Joy is when we say hello
We breathe the air another breathes
We wrap our arms, for as we go
We are one in everything
Happiness is the way we walk
The road together where’er it leads
We laugh at night, by day we talk
And always care for the other’s needs
Friendship is how we live our lives
We’ve known each other since we were small
Complementary as cream and chives
And love each other best of all
Rather than do something productive and useful with today’s break time, I worked on documenting the teams in Kingdoms and Thorn here: http://continuity.lianamir.com/
That said, I did actually write a snippet of fic that’s been bouncing in my head for two days. It just doesn’t belong to anything I’ve been trying to finish or the two longer stories also bouncing in my head with the same characters.
If they didn’t arrive three at a time, I might get fiction written faster, you know. :headdesk:
Ice Queen made it out injured, but it wasn’t injury keeping her awake.
On the other other side of the bedroom, Wolf breathed steadily, as though she slept, as though today weighed nothing.
Ice Queen rolled over and stared at the wall, into flames crackling beneath the cries of her mare, village burning because her raiders invaded and she couldn’t break cover.
She shuddered, scrambled abruptly out of bed, and crawled in beside Wolf, who blinked groggily but didn’t stop her.
It felt better to be held snugly, as though she were still innocent, unaware of what she could do.
“Would you do it differently? Any of it, knowing everything we do now.”
Arc turned her head slightly, still not quite looking at Ice Queen, fingers delicately not quite holding the jar of tea in her hand.
Ice Queen didn’t really look over either, didn’t break her staring contest with whatever new nightmares had lodged in her memories from today. They were still girls, children to an unwitting observer. They were weapons and there were so many things to regret.
“If the consequences were the same,” Ice Queen finally said, softly, the tip of her mouth tightening in disgust, “no.”