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DUTY CALLS: The Flame's Renewal
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:35 pm    Post subject: DUTY CALLS: The Flame's Renewal Reply with quote

~~"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"
Don't listen to them when they say
"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"
Oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference
Love is alive, don't listen to them when they say
"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"

The world's so big, it can break your heart
And you just want to help, not sure where to start
So you close your eyes
And send up a prayer into the dark

"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"
Don't listen to them when they say
"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"
Oh, the smallest thing can make all the difference
Love is alive, don't listen to them when they say
"You're just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world"~~



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((Lyrics from "Change" by Carrie Underwood))
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 05 September 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Sunday, the 5th of September (2010); Late morning.

"Excessive feminine tendencies." Yes, I am a complete twitter-pated dolt! I cannot believe I actually used those words!

I have worked so hard these many years to keep a low profile, hiding much of my true nature, that sometimes I wonder if I have become too good at the ruse. It chafes at me incessantly when others do not take me seriously; but, I am the one to blame-- not them.

At least it provided some much needed amusement for Connar. I am certain he will get quite a lot of entertainment out of it for a long time to come. That is fine with me. I will get my payback...eventually.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:03 am    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 13 October 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Wednesday, the 13th of October (2010); In the wee hours of the morning.


I was finally well enough to travel the portal back to RhyDin. Trying to smooth out the conflicts between the opposing elven lands of Alanterial and Ondersharion weakened me and left me susceptible to some sort of sickness that has been plaguing Alanterial. Luckily their king was very appreciative of my assistance in their reaching a peaceable accord, that he assigned his most experienced healers to me.

I finally felt well enough to venture to the Inn where I tended one of Gem's friend who was wounded by a sword. In a way I was relieved he was averse to magic, so I didn't need to weaken myself by healing him.

I spent some time with Shylah. She grows restless and tired of RhyDin much like Connar according to what she shared with me.

I have a strong feeling that one of these times, he will not return and it will not be due to his death, but because he his drawn by Duty, Honor and a commitment to his god. I do not blame him nor begrudge him. His god is much more worthy and deserving of his love...his devotion... than I am.

What do I have to offer him? I cannot accompany him in his world. He views me as a burden. He would be distracted by his concern for protecting me. I am not a warrior like Shylah. I can hold my own in RhyDin, but in a land where magic doesn't exist?

As I mentioned earlier to Shylah, I will simply live my life from day to day and accept the joys and heartaches that it brings.

Hope? Well, that is for children...

~E

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 17 October 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment above ~Heart Notes~
Sunday, the 17th of October (2010); In the wee hours of the morning.


Sometimes it is easier to find another's words to express my thoughts.

~E


~Puisque j'ai mis ma lèvre à ta coupe encor pleine ;
Puisque j'ai dans tes mains posé mon front pâli ;
Puisque j'ai respiré parfois la douce haleine
De ton âme, parfum dans l'ombre enseveli ;

Puisqu'il me fut donné de t'entendre me dire
Les mots où se répand le coeur mystérieux ;
Puisque j'ai vu pleurer, puisque j'ai vu sourire
Ta bouche sur ma bouche et tes yeux sur mes yeux ;

Puisque j'ai vu briller sur ma tête ravie
Un rayon de ton astre, hélas ! voilé toujours ;
Puisque j'ai vu tomber dans l'onde de ma vie
Une feuille de rose arrachée à tes jours ;

Je puis maintenant dire aux rapides années :
- Passez ! passez toujours ! je n'ai plus à vieillir !
Allez-vous-en avec vos fleurs toutes fanées ;
J'ai dans l'âme une fleur que nul ne peut cueillir !

Votre aile en le heurtant ne fera rien répandre
Du vase où je m'abreuve et que j'ai bien rempli.
Mon âme a plus de feu que vous n'avez de cendre !
Mon coeur a plus d'amour que vous n'avez d'oubli !~

- "Puisque J'ai Mis Ma Lèvre à ta Coupe" by Victor Hugo.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:26 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 23 October 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Work room at ~Heart Notes~
Saturday, the 23rd of October (2010); Early afternoon.

I have been so busy of late with the added burden of traveling to Alanterial at least once a week to assist their king. I am beginning to wish they had never discovered I was alive; but, a promise made by the Elders of Evandar must be kept - even if they are all deceased.

When Evandar yet flourished, I was schooled in comportment, diplomacy and protocol along with many other related subjects so that I could assist various rulers with my unique gifts. My training was cut short with the destruction of my homeland and I never thought I would fulfill the duties expected of me so many years ago.

