Title: without you
Gin - July 27, 2011 02:17 PM (GMT)
"Hey, don't go too far you two." Gloa said as her twins ran over the path of the garden, not going into the flowers as their mother moved to crouch to a little spot. She had a small spot where she had been working on things when her mate was alive. Now she just came there to remember him, talk to the flowers and the little stone that had his name on it. She missed him, remembering his last painful breaths, hearing Mnyth cry out with her own pain when he died. The twins knew that their father was gone, but they were too young to understand that their father wasn't coming back. They asked for him, even asked for the uncle that had come to give his farewells before returning to his new weyr.
She was more or less alone with her twins and sometimes the help of a Brownrider. He was handsome and strong, more outgoing than Essari had been. She wasn't ready to move on yet, but he treated her well and the kids seemed to like him. Mnyth had not risen after Essari had died. It seemed that the emotions of the rider had effected the Gold. Elli chirped, following after the children to make sure that they didn't get into trouble.
"Hello, Essari..." Gloa said softly as she pulled some weeds, tidying up the little memorial before looking towards where the children were. She brushed her hands off on her trousers and looked towards where Mnyth was, resting and watching them from a distance. She smiled at her Dragon before heading after her children. "Eloa, Gessari, come play in the dirt with Mama."
Hippopotomonstrose - July 27, 2011 09:51 PM (GMT)
He had hesitated. This wasn't exactly the kind of thing Wy'zan felt right on intruding on. Bring food over, offer to watch the twins or just sit and be talked at, he was fine with that, but he didn't feel it was right to walk in when Gloa was at her mate's memorial. She needed her space and he was there to make certain that she got it.
So he watched, for the moment, from a distance, watched the twins play. It was unfair how they would barely have any memory of their father, if that much when they were older. He was working on something for that, it had been a whim but was turning out into one sharding big project. A secret for now, though.
And then she called her kids together.
"Better run, you wouldn't want the Monster from Between to snag you up," Wy'zan spoke up, laughing. "The only things those monsters are scared of are brave goldriders, you know." He looked at Gloa, still smiling. "I was just walking by and I saw you. Do you mind if I join? The Terrible Two seem active today."
Gin - July 28, 2011 01:09 PM (GMT)
Gloa turned her head as she heard the familiar voice. Wy'zan was the Brownrider that had kept her from running to Essari when he was in flames, trying to put them out. He had been helping her since then, giving her space when she needed it and watching the children when she had something she needed to do with Mnyth that didn't require the other riders. As if on cue, an ugly brown flit popped into the air above Gloa and hissed, sending the children screaming and laughing.
"Monster!" Gloa scolded. "Don't trample the flowers you two!" She called as they ran towards Wy'zan as her former mate's Brown landed on her shoulder. He was more or less a free agent now, but he stuck around for food and attention these days. He only listened to Gloa if he wanted to, but was still protective of the children. She wrapped her fingers around his snout and pulled it to her, kissing the end of it. "You pain." She whispered before letting him go, listening to him complain for a moment before he took off to fly around and try to find something to hunt down. The twins ran head long into Wy'zan's legs, thankfully still too small to accidentally head butt anything important.
"I wouldn't mind the company." Gloa said as she slowly walked over, plucking Elloa from the man's leg, tickling her before putting her over her shoulder like a bag of tubers. "I gave them sweet rolls for breakfast, so they are a bit wild today." She said before looking up to see a large shadow overhead. It seemed like everyone had to come out to see her today, watching as her harpy eagle started to descend, wincing a little at the awkward landing. There was a reason he was called Duhl. She turned her attention back to the Rider when she saw the bird right himself and start tromping over on foot. "How is your big brown beasty?" Gloa asked with a little smile... seemingly oblivious to the double meaning that could have been taken with those words.
Hippopotomonstrose - July 29, 2011 11:22 PM (GMT)
"Ah, in the mood for a challenge then," Wy'zan said, picking Gessari up as he did so. The grin on his face at her question could best be described as diabolical. Hey, he was giving her space and being a good friend. That didn't mean that he had to be a saint and this was just too good to pass up on. "The big brown beastie is just fine. Pibth, on the other hand, is grumbling about how useless it is to play with the brat-squad here." He purposefully didn't add Pibth's 'while we copuld all die so why not use our energy more sensibly'. He didn't think that that would go over too well with Gloa.
He shifted Gessari to dangle over his shoulder.
"So, what does the day hold for our intrepid goldrider?" he asked. "Anything she might need the assistance of a simple brownrider from?" He waggled his eyebrows. "Maybe tie two children to chairs and dangle them over the lake for a little while." He was just joking. Well, for the most part. He would do it if she asked him.
Gin - July 31, 2011 09:13 AM (GMT)
Gloa blushed a little, apparently being a Goldrider who had been unable to make love to her husband since the birth of her children was a little less of the bed devil she had been. That was one of the things she wished she had been able to do after graduation, to be with her husband intimately. "Dirty, dirty mind, you." Gloa said with a little chuckle, reaching over to give her son a little tickle before shaking her head.
"There isn't much for me to do today. I plan to give Mnyth a good scrub and oil, but other than that and some other chores... some paperwork... maybe some other things, it's just taking care of the children." The young woman said as she righted her daughter and put her on her slender hip. "And no dangling my brats above the waters. They're not old enough for that yet." She said before giving her daughter kisses, a few tears welling in her eyes as she saw their father in them both. Despite Essari's lack of emotion, she still saw a strong man under the stone make. She saw him smile and knew that there was someone special under it all. She just didn't have the time to bring him to the light. She never would now.
"Well... I should probably feed these two again. One can not live on sweet rolls alone even though it might be tempting." Gloa said as she blinked away her tears to pretend she wasn't sad.