talk to me Aug 8, 2011 14:37:54 GMT -5
Post by Holly on Aug 8, 2011 14:37:54 GMT -5
laqueum 13, 1585 , sunset
acerbus umbra castle, acerbus umbra, pertinax
Of all things to hear in the castle of Acerbus Umbra, one wouldn't expect the sound of a violin to be on the list. And yet, as he walked through the castle, Chase Vega could clearly make out the melody to a song that he remembered from his childhood in Naktis. However, the melody back then was slow, cautious, and still needed work. Now, the melody was quick and precise, practiced and polished. The high notes sang beautifully, not squeaking as they would if a beginner had picked up the stringed instrument and tried to play it.
And the harmony was a voice that the soturi knew very well, though he had never actually heard her sing before. Rounding one of the corners, he found a lone girl sitting on one of the chairs in the main hall. Her ocean blue eyes were distant, lost in the world of music and her own thoughts. Only when she finished her song with a held out soaring note did Chase step out of the shadows, clapping quietly. "You've really improved, Hols."
The girl stood up, violin in one hand and bow in the other. Her eyes had widened, shock and disbelief swirling with sorrow and anger. Without a word, she turned and started walking away from him.
"Wait! Holly! I just want to talk!" Chase called after her. He jogged up to her side, then fell into her fast walked pace. When he looked into her eyes again, he saw nothing. There was absolutely nothing on her face to suggest anything she was feeling. "Holly, I just want to say I'm sorry. I don't know what came over me and I'm... I'm just sorry, Mistletoe," He sighed, somehow hoping to get through to her.
"Stop calling me that," Holly snapped softly, her voice portraying more than her face did. It was hurt.
"What? Mistletoe? I've always called you that," Chase protested. He frowned, stuffing his hands in his pockets. There was another long moment of awkward silence besides the sounds of their feet hitting the ground.
"Just stop calling me that and leave me alone, Chase. I can and will get the guards to throw you out of here and I can convince King Falkor or Aria to have you banned from this castle," Holly's voice remained quiet and sharp, trying hard not to show anything she was feeling.
Chase's frown became more evident. He walked just a tad bit faster so he could turn and be infront of her. The soturi stopped, watching as Holly tried to walk around him. Gently, he grabbed both her shoulders and said, "Holly, you have to believe me. I really am sorry about what I did and I regret all of it. If I could redo everything, I wouldn't have hurt them and I certainly wouldn't have hurt you. You mean the world to me, Holly. I don't want to lose you."
More quiet. The dim lighting in the castle and the way her bangs fell over her eyes made it impossible to read them as she stared at the ground. "Holly?"
The olisthir suddenly tore away from him, taking a few steps back. "It's too late for that, Chase," Holly shook her head, tears now obviously staining her face. "No matter how many times you say sorry, you can't bring back my siblings or my parents. You took everything away from me, all for making sure I would fall in love with you. And you know what, Chase? I did love you, but you lost that."
Without another word or another thought, Holly turned and left Chase Lance Vega alone in the hallway.