As much as I have always enjoyed the balls and festivities in RhyDin, I find sitting at the royal court and listening to the various nobles drone on absolutely mind-numbing. With one dispute with a neighboring land settled, this King insists on my assistance in resolving a possible coup against the royal family.

It is not only tedious, but it doth drain my energies as well. Hopefully we will ferret out the conspirators soon and I can avoid going there so often. Word of my survival, however, is now spreading and more are coming to see my aid.

I am tired almost all of the time what with the extra work at the Inn. With the holiday season drawing nigh, there is an increase in orders for custom work here at the parfumerie. As weary as I may be, I spend much of my free time in the Inn. I grow restless if I stay at my place unless I am buried in my work.

And that is how I survive... immersing myself in work and living one day at a time...

~E

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:06 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 23 October 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Sunday, the 23rd of October (2010), Early evening.

As I prepare for Lirssa's birthday celebration this evening, I must admit that I am looking forward to spending more time with my friends. Even though things have been hectic, time spent recently with friends -- old and new -- has done much to help me maintain my optimism.

The healing of Evandar came at a great personal cost; yet, if I had not succeeded the price would have been much, much steeper. It is what fuels me of late... I have this feeling that there is so much that needs to be done and I no longer have the luxury of knowing I can take my time to accomplish it all. I must make the best of every waking moment.

And now there is a possibility of adding another candle to the chandelier that I am "burning at both ends".

My curiosity is very, very, very much piqued....


~E


~Maybe I'm a dreamer
Maybe I'm misunderstood
Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should
Maybe I'm crazy
(Maybe I'm crazy)
Maybe I'm the only one
(Maybe I'm the only one)
Maybe I'm just out of touch
Maybe I've just had enough

Maybe it's time to change
And leave it all behind
I've never been one to walk alone
I've always been scared to try
So why does it feel so wrong
To reach for something more
To wanna live a better life
What am I waiting for?
'Cause nothing stays the same
Maybe it's time to change

Maybe it's hopeless
(Maybe it's hopeless)
Maybe I should just give up
(Maybe I should just give up)
What if I can't trust myself?
What if I just need some help?

Maybe it's time to change
And leave it all behind
I've never been one to walk alone
I've always been scared to try
So why does it feel so wrong
To reach for something more
To wanna live a better life
What am I waiting for?
'Cause nothing stays the same
Maybe it's time to change~


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((Lyrics from Maybe by Sick Puppies))
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 24 October 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Sunday, the 24th of October (2010); Early evening.


Well last night turned out to be tremendous fun! It started with a little bit of dancing, an awesome snowball fight and ended on a very amusing note with Kazzy trying to explain "macking on" to Shylah, Tormay and Tannie. I washed my hair three times last night and I still do not think I have gotten out all of the Insta-snow and confetti (compliments of Kazzy)!

I managed to placate the Countess of Avignon for her delayed order when I delivered it personally to her this afternoon. I had to stay up most of the night to make the additional lotions, soaps and bath oils to match her custom fragrance. I added them to her order of the eau de parfum as an apology. I will exact some sort of revenge upon Kalamere for corrupting the delivery boy!

~E

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 30 October 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Saturday, the 30th of October (2010); Early Evening.



Why in the heavens would I share such personal information with a complete stranger in the Inn? And one who made me considerably uncomfortable at that? Although, I have to admit I had only spoken in generalities about matters of the heart and it was before the man made me uncomfortable with what he had shared. I was very relieved when Lang showed up and reminded him of his manners. Still, there is truth behind my words. Whenever I finally trust someone enough to give my heart, it is not so long after that it (and I) are usually abandoned.

Time possesses such a duality for me these days: there are times when I feel that it drags on and yet I also feel it slipping through my fingers. I have realized that I busy myself in countless activities because there is so much that needs to be done (and much yet that I wish to do), and I do not know how much time I have left; but, also to help dull the pain of the loneliness that threatens to engulf me in the moments of solitude and rest.

~E


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 01 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Monday, the 1st of November (2010); Late evening.

It was an exhausting and boring day spent at the royal courts in Alanteriel. I missed last week and wished I had a valid excuse not to attend this week. I entertained myself with thoughts of the crazy antics that always seem to take place here in RhyDin.

One of things I do not understand is that some people have a "distinct" type that they seem to go for. For example: Connar prefers brunettes; Kalamere has a soft spot for blondes; Shylah enjoys older gents (and cowboys at that); Teagan has a propensity for elves - female or male.

