his emotions again.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I know that sometimes… you want to seal yourself off from the rest. Just think for yourself a few moments. Is that how you feel?"
Aegnor sanoo:
A moment's silence. He shakes slightly, then he hugs her tightly, sobbing quietly over her shoulder. 'No… but it's all I know how to do.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She hugs him back, trying to comfort him "Aegnor… I'm here for you…"
Aegnor sanoo:
A moment of quiet again. 'I… when we met elves… I wanted to know what they're like, live with them, learn. But now I have to lead them, order them to their deaths. And I just can't… I'm always the 'leader' to them.' His tears slowly slide down his face and drop on her.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(sec… darn lights…)
Cessie feels her own eyes become moist and she shivers, slightly despite his warm embrace "You have done nothing wrong…"
"They are your people, they will love you, everyone will love you no matter…"
"You are a great person, thats why you… I'm so very sorry…"
Aegnor sanoo:
He's quiet, silently crying against her.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She tries to comfort him, keeping herself awake as long as needed
Aegnor sanoo:
He calms down after a while. Still holding her tightly.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She is still holding him, having casted a silence spell around them
This time it keeps sounds out from both directions, she just want to be alone with him right now.
Finally she falls sleep in his arms
Aegnor sanoo:
He also sleeps after a while. She wakes up before him in the next morning, still right there.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Aegnor…?" Cessie whispers softly
Aegnor sanoo:
They're laying on her bed, his arms around her. She hears him breathing slowly and deeply.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She will lay there until he reacts then, with her eyes closed, not wanting to wake him up until he is ready
Aegnor sanoo:
He starts waking up a while later.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Aegnor?" She says, very quietly. Almost in a whisper
Aegnor sanoo:
'Mm. Cessie.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She kissed him on the nose "I love you."
Aegnor sanoo:
He smiles and pulls her slightly closer. 'I love you too,' he breathes into her hair.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She lets out a quiet breath and cuddles closer to him "Mmm… its nice here…"
Aegnor sanoo:
He kisses her forehead. 'Yeah…'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(Hm, she don't really want to mentione that they need to get up eventually…)
Aegnor sanoo:
(He'd rather forget about it.)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(Yeah, thats what she figures, so she don't want to tell him.)
(She rather want to be in bed with him all day.)
I guess someone is going to have to wake them up…
Aegnor sanoo:
It's rather early. Aegnor reaches out and pulls one of the blankets from behind her, since they forgot to use those during the night and instead warmed each other, and spreads it over them both.
'Have I ever told you how beautiful you are?' He smiles, holding her close.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Many times… I'm starting to get used to it by now." She still lays close to his chest, her eyes closed
(her head on his chest.)
Aegnor sanoo:
'Not nearly enough.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Have I ever told you how beautiful you are Aegnor?" She turns her head up and looks at him
Aegnor sanoo:
He smiles. 'Maybe your beauty is contagious.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I think your apperance can do very well on its own actually…"
"Your the bard after all, I'm just a wizard."
Aegnor sanoo:
'You could be a bard, but I don't think I could be a wizard.' He smiles and slides his hand through her hair again.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I don't think I would have the right attitude for it…" Cessie lets her longfinger circle around on Aegnors chest "Nad I think you would make a great wizard."
*and
(or what do you call it? point finger? *shrug*)
Aegnor sanoo:
(Index finger?)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(Isn't that the reallt small one?)
*really
Aegnor sanoo:
(The smallest one is pinky)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(Right, index finger then.)
(Hm, apperently the smallest one is just called "little".)
Aegnor sanoo:
(Longfinger = middle finger)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(mhm)
Aegnor sanoo:
'Really?'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Yeah, its not like it takes a special person to become a wizard, you just need the gift and the will to bend it… and you would bend it like no other."
Aegnor sanoo:
He smiles, sliding his hand through her hair again gently. 'It might not take someone special, but you certainly are.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Only someone special would be good enough for you…"
"You made me special, or maybe you found out I was special… it dosen't matter."
