• Memory • It's a curse you will live with.

Nalin tells Enrick the bad news.

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• Memory • It's a curse you will live with.

Postby Nalin Marit » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:29 pm

Ashan 10th 714

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Nalin looked at Lavender, she had been crying all trial and the trial before that. They had been sitting in their bed almost the entire time. He just sighed and pat her head. Petting her slowly trying to help her calm down, words weren't going to help right now, then wouldn't, not for what they had found just trials before. Upon his skin a black splotch like a drop of splattered paint had appeared at his chest.

He'd been running a high fever a few trials before that and had to take a few trials off of work. He had included to-trial into those days off. It didn't seem to be an issue though, he rarely took time off, so they were more than happy to give him the time off.

Lavender just started crying harder again, and put her face into his chest. He just smiled and laughed, "I sick one. Why you cry my Little Flower?" He moved her off his chest and moved some hair out of her face. He smiled at her and gave her a slow kiss. When he pulled away, her face showed just how shocked and embarrassed she was. He chuckled a bit.

"Like Lavender better this way." He laced his fingers through her hair once more. "Can't stay sad. Must go on. We don't know when it take me. Must prepare for that." He kissed her forehead and hugged her close. "I preserve for you. You are my light, remember that Little flower." He hugged her tighter and she slowly started to hug back. They stayed there for a few bits, just like that, in the silence. Until she finally pulled away and gave him as big of a smile as she could manage.

"Now... We have friend we must tell... want to come with?" He looked down at her with a smile. She froze a moment, but slowly nodded, her hand clinging to the edge of his shirt. He smiled, he knew that she didn't really want to, but she wanted to be with him as much as possible too. "Good. Get ready."

After some time, they were walking out the door and locking up, walking out in the fresh air of Ashan. Even with how bright out it seemed, to the siblings, they felt it was all wrong, that it should be raining, or something, just to fit their mood better. Not that they could help it.

Slowly they made their way to the docks. Lavender clinging to Nalin, today, she wasn't going to start any mischief. She couldn't even if she wanted to, Nalin was clinging to her a little harder than he meant to. He smiled meekly as they eventually made it to their destination. He looked around and didn't immediately see who he was looking for.

But Lav elbowed Nalin a bit and pointed to their left down the dock. Enrick seemed to be coming in for the day, as late in the day as it was, at least that's what Nalin hoped. Enrick was surrounded by his fishing buddies though. He bit his lip and hesitated. Should he really interrupt what seemed like a good day with the bad news that he was about to dispose onto Enrick?

Lavender on the other hand was already trying to drag Nalin to Enrick though. "Alright, alright.." He laughed a little, but his smile weak as he started walking down the pier and waving, hoping to get Enrick attention. Nalin was tall enough and pale enough that he might. But, only if Enrick saw them in the corner of his eye or looked up.
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Postby Enrick » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:46 am

It had been a long but productive Trial for Enrick as he and a bunch of other fishermen finished their routine, each satisfied to have yet again earned a hard Trial's worth of coin now it was over. All of their hauls had been stored and distributed to supply the rest of the town, and thus the men were happy to celebrate like they normally would. "Drinks 're on me booooys." One of the more bearded and gruff men stated as the rest all cheered, Enrick of course simply grinned as they conversed with one another.

"Ey, Rick. Tink yer chummy boyfriend's comin'." Another murmured as he felt a elbow nudge him at the side, which drew Enrick's attention first to the fisherman that mentioned it. When he followed the direction of the stare and saw Nalin down at the end of the dock, he scoffed and meagerly gave a rough punch on the man's shoulder.

"Piss off barnacle breath." He reciprocated as a few laughed at the tease, while Enrick's eyes turned from violet to silver hues shortly after. "Oi'm gonna see what's up mates, Oi'll catch up wit' ya later."

"Oh sure, roi after ye git done flirtin' with him."

"Hey, don't overlook those kissy faces he makes ya this time."

"Soooood off!" He reciprocated with a slightly wide smile at them, an offensive gesture waved to them as he walked away from the group. Nalin seemed to be heavily reliant on Lavender for some reason, as she seemed to tug him along while he meekly followed behind her. Why? His eyebrows furrowed some while silver eyes narrowed on the man, his pace lessened some when his mind began to wonder what could be wrong. Did the man hurt himself somehow? "Nalin?" He called out as they slowly approached his position, which he then closed the distance between them curiously.

"Sur... prised t' see ya here mate," He gestured a friendly if not confused wave to the two, "caught me at a good time too really." It was then he realized Nalin seemed to be sweating a lot actually, as though he were sickly or perhaps hurt in some way. That's when the silver hues of his eyes transitioned to a cerulean color, "Are y' doin' okay??" He proceeded to ask with a bit of concern.
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Postby Nalin Marit » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:34 am

Ashan 10th 714

"Common" "Common Sign" "Scalveen"



Lavender looked up at Enrick, even the look in her eyes could have told him something was wrong as she pushed Nalin closer to him. "Woah there Lavender, haha.." He laughed softly, slowly standing on his own as he looked over to Enrick with as good of a smile as he could give him. It was a service smile. One someone wore when they were pretending everything is okay.

