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Teli Telverin, Aes Sedai of the Grey Ajah
IV: Fools
Sat Dec 9, 2006 09:37 (XFF:

ďYes, to Andor,Ē Teli replied as she looked through the Gateway. A vice placed itself upon her heart. She forced a smile as she looked over at Blaesius. Her feet wouldnít obey her. She could just stare ahead of her; at the Gateway that led to the town where she had lived for the life she had before the White Tower. She couldnít move; fear held her in place. Gathering herself, she took the step through the Gateway. The process had taken mere seconds, but it had felt like days. She was going home, and she didnít know what to fear more; how her mother would react, or what she was to find of her family.

Teli gazed at the walls of Caemlyn, and her unease grew. She could lie to herself and say that she didnít have a want to be here, but she knew that wasnít true. It was also true that she couldnít lie, because of the oaths that bound her. So, she stared at the place that she had dreaded to come back to all these years, and yet was waiting for the opportunity to come here. She had been back once since she had been at the White Tower, but that had been a lesson, and she had had no chance to see her family, and that was the point behind this trip. She looked over at Blaesius with frightened eyes. She didnít want to walk, but it was the only thing that she did want. It was confusing, even to her, but she had no better way to explain it.

She looked back at the walls of Caemlyn. Inside those walls were the memories that she had tried to get rid of took place. Inside those walls was her family. Inside those walls there was pain. Inside those walls there was sadness. Inside those walls there was love.

Gathering herself once again, she started to walk towards the gate. She didnít know what gave her the strength to move. She was so frightened that she just wanted to walk back through the Gateway, and hide in her quarters, but she didnít do it. Blaesius knew how much of a toll this was taking on her, but at the moment, she couldnít take his comfort, even if he had offered it. She was alone in this, at this moment, and no one could help her.

She stopped, and turned to look at Blaesius with her scared eyes once again.

ďAre we staying at an inn today? I donít think I could face my family today. Maybe Iím just a fool, and Iím frightened about what might happen, but if that is the case, then I will be a fool. I just canít make myself see them today, no matter how much I want to. Please, can we wait until tomorrow?Ē Teliís eyes pleaded with him. She didnít know what else to do. She just stood there, looking at him, awaiting his answer. He knew how she felt, but if he said that they were going now, then she would do it.

  • III: I Must OutBlaesius al'Asa, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:37
    Blaesiusí eyes shimmered with a sheen of cold fervour as he led Teli down the corridors of the White Tower for the last time. Not the Last time, maybe; but it would certainly be a suitably long while ... more
    • IV: Fools — Teli Telverin, Aes Sedai of the Grey Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:37
      • V: SurprisesTeli Telverin, Aes Sedai of the Grey Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:38
        When Teli heard Blaesius say that it was fine with him that they stay at an inn for the night, she felt her heart lift. She smiled at him, turned around, and then began walking towards the city. She... more
        • VI: Ghosts of the PastBlaesius al'Asa, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:39
          As soon as Teli's beautiful head dropped from his shoulder to the bed's pillow, Blaesius leapt to his feet and strode from the Inn. He wasn't sure why they were here, but he knew why he was. Tracing... more
          • VII: The Memories of TomorrowBlaesius al'Asa, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:40
            That eve, Blaesius lay awake, staring at the cracked plaster of the ceiling. Teli was silent, head pillowed in his bare chest; save for the occasional groans and rumbles of the unconscious. He... more
            • VIII: Of Brothers and WivesTeli Telverin, Aes Sedai of the Grey Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:41
              "I am her Brother," Dain said as he stared at the man, Aes Sedai, which proclaimed to be the husband of his little sister. "Aes Sedai or not, it must be something you have done to my sister. I didn't ... more
              • IX: A BeginningBlaesius al'Asa, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:41
                Blaesius' steely blue eyes were set into his face like gemstones in uncut slate. The deep shadows of the fire and the dim room cast an unnatural effect upon his face, and he looked quite inhuman;... more
                • X: For Good or IllTeli Telverin, Aes Sedai of the Grey Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:43
                  At first, the implications of what Blaesius had said didn't come to her. She was trying to sort through all of the emotions that she had felt over the Bond in the last few minutes. When the meaning... more
                  • XI: A Family For Only A MomentTeli Telverin, Aes Sedai of the Grey Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:44
                    It wasn't long before the two of them made it back to her brother's house, but something seemed amiss. Teli opened the door, and walked inside. She walked towards the kitchen, where knew Rynn would... more
                    • XII: Unfinished Family BusinessBlaesius al'Asa, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:46
                      Blaesius stood for a moment, passing a hand before his eyes, in the closed doorway of the Telverin House. It was raining. He frowned, hair pasted to his forehead with water. This was a trial that... more
                    • XII: ArgumentsTeli Telverin, Aes Sedai of the Grey Ajah, Sat Dec 9 09:45
                      Teli felt a double blow. They were two distinct blows, but they came so close together that Teli couldn't help the sickening feeling that rose up in her. The first one had been the implications of... more
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