I don't think I can grasp it fully. The only thing my past interests have had in common has been they're male. Oh, and well tall; but, really considering my height everybody is tall to me.

~E

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:57 am    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 06 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Saturday, the 6th of November (2010); In the wee hours of the morning.




~~~"Where does my heart beat now?
Where is the sound
That only echoes through the night?
Where does my heart beat now?
I can't live without
Without feeling it inside.
Where do all the lonely hearts go?"~~~


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((Lyrics from Where Does My Heart Beat Now by Robert White Johnson and Taylor Rhodes))
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:05 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 09 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Workroom at ~Heart Notes~
Tuesday, the 9th of November (2010); Early evening.


Why after all this time is it easier for us to share our true feelings with acquaintances or strangers?

Are we deluding ourselves by thinking we are protecting each other or are we simply protecting our own hearts?

~E

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 13 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Workroom at ~Heart Notes~
Saturday, the 13th of November (2010); Late Afternoon.



Well, I partially unburdened my heart and I guess that is why I only partly feel better. Sharing some of my sentiments that have been building up for so long, allows me to breathe (and even think) a bit more easily.

Even though I now believe that hopes and dreams are best left for children, the realization that a couple I have held onto will never come to pass still hurts-- deeply, very deeply.

One day I hope I might be good enough.

But alas... hope is for children...

~E

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:41 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 14 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Sunday, the 14th of November (2010); Early Evening.


The grayness of today matched my mood. I have been summoned back to Alanterial tomorrow by King Korath which I had expected. I did not visit last week, but I do not have a convenient excuse this week. Besides, it is probably wise for me to see where he is at with his plans for binding me to his son and his kingdom.

I am current with my custom orders and am very thankful for such a loyal clientele. Rena's candles and the glass pieces she makes are selling wonderfully. She is going to be very surprised to hear of my interest in swords when I tell her.

I am still unsure what Kalamere saw in me to even mention it, but I look forward to finally learning some bladework-- something I have wanted to do for some time now. I am slowly getting used to the heightened emotions which surround the rings. How I manage really varies on who is present and how they feel. Kal is helping me determine what sort of blade might work best for me. As of now, we are leaning towards a rapier which most likely will need to be custom made due to my height. I almost cannot believe he suggested we scout out Kruger's shop even though it is closed! Note, I wrote "almost". That man is a bundle of mischief and trouble wrapped up in an appealing package... I even told him so. As far as being safe... that is very much up in the air.

Taneth's Cheerleading mission, although a bit out of my comfort zone, has been helping me adjust to the emotions surrounding the duels. She is such an effervescent and usually joyful person whose bubbly moods are often contagious. With all of us behaving more lightheartedly, it becomes that much easier for me to withstand even a few of the more serious duelists. Kal has offered to let me focus on him, but I have not dared to delve any deeper than the surface and the enjoyment of what he calls the "dance".

~E

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:14 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 15 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Monday, the 15 of November (2010); Evening.


Two years later and life has come full circle.

When Connar mentioned my being "unfit" for marriage as a reason to void the forged marriage contract, I was simultaneously livid and hurt. Just because we will not wed does not mean I am unfit! He apologized for his terminology, but on the heels of our previous conversation, it simply adds salt to a currently raw wound. Yes, things are different and mostly because I no longer have the luxury of time on my side. It is not his fault, but mine.

Duty and honour prevail.


So far King Korath has not made the supposed marriage contract public knowledge. As of now, he seems to hope that Prince Firian can win me over with flattery and gifts. I was briefly tempted to go along with his plans. Life as an elven princess in such a powerful and wealthy land would not be exactly difficult to endure; however, my heart would not be in it.

~E

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:51 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 16 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Tuesday, the 16th of November (2010); Late Evening.


Oh, Collie makes the most delicious chocolate cake! Absolutely heavenly! I'm so glad she sent home a couple of pieces for me. Last night my stomach was a bit queasy from the stress of spending the day at Alanteriel. The days there are tedious for me and traveling the portal twice in one day is draining; but, the less time I spend there around Prince Firian, the better.

