[Story] Sath’alor’s Field Notes – Kun-Lai Summit
January 13, 2013 3 Comments
I went back to the springs to do my washing again. Of course that girl from last time happens to be there right at the same time, go figure. She must go up there all the time. She says it’s to warm her feet – which by the way, are still bare. If she wore boots she wouldn’t need to put her feet into the springs. I had to wash both my shirts, and my pants. Luckily I had a kilt to wear, or things would have got embarassing for both of us really fast.
She talks way too much. She reminds me of Isandri, not in her looks or anything, but just the way she talks. She says she wanted to leave her family behind because they wanted her to get married, and that she came here to prove she could do something. I don’t know what she plans to prove here, other than maybe getting frostbite on her toes. She’s nosy too, she kept trying to get me to talk about my family, if I miss them, things like that. I said they don’t, but I don’t really know. They’ve probably forgotten by now, I know they aren’t looking anymore. Do I miss them? I guess I do sometimes. I miss coming in from hunting and my mother made a big dinner and sitting with them. Of course both the girls are married now, so I guess that wouldn’t be happening. They’d be at home with their husbands, it would just be me and my parents.
That girl’s parents sound like jerks, not at all like mine. They were obsessed with preserving their family name, especially her mother. That doesn’t even make sense, because it’s not her mother’s family name. My father probably cares about our name a little, but he’s more concerned that the shop keeps running. Mierra’s husband is going to take over once father can’t work anymore, but hopefully that won’t be for a long time. I don’t know, maybe he does want me to pass the name on, but he’s never really said anything to me about it. That’s not going to happen now anyway. I told loudmouth girl a little bit about that; I said that there had been a girl but she already had someone new, so she doesn’t worry about me now. I don’t know if that’s true either, but I think it probably is.
If not Aeramin, then that other guy I saw with them. Or maybe that mage. Or one I don’t even know about yet. It isn’t my business anymore, but I’d be lying if I said I never thought about it. It hurts to know those other things were more important to her than I was. It hurts even more to think that other guy is more important than that.
Loudmouth girl said that I should talk to her teacher, because I seem lost. Her teacher is a bear person who won’t let her wear shoes. I pointed out that bears don’t need shoes because they have fur and pawpads, but elves don’t. She said that I seem lost, and somehow this bear was going to tell me what to do. I don’t want to be told what to do, and I’m not lost. I can go wherever I want, that’s not the same thing as being lost. She said I don’t have a path, I don’t need one. And I’m not alone, Clementine is with me. She’s a lot less annoying than most people, she doesn’t ask a hundred questions, for one thing.
Then she wanted to know if I was going to be back here again. I said probably, because it’s the best place I know of to wash clothes. I’d rather do it without someone bothering me though. I hope she doesn’t try to bring that bear down to talk to me.