[Soirée] Dear Brother

siblings time. (Xander)

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[Soirée] Dear Brother

Postby Velaine Krome » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 pm

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Dear Brother
49th of Zi’da, Arc 717

After what felt like forever, Velaine finally succeeded in extracting herself from a group of gossiping young women. For some reason, they had decided that she could provide them with the juiciest stories. It wasn’t entirely bad, however. Conversing with women her age like this gave her plenty of new insights about the happenings of the nobility. It was probably something she should do a lot more – though admittedly troubles at home was more than enough to occupy her.

Still, the young woman played along and tried her best to offer no real information – especially when asked about her newly-made baron brother and her newest betrothal to one of the richest houses – while seemingly telling them a lot. It was one of the useful skills her mother had actually taught her. She even managed to maneuver their jabs about her relatively simple dress with a graceful smile.

While Velaine appreciated a bit of gossip for the sake of information, her betrothed got sick of it fast. At the first chance he got, the Endor excused himself to get more drinks. Now that she was done, Nathaniel was nowhere in sight. They had been separated for a while now, but she figured that he was probably delayed by fellow nobles. If there was one thing these people loved to do… it was talking.

For a brief moment, Velaine took a deep breath and let her mind still as she looked towards the crowd. Tangles surrounded the twirling bodies on the dance floor, shifting and twisting – mesmerizing and painful to watch at the same time. She thought of nothing but her own breathing. In. Out. In. Out. With so many people packed into the ballroom, the young woman had started to find her head assaulted with mild waves of pain. Her spark had greedily took in the various tangles that surrounded her, filling her vision with colors when she least expected it. Elrik had told her that mediating to block out unwanted

As she continued to scan the room, the young Krome suddenly spotted her brother’s lone figure. Surprisingly, he looked like a proper baron - Velaine had always known him as someone who wasn’t exactly comfortable in events like this. She didn’t see Celeste anywhere nearby, but the pregnant woman might just be resting. It must be exhausting to carry around the weight of her swollen stomach.

They haven’t got the chance to talk much earlier, with Oliver and Charlie there. And their respective partners. Velaine had been hearing stories, gossips, and small bits of information offered by her father’s people. Something she really wanted to talk to him about. This was perhaps her best opportunity, considering that they wouldn’t be seeing each other any time soon after this ball – especially if she decided to spend the rest of her Zi’da in Endor.

“Xander!” she called out as she neared. While her voice was just barely enough to get him to notice her, Velaine spotted more than a few curious heads slowly turning their way. Still, the young woman pretended to be oblivious and gave her brother a bright smile. “You seem awfully lonely without your wife by your side.”
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[Soirée] Dear Brother

Postby Xander Andaris » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:50 am

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Xander was roused from his daydreaming by the sound of a faint voice, he could have been sure he heard his name and by following the turning heads and what he believed to be the origin he spotted her. His sister dressed as he would expect any Krome to, arguably militaristic. He liked the dress, much more than he liked his own clothes and especially the stupid hat which he had managed to leave behind with Celeste as she rested.

"Sister." He smiled and probably unexpectedly reached forward and hugged her. "They are watching." The wolf murmured as he gently embraced his younger sibling smiling happily for anyone who was looking for gossip of family problems or some other absurd idea. They were not the Venora's, at least not for the public. The truth when it came to their Father was much different.

He released his sister and stood opposite her, as had been the general look for the night he was without drink. He had completely given up the substance a few arcs earlier for reasons Velaine would have understood if she were not off in Ne'haer. Still he did not blame her, again it was their parents who had added to the growing void between him and Velaine since their childhood. "I hope you are enjoying the night, it is wonderful what people do for charity." Sincerity was in his voice as for once this was a party for none selfish reasons.

"I must add that you look awfully lonely without you 'husband-to-be'." The Baron's tone clearly showed he had been unimpressed by the Endor this evening. "Are you sure it is best to have left him alone this evening, from what I could tell a short leash may be necessary." He spoke quietly and lower than the sound of the crowd and music. Only Velaine was so close she would be able to hear it as he lead her away from prying ears, knowing how quickly things spread in places like this

Once they were away from the majority of the crowd, by a wall near the exit Xander became more relaxed. "I am happy to see you Velaine, it has been a while and I have missed you." He smiled, it seemed being with Celeste and soon to be a father had truly softened him, this was probably the least serious and professional she would have seen him but it quickly receded.

"How are things in Krome, any news? I have been very busy ans unfortunately unable to keep up with all going on there." The Baron began to fiddle with his cuff, still uncomfortable in the clothes of a rich man.
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