Now that my temper has cooled and my hurt eased, I can see that Connar makes several strong arguments that would invalidate a marriage contract if King Korath decides to pursue that avenue. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that I would have a chance to argue on my behalf. I think it might be more beneficial if I can "disprove" that one of their people is a true Elder to me. I might need to discuss matters with Lucien in the near future.

My thoughts and emotions are so confused these days. Sometimes I wish I had not returned from Evandar this summer. Evening visits with my friends--especially a couple-- have definitely become a bright spot in my day to which I eagerly look forward. However, that often makes the solitude when I return home that much more of a stark contrast.

~E


"I've been through so many changes I don't know which way to go
Yet I've got it so together I can see with my eyes open or with my eyes
closed
Late at night I cry and wonder why my life's goin', goin' nowhere
But during the day everything is okay, I'm having it my way, I say
My teachers tell me that I am a lost soul, in a black hole
But my mind, it tells me that I'm doing just fine
Oh if everything is peachy, why can't anybody reach me
I've always said I don't need anybody else
Chorus:
I'm so confused
So confused
And I'm destined to lose
Unless I follow another way"


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((Lyrics from Confused by Out of Eden))
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 17 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Wednesday, the 17th of November (2010); Late Evening.


What did I get myself into this time?

There is no going back now. Kal and Antonio put their heads together to determine a suitable sword for me to use. Antonio said it could be ready as early as this Friday. No more excuses!

Although, I must admit that in spite of my apprehension, I am excited to begin a new adventure. Not only do I have to conquer the whole empathic obstacle, I have to get past my self-consciousness. Few know that about me as I try to hide it or overcome it. All that in addition to learning the actual blade work!

I wonder if poor Kalamere knows what he has gotten himself into too?

~E

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 19 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Workroom at ~Heart Notes~
Friday, the 19th of November (2010); Early Evening.



The busier I stay, the less time I have to think which I believe is a good thing. I get the sense I am approaching a crossroads in my life and I will have to make some difficult decisions.

I attended part of the Baron tournament to determine the next Overlord. Wyheree did a fantastic job, but unfortunately she lost to somebody named Aya. Their last duel was incredibly tense the way they kept trading the lead back and forth the last few rounds. It was much more difficult for me to watch this tournament than it is the regular duels when every body seems to be less serious. Once Taneth had left, it became even more difficult for me; however, I pushed myself to see it through to the end. Of course I gave myself a sick headache, but I am glad I got to see the end.

~E

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 21 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Sunday, the 21st of November (2010); Late Evening.


Two nights of no sleep. Two nights of losing my composure in the Inn. What was worse than the looks? When others tried so hard not to look out of respect for me. Then adding insult to injury was Anubis' purposeful miss on collaring me.

My thoughts are not much clearer nor is my heart any lighter.

~E

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:12 am    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 23 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Tuesday, the 23rd of November (2010); Night.



I finally caught a few hours of sleep this morning after I returned from my night time meanderings. It helped. I think.

On a more upbeat note, Antonio delivered the rapier we had discussed the other night. It is gorgeously crafted and feels comfortable in my hand. He also included a smaller blade that is called a main gauche and wooden practice replicas. Kalamere wisely informed me we would be starting with the practice blades for the first few lessons. I had a brief moment of panic, but truly I am excited to begin a new adventure. Friends have been very positive with their encouragement and even duelists I do not know very well have been kind also.

~E

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 25 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Thursday, the 25th of November (2010); A few hours before dawn.




"On demande : - Où sont-ils ? sont-ils rois dans quelque île ?
Nous ont-ils délaissés pour un bord plus fertile ? -
Puis votre souvenir même est enseveli.
Le corps se perd dans l'eau, le nom dans la mémoire.
Le temps, qui sur toute ombre en verse une plus noire,
Sur le sombre océan jette le sombre oubli.

Bientôt des yeux de tous votre ombre est disparue.
L'un n'a-t-il pas sa barque et l'autre sa charrue ?
Seules, durant ces nuits où l'orage est vainqueur,
Vos veuves aux fronts blancs, lasses de vous attendre,
Parlent encor de vous en remuant la cendre
De leur foyer et de leur coeur !

Et quand la tombe enfin a fermé leur paupière,
Rien ne sait plus vos noms, pas même une humble pierre
Dans l'étroit cimetière où l'écho nous répond,
Pas même un saule vert qui s'effeuille à l'automne,
Pas même la chanson naïve et monotone
Que chante un mendiant à l'angle d'un vieux pont !"-- Excerpt from Oceano Nox by V. Hugo


I know I behaved horribly, but I just cannot... I just cannot do this anymore...

~E

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 27 November 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Saturday, the 27th of November (2010); Late evening.



