Mantis [Ruki and Shrub]
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07-19-2012, 04:54 PM
Winds of Change
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Victoria, Canada
Re: Mantis [Ruki and Shrub]
Meesha was surprised by Roxy's outburst, and gently patted her head. She returned Roxy's hug, trying to transfer a sense of comfort and security.
"I'm sorry..." Meesha said softly, her guilt now overwhelming. If she had just stuck by Roxy, this would never have happened. She felt someone come up from behind them, and titled her head to see who it was.
Athena stood behind them, the look of anger in her face dissipated. Meesha looked back at her, her eyes sad and tired.
"Let's get back to the room, and we can discuss what happened tomorrow," Athena suggested, her voice tense and sorrowful. Meesha nodded and gently withdrew her embrace, motioning for Roxy to follow the group. In that moment, Aphrodite turned the corner and saw Roxy. Meesha swore she could hear the goddess's heart breaking.
"Oh, Roxy!" she cried, bursting into tears of her own. She ran forward and gave Roxy a sweeping hug, holding her close as they sobbed together. Meesha and Athena stood next to each other, their faces stony and silent. Perhaps, Meesha thought, Aphrodite could embody love in more ways than one.
Soon, the party found themselves back in their room. No one really talked, as they were all exhausted: Athena from her duel, Meesha from being target practice, and Aphrodite and Roxy were exhausted emotionally. They sauntered into the room, and collapsed into sleep. The bed wasn't big enough for all of them, so Meesha elected to sleep on the floor, curled up in her woolen blanket.
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