Naidia is up in a tree, with Leon looking up at her from the ground. Naidia has a look of pain and worry on her face, while Leon just looks concerned for his friend.
“Naidia, come down. I’ve barely seen you!” yells Leon.
“Naidia, come on! Why are you even up there?”
“Because I can. Because I want to be away from humanity.”
“Well, you’re not going to get far away from humanity up there. Anyone can climb up there if they wanted to.”
“Then I’ll just climb higher!”
“Naid, stop it. You know Lorela’s dead, and you know you still have Ben. You have no sense in trying to get away from here, you know it’s no use.”
“But I could! If I could get away from here, then maybe I could be happy!”
Leon starts climbing up the tree, while Naidia starts climbing up the tree even more. When Leon sees that she has nowhere to run, he takes her hand and starts pulling her down the tree.
“Leon! Let go of me!”
“I’m not going to. If I did let go of your hand, you would fall to your death.”
“Fine.” Silence. “Leon, please don’t make me head back to the village. I don’t want to see them; it’ll only make me feel worse about life. I miss Lorela, I really do, and I don’t think any amount of sympathy from them will make it better. I don’t think I’ll love someone like I loved Lorela. I barely knew her, which is why..just..”
“Naidia, it’s alright. I won’t make you go back to the village, but Ben will want to know where you are.”
Silence. They keep climbing down the tree, with Leon guiding Naidia back down. Once they get back down, Leon still doesn’t let go of Naidia, instead sitting her down on a blanket.
“Naidia..you know you’ll be able to love again..right?”
“Leon, I’ve hurt my friends and loved my enemies..the way you love me seems so unreal.”
“They never said it would be this hard, did they?”
“No one, ever, including Lorela. No one ever said it would be this hard.”
“No one ever anticipates that it’d be this hard.”
“I might go back to Swelvornsky, Leon. I just don’t know. Maybe later, when I’m older, I’ll come up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry. “
“I’ll be here waiting for you.”
“Take me back to the beginning of this, Leon. When we barely knew each other.”
“I don’t think anything has changed. You’re still a misfit and I’m a thief.”
“I’ll come back as I am. Coming back as we are.”
“Maybe. I just don’t know. Remember what Lorela told us? That we were just heads on a science apart?”
“Yep. She’s dead now, and that will be one of my best memories of her.”
“Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will. I thought she would live.”
“Well, this is confusing.”
“This is. This just feels like a maze.”
“Well, at some point we all look up and realize that we are lost in a maze.”
“True. Very true.”
Just because you promise to be different in the future doesn’t change what you’ve done in the past-Lynx. Lynx..I miss her.
Gravity has held me down in this starless city over the years.
We don’t normally interrogate people.
All quotes that apply to me. I, truthfully, have never interrogated someone. Well, not on purpose. Maybe I’ll get to interrogate someone. Maybe not.
“Naidia, you there?” asks Alton.
Well, what have I been doing? Oh, yes..finding food for Clev. Alton doesn’t know I was doing that. Great.. he’s going to wonder where I was. I don’t need him to worry, much less need him to find out about my thoughts.
Besides, I need to stop dwelling on this. I need to know how I can deal with the nightmares. Maybe a list could help.
Ways to make nightmares go away:
-Sleep in a tree
So..therefore I don’t make lists. I could just hide it from Alton and Sistine, but that wouldn’t work. They’d find out eventually.
How will I deal with them? IT’s not like they go away, I’ve tried. Medicine won’t work, Ben has tried it on me. PTSD..that could be a cause. Maybe a list could help me sort it out.
How to get rid of nightmares:
-Sleep in a tree
So.. therefore, I don’t make lists. That simple. It’s not like I could tell them, I’ve only told Leon. I don’t trust either of them. I could always do something..or just sleep away(And by away, I mean out of hearing range.) of Alton and Sistine. That could work, seeing as how I scream in my sleep. This is probably why the insomnia is bad.
I hear Alton and Sistine talking by the fire. I don’t know what they’re talking about, but I think they’re talking about how we’re going to get Regina. We do need a plan; Alton’s right on this one. If we don’t have a plan, then they would capture us. I have spent my life trying to not get captured, so planning will be fun. I think.
Mods, let this through.