Aegnor sanoo:
'Maybe we made each other special.' He moves slightly to be able to kiss her.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
Cessie moves up so he can ( ) "Who cares anyway? It dosen't really matter what we are…"
Aegnor sanoo:
'You are the one I love.' He kisses her.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"And thats…" They kiss "Is all that matters."
"Do you think I should cut my hair? Its starting to get really long…"
Aegnor sanoo:
He slides his hand through it again. 'However you like it best.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I like it the way you like it Aegnor…"
"I can hardly remember when I had it short."
Aegnor sanoo:
He smiles at her. 'I liked it back then aswell.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Hm, I remember you said it was a "great moral boost" when the nymphs made it longer?"
Aegnor sanoo:
'True. I love how it frames your face… But I know it'll just be difficult if it gets /too/ long.' He keeps weaving his fingers through her hair in slow, gentle motions.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Don't worry, it haven't been in the way yet. To this point, it has only have positive effect…" She smiles as he draws his fingers trought her long black hair
(Tired yet?)
Aegnor sanoo:
(Not a bit.)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"You really thought I woulf fit as a bard?"
Aegnor sanoo:
'With the great singing and absolutely amazing beauty? Of course.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"But, I don't like to show off."
"You know how I am… I'm not a people person, I'm too shy…"
Aegnor sanoo:
'Less so lately. And since we'd of course be together, you wouldn't need to handle it all.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Well yes…" She looks at him "Thought I don't really have a bards clothes."
Aegnor sanoo:
'Well, I can't say any of our clothes are very presentable right now.' He smiles.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I'm going to need new clothes again… thats for sure."
"Any suggestions?" She asks, half winking
*-half
Aegnor sanoo:
'I only know practical, but I'm sure your choices will be much better.' He winks. 'Besides, I only care about what's inside.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"The clothes makes the woman… thats what they say, I only worn the baggiest clothes I could find to this point, not sure how practical that is.
Aegnor sanoo:
He kisses her again. 'I don't believe in that particular piece of wisdom.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"You don't think clothes matter at all?" She sound a bit suprised
Aegnor sanoo:
'You are you, whatever you're dressed in.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Clothes means a lot in Hestopia, they are supposed to tell you everything about a persons life, if you change style you change life."
Aegnor sanoo:
'That sounds odd.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Well maybe… I simplify it a lot.. but clothes do mean a lot if you want to get the right impression on someone, thats the way it is."
"Says the one dressed in rags…"
Aegnor sanoo:
'And you sure made a good impression anyway. Isn't that a point in my favour?' He smiles.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I always make a goog impression on you, I never worry about that… or I did once actually."
*good
Aegnor sanoo:
'I don't care what, if anything, you wear. As long as you have that heart-melting smile on your face.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I know, Helena showed me… but I should have figured it out on my own."
Aegnor sanoo:
He just smiles and pulls her even closer against him.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
There is a paus before she speaks again, keeping the subject alive "I- I asked her what you found beautiful about me, how you wanted me…" She sounds almost shocked of herself that she said that
"You wanted me like I am…" There is another paus before she hastily adds "Not that I doubted that, I just wanted to see…"
Aegnor sanoo:
He smiles. 'Of course.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
Time passes with them just laying next to each other, finally Cessie feels like talking again "So, what about your music… lessons? Do you have plans?"
Aegnor sanoo:
'I haven't had time to think of much. I suppose it'll be a learning experience for us both.' *smile*
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"You still don't have plans for that music group right?" Cessie relies with a wink
Aegnor sanoo:
'Only faint wishes. It doesn't seem like we'd have time for anything like that any time soon.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
*replies
"About that… do you have any plans for after we have arrived… wherever this people are going?"
Aegnor sanoo:
'The worm must die.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"…but we can't kill it."
