Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Innocence lost
Mon Mar 29, 2010 06:19

Talora nodded. This wasn't so bad. Sure the girl looked hostile, but then she always looked hostile, it was probably just her natural expression. At least she was talking, and her wand was nowhere in sight.

"It was lovely thank you," she responded automatically, then bit her lip slightly. This wasn't exactly true. It had been just as every other summer had been, a long pastoral moment in her life with her family. It was as it had always been; and yet something had changed. And that something was Tal herself.

Her mother swam with her in the morning light, her father let her loose on his beloved library tomes, her grandmother taught her how to tame and extract vital components from the wild woodland plants and her grandfather and she experimented with not-quite-exactly-legal creations.

And Talora had participated, but she also wept alone in her room, for she felt keenly the loss of her childhood pursuits which were no longer enough to entertain or amuse.

She wrote long and thoughtful letters to Leo, receiving equally full replies. And she started to research her own history, the thoughts of the girl, and the bridge and the broom locked away in her closet never far from her mind.

And what she had discovered, or at least what she thought she had discovered filled her with an ever rising horror and dread. On more than one occasion she had felt like yelling out in front of her parents, demanding to know her truth. But that was not her way.

"Well," she said finally, for the girl said nothing still, "I suppose it was a little dull really." She felt incredibly disloyal and blushed slightly.

"What kind of tournament did you win?" she asked eyeing the Schuler girl with large wary eyes.

  • What's the catchGrace, Sun Mar 28 21:09
    She flinched, then kicked herself mentally fo rbeing and idiot. Here she was sitting and moping over her lack of "looks" and soemone just went and snuck up on her. Not just any someone, but that... more
    • Innocence lost — Talora, Mon Mar 29 06:19
      • I give up, what's the joke?Grace, Mon Mar 29 06:41
        Grace watched like each word that girl said was some sort of trap. She was half-sure it was, if only she could figure out how it worked. there was no way anyone could be as good as this one pretended ... more
        • For LeoTalora, Mon Mar 29 17:42
          "Want?" Talora asked, her eyes on Grace's right hand. Was this it? Was she actually going to hex her? And...and she'd won a duelling tournament too! Talora knew all the defensive spells of course,... more
          • Easy doggieGrace, Mon Mar 29 20:11
            Aha! She knew Leo'd been planning something. Ever since their final conversation she'd been certain he was planning someway to get back at her for knocking him into the wall. Naturally he'd be taing... more
            • A funny sort of friendshipTalora, Tue Mar 30 04:51
              Talora looked at the girl wonderingly, trying hard to see what Leo had told her was beneath the abrasive exterior, but she could not. Everything; her tone of voice, the expression on her face,... more
              • Word of adviceGrace, Tue Mar 30 12:10
                She had spent the end of last year raging. She had spent most of the summer moping. She had officaly broken them up. She ahd gotten all her feelings about Leo noddlebrain Hardy, the goody-goody... more
                • A silly smileTalora, Wed Mar 31 03:38
                  Talora raised her eyebrows in astonishment. "Cook for him?" she asked with mild astonishment. "No honestly I couldn't that is..." she shrugged. "I don't know how I am afraid." Really why would she... more
                  • Honor among aquaintencesGrace, Wed Mar 31 13:40
                    "Yeah. Yeah. I got that." And either that girl was really that good at faking innocent, or she really was just anoher pawn. Grace opted for the latter. She stared at the table, littered as it as with ... more
                    • Mean?Talora, Thu Apr 1 05:24
                      "Mean?" Talora snapped out of her reverie. She shook her head slightly and propping a slender elbow on the table she looked seriously across at the other girl. "Mean?" she said again. "Are you... more
Click here to receive daily updates