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151Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 21:26

"What did you expect me to sound like?" I ask with a grin, uncurling my legs as I lean forward to glance towards the front of the van, hoping to spot a mirror.

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152Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 21:34

"I don't know," I admit with a laugh as I pull the pan from the hotplate so I can turn the heat off and start dividing it out between two plates. "More like the collar, I guess? I knew you were Pallhagian, but I suppose I got used to not hearing your accent, so I just... forgot."

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153Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 21:50

Still grinning, I crawl back up to the front of the van, pulling down the visors to find nothing but aged cloth before turning my attention on the rearview mirror. I carefully pull it to face me, my breath hitching as I see my reflection for the first time since Fergus had his way with my face. 

I'm still scarred, as Lavellan had said, but they are nothing compared to what's returned. My jaw is even, my cheekbones symmetical, and my cheek filled out. I'd been running my tongue over the teeth in my mouth so incessantly they'd stopped making sense, but they're real. My fingers move across my face as I inhale sharply, tears welling in my eyes as I smile contently.

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154Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 21:54

I leave Ljuba to stare at her reflection for a moment, my gaze getting stuck on her again as I cut through my food and begin eating hungrily. Realizing I'm staring again, I pull my attention away to focus on my meal, pausing to take a drink of the powdered orange drink I'd stirred into my glass.

"Your food is going to get cold," I say after a moment, pointedly keeping my eyes fixed on my plate.

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155Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 21:57

"Sorry," I say quickly, doing a haphazard job readjusting the mirror before returning to the back of the van. I settle into a spot near my plate, running my arms through those of the oversized coat (not unlike a snuggie) before pulling the plate into my lap, popping a bite into my mouth.

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156Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 22:00

“Dali ste zadovolni??” I ask, smiling slightly as I notice the way she continues to touch her face, taking care to chew on the newly healed side.

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157Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 22:03

"Dosta." I smile in response, content at my ability to speak the language as I offer him a toothy grin.

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158Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 22:07

"I am sorry he tried to take advantage of you," I say more solemnly, my brow pinching as I frown and look her over as though I might see some kind of mark from his abuse. "Fergus has always been a little - disturbed, for lack of a better word."

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159Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:09

Shrugging vaguely, I focus on the meal in my lap.

"About that," I frown, glancing up at him as I drag my thumb across my lip to wipe away any drool - a habit that won't likely break any time soon. "When I grabbed him, I saw you."

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160Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:12

I can feel my body stiffen at that, my jaw clenching for a moment as my pulse quickens. It takes me a moment to regain my composure as I poke at my plate. I see him frequently. She could have seen a lot of things.

"Oh?" I inquire, offering no emotion or reaction outside of that as I take another bite of my breakfast.

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161Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:32

"Hmm," I nod, setting my plate on the floor as I take the cup of orange concoction he'd fixed me. I can't gauge his reaction to the mention of seeing him, and I can't tell if pressing it is worth the risk of his shutting it down as I take a drink. 

"I couldn't understand you, though," I start, "You looked much younger."

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162Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:39

“Were we in his house?” I ask evenly as I take a sip of my own drink and look her over carefully.
“A bar, a train, a field..? I have known him a long time.”

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163Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:41

"You were in chains," I say softly, looking up at him through my lashes as I try to avoid staring.

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164Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:44

"Ah," I respond flatly as I move my food around on my plate before taking another bite and sighing. "Well, that does narrow it down a bit, doesn't it?"

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165Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:48

"It's none of my business," I respond simply, setting my drink down. "It just seemed private - It didn't feel right keeping that to myself."

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166Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:55

"Mmm," I hum my appreciation for her honestly as I continue to stare at her tiredly while I eat. "Despite what you saw, despite what he did to you," I frown as I put my fork down hesitantly. "Fergus was - is - a dear friend. He's risked his life and his freedom time and time again to see that I get to keep mine. And given my own sins, I can hardly judge him for his. He and I... we do what we must to survive. There is nothing to forgive between us."

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167Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:56

"Then I'm glad we left him breathing." I say earnestly, meeting his gaze.

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168Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Fri 27 Jan 2017 - 23:59

My brow twitches with the grief I'd managed to escape as I nod. "Me, too," I admit before sighing heavily as I finish off my drink and pop another bite into my mouth. "How do you feel about driving? Or would you prefer to nap back here while I get a few hours of shut-eye?"

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169Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Sat 28 Jan 2017 - 0:01

"I'll just sit back here," I respond with a bit of a grin, blushing as I return to picking at my food. Eating with my hands - another habit hard to break. 

"I don't quite know how to drive, so it's probably best this way."

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170Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Sat 28 Jan 2017 - 0:03

"Oh, lord," I groan, shaking my head at her with a laugh as I finish off my food and grab a rag to wipe the plate down. "We'll have to fix that. You can't be a proper fugitive until you know how to drive a van through quick sand and blizzards like your life depends on it."

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171Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Sat 28 Jan 2017 - 0:06

I laugh as I push my plate away, content to save the rest for later, before finishing what's in my glass and crawling over to the empty makeshift bed. 

"What about horses, though? I can ride a horse really well. I used to compete when I was younger."

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172Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Sat 28 Jan 2017 - 0:13

"Did you?" I ask with a crooked smile as I grab the jar of salve by my bag to begin working it into my hands and arms and any other bit of exposed skin I can reach. "I've never ridden one before. Been in plenty of carriages, though."

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173Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Sat 28 Jan 2017 - 0:19

"You've never ridden a horse?" I respond, the tone of our exchange growing a bit more jovial as I stretch out on the bedding and drape the coat over my front before propping myself up to look over at him. "It's so much more fun than being in a carriage. You can feel the animal below you, sensing you. Spend enough time with the same one, and it's effortless.

"And exhilarating." I add with a broad smile, my gaze falling to his hands curiously before I twist onto my back to stare at the ceiling. "I hadn't thought of that in years."

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174Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Sat 28 Jan 2017 - 0:24

"Perhaps you can teach me once we've found a place to settle for a few days," I smile as I put the cap back on the jar. Tucking it back in my bag, I pull out a small clock and wind it carefully before setting two different alarms on it - one for a few hours from now, and another for a few hours after that.

"Speaking of effortless," I say as I roll onto my side and pull the blanket up over my shoulder as I look at Ljuba curiously. "How is your magic coming? You said you touched Fergus, and saw me. Was it difficult?"

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175Bright Lights - Page 7 Empty Re: Bright Lights on Sat 28 Jan 2017 - 0:31

"Hmm," I shrug, turning my head to glance towards him as I scrunch my nose. "I mean, that was never the hard part, really. Just a little intent with a weak enough person, and I could do it... Like with that man-" I say, trailing off a little as I turn back to the ceiling. 

"The chants for that are rather basic, but as for the others... I'm not sure. What I did for Fergus was something relatively simple, but effective. It's not exactly on the same level as what I used to do."

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