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14 October 2006 @ 07:55 pm
What keeps you up at night.  
Adira sat staring at the dark computer screen. It was another night without sleep and she knew there would be many more before this was over. Kailin was on the front lines now and assassins were on the move in the court. Three people had been reported dead at court in the past week. That didn’t account for the ones they weren’t reporting.

She was facing one of the disadvantages to living on a colony world. News took time to be received and there was no way to tell how much was real or how much had been left out.

Adira finally looked away from the empty monitor unable to continue looking at the void of black. What had she really been waiting for, good news or bad? She was looking for good news, a call or a report but in her hearts that was not why she was sitting here. It was the worst that kept her vigil on the empty space. It was because she wanted the bad news first if it came. She wanted to hear it for herself instead of second hand, even if it was from her mother.

Though Adira was not one to worry but the separation broke down that patience. She hadn’t slept and though she needed to she forced her eyes open. She couldn’t walk away or lay down. As soon as her head rested on the pillow nausea took over and she returned to the chair. Here at least her body was free of the sick feeling and could rest even if her mind could not.


Crossposted to theatrical_muse
 
 
Current Location: The Library
Current Mood: worriedworried
 
 
 
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I used to appear on his ship and watch him sleep, just so I knew he was safe.
Adira Tyreeadira_tyree on October 16th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
I wish I had such powers to watch over the man I love when things are dangerous. I suppose that is why mortals pray to gods because you can do what we can only dream of.
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
Who do you miss?
Adira Tyreeadira_tyree on October 16th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Adira sat down and sighed. The Ambassador. I love him with all of my hearts but our... we are forbidden. I am a slave still by title and to go to him would dishonor him so deeply that he would lose everything.
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
Can you not get your title changed?
Adira Tyreeadira_tyree on October 16th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
Adira shook her head. the Ambassador freed me from my slavery but I will always have that title no matter what I accomplish.
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thats rubbish.
Adira Tyreeadira_tyree on October 16th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
Perhaps but there is little I can do about it.
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry Adira.
Adira Tyreeadira_tyree on October 16th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Adira looked up smiling faintly. It is enough for me to know he loves me. I get a few letters and even calls. I am happy just to know he thinks about me when we are apart.
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
I wish I could help.
Adira Tyreeadira_tyree on October 16th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
Adira took Iris' hand in hers. You have offered to help and even if there is nothing you can do the fact that you would is enough to make me smile again.
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
*squeezes her hand and nods slowly*
Adira Tyreeadira_tyree on October 16th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
The life I have come to live is hard but I choose to focus on the blessings instead of injury.
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
Then you are a strong woman. Much sronger than I
Adira Tyreeadira_tyree on October 16th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Adira stood still hold on to Iris' hand. Everyone has that kind of strength. It simply takes a moment for it to be discovered.
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
Only lucky ones find it.
Adira Tyreeadira_tyree on October 16th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
I would not call my discovery of it lucky. I think it is merely deciding that you can bear no more.
Irisgoddess_rainbow on October 16th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
*nods slowly*