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His Own Hatreds

liefmyeras Dec 15th, 2019 (edited) 144 Never
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  1. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "...pr-promise that matches were entirely random."
  2.  
  3. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "Oh, no, I thought you knew I would give the very best gift and assigned me to you on purpose!"
  4.  
  5. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "....aaaahhhHHH."
  6.  
  7. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "Oh, I am joking!"
  8.  
  9. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "I had planned on giving you a Solstice gift anyway - so now I have reason to give you two!"
  10.  
  11. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "...t-two!?"
  12.  
  13. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "W-wait!!"
  14.  
  15. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "Two!"
  16.  
  17. squeeze songbird for gurashi saying Two!
  18. You squeeze a wooden songbird gently and watch it take flight in search of Gurashi amidst joyous chirping.
  19.  
  20. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "... were you ... awake? Earlier, this month?"
  21.  
  22. Midnight shadows coalesce around a new day, and Mother Night embraces the land in utter darkness.
  23. It is now the 2nd of Avechary, 548 years after the Coming of Estarra.
  24.  
  25. You have emoted: Lief quiets, her antlered head tilting one way. Her legs gather up beneath the branch she perches upon, and she gazes deeply into the midnight sky, searching out the waxing gibbous moon.
  26.  
  27. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "I...wasn't. I was deep in my own meditations."
  28.  
  29. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "**You feel an anxious silence in response**."
  30.  
  31. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "Gurashi, are you well?"
  32.  
  33. An owl hoots off in the distance.
  34.  
  35. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "Why did Lady of Serenity steal the eyeball??"
  36.  
  37. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "...Ah."
  38.  
  39. You have emoted: Moonlight reflecting in her gaze, Lief lowers her eyes slowly to stare down at her bare feet as her legs relax. She considers something quietly.
  40.  
  41. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "...do you know the story of how and why the Eye came into His possession, Gurashi?"
  42.  
  43. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "N-no, but...! He is really, really hurting! His realm, it was ... and, He's ..."
  44.  
  45. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "He made my Lady give it to Him so that another life, an innocent life unworthy of dying, might live. My Lady values life above all else."
  46.  
  47. The sky lightens and stars fade as Father Sun approaches the horizon in his neverending quest to capture Mother Night.
  48.  
  49. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "And this life in particular..."
  50.  
  51. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "..." She falls silent, the very aethers quiet and still, as though her mind were a glassy pond's surface in just that moment. "...In any case. Do you know what the Eye of Dynara is capable of?"
  52.  
  53. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "**An uncomfortable silence, followed by soft, pained chittering** No."
  54.  
  55. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "I am...surprised He has suffered as long as He has. I am not a God, and I'm not sure how the Eye's power might be called upon, or what price it might ask, but it heals. It creates. It is powerful, very, very, *very* powerful."
  56.  
  57. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "What will consume Him?"
  58.  
  59. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "Perhaps His own hatreds."
  60.  
  61. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "Are sure is not a ... thing?"
  62.  
  63. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "I...do not know what it is. I am only guessing. But just as love grows in fertile soil, so too does hate, and..." She trails off, her telepathic voice growing sorrowful. "It is sad..."
  64.  
  65. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "Gurashi...please do not let hate ever consume you."
  66.  
  67. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "Then please ask Miss Lady of Serenity to stop hurting my home's protectors...! ...please."
  68.  
  69. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "He hurts us! He has hurt me, and He has hurt my Lady countless times in the past, gravely and deeply!"
  70.  
  71. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "...then stop hurting each other, heck!"
  72.  
  73. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "She still bears the scar of one!"
  74.  
  75. Birds fill your ears with serenades of happiness and love.
  76.  
  77. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "Will you ask your Lord to cease His attempts to hurt? Would you trust Him if He agreed? ...Truly?"
  78.  
  79. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "Yes! ... mean, not right now because do not know where is and is very not good, but, yes!!"
  80.  
  81. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "**The message is followed with a resounding silence, and then, faintly, nervous chittering*."
  82.  
  83. You have emoted: Lief quietly furrows her brow as she contemplates, hooking her ankles one behind the other as she perches within one oak tree.
  84.  
  85. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "You would not lie to me, Gurashi. Right...?"
  86.  
  87. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "...not on purpose."
  88.  
  89. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "Nor would I to you on purpose."
  90.  
  91. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "But He...would lie. He has in the past, when He sent you to murder Shashi. But Gurashi - you are worthy of hearing the truth whenever it can be shared. You are worthy of knowing what it is you do and what will happen when you do it. You act out of love, and you deserve to be treated in kind."
  92.  
  93. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "**You feel a heavy sense of confusion, then sorrow, deep and painful - and then, after a time ... nothing**."
  94.  
  95. squeeze songbird for gurashi saying Be strong and true to your own self - above all else and above all others.
  96. You squeeze a wooden songbird gently and watch it take flight in search of Gurashi amidst joyous chirping.
  97.  
  98. The melodious voice of Gurashi resonates in your mind, "**Quietly, so quiet you're almost unsure if you've heard it** Many thank yous."
  99.  
  100. You tell Exemplar of the Tah'vrai, Gurashi An'Ryshe, "**You sense a warmth radiate upon the aethers, a faintly musical and wordless affection from her to you.**."
  101.  
  102. You have emoted: Lief freezes, an idea coming to her quite suddenly as the rain taps meditatively against the leaves surrounding her.
  103.  
  104. You think to yourself: Maybe...He did not heal Himself with the Eye because He *knew* doing so would heal Him of His corruption.
  105.  
  106. You have emoted: Lief's hands fall to the slightly damp bark of the branch she sits upon, clutching it as she slowly, slowly frowns over something to herself, lost in thought.
  107.  
  108. Across the heavens, the stars and moon challenge night's dark reign, revealing familiar constellations that tell the tales of myth and legend.
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