welcome home Aug 5, 2011 21:31:54 GMT -5
Post by Holly on Aug 5, 2011 21:31:54 GMT -5
ordeum 16, 1582, midmorning
acerbus umbra castle, acerbus umbra, pertinax
"You know, it's not bad once you get used to it. The appearance of this place shouldn't frighten you," The woman commented about the castle, taking slow, even steps up the stairs to the door that would lead them inside. Her dark blue eyes were gleamering eagerly, like a child's, and Holly was once again reminded why she found it so easy to trust this person's opinion. Her smile, her liveliness, her honest attitude all reminded the young olisthir of her mother.
A sudden wave of sadness washed over Holly Skies. "W-Wait..." She muttered, stopping on one of the steps. "Aria, what if... they don't like me?" She kept her voice down, jumping at every little sound that bounced around her.
Aria stopped as well, looking down at Holly for a moment. Her gaze was different than before. Instead of being childlike, her irises were swirling with contemplation. "Holly, that's not what you're thinking," She pointed out gently. Casually, she knelt down so she could see Holly's eyes. "I'm extremely sorry about your family and I know you're scared about coming to a new place. But, I know your type. You're strong and you have a good heart. One that will get through this," Aria smiled and ruffled Holly's hair. "And one that will make for an outstanding Mystic. No one in this castle will doubt that."
It made Holly feel a twinge better to know that there was someone who felt that way about her. Quickly, she shook the thought of Chase out of her mind. She tried not to remember his hurt expression as she walked away from him, not answering any of his questions. A small grin tugged at the edges of her lips, "I don't believe I'm that special, Aria. But, thank you."
"Oh, please, Holly Lyra Skies. No need to be modest," Aria stood up, taking the olisthir's hand in reassurance. "Now, let's go! A lot to explore in the castle!" Her immature side had begun to show again as she rushed up the last couple of stairs, towing Holly after her.
"Salutations Acerbus Umbra Castle!!" Aria yelled, then looked down at Holly. "Welcome to your new home."