"Hi Enrick. Ah... Yeah... Came lookin.. need talk." He blinked and rubbed the back of his neck and then jumped when Enrick asked him if he was okay. His eyes swimming with unsureness on how to answer that question. He just gave another smile, "Had sick past trials. Better n...oooooowww" He turned around and glared at Lavender who'd just elbowed him in the side, really hard.

Nalin frowned at her. She signed at him angrily. "Don't you feed him niceties when you came here to tell him the bad news. You consider him a friend? Don't you dare try to butter this up. Enrick's a big boy. He can handle it." She shoved him by the shoulder.

Nalin laughed weakly and shook his head and signed back. "Can't just tell him here."

"Oh yes you can!"

Lavender just glared at him holding her hands out to Enrick as if she was trying to tell him to just go ahead and tell Enrick what was up. Nalin shook his head and looked at Enrick and sighs. "Can... talk on your ship?" Nalin's request seemed to be weighted with what was on Nalin's mind. And it was obvious by Lavender's stomp that she was impatient and wished that she could tell Enrick herself. She looked like she'd been crying too, her eyes puffy and red. Whatever it was that they had to tell them, it most likely wasn't good.
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Postby Enrick » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:14 am

He held a vacant but weak smile to the two now that he stood in their presence, his eyes an arrangement of silver and bronze slivers in his cerulean hues. It seemed the man had been sick for the past few trials which, in retrospect, wasn't usually like the man to say the least. As far back he could remember in their friendship, Nalin's 'sick' trials were never as harsh as whatever struck him recently. Nevertheless Enrick didn't question him, at least not initially, when Nalin tried to hide the gravity of seriousness.

Yet even then there was one who's attitude never changed, and she made it quite clear that something was very wrong. First she elbowed her older brother and, in time, wound up fallen in argumentative gesture with him right afterwards. The fisherman could only watch what unfolded before him, still unsure of what was going on at this point. He'd been around the two long enough to slightly understand a few of their signs, but even then the conversation between them proved far to fast to keep up with. "Oookaay," He quietly thought to himself eyes a full bronze, "so clearly Lav's signin' frantically... Some o' it seems pretty serious too. So what did Oi do?"

Enrick honestly wasn't sure when he thought about it. Could it have been a bad batch of lobster or sea food he sent them? He'd sometimes chip anything extra their way, just to help them out with food in case times were tough for them. It didn't couldn't have been though as... he hadn't really hauled a decent shipment in to provide such a care package, so maybe it was the fact he'd probably been slacking and they needed more? No. That wasn't it either. "Fek woman," He quietly bit his lower lip, "certainly not known fer niceties fer sure." He'd thought in observation when she relentlessly nudged Nalin forward.

Finally the silence brokered and Nalin had asked if they could talk on his ship, a request not so unusual given that they were generally welcomed guests. "Sure." He told them with a look past the two down a certain dock they'd passed. "Just down t'is way... here." With the addition of the word he buckled his knees and grabbed Nalin by an arm, determined to help the man out as they would walk towards his sloop just down the dock. With The Windrunner quickly in sight Enrick made sure Nalin was the first to step onto the boat, his own feet second to follow once his friend was safely aboard. With hand held to Lavender he also offered to help her onto the sloop if she opted to, beyond that he proceeded to scoot a empty crate on deck closer to them. Something for Nalin to sit on while they were there really.

Once the two were situated and comfortable Enrick would lean into the mast of his ship, somewhat comfortable himself as he waited to hear what the big news was.
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Postby Nalin Marit » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:03 am

Ashan 10th 714

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Nalin, who would have normally been the one to grab and lead Enrick was surprised when Enrick actually grabbed him. After all this time, he'd kind of taken the man as one that wasn't much for the touchy feely parts of relationships. Which had been just fine with him.

Lavender followed them, giving Nalin looks the entire way, but Nalin just ignored them as they followed their friends lead. Nalin let Enrick help him onto the boat, and Lavender, probably to Enrick's surprise also let him help her onto the boat, even giving him a smile. The siblings sat together, though oddly, there was a whole scene that Lavender seemed to make sure that she was on his right side and not his left side.

Nalin sighed and looked up to Enrick with a small smile. But slowly it faded as the silence just sat there. Lavender kept elbowing him motioning at Enrick. He groaned after about the tenth time she did it.

"FINE!" He sighed and looked down. "Enrick.." Slowly he looked back up. "We have.. " Lavender elbowed him. "I... I have bad news.." He took a few slow and deep breaths before looking to him. "Have.... fatal illness."

Lavender just sat there, not looking up at Enrick, laying her head on her brother's shoulder and taking his hand and squeezing it. "There no... tell when take me.. No way know." His voice shook and he looked down at the planks. This was.. quite unusual for one that was so adamant normally about making eye contact. "Had... to tell you.. Have questions... can ask.. try to answer best can.." Squeezing his sisters hand, maybe a little too hard he just sat there, looking hopeless. One word that didn't seem to describe Nalin up until just this moment.
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