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The Failings of Time

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146 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:55 pm

I wake easily, his hand on my side coaxing me conscious before he ever has a chance to jostle me lightly. I blink through the dreariness of the light sleep I did manage as I twist to sit up, looking between the tray of food and Lavellan as I nod. 

"Hmm, thank you." I say groggily, adjusting myself to sit at the head of the bed as I adjust the blankets over my front.

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147 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:57 pm

"I believe you have something of mine," I say as I hold the box out toward her, the lid resting open for her to put the lock of hair back.

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148 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:02 pm

Confusion settles on my features as I look at the box before nodding my understanding, still in the process of waking up as I hold a hand up to offer him the still-pristine lock of hair.

"Don't let it go to your head," I remark, a mild tone of teasing in my voice as I drop the hair into the box and sink back against the headboard, "I fell asleep trying something."

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149 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:04 pm

"And how did that go?" I ask with a slight smirk as I close the box and put it on the table as I take a seat on the other bed.

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150 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:05 pm

"I d'know," I shrug, leaning over to peer at the food he brought. "I fell asleep."

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151 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:07 pm

"Slacker," I scoff as I settle back against the headboard. As she begins digging into her breakfast, my hand goes to my pocket to pull out the bee I'd recovered. I don't say anything as I turn it over in my hand, admiring the delicate clockworks Marnin had put together to create the tiny insect.

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152 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:25 pm

"Call me a slacker all you want," I remark, pulling my plate into my lap as I pinch up the pieces of meat to fit into my biscuit, "I'm probably sleeping in the van, too. I'm still exhausted."

With a mouthful of food, I glance over at Lavellan and hum cheerfully, pointing at him as I try to talk around my food. "Izat my bee!?"

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153 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:28 pm

I raise an eyebrow at her attempt at communicating with her mouth full, my head immediately shaking in disapproval.

"You dropped it by the door to the inn," I say as I hold the bee out toward her. "The bartender had it, thanks to a Guardian turning it in."

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154 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:35 pm

"Oh, fuck," I frown as I swallow, reaching out to take the bee from him - careful not to touch his skin - so I can inspect it as I sit back. It looks unmarred, something that brings a sigh of relief as i look up at him. 

"Thank you."

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155 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:37 pm

"It might be wise to keep it under lock and key," I frown slightly. "Something like that could easily be traced back to Skycrest."

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156 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:54 pm

"Well, I don't have lock and key," I sigh, shifting the plate in my lap so I can tuck the bee into the pocket of my pants. "I have a pocket."

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157 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:59 pm

"Then keep a hand on it," I chide as I get up to steal a piece of bacon from her plate. "We should head out soon," I add, abandoning the subject of Marnin or his bee. "Eat up and get dressed. I'll get everything together."

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158 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:07 am

"My stuff is together," I say as I watch him with narrowed eyes, "And I am dressed.

"I didn't know if you'd come back with a bug up your ass, so I got my things together last night just in case you decided to leave."

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159 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:11 am

"Well, that's all well and good, but I still have to get my stuff together," I respond crossly as I look back at her in annoyance. "It's a little difficult for me to leave with half my shit still scattered around the room, don't you think?"

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160 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:12 am

"Then you should've packed it last night." I shrug, returning to my plate as I settle comfortably into the bed.

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161 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:19 am

"I was a little busy finding your fucking bee, wasn't I?" I ask harshly as I start shoving my things into my bag. "And then, rather than sleeping in a comfortable bed like I wanted to, I got to spend the night making us look as inconspicuous as possible, just in case someone saw you and we had to brush off any suspicion they might have cast on us. I now know the names of seventeen grandchildren and the lineage of a fucking bartender from a long line of bartenders and drunks. I've spoken to two Guardians, three charges, and fucking prayed to a God I denounced over a century ago because apparently Guardians go through a morning prayer ritual that I didn't know about until I was being dragged to a chapel by other Guardians.

"So yeah," I snap as I glower back at her. "My bag is still unpacked."

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162 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:33 am

His outburst sits oddly with me, though an emotional response isn't necessarily what springs to mind. Instead, I continue eating for a moment before I glance up at him. 

"Is it still worth it, then?" I ask, "Being here?"

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163 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:40 am

"Yes," I practically grind out, my teeth still clamped together as I zip my bag up angrily. Sighing heavily, I sink onto the end of my bed and let my head rest in my hands.

"Just-," I start, my voice sticking in my throat before I continue roughly. "Finish eating. I'd like to leave before my new friends decide they should join us on our trip 'back' to the capital."

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164 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:50 am

"I'm done." I respond simply, moving to set the plate on the side table as I shove the blankets off and slide to the edge of the bed.

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165 Re: The Failings of Time on Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:08 am

"Let's go then," I sigh as I drag my hands back through my hair before getting up to put my gloves on. "I want to get to the next town before sundown."

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