Stray thoughts and Schematics (4-6)
4th Second Day of Mirtul
It’s over. We killed him and we brought everyone back. Well, almost everyone. Kara’s father did not make it, and I fear how it will affect her. Losing your parents is never easy, I understand that well, but even I had my grandparents to take care of me after. I suppose we’ll have to be there for her.
Speaking of my grandparents, they’re going to be alright I think. Granny is recovering, and Grandpa can walk again. Words can’t even begin to say how happy I am to have them both still here. I can’t lose anyone else. Grandpa seems to be keeping an extra close eye on me after everything that’s happened, and I can’t bring myself to mind it. I’m simply content with still having them here. At least he’s up and walking again.
Everyone else’s families seem to be recovering well. Estelle is in recovery with Granny, I had better make sure Aaron doesn’t over work himself in her a sense. Lander and Zia are fine, young and adventurous as ever. I am eternally grateful we got there soon enough for Silese to be spared any additional pain. She was exhausted, but well over all.
I feel so guilty having dragged her into this. I’ll make it up to her, take her out to nicest dinner I can. I just want her to know how sorry I am.
Agron’s funeral is in two days. I imagine it’ll be a large event considering he was the former guard captain. I just hope we can be there for Kara like she needs in the coming days.
4th Second Day of Mirtul
It appears the mayor’s praise of us has spread around town. Mara Brightwood approached me today. She said I might like to learn a bit more about weaponry in “my line of work”. It eventually came around to her offering me a job. It was a difficult decision, but I accepted in the end. My apprenticeship with Orel has given me a lot, but I am afraid there’s little else I can learn there. Plus, Mara’s shop will be more organized with more negotiable work hours.
I’ll still go an visit him of course, and he’ll always gens dear friend, but I just won’t be his employee I suppose.
Things are changing more and more each day it seems.
9th Second day of Mirtul
It’s been awhile since I wrote so much has happened.
We finally saw Kara leave the fortress her home has become. She’s so downtrodden and unlike healed, but at least we were able to keep her company. I did my best to comfort her after the funeral along with some of the others. I think she appreciated the gesture but I’m unsure how the future looks for her.
I didn’t feel like being alone after that, so I finally took Silese to that fancy dinner I promised. I brought her to the restaurant Ravencrest owns. It was probably the first time I’ve felt genuinely relaxed since this whole mess blew up in our faces. We almost stayed until the restaurant closed laughing and just talking. It felt good to be alone with her again. That beautiful smile has always been my greatest weakness.
There’s some rumors of strange happenings in town. Maybe we can see if another adventure will perk Kara up. I doubt it will be that easy, but it doesn’t hurt to have hope. I need to go help grandpa set up for the celebration later. He asked me to stay in and help with the preparations. I just couldn’t say know after everything we’ve been through recently.
Oh in all the excitement of what’s been going on, I think I neglected my newest “idea”…oh well I’ll not it down later. I need to get busy.
(Below is an unfinished sketch of something that is not yet identifiable, but seems to be spherical in shape and a note “figure out trigger mechanism” is scrawled hastily next to it.)