"Maybe we should just let someone else do it? What can we do anyway?"
Aegnor sanoo:
'We can do more than most. And even if we can't kill it, I have to make sure someone does.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"You want to see it die don't you?"
Aegnor sanoo:
He
He's quiet for a moment. 'I want it to die, be gone, forever.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"It destroyed your life… do-" She looks at him in the eyes "No, nevermind. It was a stupid question."
She turns away her head
Aegnor sanoo:
He hugs her. 'I want to have a new life, without it's shadow hanging over my head.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Just not make it into a obsession, you deserve better then hunting that thing around."
Aegnor sanoo:
'I know.' He smiles and blows some air into her ear. 'I have better.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She smiles "I guess I shall follow you then. I don't have anywhere else to go and I can't leave you to hunt the worm by yourself can I? You need someone to look after you."
Aegnor sanoo:
'I… thanks. I really appreciate that.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Thanks? Really, did you think I would leave your side just beacuse you are hunting the worm? I was just stating the obvious." Cessie says grinning
Aegnor sanoo:
'It's probably not the kind of life you'd want. You know I'll come with you if you want to do something else.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"And then have it hunt you for the rest of your life? No… thought I guess it would be up to Hope and the others too. We all have different paths in life after all."
Aegnor sanoo:
He smiles sadly. 'Some day we can just reminisce about all this, sitting together in… home.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"You think?…" She pauses, looking like she just remembered something "I had a dream about something about that actually. Its strange, I still remember it so clearly."
"In the dream, I was still-" Suddenly she seems unsure if she should go on "No, its just so silly."
Aegnor sanoo:
He smiles. 'Go on. Silly is just what we need in the middle of all this.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She sigh "I guess… just don't call me on this one okay?"
"I don't want to be embarassed telling you this."
Aegnor sanoo:
'I won't.' He winks. 'Unless I can't resist?'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
Cessie rolls her eyes "Mm, yeah. Anyhow… In the dream I was still at the university."
"I was… maybe 3 years younger? I can't remember the exact details, but anyhow…"
"Then I heard music outside coming from the yard, there was someone playing music."
"I looked out and saw a small crowd gathered around a bard and… a little girl, playing."
"While I listened to the music from my window Arik suddenly came walking towards the crowd."
"And… he killed people in the crowd, making them into undead."
"I ran down of course, confused. He claimed he did it for me, to save me from the bard."
"Or something like that, I can't remember the details."
"The bard claimed he knew me, but I didn't know him. I was both confused and afraid as Arik killed people and the bard and the little girl told me things I never heard of."
"They all talked about things I didn't understand."
"The little girl… she called me "mom" and thats quite confusing if you are sixteen years old."
Aegnor sanoo:
He grins. (You actually told him about the dream back when Cessie was ill)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(I did?)
Aegnor sanoo:
http://whisperingworm.wikidot.com/kyou-49
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(Darn my memory.)
Aegnor sanoo:
(I wasn't sure so I checked)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(Of course, I was so sure she hadn't told him about it."
Aegnor sanoo:
(Hmm. So, what do we do? )
Shadowcaller sanoo:
8Anyhow… we could do it again I guess? )
(Cessie forgot she told it at least, after all. She was sick at the time.)
Aegnor sanoo:
'I remember you told me of this already. Back when you were ill.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I did? I can't remember that…"
Aegnor sanoo:
(Heh. Aegnor'd never forget her talking of their child.)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(He won't eh? )
Aegnor sanoo:
'Yeah, you had a fever after all.' He smiles. 'But you just mentioned it, not very detailed.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Ugh, I been swameling around like a mad woman haven't I?"
"My memory must be 75 years old already…"
Aegnor sanoo:
'Do you remember… what we talked about back then?'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Um, not really. I think you need to remind me about that too…"
Aegnor sanoo:
'What it would be like to… have a child. Some day.' He sounds a bit uncertain, looking away from her face.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"RIght
," Cessie is looking down on the sheets "I can't say I really… thought about it. I mean, I'm so young and all."