A long, hot soak in the bath tonight was just what I needed. Winter has finally come to RhyDin and the temperatures have turned cold rather suddenly.

I met with Mister Ephram today and worked out the details of my donation to High Spires House. Having lost not just my entire family, but all whom I loved dearly at a young age, makes this cause close to my heart. Lirssa is such a fine example of how a young person's life can turn around. I am glad I will get to keep her services through the holiday season at least. I really do not trust many with the tasks I reserve for her.

My heart breaks for sweet S'jira. She endures Panther's disappearance with such quiet grace, but I know the pain she feels. I had to intercede on her behalf with the distrustful Karras fellow last night. Luckily, other friends were near to offer assistance if matters went awry.

I am blessed with good friends.


~E

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 05 December 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Sunday, the 5th of December (2010); Late Evening.



Something ails Taneth since her return. Both Ewan and Tara have different, but related theories as to the cause and possible solutions. Encouraging Taneth to have a small sip is distressing to us both. However, last night I tentatively reached out to her with a tendril of my mana and she drew upon it. I was not sure if it would have any ill-effects, but some color did return to her cheeks and I stopped at that since I did not wish to trigger any potential problems.


I realize why I have such a soft spot for the lass. She reminds me a bit of how I was when I first arrived in RhyDin many years ago. However, somehow she has managed to maintain her innocence through it all when I could not. Taneth brings out the good and the caring in most. I have watched some very closely when they have been with her and by those interactions, I have determined they are not truly as they are reputed to be.

This, of course, only increases my curiosity and desire to unravel an enigma.

~E

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 08 December 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment above ~Heart Notes~
Wednesday, the 8th of December (2010); Evening.



I remember my very first crush here in RhyDin as if it were yesterday. Why? Because I am absolutely insane and shared that little tidbit... with him...yesterday! I did not know Kalamere very well back then. It was a decade and a half ago, maybe even more. He hardly noticed me either. But, that's what crushes were all about-- that giddy little feeling from afar.

I think I wore that blush my entire walk home. I felt my cheeks flushed the whole way despite the cold.

~E

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 14 December 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Ruins of Asheby Manor
Tuesday, the 14th of December (2010); Sunset.



~Everyone told me to be strong
Hold on and don't shed a tear
So through darkness and good times
I knew I'd make it through
And the world thought I had it all~



Making the Number One spot on Emmet's List this year fills me with mixed emotions. Not that having conflicting and topsy turvy emotions is anything new for me of late. I am quite honoured and surprised, and was literally rendered speechless when Riley and David shared the news. I know I should be grateful because I am blessed with good friends and a successful business. So many believe I have it all; but, I do not. They would be quite surprised to discover how lonely it is at the "top". Then again, my life has almost always been a study of contrasts and contradictions.

Business was brisk at the parfumerie today; yet, between customers I managed to put the final touches on Aja's fragrance as well as work on a couple of birthday presents for Kalamere. It is the very least I can do to thank him for his kindness. I swear the man has bardic talents for he gets me to trust him rather easily. I narrowed down what was in the tincture he had me give to Taneth (which did not harm him, but rather seemed to help her); yet, I willingly drank his concoction for my sick headache. Granted when I suffer from one, death sounds appealing but still...

The headache was stopped before it became full blown. The side effects were mild, but not something I would wish to experience often, and it tasted much better than one of my medicinal teas.

Beneath the banter and teasing is an underlying current of something... and after spending a horrible day at Alantariel, just spending time in his proximity seemed to cause the tension to fade.

We mentioned "trophies" again the other night. I am not sure what to think of that. It sounds conceited, but it is how I am used to being viewed.

Coming here to what remains of Asheby allows me to think, but sometimes I believe I think to much. Mayhaps, I need to just be...

~E


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((Lyrics from A New Day Has Come, by A. Nova & S. Maccio))
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: The Flame's Renewal: 18 December 10 Reply with quote

RhyDin
The Upstairs Apartment at ~Heart Notes~
Saturday, the 18 of December (2010); Early Evening.


Soon I will be getting dressed to attend a winter festival at the Hall tonight. I fade it with mixed emotions, but that is nothing new. It has been so cold in RhyDin and I can only hope it is not nearly as frigid where Connar is. There were several winters where I was never warm and I know how it can wear away at someone on so many levels.

I will not be closing the parfumerie this weekend at all. Too many customers rushing in, panicked, seeking gifts. I can rest on Christmas for I have no plans other than to sleep. The positive part is that it keeps me out of Alanteriel for the celebration of the Winter's Solstice.

~E

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