Remembrance – of Another Elven Farewell
Posted April 27, 2010
For a refresher, see these stories:
Inigo: *sigh* The embodiment of Spring… Dorilys used to say that about roses…
... she was like a rose herself… beautiful, despite the thorns. Just as she was, last autumn – *thinks back*
(Last November at Ms. Beamlette’s, there were
Dorilys: I see… you are resolved, to sever your ties – all of them –
Inigo: Yes – I think it’s for the best –
Dorilys: Including ours.
Inigo: I – I didn’t think you would be willing to part from our kith and kin – would you?
Dorilys: No, I would not! Though I should’ve liked for you to have discussed this with me before you disappeared like a ghost. And while I was gone myself on a mission, how convenient –
Inigo: I – and Sanar – decided it would be safer for you. If someone questioned you, you could honestly say you knew nothing, to prevent any repercussions. I know what I did was hurtful, but I didn’t want any more harm to befall you –
Dorilys: *thinking*… Now that you put it that way – there was an undercurrent of anger – and fear – when the Alar speculated on your whereabouts. Sanar spoke to them, with his usual air of authority, and they seemed placated –
Inigo: Who knows how long that will last –
Dorilys: True. Sanar cannot keep their questions at bay forever, skilful though he is at imposing his will.
Dorilys: I should be going now –
Inigo: I’ll walk with you –
Dorilys: I’d rather you didn’t – it will make it all the harder to say good-bye –
Dorilys: Inigo… that was harsh of me, I’m sorry –
Inigo: No need to apologize; I understand. It’s like an analogy I’ve learned here in the human world – rip the Band-Aid off quickly *chuckle*.
Inigo: A self-adhering bandage – which sticks a little too well –
Dorilys: Silly humans!
Inigo: It’s part of what I find fascinating about them, I think.
Dorilys: Oh, Inigo – I – I hope this fascination won’t be your undoing. I do love you; please remember that.
Inigo: You are kind, Dorilys, and that is more than I deserve; I will treasure your sentiment. Please – go now –
Dorilys: Farewell, then – my Inigo.
**sound of birds singing**
Sanar: So… she is gone.
Inigo: Yes… she is free now. No more ties –
Sanar: And so are you.
Inigo: It was – for the best. I wasn’t there for her, especially of late. Not that she was dependent or clinging… Dorilys is most self-reliant. It was me, not keeping my promise, however tentative it was.
Sanar: You were of two different minds, as well; she prefers the Elven way, and was wise enough to see the futility of persuading you to return.
Inigo: Dorilys was not one to waste to her time on lost causes *soft laugh*.
Sanar: Here we are, two failures at what the humans call relationships – the last thing I ever thought we would have in common! *snort*
Inigo: Indeed, one of the few things WE have in common. *chuckle*
Hard to imagine such good-looking guys can’t keep their gals!
Junco gently brings Inigo back down to earth, and to the present day –