"Your the old, wise one. What do you think?"
Aegnor sanoo:
He looks at her with a slight sadness in his eyes. 'Remember yesterday? I don't always know…'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"No one is perfect Aegnor." She says while she pats his back gently, letting her left hand move over it. "I haven't even lived a quarter of your age, I'm suprised you find me an equal…"
Aegnor sanoo:
'Just an equal, my queen?' He smiles again.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She can't help to smile back "Well, you have lived so long. I'm nothing but a child compared to you."
Aegnor sanoo:
'You are a beautiful and capable wizard with a great voice and a sharp mind.' He touches her hair again.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I never heard you compliment my mind before…"
She puts her hand to his
Aegnor sanoo:
'You haven't? And after all the discussions we had…' He smiles. 'You're a very rare person.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Thanks Aegnor, it feels good to have it come from you… I would have been unsure if anyone else had said that."
"But still, to answer your orginal question. HOw do you tell you are ready for one?"
Aegnor sanoo:
'I don't know. I hadn't thought of it before you told me of the dream either.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Well it would be after all this of course, but… it just seems so silly to imagine. Me pregnant?"
Aegnor sanoo:
He kisses her gently. 'Maybe we'll think of it after… everything.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Yeah… its still way too early." Cessie puts a hand on his cheek and smiles "But ill think about it."
Aegnor sanoo:
'What was she like, in that dream?'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"SHe had long black hair, with tints of red… She was adoroable."
"Playing drums with you… just remember it was a dream Aegnor."
Aegnor sanoo:
He smiles. 'Yeah.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"But it was a good dream, I admit that much…"
Aegnor sanoo:
'I can imagine.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
She moves a bit under the sheet "How long have we been laying here?"
Aegnor sanoo:
'Probably way too long. Sometimes I wish we were still travelling somewhere without a hurry, so we could just decide to have a day off or something.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Yeah… that would be absolute bliss…"
"I'm suprised that no one have come to get any of us yet."
Aegnor sanoo:
'I don't even know what time it is.'
He smiles. 'We need to have a long holiday some time after this.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Yeah… a really lone one… any suggestions what we would do on it?"
Aegnor sanoo:
'Other than spend long times like this not doing anything?' He grins.

Happy on lisätty keskusteluun.

Aegnor sanoo:
(Happy is back, not covered in a tire track(I hope)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"I can't really say I would be good at taking vacations, all I can think about is practicing magic."
(Man, Cessie and Aegnor can talk forever >.>)
Aegnor sanoo:
(Yup. )
(And we thought they'd have nothing to talk about? )
Happy sanoo:
(heh… no need to rush. I'm still very fuzzy)
Aegnor sanoo:
Aegnor kisses her. '/All/, is it?'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
They kiss "Now that you mention it…" She laughs "I have quite a lot to do on this "holiday" of yours."
Aegnor sanoo:
'Best part of a holiday is everything that can be left undone.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"True, I know a couple of things i rather not do right now… but still needs doing."
Aegnor sanoo:
'The one topping my list right now would be 'get out of bed'.'
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"Indeed. Maybe we should… we aren't on a vacation yet after all."
Aegnor sanoo:
'Willpower…' Aegnor moves the blanket off.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
"You got plenty of it." She slowly rises up from the bed after him, leaving the sheet there (except that the bed isn't really a bed, but whatever.)
Aegnor sanoo:
'I'll check the time…' He takes a peek outside.
Shadowcaller sanoo:
The sun is at its peek
(How are you doing Happy?)
Happy sanoo:
(a little less fuzzy. though I should probably have a bath now)
Shadowcaller sanoo:
(Do so.)
Aegnor sanoo:
Then I guess we stop this here, and say they just get on with stuff. I have to eat.

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