Grief-4 I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this. They all come to me now, and I have to tell them everything will be okay, even without her, but I can't keep this up. I don't want to eat, I don't want to sleep... Working on the farm helps a little, and fighting monsters too... Anything so that I don't really have to think about what happened.
Venti was like... like a security blanket. As long as she was here, it was okay. But Venti's not here any more, she's gone and it's all my fault! How can people not blame me for this?
I blame me. If I'd been faster, or stronger, I could have won sooner, and Venti would still be here with us. I'd still be arguing with her and having late-night talks when I couldn't sleep...
I wish I had someone I could talk to...
I want Venti to come back.
Reesa opened her eyes wearily, feeling the chilly wind of the Floating Empire washing over her. She had come up here a few days ago, wanting nothing more than to jump from one of the edges; mayb
Grief-3 I had hoped that with time would come awareness and a chance to reason with her, but somehow Reesa managed to give us all the slip. I suppose it was inevitable that she would do so, but it is hardly comforting to not know where she is, or how to help her.
Perhaps fortunately, no one is to blame for her disappearance. She simply woke up and left under her own power when no one was around to watch her. Not that it stopped Dylas or Leon from being upset. Dylas most of all, I think, though Leon's way of being upset is perhaps most similar to Reesa's own.
We are all at a loss of where she might be. The airship is missing, but unfortunately, without another we cannot hope to track her down. I only hope that wherever she's gone she's in no danger...
It wasn't hard to guess that everyone was upset at the now missing princess. Dylas had needed to head out of town to vent his frustrations, and Leon was off at the lake trying to keep his mind on fishing. Arthur felt sympathy for both of t
Grief-2 We brought her back all right. In one piece, though she obviously tried her best to make it anything but. I'm still somewhat grieving for Venti too, but that idiot-dragon would just get pissed off if I moped about like Reesa is.
I wish I knew what to say to her about it. I've already lost a lot in my life. I don't want to lose her too. Some days are hard enough without that thought...
Leon had volunteered to take on Reesa-watching duty while she was unconscious at the clinic, since both Arthur and Dylas had jobs they needed to get back to. He knew it would stop either rival from coming to see her when they got the time, and honestly, he welcomed the breaks. The clinic was rather boring, really, and watching Reesa sleep could only be amusing for so long.
On the other hand, the idea of her waking up and him not being there wasn't a very palatable one, and he could always go fishing in the little canals later. After he'd thoroughly explained why such suicidal tendencies wer
Grief-1 The thing about grief is that it's different for each person. Some people can come to terms with it quickly. Others can't.
Venti was gone. And while the rest of us were moving on okay, Reesa... that is, our stand-in Princess, with no memories of her past. Well, she wasn't. She would sit or stand in Venti's old resting place for hours. She'd vanish for days at a time. Whenever someone offered to help, she'd turn on that million G smile and say she was fine, and thank them for caring.
I though we should let her be for a while. Probably a stupid thing to think, but Reesa... well, she liked to do things her own way. In her own time. Forcing things wasn't really my style anyways. Arthur was in the same boat as me, both of us not really sure what to do for her. Both of us worried about her, but we left it alone, hoping she'd come to one, or both of us.
Leon was finally the one to get the ball rolling. So to speak.
Dylas grimaced as Leon shoved him through the door tha