Still, if I find it, there should be some new art before the end of the day~
Grief-8 It was a good funeral. Poor Mr. Volkanon couldn't stop crying, and everyone showed up to tell Venti good bye again. Sir Arthur really came through.... And everyone else who helped too. I think she would have liked it, but knowing Venti, she might have complained that it wasn't fancy enough.Grief-8 by ~LainaInverse
I'm feeling better now. Not so lost or helpless any more. I have people to lean on now, and even if Venti's gone, Leo and Darling are right. I have to keep believing in her. And even more, I have to keep going. I still... I still miss her a lot, but I understand now.
I'm not alone.
It wasn't an amazingly elaborate funeral, but it was pretty impressive. Illuminata had donated the flowers from her shop, and Porcoline had been more than ready to feed everyone. Of course, with Porco it meant fending him off from the food as well... Margaret was good at that, at least.
Everyone who could made a short speech about Venti, each speaking of how the Elder Dragon had touched all of them in some form or
Grief-7 I would never have expected her to return so completely to herself with the support of others, but I must admit, there are times when her resilience surprises me most of all. It was very much similar to when I first met her in Lady Ventuswill's chamber... She did not cry then, though I have no doubt that she truly wanted to. I could not have her cry, nor could I leave someone who knew so little about herself to such elements...Grief-7 by ~LainaInverse
And truly, everything worked out for the best. Even if it has been painful at times, it is the best.
Arthur had meant to take Reesa on a date of his own, but he had been hit with several customers in a row, plus a large pile of unfinished paperwork. He had apologized profusely about the delay, and had set her up with some Relax Tea and a small tray of food to eat while he rushed through what he could. He glanced up every now and then, to make sure she wasn't upset at the delay, but each time she seemed to have her nose buried in one of his various
Grief-6 It was slow, and subtle, but she started cheering up again, naturally. It wasn't forced, and it was obvious she still missed Venti, but it was definitely nice to see her smile. Trading off watch-duty didn't hurt either, since we all wanted to help her get better. I had to work for the smile and laughter, but I'll be the first to say it was worth the effort.Grief-6 by ~LainaInverse
It had been Leon's turn to take her on a date this time, and it had taken some thinking about. He'd considered the airship for a long time, but had inevitably discarded it as too close to home for her. And he wanted to be alone with her, so that ruled out places like the lake, Porco's restaurant, and both general and flower stores. Her room was right out, of course, as he wanted to keep it friendly...
In the end, he fell to the same idea Dylas had, in taking her outside of town. She had blushed most adorably when he'd slung an arm around her shoulders, steering her towards the main gate.
“Ah, wh-where... where are we g
Grief-5 We got her home, and pretty much put her under a watch. No one suspected that she'd run off again, this was more so that we would be there when she needed people to talk with. And it was frustratingly hard to get her to talk at all, even after that whole mess. Especially when you're not good at really talking to people the way I am.Grief-5 by ~LainaInverse
But I tried. I took her out on a couple of dates, and we went on short walks together. We stayed inside the town for the most part,and everyone we ran into had something to say that they hoped would help.
She was so stubborn.... But in the end I finally got her to talk to me.
It was time to take her out of Selphia, he'd decided, to a quiet and calm spot. It was one of his favorite fishing spots, though he didn't often get the chance to visit it. It was pretty far out, and work did tend to keep him busy. Plus, now he was spending part of his time looking after Reesa...
She liked fishing, though, so it seemed like a good idea. And it had a slightly se